Faringdon and Great Coxwell – 2 Areas Steeped in Amazing History

A Quintessential Market Town Steeped in History Right on the Doorstep of Faringdon Grange.

With the uncertainty surrounding going abroad, still top of the agenda for most,  do we don’t we?, is it safe to?, the questions still arise.

Why not take a moment and think about the hassle free option of a UK staycation in your very own luxury lodge at Faringdon Grange.

Faringdon Grange, nestled in the picturesque countryside of Oxfordshire, with surroundings steeped in history, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind from the every day rat race. With 14 plots already available for a lodge of your dreams, this is the right time to find out more.

Faringdon itself, whose name means “fern covered hill” is a market town set on the River Ock and River Thames.  The town itself boasts the last remaining Folley Tower to be built in 1935 and is open to the public on the first and third Sunday each month.  From the tower there are breath-taking views of the surroundings to be seen.  After visiting the tower why not venture into the woodland and follow the sculpture trail with 24 blackbirds, a hidden door and much much more to find.

Market day is every Tuesday and is held in the market place with plenty of local businesses selling their local wares.  To find out more about this beautiful town click through here.

There is nothing better than supporting local growers, local butchers, the local farm and local shops, than visiting market day to stock up on locally produced foods to create a banquet back at your beautiful new lodge.   Anytime of the year, within our beautiful island is the perfect time to explore new places, try new local food or enjoy an afternoon tea.

With everything quintessentially British, in the year of the Platinum Jubilee, what better way to celebrate our beautiful isle, support local businesses and enjoy the UK countryside than staying in your very own luxury lodge.  A truly “get away from it all” as often as you like.

Faringdon Grange itself is also surrounded in history as a golf course, sitting within the pretty little village of Great Coxwell.  A sunny afternoon stroll into the village will uncover some of the splendid architecture which can still be seen.  Great Coxwell itself was also had a mention in the Domesday Book of 1086 and the village has had many spellings of its name over the centuries from Great Cokewell, Cokeswell, Cokeswylle and Cokyswell.

A walk around the park may uncover a lost golf ball or two in the rough, the trees or surrounding hedgerows from golfers gone by who have missed out on a birdie or two.  The lake in the middle of the park which has now been cleaned and dredged also uncovered 1000 of golf balls from many bygone decades, from many amateurs slicing the ball into the water, never to be found.

Why not put away the car for the weekend and explore Faringdon on a cycle.  With 5 local cycle routes around Faringdon, stopping off for an afternoon tea, or a pint at the local hostelry to have a break from the pedalling and lubricate the journey on a Sunday afternoon could be an alternative way to discover more about the surrounding area where your beautiful lodge is situated.  A great day out to have with the love of your life or family and friends.

A Friday to Monday 4 day romantic weekend, a fun packed week or two with family and friends or a longer vacation to get away from it all.  Whatever the time, whatever the need, whatever the duration, your beautiful lodge will be waiting for you.