Cogges Manor Farm
Cogges Manor Farm - Discover the beautiful Oxfordshire Cotswolds and enjoy a morning or afternoon visiting the historic grounds at Cogges.
Cogges is a Scheduled Ancient Monument with over 1000 years of history, with Grade II* Listed 13th century manor house and 17th century farm buildings. Discover the fascinating story of past owners ranging from Norman knights, English Kings, Oxford University college founders to tenant farmers and wool merchants, with links to Witney's historic wool and blanket trade.
Today Cogges is a popular visitor attraction for all the family. Explore over 15 acres of the manor house and grounds, walled garden, picnic orchard, moated islands and river Windrush walk.
Children love to feed the farm animals and go wild in the adventure play and nature island, or try on hats, vintage clothes or hand made costumes in the dressing up parlour. There is also a sandpit, soft play and games from swing ball to lawn croquet.
Stop for a lunch or cream tea in the Cafe at Cogges, or buy farm eggs and local produce, gifts or rural crafts from the shop.
Check the website for special events from theatre to festivals, craft workshops and family activities.
Cogges is the perfect place to visit on a location tour of ITV's popular drama series Downton Abbey, filmed in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Fans of Downton will be interested to know Cogges is the home of Yew Tree Farm and Mr Drewe, the tenant farmer. Many of the farm scenes in series 4, 5 & 6 took place in the grounds!
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Sat 18 Mar - Sat 4 Nov 2017||Mon - Sun 10:00 to 17:00|
Child (3-16) £4.50
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £19
Under 3s Free
SP 363095 51.78314 -1.47449
For drivers and cyclists
Cogges is situated to the East of Witney town centre. To reach the car park please go to Cogges Hill Road - OX28 3FR. The entrance to Cogges is approximately 200m from the car park. Disabled visitors will find allocated parking close to the entrance at OX28 3LA (Church Lane). Cyclists should also head for Church Lane
By public transport
There are good bus services to Witney from all directions - Oxford, Eynsham, Chipping Norton, Cheltenham, Burford and Abingdon.
The nearest rail stations are Finstock (4.9 miles), Combe (5.3 miles) and Shipton (7.4 miles).
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- Picnic site
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs accepted
- Smoking not allowed
Self-Assessed Accessibility Details
- Designated parking for guests with disabilities
- Within 50 metres approx. of entrance
- The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
- is gravel
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Has a ramp
- Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
- Good contrast between the floor and walls
- Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
- Sugar free (diabetic)
- Gluten free (coeliacs)
- Lactose free (dairy free)
- Additive free
- High chairs for children
- Children's menu
The farmyard and paths are uneven gravel surfaces and grassed areas, therefore access possible but terrain can be challenging for wheelchair users.
- Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
- From the entrance to reception / ticket area
- To the gift shop
- Contrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
- Baby changing facilities
- Good colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
- Routes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
- Audible alarm system