Environment at The Wild Rabbit
The Wild Rabbit is part of the Daylesford estate – one of the most sustainable organic farms in the UK.
The principles that have guided our farm for 40 years are also at the heart of everything that we do at The Wild Rabbit – from the locally sourced, organic ingredients in our kitchens, to the handmade horsehair mattresses in our bedrooms.
Our restoration of The Wild Rabbit combined locally sourced natural materials with centuries old techniques, creating a long lasting environment with minimum impact to our surroundings.
Through thoughtful design choices, we have been able to remodel much of the building from reclaimed and recycled materials: oak boards were revealed and re appropriated; wattle and daub panelling was restored and re-rendered; original beams and joists were exposed and celebrated.
Our walls are plastered with natural lime and new surfaces have been created using reclaimed wood from trees fallen on the Daylesford estate.
In the kitchen, nothing is wasted and we have always been mindful of where we source our produce, using local organic ingredients where possible from growers, farmers and producers who share our sustainable values, as well as the Daylesford estate.
We are lucky to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscape in the country and we encourage our guests to explore the Daylesford estate and see first-hand the rich hedgerows, diverse wildlife and wild flower meadows that are the hallmarks of sustainable organic farming. Walking maps are available from reception and we have bikes for those looking to explore the local roads.
During the growing season, the flowers in our bar area and dining room are picked from the organic cutting garden at Daylesford farm. For the colder months, enjoy the warmth of our open fires, with logs brought from the farm where more trees are planted than harvested.
The names of our bedrooms have been inspired by animals found within a three mile walk from us – even the illusive wild boar are rumoured to roam deep in the Oddington Ashes.
In our bathrooms you will find the Bamford Bath & Body collection, made with naturally sourced and, wherever possible, certified organic ingredients. We kindly ask guests to hang towels after use to avoid unnecessary washing.
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