If you want close your eyes and breathe in the perfume of English Lavender to soothe your troubles away, UK Caravans for hire near Lavender farms are in abundance.
People usually associate lavender with two things; its bright vivid colour and its lingering fragrance. Being native to the Mediterranean region, it’s thought it was first used in Egypt for mummifying bodies. Traditionally lavender is used as a remedy for upset stomach, headache, depression, insomnia, hair loss and anxiety. Many cultures use lavender to purify the mind and body when used as a bath additive.
Lavender is now cultivated and harvested on dedicated lavender farms in the UK. A visit to one of these is a pleasure for all the senses. With applications in bathing and beauty products, essential and massage oils for well-being, dry lavender for aroma; essence, grains and oils for culinary use and yes, you can even buy lavender flavoured chocolate.
UK caravans for hire provide affordable accommodation for a well-deserved break, in many locations throughout Britain, where you can visit some of the most amazing lavender farms for your enjoyment. Search Rent My Caravan to book a static caravan direct with the owner.
The best time to see lavender
Typically, the English summertime is the optimum time to view fields of lavender flowers, usually flowering from mid-June to mid-July. Naturally, due to the British weather, this season may be slightly altered.
Cotswold Lavender – Hill Barn Farm, Snowshill, Broadway, WR12 7JY
Three generations of the family have farmed lavender here in the stunning Cotswold Hills. Lavender was initially cultivated here in fields that used to grow barley and wheat. Visit the delightful Tea Rooms and Gift Shop set in a restored stone barn, where you can buy lavender based gifts and plants. The farm is only open whilst the lavender plants are in flower, through the summer season.
Lordington Lavender – Lordington Farm, Lordington, Chichester, PO18 9DX
The stunning views of the lavender fields here in the South Downs region are a beauty to behold. The lavender farm was established in 2002 when the farmer sold his dairy herd and diversified into this new venture. The crops are grown here with the environment and conservation very much in mind, where no pesticides or fertilisers are used. This has resulted in it becoming a wildlife haven, with more than 12 species of listed birds including barn owls and skylarks to be spotted around the farm.
English Hampshire Lavender – Hartley Park Farm, Selborne Road, Alton, GU34 3HS
Set in the spectacular Hampshire countryside, you can take a tractor ride and listen to a talk about lavender. Take a stroll through the lavender fields or treat yourself to a jersey cream tea in the garden of the farmhouse.
Somerset Lavender – Horsepond Farm, Faulkland, Somerset, BA3 5WA
Here you will find over 5 acres of lavender, where over 20 varieties are grown. Wander through the plants and breathe in the heavenly aromas. Visit the Healing Garden, which is packed full of useful herbs such as Echinacea, Arnica, Lemon Balm and Thyme. With a farm shop, plant nursery and a café serving light lunches and home-made cakes, you will be spoilt for choice.
UK Caravans for Hire
With so many modern UK caravans for hire, you can take a short break, or longer if you wish, in any of the above locations. These astounding lavender farms are open to the public to view the exquisite blooms. Check out the various locations on Rent My Caravan, where you can book to stay on any of the holiday parks near to the farms that interest you the most.