Whether you are looking for beautiful countryside to relax in, or a base with easy access to London or Birmingham – Hill View Farm is the ideal spot.
Situated on the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire border, there are a host of things to see and do nearby including visiting some of England’s finest country houses, exploring the historical colleges of Oxford University or enjoying designer shopping at Bicester Village.
There are also great places to eat nearby from pubs serving local ale to a Michelin Star rated restaurant.
We have an abundance of wildlife around the farm. Enjoy watching Red Kites and Buzzards soar on thermals, Deer bounding across fields also Pheasants, Partridges and Hares.
Bicester Heritage, Bicester
The UK’s first park for the restoration, storage and enjoyment of vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and aeroplanes; 348 acres of a historic 1920s RAF bomber station. Bicester Heritage are refurbishing and restoring its redbrick buildings, hangars, tree-lined avenues and airfield to provide an authentic period setting for specialists, vehicle owners, enthusiasts and visitors to meet, share their passions and immerse themselves in a classic age.
Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckingham
The landscaped gardens around Stowe House contain a range of walking trails in around 250 acres of fine landscaped gardens filled with lakes, temples and monuments.
The sights and the temples in particular were loved so much that they inspired the family motto Templa Quam Dilecta ‘How beautiful are thy temples’ as well as being considered as the most beautiful gardens in Europe.
Bicester Village Retail Outlet
The nearby market town of Bicester dating back to Saxon times is now home to the world renowned retail outlet ‘Bicester Village’. Situated on the southern edge of the town Bicester Village has been designed in the American New England style and has 130 outlet boutiques where the discerning shopper can enjoy discounts of up to 60% on luxury items – Bond Street quality at bargain prices.
The birthplace of Shakespeare and home to the British National Theatre. A beautiful town with the river Avon and the Stratford Canal meandering through it.
‘This Oxford, I have no doubt, is the finest city in the world’ – John Keats
Keats would probably not recognise the bustling city that Oxford has become, but the city still contains one of the greatest collection of buildings to be found anywhere. Moreover, these buildings have home to an extraordinary number of statesmen, kings and saints. Also for over 800 years Oxford University has educated philosophers, poets and scientists.
Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit
Historic racing circuit and home to the British Grand Prix which takes place annually, usually in July. Silverstone’s packed programme includes many other motor related events and now hosts the Moto GP along with other major motorcycle meetings.
This mansion with it’s many exquisite collections of pricelass works of art and furniture was created by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. Much of this building has been transported from an old French chateaux and sits amidst beautiful grounds overlooking the Aylesbury Vale.
The Buckinghamshire family seat of the Verney family who had a close involvement in the English Civil War and family connections with Florence Nightingale. Today the interiors that remain are amongst the most ambitious and lavish ever created in the 18th century and are managed by the National Trust.
Bletchley Park – Home of the Enigma Machine
The world’s first programmable computer and other technologies we take for granted today were initiated at Bletchley Park. During WW2 the German armed forces top secret codes were broken at Bletchley Park, providing the allies with vital information towards their war effort.
The home of the de Newburghs, de Beauchamps, Plantagenets, Richard Neville, the ‘Kingmaker’, the Dudleys and the Grevilles, Warwick Castle has been described as the finest Medieval castle in England.
Home to the Dukes of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Blenheim Palace is one of the few privately owned historic houses entitled to have the word ‘Palace’ as it’s suffix and is also a World Heritage Site.
Charming villages and countryside, considered by many to be the essence of traditional England. Bourton-on-the-Water is one such village and is often referred to as ‘the Venice of the Cotswolds’.
Places To Eat
The Black Bull, 52 West End, Launton, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 5DG
Tel: 01869 253656
The Pointer, 27 Church Street, Brill, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9RT
Tel: 01844 238339
The Sow and Pigs, Main Street, Poundon, Bicester, Buckinghamshire
Tel: 01869 277728
The Bull Inn, Bicester Road, Launton, OX26 5DQ
Tel: 01869 240 176
The Red Lion, Church Street, Stratton Audley, OX27 9AG
Tel: 01869 277 225
The Greyhound, Marsh Gibbon, Bicester, Oxon, OX27 0HA
Tel: 01869 277 365
The Butchers Arms, Main Street, Fringford, OX26 8EB
Tel: 01869 277 363
The Pheasant, 39 Windmill Street, Brill, HP18 9TG
Tel: 01844 239 370
Prezzo, 36 High Street, Buckingham, MK18 1NU
Tel: 01280 823 844
(open on a Sunday)
The Nut Tree, Main Street, Murcott, OX5 2RE
Tel: 01865 331 253
(Michelin Star Rated Restaurant)