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What is Agrotourism?

 

“Agrotourism is a tourist activity complementary to agriculture taking place on a farm. It connects agricultural producers with tourists or day-trippers, allowing them to discover the agricultural environment, agriculture, and production through the reception and information that their host reserves for them. “
– definition of agritourism

This form of farm tourism aims to discover and share the know-how of the agricultural community.  Feather Down goes towards this direction by offering farm stays in unique accommodations and by organizing certain activities such as the farm tour. In addition, each farm has an honesty shop where products from the farm are sold, as well as local products. During your glamping holiday, you can taste regional specialties! Read the article on The delights of Feather Down.

Agrotourism Un Lit Au PréGlamping with Feather Down: a return to authenticity

In recent years, tourists have wanted to move away from traditional touristic areas and are increasingly attracted by the rural environment. It is therefore quite natural that they turn to farm tourism aka glamping.
In agrotourism, farmers give their visitors a glimpse of their way of life and offer them the opportunity to get involved and discover the countryside. Agrotourism allows holiday goers to enjoy the fresh air, learn more about nature, flora and fauna and rural cultures, as well as ride horses or donkeys, pick fruit and vegetables, feed livestock, cows and participate in farm work.
Agrotourism is, first of all, a meeting with working farmers, but also sharing of know-how and promotion of local products. Family farm holidays promise an authentic experience that will appeal to children and adults alike!

Farm holidays: a form of sustainable tourism

Farm tourism is an additional financial source for farmers and it allows them to diversify their offer in order to perpetuate their activities.
Agrotourism also makes it possible to enhance a region or a province. Small producers contribute to the enhancement of the identity and regional wealth of a territory. This form of tourism supports local economic activity.

At Feather Down, our farmers are eager to share their passion with you and help you discover their regions. For each location, we strive to highlight the cultural and natural heritage and advise you as best as possible on activities close to the farm.

Glamping Farms to visit

Discover Billingsmoor Farm, this is ideal for kids to learn more about life on a working dairy farm.
Glanmor Isaf Farm is an organic farm that will appeal to families.
Midgham Farm is incredible farm by New Forest National Park and has everything to please: adorable animals in a dreamlike nature.

Our farmers are eager to welcome you and introduce you to their world. Support them by booking your next glamping farm holiday with Feather Down!