Doxford Cottages

On-site facilities

Perfect for the kids!

We provide safe play areas for children on the Doxford estate, as well as a games den complete with table football, air hockey, pool table and movie room.

You can also head outside and enjoy our outdoor playground with swings, a slide, trampoline, and a large field with football goal.

Don’t forget you can also soak up the views of a stunning walk around Doxford Lake.

Doxford Lake

Doxford Lake is 3.5 acres and lies 150 yards to the south west of all the cottages with a circular walk around it. It is difficult to convey the beauty of the lake or the privacy that one can enjoy in this wonderful location. There are arbours around the lake with seats to sit and enjoy the peaceful sights and sounds of the birdlife.

Bird watching & wildlife

Wildlife that can be seen around the cottages includes red squirrels which regularly visit the feeders and otters who frequent the lake. Early mornings and late evenings are the best times for viewing these and badgers, foxes, hare and roe deer are common in the vicinity. The bird feeders attract a large range of birds including tree sparrows, nuthatches and great spotted woodpeckers. Look out too for hedgehogs hunting on the lawns in the evenings.

Grey Partridge, Red-Leg Partridge, Pheasant, Mute Swan, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Coot, Waterhen, Little Grebe, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Longtailed Tit, Goldcrest, Wren, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Hedge Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Blackcap, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Nuthatch, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Rook, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Jay, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Goshawk, Meadow Pipit, Tree Creeper, Lapwing, Yellowhammer, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Magpie, Starling, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Little Owl, Grey Lag Geese, Oyster Catcher, Skylark, Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Widgeon, Teal, Fieldfare, Redwing, Brambling.

Swallow, Housemartin, Sandmartin, Swift, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler

Osprey, Kingfisher, Goldeneye, Shoveller, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Sedge Warbler, Peregrine Falcon,

Longtailed Duck, Red Rumped Swallow, Great Grey Shrike, Hoopoe, Redstart, Marsh Tit, Common Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker, Wood Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Wood Sandpiper.

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