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Cogges Manor Farm

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Church Lane
Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 3LA United Kingdom
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Discover the beautiful Oxfordshire Cotswolds and enjoy a morning or afternoon visiting the historic Cogges Manor Farm.

Cogges is a Scheduled Ancient Monument with over 1000 years of history, set against the stunning backdrop of a 13th century manor house and Grade II listed 18th 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 17 acres of the manor house grounds, enchanting walled garden, picnic orchard, moated islands and river Windrush walk.

Children love to feed the farm animals, explore the meadows and have fun in the woodland adventure play areas. Cogges also plays host to many special events, ranging from outdoor theatre to festivals, craft workshops and family activities.

Stop for lunch or a delicious home-made treat from the Cogges Kitchen café, or buy local produce, gifts or rural crafts from the shop. Cogges are following the government Covid-19 guidelines to keep everyone as safe as possible, so please always check their website for the latest updates on what is open before you visit.

Downton Abbey

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!


Well-known for its diverse garden landscape, Cogges Farm offers more than 17 acres of beautiful garden ground. Stroll through the gardens and discover the trained fruit trees, explore the herb and vegetable garden, go for a River Windrush walk or play a game of croquet on the manor house lawn.


Cogges Manor Farm is home to several friendly farm animals, Goats, Pigs, Chickens, Ducks, Sheep as well as Shetland Ponies. Visitors are able to ‘meet the animals’ every weekend at 11am and 2pm and learn how to take care of them.

Family Activities

Children have the opportunity to explore natural areas where they can see bats, badger sets and wildlife and learn how to build a den. Cogges Castle is an additional play area with slides, zip wire, swing basket and a wobbly bridge.


The Cogges Shop offers a selection of locally produced products, including farm eggs, honey and seasonal vegetables. The shop also offers a variety of souvenirs, cards, crafts, toys and more.

The Cogges Kitchen Café

Housed in the beautiful old milking parlour, Cogges Kitchen is open every day from mid-March to early November, from 9am – 4pm. Whether you want afternoon tea and cake, locally roasted coffee or a seasonal salad, there’s something on the menu for you. Cogges Kitchen has a daily-changing menu, using carefully-sourced local and seasonal produce inspired by the Cogges walled garden and orchard.

The interior of Cogges Kitchen café features a bright, vibrant, modern look, while directly outside, a large courtyard area provides additional seating and overlooks a play area for small children (there’s also a woodland adventure play area for bigger kids).

Entry to the café is before you arrive at the welcome desk, so visitors are welcome to enjoy Cogges Kitchen without purchasing a ticket to the farm.

Opening Hours

We are open to visitors to enjoy outdoor spaces 7 days a week from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Cogges Kitchen café is open from 9am – 4pm (you don’t have to buy a ticket to visit the café).

Come for the day or buy an Annual Season Ticket and visit as many times as you like throughout the season. You can also upgrade from your Day Ticket after your visit, just ask at the desk.

Annual Season Tickets

Valid for 12 months from purchase

Adult £22.00 non-transferable

Child £17.00 (3-16, under 3s are free) non-transferable

Family £64.00 (2 Adults + up to 3 Children)

Childminder £37.00 (1 Adult plus any 3 children, weekdays only)

Day Tickets

If you are unable to visit on the day you have booked, your ticket will remain valid. Please let the welcome desk know the date of your original booking.

Gift Aid / Non Gift Aid

Adult £7.50/£6.81

Child £5.00/£4.54 (3-16, under 3s are free)

Family £23.00/20.90 (2 Adults + up to 3 Children)


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