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The Animals At Oxford Country Cottages

Here at Lower Farm we are avid Animal lovers and have grown our Menagerie over the years to now boast Chickens, Ducks and Kune Kune Pigs alongside our resident pets! We would be delighted to introduce the Animal team to anyone who is interested and Children seem to be particularly enthralled by this experience!

Daily Feeding of the animals usually takes place at 9.30 in morning, where young or old can feed and collect eggs from the Chickens and Ducks and meet the Pigs. Just send us a text when you are here to let us know what day might suit and we will meet you at the Farmhouse Gate at 9.30….We look forward to seeing you there!!

Meet the Animals…..

The Chickens

Mavis, Beryl, Peggy, Maud, Enid, Blue and Sussex make up our current Fowl collection. Great opportunists and love to snack on anything rather than bird food, so do bring along any left over bread, rice or pasta etc…to feeding time should you wish to join in! They sprint over with great gusto when you whistle and on a good day will let you stroke their soft feathers! Our current 7 ladies are on the verge of starting to lay so we look forward to being able to add their delicious very free-range eggs to your welcome pack for you to enjoy alongside some of our freshly baked bread!

The Kune Kune Pigs

Pinka and Pumba are very much pet pigs and relish any attention going! They are extremely greedy and love nothing more than being allowed access to our apple orchard….

Elsa - Our Beautiful Welsh Mountain Pony!

We are delighted and very excited to announce the recent arrival of the lovely Elsa to Lower Farm and Oxford Country Cottages. She has very kindly been lent to us for a little holiday as she is super sociable and can't wait to meet you all for a stroke, pat and perhaps a little carrot or two! She is just settling in and getting use to the rest of the menagerie at the moment, but we hope to be able to offer enthusiastic jockeys a little sit and ride around very soon too!

Our Resident Pets

Bob, the Labradinger, Hetty & Ollie, the Siamese Cats and Fat Flossy, the Farmhouse Moggy!! All very close to our hearts and great characters. Bob will merrily tag along on any walks you may be going on should you wish and relish any playtime with other canine guests! The cats love to be stroked should it please them or they can be typically aloof!!

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"We stayed in the Blenheim cottage for 2 nights, but wish it had been much longer. The farm & cottage were absolutely adorable, charming & comfy. The wifi was very fast. The kitchen had everything we needed and the beds were comfy. The whole atmosphere was peaceful & enjoyable. James & his family were wonderful hosts. The cottages are close enough for a quick drive into Oxford, but it would be easy to spend the day relaxing at the cottage and walking around the Village of Noke. Idyllic setting!"

Janet Farmer – 19th March 2018

"This place has it all, the peace and quiet, the views, very tidy and well looked after cottages - well worth a 5 star. I have stayed here a few times over the years with work and it just keeps getting better every time we visit; nothing is a problem to James and his wife. It’s the best cottage I have ever stayed in, over the years I have been in all the cottages and they all have their own unique features. Can’t wait to visit again!"


Liam T – 22nd Feb 2018

"We absolutely loved the cottage. It was beautiful, the furnishings were great, and the cottage had everything we could possibly have needed- including a high chair and travel cot (and plastic plates etc for little ones). There were lots of lovely features: an AGA, a wood burner, a hot tub, and a Wendy house full of toys for the kids. It was perfect! We look forward to coming back in the future"

Kath Devlin – 2nd Nov 2017

Oxford Country Cottages, Lower Farm, Noke, Oxford, OX3 9TX

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