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Rural Retreat With Bamford

Find peace of mind with Bamford Haybarn Spa in the Cotswolds

For a warm and nurturing space to retreat during the cold and short days of winter, we looked to the beautiful Bamford Haybarn Spa in the Cotswolds. A short drive from our Bledington Barn, this peaceful sanctuary draws upon the natural elements of its idyllic surroundings to create an experience that gently invites you to let go and reset.

Founded in 2006 by Carole Bamford, owner of Daylesford farm, the Haybarn spa is an evolution of her passion for curating holistic, sustainable and conscious experiences that are rooted in heartfelt care for the earth. Inspired by the power of nature to transform our sense of wellbeing, the spa is not only a serene space to relax, but also one where you can learn about ways to deepen your own connection to the environment.

Working with an expert team of therapists and teachers, they have curated a range of bespoke treatments for both women and men, alongside movement classes to harmonize body, mind and spirit. The specially designed day retreats are a chance to fully immerse yourself in the spa experience with options that include luxurious treatments alongside a lunch of seasonal and organic produce from the farm. As well as the diverse range of treatments, there is also a dynamic programme of yoga classes, meditation workshops and sound healing events.

From the natural hues and soft tones of the interior to the botanical ingredients of their organic skincare and body ranges, the sensorial details of the Haybarn spa are an invitation to let go of any burdens and reconnect to your self. The thoughtfulness and care for nature is woven into every aspect of the experience – it is a beautiful reminder that when we care for the earth we also care for ourselves.

If you are planning a retreat at one of our Cotswolds properties, we highly recommend trying one of the treatments or workshops listed below:

Haybarn Renew Day

This luxurious day retreat has been created to restore and nurture with the Bamford signature treatment, followed by an organic facial and a manicure or pedicure. You will then be invited to enjoy a delicious organic lunch from Daylesford farm prepared using seasonal ingredients.

Bamford Body Signature Treatment

Experience total renewal with the Bamford signature treatment, beginning with a cleansing and detoxifying footbath using salts and essential oils followed by a fully immersive body experience. Specifically designed to awaken and penetrate both muscles and energy channels, Japanese shiatsu rocking techniques are used to open the body so that you experience the maximum benefits of this massage.

Haybarn Nurture Day

Discover the perfect way to revive and refresh your body and mind with a restorative yoga class. This immersive and deeply restorative experience includes a balancing and grounding practice followed by a Bamford signature massage.

Yin Workshop to energise and rebalance as winter surrenders to spring

During this workshop you will be guided slowly through a sequence of yoga poses that develop and maintain flexibility and relaxation in the body. Through gentle and static positions, this workshop has been designed to increase vitality as well as cultivating whole body awareness. It is a wonderful opportunity to let go of any anxiety, fear or tension that may have built up throughout the winter season, and to welcome the new energy of spring. The workshop runs on 13th February, 10am-11.30am.

Awakening Walks

Join a small group for a mindful morning walk through the beautiful setting of the Daylesford farm. By celebrating nature, this walking meditation focuses on being consciously aware of the world around you. With the guidance of one of the Bamford Haybarn Spa teachers, you will commune with nature and connect with the moment through the sounds, sensations and scenery of the outdoors. Suited to both newcomers and those more experienced, the walks will take place on 13th May and 30th August, 8.30am-9.30am.

Bamford Haybarn Spa, Daylesford, near Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG