Where will you choose for your Farm Stay this year?
Our fabulous farms offer B&B, self-catering accommodation, glamping and camping breaks throughout the UK so you will be spoilt for choice. To help you make your decision, our colourful and inspirational new brochure has divided the country into seven glorious sections, offering a summary of what’s on offer in each region. So go on… fill your wellie boots with ideas and start planning your family’s unbeatable Farm Stay break.
Cheshire, County Durham, Cumbria, Lancashire, Northumberland, Yorkshire
Home to some of Britain’s favourite rural holiday destinations, the six counties in Northern England are the perfect farmstead location for families, history fans, photographers and artists, and of course, everyone who loves the outdoors.
These counties are steeped in history and offer a variety of scenery, from stunning coastlines, to sweeping moors and dales, the lakes and peaks of the Lake District, and vast forests – there really is something for everyone here.
From the prehistoric period to the ancient Vikings and Romans, England’s North Country has some of the most interesting history in Britain. This history is still alive in the landscape, and the magnificent Hadrian’s Wall is a must-see if you’re staying in the North East.
Authors, poets, composers and artists have been inspired by this region’s timeless beauty and this artistic heritage is reflected the number of art galleries, theatres, concert halls and other attractions found across the region.
Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
England’s heartland has 12 diverse counties from which to choose for your Farm Stay holiday. From rugged peaks to chocolate box villages, the Heart of England is bound to leave its mark on yours.
The northerly trio of Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire are where northern charm meets Midland chic, overflowing into the rolling hills of Leicestershire Northamptonshire, and the little county of Rutland.
To the west, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire bring culture and plenty of hidden secrets to the mix, making the heartlands of England a must as a destination for those who love the diversity the English countryside has to offer.
Make a beeline for the Cotswold’s villages with its honey-coloured cottages and be awed by the black and white half-timbered buildings of Herefordshire. Worcestershire’s Hills and the Vale of Evesham are ideal for a quiet staycation and Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood forest is a must for family fun. Neighbouring Lincolnshire’s undulating Wolds and Derbyshire’s Peak District offer superb hiking opportunities.
Contrast these with Rutland with its reservoir Rutland Water (well-loved for both its nature and water sports) and the varied landscapes of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. Explore the rural secrets of Shropshire and the pottery heritage of Staffordshire. Last but by no means least, Warwickshire has its fascinating castles and Stratford upon Avon, a must-visit for fans of Shakespeare, England's heartland offers a hard-to-beat choice for a memorable staycation.
East of England
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk
A Farm Stay in the East of England offers glorious coastlines, open fields, waterways, cycle routes, miles of accessible walking and wildlife aplenty.
These six counties have connections to Britain’s fascinating history, from religious sanctuaries to the pinnacle of learning. Historic sites boasting important archaeological discoveries share these counties with modern day music festivals. Here you can take a boat out on the Norfolk Broads, enjoy seaside towns with endless beaches and traditional piers, and see graceful windmills, fields of fragrant lavender and landscapes that inspired artists John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough.
Mix this fascinating history of this region with delicious food, family entertainment and a chance to truly explore all East of England has to offer and your Farm Stay holiday here will leave you with lasting memories.
South and South East England
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex
This area is renowned for its rolling hills, rivers, history and heritage. Our Farm Stay properties in these counties are renowned for providing their guests with a right ‘royal’ treatment.
This corner of England boasts maritime ports and regency resorts to explore, an island getaway, the North and South Downs and the Chiltern Hills for walking and off-road cycling. Memorable staycations are guaranteed here – whether you are escaping for a long weekend or a fun-filled family holiday.
South West England
Bath and North East Somerset, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire
South West England conjures up images of dramatic coastlines, sweeping moorland landscapes, and secluded sandy coastal coves – the perfect Farm Stay location for lovers of slow travel.
The region features the romantic wild and rugged landscapes of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moor as well as the mysterious monuments of Stonehenge and Glastonbury Tor. The Quantock Hills and the Mendips beg to be explored, while Devon’s genteel the English Riviera always offers a warm and sunny welcome.
With a long list of landmarks and attractions to visit, your Farm Stay Holiday is guaranteed to deliver in terms of things to see and do. Family self-catering is popular here, as is camping and glamping, given the South West’s milder climate.
Find out more about what’s on offer in these regions and all of the wonderful Farm Stay properties on offer at www.farmstay.co.uk from where you can order the Farm Stay brochure or download a digital version. Happy holidays!