Things to Do in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds
Field farm country cottage is situated down a half mile drive across rolling green fields filled with horses, sheep and cattle, on the outskirts of North Leigh village. North Leigh is situated approximately 2 miles from Witney; the local market town.
Four miles away is Woodstock another local town that is home to Blenheim Palace and gardens. Burford, on the edge of the Cotswolds, is within easy reach (15 minutes drive) and Oxford is only twenty minutes drive.
Historic Roman Villa North Leigh nr Witney
North Leigh is only a stones throw from an historic Roman villa which is open to the public and free of charge if you are looking for a quiet stroll through the open fields that surround the village.
Outdoor Activities, Oxfordshire Cotswolds
There are many local golf courses. We have had many golfers stay with us.
Bird watching and many local historical sites to visit. We have barn owls flying up and down the valley. If you are luckly you may see them.
Walks in North Leigh, Oxfordshire
One of the nicest walks is across our fields and down an old cobbled footpath to the Roman Villa or I can direct you to a public footpath which takes you into the Blenheim estate where you can walk for 4 miles in the woods and past the fabulous lakes and see Blenheim Palace (all on tarmac if it is wet)!
We have fields that you can let the dogs off their leads for a runaround where there is no stock. Just ask for details.
North Leigh and East End, Walk or Cycle
A walk taking in the villages of North Leigh and East End. Rolling farmland, small copses and woodland areas. You may also wish to visit the local North Leigh Roman Villa.
Easy| Approximately 3.8 miles.
Courtesy of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds Website
Wychwood Walk No. 7: North Leigh - Wilcote| Approximately 4.75 miles / 7.5km.
Stonesfield and the North Cotswolds, Oxfordshire
The rolling landscape where Gloucestershire shades into Oxfordshire is thickly woven with footpaths and studded with villages of mellow gold Cotswold stone.
Easy| Approximately 8½ miles
Tourist Attractions, Oxfordshire Cotswolds
North Leigh Roman Village
The remains of a large, wellbuilt Roman courtyard villa. The most important feature is a nearly complete mosaic tile floor, patterned in reds and browns.
Home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The Churchill Exhibition includes the room where Sir Winston Churchill was born 1874. Situated in Woodstock, just 20 minutes from North Leigh, Blenheim Palace is surrounded by parkland, the great lake, andbeautiful formal gardens.
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Just 25 minutes away from Field Farm, Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens are infamous in the Cotswold area.
Just 10 minutes down the road Cogges Manor Farm also has pygmy goats, Indian runner ducks, sheep and our rescue chickens as well as the cuddly guinea pigs and rabbits. At weekends and bank holidays, the ground floor of the manor house is open, with traditional cooking on the huge kitchen range. A stroll into the walled garden reveals vegetable beds to be coveted, providing fresh seasonal produce.
Eynsham Hall is a grade II listed building popular as a wedding venue, or for conferences. Eynsham Hall is 5 minutes from Field Farm by car; The Old Bakehouse is an ideal place to stay if your are coming to Eynsham Hall for a wedding, a course or a conference.
Dining Out, Oxfordshire
There are also a wide variety of excellent pubs/restaurants for dining out within easy reach, including the Royal Oak at Ramsden, the Plough at Finstock, and The George and Dragon at Long Hanborough, all within 3 miles.
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Train to Long Hanborough Station, Oxfordshire
Long Hanborough train station is just 2 minutes from Field Farm Cottage. It takes 1 hour direct from London. Please click here to visit National Rail.