5 Reasons to go on a Self-Catering Farm Stay in Scotland
Where better to celebrate the start of spring than a rural retreat? It’s a glorious time of year to immerse yourself in the countryside, with carpets of spring flowers, days that begin to stretch out languidly and signs ofnew life around every corner. Why not put the daily routine on pause and unwind in peaceful surroundings? If you’re longing for a country escape, an agritourism holiday is an ideal way to have a relaxing and fun family holiday. Here are 5 reasons to go on a self-catering farm holiday this spring.
1. Authentic experience of life on a farm
Whether you simply want tranquil surroundings to relax in or to give your family a truly authentic experience, a farm stay caters for both. Staying on or near a farm gives you a fascinating insight into the daily goings-on of a working farm, and first-hand experience of what life is like there. And what child doesn’t love being around animals, machinery… and mud!
More and more of us are taking a keen interest in where our food comes from and how it’s produced. Taking the family on a farm stay is not only fun, but educational. Children are given the chance to learn more about the origin of their food and experience the farming cycle first hand. Now is a great time to learn about the spring stage of this cycle, with the new arrivals of lambs and calves.
3. A great base for visiting the surrounding area
You don’t have to spend all your time on the farm; a self-catering farm cottage provides a good base for discovering the local area. Whether you’re interested in visiting tourist attractions, being active in the Scottish outdoors or watching wildlife, you’ll find a wide range of activities on your doorstep. There are farms all across Scotland that also run self-catering so whichever part of the country you want to visit, you can find a relaxing rural retreat from which to explore it.
4. Home comforts
Staying in a self-catering cottage meansyou can enjoy all the comforts of home and really relax in your own space. With freedom and flexibility to make the most of your holiday, you can cook meals at times that suit you, and spend your holiday however you choose, whether it’s lounging by an open fire with a good book, hill walking or basking in magnificent views from the garden. You can have the best of both worlds – a farm stay and the privacy of your own home-from-home in which to unwind.
5. Value for money
Giving you a unique experience and fantastic value for money, a self-catering farm holiday is a great option if you’re looking for a fun family holiday that doesn’t cost the earth. It’s a more economical way to have your ideal getaway.
So why not go rural this spring and really embrace the Scottish countryside with a ‘farmstaycation’?
Emma Ross writes about Scottish self-catering holidays for EmbraceScotland.