UK Farms: Country
Cottages, Country Flowers, Country Scenes, Farm Foods
Carpets of Bluebells in a forest in England. Spring
When you think of UK Farms and rural England you think of ladybirds,
butterflies and bumble bees, rolling
moors and hedgegrows. English animals like rabbits, river otters,
foxes, pheasants and wild stags can still be found in the English
Countryside. Rural England is a land of gentle hills and grassy meadows
and in spring is filled with English field flowers such as buttercups,
daffodils, bluebells and dandelions.
on a UK farm one can experience 4 definite seasons and people till, and
sow and reap their fields in
time to the seasons as generations have done before. Deep within rural
England you will find those who still indulge in traditional crafts
like building and maintain dry, stone walls.
Thatching, basket-weaving and hay stacking continues as does
the art of hedge-laying. And there
are those that still talk of the faries in the glen. Who knows, you may
just be lucky enough to find a fairy or two on your next farm holiday
in the English Countryside!
UK farms are ideal places to explore on
horseback, cycle or on foot with many bridle paths and footpaths that
traverse the countryside like a spider's web allowing you public access
to many fields and streams. Steeped in history many of the houses
are Grade I and II listed.
homes are centuries old and are often quaint
and quirky with thatched roofs, crooked beams and flagstone floors. You
may even have the chance in staying in one of these by looking through
the many beautiful English country cottages on offer on this web site.
Many UK farms are steeped in history and have very old and
architecturally pleasing farmhouses and barns.
While travelling through rural England and experiencing rural
living first hand
you can also combine some of your hobbies with your farm holiday. If
you are passionate about cooking then think about taking a cookery
course on a farm. See our Farm Cookery Courses. Many of these farm
offer accommodation to their students and courses can run over a
weekend or even months, depending on the choice of course. And if you
are artistic and would like to learn more techniques in water colours,
oil painting, pottery etc. there are a number of farms who have studios
offering painting and art holidays.
Farm B&Bs and Country Cottages allow for
great family vacations and a cheaper alternative to a hotel. There are
definitely advantages of renting country
cottages in the UK
Your rural holiday allows you to either
do nothing, or to be extremely active - the choice is your. For
families there are many fun things to do together in Rural England;
trails & hiking, horse riding, and its right on your doorstep.
For those of you who want to buy local
farm food, support your local farm
shop. We have a number of farm shops on our county
pages, so come on in and have a look and see where your nearest farm
those of you who enjoy rural living, and yearn for the Home Country,
then the BBC Countryfile is for you. It follows the
popular weekly programme with much loved favourites John Craven, Ben
Fogle and Michaela Strachan. Every issue encourages a greener more
sustainable way of life and offers inspiration on how to enjoy outdoor
living. Understand more about the latest environmental
stories and see
how they might affect you.
Every issue of BBC
Countryfile Magazine brings you:
Great Days Out - Our guides and walks open your
wildlife, sights and tastes of the countryside.
Adventure - The
complete guide to high-octane country activities sure to get your pulse
Reviews - The essential guides for everything you
enjoy the countryside every month.
Live the Good Life - Top experts
give you practical advice on how to live a green lifestyle.
Another perfect magazine
as a gift for those who like country living, for perhaps a birthday,
or even for Christmast is
BBC British Wildlife.
This magazine is a
celebration of the natural world. Every issue showcases the wonder and
beauty of wildlife and enables you to understand, experience and enjoy
nature more. It is packed with breathtaking images, informative
features, practical advice and much more.
just some of the
delightful animals you will
find in the English countryside.
you want to read further on UK fresh farm foods at farm shops, farm
gate sales, and farmers' markets then vist
UK Farm Food: From Farm to Fork for more information.
Or go to the
county of your choice for UK FARM FOOD:
Feel free to browse through
these beautiful books on the English Countryside. You may find
something of interest here for your next trip into the country.
Advertise your Farm!
If you would like to advertise
your farm in the UK
for free because you need some help on the farm to
pick those crops, or whatever, see our section on farming
jobs worldwide. Or, if you want to advertise your
farm produce, farm accommodation or a farm service, look at our section
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