If you’ve been secretly yearning for the fresh air, idyllic surroundings, and good food that come with life on a farm – we’ve got the world’s best farming holidays, according to global travellers. *
Pension Rothschildův dvůr, Bela, Czech Republic
Pension Rothschildův dvůr in Bela, Czech Republic
A 19th-century horse breeding farm, Pension Rothschildův dvůr was built by the Rothschild Family (the well-known banking dynasty) and has an excellently well-stocked wine cellar. Horse riding lessons and wine tastings are held regularly (although ideally not in combination). And there’s plenty of hiking, cycling, riding, tennis, and volleyball.
Rieserhof/Fam. Meißnitzer, Pongau, Austria
Rieserhof/Fam. Meißnitzer in Pongau, Austria
Ideally situated between the Rauris Ski Area and the riverside town of Zell am See, the Rieserhof Farm has some stunning mountain views and great connections for ski enthusiasts. With the glorious scenery, skiing, cycling, and swimming options, you’ll be forgiven for spending most of your time outside but do take a moment to sample the farm’s produce and homemade cakes.
Casa Bunicului, Brasov, Romania
Casa Bunicului in Brasov, Romania
Despite a rural location and peaceful surroundings, Casa Bunicului is only a short journey from some of Romania’s most popular landmarks. The Dragus Adventure Park is only 1.6km away and guests can easily take day trips to the Romanian Orthodox Brâncoveanu Monastery, and the Făgăraş Citadel. There’s also plenty of skiing and cycling to be had but guests who prefer to relax while on holiday can make the most of the farm’s bar and courtyard.
Agriturismo Maso Botes, Alto Garda e Ledro, Italy
Agriturismo Maso Botes in Alto Garda e Ledro, Italy
The two acres of olive groves surrounding Agriturismo Maso Botes are so idyllic that it’s hard to believe they are actually part of a working orchard. An impression that is only enhanced by the farm’s mountain views and the twinkle of Lake Garda in the distance. Activities avaliable include cycling, rock-climbing, fishing, and swimming. And, once you’ve worn yourself out, dinner usually includes the owner’s homegrown honey and olive oil.
Poppy Cottages, North Yorkshire, UK
Poppy Cottages in North Yorkshire, UK
The self-catered Poppy Cottages are surrounded by some of the UK’s most stunning landscape: the Yorkshire Dales. Every cottage has its own garden, a wood burning stove, and a terraced area for al fresco dining. The picturesque town of Harrogate is only 40 minutes away and the village of Carleton is just down the road.
Drumreagh Bed & Breakfast Cabins, Tasmania, Australia
Drumreagh Bed & Breakfast Cabins in Tasmania, Australia
A collection of pet-friendly, self-catered cabins in rural Tasmania, the Drumreagh Bed & Breakfast is a great opportunity to live like a local without any of the responsibilities. Guests are greeted with home-cooked, chocolate lava muffins, still warm from the oven, and children will love meeting the farm’s friendly family of alpacas.
Residenz Erschbaum, Plan de Corones, Italy
Residenz Erschbaum in Plan de Corones, Italy
This hilltop farm stay provides guests with ski-to-door access, ski storage, bike hire, free parking, and the surrounding area is full of hiking trails. Despite its lofty location and panoramic views of the valley, Residenz Erschbaum is handily situated only a few-minutes’ drive from the town of Lorenzi. Breakfast includes milk and eggs produced onsite and the farm is pet-friendly.
Quinta Vale da Roca, Sintra-Cascais National Park, Portugal
Quinta Vale da Roca in Sintra-Cascais National Park, Portugal
Surrounded by a forest and right next to a vineyard, every room in Quinta Vale da Roca is named after a different kind of grape. There is plenty of cycling and hiking available although it’s tempting to just sit by the pool, sipping a glass of the locally-produced wine, and admire the panoramic views of Guicho Beach and Cascais. Oh, and you’ll also spot Espichel Cape in the distance.
Pensjonat Modra Sikorka, Lodz, Poland
Pensjonat Modra Sikorka in Lodz, Poland
Another forest farm, Pensjonat Modra Sikorka is only a few-minutes’ walk from the village of Swolszewice Małei. In addition to the leafy surroundings, this classically-decorated accommodation also has a beautiful garden, barbecue facilities, a children’s play area, and lots of cycling, hiking, and exploring.
Lammerauhof, Salzburg, Austria
Lammerauhof in Salzburg, Austria
The family-owned Lammerauhof farm was built by the current owners’ parents in 1948 and was turned into a guesthouse in 1970. It is still a working farm but manages to give guests all the luxury and relaxation they could need. The outdoor pool and childrens’ playground are a hit with younger guests while those in search of a more peaceful holiday love the mountain views and home-from-home hospitality.
- As rated by Booking.com reviewers.