The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
Looking for somewhere different for this year's holiday,
with lots of fun and fresh air guaranteed? Our working farm
cottages might be the answer, found in delightful rural areas of
the UK and Ireland.
Picture the scene for a moment. Today you're at the office,
in-tray piled high and post-it note reminders all around. Or
you're busy ferrying the children back and to from school, then
on to brownies and football. Weekdays blur into one and, come the
weekend, you've just two days to try and do that whole quality
family time thing.
So imagine a whole week or two together, where alarm clocks are
feathered and classmates rather furry. Simply pack casual clothing
and a pair of wellies and you're ready to go!
Many working farm cottages are on dairy or sheep farms, so
expect to get your hands dirty and help with chores - milking cows,
bottle-feeding lambs, collecting eggs, mucking out stables and
more. Other cottages are on arable farms, where you may help with
harvesting e.g. fruit picking.
This 'good life' promises a firsthand view of the
farming world and a truly rewarding experience. Surely reason
enough to consider a working farm cottage for your next holiday!
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The Garden Apartment | Bossiney near Tintagel | Cornwall
One of our Cornwall cottages in a small village half a mile from Tintagel. Great sea views. Open plan living. Superb surfing nearby. Wadebridge 12 miles.
The Cottage - Coombe Farm House | St Neot near Liskeard | Cornwall
A charming semi-detached stone cottage in beautiful grounds. With woodburner, sunny patio garden overlooking farm meadows. Cornish coast short drive away. Liskeard 6.5 miles.
The Round House | Bossiney near Tintagel | Cornwall
One of our lovely, stone built Tintagel cottages. On the owner’s smallholding, sea views from garden, short walk to the beach. Camelford 6 miles.