Fancy something a little different for your next holiday? Have you thought about staying in a holiday cottage on a working farm in the UK? There are farms all over the UK that also offer holiday accommodations on site in your very own self contained holiday cottage.
What could be better than getting out in the fresh air and experiencing the very best of the British countryside? Children will love getting up close to farmyard animals like cows, sheep and chickens. They might even get the chance to help with farmyard tasks like collecting eggs and milking cows, what a wonderful experience to go back to school with!
Farms are a wonderful place to taste some of the best of British produce like strawberries, apples, damsons and asparagus. Staying on a farm means that you might even get a freshly laid egg for your breakfast! Many farms have their own farm shop where you can purchase food straight from the land like potatoes and vegetables and buy other farm produce like milk and eggs. Perfect for stocking up on goodies to cook up in your cottage!
There are many different types of accommodation on farms to choose from, from quaint cottages on the edge of the farm, to converted barns and log cabins in the heart of the farmyard. One thing that is for sure if that you will be able to make the most of the very best of the rural experience by visiting a country pub, eating the produce from the land and marvelling at the stunning scenery.
Sykes Cottages are a UK based company who offer holiday cottages on working farms. For more information about their UK holiday cottages visit http://www.sykescottages.co.uk/.
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