If you are looking for a different type of holiday that everyone can enjoy, a farm or cottage holiday is the answer. There really is nothing quite like it.

It is a way to enjoy the fresh air and countryside. On a farm holiday, you get a real taste of a different life. The pace of life in the countryside is different. It is less frenetic than city life and very relaxing. However, that does not mean that there is not plenty to do and see.

Many of the UK’s best attractions are based in the countryside. You can decide, as a family, what sites you would like to see or what attractions you would like to visit and find a farm cottage within easy driving distance of them. Farm cottages are a great base from which to explore.

Modern Farm Cottage Holidays

Modern cottages come with all the mod cons you would expect. There are flat screen TVs, Wi-fi and all of the comforts of home in most cottages. The majority of owners provide everything you need, including bedding. Some cottages even have spa baths or pools.

Most farmers, who rent out cottages on their land, have other activities available on their farm. In the UK, most farmers have diversified, so you will find working farms with golf courses, adventure playgrounds, stables and petting farms. Every farm offers something unique and different, so if your family is keen on riding all you need to do is to look for a cottage with those facilities nearby.

Choosing a Cottage

The internet is the best place to find a cottage. You can take a look in advance at the cottage. If there are no photos, it is best not to book those cottages.

It is important to bear everyone’s needs in mind when booking a farm and cottage holiday. For example, you have to choose somewhere that is close enough to pubs or restaurants if you enjoy eating out. Think about transport, some cottages are on bus routes, but with most, you will need a car. Relying on taxis is OK if you do not plan to go out much, but that option is not for everyone.

To find out more about farm and cottage holidays visit the Gladwins Farm website. We have several beautiful cottages on our books, so you are bound to find the perfect one for you.