A farmer’s life for me
Make the most of the Great British outdoors with a fabulous farm stay
Farm Stay, a leader in UK farm holidays, has reported a sharp increase in bookings for 2022 as holidaymakers continue to value the space, close access to nature and independence that retreats in the countryside offer.
“Even with the world opening up to travellers again, I think one of the positives that has come out of the Covid-19 pandemic is that people's eyes have been opened to the opportunities available on their doorstep,” said Kay Barriball, Farm Stay UK chairman.
“As a not-for-profit cooperative of rural properties across the UK, we've definitely seen an increase in people looking for short breaks in the countryside, wanting to book direct with their hosts and generally connect with food and farming.
”With close to 450 properties across the country on their site, Farm Stay has a property for every group size or occasion — even yoga breaks. On the website, holidaymakers can filter options by region or various other categories such as glamping, self-catering, accessibility, pet friendly, and last-minute offers. They can also peruse special collections narrowed down to properties that are located close to the beach, offer animal feeding, are eco-friendly or have hot tubs.
As uncertainty around travelling to far-flung destinations remains, and many holidaymakers prefer to stay among their own ‘bubble’ of family and friends, a farm stay can offer freedom, independence, privacy and unforgettable memories as guests connect to Mother Nature and experience the charm of a simpler way of living. Breathtaking scenery, charming quarters and cute farm animals offer further perks that the whole family can enjoy.
Whether you want to go off-grid in the great Scottish outdoors or enjoy a multi-generational break with all the creature comforts the discerning traveller could desire closer to a major city, Brits and international visitors are spoilt for choice when exploring all the best of Britain
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