Here at Holiday Tots, we LOVE a holiday and sometimes we like a holiday that is a little different, maybe in a beautiful rural location perfect for exploring, something a little quirky and rustic.
If you are a family who might be looking for the less ordinary for your next family-holiday, take a look below at our top picks for a little quirky and rustic…
Molino Rio Alajar, Natural Park Sierra de Aracena, Spain
A collection of rustic, child-friendly cottages in Southern Spain. Surrounded by countryside, rolling hills, clusters of white villages, all provides the perfect backdrop for exploration and beautiful walks . The local villages are steeped in history, cobbled tracks and ancient forts, expect bubbling streams and springs.
Guests can soak up the scenery and sun, around the swimming pool area or on one of the terraces while enjoying a cup of tea or glass of wine. Help themselves to some fresh fruit and vegetable in the garden. There is a separate toddler pool, sand pit area and donkey rides too! The owners run a treasure hunt here for the children who can enjoy a little treat on completion.
Finca De Arrieta, Lanzarote, Canary Island, Spain
Family-friendly, eco-friendly holiday village with self-catering holidays accommodations. The holiday village managed totally ‘off grid’ meaning powered by solar and wind.
Finca De Arrieta lies to the the north of the island of Lanzarote overlooking the sea. It is in a fab semi rural location offering quirky family-friendly holiday accommodation all within walking distance to a few restaurants, bars, shops and the beach.
Expect luxury yurts, each with their own private gated area, with sunbeds and BBQ. Each yurt also has its very own outdoor kitchen and WC/shower hut. Plus an eco villa with a private walled and gated garden, an eco-barn with a private enclosed garden and an eco luxury farmhouse with its very own private swimming pool.
Communal facilities include swimming pool, communal kitchen area, chill out zones and play areas and no TV’s!
Quinta das Achadas, Algarve, Portugal
Three self-catering apartments and two bed and breakfast rooms with beautiful sub-tropical gardens on a rustic authentic micro-resort.
Quinta das Achadas sits in a secluded oasis shaded by palm trees yet just 10 minutes from the historic town of Lagos and southern sandy beaches of the Algarve.
The owners offer varied catering options for all guests. There is hot tub for quiet nights which children are welcome to join in on too. A shared heated swimming pool, playroom, playground and a large fields to play a game of football.
Feather Down Farms – UK
A collection of canvas hideaways on beautiful, private farms throughout the UK. Feather Down Farm are proud to support British farmers with their selected farms, as visiting one of these farmstays means you are helping the rural and local economy, while enjoying nature and learning where your foot comes from.
The canvas hideaways have well equipped kitchens, spacious living space, comfortable beds and most with private shower or en-suite shower, plus wood fired stoves for cooking and keeping cosy.
There are honesty shops on each farm all selling local produce!
Here are some Feather Down Farms worth visiting…
Glastonbury Hill Farm, Somerset
Beautiful countryside views, there are three ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ on the doorstep as well as many walks.
Heydon Grove Farm, Norfolk
Is in the north of Norfolk countryside, situated down quiet lanes which are perfect for cycling with the family. Guests can bring their own bikes or hire from the farm.
New Barn Farm, Carlton, Bedfordshire
Surrounded by grass fields and woodlands, perfect for walking and cycling, again bikes can be hired from the farm.