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Cogges Manor Farm

Witney, Oxfordshire

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Cogges Manor Farm is a collection of Cotswold stone farm buildings grouped around a farmyard together with a manor house. It has a peaceful orchard and a sun-drenched walled garden. It is located in the centre of Witney in Oxfordshire, but the tranquillity of the site does not give notice to the bustling town centre nearby, and the fields and woods disguise its Saxon origins.

This hauntingly beautiful historic Cotswold farmstead is evolving into a 21st century smallholding and place to find out about producing real food.

This former museum is now operated by the Cogges Heritage Trust and has taken on a new lease of life since 2011. It is within easy walking distance of Witney town centre that is just across the river Windrush. 

Visitors can now:-

  • find out about the history of the site and its buildings

  • Visit the ground floor of the house (weekends and Bank Holidays)

  • explore the gardens and site following their special trail

  • take a river stroll

  • watch the progress of ex-battery rescue chickens

  • for children there is A Mud Pie Kitchen with activities taking place such as, make a wind chime, bake a loaf of bread, play with dressing up clothes and more

  • visit the cafe for refreshments.

Amongst the events taking place there is a Real Food Market held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday's of the month. Visit their website for up to date events and activities taking place.

There are many photo-opportunities both on the Farm and around the nearby ancient town.

Cogges Heritage Trust Cogges Heritage Trust

The grounds and farmyard are open on weekdays except Mondays and the House is open at weekends and BH Monday with cooking on a Victorian range.

Location: Cogges Manor Farm, Witney, Oxon

Grid Reference: SP362096 Ceremonial County: Oxfordshire

Map Link: StreetMap

Aerial photo: Google Aerial

Getting there: From the A40 into Witney take the B4022 and then left into Cogges Hill Road. Disabled drivers go past Cogges Hill Road and take the next left into Church Lane.

Access: Cogges Manor Farm is to the East of Witney town centre. Car Park is in Cogges Hill Road and the entrance to the farm is 200m from the car park. Disabled drivers and Cyclists should access via Church Lane. Pedestrians, take the lane to the left hand side of the Windrush Leisure Centre.
Website:  www.cogges.org.uk
Other Useful Websites: Wiki    Local Witney website
Email: via their website
Address: Cogges Manor Farm Museum, Church Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire
Postcode: OX28 3LA Telephone: 01993 772602

Opening Times: Vary from year to year, so see their website   for more information on opening times, events etc.

Charges: See their website for details on current prices.

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