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Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane, Witney OX28 3LA, England
+44 1993 772602
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Cogges is an historic farmstead and great day out in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, with over 15 acres of beautiful grounds and farmyard to explore. Cogges dates back to the 10th Century and today you will find this unique place brought to life with the sights, sounds and smells of a lively farmyard. The site of the first manor house is surrounded by a Norman moat and is now the location for a timber play fort and adventure playground - great fun for children of all ages. More recently, Cogges is the location for filming of Downton Abbey - home of Mr Drewe the tenant farmer of Yew Tree Farm.
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Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane, Witney OX28 3LA, England
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+44 1993 772602
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"downton abbey"
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"adventure playground"
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"farm animals"
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"zip wire"
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"manor house"
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"yew tree farm"
in 11 reviews
"walled garden"
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"nice cafe"
in 7 reviews
"soft play area"
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"picnic area"
in 5 reviews
"the kitchen"
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"sand pit"
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"climbing frame"
in 5 reviews
"step back in time"
in 5 reviews
"children aged"
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"loved the animals"
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"working farm"
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely place to spend a few hours looking around the historic buildings and interacting with the various farm animals, including goats, pigs, chicken, ducks, rabbits, ponies and cats.

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for the first time on Bank Holiday Monday - I'd been looking for a family-friendly place to spend a few hours outside, somewhere we hadn't tried before. There was a craft market that day and also a dog show. I'd read the previous reviews...More

Thank Rebecca H
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Colin S, Director, Cogges Heritage Trust at Cogges, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rebecca Thank you for this generous and thoughtful review. I'm so pleased you and your family enjoyed your first visit to Cogges - we like to think of it as a place to revisit and enjoy as it changes with the seasons and the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just love our local treasure, Cogges Farm. The range of events suits all-comers, from Downton Abbey devotees to lovers of rural tradition. I like the kitchen and garden most, where all year round you can experience traditional country life. Highly recommended for all the...More

Thank Duncan E
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Colin S, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Duncan Kind and eloquent thoughts that are very much appreciated. Thank you for your kind words! With best wishes Colin

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautifully maintained English farmouse and grounds, a short drive from Oxford, and the site of Downton Abbey's 'Yew Tree Farm'. Highly recommended, especially on days when special events are taking place. We appreciated the authentic atmosphere, the non-commercial approach and the friendliness of the...More

1  Thank Jeff C
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Colin S, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jeff Thank you so much for these generous comments. We do like to think Cogges is a special place, so it is so gratifying that it is appreciated by others. The work of volunteers and staff is all to preserve Cogges and to ensure...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Bought my 6yo daughter during the Easter holidays as had looked at the various activities on. When we arrived two of the advertised activities were not available due to ‘Mis information on their website’. A quick fix surely!!! We went ahead anyway as there was...More

Thank Emily J
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Colin S, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi Emily Thank you for the review. We'll have a look at how we advertise our activities on the website to make things clearer. We offer a different activity for children each holiday weekday between 10 and 2, covered by one of our team. I...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We spent a delightful 2 hours here this morning, arriving just in time for the Friday 11.00am tour of the manor house. Felicity our tour guide was one of the many volunteers, and her enthusiasm as well as her knowledge of the history of the...More

Thank Shan J
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Colin S, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear Shan Thank you for this lovely review and I will pass on your compliments to Felicity on behalf of the tour guides, all of whom have such a passion for Cogges' long history. So pleased you enjoyed the experience. Many thanks Colin

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Firstly I would like to point out to the owners that gift aid is, according to the government website, "Donating through Gift Aid means charities and community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It won’t cost you...More

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Colin S, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Many thanks for your review. I can see it feels like you were penalised for Gift Aiding. Unfortunately there is a separate section on the HMRC website for Gift Aid on Entry (GAOE). This is the section that applies here. In order to treat your...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

A lovely little place to take the children. Doesn’t take too long to get around and see it all but it’s a lovely step back in time. Best part was watching a cooking demo.

Thank Oscarcat7
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Colin S, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Hi Oscarcat Many thanks for your feedback and very pleased you and your children enjoyed the cooking. Hope to see you again soon in the new season. Many thanks Colin

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Visited this place many times and never been disappointed, it is a nice day out for both adults and children. The farm itself isn't massive but they have a nice couple of animals to veiw. The house is the best part, so much history and...More

1  Thank Grace B
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Colin S, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Hi Grace Thank you for the lovely recommendation of Cogges and for your support. We've got lots of changes for the new season and then longer term developments to come. I hope you will enjoy them. Many thanks Colin

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve been to fayres at Cogges before and they never disappoint. The stalls are so eclectic, yet totally complement the house and grounds of Cogges.

Thank debbieblakeley
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Colin S, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thanks for a really kind review, There are so many talented food suppliers and crafters locally - the hardest thing is the choosing. Many thanks, Colin.

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Sinead G
17 April 2018|
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Response from Colin S | Property representative |
Hi Sinead Thanks for the question. The disposables in question are Vegware, which is compostable and made from renewable and recycled materials. All of it is processed with food waste. The cafe is outsourced and I am asking... More
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Marshalls321
18 December 2015|
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Response from Colin S | Property representative |
Hi. I'm so sorry, only just picked this up. Cogges is now closed until the new season on 19th March 2016. Details will be available on the Cogges website in the new year. Best wishes. Colin
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Marshalls321
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I am so sorry we missed this and it's clearly too late. 12th December was our last event and we close over the winter. The website is the best place to check what's on at Cogges - we open for the new season on 19th March... More
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