Farmstays holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

115 Self catering farmstays. Experience life on working farms in the UK, Europe and worldwide. Our self catering farmstays give you a fantastic insight into this way of life while staying self catering accommodation full of local character. All our self catering farmstay owners are dedicated to protecting the land, many working to organic principles, and will help you get an authentic experience of traditional local communities.
Devon self catering cottage, England
Cosy self catering cottage with woodburner in rural Devon, from £200 - £495 per week (sleeps 4)
West Devon accommodation, B&B on organic farm
Farmstay in the heart of Devon, from £30 - £45 per person per night
Umbria farmhouse accommodation in Italy
Organic farmstay accomodation in Pietralunga Forest, Italy, from €70 - €110 per accommodation per night
Umbria farmhouse B&B, Italy
Family-run organic farm offering b&b and half board, from €55 - €70 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Algarve holiday accommodation
Enchanting manor in a 6 hectare rural estate close to beach, from €45 - €190 per accommodation per night
Le Marche accommodation in Italy
Vacation rentals & b&b on an organic farm in Le Marche hills, from €30 - €56 per person per night
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
A delightful cosy cottage on secluded organic farm, from £275 - £450 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Peak District self catering cottages, England
Organic hideaway for 2 & wheelchair access cottage for 6, from £270 - £740 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Western Australia cattle ranch accommodation
A 615,000 working cattle station and eco resort, from AU $190 - AU $240 per room per night
Le Marche holiday apartments, Italy
B&B & agricamping in Le Marche on an organic lavender farm, from €28 - €65 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Luxury Greek Island holiday accommodation
Private country estate by the sea on Greek island of Ithaca, from €2495 - €4950 per week (sleeps 4-6)
South Downs cottage sleeping 2, Hampshire, England
Holiday cottage in tranquil Hampshire countryside, from £310 - £450 per cottage per week (sleeps 2)
Vegetarian bed & breakfast in West Wales
Tranquil farmhouse, idyllic, peaceful location, West Wales, from £28 - £60 per person per night
Algarve organic farm eco resort near Lagos, Portugal
B&B within an organic farm with ocean views near Lagos, from €80 - €140 per accommodation per night
Andalucia accommodation on organic farm, Sierra de Grazalema
Accommodation on organic riverside farmhouse in Andalucia, from €58 per double room per night
Extremadura holiday accommodation, Spain
Romantic & charming cortijo / barn on beautiful rural finca, from €70 - €250 per house per night
Backwaters accommodation in Alleppey, Kerala, India
A farmstay with a homely feel in the backwaters of Kerala, from £30 - £55 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Rural accommodation in Croatia, Vineyard Cottage
Unique Stone Eco Cottage in Vineyards of Dubrovnik Malvasija, from €59 - €99 per accommodation per night
Margaret River accommodation, Western Australia
Centrally located Margaret River accommodation, from AU $250 - AU $410 per accommodation per night (sleeps 4-6)
Donegal B&B accommodation, Ireland
6 bedroom family run B&B on a farm, from €40 per person per night
Bologna B&B farmhouse accommodation in Italy
Charming B&B Agriturismo Bologna Hills Pool Relax Wine, from €35 - €60 per person per night
Peak District self catering log cabins, England
Self-catering log cabins in the Derbyshire Peak District, from £475 - £940 per cabin per week (sleeps 4-6)
Peak District bed and breakfast, England
Organic farmhouse B&B in the Peak District National Park, from £43 per person per night
Tuscany farmstay bed & breakfast, Italy
tuscany farm-house in val d'orcia, from €40 - €70 per person per night
Organic farmstay in Kerala, India
Working organic farm accommodation in Kerala, from Rupee7000 - Rupee10000 per double room per night
Umbria B&B farmstay accommodation
A charming farmhouse overlooking Lake Trasimeno, from €110 per person per night
Tipperary farmhouse B and B in Ireland
4* B/B & Cottage rental in Tipperary Ireland, from €35 - €40 per person per night incl breakfast
Peneda Geres National Park accommodation in Portugal
In the middle of the Geres National Park in North Portugal, from €55 - €65 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Dumfries self catering accommodation, Scotland
2 traditional cottages, from £220 - £450 per week (sleeps 4)
Topslip bed and breakfast farmstay, India
A serene private farm stay in topslip, India, from Rupee1000 per person per night

219 reviews for Farmstays holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Farmstays holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Algarve holiday accommodation
Allow yourself time to just hang-out at the quinta. It's so relaxing and there are plenty of places to sit/lie while reading yet another good book. A true possibility to stop life for a bit. (more)Kerstin Lindley-Jones
We spent 10 nights and it was all really great, friendly and helpful hosts and beautiful, clean accommodation. (more)Jayne Ross
100%. Exactly what we as a family of three generations, age range from almost 3 to 71, were looking for. The freedom to wander their land, pick oranges, lemons and apricots. The beautiful swimming pool with a natural rock surround which all three generations used every single day. The meals were superb and the service outstanding. (more)Patricia Brenchley
From €45 - €190 per accommodation per night
Devon self catering cottage, England
Maggie and Ian are genuinely committed to minimal environmental impact tourism, and it shows everywhere you look .... They are welcoming, enthusiastic, and full of ideas for great days out and activities in the local area. (more)Julia Key
Very good. Great for families and for getting away from it all. It was all lovely and relaxing. Borrowing the bikes and cycling around the countryside was great fun! (more)bronwen burgess
The most memorable part of the holiday was relaxing in a peaceful setting with buckets of very fresh air...Very good. (more)Bob Simmonds
From £200 - £495 per week (sleeps 4)
West Devon accommodation, B&B on organic farm
Staying in this farm you may feel you are staying at home. The farm owners are simple and friendly. (more)chanuan ratanawaraha
The most memorable part of the holiday was visiting the Eden Project, Rosemoor Gdns, other NT/RHS properties in the area. (more)Elisabeth Marciniw
The wonderful breakfasts that Rose cooked were made up of local produce and tasted delicious. Rose is a very good jam maker too! (more)Amanda Porter
From £30 - £45 per person per night
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
We had a great time - relaxing, some beautiful experiences (beaches, hills, islands and all the above animals). We were in bed every night by 9.30pm - tired but blissfully comfortable after a day spent exploring. (more)Jayne Obeng
Perfect!....The best thing about the holiday was having no internet connection & very little mobile coverage. It made it a total break away & allowed us to appreciate everything about the location of cottage & the amazing surrounding area. It was a complete break away which is what a holiday should be. (more)Kirstin Robertson
From £275 - £450 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Andalucia accommodation on organic farm, Sierra de Grazalema
It is simply a really nice place to visit, with a wonderful creek flowing through the yard, many places to relax and think, great natural food, and perfect hosts...It was perfect for us. (more)Kathy House
Beautiful area, welcoming hosts and a wonderful home away from home...Very much enjoyed our time at the farm - feel very relaxed and would visit again. (more)Tammy van den Broek
I loved this little farm and the people who run the B&B. It was in a lovely spot by a stream...I loved my time in the area of the B&B. (more)Daisy Kates
From €58 per double room per night
Umbria farmhouse B&B, Italy
Brilliant. (more)Julie Wozniczka
Excellent....The beautiful location, warm friendly welcome, the happiness of our 2 year old son enjoying stroking the animals and the delicious, fresh tasty locally produced food. (more)Edith Finlay
We loved the view over the Umbrian hills from our cottage balcony - just like a movie set!....Wonderful stay helped by perfect weather. Would recommend to any animal loving friends. (more)Patricia Kiralfy
From €55 - €70 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Ireland holiday cottages, Tipperary
I had imagined the holiday before I left home and the holiday I got was that exact dream! Out of 10 it would be 10. (more)Noelle Joyce
We had a really lovely and relaxing holiday. The self catering house itself was very pretty, excellently maintained and very comfortable. There was some lovely little touches, for example, the access to the farms bogland for walking... lovely bed linen and towels and information booklets about the area (more)Sue O'Donnell
It was an excellent retreat, and exactly what I was looking for: a small, warm, friendly place, far from the big city life. (more)Ilinca Anghelescu
From €180 - €350 per cottage per week
Tuscany self catering accommodation, Italy
We had a lovely relaxing holiday and I will be recommending this holiday to everyone. (more)Elizabeth Drake
The description was accurate, the setting beautiful, the hosts competent and full of good humour...Fab, a great way to spend a 60th birthday with friends. (more)Elizabeth Stanko
Everything was memorable - the food- attention to detail- interesting walks-very attentive host-fun-good pool-beautiful setting...Perfect- 10 out 10. (more)Hilary Croft
From £460 - £860 per week
Peak District self catering log cabins, England
Most memorable was how perfect the accommodation was. Clean, warm, cheery, brilliantly laid out for wheelchair users. The whirlpool bath was fab, especially when using the eco friendly toiletries supplied. Scenery wonderful, something for everyone to enjoy. (more)Naomi Dunn
The welcoming, warmth of the owners and the cottage as we stepped in out of the cold. We loved the views offered from all sides. (more)Rahila Hussain
The most memorable part of our holiday was the peace & tranquility and the great hospitality from the owners... Absolutely fantastic and just what we needed. (more)Catherine Wilde
From £475 - £940 per cabin per week (sleeps 4-6)
Vegetarian bed & breakfast in West Wales
A memorable vacation to a unique land. Our host was outstanding. He will cater to all flavors of veg, but we had no trouble getting him to feed us vegan or nearly-vegan cuisine. All delicious and filling. (more)Richard Stone
I would highly recommend that bed and breakfast to anyone who needs some time away from the crouds and from their lives. I felt like staying even longer as Phil (the host) made my stay a very pleasant one and kept giving me insider-tips where to hike out to or what to do. He was very helpful. (more)Hanna Leipold
From £28 - £60 per person per night
East Sussex bed and breakfast, England
This is the perfect place to relax and to experience the England countryside (more)Josι de Jong
Lovely guests, superb location...Excellent. (more)Philippe Basquin
From £35 - £44 per person per night
Luxury Greek Island holiday accommodation
A wonderful holiday which far exceeded our expectations. (more)Susan Purnell
The location of the accommodation, our home for the next few weeks was simply stunning. The gardens lovingly tended to by the owners Marilyn and Spero, provide a perfect relaxing haven to unwind. The entrance to our cottage was awash with wisteria and the fragrance of white jasmine filled the air. Spotting a Pine Martin one evening was really exciting for all of us! The place is awash with all kinds of wildlife, green lizards, giant centipedes, and birdlife galore. A very exciting playground for... (more)Alison Brookes Day
Pretty much perfect!.....The tranquility, the love and care in every detail and the warmth and generosity of our hosts. (more)Michelle Aloof
From €2495 - €4950 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Peak District self catering cottages, England
The accommodation had everything we needed and the owners were welcoming and informative. It was a good overall experience. (more)Rachel Pettitt
Very relaxing and the cottage was wonderful to come back too at the end of the day, or have a break during the day. (more)Colin Ingram
Exactly the relaxing break we needed and more....The cottage was wonderful and the views superb. We did some great walking and some amazing eating. The farmhouse breakfast has to be described as memorable -delicious! (more)Kathy Longford
From £270 - £740 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Peak District bed and breakfast, England
Excellent. There were lots of lovely little touches...We were made to feel very welcome, and the breakfasts were amongst the best we've ever had. (more)Rod Howell
Seeing the farm and the animals and finding out about how they have converted to an organic farm was the most memorable part. (more)Sue Kerrigan
From £43 per person per night
Umbria B&B farmstay accommodation
The stunning location of the farmstay - spectacular views, and we were extremely fortunate to have glorious weather for two of our three days. Also good, close proximity to town (short drive), which turned out to be the best dining option with our two young boys. (more)Fiona Dell
Our holiday in Umbria was absolutely fantastic! The accommodation was beautiful and Francesco and Monia (the owners) took great care refurbishing the old farm house, being sensitive to the architecture, nature and the Umbrian tradition. (more)Tamar Feldberg
The house was beautiful and the surrounding garden (fantastic olive groves) and swimming pool. House staff were all very nice and accommodating. (more)Kate Aydin
From €110 per person per night
Herefordshire farmstay accommodation
Most memorable was the friendliness of John and Pearl. (more)Samantha O'Connor
We had a very enjoyable time and were made to feel very welcome. We have already recommended staying at the farm to our friends. (more)Sean Breen
There were so many of the little things that had been done to make our stay perfect - it was very much appreciated....Don't think about it, just do it, you'll have a great time. My only regret is not booking for longer. (more)Duncan Harris
From £500 - £700 per cottage per week
Tuscany bed & breakfast accommodation
Most memorable? Staying five days at the farm with my husband - taking a cooking class together, meeting new people at the dinning area, getting a tour of the organic vegetable gardens, seeing the animals on the farm. (more)Marcia Brenta
The best part was undoubtedly the food. Practically everything on your plate comes from the estate, whether it be pork from their rare breed pigs or wild boar, vegetables from the garden or olive oil from the olive groves. (more)Molly Slaughter
From €60 - €100 per person per night
Piedmont farmstay bed & breakfast, Italy
Memorable parts? wonderful breakfast, gorgeous pancakes, veggies/fruit just out of the garden! Tips? Local benefits? definitely yes Overall rating? wonderful, relaxing...perfect! (more)paola patetta
From €90 per room per night
Tuscany organic farmstay near Florence, Italy
Francesca is wonderful. She met me and my boyfriend at the train station, brought us to our lovely room, in a restored barn, and we had fresh baked bread and home made olive oil awaiting our arrival...Such an amazing farm, on magical land, in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. (more)Kathlyn Botell
It was simply wonderful. Francesca was welcoming and made me feel right at home, even before I left for my holiday. Her email replies were prompt and helpful. She was enthusiastic and friendly. (more)Smita Shah
One of the best holidays we've had. Couldn't recommend this place enough! (more)Elysha Ramage
From €55 - €100 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-4)
Self catering farmstay in Tuscany
Just wonderful. Beautiful place to stay. Friendly, local, well informed and English speaking hosts. Most memorable was sitting outside the farmhouse on an evening, looking at the stars, listening to the quiet, and thinking about the beautiful day just spent. (more)Judy Powell
Outstanding. (more)Lou Limoges
The stunning views and setting were most memorable. Great walks right on the doorstep. We appreciated the helpful and welcoming style of the staff. They were always ready with a smile and went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. (more)Nimet Rener
From €90 - €320 per apartment per night
Self catering accommodation in Tuscany, Italy
Sitting outside our farmhouse surrounded by birdsong and a wonderful smell of herbs, with an amazing view across vineyards and down the valley was the most memorable part. (more)Nicky Parker
Arriving at this accommodation and finding out it was a beautiful location and the farmhouse accommodation was perfect. Our children loved the pool and the farm's pets. (more)Neil Smith
This accommodation is the most wonderful, well-run and beautiful organic farm/estate set in protected woodland some half and hour from Siena. (more)Clara Marullo
From €1100 - €1400 per week
Scottish Highlands luxury self catering accommodation
SUPERB, didn't want to come home...The house was memorably comfortable and well equipped especially in the kitchen, it was such a pleasure to have sharp knives, mixers, salad spinners and an aga. (more)Carrie Hawksworth
The setting of the cottage itself and views from the hot tub were most memorable. We were in Rose, the smaller cottage, and the views were beautiful...The whole family, including boys of 10 and 5, loved it. Being on a croft with the animals made it extra special. (more)Susanna Dermody
We had a brilliant time and it was everything we had hoped for. The accommodation deserves its 5 stars and is a very relaxing place. We prefer self catering as it provides the flexibility required with the baby, but appreciated the option to have homemade food prepared for us. (more)Paul Bradshaw
From £450 - £2200 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-16)
Sardinia farmhouse accommodation
It was great holiday. Highly recommend staying here for either couples or families. Alberto is a great host. It was a relaxing holiday (more)Aoife Scallan
Amazing, it blew us away completely. We will definitely return, hopefully with family and friends in tow next time! (more)Natalie Ball
Best holiday we've ever had. Properly relaxing... We felt very looked after by Alberto who served us breakfast every morning and dinner every evening. He always had plenty of time to talk about the local area. (more)Alison Jenkins
From €29 - €50 per person per night
Bologna B&B farmhouse accommodation in Italy
Memorable parts? The region is beautiful, and Federico was a great host. We had a great conversation with him and enjoyed the home-made wine. Federico takes the environmental protection seriously and lived his philosophy right in front of us. We especially enjoyed the opportunity to have dinner with two gentlemen from France, a couple from Amsterdam, and the Italian host. These multicultural "events" are the best way to get to know the citizens of the world Tips? The bus reaches to... (more)Lance Farrell
From €35 - €60 per person per night
Tuscany farmstay, Italy
Memorable parts? The setting, the tranquillity and the people. Tips? You will need a car. If you have younger children and the weather is hot there is not that much to do except the pool - a property near the pool might be better than one elsewhere on the estate. Local benefits? Yes. (more)Richard Hardern
From €1350 - €1700 per house per week (sleeps 6)
Le Marche accommodation in Italy
Very enjoyable! (more)Cath Ernst
Everything was memorable! I think the best part for us was also the simplest - sitting on the terrace in the sun, whenever we could, just looking at and drinking in the stunning view and feel of Italian rolling hills! friend and I both cried on the night before we had to leave; one of my best holidays ever! (more)Beth Kilsby-Macnab
The welcome was exceptional and we would definitely return, if lucky enough to be visiting again. (more)Anne Sykes
From €30 - €56 per person per night
Zealand farmstay accommodation, Denmark
Memorable parts? The most friendly relaxing holiday on a wonderful farm, kids able to run free in a beautiful environment. Animals to pet and good comfortable clean accommodation. Tips? Book it! Satnav worked well. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Maxine Dursham
From DKK500 - DKK800 per apartment per night
Alpujarras self catering accommodation, Andalucia, Spain
Memorable parts? Walking in the beautiful gorges of Alpujarras. Especially the half hour climb up the zig-zag paths! Tips? It seems a long way from anywhere when you look at it on the map, but it is a beautiful region and well-worth going. Hire a car. You won't get far without one. Stay at Cortijo Opazo; it is very peaceful, well-thought out and comfortable. Local benefits? Yes. Local shops and eateries recommended by the hosts (and they know them). Water conservation... (more)Phil Wainwright
From €345 - €375 per cottage per week (sleeps 2)
Peneda Geres National Park accommodation in Portugal
Memorable parts? The construction of the houses is unique. Silence in the night is complete. The space utilization inside is admirable. Tips? Confirm very clearly how many beds are there in the house. While I had communicated clearly that we are a family of four with kids 8 and 10, there were only three beds in the house. The owner had communicated that there is one double bed and one sofa bed. The sofa bed turned out to be a single folding bed. We joined the other two beds allowing... (more)Sunoor Verma
From €55 - €65 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

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At Responsible Travel we’ve seen interest in UK farmstay holidays more than double in the past year which is great news for the carbon footprint as well as a sign that getting out and about in the beautiful British countryside is still one of our favourite pastimes. The 106% increase in enquiries for our UK farmstay accommodation collection - many of which are certified as organic - also reflects a growing trend for more and more UK farmers to turn to travel and tourism - 'agro tourism' - as a means of subsidizing incomes. So, as it’s the Soil Association's Organic Fortnight (6-21 September) we thought we’d showcase some of our top farmstay accommodations for the perfect autumn break and talk to the people behind them. Read more about farmstays in this farmstay holidays article.
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