Just 90 minutes outside of London, in the charming Cotswold region, lies the Daylesford Organic Farm, a working farm that combines rustic warmth of rural England with elegantly appointed cottages and a full European-style spa. The five restored cottages retain many of their original features, such as exposed stone walls and rustic oak beams, while unobtrusively adding modern amenities, such as Wi-Fi and concealed flat-screen televisions. The perfect destination for escaping the hectic pace of the city, all of the cottages have small kitchens and are stocked upon arrival with Daylesford farm-fresh dairy products and baked goods. Cottages vary in size and sleep up to eight persons. Per cottage rates start at 1,100 GBP (about $1,406) for a three-night stay. (No meals are included in the rate.) Daylesford schedules arrivals on Mondays and Fridays.
The property’s farm-to-table restaurant, The Wild Rabbit, serves dinner nightly, and the Bamford Haybarn Spa at the Daylesford Farm offers treatments for both body and soul. The spa has a yoga studio as well as a full menu of treatments such as massage, facials and stress relief with an emphasis on the holistic approach. Bamford, founded in 2006, also markets a line of luxury bath and body products that are available onsite, online and in high-end stores and salons throughout the UK.
The Daylesford Organic Farm is located a little over an hour’s drive from London’s Heathrow Airport. Visitors to the farm will also want to venture out to explore the many historic sites in the Cotswold region. Popular sightseeing destinations include the Gloucester Cathedrals; historic homes, such as Hidcote and Newark Park; and the majestic Bourton House Garden in Bourton-on-the-Hill.
The best time to visit the Cotswold region is during May, June, and September. Flowers adorn the area with color during May and June, and September is cool but not cold, with an average low temperature of around 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Address: Bamford Haybarn Spa, Daylesford, near Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL56 OYG
Phone: 01608 731 703