Are you looking for a quiet holiday in the countryside? There’s nowhere more authentic than a charming farmhouse, cosy cottage, or stunning barn conversion on a working farm. Set yourself at the heart of the countryside, among working agriculture land, where you can fetch fresh eggs for breakfast, meet baby animals, and watch the cows get milked. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly place to stay, or a romantic escape just the two of you, our farm cottages in Cornwall offer up a wide variety of choice.
Best for: family-friendly holidays
This delightful stone cottage is one of six properties set on a working farm near Bude, the ideal base for those looking to hop across the border into North Devon – that’s if you can tear yourself away from the farm. There are plenty of opportunities for families to get involved with life on the farm: feed the lambs, ride the ponies and take the alpacas for a walk! There is also on-site fishing, tennis courts and the option to book chef-cooked meals and beauty treatments for an extra treat!
Best for: keen walkers, families, and dog owners
This former granary, on a family-run organic dairy farm with sea and countryside views, is an idyllic escape, especially if you’re looking for a bit of a change from life in the city. There are several on-site facilities which make it the perfect farm cottage in Cornwall for family holidays. Watch the cows get milked, make use of the all-weather, shared play barn that will keep little ones entertained for hours, and exercise energetic dogs in the designated field. You can also walk to a nearby secluded beach in less than a mile, so there's plenty for the whole family to love.
Best for: families and big groups
Another excellent choice for family-friendly farm holidays in Cornwall, Lower Ossington is set on a working farm just 5 miles from the beautiful beaches of Bude. Here you are invited to help feed the cows, sheep and chickens, which is a job that is sure to delight little minds and be an unforgettable experience for many. If you’d like to explore the farm further, the owner is happy for you to arrange farm walks with them too! Adults will enjoy the extra treats you’ll find at this farm cottage in the form of a private hot tub and shooting trips which you can also arrange with the owner.
Best for: couples and small families
A cosy and characterful farm cottage that is in a fantastic location for exploring the very best of Cornwall’s beaches, fishing villages and attractions. That’s if you can tear yourself away from the peaceful 200-acre working farm. Perfect for a small family, or even a couple, there are a plethora of on-site activities including nature trails, woodland walks, a fire pit, tennis court, and a games barn with a multi-games table for pool, air hockey, table tennis and table football! From January to March, guests can also get involved with bottle feeding the lambs, a real treat for animal-loving little ones!
Best for: couples
This traditional shepherd’s hut enjoys a gloriously rural lakeside setting on an organic farm close to the coastal village of Boscastle. The perfect romantic retreat for two, couples can soak up the beautiful scenery from the comfort of a private wood-fired hot tub or snuggle up in front of the cosy wood burner on this idyllic farm stay. With walks straight from the doorstep, and the South West Coast Path just 4 miles away, there are plenty of opportunities for you to explore this beautiful area of Cornwall.
Ready to start planning your farm holiday in Cornwall? Take a look at our local’s guide to Cornwall for the low-down on the best places to visit, and things to do across the region, and book your perfect farm cottage in Cornwall.
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