Whether you’re looking to get your hands dirty in the midst of spectacular countryside, or simply get a break from the busy bustle of the city, farm stays in Europe are a fantastic holiday option. A fortnight on the beach may certainly help you relax this year, but staying on a working farm will afford you a huge sense of achievement too. You can discover the sights and sounds of the countryside, learn a new skill or activity, or simply recuperate from a hectic lifestyle in Europe’s unspoilt landscapes. Whether you fancy a cottage next to an English cow dairy or a rustic villa in an Italian olive grove, we have the farm stay to suit.
Farm stays in England are ideal for a number of reasons. You can enjoy a break away even if you only have a few days off, minimise travel time as well as flight costs, and get to explore new parts of our beloved green and pleasant land. We have a huge number of charming farm rentals in England, from expansive properties in Devon to coastal, Cornish farmhouses. Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll be amazed at the natural beauty and serenity of the landscapes we boast right here at home.
Italy farm stays are the ideal option for those seeking breaks in the sunshine. From ancient farms in enchanted landscapes just a short drive from Florence, to sleepy stone villas in Sardinia and Spoleto; we have a huge range of diverse farm stays in Italy for you to choose from. You could opt for an old farm where olives have long been pressed for their oil, or you could enjoy the fragrant charms of a lemon, orange or almond grove. Whatever you fancy, you’ll fall in love with Italy’s luscious landscapes.
The first thing that comes to mind when considering farm stays in France is wine. A country renowned for the sheer variety and diversity of grape varieties on offer, it’s a stunning farm stay destination whether you’re a connoisseur or not. You could choose a 17th century gite where organic farm produce overflows, or pull up your sleeves and enjoy a sunny day’s work in the vineyard: either way, you’ll soon come to realise why France is one of our most popular farm stay destinations.
Whether you envisage coastal views or countryside seclusion, Spain farm stays are always a good choice. With ample sunshine, spectacular produce and a marvellously laid-back approach to life, a farm stay in Spain can offer the best in relaxation. But it can also offer fantastic recreational activities, with expansive olive groves to stroll around, deep green valleys to explore, and even chickens and ducks to feed in the afternoon! It’s the sheer variety on offer that makes Spain farm stays the natural choice.
Scotland is a land of dramatic landscapes, remarkable beauty and astounding diversity; in short, it’s a country seemingly made for fantastic farm stays. From large farmhouses overlooking the dark, rippling waters of a loch, to remote and romantic cottages in outstanding island locations, farm stays in Scotland offer a spectacular sense of seclusion. You won’t find orange groves or warm, sun-soaked seas, but what you will discover is the splendour and unrivalled hospitality of this beautiful country.
Farm stays offer the perfect remedy to a stressful week, whether you fancy a fortnight away or a long weekend in the sun. From the natural charms of our landscapes at home, to the exotic smells, sights and sounds of Italy or Spain, you can get to grips with the features of farm life after just a few short days.
Of course, package holiday operators can offer you themed farm holidays, but what they can’t provide is the serene seclusion of a private holiday rental. Here at HomeAway, we know the importance of space, time and privacy, as well as the value of saving money where it counts. That’s why our accommodation offers you the things that matter most: when you browse through our farm stays, and book that break away, you know you’re in for the holiday of a lifetime.