The History of Cornbury
The earliest mention of Cornbury is in the Domesday book, where it was recorded as being adjacent to Wychwood Forest. The park became included in Wychwood Forest as royal property, and a Keeper, normally a royal favourite, was appointed. He was responsible for the provision of royal hunting facilities and the supply of venison to the royal kitchen.
The earliest mention of a house in Cornbury Park is in the Close Rolls of 1337, when the Exchequer was ordered to pay for
"a stone wall about Cornbury Park, a post towards the King's forest there, a house called 'Logge' of stone and timber in that park, and a dike of wood forty feet broad by the circuit of the park, and two deer leaps in the park."
Weddings & Receptions at Cornbury Park
Nestling in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, Cornbury Park is a spectacular country estate - a truly romantic location for weddings and receptions.
Originally a royal hunting lodge and now home to Lord and Lady Rotherwick, this historic Cotswold house is surrounded by picturesque terraces, lawns and lakes which spill out onto rolling parkland and ancient forests where peacocks and wild deer roam freely. Read more.
The Wilderness Festival 2015
Wilderness is an award-winning celebration of the arts and outdoors set in in the wilds of England. This unique festival brings together music, food, theatre, talks and debates and the great outdoors for one exquisite weekend in August at Cornbury Park.
'Cool, otherworldly, out-among-the-trees wonderful, luxurious, manic, chilled and completely bonkers.' Tatler
'A very happy festival experience.' The Times
'The foodiest festival of them all' The Daily Telegraph
'The only festival where you leave more rejuvenated than when you arrive' Harpers Bazaar
Tickets are available from www.wildernessfestival.com
Cornbury Park offers endless opportunities as a location for television, feature film, advertising and photographic shoots.
Located just 20 minutes from Junction 9 of the M40 and 10 minutes from Blenheim Palace the estate offers a range of houses, from the stately main house with its grand facade, elegant reception rooms and period bedrooms, to the elegant stable block (office accommodation interior), to a wide range of typical cotswold houses and cottages, farm buildings and interesting fishing huts.
The estate includes picturesque fishing lakes, extensive forests, meadows and farmland, with some particularly fine and ancient trees. Herds of deer, pheasant, and all manner of native English wildlife abound. Read more.