Global Awards for Mayfield Retreat Venue: Fair Oak Farm in Mayfield

Outside the hustle of the city of London, amidst the rolling hills of the Sussex countryside, lies a hidden gem. Recently crowned Best Private Country Retreat 2020 and also receiving the LUX Customer Service Excellence Award for Sussex (UK), Fair Oak Farm has an awful lot to be proud of.

Fair Oak Farm is a family-run boutique retreat venue in a protected area of outstanding natural beauty. Situated just one hour from central London, Fair Oak Farm attracts retreat organisers, business groups, management teams and groups of family and friends for get-togethers, as well as visitors from around the globe.

Fair Oak Farm prides itself on its awardwinning sustainable tourism practises. The owner’s recognition that they are custodians of protected land and historic buildings, their experience of event management and hospitality, combined with their natural flair for property design makes for a truly special guest experience.

As a private country estate, and renowned retreat destination, Fair Oak Farm offers exclusive use of the estate and its extensive grounds complete with award-winning accommodation in a range of historic converted barns, farmhouse, lodges, cottages, huts and eco-lodge treehouses. There is also a variety of communal spaces for guests for activities such as group workshops, meetings and lounge dining, with personal chef and catering services available also. There’s even a dedicated practice space for yoga, pilates, dance or fitness sessions, an outdoor sauna and a hot tub is available to hire to ensure a completely relaxing stay!

Additional services for guests include visits by beauty therapists, which may be pre-booked, to provide treatments, from facial therapies to manicures and massages, in Fair Oak Farm’s dedicated Treatment Studio, operated by award-winning local salon, The Beauty Bar.

A small, tight knit and highly experienced team operates the business, dedicated to providing a very personal and private service, going out of their way to get to know their clients and forming close working relationships with trusted, reliable suppliers in order to provide the best possible bespoke and authentic experience to visitors. This level of dedication truly gives Fair Oak Farm an unrivalled edge on any would be competitors.

Business is currently booming for the estate, as business teams who would traditionally take trips to stay in the centre of London begin to realise they can get lot more, for less, by booking the country retreat with exclusive use. Although hotels and the services they provide will always have their place and demand, Fair Oak Farm is expecting a continued movement away from hotels to exclusive use of properties, such as itself, for business groups, families, friends and retreats.

The ongoing partnership with retreat organisers means that Fair Oak Farm can now offer even more to its clients. Looking ahead to what the future holds, Fair Oak Farm’s plans for 2020 include expansion of the property, with the development of staff accommodation plus a new ‘grand eco-lodge tree house’ is also in the offing.

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