Reconnect with Nature with a Relaxing Farm Stay
Whether you’re looking to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty or simply get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, staying in a relaxing farm stay is a great way to reconnect with nature. Thanks to Booking.com we have tracked down the best locations to take a break from the bustling city. Swap out the conventional family beach holiday and escape to the quiet countryside for a holiday that is sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated.
Surrounded by picturesque vineyards with panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside, Borgo di Casagrande is a charming 16th-century farmhouse. Cooking lessons and wine tours are available on site and guests can even purchase home-grown olive oil and wine. Offering a pool-side garden and rustic, spacious apartments, this beautiful location is perfect for those who want to reconnect with the land.
Grand Canyon, United States
Set on a working ranch is the impressive Grand Canyon Western Ranch. Ideal for travellers looking for an adventure, guests can enjoy horseback riding and wagon rides and then unwind in one of the ranch’s cozy cottages. During their stay, guests are also able to book a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, sample authentic western-style cooking by an open fire and drink and dance to the live cowboy entertainment.
Margaret River, Australia
Located on an idyllic 15-hectare farm with a vineyard, winery, avocado orchard and vegetable gardens is the Burnside Organic Farm. Perfect for the family, guests can make friends and feed the animals on site, including chickens, pigs and geese and pick fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden. The farm offers self-contained solar-powered bungalows, boasting a fully equipped kitchen, spa bath, a fireplace and private barbeque facilities.
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
De Zeekoe Guest Farm is located along the world’s longest wine route, Route 62, and is surrounded by the serene Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains. This South African farmhouse is the perfect setting for outdoor activities and wildlife exploration. Cool off in the salt-water swimming pool before savoring home-grown, organic produce and local specialties such as ostrich and venison. Guests can explore the vast farm grounds and interact with wild meerkats, try mountain biking or hiking, or a spot of fishing and canoeing.
For something a little different, take a trip to Burren Glamping for a unique farm stay experience. The vintage horse truck has been transformed into a cozy bungalow equipped with a wood burning stove and bathroom facilities. This glamping truck is located in the middle of a farm full of rare breed free-range pigs, cattle, donkeys, dogs and cat, hens and ducks.