Festive Farmyard Getaways with Christmas and New Year Availability

02/12/2015
With the end of the year fast approaching, the countdown to Christmas has officially begun- but it’s not too late to book that perfect festive escape.  Farm Stay UK has unveiled a host of festive farmyard getaways with remaining availability over the busy Christmas and New Year period; ideal for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle in favour of a relaxing break in the Great British countryside.

From romantic getaways and cosy cottage breaks over Christmas, to family friendly holidays and stylish chalet-esque escapes over the New Year, Farm Stay UK boasts a variety of great accommodation with remaining availability to suit all tastes and budgets.  Prices start from £550 for 7 nights in Cornwall over Christmas, based on 2 sharing on a self catering basis.  Highlights are below, with more information available on our Late Deals page.

Available Christmas Accommodation

Rural Romance for Two - Bokiddick Farm Cottages, Bodmin, Cornwall

Set amidst rolling fields and working farmland in central Cornwall, Bokiddick Farm Cottages provide the ideal bolthole for couples looking to escape the busy Christmas period and relax in a tranquil, rural setting. Church Meadow Barn has been renovated with attention to detail, combining period features (from oak beams to granite alcoves) with plenty of creature comforts including underfloor heating, a modern kitchen and a 6ft super king sized bed. After indulging on local goodies found in the complimentary breakfast hamper, take a tour of the 180 acre dairy farm, hire bikes and cycle the Camel or Clay trails through crisp woodland or simply cosy up by the fire and enjoy Christmas films. Plus, the towns of Padstow and Port Isaac are a just short drive away.

7 nights (22-29 December 15) available from £550 (£275pp) based on 2 sharing Church Meadow Barn on a self-catering basis.

Bokiddick Farm

Cosy Cottages and Farmyard Trails - Great Prawls Farm Holiday Cottages, Tenterden, Kent

Surrounded by orchards, vineyards and hop gardens on the border of East Sussex and Kent, Great Prawls Farm provides the ideal setting for families looking to spend a relaxing Christmas away from home in the Great British countryside. Meadow Cottage combines cosy interiors (traditional décor, exposed brickwork and crackling fires) with sweeping views and miles of farmyard trails on the doorstep. Unwrap presents in front of a roaring fire and enjoy a Christmas feast around the large dining table before wrapping up warm and exploring the surrounding woodland trails, taking a tour of the farm or travelling just 15 minutes to the coast for an energising cliff top walk. Plus, the town of Tenterden is nearby for last minute present-buying and cafes full of character.

7 nights (21-28 December 15) priced from £625 (£125pp) based on 5 sharing Meadow Cottage on a self-catering basis.

Great Prawls Farm
Spacious Country Cottages for Large Families - Cranmer Country Cottages, Fakenham, Norfolk

Hidden within 170 acres of sweeping farmland and gardens near to north Norfolk’s coastline lie a cluster of country-chic cottages; ideal for large families looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of Christmas and relax amongst rolling hills and peaceful countryside. With high vaulted ceilings and a spacious open plan living area (complete with bi-folding doors, underfloor heating and impressive bathrooms), Garden House can accommodate large family gatherings, plus a modern kitchen provides the perfect space for hassle-free Christmas dinner preparation. Activity-lovers will enjoy cycle routes straight from the front door, as well as nature reserves and beaches just a stone’s throw away. There’s even an indoor pool and games room for rainy days. Useful extras such as baby gear, bookable babysitting and meal deliveries are also available so that guests don’t have to lift a finger - the perfect Christmas present.

4 nights (24-28 December 15) priced from £1,355 (£226pp) based on 6 sharing Garden House on a self-catering basis.

Cranmer Country Cottages

Escape NYE Partying for Cornish Coastal Charm - Boskenna Cottage, Penzance, Cornwall

Set in a pretty walled garden on the South West Coast Path on Land's End Penninsula, Boskenna Cottage is perfect for couples looking to spend New Year’s Eve in an utterly peaceful setting. The luxurious cottage has been built with traditional, local materials and boasts a stunning open plan living area with exposed beams and under-floor heating, whilst a king size bed awaits couples upstairs, as well as a romantic double-ended bath. By day, view brilliant art at Tate St. Ives, explore quaint fishing villages and indulge in real Cornish cream tea. When evening draws in, sink into the sofa and switch on the large flat screen TV. Spend New Year’s Eve cuddled up by the cast iron wood burner with a glass of wine- perfect for chilly winter evenings- or head to St Ives for its famous street party, complete with entertainers, food, fireworks and vibrant fancy dress.

7 nights (29 December 15 - 06 January 16) priced from £675 (£338pp) based on 2 sharing on a self-catering basis.

Boskenna Cottage

Stylish Cabins and Private Hot Tubs - Airhouses, Lauder, Scottish Boarders

Grab a group of friends and head into the heart of the Scottish countryside to celebrate the New Year in a spacious ski-chalet-chic wooden cabin, set amongst 633 acres of private countryside and farmland. The spacious cabins (complete with vaulted ceilings, modern kitchens and far-reaching views through floor-to-ceiling windows) provide the ideal space for groups looking to celebrate the New Year out of town. After exploring farmland, fun puzzle trails and cycle routes from the cabin doorstep, guests can see in the New Year in style with a glass of bubbly in their own private hot tub. Those looking for more lively celebrations can head to nearby Edinburgh for buzzing restaurants and bars (plus winter markets, ice rinks and plenty of outdoor entertainment).

4 nights (30 December 15 - 03 January 16) priced from £1,625 (£271pp) based on 6 sharing The Lamont on a self catering basis.

Airhouses

Characterful Cottages and Festive Family Fun - Siabod Cottage, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia

Located just two miles from the picturesque village of Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park, the newly converted Siabod Cottage is ideal for families looking for to down-play the usual New Year celebrations in favour of a relaxing break in the Welsh countryside. Though the cottage is traditional in decor, it boats modern touches such as a large American fridge freezer and a 40" Flat Screen TV and offers magnificent views over the Snowdonia Mountain range. Spend days touring the farm and meeting friendly animals (little ones can feed ducks and collect eggs for their breakfast) or head into the nearby countryside to enjoy mountain biking, fishing or walking. Spend New Year’s Eve in front of the wood burning stove; playing board games and watching festive DVDs.

7 nights (27 December 15 - 03 January 16) priced from £750 (£188pp) based on 4 sharing Siabod Cottage on a self-catering basis.

Siabod
 
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