Following the success of our January Reading Retreat, after being so busy these past few months, we decided now would be the perfect time to escape to the country and take a reset together.
Key for us was finding a place that had stunning scenery, gorgeous decor, relaxing vibes and all whilst being Instagrammable (obvs).
We came across the wonderful Fat Pheasant’s Instagram account and they checked all of our boxes.
Located in Banbury Oxford, Bury Court Farm has four beautiful Shepherd Huts which are completely off the grid, surrounded by nature and situated across their 500 acre farm - no people, no interruptions, pure relaxed bliss!
Each hut has a king size bed, en-suite bathroom and a wood burning stove. We’d 100% recco staying in the Huxley hut, the bed was SO comfy and had two large windows around it which had the most breathtaking views.
Huxley also has a beautiful pink outdoor claw foot bath tub, which was the perfect spot to relax with a book and glass of vino. Other huts have wood fired hot tubs which were also tempting!
Fancy visiting? Here’s some of our reccos…
You can cook on the outside fire pit or BBQ. We used the inside hob to make a delicious halloumi salad for dinner and saved the fire pit for toasting mallows (which were kindly gifted in each hut).
There’s no Wi-Fi so bring lots of books: it’s the perfect opportunity to switch off so embrace it! Our hut also had an enviable bookshelf to select from…
We didn’t have a dog, but there is a dog paddock so you could bring your pup and take them for a walk knowing that it’s safe to do so.
Jo can recco some great routes you can explore walking, or if you fancied it you can hire one of their ex postman bikes at £30 for your full stay (or bring your own ofc).
Less than a two and half hour drive outside of London, The Fat Pheasants is £150 a night and is perfect for a relaxing city break.