Five UK Farm Stays for a Wholesome Autumn Escape

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Autumn is our favourite season here in the UK. Trees are set alight in auburn hues, while crisp blue skies make everything look brighter and prettier. It’s the time when we’re most excited to get out into nature and soak up all that our isles have to offer. What better way to do just that than by escaping to a farm stay? We’ve rounded up five of our very favourite.

The Old Wagon House, Cornwall

Located in the Cornish countryside, the Old Wagon House is one of the most affordable farm stays that we’ve come across. This one-bedroom cottage used to house the horse carts, and yet, now it feels truly homely. There’s a four-poster bed in the bedroom, and upon waking you’ll be able to spy the farm’s flock of Romney Sheep. A herd of red deer live here too, while the pond encourages attracts local wildlife.

Price: We’ve seen week-long stays from £374.

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The Garlic Farm, Isle of Wight

In active operation since 1972, The Garlic Farm has been growing garlic for over 50 years. It’s still one of the biggest farms for this deliciously pungent ingredient in the UK today. There are opportunities to learn all about garlic during a stay here, and the onsite restaurant is a must-visit. When it comes to accommodation, you have a wealth of options—there are yurts, one bed-room cottages and even the five-bedroom farm house to hire.

While you’ll want to meet the farm’s herd of cows and the resident peacocks, this is a plush stay not all about getting back to nature. There’s also a tennis court and a hot tub to soak in each day.

Price: Week-long stays from £580.

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Ty Bech Twt, Powys, Wales

This is a real back-to-nature retreat—it’ll see you staying on a working beef farm in a tiny hut for two. Pull back the curtains each morning to be gifted with views out over south Snowdonia. There are rolling hills and looming mountains, and the sound of the nearby waterfall punctuates each moment. Come nightfall and you’ll be grateful for the solitude that this location allows: you’re in a Dark Sky Reserve, which means that those star gazing opportunities are endless.

Price: Week-long stays from £578.

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Abbey Farm, The Chilterns

Abbey Farm is a 270-acre farm in the heart of the picturesque Chilterns. There has been a move here to encourage the local wildlife to return. As a result, you’ll often see red kites swooping overhead, while the riverbank plays host to otters and kingfishers. In terms of accommodation, there are two distinct options: you can either stay in the Red Kite Cottage (a two-bedroom property with vaulted ceilings) or in one of the two shepherd’s hurts for a more back-to-basics experience.

Price: The Red Kite Cottage starts at £541 per week.

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Nantgwynfaen Organic Farm Wales, Ceredigion, Wales

This organic farm stay has a real home-from-home feel to it. That’s thanks, in large part, to the couple who operate the farm. Beds are home-made and quirky touches such as the piano bed in the Ty Nodyn reflect their personality, while the artworks that adorn the walls are their own. The farm shop sells home-baked cakes, and you just get the sense here that you’re being well looked after.

You can choose between cottage stays, static caravans, cabins or even pitch-your-own-tent camping.

Price: Double room from £450 per week/ camping from £30 per night.

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