Commerce at Heath Farm

Our business community

We are community minded with a sense of ethical duty of care for others, our communities and guests. This should hopefully shine through on most of the pages you visit on our site. From our purchasing policy, renewables policy, our listings on our out and about pages for local farmers markets, great local pubs and attractions through to all aspects of our farm.

We try to make sure we source products and services from individuals or companies that have a strong environmental policy and we also help to encourage supporting our local communities and businesses.

Our tenants and companies associated with us.

The farm buildings were converted into 7 units and house a number of businesses including Cotswold Baking. Our other tenants include a sound studio, a media production company and 2 joiners shops.

Nimrod Studio

Nimrod Studio provides high end sound production for film, tv, advert & video games.

Website: nimrodsound.com

Cotswold Baking “Supplying Crumbs of Comfort”

The cake you find on your arrival has been made on the farm by Cotswold Baking. Made to order cakes, delicious desserts, tasty tray bakes and all things sweet, delivered to your door. Based in Unit A3 You’ll find Paul who’ll be more than happy to supply that extra special treat to accompany you’re afternoon tea i. Paul uses as much local produce as possible from the flour to the local dairy. Heath Farm walnuts and hazelnuts are used in Pauls cakes.

Phone: 07939 058759

Email: info@cotswoldbaking.co.uk

Website: cotswoldbaking.co.uk

Chocolate Salted Caramel

David Barbour Joinery

From the floorboards, skirting, kitchen units, bathrooms, doors, windows, staircases, cupboards to the furniture itself, almost everything in our cottages was made here on the farm. We have many years of experience creating bespoke pieces to fit the many shapes and sizes of customers’ houses.

If you would like us to create your own custom item do please pop up to the workshop or speak to David for a quote.

Phone: 01608683342

Email: dbjoinery@swerfordheath.com

Web: davidbarbourjoinery.co.uk

Spoon Carving, Knife skills and Whittling

Promoting participation in traditional craft. Lessons in spoon carving & whittling using wood supplied by Heath Farm. Martin runs a number of courses throughout the year and also does private tuition, courses are run in the village of Great Bourton in North Oxfordshire. A great way of taking a useful and memorable souvenir of your stay at the farm!

Phone: 01295 758519

Email: martin@martin-damen.co.uk

Website: martin-damen.co.uk

Wonderwood

They offer a wide range of products including bespoke continuous woven fencing, framed woven willow panels and gates, oil tank and wheelie bin screens, privacy extensions, oak framed and woven garden architecture and woven and thatched tree houses and dens for children or adults. They are also specialists in riverbank erosion fencing, hedge laying and planting. They cut all their own materials locally from sustainable coppice woodlands including Heath Farm ensuring the quality of raw material and peace of mind over the source woodland as a habitat.

Phone: 07513 731538

Email: imogen@burwashwonderwood.com

Website: www.burwashwonderwood.com

Wondewood creating beautiful structures from willow and hazel grown at Heath Farm Holiday Cotatges

Forest School

We are proud to support the Forest School initiative and have regular school visits to the farm. Rest assured, the sessions are well away from cottages and facilities used by guests!

Forest School uses the woods and forests as a means to build personal confidence and self esteem in children and young people. It is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education. Oxfordshire has been at the forefront of Forest School in the UK and is one of the first counties to train and resource Forest School Leaders. Since 1995 Oxfordshire Forest School Service has had a team of practitioners whose role is to encourage teachers, nursery staff and youth workers to embrace this exciting approach to learning in challenging natural woodland environments.

Over 300 places such as nurseries and schools in Oxfordshire have regular Forest School embedded in their provision for families, children and young people and the number is rapidly growing. The sessions are not activity based but instead are led by the interests of the learners. Children, young people and families may enjoy such experiences as building dens, playing hide and seek, telling stories, cooking over small fires, climbing trees, hunting for mini beasts, making mud pies