Festive Farmyard Getaways with Christmas and New Year Availability

With Christmas right around the corner, the countdown to the New Year has officially begun - but it’s not too late to book that perfect festive escape. Farm Stay UK has unveiled a host of farmyard getaways which still have 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 family friendly holidays and stylish escapes over Christmas, to romantic getaways and cosy cottage breaks 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 £380 for 4 nights in Cornwall over Christmas, based on 8 sharing on a self-catering basis. Highlights are below, with more information available at www.farmstay.co.uk.

Group getaway to Carmichael Country Cottages, Biggar, Lanarkshire
Live like Lords of the Manor over Christmas in 1 of 13 stone-built stone cottages dotted amongst woods and hills on a historic rural Estate. For a cosy dining experience, guests can sit down and carve their turkey in the Laundry Cottage dining room which boasts an open log fireplace. Located in the Clyde Valley, the cottage is close to deer parks and an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh, providing a good touring base for visiting central southern Scotland and the Borders. Those simply after a taste of the good life can head to the local farmyard markets - packed full of locally grown goodies, including the Estate’s own awarding winning produce, which are also available in the onsite farm shop.

Price: 7 nights (22-29 Dec) available from £620 based on 4 people sharing the Laundry Cottage on a self-catering basis. 7 nights (30 Dec – 6 Jan) available from £572.86 also at the Laundry Cottage.

Romantic escape for 2 to at Cyfie Farm Luxury Farm Cottages with Spa, Llanfyllin, Powys
Set on the fringes of Snowdonia National Park, Cyfie Farm is home to a small cluster of 17th century cottages that each boast original features (exposed brickwork, beams, log fires) and a cosy farmhouse atmosphere- ideal for couples after a rural escape steeped in Welsh history. Spend the holidays relaxing in the onsite hot tub or sauna, keeping eyes peeled for rare birdlife or work off the Christmas feasting on hiking trails through the national park or travel to nearby Lake Vyrnwy to hire rowing boats, dinghies and canoes. Plus, a host of ancient castles, houses, fishing lakes and sleepy villages are all within easy reach.

Price: 7 nights (24-31 Dec) available from £550 based on 2 sharing Shepherds Watch on a self-catering basis.

Cosy group holiday at Mennabroom Farm Cottages, Cornwall
This converted 17th Century building has been transformed from a traditional stone outbuilding to a cosy pad for 8, offering all the modern comforts. Set within 40 acres of beautiful countryside, fields and woodland expect to see a variety of wildlife on your Christmas day walk, plus the cottage comes complete with log fire to warm up next to after your stroll. If over the Christmas break you fancy time off cooking, the Mennabroom hosts can have freshly cooked and ready to eat meals delivered to the door, all you have to do is set the table!

Price: 4 nights (23-27 Dec) available from £380 based on 8 people sharing The Tallet Cottage on a self-catering basis.

New Year’s Eve nature retreat, Westley Farm Holiday Cottages, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Hear the New Year bells in a secluded Cotswold stone cottage as you make a toast to 2017 sat beside the glow of a log fire. With a garden terrace offering outstanding views across the Golden Valley, guests can also stay warm outside thanks to the added bonus of an earth oven. With a choice of good pubs within easy walking distance, Westley Farm is the perfect base to explores the Cotswolds. Reconnect with nature with walks straight from your door across 75 acres of ancient woodland and wildflower meadows. Activities offered nearby include riding, golf, gliding and watersports. Dogs are welcome.

Price: 7 nights (30 Dec 2016 – 6 Jan 2017) available from £780 based on 4 sharing the Tullet Cottage on a self-catering basis.

Secluded New Year’s Eve hideaway for 2 at Manor Farm B&B Farmhouse, Cheshire
Escape the buzzing New Year’s Eve crowd with a peaceful break with your loved one at Manor Farm. Set in the gently rolling Cheshire countryside with views to the Bickerton Hills, this farmhouse provides a comfortable ambiance in a quiet area away from traffic and road noise. The house is furnished with collected antiques creating an elegant and traditional holiday setting. Local attractions nearby include Cholmondeley Castle and Peckferton Castle. Those interested in more active pursuits can walk the Sandstone Trail, one mile from Manor House, or try mountain biking at Bikerton Hill. With breakfast included, you can enjoy a hearty meal using local produce, free range eggs & bacon from Cholmondely Castle Farm Shop.

Price: 2 nights (30 Dec 2016 – 1 Jan 2017) available from £160 based on 2 sharing a double ensuite room. Breakfast included.