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Join us in the country for an autumn break on the farm

With ongoing uncertainty remaining around trips abroad, it’s good to know that the UK’s countryside has plenty to offer those looking to plan an escape this autumn, be it for a romantic weekend, a mid-week retreat or a trip with the whole family.

October and November are ideal months in which to take a break from home. It’s worth making time now for a relaxing pause ahead of busy work schedules in the run up to Christmas. Whether you’re set on escaping to the South West with its milder temperatures, or you have more dramatic mountain scenery in mind, take a look at what our Farm Stay hosts have to offer.

Pack hiking boots, favourite jumpers and waterproof jackets (it’s best to be prepared given our unpredictable British weather) and get outdoors to explore the likes of Scotland, the Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland, Wales or the New Forest this autumn.

We have Farm Stay properties close to some of the UK's most spectacular beauty spots. Wherever you choose, given their individual and unique rural locations, all of our farms have bucolic scenery that’ll help you properly relax and reenergise.

Crisp bright autumnal mornings are ideal for exploring leafy lanes and footpaths. Stroll along the paths around the farm and stop at field gates to watch sheep and cows minding their own business munching the grass. Watch wildlife as they get themselves ready for winter – squirrels dashing about hiding nuts beneath trees and migrating birds flying in V-shaped formations, bound for warmer climates.

Refreshing long walks are rewarded by lunch or hearty suppers in characterful country pubs, before returning to your farm base to unwind in home-from- home comfort. Picture yourself enjoying cosy evenings snuggled up with a good book and a glass of wine, occasionally feeding the woodburner with logs and relishing its natural heat.

Tempted? Search for properties in the area you would like to visit, or why not check out the late deals and special offers posted on our website. Here’s a taster of what’s currently available…

Phepson Farm Cottages, near Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire are offering a 10% discount on a stay in The Granary, their most recently converted three- bedroom cottage. The property is one of two award-winning cottages set in the peaceful Worcestershire countryside on an organic farm with a lake and a wildlife walk. It’s the perfect location for a family getaway and is centrally located for exploring the surrounding area. The Granary, which has two en-suite bedrooms and an additional single room, is (at the time of writing) available on October 4 - 8 and October 15 – 22, 2021.

Spixworth Hall Cottages, near Norwich is offering a 10% discount off any mid-week four night and weekly seven night’s stay in one of their properties through to October 14, 2021. These eight unique cottages, large and small, offer an ideal base for exploring the Broads, the North Norfolk coast, and of course the charming city of Norwich. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, farmland, meadows, ponds and woodlands, the cottages boast quality furnishings and equipment, log fires, and attractive gardens. Families love the outdoor play area and well-stocked play barn, and dogs are welcome in four of the cottages.

Broadgate Farm Cottages, Beverley, Yorkshire are offering discounts on stays in their luxury award-winning barn conversions with views over open countryside, and currently have availability during half-term. The farm is located in the centre of the Yorkshire Wildlife Triangle with many local nature reserves and the Yorkshire Coast within easy reach. There’s a choice of two, three, four and six-bedroom cottages, many with ground floor bedrooms/bathrooms. All are fully equipped and tastefully decorated, each with its own private garden with plenty of parking. Some cottages connect to form larger cottages, making them ideal for extended families.