Farmsteads & Holiday Cottages in Rural France
There is nothing quite like a farmstead in rural France, with the green, rolling hillsides and peaceful atmosphere surrounding you. Enjoy a holiday cottage on a farm with your family and explore the wonderful outdoors. Whether you prefer being near a forest in the North or out near the rustic hills in the South, France offers everything you could want from a holiday in the countryside.
Located in the centre of the country, the Auvergne is a mountainous and beautiful area that is popular with hikers and offers plenty of outdoor activities. Full of forests that cover dormant volcanoes as well as expansive valleys, there are plenty of planned routes for you to follow, allowing you to take on difficult or more relaxed terrain depending on your level of experience. Known as the “Region of Regions,” due to the sheer diversity within the area, the Auvergne offers so much to see in its various sub regions, whether you visit the vichy area or Forez, the Dômes or Le Mézenc.
The Auvergne is also known for its variety of cheeses. Try Bleu d'Auvergne or Cantal both made in the region for a contrast of blue and soft cheese. French cuisine alone may be enough to inspire you to stay at a farmstead in France. Even if you aren’t directly on a working farm, staying in a rural area will offer the opportunity to try the local and freshly made produce from the locals. Venture out on a morning walk and pick up some eggs or ask to pick your own if you are staying with the kids! If you are looking at relaxing and enjoying the quiet French countryside, a break on a French farmstead may be the ideal trip for you. Staying in a rural cottage will give you a relaxing break from the stresses of the office and traffic of the city centre.