Farm Stays in Devon

Staying on a Devon farm is a delightful way to enjoy a great family holiday. Many allow supervised access to the farm animals, so children can enjoy egg-collecting and petting the newborns. And by their nature, farm holidays are in environments where there's lots of space to play and explore. A Devon farm holiday is one of the most enchanting ways to enjoy our county’s natural beauty. It’s easy to find that picture-perfect cottage with a thatched roof and roses around the door, as well as traditional Devon longhouses and barn conversions  – and some more contemporary accommodation farm accommodation too.

Whether going for a b&b, or self-catering property, staying for several days or just overnight, your hosts will be delighted to welcome you to their home. Use their wealth of local knowledge – they’ll be delighted to help plan your days and you’ll enjoy the local produce too, as many offer their own eggs, sausages or bacon for breakfasts.

Great for family holidays

Farm holidays are a great choice for families, there is plenty of space for the kids to run around and there are usually animals for them to meet - which is always a treat! There are several farms that let their guests roam free and others who are happy to allow the kids to come with them when they check on the animals and collect the eggs in the mornings, adding a whole new element of fun to your holiday! 

Some of the best things for kids (big and small!) to do when on a farm holiday are: 

  • Collecting eggs before breakfast – then eating them straightaway
  • Feeding the lambs
  • Watching the cows being milked
  • Helping to feed the pigs
  • Enjoying a Devon cream tea on arrival
  • Strolling (or running!) across ‘your’ vast expanse of land
  • Breathing the fresh country air
  • Seeing the stars in the unpolluted country skies
  • Hearing nothing but moos, baas and clucks
  • Feeling like a local – if only for a week

Take your pet

Farm holidays can be perfect for dog lovers too. Many allow offer dog-friendly breaks, and again - as long as you keep to the Country Code and respect livestock - a holiday on a farm allows your pooch great freedom to run and enjoy miles of space.

Make sure to check out Devon's campsites and glamping too, as many of these are based on farms or smallholdings and offer great value for money and wonderful bases to explore the region! 

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