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Being green does not mean you have to give up on style and comfort when travelling. Luxury holidays can now be as eco-friendly as you'd like them to be!

Eco-friendly holiday accommodation

Farm Stay has the perfect selection of holiday accommodation for your eco escape to the country. From luxurious farmhouse B&B’s, to cosy cottages just for two, big house holidays for the perfect family celebration, or gorgeous glamping hideaways.

There is plenty of eco-friendly options!

Eco staycations can contribute to looking after this wonderful planet of ours, so it's here for the long run for future generations to enjoy. Eco stays help to preserve the very environment and landscape which makes your holiday so memorable.

Leave a lighter carbon footprint

Reducing our carbon footprint has never been more important. Farm Stay has many eco-friendly retreats where hosts aim to minimise the impact on the environment as a priority. You can relax and enjoy your holiday knowing you are leaving a lighter footprint.

Every aspect of sustainable travel is carefully considered; from sourcing through eco-friendly suppliers, using environmentally friendly cleaning products, harnessing renewable energy to heat and light your accommodation, to supporting other local businesses and the community.

Your hosts work tirelessly to protect the landscape, and many implement extensive environmental projects on the farm. Look out for members who also belong to Green Tourism, the internationally recognised accreditation scheme.

Leave the car behind

Farm Stays guarantee wide open spaces and fresh country air. Leave the car behind and take time to explore, with wonderful walks through stunning countryside or cycling along safe off-road trails.

If you are looking for more adventure you why not go climbing, caving, canoeing, sailing, fishing, geocaching, or horse riding?

There’s lots of family fun and opportunities to create magical memories.

Electric Car Charging

Have you got an electric car? Not only will you recharge your own battery, but you can plug in and recharge your car too!

More and more of our Farm Stay hosts provide electric car charging, often powered by renewable energy systems.

Eco farm stays

Our members are more than happy to share their knowledge with guests and explain how their farms are managed in a sustainable way to support the wildlife and protect the flora and fauna local to the area. Do you shop local?

Just ask our members, they’ll know where the best farm shops are so you can help support the local economy during your stay, you may even be able to buy produce onsite with zero food miles!

Slow travel

With a staycation in the countryside, you can take life at a slower pace. With the peace and quiet of a rural setting you can immerse yourself in nature, unwind and let the stresses and strains of everyday life evaporate.

Our members know the best viewpoints, where to find the tastiest local treats and those little hidden gems, that make your holiday extra special. Spend your days exploring the countryside and the evenings chatting and toasting marshmallows round a firepit.

Dark skies and starry nights

Many Farm Stay holidays are based in rural areas with dark skies and little light pollution. If you live in a built-up area you may not really see the sky at night. An eco-escape is your chance to lie back and look up at the star-studded sky above, a truly magical experience.

If you’ve got a telescope bring it with you!

Go off grid

Pack up your bags for an eco-adventure and go off-grid. Sit back, relax and watch the wildlife; don’t forget to take your binoculars and camera.

Glamping off-grid, with composting toilets, and solar power generation will mean you leave the lightest of footprints, but you can still enjoy chilling out in a log-fired hot tubs or connecting with loved ones round the glowing embers of a fire.