The great thing about our green and pleasant land is that we have scenery and ways of life to suit just about every taste.
Fair enough, you'd probably get a fortnight's half board on the Costa Brava for the same price as a farming holiday, but if you are considering a downshifting experience to the country or just want to experience the atmosphere of a working farm along with fresh vegetables, eggs served up in a more traditional way - a farm is the place to be.
There are many farmers around the country who have seen an opportunity for taking in guests. Most, because of agricultural technology, have more spare outbuilding etc., which they are converting into holiday accomodation.
Some farms offer facilities to park a Caravan or Camper for a night, so the mobile types of holidaymaker can go from place to place without too much difficulty.
Obviously, some are going to be more 'commercially' centred, but these often offer the chance of many extra's such as horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, fishing and, all too often, generally 'mucking in' with a few jobs around the farm!