Heathencote Farm was thought to be a Victorian model farm and formed part of the Fermor-Hesketh estate. It was formally a rented dairy farm which had fallen into disrepair when the estate took land back in hand, in the 1980's. The main complex of buildings had been redundant from the previous twenty years until the estate was sold in 2005.
We purchased the buildings 12 months later and set about restoring and making the buildings weatherproof. In 2012 planning permission was granted to convert the buildings into self catering holiday lets.
We are a small family run farming partnership that is passionate about farming and sustainable energy. Our aim is to create a good quality and environmentally friendly holiday destination within the heart of the UK.
Our cottages benefit from a biomass heating system which uses timber harvested from our sustainable farm woodlands and all cottages are fitted with the latest low energy appliances to help keep our carbon footprint to a minimum.
We are a working arable farm that grows and harvests crops, such as grass, maize and rye, to feed our Anaerobic Digestion Plants. This creates sustainable energy in the form of electricity and gas, that are both injected straight into the grid.
Coming soon to 2018 we have plans for a riverside walk so you can take in the views and observe the work carried out on the farm. Watch this space!
“Absolutely loved these cottages for us and our wedding guests. Fantastic luxury accommodation. Highly recommend.”
"There were four of us from 3 years old to 86 and we all enjoyed it. The accommodation was excellent. Clean, spacious and all you need. The children's play area was excellent and very safe."
“Fantastic acommodation . This is our third year of staying at the Owls hoot.”