Alix King

Freelance Copywriter

A countryside retreat…

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Sometimes I write articles and for one reason or another they don’t get used. I enjoyed researching for this one and would love to go there…anyone want to take me??

Welcome to Soho Farmhouse, the new Oxfordshire retreat from the Soho House group.

Settled within 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside, Soho Farmhouse features accommodation of varying sizes; 40 cabins, plus a four-bedroom cottage and seven-bedroom farmhouse for larger parties.

If you’re full of energy, there are many activities to entice you on site, but if you are ready to hide away from the world, the cabins are designed to provide you with everything you could possibly want to never leave their four walls. There are necessities in the kitchen; stocked with home-made cookies and Soho House cheese, and the living areas have a cosy wood burner and blankets aplenty, for those who wish to cosy up in a romantic bolthole for an entire weekend and not see another living soul.

If activities are your plan, then this is the place for you. Each cabin has a customised Foffa bike for each occupant (complete with name tag), allowing you to explore the site fully. There’s a state-of-the-art gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and an on-site stable yard offering horse riding and pony trekking.

Pampering is a must at the Soho Farmhouse; with a comprehensive Cowshed spa offering a huge variety of treatments, and a Josh Wood hair salon for grooming, colouring and styling there’s no excuse to not relax and rewind.

The facilities at the Soho Farmhouse are remarkable. There’s a deli offering home-reared charcuterie, a wine cellar, a cookery school – and for alternative fitness ideas there is a five-a-side football pitch, tennis courts, a boating lake and an ice rink in the winter. Want to escape your thoughts for a few hours? Visit the cinema.

Those with a love of gastronomy won’t be disappointed with the dining options on offer. The Soho House group is renowned for its dining, and dome say the food at Soho Farmhouse is well worth the visit alone. The main farmhouse offers all-day dining for families, with adult-only mezzanine levels – think classic British comfort food enjoyed next to an open fire.

Fancy Farm is a fine dining option for a more elegant evening, while the Mill Room offers a country-pub vibe with a variety of beers and ales on tap.

A rotating restaurant in the middle of the main courtyard also has a weekly changing chef residency, offering Indian cuisine one week and Italian the next.

Attention to detail is what makes a stay at Soho Farmhouse so wonderful. Guests are asked for their height and shoe size when
booking, to ensure the correct bike and pair of wellies are waiting for them…

Escape the rat race and settle into a luxury countryside retreat like no other – visit www.sohofarmhouse.com