escape to the county

Over Easter Mr T and I escaped for a week to Daylesford Farm in the Cotswolds.

The interiors in our cottage were beautiful  –  just the right balance of country charm and modern-day living.

What can I say, I like being in the country side and surrounded by nature and all that, but I was also on holiday so wanted a little bit of luxury too.

Imagine fluffy towel robes, sumptuous heavy curtains so you can sleep in without being woken by the morning sunrise, a rustic kitchen with enough mod-cons to keep you happy and a cosy fireplace.

Our cottage was one bedroom and all one level. My favourite thing about it was the fireplace that you could see from both the kitchen/living room and the bedroom.

daylesford, fireplace

daylesford, firepace

During the day we went for walks as there are lots of flat-ish pathways around the farmland, making it a good option for all the family to explore – whatever stage of life they’re at – plus clear sign posts around the site so you can go for a walk happily knowing that you’re heading in the right direction.

The cottages are on the same part of the farm as it’s fantastic farm shop, cafe, garden shop and spa.

Part of our booking included the option of either a cookery class or spa treatment. We both opted for the de-stressing massage at the Bamford  Haybarn Spa that is on the site.

The website says it includes “shiatsu, meridian and Swedish massage, awakening energy and relieving tension. Reflexology and leg massage”

All I know is that it was the best massage I’ve ever had.

The therapists clearly know their stuff and got rid of knots and tension that I have been dreaming of getting pummeled out of me for ages. For me, this wasn’t a the type of massage where you find yourself drifting off but I knew good things were happening which in turn created a relaxed and peaceful experience.

I loved it.







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