Hazelnut

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

Hazelnut Cottage, Chipping Norton 1

Hazelnut Cottage is a charming and delightful open plan cottage with a romantic and peaceful appeal. With fantastic views out onto the stunning courtyard with water feature the only sound you hear is birdsong and running water. You can also glimpse the valley below through the medieval slit windows which adds to the sense of secure tranquility.

The entrance leads into the custom built and very well equipped kitchen which has a beautifully tiled worktop and an eye level oven and fridge. Hand carved ash folding doors open out onto the main living area which has a round table, chairs, a comfortable sofa and open fireplace. A heavy curtain divides this from the en-suite bedroom which has a dressing table and king size bed with a firm pocket sprung bed, Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels. The exquisite en-suite bathroom is access through a hidden panel integrated on the side of the wardrobe. The bathroom features hardwood paneling, low sided bath with overhead shower and clean ivory coloured tiles.

The warm terracotta tiled floor, exposed beams, stone walls and the high vaulted ceiling throughout the cottage creates a spacious feel. Perfection in a nutshell!

Heath Farm
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.

Bedrooms

King-size (5ft) bed with a firm, pocket sprung, high quality mattress, wardrobe, and bedside drawers.

Bedding:
Feather duvet*
Quality Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels provided (one set per person).

* For those with allergies we have non-feather pillow and duvets available.

Living Space

Four star, gold rated.

Sleeps 2 adults.

Separate kitchen, combined living and sleeping area.

High pitched ceilings with exposed truss beams.

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Kitchen

Tiled worktop, electric hob, eye level 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.

Outside
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.

As with all the cottages at Heath Farm you’ll find a level of detail and craftsmanship rarely seen elsewhere. Our exacting standard of cleanliness is the  other hallmark of this idyllic retreat. The farm itself has 70 acres of private woodland and meadows to explore which are again maintained to a very high standard. There’s a games room with pool table, tennis table, darts board plus a host of games, information on local walks and cycle routes. We have an outdoor games lawn with croquet lawn plus a game shed packed full of equipment. There’s even a built in outdoor chess set in the corner of the courtyard.

There’s so much to do here you’ll find it hard to leave the farm to enjoy the abundance of attractions in the local area!
Hazelnut offers guests a truly pleasurable and relaxing setting. It’s superior crafted naturally luxurious charm and exceptional quality means it outperforms its star rating and has been awarded Gold status by Visit England. Our green credentials are recognized by Green Tourism who have awarded us Gold standard too. For more information on this beautiful holiday home please  get in touch.

Around The Property

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Hazelnut is one of five award-winning luxury self-catering holiday cottages, 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 Holiday Cottages, Swerford, Chipping Norton, Oxford. OX7 4BN.

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