As Summer starts to ebb, Autumn brings new shades of burnt orange and vibrant yellows, cooler darker evenings, the smell of log fires and the need for wellies and warmer coats – perfect for a day exploring the English countryside followed by a cosy evening indoors.
The Wild Rabbit (which is part of the Daylesford family) offers just the trick to help satisfy your Autumn getaway needs with beautiful cottages, spa breaks, cookery courses and a seasonal menu to enjoy in the beautiful restaurant.
This is the perfect time of year to begin slowing the pace a little and unwind, the Wild Rabbit’s cottages in Kingham Village and at Daylesford Farm are spacious, luxurious and have everything you could possibly need for that idyllic escape to the Cotswolds.
The cottages at Kingham are located a short walk away from The Wild Rabbit and have been individually furnished as a home away from home. Each cottage has two double or twin rooms with en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, sitting area with log burners or open fires and an eating area – perfect for a long weekend.
During your stay you could opt to enjoy perhaps the ultimate relaxing experience at the Bamford Wellness Spa. A mere five minute drive from The Wild Rabbit at Daylesford Farm – or a 20 minute stroll across the fields – the spa offers movement classes and a selection of treatments devoted to relaxation, restoration and nurturing in a gentle and holistic way.
It’s worth noting that The Wild Rabbit guests receive special rates on all classes and treatments. Daylesford Farms also offer Wellness retreats, with the next being held between 11th-13th November 2020 and includes a two night stay, yoga with yogi practitioner Vettri, Meditation, crystal sound healing, de-stress massage and much much more.
For more information or to plan your visit, click here.
Seasonal, organic produce is what Daylesford Farm does best. Lucky enough to be surrounded by nature’s incredible larder, both wild and foraged, the farm offers seasonal courses such as how to master the art of preparing meat.
The Nose-to-tail butcher and farmer course at the Daylesford cookery school is a full-day event on Friday 9th October that will allow you to follow and understand the field to fork journey of organic lamb, as well as gaining valuable tips and techniques from the expert chefs and butchers. Find out more about this course here.
If you have already mastered the art of cooking, or simply wish to try your hand at something different, Daylesford also offer other workshops such as nature printing or you can join a masterclass with the award-winning photographer Martin Morrell.
See the full list of workshops here.
The Wild Rabbit is not just a marvellous place to stay but the food offered here is nothing short of celebratory.
The Chicken Shed offers a private dining space which is particularly fantastic in light of the current situation. Being a self- contained building means it’s simply ideal for small weddings, intimate parties and special family dinners. You can discover more here.
The menu is the work of Chef Sonya who uses seasonal ingredients picked fresh each morning from the market garden at Daylesford Farm. Plus organic, grass fed beef, lamb, venison, game and free range chicken from the Wootton Estate to create a bespoke menu for guests.
Norbert, the sommelier at The Chicken Shed is always on hand to provide expert advice on wine pairings or to offer bespoke wine tasting in the cellar (the tasting may depend on current COVID-19 rules at the time).
To find out more about The Chicken Shed or to make a reservation, click here.
Images: Daylesford Farm