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Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

02nd March 2010

Spring is approaching and the sun is shining so if you are planning your family holiday we have some great UK break ideas. Fancy a holiday on a working farm? - we pick out five of the best.

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

02nd March 2010

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

02nd March 2010

1 The cottages at Treberfedd are perfect for a relaxing week’s holiday or short country break on a working farm in Ceredigion, Wales (pictured). Nestling in beautiful countryside, this self catering accommodation in a range of lovely old stone cottages (including one that’s thatched) are all set on an organic farm. See treberfedd.co.uk for gorgeous pictures, and for availability and booking.

2 Bring your horse on holiday at these eco cottages in Northumberland, where you can expect a cosy break with open fires, bespoke kitchens and antique furniture. Southlands is an active, working farm set in 37 acres, which uses renewable energy and is part of a Stewardship scheme to protect habitats for local wildlife. See southlandsfarmcottages.co.uk for a delightful selection of beautifully designed self-catering accommodation.

3 In the heart of an organic farm, nestled above the Fowey estuary, these stylish cottages offer the perfect base to explore Cornwall. As parents of a large family, the owners of South Torfrey Farm appreciate the importance of entertaining every member of the family. On the farm there is plenty of space for children to let off steam: an outside playground, trampoline, indoor playroom with pool and table football, and an indoor ‘endless’ swimming pool so you can sit back and relax while the children have fun. See southtorfreyfarm.com.

4 Aberhyddnant is a family run, 220 acre organic hill farm in Crai, Wales with two traditional stone cottages to choose from. Visitors can stay in the old dairy and each cottage has a collection of books and board games as well as fresh spring water to drink. They are also equipped with ‘allergy friendly’ pillows and quilts etc. See abercottages.com for more about the farm and to book online.

5 Choose to stay in a yurt in a secret woodland glade, camp out under the stars or sleep in luxurious comfort in the old Cotswold stone cottage (which has been beautifully furnished from the owner’s trips to India) at Abbey Home Farm, in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. See theorganicfarmshop.co.uk for more information.

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