View it here first : plans for the Soho Farmhouse country hotel by Soho House

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UPDATE: you can now read my Soho Farmhouse review: find out what it’s really like!

Have I told you before that my background is in research ? Not scientific research but business research. So when I heard that Soho House was planning to open a new country hotel (after Babington House), it got my detective mindset in motion !

This post shows you the plans but since then, I have also found images of the exteriors and leisure activities and of the barn interiors. 

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Great Tew old school

As a result, I have found the plans and elevations for their new outpost : a new hotel and leisure complex near Great Tew in West Oxfordshire. They submitted the project with Great Tew Estates – to build the complex on land at Tracey Farm, between Great Tew and Enstone.

The plans in details

It’s actually not mysterious to find plans but I was curious to see what they planned. Reading the application, the key points are

  • The site would have 30 ‘guest cabins’, ranging in size from one to three bedrooms, some with what looks like either an outdoor bath or hot-tub,
  • They will restore the original farm building into a seven bedroom farmhouse
  • You can see from the plans that there will be a massive long dining room and a bar with a mezzanine
  • A game room / teeny house for little ones  will be created in one of the outposts
  • A farm shop and cookhouse for those interested in food
  • The site will include a fitness studio, two yoga/pilates studios and two swimming pools – one indoor and one outdoor and two tennis courts.  There will also be a five-a-side football pitch and a zip wire.

Now, what I would have liked to find is the interior decorations plans but that may still be premature.

According to local newspapers, they plan to open in Summer 2015. I will make sure to update the blog with new developments so make sure to sign up for email alerts below.

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4 Comments

  1. Hey! I’d definitely like to be made aware of new updates on this. I’m a non-member currently, but would still love to stay as soon as it opens

    • Hi Heleana nice to see you here ! I know, this place should be interesting. If you haven’t done so yet you can sign up to the blog’s updates via email (see form on the top right hand below my photo). As soon as my super research skills 😉 allow me to get more info, I’ll post them here. Hope you are well.

  2. Soho Farmhouse looks like its going to be amazing! I have been looking for plans/layouts for the lodges but can’t seem to find any so I’d love to have more info when available.

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