Gather together a group of friends or family for a special retreat from the everyday. Your light and airy open space has much style and comfort, a practical and beautiful kitchen, plenty of squashy seating, books and board games, a flat screen for DVDs and a massive log-burner to keep things extra cosy. Bigger parties can inter-connect with The Egg Store next door.
Sit out in the communal courtyard garden with a chilled glass of rosé from the unstinting welcome pack – amongst much else you’ll discover gin, tasty nibbles and freshly-baked bread from the artisan bakery. There are bikes to borrow for rides through acres of farmland and to Daylesford’s sister pub The Wild Rabbit in Kingham and the walking is also superb – you’re left good maps.
Nip to the restaurant for fabulous organic food (mostly home grown or reared on the farm) or a browse around the shop for something beautiful to take home – cottage guests get a discount. This is a bustling place to stay with cookery and floristry courses as well as events. Wind down in the Bamford Haybarn Spa with a free yoga, pilates, sound healing or meditation class.