For some, the mention of farm stays might bring about childhood memories of roughing it up in the countryside with nothing but basic amenities — so it may come as a surprise that anyone would want to check into a farm while on holiday. Yet, the concept is becoming increasingly popular, especially amongst the jet-setting elite and celebrities. Madonna, for instance, owns a horse farm in the tony Hamptons enclave of Bridgehampton.
While the history of farm stays dates back to the end of World War II, when countries try to encourage tourism in agrarian areas after thousands of Europeans moved from small towns to cities, the concept has evolved and are now back on the radar, making some of the most unique and luxurious holiday accommodations.
This is especially so with the current focus on sustainable produce, as the farm-to-table movement grows in popularity. Instead of just visiting a farmers market in a foreign country, some would prefer staying right at the source to get the full experience.
If you’re still not convinced, these luxury farm stays are going to change your mind, with chic interiors, modern amenities, and jaw-droppingly beautiful surroundings. Here are some of the most unique farm stay experiences in the world.