About Great Tew Estate
The Great Tew Estate lies eight miles north-east of Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire. It is approximately 3,500 acres of diverse countryside, from steeply sloping ironstone valleys in the north to gently rolling limestone fields in the south.
The heart of the Estate is the village of Great Tew and its surrounding parkland.
Great Tew Estate has a long and fascinating history. There is some evidence that people lived in the landscape of Great Tew in pre-Roman times but the first clear sign of habitation is during the Roman occupation in the third and fourth centuries when there was an active farm at Beaconsfield.
It has had many owners, from Aelfric, Abbot of St Albans from 990, to the Johnston family, the present-day owners who are responsible for a schedule of renovation, refurbishment and improvements to the village and surrounding properties.
The Estate comprises of 2,000 acres of arable and 750 acres let grazing alongside woodland, parkland and game crops. The farm has been in environmental schemes since 2009 and is committed to maintaining and improving the biodiversity of the estate, whilst continuing to farm commercially.
The Estate also welcomes a small number of events throughout the year. The Estate has proudly hosted The Grand Tour since 2017, and the Estate's airfield and parkland features in many episodes. Cornbury Music Festival takes place every year on the beautiful grounds of Great Tew. Artists in previous years have included Alanis Morissette, Bryan Adams and Van Morrison.
Great Tew is also the proud host of the well know Rough Runner. The event consists of long-distance running with epic obstacles along the way.
There are a number of walks around the Great Tew Estate. Trails around the estate are open to walkers throughout the year.