Farmstay holidays became on trend a few years ago when ‘glamping’ went global. However, farmstays – or agrotourism, as it is known in many parts of the world – were in many ways the pioneers of tourism.
Farmers were early founders of rural bed and breakfasts where you had eggs straight from the coop and milk still reassuringly warm. Kibbutz farms in Israel have been hosting international travellers for years. Organic farms have segued smoothly and sustainably into the slow travel scene. And of course, good old fashioned campsites have long been the domain of farmers. This farmstay holidays guide reveals a whole new world of farmstays, however. Ones that have caught up with the times, catering for everyone – the urban green welly brigade, growing numbers of eco minded families, or all travellers who recognise a need for us all to get back to nature. While contributing to the livelihoods of the people who sustain us every day with food. Our farmers.
Read more in our farmstay holidays travel guide.