Easter break ideas: Head down to the farm
If you love nature and the countryside, Easter is a great time to get out and about. If you’re a sucker for the sight of spring lambs gambolling around the fields and newly hatched chicks pecking around in the farmyard, why not consider a stay at a boutique-style B&B located on a working farm or small holding? Here are a few suggestions for an Easter break down on the farm:
Launceston Farm offers visitors the unique opportunity to stay on a working, organic beef farm at the heart of the idyllic Tarrant Valley in the beautiful Dorset countryside. Guests are encouraged to take full advantage of their stunning surroundings by enjoying walks around the farm and joining farm tours. Those who are willing also get the opportunity to help out with jobs around the farm. This property is located in the quiet village of Tarrant Launceston, near the market town of Blandford Forum, which is noted for its Georgian architecture. There are plenty of great pubs and eateries nearby, and Dorset and East Devon’s Jurassic Coast is within easy reach.
Set in the heart of the beautiful Somerset countryside, nestled between picturesque Lolover Hill and the historic Compton Dundon Beacon, Church Farm is a charming, thatched property standing in the shade of a 700-year-old Yew tree. The Yew Tree bed and breakfast accommodation is located in a separate stone property just across the courtyard from the main house. It’s a relaxed, casual and homely place to stay, ideal for those who just want to get away from it all. With the resident flock of hens pottering contentedly around the yard and spectacular views of the surrounding gardens and farmland, from the moment you arrive you’ll feel the stresses and strains of everyday life slipping away.
Grove Farm House is a handsome, three-storey Georgian property offering home-from-home bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of the Shropshire countryside. There are a number of walks around the farm for guests to enjoy, one of which follows Cound Brook through beautiful parkland and wooded areas. The eggs served at breakfast are from the resident flock of free range hens.
Located in the ancient village of Wittersham, close to Kent’s border with East Sussex, The Oast can be seen from miles around. Its brilliant white cowls catch the sunlight and turn with the wind to reveal its position at the heart of the village. Owned by Andy and Wendy Thomas, it has a well-established country garden for guests to wander in. The couple have their own small holding, so you can visit their sheep and pigs in nearby fields, as well as feeding their free-ranging hens, and the ducks, moorhens and carp in the pond.