Fantastic Farm Stays to Support the North

- Northern getaways from Farm Stay UK ideal for those looking to support the region following the devastation of floods -

Farm Stay UK, the UK’s only farmer owned tourism consortium specialising in rural accommodation and farm-based breaks across the UK, has launched a ‘Support the North’ campaign; creating a dedicated collection of accommodation across the north of England to highlight the fantastic variety of breaks on offer, despite the devastation of floods in many areas.

Designed to help drive tourism back to these regions which are very much open for business despite the flooding of recent months, Farm Stay UK ‘s ‘Northern Collection’ makes it easy for holidaymakers to search for rural getaways across the likes of

Lancashire and

areas which particularly suffered at the hands of flooding towards the end of 2015. The Northern Collection can be viewed by simply clicking on the county of your choice above. 

Highlights of some of the breaks on offer are below.

Award Winning Lake District Cottages in Cumbria’s Heart- Tottergill Farm Cottages, Brampton, Cumbria

Boasting breathtaking views of the Lake District and Scottish Hills, this collection of 9 self-catered cottages on the outskirts of the quaint village of Castle Carrock offers guests a luxurious escape amidst spectacular scenery. Cottages are sleek and spacious with plenty of traditional twists- think exposed beams, high ceilings and wood burners- and many have outside decking complete with private hot tubs; the perfect spot to sit back and drink in the views. The fantastic walking and cycling opportunities of the Lake District are on your doorstep here, as well as Hadrian’s Wall and a host of traditional pubs- perfect for foodies.

Price: 2 night break starts from £260 based on two sharing Ash Cottage on a self-catering basis. 

Stone Barn Escapes in the ‘Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’- West Leas Farm, Ripon, Yorkshire

Sat in the heart of North Yorkshire is West Leas Farm, a working farm home to a collection of converted stone barns amidst rolling farmland; perfect for a countryside getaway in the Yorkshire dales. The 6 cottages offer well-equipped kitchens, a selection of bedroom options and spacious living areas- perfect for families- as well as plenty of traditional touches harking back to the barns’ pasts. Pets are welcome, too. Guests can spend time exploring the beautiful Yorkshire countryside that surrounds them, with walks available from the door, as well as the pretty postcard villages and towns around the area steeped in history; including Ripon, the oldest city in Britain.

Price: 2 night break starts from £180 based on up to four sharing Archway Cottage on a self-catering basis. 

Riverside B&B in Beautiful Northumberland Countryside- Coquet B&B at Elyhaugh Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland

Morpeth has been particularly affected by the devastation of floods over recent months, but that needn’t put off holidaymakers, with Coquet B&B very much open for business. Found at Elyhaugh Farm- a mixed working farm just outside the picturesque village of Longframlington- this elegant B&B offers peace and quiet by the bucketful from its pretty riverside setting. The B&B itself is surrounded by tranquil countryside, perfect for long walks and leisurely strolls, with the village of Longframlington boasting a selection of great pubs to enjoy; as well as Longframlington Gardens.

Price: From £80 per room per night based on two sharing on a B&B basis.

Traditional Log Cabin on a Working Dairy Farm- Chestnut Lodge, Preston, Lancashire

Overlooking lush open fields and surrounded by its own pretty garden is Chestnut Lodge- a traditional log cabin on a working dairy farm found down a country lane on the outskirts of the village of Pilling. Built using timber from Estonia’s renewable forest, the cabin offers a unique getaway in the Great British countryside for a family of four, housing two spacious bedrooms (one king, one twin), a well-equipped kitchen and cosy living area. There’s even underfloor heating- ensuring a warm stay no matter what the weather. A fantastic spot for walking, fishing and birdwatching, Pilling Sands (a birdwatching paradise) is just 20 minutes away, with a variety of fishing lakes just a short drive, too. The traditional market town of Garstang is also nearby, boasting a great collection of independent stores and eateries to enjoy.

Price: 7 night stay available from £290 based on four sharing on a self-catering basis.

Award-Winning Breakfasts at Farmhouse B&B- Low Urpeth Farm, Chester Le Street, Durham

Foodies in search of a cracking breakfast need look no further than Low Urpeth Farm, a pretty farmhouse B&B on a working farm offering 3 cosy en-suite rooms and an award-winning breakfast to boot. Rooms offer a ‘home away from home’ vibe for guests, but the real star of the show is the “Cracking Urpeth Breakfast”. Served in the farmhouse’s traditional dining room overlooking the farm’s lush fields, guests are greeted with a delicious, locally-sourced spread, including fresh Northumberland sausages and onion chutney, Beamish & Northumberland honey, smoked salmon and kippers, fresh fruit and a selection of yoghurts.

Price: From £70 per room per night based on two sharing on a B&B basis.