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.
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.
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!
Self catering open plan accommodation. Peaceful rural setting, sounds of nature. 3 spacious barn conversions, unique, high standard. On farm, AONB. 15 mins Jurassic Coast.Sleeps 6/4 or 2 Comfortable.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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
Stunning location on the North Devon Coast. Award winning luxury cottages that can accommodate 2-6 people in a beautifully restored Barn and Cottage. We offer cosy bolt holes for couples and families.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barn conversion, 2 ensuite bedrooms or thatched 2 bedroom cottage in heart of the unspoilt Mid Devon countryside. Lots of walks, pubs, relax & unwind on this family farm. Covid-19 safe guidelines.
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.
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.
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
A cream tea greets your arrival at Forda. We are a working farm with sheep, beef, 6 cats and 3 sheepdogs. Close to the Devon and Cornwall border, we are in the perfect place to explore both counties.
A relaxed but luxurious place to stay, right on the beautiful East Devon Way and close to the glorious Jurassic Coast.
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.
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.
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
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.
A warm friendly welcome awaits you at our traditional beef, sheep, dairy farm close to the Devon/Cornwall border. The delightful cottage in a quiet rural location but easily accessible from the A30. L
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.
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.
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.