Farm holidays are growing in popularity with families

Farm holidays are growing in popularity with families

Mill Farm Glamping, Devizes, Wiltshire

This fab tented camp is set on a working organic farm and features a comfortable living and dining area with wood fire stove for chilly evenings. And you won’t need to go without home comforts – there’s a flushing toilet and piping hot shower.

Guests can collect eggs from the farm chickens, enjoy farm tours, donkey rides and climbing straw bales, and help feed the chickens, ducks and rabbits. There’s also clay pigeon shooting for older guests. Enjoy spectacular views to in the nearby river and woods, and a picturesque walk to the local pub.

Sleeps up to six (three bedrooms), £550 per week during October half-term, for more information or to book click here

Holwell Farm Cottages, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Dartmoor, Devon

There are two cottages in the grounds of this early 10th century model farm, features include original granite coin stones, open-plan layouts, log fires and lovely private gardens with seating to enjoy the views.

There’s plenty to get involved with, such as feeding the farm animals including Dartmoor ponies, saddleback pigs and South Devon cows, and learning how to make sausages at the farm's own butchery. Further afield you can enjoy walks, bike rides and horse-riding.

Holwell Farm Cottages, sleeps up to six (three bedrooms), £1,300 per week during October half-term, for more information or to book click here

Saddle Tor Cottage, sleeps up to eight (four bedrooms), £1,500 per week during October half-term, for more information or to book click here 

Merico, Corfino, Villa Collemandina, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy

Located in the mountain resort village of Corfino, this lovely farmhouse has spectacular views, a terrace, a garden with wood oven and a BBQ and a large pool. It’s set on a traditional organic farm with sheep, goats and horses.

Owner Natalina, a shepherdess, lives in another house on the farm and can supply guests with a range of organic food including salami, cheeses, vegetables, eggs and poultry. The village of Corfino is on the edge of the beautiful National Park of the Oricciella with many paths and nature trails.

Sleeps up to six (three bedrooms), £695 per week during October half-term, for more information or to book click here

Ty Hir, Penderyn, Rhondda Merthyr Tydil, South Wales

This charming old stone farmhouse features bright interiors, oak beams and vaulted ceilings, while outside there’s a private garden with BBQ. Ty Hir is located on a working farm with sheep and poultry where traditional methods of hill farming are still carried and you might witness interesting practices like the sheep being gathered by farmers on horseback.

There’s wonderful walking straight from the farmhouse onto the Brecon Beacons and the open hillside, there are two pubs within walking distance and there’s also good road access to other areas including the Welsh Valleys and the Gower Coast.

Sleeps up to seven (three bedrooms), £375 per week during October half-term, for more information or to book click here

Qunita Azenha, Aldeia das Almoreiras, Ourique, Alentejo, Portgual

Comfy log cabin set on a small free-range farm with pigs, chickens, guinea fowl and ducks. Free range organic eggs can be bought for a small charge, and guests are welcome to help themselves to various vegetables grown on the farm. There’s also an outdoor swimming pool which guests are free to use whenever they wish.

This lovely farm is set on a small hill in the peaceful and unspoilt rural area of Alentejo, of which there are great views from the cabin. You can explore this lovely region on foot or by car, and there several large fishing lakes to enjoy nearby too.

Sleeps up to four (two bedrooms), £165 per week during October half-term, for more information or to book click here

Overbrook Barn, Flash, Buxton, Peak District

This delightful converted barn has already been booked for October half-term but we just had to include it here as it’s so lovely inside and out and might be worth booking for spring half-term instead.

It’s set in the grounds of an 18th century farm which breeds alpacas on the edge of the village of Flash, in a quiet valley of the Peak District National Park. Guests are welcome to walk among the friendly alpacas, there are also sheep, pigs, chickens, and ducks, and guests can buy home-produced meat, eggs and vegetables.

Sleeps up to eight (four bedrooms), from £650 per week, for more information or to book click here

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