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Address: Church Lane | Cogges Farm, Witney OX28 3LA, England
Phone Number: +44 1993 772602
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Description: Cogges is an historic farmstead and great day out in the Oxfordshire...
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 10t 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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Gogges farm and cafe

Dating to the 18th century the farm and the house are very interesting, there is a nice café and if you have children, there is a snall playground by the café.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Celia C
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Witney, United Kingdom
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English first
Witney, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Dating to the 18th century the farm and the house are very interesting, there is a nice café and if you have children, there is a snall playground by the café.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The house was lovely and a lot of work is going on to maintain it and the gardens,well done the volunteers.It is a lovely place for small children to see the farm animals,run around the orchard and play park areas.You can also eat and have Tea and Coffees etc.

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Cogges D, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So pleased you enjoyed your visit. You are absolutely right to point out the enormous contributions of the volunteers making Cogges a special place to visit. Thank you, Colin More 

Great Missenden, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

What a wonderful little farm, with a lovely café, amazing woodland play area and lots of things to see and do, from trying on hats in the house itself (and trying the delicious baking done by volunteers), to feeding the goats and patting the miniature ponies. A lovely family day out, I just wished we lived closer and could visit... More 

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Cogges D, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this review

Thank you for this very kind review. We're really pleased you have liked what we have done here, Cogges is very much about simple pleasures and a beautiful and historic setting and it is very rewarding when it is appreciated - thank you. We probably can't move the site any closer to you - sorry! But we hope you will... More 

Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Although advertised as wheelchair friendly we couldn't get into any of the indoor activities . The paths we uneven and in some areas it was stony so made it difficult to push the wheelchair.Had to wait 3/4hr in a queue to put order in for food to be told most of what we wanted they didn't have . Food ok... More 

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Cogges D, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. You are right, Cogges is not as wheelchair accessible as we would like and we are developing our plans with this in mind. During this time, we allow carers in for free and are always happy to help where we can. Cogges is a charitable trust that has relatively recently taken on the site and... More 

Mumbles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My friend and I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours looking around Cogges Farm. Beautiful farmhouse and fascinating interior. The animals, especially the pigs were sweet. However the best bit was left to last when we indulged ourselves with the wonderful Scones, jam and clotted cream. They were huge but so tasty. We did not need to eat for... More 

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Cogges D, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this review

Hi Chris Thank you for your very kind review. Comments like this make a real difference to all the volunteers and staff at Cogges. We're really pleased you enjoyed your and your cream tea! I will pass your comments on to Kellie and the team in the Cogges café. Many thanks Colin More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a simple family oriented venue.Look out for special events but the children love the farm animals and the adventure playground.It is a lovely easy walk over the river from the town centre

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Cogges D, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review - it is much appreciated. Especially as you point out how easy it is to get to Cogges from Witney. We should ask you to write our marketing copy! With best wishes Colin More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Took my two cousins (5 & 6) on an afternoon our to Cogges. Really nice to see it open again and also to go back after not having been since i was their age! They loved the dressing up and advenure playground as well as all the chickens running about. We went back to look at the pigs and goats... More 

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Cogges D, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this review

Thank you Hannah for such a fantastic review. We always think of Cogges as an intergenerational place, with peace and pleasures for everyone, so it's great that you came back to Cogges after having enjoyed it as a child. I hope we'll see you regularly. Many thanks Colin More 

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

When visiting Witney in the Winter, check out the Cogges Farm website for activities. Today the family and I went to see Aladdin, the panto and we all enjoyed it very much. They also recently, in October, had an Apple Day and soon will be having Carols by Candlelight. The farm experience in Summer is also worthwhile. An enjoyable day... More 

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Cogges D, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this review

Dear Max Thank you so much for taking time to post a review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the panto - our third one now! It's fantastic for us to see those beautiful old barns brought to life, particularly for children. The panto has a special place for us in bringing people together, we've booked next year already - The... More 

north east
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I booked my grandchildren into the half term workshop in October 2014 which was natural weaving and they absolutely loved it. We were told we could go anywhere in the garden/grounds and cut plant material. It was the end of the season, so no problem with a little pruning. It was so lovely to see a 5 & 7 years... More 

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Cogges D, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this very kind review. We hope Cogges is a great place for people of all ages to learn, so its very gratifying when our workshops are enjoyed. I will pass on your feedback to Carrie, the artist who arranged and ran the workshop in question. Many thanks Colin More 

Isle of Arran
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Step back in time to see what life was like in Victorian rural England. This farm with an extensive range of fascinating buildings is set much as it would have been in 1880. Children can marvel at the relative hardships of a life without luxuries, but with its own homespun charm. Plenty to see for families, especially the well-stocked walled... More 

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Cogges D, General Manager at Cogges, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. Delighted you enjoyed Cogges and its history. We look forward to welcoming you back. With best wishes Colin Director - Cogges Heritage Trust More 

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