The Farmcation

Reading some of the trend predictions for 2012, I was interested to learn that we will be swapping the Staycation this year for the Farmcation.

The predication is that with us all becoming more aware of where our food comes from, that farmers this year will be opening up their homes and converting their spare barns for us all to stay in and live off their land for the duration of our holiday.

 I have a daughter of 10 and this would be her ideal holiday so with this in mind I have been looking at some of the best farm accommodation on offer.

Kempley Barns, close to The Malvern Hills and The Forest of Dean, consists of four converted barns around a courtyard. All our designed to the highest standard with under floor heating and exposed oak beams and there is a heated swimming pool for your use.

Mhor Hotel is based in The Trossachs National Park in Scotland and all the produce served in the Hotel is from the family farm, with bread baked in their own bakery.

Eckington Manor is on the borders of The Cotswolds and has it’s own farm, orchard and vegetable and herb gardens, so you can be assured that the food during your stay will be as fresh and seasonal as it gets. You can also attend a cookery course during your stay or just enjoy the surroundings.

Feather Down Farms were launched a few years ago but are still one of the most magical places to stay with your family for a truly back to nature holiday. The accommodation is mid way between camping and  self catering with real beds, wood burners and picnic tables.


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