Sibford Ferris Landscape

Luxurious Living in the Oxfordshire Countryside

May 21, 2024In News6 Minutes

The village of Sibford Ferris, standing on a hilltop surrounded by Oxfordshire countryside, has long been an oasis for those looking for a more relaxed pace of life. The undeniable village charm, breathtaking views, and close-knit community has made it the ideal location for those looking to add some tranquillity into their daily routine.

The villages of Sibford Ferris, Sibford Gower and Burdrop, collectively referred to as the Sibfords, sit either side of the picturesque Sib Valley and offer a rural lifestyle surrounded by the warmth of the local community. A village hall hosts clubs and events, or you can join the community-run pub quiz at the Wykham Arms. With such stunning countryside in all directions, there are numerous walks to explore.

With the first homes at our Deanfield Heights development in the village now released for sale, we take a look at what new residents can look forward to.

Discover a new tipple  

In the area surrounding Deanfield Heights there are several regional breweries and distilleries for locals to sample. Nearby  is the traditional and award winning Victorian Hook Norton Brewery where visitors can learn about the long history of the brewery, which started operating commercially in 1856.

Also in the area is the Cotswold Distillery, which is one of only a few that produces both English whisky and gin. Working to emphasise the rich agriculture of the Cotswolds, all barley is grown nearby on the Blenheim Estate and local fruits and grains make up the flavour profiles used in the spirits.

Luxuriate at Soho Farmhouse

Less than ten miles away in Chipping Norton is the ultimate sanctuary for pampering, relaxation and that all-important ‘me time’. Soho Farmhouse is an exclusive, members-only hotel and spa hidden in 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside.

Members can enjoy horse-riding, clay-pigeon shooting and tennis in the elegant grounds, as well as the Cowshed spa, gym and Wellness Barn specialising in holistic experiences. It’s the perfect escape from a busy life into the zen of the natural world.

Go Organic at Daylesford Farm

People come from far and wide to visit Daylesford Organic near Moreton-in-Marsh, but for residents of Sibford Ferris it can be a regular day out. The farm has plenty to offer with a beautiful farm shop selling local produce, flowers and homeware, a restaurant, wine stall and a garden and antiques area.

The venue also hosts a cookery school, inspired by what’s in season and growing well on the farm. The culinary team offers a range of courses ranging from ‘Pizza from Scratch’ to ‘Flavours From the Middle East’ and ‘Eat Well, Live Better’. Daylesford Farm is the perfect place to take visiting friends and family who want to experience a real taste of the Cotswolds.

Step back in time at Broughton Castle

Broughton Castle is one of only 20 homes awarded five stars in Simon Jenkins’ England’s Thousand Best Houses. Just a ten-minute drive from Sibford Ferris, the 14th century castle was the centre of the opposition to Charles I. Visitors can explore the rich history, both within the castle itself and throughout the beautiful gardens.

This summer, Broughton Castle is providing the backdrop for a performance of Shakespeare’s comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, where audiences will be transported to the magical Athenian forest.

Enjoy a spot of retail therapy

The Lanes of nearby Banbury are packed with independent retailers offering a range of goods and services from local artwork to artisan food and drink. The streets of the old town are often lined with stalls from local businesses, making the choice to shop local an easy and inviting one.

Banbury is located just over seven miles from Sibford Ferris and trains from the main line station run to Oxford in around 18 minutes and to London Marylebone in just over an hour.  There is also regular bus route (line 75) servicing The Sibfords and Banbury, as well as connecting to nearby Stratford-upon-Avon.

A timeless location with contemporary living

Deanfield Heights is a collection of 25 luxury homes with expansive views of the Oxfordshire countryside. With properties providing perfect blend of modern living and timeless architecture, an idyllic lifestyle is on offer in Sibford Ferris. Each home boasts beautifully appointed kitchens and contemporary white Laufen bathroom suites with Hansgrohe brassware. Energy-efficiency is paramount and each property features sustainable heating via air source heat pump, superior levels of insulation and electric vehicle charging points as standard.

Find out more about our current availability and register your interest for news and updates on our show home launch.