The Villa of Permaculture is a luxury farm stay resort surrounded by lush organic orchards and vegetable gardens in Shoufeng, Hualien County, on Taiwan’s peaceful east coast. THE ACCOMMODATION: It has a range of B&B rooms and suites which are all super spacious, clean and modern, and come with WiFi, flat screen TV and private bathroom with bathtub. Most of them will also have a balcony or terrace with an outdoor seating area too. They serve up a very good Read more [...]
This organic, eco-friendly farm package holiday stay near Taipei in Yilan County is a great place to sample some real Taiwan farm life, with loads to see and do, and the location is gorgeous too; surrounded by those classically beautiful Yilan forested hills. The package accommodation comes with all meals provided including snacks and drinks throughout the day.
They have a number of very spacious, comfortable rooms; doubles, twin rooms and quadruples. They all come with with air conditioning, satellite TV and private bathroom.
Outside there are some lovely gardens for strolling around, they have their own lake too, lots of outside seating, hammocks etc., and an organic restaurant.
There’s a whole lot to do around the hotel and the farm; farm tours, games, adventure courses and fun cooking lessons for example, as well as art classes where you can make bamboo ornaments, traditional lanterns, prints for bags and teeshirts and plenty more.
The B&B accommodation comes as a package which includes breakfast & dinner as well as free snacks and drinks, tea, fresh juices etc. throughout the day. They also organize sociable barbecues for guests too.
They do great guided tours of the eco-friendly, organic farm and the hosts are very knowledgeable about farming, animals and crops. They have animals including goats, ducks, hens and even water buffalo, and guests are welcome to meet them, and you can get some animal feed from the farm owners to feed them with.
They grow rice too which you can have a go at planting yourself, plus crops like the very refreshing kumquat, which look like small oranges and have an interesting taste; like a mixture of lime, lemon and orange, and are great for making juices with.
They have a number of other fruits and vegetables too and guests are welcome to pick any of them they want to eat. They also have a small bamboo forest from where they make bamboo products, and a lake where you’re welcome to go fishing.
There are a few traditional Taiwanese farm huts around the farm which you can visit too, and get an insight into how a local farmer would have lived in bygone years.
The farmstay has a great location, near to Taipei in the heart of Yilan County on Taiwan’s north east coast and is surrounded by deep green wildlife filled forests and hills, and you can hike from the farmstay and be surrounded by deepest nature in just minutes. Or if you feel like cycling, bikes can be hired for free from the farm.
It’s near to Taipei too, less than an hour’s drive in fact, are the nearest train stations would be at either Guishan or Toucheng.
You’ll find so many places worth visiting in the surrounding area; fans of Japanese animation can visit the town of Jiufen, about a half an hour away. It’s a lovely old town with a Japanese colonial history that is still evident today, and it’s ancient, narrow streets were the model for one of the all time most popular Japanese animations; Spirited Away.
For nature lovers this region is full of great days out; The Yilan Coast Scenic Area is internationally famous and you take a trip along the Caoling Ancient Trail from Fulong all the way to Dali in about four hours of hiking through some incredible scenery.
There are so many other places to see too; for wine lovers there is the Cang Jiu winery just up the road from the farmstay, you can then relax at the Jiaosi hot springs or maybe watch the dolphins at Wushi harbour.
Lots to see and do, both inside and outside the farm!
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
Peter from Singapore: “The stew pork noodle is the best in the world…”
Ong from Singapore: “Many activities, great scenery, helpful staff…”
Address: No. 125 Gengxin Road,
- Laundry Facilities
- Farm With Animals
- Bikes For Hire