TRAVEL

ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY

January 22, 2016
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Living in a big and bustling city takes the toll on your body and mind. Although I can´t imagine living without it right at this moment, the need to escape on a sporadic basis, is always there… So when Poppy and I combined felt the need to take a 24-hour break from it all (that´s all it sometimes takes), we jumped on the train down to the Cotswolds and checked into our own little cottage at the beautiful Daylesford Farm

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We stayed at the The Wood Store – which was gorgeously countryfied – with all the amenities we could ask for – a fireplace, wooden beams, brick walls, comfy beds and sofas, an AGA, dreamy bathrooms filled with Daylesford´s organic skincare brand, BamfordWhat more do you want?

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Daylesford Farm is such a great set up. All in one place, they have their renowned Farmshop filled to the brim with healthy food, juices, organic wine and cheese, as well as their super cute café, cooking school, florist, spa… All within a 1-minute walk from our cottage. Perfect. 

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It was pretty cold when we arrived on the first day, so following our lunch at the café, I huddled up in my in my warm shearling coat, biker boots and wolly hat while continuing to explore the grounds.

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Massimo Dutti Coat (sold out – similar here on sale)
ASOS Jeans
Sandro Bag
Via Clouds Hat (similar here)
Celiné Sunglasses
& Other Stories Boots (sold out – similar here)


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In the afternoon, we tottered over to the gorgeous Haybarn Spa (which is a must-visit in itself, even just for a spa day), where we completely rejuvenated and relaxed in their retreat rooms, followed by a deep-tissue massage.

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Beautiful skies on our late afternoon walk around the grounds and surrounding fields.

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I quickly assumed my position in front of the fire…

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We picked up some delicious and homemade soups from The Farmshop – I had the Spiced Pumpkin with Lentils & Spinach (so delicious), followed by some organic Rosé in front of the fire. London sure seemed a long way away already. 

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After spending nearly 30 minutes getting it going, I had an early night, falling asleep to the sounds of a roaring fire.

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I woke up early the next day to glorious skies, bright sunshine and frost… Although is was freezing, I managed to get my gear on and headed out for an early morning run along the fields. What better way to start the morning!

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Followed by 1 1/2 hour of meditative morning yoga!

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I was pretty hungry after the morning activities – so we picked up some fresh organic eggs, porridge, bread, avocado, fruit and coconut yoghurt for a brunch feast!


The White Company Jumper (cardigan version here)
ASOS Jeans


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Massimo Dutti Coat (sold out – similar here on sale)
ASOS Jeans
Petit Bateau Top (on sale here)
Sandro Bag
Adidas Trainers
Taylor Morris Sunglasses



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Saying goodbye ain´t easy… But we left feeling so re-charged and energised – ready to enter the Big Smoke again.


Thank you to Daylesford, Bamford and Angel Publicity for hosting us. 

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply Lena January 22, 2016 at 23:18

    What a lovely retreat! Definitely a cure-all for city blues :)

    xxLena

    • Reply Anneli Bush January 30, 2016 at 23:39

      It was so lovely! x

  • Reply Tatjana January 23, 2016 at 10:37

    Beautiful place!
    Cheers,
    Tatjana

    • Reply Anneli Bush January 30, 2016 at 23:39

      Thank you Tatjana!

  • Reply Sarah January 25, 2016 at 09:10

    Ahhh my favourite place. I live 30 mins away from Daylesford and i love it! I try to go as often as I can.
    Did you see hunky Victor the waiter in the cafe?! ;)
    The decor is so pretty-inspiration for my own home renovation! Glad you enjoyed it Anneli x

    • Reply Anneli Bush January 30, 2016 at 23:38

      It´s so pretty right!? Lucky you that live right by it. Ha, I think he was our waiter! x

  • Reply Lou January 26, 2016 at 22:06

    This place looks amazing. I love how everything is in one place and looks like the perfect place to relax.

    Lou
    http://www.LoveHappinessYoga.com

    • Reply Anneli Bush January 30, 2016 at 23:36

      It was truly amazing! x

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