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Agriturismo offers you the chance to combine a relaxing stay in a secluded rural location, amidst beautiful scenery, with the experience of life on a real, working farm - often, you can get involved in a hands-on way, and you'll always be able to try the produce - from wine to vegetables to freshly churned cheese. You can be sure you are supporting a local, ethical, environmentally-friendly business and having minimal environmental impact and find out about all the ways in which farming has preserved traditional methods or pioneered new ways of being green in the 21st century. For more information about Agriturismo, check out the European Centre for Ecological and Agricultural Tourism's website, or the Italian Agriturist site.

Greentraveller founder, Richard Hammond, also highlights a variety of great agriturismo-accommodations in the Mediterranean in his blog on Sustainable Travel in the Mediterranean, Anouk van den Eijnde discusses some of Europe's best Farmstay Holidays and an agriturist treehouse is one of Richard's top five green breaks for 2010.

Agriturismo may be an Italian word, but there are great places to have the agritourism experience across the rest of Europe (and beyond), from rural Shropshire to the mountains of Andalucía - check out some of the best, and greenest, below.

West Cottage

Treshnish & Haunn Cottages, Isle of Mull, Scotland

8 award winning renovated stone cottages with wood burning stoves and luxurious bedrooms overlooking the open fields of a working farm managed for wildlife and ecology and the sea. Peaceful and relaxing with spectacular coastal walks.
Cottage sleeping 2: £280-£445; Cottage sleeping 6 £385-£675

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Tenuta di Spannocchia

Tenuta di Spannocchia, Tuscany, Italy

Set in an historic 1100 acre Tuscan estate complete with medieval castle, Spannocchia is home to an organic farm, education centre and nature reserve; guests can stay in the farmhouses, participate in educational programs, or enjoy the b&b.
15 double b&b bedrooms. 19 bedrooms in farmhouses

b&b: 85€ double bedroom with shared bathroom - 100€ double bedroom with private bathroom, Farmhouses from 1200€ p/w to 2600€ p/w

Hot and sunny Ibiza with clear, bright blue sky

Agroturismo Can Marti, Ibiza, Spain

A beautiful, authentic and organic farmhouse in a quiet and idyllic spot in the unspoilt north of the island. The renovated house offers very comfortable and originally decorated apartments with garden access.
2 suites and 3 doubles

Couble (apartment): 840€ - 1330€ per week, suite (cottage): 1260€ - 1960€ per week

Desert Greenhouse, Fuerteventura patio

Desert Greenhouse, Fuerteventura, Spain

At Desert Greenhouse, a 300 year old house, surrounded by palms and cacti, you can enjoy incredible sunsets or star gazing at night. Relax on a typical Spanish patio and let time go by, sit in the garden, or drink a glass of wine in front of the fire
3 double rooms

Double room from 60 to 75 euros per night

The Locanda: roses, honeysuckle and broom, local varieties growing in the garden

Locanda della Valle Nuova, Le Marche, Italy

A renovated 1920s farmhouse near the hilltop town of Urbino in the Le Marche region on the eastern coast of central Italy. Like many agriturismos, food and wine are the focus here, and you can expect splendid, organic dishes made by the owners.
8: 5 doubles, 1 twin, 2 self-catering apartments

Rooms: B&B 55 € per person per night, Dinner B&B 85 € p.p.p.n. (min. 3 nights) Apartments: 680 € per week (ask for shorter and longer stays)

Posada del Valle, Asturias, Spain

Posada del Valle, Asturias, Spain

Beautiful 19th-century stone farmhouse and organic farm near Arriondas close to the sandy beaches of the Cantabrian coast and the spectacular Picos de Europa national park in northern Spain. Imaginative home cooking with emphasis on local food.
12: 10 twins/doubles, 2 triples

Rooms from €66.

 Vineyard estate surrounded by beautiful forest, calm and relaxing

Une Campagne en Provence, France

A special homely farming resort in the heart of Provence with delicious home made cooking fresh from the local gardens. Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful holiday in this Provençal templar estate with lovely forest walks and beautiful vineyards.
5 guestrooms: 3 large beds, 2 twins/ doubles & 3 hol homes

92 € guestroom, 119 € guestroom, 125 € guestroom per night incl breakfast, 660 € selfcatering apartment per week

Exterior shot of agriturismo La Cerra

Agriturismo La Cerra, Sardinia, Italy

A typically hospitable family-run farm near the historic town of Tempio Pausania and stunning beaches. The restaurant, in a charming converted stable, serves tasty regional dishes and overlooks the farm where honey is produced.
6: 4 triple room, 1 4beds room, 1 apartment self-catering

€100/120 half board

Ikarianwine club the stone houses and part of the organic farm

Ikarian Wine Club, Ikaria, Greece

Recently restored traditional stone houses on an organic farm in the middle of the forest and close to beautiful beaches. Ideal for walking and trekking, as well as cycling. And gloriously free from mass tourism!
6:3 doubles, 2 triple, 1 single

Per house with breakfast 100 Euros (from 29/7 till 3/9)

Lucertola Pisa, Front of Farmhouses

La Lucertola, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Set in the blissful Tuscan countryside near Pisa, these two gorgeous and eco friendly farmhouses, each sleep up to 7, are powered by the sun and fed by natural spring water. Relax by the pool, feast on seasonal fruit and veg and explore the villages.
Two farmhouses - each sleep up to seven people

We charge weekly by the property, not by the bedroom. High season price is £1050 - based on say 6 people sharing = £25 pppn

Portugese Mill

Portugese Mill, Portugal

A restored historic mill complex from the 17th and 18th century in the traditional and unspoilt hills of central Portugal. Make the most of the locally-grown food, good, affordable wine, lush green scenery and many bathing rivers.
Two bedrooms- master double and twin. Sleeps 4

From £308.00 to: £570.00 (based on two staying)

Casa Rurale El Paraje, Las Alpujarras, Spain

A lovely farmhouse with incredible panoramic mountain views from the pool and terrace. The knowledgeable hosts offer walking tours, bike hire and delicious home-cooked food and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere has guests returning year after year.
5 rooms & 2 rental houses each sleeping 4

Doubles/twins from €55 B&B; two-bedroom rental houses sleeping four from €470/week

Kirkennan Lodge sits on its own in a large garden.

Kirkennan Estate, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Choose from 3 characterful cottages set on a small, organic Scottish Estate in a scenic coastal area bulging with birds & other wildlife; enjoy the woodland, riverside, Victorian walled & landscaped gardens - or just dog walk for miles from the door.
from 4 to 7, depending on the cottage.

Weekly cost: Lodge £310-£900: Mews £260-£640; Woodsedge £280-£715

Casa Las Chimeneas exterior hillside

Casa Las Chimeneas, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Your hosts' enthusiasm and local knowledge really stands out - from walks and attractions to cookery courses, yoga retreats and wildlife walks, they'll ensure you get the most out of your trip, leaving you free to soak up the relaxing atmosphere.
9 rooms & 3 apartments

Doubles/twins €90 B&B, self-catering apartments from €350 per week

Trossachs Yurts, Stirling, Scotland

Trossachs Yurts, Stirling, Scotland

A homely glampsite that's a haven of comfort & creativity with views across Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve. Offers an interesting range of art and craft activities, yoga courses and wonderful walks around Loch Lomond and in the Arrochar Alps.
Sleeps up to 4, or book more than one yurt for a family camp

From £98 per night

Pitched safari tent at Lochhouses

Lochhouses Treehouses & Safari Tents, Lothian, Scotland

Beautifully kitted out safari tents and 2 treehouses of Lochhouses, nestled under trees just a short stroll from a long sandy beach. This dream-like coastal scene is only an hour from Edinburgh, and each tent sleeps 6-8 so plenty of room to share.
6 tents 5 treehouses: Sleeps 6 to 8

From £124 per night

Great Glen Holidays, Chalet

Great Glen Holidays, Highlands, Scotland

Situated on Torlundy Farm in the footthills of Ben Nevis these 8 timber chalets and 2 lodges have spectacular mountain views from a quiet wooded site. An ideal base for a family activity holiday with walks, mountain biking, fly fishing & riding.
8, 2 bedroom chalets; 2 lodges sleeping 6-8

£320 - £1500 per week (Chalets, Lodges)

Gera's Olive Grove, Perama, Lesvos

Gera's Olive Grove is, you've guessed it, hidden away in one of Lesvos' beautiful, silvery glades of olive trees. This charming agriturismo really is sustainable accommodation at its best, with impressive attention to detail.
9 rooms

For the latest prices, check with owner

The residence is surrounded by nature

Quinta Da Flores, Leiria, Portugal

A stunning 4 hectare quinta with 3 self-catering cottages, yurt and bedroom studio just 10 minutes from the centre of Figueiró dos Vinhos. Take part in a yoga class, enjoy a massage or make the most of the plentiful walking and cycling opportunities.
5 twin bedrooms, 2 double bedrooms, yurt 3/4 beds

Cottage (4 p) € 750,-, Farmhouse (4/6) € 1050,-, Appartment (4 p) € 900,-, B&B (2p) € 350,-, Yurt (3/4p) € 400,-, all for one week

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