A relaxing roll in the haybarn
Bamford Body Signature Treatment hits the spot at the rustic yet sophisticated Daylesford Estate
Review by Tori Snowball
The Daylesford Estate in the Cotswolds, the country foothold of the ever stylish Lady Bamford, is charm itself. From the old interlinking farm buildings turned to beautiful show rooms for fashion, beauty and craftsmanship, to the home-grown delights of the farm shop and café, to the muddy walks through to see the Gloucester Old Spots, the place oozes sophistication alongside a serious story of wellness and organic farming.
If walking into Daylesford feels like stepping into a modern day pastoral idyll, then walking out of its Spa may leave you wanting to go skipping off into the sun drenched fields.
The hand-picked team of Daylesford’s experts are gardened from across the world, the cream of the crop, and the beauty therapists are no different. A sublime way to spend an hour and a half if you have it spare is to indulge in a Bamford Body Signature Treatment in the Haybarn Spa.
Each treatment begins with a ritualistic footbath and a choice of massage oils from their range of certified organic potions. Pure massage bliss is created through combining styles from reflexology, shiatsu, Swedish and pressure point movements. What you get is a personalised treatment that focuses on uplifting and relaxing whilst opening the body’s energy channels.
The perfect remedy for those looking for a restorative, it leaves you re-aligned and relaxed, calm and replenished in body and mind… and after your treatment, where better to be welcomed back to the “real world” but in the quiet surroundings of the garden room, sipping a cup of their signature herbal tea.
The Bamford and Daylesford brands are quietly beautiful, their products made using the finest and most considered of ingredients, their style almost effortless in its elegance. With products and treatments for men and women and with the award-winning gastropub The Wild Rabbit on your doorstep where you can curl up by a roaring fire with a glass of Léoube wine, the ability to make this idyll your own is entirely possible.
Enquiries: Bamford Haybarn, Daylesford, near Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL56 OYG / 01608 731 703 / www.bamford.co.uk
Tori Snowball is a contributing writer from pebble&co, a boutique consultancy for product development, marketing and distribution in the world of luxury and aspirational beauty, fashion and lifestyle.