Daylesford Farms, The Cotswolds
Londoners and frequent visitors to the capital are already familiar with the Daylesford name. Their restaurants and adjacent farm shops are dotted around the city, serving as a brunch staple. But if you can’t get enough of their calming, spa-like aesthetic, a trip to their farm in Gloucestershire is absolutely in order.
Situated about a 2- hour drive to the northwest of London, the farm offers five picture-perfect cottages on the edge of the Cotswolds, ideal for families and small groups. Packages include spa treatments, floristry workshops, and cooking classes, and kid-friendly events are regularly held on-site.
A car is necessary for day trip excursions to charming local villages like Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water. You can also take a tour of nearby Blenheim Palace, or pop into any number of local pubs for a proper family roast—Daylesford’s own is the charming Wild Rabbit just around the corner.
No matter how you spend your days, your little ones will fall asleep literally counting bleating sheep, ideally while you enjoy a bottle of Daylesford’s own wine label—kindly included in every cottage’s welcome basket, along with freshly baked bread and eggs from their own chickens.