Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.
Chestnut Cottage is a spacious and highly luxurious retreat for couples. With direct access through large oak framed French doors onto the sun trapped terrace, it’s the perfect location to unwind in a calm and tranquil environment.
The entrance to Chestnut is down brick stairs which leads to a terracotta tiled outside area with a solid stone slab bench. The entrance opens up to a small lobby which leads through to the beautiful and very well equipped solid oak kitchen with unusual tiled worktops in a greenish metallic finish. Solid ash double doors and screen leads through to the open plan living and dining area. The living room has a comfortable sofa bed (for additional use) and unusual open fireplace. There’s a flat screen TV & DVD player together with shelves of fiction and nature reference books. The exposed wooden beams and African slate floor add to the sumptious feel of this cottage.
From the living area is the dining area with it’s elegant Oak table and chairs, beyond that are two comfortable wicker styled armchairs perfect for relaxing in front of the solid Ash French windows. The terrace and stunning courtyard beyond benefits from a beautiful water feature including a small Coy carp pond. The sound of running water and birdsong is all you hear whilst relaxing. The invigorating smell of fresh herbs and flowers that adorn the borders adds to the sense of serenity.
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 retreat. All cottages are awarded Gold standard by Visit England and Green Tourism. Exceptional craftsmanship, beauty and cleanliness are our hallmarks.
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 our 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.
Each Cottage sleeps between 2-4 guests. Cobnut and Chestnut cottage can be combined through an internal interlinking door to sleep 6. Total capacity for all cottages is 14. There are in addition 3 sofa beds to accommodate additional guests if need be.
Heath Farm is In the middle of nowhere yet on the edge of everything!
There are numerous attractions nearby form brewery tours, stately homes and gardens, galleries, theater 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. We are also relatively close top Blenheim Palace.
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.
We also have 2 local caterers who we recommend, they can supply ready made meals or cook for you in your cottage.
King-size (5ft) bed with a firm, pocket sprung, high quality mattress, wardrobe, curved window seat with table and bedside drawers.
Quality Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels provided (one set per person)
* For those with allergies we have non-feather pillow and duvets available.
Four star, gold rated.
Sleeps 2 adults.
Can be combined with Cobnut to sleep 6 via Internal door to directly connect with Chestnut. Ideal for larger families.
Large sofa available for additional use.
Elegant Oak table and 4 dining chairs
African slate floor with rugs throughout cottage
Tiled worktop, electric hob, fan oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher; high quality crockery and cooking equipment.
Supplies tea towels and hand towels, washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets, kitchen roll, clingfilm and foil, pepper salt and herbs, starter amount of Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar.
The courtyard with its gracious terraces, intimate herb borders and magnificent views is generously provided with seating areas where guests can relax in peace and tranquility.Enjoy your morning tea, glass of wine in the evening or simply relax with a book to the sound of running water and birdsong. Feel free to pick fresh herbs straight out of the borders to enhance your cooking. For those who enjoy cooking alfresco we provide cast iron barbecues. The gardens that surround the courtyard and reception are also ideal places to enjoy the views and soak up the atmosphere.
The courtyard and garden is a communal space so please be considerate to other guests.
Activities and Facilities
Whether you enjoy nature rambles and picnics, birdwatching, relaxing in beautiful settings, cooking or just soaking up the atmosphere you will find something to enjoy without even having to leave the farm. There are plenty of activities too from the sedate pastime of croquet, bird watching or using the outdoor chess board through to an exhilarating ride on your bike, running through the avenue lined woodland to a game of table tennis in the games room.
Heath Farm offers a wealth of natural interest in all seasons. All the conservation work that has been done since the late 70’s certainly seems to suit the wildlife as we regularly see around 50 bird species, and have even had nightingales. It provides habitats for species that we never saw in the past, such as buzzards and red kites which are now commonplace. The woodlands and wildflower meadows are host to rabbits, hares, badgers, squirrels, roe deer and muntjac. In summer, wild cherry plums grow in abundance and in autumn, nut bushes galore provide rich pickings for wildlife and visitors alike. We have bird books and lists in the cottages for guests to try and spot any new species. Tree identifier signs are dotted around the farm. See if you can find them all!
Please make the most of your holiday at Heath Farm by exploring all that we have here and enjoy finding and watching everything that nature has to offer. Do tell us if you see anything exciting or unusual and whether there is anything you think we should do to improve your enjoyment of our piece of rural Oxfordshire.
The bedroom is accessed through a heavy curtained wooden archway opposite the dining area. It’s possible to enjoy the roaring fire from the comfort of the bedroom as well as the living area. A super comfortable pocket sprung super king size bed with Egyptian cotton bedding combined with the hardwood shutters on the windows ensures a truly deep and peaceful sleep. The bedroom also benefits from a comfortable curved bench and table by the window. Ideal for reading a book whilst enjoying the stunning countryside outside. The luxurious en-suite bathroom has the same African slate floor as the rest of the cottage, a deep bath with overhead shower with oak paneling. Cobnut and Chestnut cottage can be combined through an internal interlinking door to sleep 6. For more information on this beautiful holiday home please get in touch.
Around The Property
Chestnut is one of five award-winning luxury self-catering holiday cottages set on a beautiful farm, each sleeping 2 – 4 adults, lovingly converted from old stone farm buildings set in 70 acres of meadow and woodland. An exquisite and tranquil base for exploring the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Heath Farm , Swerford, Chipping Norton, Oxford. OX7 4BN.