Heath Farm Holiday Cottages

South East England Oxfordshire Chipping Norton

  • From £71 a night
  • 5 Cottages Sleeping 2–6
  • Cosy Rural Retreat

A range of beautiful luxury holiday cottages set within their own 70 acres of prime Cotswolds countryside.

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For many people a cottage in the Cotswolds represents the quintessential English rural idyll, and Heath Farm Cottages don’t disappoint. Breathtaking views of 70 acres of rolling countryside, meadows, a lake and woodlands teeming with wildlife are key to the experience; inside, honeyed Cotswold stone exposed walls, oak beams, terracotta or slate floors and large open fireplaces (logs provided) make for a cosy and welcoming stay.

The six cottages, each named after a type of nut (plenty of which grow in the grounds, including chestnuts, walnuts and hazelnuts) are extremely comfortable and well equipped with wi-fi, TV/DVD, DAB Roberts radio, modern kitchens and luxury bathrooms, and range from the top floor of what was formerly the barn (which sleeps up to four) to one and two-bed apartments, all facing a beautifully-kept paved courtyard. They all have open fires and fresh spring water on tap (no mains water!), and two have private hot tubs in their very own private garden (Walnut and Chestnut). Everything you need is provided, from towels and toilet rolls to plasters, cotton wool, salt and herbs, with starter amounts of sugar, tea and coffee. What is also truly remarkable is the attention to detail, with bespoke furniture made from the farm’s own trees by local craftsmen and iron fittings created by a local blacksmith.

Above all the location is perfect. Heath Farm used to be a 370-acre working farm but they diversified 25 years ago and sold most of their herd, though they do still keep a few sheep, chickens and pigs to keep the larder stocked. David and Nena Barbour and their family live in the adjoining house, and are happy to advise on where to visit (or where to find the best wild cherry plums or garden herbs if you fancy a bit of foraging).

There's loads to do on the farm, with lots of footpaths for country walks, plus fishing, cycling, golf, or maybe just a game of croquet (with Pimms, naturally) on the lawn. The property is also well-placed for the grandeur of Blenheim Palace, Batsford  Arboretum and the picture-postcard villages of Stow-on-the-Wold or Bourton-on-the-Water – and kids will love a visit to the Cotswolds Wildlife Park, with its lions, meerkats and rhino. There are innumerable local watering holes that tick every box for pub grub and a cheery welcome, but serious beer drinkers will want to make a beeline for pretty nearby Hook Norton, with its famous brewery and museum, for a pint of ‘Hookie’. Whatever you expect from an English country cottage holiday – a touch of Ambridge, lively pub evenings, picnics in the woods, or just tranquillity – you’ll find it at Heath Farm. What's more, they've recently been awarded runner-up in the Best Self Catering award by Tourism South East, winner in the Oxfordshire Prestige Awards and Gold standard with Green Tourism.

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Five award-winning luxury self-catering holiday cottages 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.

Spotlessly comfortable, carefully constructed cottages offering timeless quality and craftsmanship in a stunning backdrop of the rolling Cotswold hills and valleys.

Remote working - We provide upon-request business facilities to help with remote working. These include lumbar supports for chairs, large monitor, keyboard & mouse, Laptop stand, A4 flipchart and extra desk lamps. These can be out in any of the cottages. We accept bookings of up to 56 days and offer a long stay discount. - For those planning a long break we offer a 5% discount for stays between 14-28 days and 10% for stays between 28-56 days long.

This summer, we're hosting foraging and mosaic-making workshops. The foraging sessions will take place on Saturday, June 15th and Thursday, July 4th. They run from 10am-1pm, including a wild picnic plus free wild swimming from 1:30pm, and cost £75 per adult (no under 16s). More info and book here.

The mosaic-making sessions will take place on Saturday, July 6th and Saturday, August 10th. They run from 10am-4pm and cost £135 per person, which includes £45 of materials. More info and book here.

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The overall favorite spot for me is the view out of the archway in the courtyard, I never tire of it in any season. It is stunning and brings about  a sense self of calm as soon as you see the view.

My favorite bathroom has to be Walnut, it's so sumptuous with it's super deep bath and earth toned slate tiling. There's so much character to the room right down to the woman's figure you can see in the wood grain on one of the doors.

My favorite bedroom has to be in Chestnut. Internal wooden shutters on the bedroom windows and it's cavernous shape make for the most peaceful nights sleep. I wake when I'm ready to!

Beechnut is my favored cottage due to its unique Mediterranean character complete with Moroccan inspired walk in shower. It was also once my bedroom!

There are so many great spots on the farm that we provide picnic hampers for guests to take out and explore the 70 acres of private woodland and meadows on offer.

Accessibility: The only cottage which is accessible by wheelchair is Chestnut cottage, it's the only step free entrance to one of our properties. As of September 2022, it will complete the accessibility criteria needed by Visit England/AA with a new bathroom with a walk in shower, grab rails, and other accessible features.


We're in the middle of nowhere yet on the edge of everything. Peaceful and idyllic, Heath Farm is ideally placed for exploring the beautiful villages and historic towns of The Cotswolds with plenty of cultural and leisure activities to be found in places such as Oxford and Stratford and the surrounding countryside. Conveniently located just over an hour's drive from either London or Birmingham.

There's something for everyone, from exploring stately homes and gardens including Blenheim Palace (less than 13 miles away), taking a visit to the numerous attractions and acivities nearby or just relaxing in your peaceful location. We provide a comprehensive list of activities, facilities and shopping destinations whilst on your stay with us.

Food & Drink

There's a wealth of great country pubs, most of which serve excellent food. There are also a number of restaurants in the nearby village of Deddington and local towns of Chipping Norton and Banbury.

One of our favorite watering holes is the nearby Falkland Arms pub located in the picture perfect village of Great Tew. There's a great downhill walk to it from an old lane off the B4031 road to Deddington near to the farm. There's also The Crown, this picturesque family run 17th Century freehouse is a real gem located in the charming Cotswold village of Church Enstone. Voted by the public ‘The Best Restaurant in The Cotswolds 2010 and 2011.

Our favorite restaurants are in the nearby town of Chipping Norton, Wild Thyme Restaurant offers exciting modern British food and relaxed friendly service. This is a special place to enjoy great food and wine with family and friends. There's also the Thai Shire, authentic Malaysian and Thai cuisine with a friendly family service.

We provide a comprehensive list of our favorite places to eat and drink whilst on your stay with us.


Price ranges from £501 to £803 (high season) per week for the 2- person cottages; £799 to £1164 for the 2-4-person cottages. Short stay breaks available. Sorry, dogs are not allowed.

An automatic 10% late availability discount is applied on all bookings placed within 14 days of the stay.

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The Owner Says

We offer our guests the ultimate in comfort, quality and cleanliness and a chance to enjoy the high standards of craftsmanship which is the hallmark of this idyllic retreat.

Furniture and fittings have been built by Cotswolds craftsmen using a wealth of natural materials including many English hardwoods, much of it from the farm’s own trees, and a local blacksmith was commissioned to create imaginative ironwork to enhance many of the doors, windows and the open fireplaces. Floors are slate, terracotta or hardwood Elm and soft furnishings are in natural materials.

The scent of lavender and sound of running water in summer, the crackle of logs by the fire in winter, lambs and daffodils in Spring and windfall & chestnuts to roast in Autumn, Heath Farm provides a haven you’ll love.

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Heath Farm has a midweek short-stay offer, where midweek prices for Cobnut and Walnut cottages are less than weekend short-stay prices. For example, stay for 4 nights and pay the 3-night price, stay for 3 nights and pay the 2-night price. Offer is valid in mid and low seasons only, Monday to Thursday. They also have a long stays deal: 5% discount for stays lasting between 14-28 days and 10% discount for stays lasting between 28-56 days. Prices are calculated automatically. Click here to see all current offers to book. Don't forget to mention Cool Places!


Contact Website  01608 683 270  Heath Farm Holiday Cottages, Swerford, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX74BN

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Getting There

Leave the M40 at junction 11 and follow the A361 from Banbury towards Chipping Norton and Heath Farm is a turn-off to the right about halfway to Chipping Norton, shortly before the B4022 left-turn to Deddington. The nearest train stations are Banbury, 7 miles to the northeast, and Charlbury, 9 miles south.


  • Games room
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • Accessible Rooms
  • BBQs
  • Bikes available
  • Disabled facilities
  • Drying room
  • Exclusive hire
  • Wedding Venue
  • Welcome Pack
  • Car-charging points
  • Activities
  • Bicycle Routes
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Forests
  • Large Property
  • Remote location
  • Romantic Retreat
  • Remote Working
  • Cottage

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Rated ★★★★★ over 2 reviews


10 out of 10

We spent 4 nights in Chestnut cottage which has the hot tub with amazing views. This family run holiday venue is amazing and the owners have got it just right. Not intrusive but there if you need them. The estate is tranquil with lots to explore and the cottages are equipped with everything you need and are good quality. You relax from the moment you enter the long tree lined drive. Great position to explore the beautiful Cotswolds.
Oct 4, 2022 by Lynn Brazier

Beautiful cottages - highly recommend.

We stayed at Heathfarm for a short family break and I can highly recommend these beautiful Cottages. Everything you need is on hand and attention to detail goes above and beyond. The surrounding area is wonderful to explore. The cottages are of a very high standard and Very well equipped. The Cleaning of the cottages is of an exceptional High standard. You can also relax outside in the beautiful courtyard and enjoy the peace and quiet. The location of the cottages makes for wonderful days out in the surrounding area. But equally the beautiful surroundings of the cottages makes for lovely walks that means you don’t have to leave the site to enjoy the tranquility of your stay. Small families can enjoy the games room which again is excellently equipped and the added availability of out door games is a great bonus. The owners should be very proud of there beautiful cottages. I can highly recommend a stay at Heathfarm you won’t be disappointed and will want to return!
Oct 24, 2020 by Ann

Response from Heath Farm Holiday Cottages

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We continually strive to maintain the high cleaning and hygiene standards we have set ourselves and do all we can to enhance our guests stays here with facilities such as the games room and games lawn area. It's great you enjoyed the many walks available throughout the 70 acres of woodland we have.
We hope to see you again one day.
Kind Regards
The Barbour family 

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