|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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.
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.
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.
'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
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
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 by bank transfer, sterling cheque, debit card or Credit Card. Please note all credit card and international debit card transactions are subject to a 3% surcharge.
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.
My wife and I had Orchard Cottage for 2 weeks through March 30, 2017. The location was ideal for seeing our various family members. The village of Northmoor was lovely and the local pub, The Red Lion, was all it was cracked up to be. The owners of the cottage, Mary Ann and Richard, were very nice to us and made us welcome. The cottage was clean and well furnished with dish washer and washing machine, microwave, TV and excellent Wi-Fi. Mobile phone reception for 3 was good about 30 feet to the right of the front door by the gate.
We really enjoyed our stay and should we brave the long flights, security, customs, immigration, jet lag, car rental and right hand drive cars we would definitely stay in Orchard cottage again.
Cottage was very well equipped and very clean. Location was surreal. Plenty of parking. Our hosts were very friendly and couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome. Local pub is a walk away and has the most amazing food.
We stayed for three weeks and loved it! Didn't want to leave.
Rectory Farm Cottages are brilliant! superb would not rate them too highly.The cottages are warm, comfortable,extremely well equipped with all you need and extras.-it is really home from home.We have been to other self catering cottages and none could match these.
The owner is very friendly but efficient in every way-she provided an excellent service if one needed any help.We always try to book Rectory Farm and only go elsewhere if we cannot get a booking at this location
Nearest railway station is Oxford - 10 miles.
A bus service runs from Oxford Mondays to Saturdays - last bus leaves town at 6pm.
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