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Character Cottages In Northmoor - Witney 7 Miles, Oxford 10 Miles - Orchard Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights



Orchard Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Orchard Cottage (graded 4 stars by the tourist board) is half of a converted 19th Century cartshed with 2 bedrooms - one double and one twin- and a bathroom on the first floor. Downstairs is a fully equipped kitchen comprising of oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/drier. There is a flat screen TV and DVD player as well as a radio/CD player in the sitting room. A woodburning stove is laid and ready for lighting with an ample supply of logs for your stay with us. Free WIFI is provided and our prices are fully inclusive of heating, electricity, linen and towels (bath sheet and hand towel per person). A weekly linen change is also provided.

Orchard Cottage is adjacent to Carters Cottage which makes them ideal destinations for two families travelling together.

There is gravel parking immediately outside the cottages with ample space for at least 4 cars.

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About the property


The cottages are converted from a 19th century open fronted cart-shed within the environs of our Grade 11* listed 16th Century farmhouse with its traditional granary and dovecot. The accommodation comprises of two bedrooms - one double and one twin - with a bathroom on the first floor. Off the hallway downstairs is a shower room, and a half glazed door leads into a sitting room with wood burning stove, following through to a dining area and fully fitted kitchen. Patio doors lead out of the sitting room onto a paved area with garden furniture and BBQ which is part of an enclosed south facing garden overlooking open farmland. During the summer months our pedigree herd of Devon cattle can often be seen grazing the pastures around the cottages. There is also an abundance of wild and bird life including deer, badgers, finches, tits, woodpeckers, owls etc. On the farm we work closely with the RSPB and are in the a higher level environmental stuardship scheme. The cottages are very well equipped for those who like to cook while away. There is central heating throughout and they are very well insulated making them an ideal destination all year round. Enjoy a selection of games/puzzles and a bookcase full of books, comfy chairs with a wood burning stove to curl up in front of. For the more energetic there are plenty of walks from the front door and Northmoor is on the Oxfordshire Cycle Way. The village boasts a community pub within 2 minutes walk which opened Easter 2014 and serves delicious locally sourced food. Village shops are in two adjacent villages - 2 miles away. Witney is 7 miles away and has several major supermarkets, high street shops as well as independent traders and Free Parking! Blenheim Palace, Kelmscott Manor, Oxford, the Cotswolds, Bampton - the 'Downton Abbey Village' are all within easy reach. The owner lives on site and is always on hand to offer advice and to recommend places to explore.

Mary Anne Florey
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Mary Anne Florey

I have been welcoming guests to Rectory Farm in our self catering cottages since July 1996. Our family has farmed here since 1915 and we are passionate about our little corner of Oxfordshire! We live in the farmhouse, a short distance away from the cottages and are on hand to answer any questions you may have or to help you plan that special day out or advise on the best places to eat.

Our son James joined us on the farm in January 2013 and both he and Robert take great pride in our herd of pedigree Devon Cattle - 'The Red Rubies'. During calving time a visit to our new farmyard, half a mile away is a treat. During your stay beef, eggs from our hens, preserves and honey can usually be purchased from us.

We look forward to welcoming you to this quiet peaceful area of rural England.

Why Mary Anne Florey chose Northmoor

Both cottages provide a home from home experience. They are very well equipped so cooking away from home is a pleasure. There is a bookcase full of books so you can curl up in front of the woodburner and lose yourself in a book for a few hours. Rectory Farm is one of the few places where you cannot here the noise of a road - bliss! Enough of reading, walking, site seeing and no desire to cook then you are a short stroll from our community owned village pub which keeps a good range of local beers and serves delicious food. We do recommend booking for evening meals and we are very happy to do this for you.

What makes this cottage unique

When we converted the cottages from an open fronted cart shed we knew that we wanted to create cottages that provided a home away from home experience which were ideal for couples, families and people travelling on business - judging by the comments in our visitors book we have succeeded!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'This is our 3rd visit from Australia in 9 years. As before it has been thoroughly enjoyable - its as lovely as ever' - Carters Cottage September 2013

'Mary Anne and Robert were the kindest of hosts. In spite of the weather it was perfection.' - Carters Cottage March 2014

'Another lovely visit! Thank you so much! We will be here again in a little while!'

- Orchard Cottage March 2014
Mar 2014
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is payable at the time of booking with the balance due 6 weeks before the start of the holiday. Short breaks are sometimes available - please contact the owner with your preferred dates.
The cottages are available from 4pm - though an earlier time can usually be arranged wth the owner. Departure is by 10am.
A full copy of our booking conditions can be found on our website

Changeover Day:
We offer change overs every day but Sundays.
Arrival is after 4pm - earlier arrivals are sometimes possible please contact the owner direct.
Departures by 10am.

Notes on prices:
All our prices are fully inclusive of heating, electricity, linen, towels and Superfast WIFI.

Payment can be made online through Owners Direct, by bank transfer (preferred), debit card (preferred) or Credit Card.

Short breaks other than those listed are sometimes available - please contact the owner with your preferred dates to check availability and to get an accurate quote.


Northmoor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: NOW HAVE - Super fast fibre optic broadband connection. Our cottages are ideally set up for families with children. A highchair can be provided on request. There is a travel cot available for hire at £10.00 per booking which is supplied with a bottom sheet. Outside: Both cottages have enclosed south facing gardens incorporating a paved area with garden furniture and BBQ as well as a lawn area. There is a rotary clothes line in both gardens. A gravel parking area is immediately in front of both properties.


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Orchard Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews

Charming country village get away.

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Comfortable, clean and warm, set out to a high standard. Log burner . Great setting. The local Pub is 5 min walk down the road and is well worth a visit, as it serves local beers and food is excellent. Plenty of local walks. Could say more but it would spoil the surprise. Enough to say we would be more than happy to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review Murray. We very much enjoyed meeting you both and hope that you had a good journey back - less snowy than the arrival one! We hope to welcome you back to Rectory Farm on another occasion. All the best, Mary Anne
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Loved our stay at Orchard Cottage which was spotlessly clean, well equipped, warm and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic week we didn't want it to end! Mary Ann gave us such a lovely warm welcome and was very helpful with regards to booking our Sunday lunch and information about the area and Oxford itself. The cottage was lovely, a real home from home and we would thoroughly recommend it to our family and friends, we want to come back for another holiday there. Our Sunday roast at the local pub was delicious. The highlights of our stay were local walks - lovely countryside, visited parts of the Oxford Canal very tranquil, Christ Church College tour including the banqueting hall, cathedral etc., Ashmoleon Museum, Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museums, Oxford Castle, Alice's Shop and the Covered Market all really worth a visit. Soaking up the history and great atmosphere of the City was exciting. We definitely want to come back and explore more. Thank you Mary Ann and Robert.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rest and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable cottage with all facilities covered and more. Peaceful location, with only the cows for company. Lovely area for walking, close to the Thames and lakes. Plenty of pubs nearby although we didn't eat in any of them. Very attractive location with places to visit nearby if you wanted to. Owners were very helpful and friendly.

Loved the holiday, just what we wanted.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We rented both cottages for the week of our daughter's wedding nearby.

Amid all the emotions and busyness of wedding preparations, Rectory Farm Cottages were a haven of peace where we could eat together, enjoy walks, admire the beautiful cattle, and buy some beef to take home.

The owners were very welcoming and friendly without being intrusive.

We are looking forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very pleasant Well equiped Welcoming owners

  • 4 of 5

Peaceful location.


  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Great standard of self catering accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped cottage in a suprising beautiful and quiet location. Ten minute drive to shops, but two minutes walk to an excellent country pub.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Ferry
63 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Frilford Heath
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
72 Miles
Car: recommended


Nearest railway station is Oxford - 10 miles.

Didcot Parkway is 14 miles and the train takes 40 mins to London Paddington

We recommend that our guests have their own transport in order to make the most of their stay with us.


Nearest town for supermarkets, banks etc is Witney - 7 miles

Pubs - The Red Lion in Northmoor - a community pub - 2 minutes walk - won a lot of awards for food - booking recommended

The Blue Boar, Longworth - 4 miles

The award winning White Hart at Fifield - 4.5 miles

Aston Pottery Coffee Shop and Restaurant - 4 miles

Blenheim Palace - 9 miles

Kelmscott Manor - 11 miles

Burford and the Cotswolds - 14 miles

Warwick, Stratford, Bath - 1 hours drive


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