Cowshed Spa at Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire – Set in 100 Acres, 90 Minutes From London
from £220 per person
The Cowshed Spa Soho Farmhouse is a members’ club-style ‘resort’ in Oxfordshire expertly combines a wilderness cabin vibe with the comforts of boho London. Special offers, spa deals & breaks!
Grounds: The Cowshed Spa Soho Farmhouse is surrounded by lakes and woodland in the Oxfordshire countryside on a 4,000 acre estate. The hotel is set on the Great Tew estate which is owned by David Cameron’s old Etonian friend Nicholas Johnston. The spa is located off the main farmyard, an easy-to-reach oasis of calm.
Transport: Trains from London, Oxford or Hereford stop at Charlbury (only a 15-minute taxi ride away).
Style & character: This is a rustic retreat with indulgent comforts and a relaxed atmosphere at the Cowshed spa. A 100-acre derelict Cotswolds farm has been transformed into a grown-up spa.
Service & facilities: Cosy atmosphere with the highest standards of luxury. Professional staff with a conversational approach.
Hotel details: There are 40 cabins of varying sizes, set along the banks of a stream. There is also a four-bedroom cottage and seven-bedroom farmhouse for larger groups. The kitchens are stocked with home-made cookies and Soho House cheese and living areas include wood burners and plenty of blankets.
Cabins have untreated floorboards, hurricane lamps, wood-burning stoves, large beds and turntables with vinyl records. Bathrooms are spacious with Cowshed toiletries and roll-top baths. There are private desks with copper bathtubs, rocking chairs and waterfront views. Each cabin also comes with a customised Foffa bike so you can explore the site completely.
- Kids’ club
- Room service
- Cooking school
- Football pitch
- Tennis courts
- Ice rink in the winter
- Boating lake
- Hot tubs
- Range of treatments
- Gym and spinning studio
Access for guests with disabilities? Yes.
Family-friendly? Yes, there is the ‘Teeny Barn’ kids’ club, an old horse box is in the library and kids can collect real eggs from the coup. Also plenty of cycling opportunities.
Food & drink: The large Main Barn offers three restaurants in one. There is Fancy Farm offers a fine-dining option for an elegant evening, built around a rectangular cocktail bar with two mezzanines offering child-free dining. The Mill Room offers a more laid back country-pub vibe with a variety of beers and ales on tap (stays open until the last person leaves with DJs at weekends).
Also there is a restaurant in the middle of the main courtyard that rotates from Indian and Italian cuisine one week to the next. Breakfast is served in the main barn but you can also enjoy it within the comforts of your cabin.
The hotel also offers a deli offer home-reared charcuterie, a wine cellar and cookery school.
About the Cowshed Spa Soho Farmhouse: This spa offers nine tranquil treatment rooms, two soaks (a luxurious bath for two) a mud room and six cocooning mani-pedi chairs.
Cowshed offers a menu of tailor-made treatments from the Ultimate Manicure to pedicures, facials, massages and signature mud and body therapies.
There are hidden surprises like a beautifully isolated spot surrounded by wild flowers, sauna and restorative ice shed and hot tub (all with a telephone to dial for cocktails if you require).
There is also a gym available for those feeling energetic as well as a boathouse with an indoor-outdoor pool, steam room and sauna. Also, the Josh Wood hair salon offers grooming, colouring and styling.
- Scrub, Soak, Massage (120 mins) – £160 per person
- Sauna, Massage, Muscle Soak (120 mins) – £140 per person
- Packages for two people (150 mins) – £300 per person
- Soak, Massage Facial (150 mins) – £320 per person
The Cowshed Spa Soho Farmhouse, Great Tew, Chipping Norton, OX7 4JS