A Farmhouse is a rural accommodation, associated with a farm. Traditionally, a farmhouse was the residential complex and the warehouse for a large farm, owned by a rich farmer or a lord. As the richer classes moved to cities the farmhouses ceased to serve as the chief residence of their owners, but rather acted as weekend or summer retreats.
For a large number of traditional farmhouses, farm produce are no more their chief sustenance. As guests from the city came to the rural setting, they were charmed by the rustic and unhurried lifestyle, clean air and calm atmosphere, apart from the soothing landscape. Farmhouses soon became tourist havens where tourists were now coming to relish the farm setting – many farmhouses still had associated farms which provided novelty to a population born and brought up in the city.
Nowadays, farmhouses are being used as commercial accommodations that promise its tenants all the luxuries of modern city life without the pitfalls attendant with city life. The farmhouse life provides fresh air and water, an unhurried life and fresh farm produce, trekking and walking opportunities on an unspoilt landscape, traditional cuisine – in short, it provides a different life. While not all might have their own farmhouses, or have access to one, commercial farmhouse accommodation makes available the farmhouse experience to one and all.