Enjoy a farm stay in Devon with Airbnb this summer
You might have grown up in Devon and never set foot on a farm, but you would like to get back to nature this summer.
If the idea of leaving the county for a break with the kids doesn’t appeal to you, then a stay on a farm can be a win-win solution.
You could get your hands dirty helping with the cattle, watching the animals being born, and exploring parts of Devon you might not have had the chance to experience before.
There are many options for staycations via Airbnb, where you can specifically choose from a wide variety of farm accommodation.
Kids (and parents) can help collect eggs, feed ducks or pigs, help clearing land, build dens, or just watch the hands of farmers go about their work or explore the land.
Here is a selection currently available:
This three bedroom mobile home is located on a 260 acre sheep farm with stunning views of the Coly Valley.
In addition to exploring on foot, you can go on horseback, as the farm also has an equestrian center and a school.
The property is close to several beaches along the Jurassic Coast and has a living / dining room, kitchen and shower room that can accommodate six people.
You can enjoy a large garden and a veranda.
Surrounded by moors, the organic farm is situated high up on Dartmoor and is home to sheep, horses, dogs and cats, as well as wildflower meadows, woods and a river for you to enjoy.
The accommodation is a double bedroom in the main house, with its own living room with sofa bed and a twin bedroom, both with views over Dartmoor and access to the farmhouse kitchen where you can chat with the host / cook.
The farm is located high up on Dartmoor and guests can use the outdoor seating areas, the garden, the river and the woods with direct access to the moors, where the rows of stones, the hut circles, the Tors and a circle stones are all within six kilometers.
Guests are greeted by the Hodgkiss family and the many feathered and furry friends. Feeding the friendly chickens and sheep is always a favorite of our young visitors.
The Blue Bird, a mobile home, is located in the rural farming village of Challacombe on Exmoor. It has a private garden where you can have a campfire or barbecue.
This self-catering cottage sits on a 300-acre working farm overlooking the Devon countryside.
With two private bathrooms, there is plenty of space for a family overlooking a 12 acre cornfield.
Guests have access to the entire farm, so explore at your leisure.
Located 100 meters from the family farm, where you can meet the animals and buy freshly laid eggs, Meadow Sweet Cottage is an ideal base for a family vacation.
The 4 star cottage sits in a small lane off a country lane one mile from Okehampton and is cozy, comfortable and has wonderful views over the town and Dartmoor National Park.
You can visit cows and sheep in the main barn, watch them being born or bottle-feed them during lambing and calving season or feed the rescued chicken and meet cats and dogs.
You can also enjoy horseback riding, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, walking and other outdoor activities.
The cottage, which offers views of the front garden, church and fields, dates from the 17th century and is part of a Devon longhouse in the foothills of Exmoor and is ideal for exploring the North Devon coast .
A two-bedroom annex of Coaxdon Farm, a 17th century farmhouse, the Apple Store is the perfect base for exploring the Jurassic Coast.
You can stroll through the fields and garden of this family-run bed and breakfast, meet the lambs and collect eggs.
Located in the Ax Valley, it is set in fields and woods rich in fauna and flowers. There are free-range sheep and chickens, which provide eggs for breakfast, and Damson Tree Pottery – ceramics inspired by nature.
Customers may not notice that they are on a working farm, but are still welcome to get involved with the farm if they wish and help feed the goats and kids and watch or help with the milking the goats.
Sleeping up to eight people, the Devon Longhouse is nestled on the hillside with incredible views over the Tamar Valley and Cornwall. You can explore the gardens and fields and order fresh, homemade meals made from farm produce on site, including game and goat meat, goat cheese, goat sour cream and French bread. goat’s whey.
Located on Hill Farm, the two bedroom Piggery has been designed and handcrafted by artists – providing a unique and unforgettable stay near the Devon coast.
Next door is a traditional orchard that offers vintage cider apples, delicious cookers and eaters as well as mulberries, plums, perry pears, medlar and quince and they make cider, apple juice and chutneys.
There are orchard, private garden and patio views, you can forage for food and enjoy easy access to the beautiful coastline with its famous South West Coast Path, beautiful secluded beaches and Dartmoor.
The Cotmore Farm Barn, just minutes from the sea and the Devon coast and close to miles of walking trails, has been recently refurbished.
There is a garden with private terrace, outdoor dining areas and a barbecue, with a path leading to a sheltered apple orchard and a grassy area perfect for a game of football or cricket. There is also a giant trampoline.
Guests can explore the farm and see rare breed horses, lambs, chickens, ducks, and piglets, with feeding opportunities for children and animal-loving adults.