Where to eat, drink and sleep:

Our top recommendation, naturally, is our own friendly and informal Potting Shed cafe, but you could also try The Maytime


The Maytime is independently owned and located just a 2 minute walk from Asthall Manor. Join us for a relaxing lunch in our stunning garden with beautiful views out over the Windrush Valley whilst enjoying a great glass of wine or one of our 70+ gins. Why not join us for an evening drink and watch the sun set over the hills then head inside for a candlelit dinner. Our chefs make everything fresh in house and can cater for most needs. We also offer accommodation for those of you who would like to make a full day (and night) of what the lovely manor and surrounding areas has to offer.


A stunning country pub 5 minutes from on form, or a lovely 20 minute walk across the water meadows. This Cotswolds Inn on the banks of the River Windrush offers accommodation and fine pub food, as well as something of a treat for fans of the Mitford sisters.
T: 01993 823339
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Our friends at Thyme, a few miles away, have written about us very beautifully here and are offering a special visit to on form for their guests.


Mad Hatter Books

Mad Hatter Books, based in Burford, will be back in our swimming pool hut this year, with books on sculpture, creativity, gardening, nature, philosophy, the Mitfords and other subjects that feel at ease here. 

Our natural pool:


Where to learn to carve stone:

Jude Tucker, a previous exhibitor and friend of on form, is running residential stone carving courses in the beautiful coastal town of Swanage, Dorset. If on form has tempted you to pick up a chisel yourself, there could be no better place to start your journey into the beautiful obsession that is stone carving.


Worton Organic

Worton Organic Garden and Cafe

This seven-acre market garden provides an astonishing diversity of seasonal fresh vegetables, herbs, fruit, eggs and flowers. The farm shop and cafe are open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Other places to visit:

Local information can be found at Cotswolds Tourist Information

Burford Garden Company

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Ashmolean talks

Our designers:

I & J Bannerman

Isabel and Julian Bannerman designed the Asthall Manor garden in 1998.

Simon Clayson Web Design

Simon takes a hand-built approach to website coding and believes strongly in high web standards and accessibility.

Franks & Franks

Brand identity and design

Our printers: 


Friends of on form:

Scary Little Girls are in fact hugely funny women (and the occasional chap) who spread spontaneity, irreverence, wit and playfulness wherever they go. They are really easy to work with, good at generating audience involvement, adaptable and responsive, creative and great at thinking on their feet, as good cabaret demands.

Scary Little Girls performed Sonnets in Stone at on form 12, and have twice performed In the Footsteps of the Mitfords at Asthall