Cosy Lounge
Relaxing Wood Burner
Dining Area
Afternoon Tea
Relaxing Double Bedroom With A Countryside View
Twin Bedroom
Front View
South-facing garden with furniture
Beautiful Countryside
Views From The Property
Pretty barn in the farmyard
Close to the village church
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14 / 19  Front View
15 / 19  South-facing garden with furniture
16 / 19  Beautiful Countryside
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18 / 19  Pretty barn in the farmyard
19 / 19  Close to the village church

Orchard Cottage - Witney

Witney, Cotswolds
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovely country cottage converted from an old 18th-century cart shed
  • Situated at the edge of the quiet village of Northmoor
  • Transformed from its former days while retaining its character
  • Situated on a working family farm, with an enclosed garden
  • Excellent choice of country activities close by, including walking, cycling, riding and fishing on the Thames
  • Right on the Oxfordshire Cycle Way, and close to many countryside walks
  • Perfect for a family break to the Heart of England
Property code: CC061

This cute country cottage still props the old cartwheel on the front porch and combines original character with guest needs.

The property lies quietly on the edge of the small village of Northmoor, close to the Thames Valley with a pretty stream running through and ducks roaming freely. Here you will find a community owned pub offering good local food just a 2-minute walk away. The nearby village of Standlake has a small shop and a pub. Witney is 7 miles away and offers a range of shops, banks and amenities. Ideally situated right on the Oxfordshire Cycle Way and just a mile from riding stables, footpaths and fishing on the Thames (available on the farm for £2 per day), there is an abundance of country pursuits to explore and if you are lucky, a wealth of wildlife ranging from deer and badgers to barn owls and kites.

From the front porch, you walk into a small hallway and on into the lounge with comfortable sofas where you can curl up by the wood-burning stove with a good book from the fully stocked bookcase. If you decide to stay in for the evening, the lounge leads to a well-equipped kitchen/dining room including an electric oven with hob, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge, freezer and a dishwasher,  so no one needs to do the dishes. The dining area has a farmhouse table and chairs. There is a downstairs shower room with a WC. Heading up to the first floor you will come to a double bedroom and further along a twin bedroom and bathroom with bath and WC.

Outside, you will find an enclosed garden with lawned area and south facing patio with barbeque and furniture. Situated by the village church dating back to the 13th century with fantastic views over open fields, so you can sit back and relax soaking up the sun's warmth while admiring the surrounding countryside.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Kitchen - electric oven with hob, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge and freezer
  • TV with Freeview, DVD and CD player
  • Electricity and heating included, wood burning stove (logs included)
  • Wi-Fi included (superfast fibre optic connection)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot available £10 per week
  • Regret no pets
  • Enclosed private garden with barbeque and furniture
  • Off-road parking available
  • Fishing permits available for £2 per day.
  • Good pub in the village, just a 2-minute walk

This property is personally managed by Sue.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Luisa 12th April 2019

Delightful short stay just enjoyed in Orchard Cottage. Very clean, very comfortable, and set in idyliic English coutryside. Witney, Bourton on the Water lovely towns nearby, and the kids (and the adults) loved the Cotswolds Wildife Park a short drive away. Plenty of nearby eateries pubs and country walks. Highly recommended for a relaxing break. MaRead morery Anne your host popped in to say hello but was otherwise invisible although close at hand should you have any problems. 5 stars. Hide

Reviewed by John 21st February 2019

A really comfortable and well equipped cottage in a great location for visiting the many varied attractions in the area. Also well placed for enjoying the many public footpaths around the village, including the Thames path between Newbridge and Bablock Hythe. A very good village pub about a two minute walk from the cottage.

Reviewed by Ann 8th February 2019

Wonderful cottage in a very quiet village. Great community pub close by with good food. Having the log burner was great for the cooler eveningd

Reviewed by Elizabeth 1st February 2019

Lovely quiet quaint cottage, with every thing you could possibly need provided. Lovely walks along the Thames near by and a nice log burner with plenty of wood supplied to warm up when you get in.

Reviewed by Tim 28th December 2018

My wife, myself and two friends spent New a Year here and had a fabulous time. The cottage itself is welcoming and cosy, spotlessly clean and extremely well appointed with everything thought out. The local pub 'Red Lion' is a typical country pub (how they should be) serving good ale and food. Location is rural allowing many good walks and situated Read morenot too far from Oxford. A return visit is already being planned. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 19th October 2018

It was superb. We have stayed in lots of places in the UK and this has been tied for first place.

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Cosy Lounge
Relaxing Wood Burner
Dining Area
Afternoon Tea
Relaxing Double Bedroom With A Countryside View
Twin Bedroom
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The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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