Do you want to take a break to a working farm, and spend some time getting to grips with the rural lifestyle firsthand? Perhaps you want to experience the simple pleasure of getting up and heading out to get your wellies muddy, meeting the animals and watching the world go by from a tractor and trailer. For those of us who want a more personal holiday experience, and want to take in some of the rural culture that puts Devon on the map, then a holiday to a working farm is the ideal destination.
Our farm stay breaks are the perfect destination to help you get to grips with farming life. We work directly with hosts who are committed to not only give you a glimpse of the farming day-to-day but help you do it in style and comfort, so you can have all the benefits of a farm stay without giving up the creature comforts that give you the relaxation you want from a holiday. Browse below to find a selection of Devon’s best farm stay destinations.
Peaceful, sunny setting, only sounds of nature. 3 spacious, barn conversions, each unique, very high standard. On livestock farm, AONB, Blackdown Hills. 15 mins drive to Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis
Smallicombe Farm is set in an idyllic location of 70 acres of pasture and ancient woodland and offers excellent self-catering holiday cottage accommodation on a real working farm in Devon.
Stunning Manor & charming Country Cottages, on the edge of Dartmoor. Sleeps 2- 24 ideal for families of all ages/sizes. Play area/barn, wifi, woodfires, animal feeding, acres of space, farmshop+ pub.
Relax in our heated swimming pool and slip into the tranquillity of rural life. Spacious comfortable cottage with indoor and outdoor play areas. Quiet but accessible location for Exeter and the M5.
Escape to this beautiful, award winning Medieval Longhouse (beams & log fires) tucked away on a Jacob sheep farm on Tarka Trail near Exmoor, with walks from the doorstep, quality en-suite rooms & WiFi
Idyllic setting in the Exmoor foothills. Traditional 300 acre family farm. Cottages furnished and equipped to a high standard, offering rural charm, cosy woodburners (free logs), enclosed gardens.
A family run mixed farm, just 4 miles from Lyme Regis, famous for fossil hunting the market town of Axminster, and the Jurrasic coast centre at Seaton. Just 3 miles from River Cottage HQ
Four comfortable fully equipped cottages. Peaceful setting in beautiful South Hams valley on historic 80-acre working sheep farm. Ideal location for a relaxing holiday
Escape and enjoy the pleasures of the countryside. Delightful cottages nestled on a farm. Friendly animals, ride the pony. Watch the cows milked. Sandy beaches Woolacombe & Croyde. Walk to local pub.
Spoil yourself with scrumptious breakfasts including our own award-winning rare breed pork sausages and bacon. Try a Smallicombe Trifle! Traditional farmhouse hospitality in an idyllic rural setting.
Spacious 4* cottages set in unspoilt countryside overlooking the sea - minutes from the golden sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton & Croyde and a short walk from Lee Bay and the Grampus village pub.
Five spacious real log cabins, beautiful views across Exmoor, fully equipped kitchen, central heating with log burner, safe enclosed garden. Working dairy farm with sheep, pigs and poultry.
Traditional single storey cottage on a small farm with calves, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese and ponies. The 2 bedroom cottage boasts a wonderful inglenook fireplace complete with logburner. A Gem!
Delightful cottages on working Dairy farm, explore the area for fantastic coastline, wonderful moorland, visitor attractions, local foods and many family events. Children love the calf feeding.
Secluded 2 bedroom cottage surrounded by countryside with outstanding views over Exmoor. Abundant wildlife. Farm trail. Close to the coast. Garden, play area. Woodburner. Dogs welcomed. Short breaks
Close to Jurassic coast in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Orchard Meadow - individual cottage peacefully situated on a working farm. Large open living space, 3 bedrooms [1 grnd fl) 3 bathrooms
A working farm bordered by the River Tale which captures the magic of the countryside - sheep, cattle, free range chickens and working sheep dogs. An idyllic setting with excellent facilities.
A relaxed but luxurious place to stay, right on the beautiful East Devon Way and close to the glorious Jurassic Coast.
Stunning location on the North Devon Coast. Award winning luxury cottages that can accommodate 2-8 people in a beautifully restored Barn and Cottage. We offer cosy bolt holes to large family cottages.
A cream tea greets your arrival at Forda. We are a working farm with sheep, beef, 3 cats and 3 sheepdogs. Close to the Devon and Cornwall border, we are in the perfect place to explore both counties.
Set in the East Devon hills close to the Jurrasic Coast, we welcome guests to our working dairy farm. Our cottages have large living areas, underfloor heating, woodburners, well equipped kitchens.
6 cosy cottages in a great place to relax. Explore North Devon's beaches and more. Close to Arlington Court, Marwood Hill Gardens & RHS Rosemoor. Small family run farm in fifteen acres. Dogs welcome.
Woodland Barton is a working farm set in the beautiful South Hams Countryside yet close to the A38. Ideal for visiting Dartmoor, the South Devon Coast, NT properties and the historic town of Totnes.
Dating back to the 1600's 'Beech House' with its slate floors and inglenooks is the perfect destination for family holidays, get to-gethers and all those special celebrations.
Glamping is camping made easy! Warm, cosy and perfect for a weekend away, these log pods offer stunning views of the countryside, peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
A double ensuite bedroom leading from a wooden staircase awaits you in a rural setting on a working farm. Peaceful and private with own entrance and private sitting room.
Thatched 2 Bedroom cottage, 1 dog welcome or 2 family Bedroom ensuite Barn conversion in heart of the unspoilt Mid Devon countryside. Lots of walks, pubs, relax & unwind on this friendly family farm.
Relax in the spacious, well-equipped wing of our 500 year old farmhouse. Our family run working farm is set in beautiful countryside but only minutes from many amazing attractions, beaches and moors.
Peace, comfort and a warm welcome where we offer the little extras that attract guests back time and time again. 2 miles from Sidmouth seafront. Lovely coastal walks and views from the farm.
Historic farmhouse accommodation at Canonteign in the Teign Valley on Dartmoor. Rooms offer all modern conveniences. Ideal location, close to A38 and local Devon attractions.
venn farm cottages 4 self catering cottages, short breaks, full weeks dog friendly, animal feeding sheep chicken and alpacas.horse riding locally, cycling, walking,great family days out.beaches exmoor
In the heart of glorious Devon, fringe of Dartmoor, beautiful panoramic view of the National Park. Two idyllic country cottages, unique quiet & peaceful location, on the Tarka Trial & Cycleway 27
Friendly accommodation overlooking Exe Valley, convenient for exploring secretive & romantic Exmoor and only a short drive from dramatic coastlines. Enjoy country pursuits and leisurely cream teas.
Wake up to a view of rolling Devon countryside, a scrumptious breakfast and the sound of Shire horses going out to work on a traditional working farm. Biddacott�s medieval farmhouse provides log fires
Country fare at its best in peaceful surroundings on our traditional farm near Exmoor. Comfortable old stone farmhouse nicely secluded but readily accessible. Hearty meals using homegrown meat & veg
On Dartmoor three traditional barn conversions. See our rare breed sheep, goats, hens, ponies, vegetable garden & green energy sources. Fantastic views. Wonderful base for exploring Devon & Cornwall.
Camping – Escape, away from it all, to this beautiful farm, with woodland, pasture and a pond where you can camp exclusively on your own enjoying total solitude & escapism
Working Farm Holiday Devon
As food and food production becomes more important to the public consciousness, understanding where food comes from and why is becoming more and more important. Heading out on a working farm holiday can be the perfect way to not only have a comfortable, relaxing break but also to see first hand how your food gets from gate to plate.