Staying 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. These 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.
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 shop is.
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