When we were planning our visit to London, I of course used Instagram to plan my trip! I tend to let my husband and mom do most of the planning since they love it so much. And I have no doubt I’ll love whatever they plan! The coffee shops and some restaurants, however, I’m all about helping with. In my London research, I stumbled on the Daylesford Farm cafes in London. After saving them in Instagram, I went to save them in Google Maps only to discover there was an actual farm shop to visit in the Cotswolds – another destination on our trip!
On our full day in the Cotswolds, I had the farm in the back of my mind, but it was a little farther than we planned to go, so I wasn’t counting on it. Luckily time permitted and everyone was game, so onward we went! I will note that the farm shop in Moreton-in-Marsh doesn’t pop up with a specific address on Google Maps. We followed the map app, however, and arrived at the privately owned village with no problem. The shop is right along the road. Pull into the car park and get ready to want EVERYTHING!!!
DAYLESFORD ORGANIC FARMING
Daylesford has been in the organic farming business for longer than it’s been trendy. Founded by Lady Bamford, every detail on the farm, shop, and cafes is beautifully planned. Of course, having it founded by a ‘Lady’ makes it even a little more fancy, doesn’t it?
Visiting Daylesford Farm Shop for the Day
So, I arrived thinking it would be a cute little farm shop. What’s there is an expansive store offering an array of goodies – edible and otherwise – that you’ll want to take home. When you first walk in, you’ll find a produce selection, then inside to the fresh drinks and refrigerated foods. On the left you’ll find the cheese room, butcher, and fish monger. Down the middle are adorable displays and then dozens upon dozens of farm, fresh eggs. And then you’ll hit the bakery and a small coffee shop on the right, stopping every step to ogle at the offerings.
Before you walk straight back into the bright and light café, turn left to see a small wine room and a tea room – yep, a whole room. After smelling all the delicious tea leaf mixes, you’ll find a wall of tea cups, tea pots, and other related beautiful pottery. My husband was ready to buy a new set of cups. Of course we wouldn’t have room for all that in our suitcases, but at least I knew he was enjoying himself.
Head back into the main corridor and up the stairs to the home store. They have everything from hanging copper pans to wooden salt and pepper mills. In addition to being an organic farm, they’re also major proponents of eliminating plastics in your home. So, of course, they offer items to help with this. Next are their seasonal tablescapes and a fun selection of cookbooks. Take the next staircase down into a shop of kids’ toys and books and then their selection of hand soaps and lotions.
I was dying, secretly figuring out how I could get everything back home! No surprise that we didn’t bring it all home, but it’ll certainly serve as some inspiration for our future decorating.
STAYING AT DAYLESFORD FARM
After leaving the farm shop, I got on my phone and learned that there’s even more to do at the farm. In addition to the cooking classes offered in the center of the beautiful farm shop, they also have cottages to rent.
Every detail is beautifully planned out and coordinated together. The cottages offer multiple rooms along with lounge areas. Of course, you’ll be able to wander over to the farm shop and café as much as you like! There is a minimum three night stay at the cottages and they aren’t inexpensive, but they’re certainly on my bucket list!