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Friars Court

  • 4.8

  • from 32 Google reviews

Friars Court
Friars Court

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About the garden

It’s not often you come across a 17th century farmhouse with it’s own 500-year-old moat, so you won’t be surprised to hear that Friars Court is a popular wedding venue. But wedding bells or not, it’s undeniably hard not to get swept up in the romance of this charming Cotswold stone house and accompanying gardens.

Wonderfully serene water-lily-filled mediaeval carp ponds greet visitors who tail off over bridges and disappear into a fairytale woodland filled with sun-dappled glades. Although Friars Court is relatively small at three acres, it’s wise to allow extra wandering time when every foliage-draped archway is a photo opportunity. The rustic rose arbour and 50-foot willow tunnel are particularly pretty additions to this site which, in a less glamorous life, was a vegetable patch. In those days the moat was an elaborate barrier for keeping crop-hungry livestock off the grounds.

This rural Oxfordshire gem is open to the public throughout the summer months, and is home to a museum should you wish to delve deeper into its 805-year-old history.

Opening times

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm-6pm

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No cafe or restaurant on site



Oxfordshire, OX18 2SU

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Google reviews

  • 4.8

  • from 32 Google reviews

Karen Pieroni

a month ago


Fabulous afternoon out, the tour is an excellent visit. Thanks for the cream teas. Wonderful.

Jurie Pohl

a year ago


When they have their open-garden days, it is well worth a visit. The gardens are lovely, and the cakes/cream teas are fantastic. I would suggest bringing a picnic blanket and a good book.

Robin Smith

11 months ago


Excellent NT site

Tijiani Musa

9 months ago


Nice place

Paul Fullarton-Cooke

10 months ago


Great place. definitely worth a visit

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01367 810 206

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