We asked Linda Moss author of Organic Places To Stay to share her top 5 Organic Holidays for 2011.
THE BYRE AT PENYBANC FARM
Llandysul SA44 5XE
Cottage: sleeps 6+1
£280-£380 per week.
Organic farm produce available to buy in season from the owners.
AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS FROM MID APRIL 2011. A characterful, well-insulated, warm converted farm building on a 40 acre organic holding in the lush Teifi Valley. It has two bedrooms, two shower rooms, a well equipped new kitchen, a large living / dining room with ample seating and a feature woodburning stove. Heating and hot water is 'green' and plentiful, cleaning materials used are eco-friendly. The cottage can be booked as a self-catering let with organic produce, fruit, vegetables, herbs, preserves, eggs and honey seasonally available to buy from the owners. Meals can be ordered occasionally or on a fully catered basis - vegetarian and locally sourced, with organic ingredients from the farm when in season.
YURTS AT YALDING
The Yalding Garden
Yalding ME18 6EX
Yurts: sleep 4
From £150 for two nights
Bushel Box Cafe [breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea]
Enjoy locally grown organic vegetables and delicious homemade meals.
Surrounded by the stunning Yalding Organic Gardens, these luxury eco-friendly yurts are in a unique location. Explore the history of gardening through eighteen beautiful organic gardens set in five acres of Kent countryside. Enjoy locally grown organic vegetables and delicious homemade meals cooked at the Bushel Box Cafe, where they aim to use local seasonal produce and ethically sourced ingredients. Always thoughtful to care about the environment, so cutting their carbon footprint where they can by cooking what they grow in their own gardens. Relax by your own camp fire. The Bushel Box Farm Shop sells fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs, honey, meat, fish, dairy products, local wine and beer, fresh bread, pastries, cakes, homemade jams, chutneys, pickles, etc.
SHETLAND ISLANDS, SCOTLAND
NORTH HAMARSLAND, CROFT HOUSE
+44 1595 840345
Croft House: sleeps 2
£250-£300 per week.
Vegetables, salads and lamb as available.
Secluded self-catering accommodation in a refurbished traditional stone built croft house on a certified organic holding with thirty five Shetland ewes. With a new conservatory extension and open plan living area it has underfloor heating from a heat pump and a wood-burning stove. The balcony has twin beds, while downstairs there is a futon sofa. The kitchen corner has a fridge freezer, combination microwave oven, double gas burner, all dishes, etc. The bathroom has a shower, washing machine and a composting loo. WiFi broadband connection. Organic vegetables, salads and lamb are available in season. Ask to see the authentic ShetlandOrganics fleeces and yarns, made from the wool from native Shetland sheep.
PELJESAC PENINSULA, CROATIA
Loviste 160, 20269 Loviste
Pension: B&B €45-€90 room per night.
Restaurant [breakfast, lunch, dinner]
Produce their own organic vegetables and fruits on their farm.
A family owned pension is just twenty metres from the sea in the small village of Loviste. Offering comfortable rooms and apartments in quiet surroundings with a private beach. Providing a complimentary organic breakfast. The restaurant offers a variety of Dalmatian specialties all prepared in a traditional way, using fresh fish and crabs, olive oil, and vegetables all grown in their own garden. The pasika [farm] is not far from Loviste. The main part of the produce grown there is used in the restaurant, for example dried figs, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, eggplant, zucchini, Swiss chard, watermelons, melons, olive oil, etc. The entire production is eco-adjusted. No chemical fertilizers are used and the produce is GMO free.
Otradovice 3, 25901 Votice
Hotel, €65-€99 per person per night
Restaurant [breakfast, lunch, dinner]
Own meat, vegetables and fruit grown using organic and sustainable principles
The sustainable farm is located in the beautiful historical area of Bohemia. Visitors to the hotel can stay in deluxe rooms, suites or apartments. At Bohemiae Rosa they produce their own meat, vegetables and fruit using organic and sustainable principles. The restaurant provides delicious healthy food, mostly made on their own farm. The produce includes seasonal fruit and vegetables, eggs, fish and various meats such as beef, pork, poultry, goat, sheep and rabbit. Also available are farm made honey, jams, pickles, sauerkraut, pasta and more. Guest can have a tour of the farm and talk to the farmer himself. Enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding Czech countryside, where you can fish, hike, cycle, and take stunning photos.
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