The market town of Witney is in the lush Cotswold Countryside close to the River Thames. It is also home to the UK’s largest organic brewery, Wychwood, were you can learn all about the brewing process on a tour, finished with a tasting session and a souvenir glass. And if a sample is not enough then you will be glad of the selection on sale both in the on-site Tap Room and brewery shop.Read More
Cogges Manor Farm is a beautiful farm in the heart of Witney with a stunning manor house, walled garden, orchard, adventure play and friendly animal petting area. Younger guests will love feeding the goats, sheep, pigs, ducks and chickens as well as some of the smaller, but equally greedy, animals the farm’s guinea pigs and rabbits. The whole family will enjoy exploring the seventeen acres of grounds and heritage trails before stopping to refuel in the Kitchen Café on produce from their very own kitchen garden.
The high street and market square of Witney are lined with independent shops built from the local Cotswold stone. Equally plentiful are some fabulous cafes, pubs and restaurants serving delicious local food. There is a great range of places to eat and drink, from The Fleece, where on a sunny day you can sit outside to enjoy a bite to eat whilst watching the world go by, to the modern dining room at the Hollybush serving locally sourced seasonal meals.
From Witney you can easily hop in the car and take the family over to Crocodiles of the World over at Brize Norton, where you can see over 150 crocodiles as well as an assortment of meerkats, otters, lizards and snakes. If you have a budding animal enthusiast in the family you can book them an experience to remember – choose from a Junior Croc Keeper, Meet the Meerkats or a Nile Crocodile feeding experience.
Less than a mile from the town center, is a lake, wet meadow and grazing land at Witney Lake and Country Park. Set in over 70 acres you can see a variety of birds from kingfishers and swifts in the summer, to snipes and lapwings in the winter.
In between your days out exploring the beautiful surrounding villages and visiting the local attractions, guests are always glad to have the comforts of their self-catering holiday cottage to return to. Knowing you have the peace and quiet to retreat back to at the end of each day is one of the reasons our guests choose to holiday with us year after year.
Find your perfect holiday cottage in Witney by browsing our collection of Cotswold holiday accommodation above. If you don’t find a property in the Witney area that suits your holiday home needs, you can browse all of our Cotswold Holiday Cottages here. https://staycotswold.co.uk/property/