Famous the world over, the Soho Farmhouse in Chipping Norton is one of the most exclusive venues on the Top 50 Boutique Hotels list, and perhaps in the UK.
Throughout its 25-year history, the brand has always put its guests and members at the centre of everything it does.
The first House was launched on London’s Greek Street in 1995 under founder Nick Jones, who was offered space above his restaurant Café Boheme, which he then turned into rooms accessed by a small door around the corner from the café.
It was dubbed Soho House as that is exactly what it was – a Georgian townhouse in London’s quirky Soho spread over several floors.
Following several other launches, including venues in New York and Berlin over the proceeding decades, the Soho Farmhouse was founded and launched in 2015, 17 years after the story began.
Spread across 100 acres in Oxfordshire, the Farm venue is comprised of a series of renovated outbuildings.
There are bedrooms and cabins galore, a spa and health club and plenty of places to eat and drink.
Let’s begin with the bedrooms, which are only available to members and Soho Friends. Booking a room also gives you access to the main house.
Non-members are able to stay in the cabins and cottages within the grounds, but members and friends have preferential rates. However, it is well worth the visit, as staying in one of the many fabulous properties will be an experience like no other, from their outstanding design right through to the tiny details that offer ultimate luxury.
There are several places to eat at Soho Farmhouse, including the Main Barn which is a central hub serving food and drink all day.
The Hay Barn serves up pizzas from a wood-fired oven and Blake’s Kitchen offers fresh breads and other baked goods. There’s also Pen Yen, a Japanese-themed restaurant offering everything from Sashimi and salads to sushi, buns and gyoza.