Breathe deep, party hard

Escape the city and breathe again in a world of red kites and free-roaming horses. Sleeping 25, Emerald Farm is an Oxfordshire party venue par excellence, complete with heated outdoor pool, indoor sauna, gym, pizza oven and barbecue. With wood-fired hot tubs inside and out, games room and disco area, the party need never end.

Party venue par excellence

Escape the city with your family, your friends, your hens, your stags and your dogs, and breathe again. Escape to a world of red kites, free-roaming horses, endless fields and dreamy sunsets. Sleeping 25, Emerald Farm is a party venue par excellence, with three acres of clean Oxfordshire air to blow the morning cobwebs from muzzy heads.

Idyllically rural it may be, but Emerald Farm has plenty toys to make your party go with a swing. Watch an afternoon vanish in the ten-metre outdoor pool, heated to 30 degrees and open all year round. Sizzle in the indoor sauna and work off the big breakfast you enjoyed on the terrace in the in-house gym or on the table-tennis table.

Cook on the four electric ovens or head outdoors for al-fresco dining from the pizza oven and barbecue. Stay out for the wood-fired, eight-seater hot tub, or head back inside for an indoor six-seat version. Pour yourself a mojito from the cocktail bar, dance in the disco area, rack up the pool table, catch a projector film in the movie room.

Walk the Thames bank, explore Oxford’s scholarly beauty, then come home to a roaring fire, free Wi-Fi, and Netflix and Amazon Prime on the 75” living-room TV. End the day with marshmallows around the firepit. Dream your best dreams wrapped in Egyptian cotton and the blissful silence that hangs over the meadows and hedgerows.

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Swimming pool, hot tub, garden and grounds

Beneath the red kites, surrounded by peaceful meadows and lazy horses, your own three-acre slice of Oxfordshire comes with outdoor toys aplenty. Splash away an afternoon in the 10-metre garden pool, heated to 30 degrees all year round, then soak up life under big skies in the eight-seat, woodfired hot tub.

Cook on the outdoor kitchen that includes pizza oven and gas and coal barbecues, toast your marshmallows on the firepit, and watch the kids go wild for the trampoline, slide and swing set. Keep the outdoor feel at sunset, with a little bird-watching from the conservatory.

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Living spaces

They say people don’t grow up, they just change their toys, and Emerald Farm provides plenty of those for big kids of all ages. When you’re tired of the table tennis, you can slide into the indoor sauna, or work off your breakfast in the gym complete with spin bikes, weights and 38” wall TV to distract you from the pain.

Chink glasses in the indoor six-seat hot tub. And keep the party going in the disco room, with a cheeky mojito from the neon-lit cocktail bar. Catch a movie from Netflix or Amazon Prime Video on the projector in the cinema room over the free Starlink Wi-Fi, or warm your feet in front of the woodburner in the lounge with its 75” TV.

In between the fun, there’s finery galore. Settle back on squishy leather sofas amid panels and window seats. Escape to the snug for board games or books. Or spice things up with karaoke. Emerald Farm has everything you need to either party or be apart as the fancy takes.

Cooking and dining

Nice day? The outdoor kitchen beckons with its gas and coal barbecues and pizza oven. Wrap things up around the firepit with marshmallows. Or stay inside to cook on the four electric ovens and eat around the chunky oak table beneath the ancient beams with the open fire crackling in the grate.

Take a night off and book an external chef for anything from a full-blown banquet to a hog roast, a one-off celebration to mark a birthday or anniversary to a fully catered break. Keep away from the ovens for tasty takeaways from Vine and Spice (Indian), Tiffin’s (Tandoori) or Ask Italian.

Tuck in to chargrilled chicken Caesar salad or butternut and orange risotto at two AA rosette-holding The Mole Inn. Enjoy English or Thai in the eclectic, eccentric Crazy Bear in Stadhampton. Or try Wiltshire pork belly or Oxford college sausages and mash from The Chequers at Burcot.

Wander the lavender-scented footpath towards a culinary fairytale at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, where two Michelin stars gets you seven courses that include chargrilled Scottish langoustine, Creedy Carver duck breast and chocolate crumble. Or enjoy a seasonal menu paired with a punt on the river at The Cherwell Boathouse.


You’ve 11 bedrooms to pick from here but whichever one you choose, you’ll sleep the sleep of the truly serene, wrapped in Egyptian cotton and surrounded by three acres of silence and the meadows that flank the Thames beyond.

Stay in the Abingdon room to sleep in a unique, handmade queen bed with a beautiful balcony overlooking the garden. Choose the Henley room for a kingsize bed with bunk, or the Lechlade room for a double, or The Marlow and the Oxford, which both offer a double bed and include a large wardrobe and drawers.

Pick the Goring room for a kingsize bed with wardrobe and stone flooring or the Putney for a double with en-suite wet room. The Richmond and the Eton offer a double bed and wardrobe, while the Walton and Windsor are ground-floor doubles that both enjoy en-suite bathrooms.

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Gone are the days when the only way to view a house was solely by way of poring over flat and sometimes confusing floor plans. With the emergence of 360-degree video we have an exciting new way of being introduced to the layout of a house.

With a few clicks you can be leisurely making your way through living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens and bathrooms – the whole house in all its beauty waiting for you to step on in for an effortless and insightful virtual tour.


What people say

What people say

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Wow, what an incredible find! We had an amazing time at this beautiful home. Stevie and David went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect for us. I’m finding it hard to put it into words. Everything from start to finish was excellent and we can’t wait to come back! Side note- I would HIGHLY recommend making use of the pizza oven. We made our own dough and had a pizza making station, which was great fun. The house is very resilient and had everything we needed, even down to plastic glasses. Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay x - Carly
The property was beautiful! We had a wonderful weekend and can’t wait to book again for next year! Perfect amount of activities to keep us all entertained, the heated pool was a great bonus and lots of room for our big family to enjoy our holiday! 5*! - Olivia
Had a really enjoyable stay, exceeded our expectations. Was far too much to pack into a 2 day stay. Very relaxing and spacious house. Would recommend it to anyone thinking of a break away into the countryside with a large family/group. - Lee
A perfect place for a group get together. We had the most fantastic stay to celebrate 40th birthdays. Wonderful hosts, amazing facilities, the best pool, a great location...can't wait to stay there again! - Rajiv
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A tipple in the taproom

Test your golf swing at The Oxfordshire. Reward yourself with a tipple in the taproom at Loose Cannon Beers. Explore Dorchester Abbey or Stonor’s Park. Punt the river in Oxford. Meet giraffes and lemurs at the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Brave The Swarm at Thorpe Park or hand-feed the goats and sheep at Odds Farm Park.