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Welcome to the Condicote Village Website
Condicote is a village of about 120 people in north Gloucestershire, in the heart of the English Cotswold Hills. Equidistant from Bristol and Birmingham, Condicote is less than 35 miles from Oxford. Nearby towns include Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Winchcombe, Broadway, Evesham and Cheltenham. Our nearest neighbours are the villages of Longborough, The Swells, Bourton-on-the-Hill and Blockley.
Most of the villagers are either retired or commute to jobs
in larger towns and cities. The village has a rich farming
heritage which continues to this day, with sheep, cattle and
arable crops covering the hillsides around the village.
Condicote Village Hall
magnificent new building offers first class, modern amenities in a traditional Cotswold stone building, surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside. This is the
centre of the village's social activities and is available to
rent at very reasonable prices. Please visit the
Village Hall microsite for more information.
Most of the houses in the village are built from the famous Cotswold stone, with its characteristic honey colour. Centred around a village green (called 'The Pound' by locals) the village has been preserved by a Conservation Order, so that it's unique character is unspoiled by modern building.
the centre of the village is the
Church of St Nicholas. Dating back 1000 years, parts of the
building are Norman whilst it shows many other periods of
architecture, despite its small size. The surrounding graveyard
is the final resting place of villagers from many centuries of
to the Church, on the edge of The Pound, lies the
Cross. Its origins are lost in history, but it is believed
to date from over 500 years ago. Originally the site of a spring
of fresh water for villagers and visitors, the Cross continues
to watch over the village green as it has done for many
On the northern edge of the village lies The Henge, or Eubury Ring, an ancient monument dating back to the time of Stonehenge. A stone circle, approximately 350 feet in diameter, it once had a 20 foot ditch which has long disappeared. Now a shadow of its former self, its outline is still visible.
About half a mile to the north-east of the village is the site of an ancient Briton camp, known as Condicote Camp or Eubury Camp. Neolithic and Bronze age artefacts have been found here. It was used more recently as a gallops for the racehorse trainer David Nicholson whose stables used to be in the village, since taken-over by Martin Keighley Racing. For more information about Condicote's rich history, visit the Condicote History pages.
Ironically, there is a brewery closer than any of the local pubs and it lies just outside the Parish boundary. Donnington Brewery is one of the best independent brewers in the UK: sited in an idyllic location, the brewery has made fine English Ale for many generations. The closest Donnington pub is the Coach and Horses, Ganborough, which is located on the main Stow to Broadway road (A424) about 2 miles from Condicote.
Next to the Brewery is Donnington Trout Farm. There, visitors can feed the larger fish as well as purchase a wide variety of fresh and smoked trout. Next to the farm is a fly fishing lake, where you can be sure of a good catch: day and half-day tickets are available.
Condicote has a large number of public footpaths, and lies on the historic Ryknild Street - a Roman Road which runs from nearby Bourton-on-the-Water for over 80 miles to the north. Locally this forms Condicote lane, which has been the subject of studies into ancient Ley Lines. For serious ramblers, or for a relaxing weekend stroll, few places can offer as many walks through picturesque countryside as the village of Condicote.
The village is ideally located for the Cotswold tourist, being very close to the famous towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Bourton-on-the-Water and Moreton-in-Marsh. The mainline railway to London Paddington has stations at Kingham (7 miles) and Moreton-in-Marsh (5 miles). See How to Find Us for more travel information. For a more historic railway journey, Condicote is only five miles from the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway at Toddington. Local accommodation includes the Luckley Farm Cottages and Flagstone Cottages: please visit their websites.