Ascott and Whichford

  • Whichford
  • Whichford Church (Graham Horn)
  • The Norman Knight Whichford (Philip Halling)
  • Whichford (Barrie Eyre)
  • Whichford
  • Ascott

Ascott and Whichford are just inside the Warwickshire boundary on the opposite north-eastern fringe of the Cotswolds, with Oxfordshire beginning at the top of Whichford Hill, looking out towards the Clent and Chiltern hills.

The villages predominantly consist of quintessential cottages - some which date back to the 1700s - mostly built from local Honnington stone: giving a golden, reddish warmth.

Travel Links

Both Ascott and Whichford are situated within a triangle of ancient market towns which include Chipping Norton (6 miles), Shipston on Stour (7 miles) and Moreton in Marsh (11 miles).

The town of Stratford upon Avon is also within close proximity, a popular destination owing to its status as the birthplace of English poet and playwright William Shakespeare and which provides a host of useful amenities and attractions (not least of which is The Royal Shakespeare Company’s consistently impressive theatrical output).

Things to See and Do & Amenities

On the broad expanse of green at Whichford is the Norman Knight public house, which has won the CAMRA Regional Pub of the Year award twice and is a perfect meeting place within the village. The pub even offers three high spec glamping pods, providing an ideal retreat for visiting friends and family.

Also within the village is Whichford Pottery, a family run business which started in 1976 and that now has a team of 30 people who make a wide range of English flowerpots using traditional hand-thrown and hand-pressed methods.

Throughout the year residents gather at St Michael's church, which sits within Whichford but is only a half-mile walk from the hamlet of Ascott. One of the highlights of this community is the annual Whichford and Ascott Flower Show on August Bank Holiday, a traditional village fete with cream teas, country music and dancing on the green, with festivities continuing well into the night.

Schools

Both Ascott & Whichford fall within the priority catchment area for Brailes C of E Primary School, and Shipston High School for secondary education.