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If you're after something different to the classic hotel stay with the usual clean-cut lobbies and modern conveniences, perhaps it's time to break away from civilisation for a spell. That's precisely where Durham Farmstay come in. They offer an exciting alternatve to a traditional holiday getaway. You'll venture out to the wilder side of the destination. You'll be surrounded by nature. You'll have hiking paths and parks on the doorstep. And you could even get your hands dirty by helping out with day-to-day farming chores.
Almost always run by locals, these sorts of hotels ooze authenticity. Instead of just sampling regional produce in restaurants, you can see where and how it's made. And it doesn't end there. You can also learn loads about local culinary techniques thanks to the rustic kitchens that come attached to so many Durham Farmstay, where locals are often happy to showcase the ins and outs of home cooking. And there's even a chance you could leave with a tasty souvenir – a pot of jam, a bottle of wine, some fresh veg. Remember that you'll be staying on a working farm, after all.
There are few accommodations here that'll have you immersed in nature like a Durham agritourism getaway. Perfect for escaping from the hustle and bustle of city life, these sorts of stays mean waking up to fresh country air in the company of wildlife. Many have loads of outdoorsy pursuits right on the doorstep. That could mean a winding hiking trail or a little nature walk, it could mean birdwatching spots or just a leafy garden that promises relaxation and respite.
Although rustic, Durham Farmstay don't have to be primitive. In fact, they rarely are. There's a distinct edge of luxury available in many of the same sort of stays. Places like these are known to have outdoor pools and sunning terraces, on-site spas and farm-to-table restaurants. Rooms often come with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and cosy lounges where you can sit and chat to like-minded travellers as a wood fire crackles in the hearth. It's all part of the focus on natural, healthy living, part of creating a spiritual, authentic and meaningful escape from the Rat Race.
It's never been easier to discover the most amazing agritourism holidays on offer in Durham. Using our intelligent search engine and travel map, you can now unearth the top-rated country stays across the whole destination. That's great if you've got an idea of what sort of natural surroundings you want to explore, but also perfect if you're in need of a little inspiration. All you need to do is enter the dates you're planning on travelling and ebookers will take care of the rest.