The Wild Rabbit is nestled in the peaceful Evenlode valley. Our rooms combine pared back style with honest creature comforts: excellent mattresses, luxurious bathrooms and fine linen sheets. Each room is different, taking their names from the British countryside.
Daylesford Farm, Daylesford Village, Kingham
Situated in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our cottages are the perfect destination for anyone looking to reconnect with nature and provide an idyllic place for a countryside escape. Each self-contained cottage is individually furnished, retaining its own distinct character.
The Bell is a 17th century pub at the heart of a picturesque Cotswold market town. Each bedroom combines comfort with exceptional attention to detail, drawing inspiration from the neighbouring ancient woodland.
Lower Oddington, Gloucestershire
The Fox is a 19th century pub at the centre of the Lower Oddington community. Unique antiques and locally crafted furnishings were sourced to create six characterful rooms with a nod to equestrian influences.
The Three Horseshoes, Asthall offer guests an idyllic countryside escape with classic pub food. The pub has six rooms, a restaurant serving a seasonally changing menu, a large garden with an outdoor bar and incredible views.
As part of The Bamford Collection, Daylesford Stays has marked many milestones. These images celebrate some of the highlights and the moments we are most proud of. We’re looking forward to seeing what the future will bring.
‘When I married, we lived on a farm in Staffordshire and it was there that I was first struck by the idea that things needed to change. I was in the garden with my first baby Alice and noticed that my newly planted roses were beginning to wilt. I went to see the farmer next door and he told me they were spraying Roundup. I learned later that Roundup is a strong herbicide and its toxins had been carried by the air and had caused my roses to wilt. As a new mother, I was frightened and horrified, and I knew we couldn’t carry on farming as we were, harming the earth in this way – it wasn’t right for the health of my children and it wasn’t right for nature and the land.
Organic farming isn’t the easy path – crops fail, the weather interferes with your plans and you have to pick yourself up from the ashes sometimes – but I’ve never looked back.’
‘We opened three weeks before Christmas on a frosty morning, selling homemade soups, sandwiches and tea, alongside our meat, cheese, a few vegetables and our bread. I didn’t think anybody would come.
Like any business, we’ve had our setbacks and challenges. Despite that we’ve managed to grow and we now have five farmshops. The shops are all set within old buildings – be that a barn or an eighteenth-century London townhouse – and I like to appreciate and respect the features of the buildings, but also bring something new and modern to them.’
Cheddar was one of the first products to be made at Daylesford and was the first in Britain to be certified organic. The farm was founded with a small herd of dairy cows and today our pedigree, rare-breed herds are still at the heart of what we do. The flavour and consistency of grass-pastured organic milk changes with the seasons and being able to see and taste these variations in our Cheddar is what makes it so special. Made by hand on our farm with time-honoured artisan methods, the piquant, layered taste and well-balanced texture have won national and international awards.
The Wild Rabbit is a modern British inn set in the heart of the village of Kingham. The restaurant menu is inspired by the seasons and produce is sourced from growers, farms and producers in the local area who share its values of seasonality and sustainability. The bar serves a mix of artisan beers, alongside more familiar ales, while the wine list is a map of the most important wine regions in the world. Rooms and cottages have been individually designed to reflect local elements of raw, rural simplicity and are furnished with natural linens, wool blankets and antique pieces of furniture.
The Fox is a nineteenth-century coaching inn nestled in the Gloucestershire countryside in the village of Oddington. It is a village pub at the heart of the community with crackling log fires, a seasonal restaurant, a garden terrace and six bedrooms, as well as a welcoming bar specialising in local beers and cocktails. A living roof above the restaurant has been planted with a mix of 36 native British wildflowers and four species of grass, providing a habitat for pollinators and aiding biodiversity while also acting as an absorbent rainwater buffer. A circular ethos is also reflected in the interior design. Hides from Daylesford’s organic beef cattle were used to make leather window seats, cushions and seat pads for the bar and rooms.
Our hamlet of Cotswold cottages is nestled in the 2,500 acre Daylesford Estate, surrounded by picturesque Gloucestershire countryside. The cottages, village hall, schoolhouse and church were rebuilt in 1868 by Harman Grisewood for his tenants. Constructed in local stone, the buildings are architecturally decorative, heavily influenced by the Tudor Gothic style. Just a stone’s throw away from Daylesford Organic Farm, the cottages overlook the rolling hills of the estate. Each self-contained cottage is individually furnished, retaining its own distinct character. Cottages range in size from one to four bedrooms.
On the edge of the Wychwood Forest within the Evenlode Valley, The Bell is set in the picturesque Cotswold town of Charlbury. When restoring the fabric of the 17th century building, our in-house team of architects looked to the history of The Bell. Original features were sympathetically restored, and local and recycled materials were used for the construction to minimise impact on the environment. The interiors preserve the heritage of the inn, blending it seamlessly with all the modern comforts one would expect from the exceptional standards of a Daylesford Stays property. Our bar forms the heart of the pub, crafted using ash from the Daylesford Estate, while inviting inglenook fireplaces offer a welcome spot to enjoy a meal by the fire. Each bedroom combines comfort with exceptional attention to detail, drawing inspiration from the neighbouring ancient woodland.
Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, we are lucky to be surrounded by many cultural and historical landmarks for you to explore. Whether you’re looking to venture on a long walk in the vast surrounding countryside, learn a new craft or culinary skill or to spend time relaxing in our holistic spa, Daylesford Stays has everything you need.