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Soho House Group to open hotel and leisure business in Oxfordshire

23 July 2014 by
Soho House Group to open hotel and leisure business in Oxfordshire

The Soho House Group is to open a second country outpost in Oxfordshire, to join the celebrated Babington House in Somerset.

Farnhouse is set to launch in summer 2015 at Tracey Farm, located between the villages of Great Tew and Enstone.

Planning permission has been granted to Soho House and Great Tew Estates to develop a hotel and leisure complex which will incorporate the conversion of original farm buildings, alongside the building of new properties.

A spokesperson for Soho House said the development will offer "relaxed accommodation in a countryside setting".

Located on a 93-acre estate, it will feature a seven-bedroom farmhouse, a four-bedroom cottage, 30 cabins (ranging in size from one to three bedrooms), a boathouse, swimming pool, lakes, tennis courses and a five-a-side football pitch.

The Soho House Group was launched by Nick Jones in 1995 in London and has since grown into a renowned group of private members' clubs, hotels and restaurants in city centres worldwide. Babington House, which opened in 1998 near Frome, is currently the group's only rural property. It has been credited as leading the way in creating a trend for country house hotels with a relaxed, contemporary vibe.

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