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Agriturismos

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.

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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 from £320

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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

From 150€

 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

From 100 €

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

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 2 to 4 (sleep 5, 5 and 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

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

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)

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

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