6 OF THE BEST FARM STAYS

Daily Mail Weekend Magazine - - YOUR WEEKEND -

1 Car­marthen­shire On the Ju­nior Farm­ers Break at Cwm­crwth Farm, four to 13-yearolds can take care of pigs and chick­ens, col­lect eggs, groom horses and milk cows. A three-night break in one of the farm cot­tages is £450 for four. cwm­crwth­farm­cot­tages.co.uk.

2 Devon Set in a se­cluded val­ley, Lit­tle Com­fort Farm al­lows you to en­joy a re­lax­ing ru­ral break while experiencing life on a work­ing or­ganic farm. You can fish, me­an­der along na­ture trails and help out with an­i­mal feed­ing. A three-night break in a cottage for four costs from £286. lit­tle­com­fort­farm.co.uk.

3 East Loth­ian Get away from it all with a stay in one of the tree­houses at Lochhouses Farm in East Loth­ian. Young guests can feed the chick­ens and there’s also a sandy beach to en­joy. A week­end break for up to six costs from £630. har­vest­moon­hol­i­days.com.

4 Isle of Wight Nes­tled amid green fields, Net­tle­combe Farm of­fers lux­u­ri­ous self­ca­ter­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion along with the chance to get to know the an­i­mals. Grown-ups can also have a go at fish­ing or yoga. A week­end in Robin Cottage, which sleeps up to five, costs from £261.60. net­tle­combe­farm.co.uk.

5 Som­er­set You can choose be­tween a wood­pan­elled room in the Grade II listed manor house, a cosy apart­ment in the ap­ple loft or a stay in a gypsy car­a­van for two at Huntstile Or­ganic Farm, where vis­i­tors are wel­come to meet the chick­ens, pigs and cows. B&B from £60 a night. huntstile­or­gan­ic­farm.co.uk.

6 Not­ting­hamshire Food­ies will re­ally en­joy a stay in Glebe Farm Cot­tages, as you can stock up on lo­cal del­i­ca­cies at the nearby Gon­ald­ston Farm Shop. A week­end break in Swallow’s Rest cottage, which sleeps two, costs from £345. gle­be­farm­cot­tages.com. Ur­sula Hirschkorn

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