Heath Farm Cottages comprises of 5 individual and unique cottages clustered around a magnificent courtyard with water feature and stunning views of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Set in 70 acres of woodland with meadows, it's a peaceful, idyllic rural farm retreat. All cottages are awarded Gold standard by Visit England and Green Tourism. Exceptional craftsmanship, beauty and cleanliness are hallmarks of this wonderful accomodation. Both Walnut & Chestnut cottages have private gardens with hot tubs.
What makes a stay at Heath Farm Cottages unique?
Heath Farm Cottages offers guests the ultimate in natural luxury. Beautifully crafted cottages with high quality fixtures and fittings. Each cottage has it's own character and feel yet all have similar traits. Firm kingsize or superking size beds, very well equipped kitchens (including picnic hampers) and comfortable living areas. Extensive use of hardwood and wrought iron fittings throughout, open fireplaces, spring water on tap, and either solid hardwood or African slate tiles floors. Cakes baked here on the farm by Cotswold Baking and flowers cut from the garden (when seasonally available) are supplied upon your arrival. The Barbour family live on-site and can help with any issues. There's a games room and games lawn and acres of space to roam.
What is the capacity for Heath Farm Cottages?
Each Cottage sleeps between 2-4 guests. Cobnut and Chestnut cottage can be combined through an internal interlinking door to sleep 6 (Aslan cottage), the access is through a Narnia inspired wardrobe with hand carved lions on the outside panels and a wonderful Narnia scene painted on the back of the wardrobe! Total capacity for all cottages is 14. There are in addition 3 sofa beds to accommodate additional guests if need be.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Chipping Norton area?
Heath Farm is In the middle of nowhere yet on the edge of everything! There are numerous attractions nearby from brewery tours, stately homes and gardens, galleries, theatre to name a few. There's also a host of activities nearby including horse-riding, fishing, golf, flying, motor sports as well as plenty of spas, sports centers and gyms. Shoppers will be spoiled for choice with plenty of unique independent shops in nearby towns and also the world famous Bicester Shopping Village. Within a relatively short drive is the beautiful city of Oxford and also Stratford upon Avon. Also 15 miles from Blenheim Palace.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
There's a host of great local pubs nearby with excellent food and drink. The Boxing Hare, The Falkland Arms and the Duck on the Pond are all within 2 miles. The village of Deddington has a great selection of pubs and restaurants and Chipping Norton also offers a great selection of places to eat and drink. Ready made meals or chefs to cook for you in your cottage are available. For a full listing (including distances from the farm) of places to eat and drink check out the Heath Farm website.
Originally an arable and pig farm, Heath Farm was converted over 25 years ago. The outbuildings were converted into light industrial units which now are home to a bakery, sound studio, joiners shops and two showrooms. The farmhouse buildings were converted into the magnificent cottages you now see. Almost all the land was then set aside for forestry and over the course of the next 35 years a beautiful transformation took place.
The farm is meticulously maintained and has loads of mown rides and trails throughout the woodland plus lovely gardens to relax in. There is a boating and fishing pond which is spring fed, it has recently been restored and it's now also used for wild water swimming by guests!
There is also a great games room which has pool table, table tennis, darts, movie projector screen, fitness & music equipment plus loads of DVDS, Books and games to use. The games lawn has a croquet pitch and badminton/volleyball area plus games shed packed full of equipment including boules, giant jenga, kites, frisbees plus most bat & ball games kit. There's also a woodland stage and outdoor catering area nearby the games lawn which you are free to also use.