There's much more to organic than simply the food you put on your plate. A getaway at one of the UK’s many organic farms is a great option if you’re looking for sustainable travel and fantastic food, in beautiful locations.
Many of our certified farms have opened their gates for holidays across the UK. Often in areas of outstanding beauty, organic farms are a haven for wildlife, home to an average of 30% more species - so if you're a nature lover or a bird-watcher, a farm stay could be perfect for you.
Maddocks Farm Organics is a multi award winning organic smallholding on the edge of the Blackdown Hills which specialises in edible flowers and unusual garnishes. Run by the Billingtons, it’s a relaxed site, ideal both for chilling or rambling in the beautiful Devon countryside nearby. They also run a free tour of their organic farm for guests, where you can learn about the growing process and try some flowers too!
The Hayloft sleeps 12, with 6 bedrooms (all en-suite), with a lovely open plan living room and mezzanine for reading and relaxing. The farm and accommodation is run on organic and sustainable principles - their underfloor heating runs on solar electricity, whilst a reed bed filtration system for water treatment. What's more, the farm holds close ties to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, supporting bee colonies through wildflower planting and annual charitable donations for their protection.
Fen End Farm is a small organic mixed farm on the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens. They produce apple juice from the ten traditional varieties in their orchard, beef from a small herd of red poll cattle, and oats from their fields.
Alongside four available tent pitches, Fen End also have a handcrafted yurt to hire which sleeps up to a family of five, equipped with a king-size bed, a mini woodburner and a fire pit. Alternatively, stay in their bell tent, tipis or gypsy wagon, nestled in the heart of the orchard.
Carswell’s 7 self-catered holiday cottages are dotted around their coastal organic farm in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Devon. Just a few minutes from the coastline, the environment is filled with an exceptional variety of wildlife and plants, including some extremely rare species that are encouraged by the farm’s organic approach. Carswell offer a cottage to suit everyone - from a romantic getaway for 2 (complete with wood-fired hot tub), to their stunning 5 bedroom Georgian farmhouse and even the ‘grand gentleman’s residence,’ which sleeps fourteen!
Breakfast ingredients, BBQ boxes and roast dinner hampers can also be provided, sourced from local, organic producers and prepared on site.
This B&B in Monmouthshire embodies the principles of organic, serving a fully organic and local vegetarian breakfast supplemented with the farm’s own jams and honey. A living restoration project come to life, the owners have lovingly saved this Grade II listed farmhouse and its surrounding farm buildings from dereliction.
Work continues today, fencing nearby woodlands for natural generation, restoring ponds and returning the working organic farm to its bustling former glory. Within driving distance of many historic abbeys including Tintern and Tewkesbury, and with farm tours also available, it’s this perfect blend of educational and relaxing that makes Upper Red House the ideal organic getaway for families.
Coleshill Organics was first established on a farm in nearby Watchfield back in 1995. The box scheme now operates from a beautiful 7-acre walled garden in the National Trust village of Coleshill, Swindon, where they grow over 80 different varieties of fruit and veg.
Their cosy converted shepherd's hut is situated in the heart of the walled garden. Perfect for couples, it's an ideal spot for a relaxing weekend getaway!
There are so many ways to choose organic. If you're looking for local, organic food delivered to your door, find an Organic Box Scheme near you. Alternatively, check out our Independent Retailer listings to find your local indie store.