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About Carterton

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Carterton is the second-largest town in West Oxfordshire and is 2 miles (3 km) south of the A40 road and 4 miles (6.4 km) south-west of Witney.  It is also withing the service area of DarkStar Discos, Carterton marquee hire experts. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 15,769. Much of what is now the northern part of the town was held by the Moleyns family from at least 1369, but in 1429 William Lord Moleyns was killed at the siege of Orleans and the land passed to the Hungerford family. During the mediaeval period the main road through Carterton was one of the most important in the country, taking trains of packhorses laden with Cotswold wool over Radcot Bridge and on to Southampton for export to the weaving centres of Europe. In the 1770s the land was acquired by the Duke of Marlborough.


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Carterton Travel Links

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oad – The A40 lies 2 miles (3.2km) North of Carterton and links the town to Oxford and Birmingham.


Taxi Firms in Carterton


With so much to do within Carterton and the neighbouring towns, as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside, it's worth renting a car or jumping in a taxi to see the local sights.

Carterton is well served when it comes to getting a taxi as there are local firms such as Damos Taxis, Ace Taxis and Charlie’s Travel.


Hotels and Guest Houses in Carterton

Eynsham Hall, near Carterton -
A stunning country house hotel and conference centre in the heart of Oxfordshire with a diverse portfolio of meeting rooms to suit any business needs, located one hour from London. Choose from 34 boutique rooms in the main hall for a luxury stay or 101 comfortably compact rooms in the grounds, ideal for budget breaks or conference delegate rooms. No two bedrooms are alike at Eynsham but they all have a similar quirky charm, finessed with a slice of English eccentricity and a touch of homeliness. Additional cots/children’s beds are available for use in some rooms. Please mention at time of booking, subject to an additional charge. Dining options include uncomplicated, unrushed, authentic seasonal British food. Head chef Kurt Giger serves uncomplicated and unrushed food. Seasonal British food sourced from local farmers and suppliers like the famous Kelmscott Pork reared just a few miles away. Sometimes smoked in Betty, the smoker ingeniously made from an old industrial fridge! The Brasserie occupies what was once the Mason family’s billiard room. Banquette seating with industrial copper accents are a nod to the family who made their fortune from copper mining.

Travelodge Burford Cotswolds, near Carterton –
The Burford Cotswolds hotel sits in the centre of Burford village, which has been ranked among Europe's most idyllic places to live. With its winding country lanes and ancient stone cottages, it's not hard to see why. Burford sits on the River Windrush, which meanders through fields, meadows and timeless hamlets - superb for summer walks. Browse through the boutiques on the picture-perfect village high street and enjoy a meal in one of the many homely hostelries. All rooms feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Guests can enjoy a variety of food and drink choices within easy walking distance from this hotel. The hotel is situated on the roundabout at the junction of the A40 and the A361 midway between Cheltenham Spa and Oxford.

Cotswold Gateway Burford, near Carterton -
This charming pub with its freshly prepared seasonal menu and en-suite accommodation is ideally located for those wishing to visit classic traditional English villages, beautiful countryside and the world-famous university city of Oxford. Traditional comfort and service is found with the log fires, great food served every day including gluten free dishes, wines, premium gins and original English cask ales alongside a charming attention to detail in one of the premier Cotswold destinations. The Cotswold Gateway is part of the family owned Wadworth estate where individuality matters. The hotel provides country house hospitality and a professional and bespoke approach to your individual needs – whether you are staying for business or for leisure. Each of the 20 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, radio/alarm clock, colour television, hair dryer, trouser press, telephone and welcome tray with tea and coffee. Perfect for the modern-day traveller, tourist or business person all rooms boast free Wi-Fi. When it comes to food, they offer quality produce, cooked simply with great flavour. Whether joining them for  breakfast, a light lunch or dinner in the restaurant, the Cotswold Gateway is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious homemade meal in lovely surroundings.


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Caswell House, near Carterton -
Caswell House is a beautiful historic 15th century manor house with stunning medieval barns set in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, offering a stylish and romantic setting for your special day. With flagstone floors, honey-coloured Cotswold stone walls and oak beams, the renovated barns have been lovingly restored with the utmost care. Special touches such as under floor heating and mood lighting ensure the perfect ambience for your magical day. Caswell House features beautiful grounds including an ancient orchard, walled gardens and extensive lawns stretching down to the picturesque moat. Caswell House provides a personal and professional service enabling guests to feel welcomed and relaxed. The team will work with you to ensure your wedding is as you have always imagined it would be. Enjoy the romantic surroundings and relax in the knowledge that every detail has been taken care of to ensure you have a simply fabulous day. With exclusive use of the venue and accommodation, your absolute privacy is guaranteed.

Oxleaze Farm, near Carterton -
Oxleaze Farm is an organic, family run farm on the Gloucestershire/Oxfordshire border. Oxleaze Farm is home to Oxleaze Barn, a beautifully restored wedding and events venue suitable for corporate away days, Christmas parties and family milestone events. The organic working farm is home to Aberdeen Angus cows, chickens, ducks, horses and the resident team mascot Totty the Shetland Pony! With a three-bed cottage onsite, Oxleaze Farm is the perfect escape and is just 1.5hours from London. The Barn was traditionally a grain barn and its restoration was designed to reflect the earthy, natural beauty of the Farm with exposed beams and stonework as well as incorporating state of the art technology and sound systems which have been discreetly installed. Oxleaze comprises of The Main Barn and The Milling Barn and opens onto walled courtyards and a terraced lawn that can be used for drink receptions and BBQs. The fire pit, ambient lighting and landscaping make it the perfect spot for a party. Whether you want peace, professionalism or a party, an event at Oxleaze is a rare and unique experience. As well as 50 weddings a year, they welcome all events from corporate away days to family milestone parties on weekends and weekdays.

Silver Pear Weddings at Friars Court, Near Carterton -
Friars Court is a mid-17th century house, in 600 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, has been home to the Willmer family since 1917, as a privately-owned property you will have exclusive use of all the grounds during your hire. Silver Pear Weddings has an adaptable and flexible approach to weddings backed-up by years of experience. With no formulaic 'packages' couples work to their own budget with their own contacts and/ or their recommendations (from a list of tried-and-tested suppliers) making each wedding as unique as every couple. From the quiet intimacy of the Red Dining Room to the natural, open-air setting of the Rose Arbour, there are several locations in and around Friars Court licenced for the celebration of marriage ceremonies; there is no obligation to have the reception here too although the majority of couples do. The rustic unconverted Cotswold stone barn was built in the mid-19th century, its appeal lies in the rough lime-washed walls, thick elm beams and occasional cobwebs. It is a dramatic, open space approximately 70 feet long by 20 feet wide (23 x 6 metres) - a "blank canvas" which, with time and a little imagination, can be transformed into something magical, special and utterly unique. The barn can accommodate around 120 people for a sit-down meal and approximately 150 for a party. It is licenced for Civil Ceremonies for a total of 150 people. As a more romantic alternative to the barn, Friars Court has several sites suitable for marquees, the most popular location places the marquee on the old tennis court in the middle of the grounds overlooking the moat. This site has enough space for a clear-span marquee to seat up to 150 guests; marquees may also be erected behind the house or on the main lawn at the front of the house.



Event Planning in Carterton

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Complete your event in Carterton with DarkStar Discos, the Carterton marquee hire experts who offer the following services which can greatly reduce any event planning stress. Bars - you don't need to spend too much time looking for the perfect drinks for your event, we have a team that can take care of that for you. Lights - no need to stress out in finding and setting up the lights for your event. DJ and Staffing - let our DJ take care of the music for your event. Our staff will also be the one taking care of the needs of your guests. You might also want to consider asking us to arrange the following services for your event: Professional Photographer, Event Transportation and Event Catering.


Top Restaurants in Carterton


Aangon Indian Restaurant Carterton - Aangon not just prepares traditional favourites, but also exclusive and innovative recipes to meet your imagination. Also, they can customise your food as per your taste to give an inspired dining experience alongside more contemporary creations. A comfortable and friendly restaurant with spacious and attractive surroundings, Aangon offers, an extremely high quality of service with staff who are highly trained and ready to meet your every need and recommending dishes. The dishes are exquisitely freshly prepared and no artificial colours are used. They use fresh lamb and chicken at all times so that you don’t need to worry about hygiene when you eat with them.

The Beehive Carterton - A great pub in the centre of the community serving delicious food and a wide range of Wadworth real ales and continental bottled and draught lagers. Their poultry and eggs are free range and all the meats are sourced from award winning suppliers Walter Rose & Sons of Devizes. Their attention to detail will ensure that you can be assured of great quality meal every time you visit them. Please note: All food is prepared in the kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present. The menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. If you have a food allergy, please let them know before ordering. Full allergen information is available upon request. Fish dishes may contain small bones. They aim to support local farmers and growers from the Assured Food Standards Association.

The Windmill near Carterton - Located on the A40, Asthall between Witney & Burford. Nestled in six glorious acres enjoying stunning panoramic views across the Windrush Valley, the newly refurbished Windmill is a delightful vaulted barn restaurant, bar & wedding venue. Head chefs & best friends Thomas Curtis & Richard Lenik have crafted delicious menus using the very best products available, everything is freshly prepared from scratch.  Picture French doors and anthracite column drapes showcase the stunning views of the Windrush Valley, subtle grey tone decor creates a sympathetic non-competing stylistic feel. Striking lighting and impressive Christopher Townsend artwork complete the picture. Equally at home hosting a romantic meal for two or a family get together, this newly refurbished restaurant is the perfect venue to display the exquisite culinary passion & skills of the two head chefs.



Top Things to do in Carterton

Kilkenny Lane Country Park Carterton - Open all day every day and free to enter, our country park situated between Brize Norton and Carterton is an ideal location for playing, walking, jogging, horse-riding or simply relaxing with a picnic. There are 2.5km of footpaths (suitable for wheelchair and pushchair access) and bridleways, as well as an adventure play area and Shire Horse sculptures. Free parking is available in the car park located at the end of Elmhurst Way, Shilton Park, Carterton, approximately 30 metres from the adventure play area. There are brown signs directing you to the car-park. If using a sat nav or similar please enter the following postcode to find your way: OX18 1NA.

The Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, near Carterton – The park exhibits over 260 different species of animals. The park is set in 160 acres (0.65 km2) of landscaped parkland and gardens 2 miles south of Burford, on the A361, Oxfordshire, England. Around 350,000 people visited the park in 2012. The Walled Garden houses aviaries, including a Humboldt penguin enclosure and a Tropical House with exotic plants and free-roaming sloths, and tropical birds such as great blue turacos, Bali starlings and bleeding-heart pigeons. Penguin feeding and talk is held daily at 11 am and 3 pm. Mammals in the Walled Garden include meerkats, yellow mongooses, prairie dogs and a breeding group of Oriental small-clawed otters. There is also a collection of small primates, including squirrel monkeys, pygmy marmosets, red-handed tamarins and emperor tamarins. Madagascar, opened in 2008, is a walk-through exhibit which draws attention to the plight of endangered lemur species. The mixed exhibit features ring-tailed lemurs, collared lemurs, mongoose lemurs, crowned sifaka. Madagascar teal and radiated tortoise are also on show and were brought into the collection especially for "Madagascar". The breeding record of the lemur collection is very good with the ring-tailed lemurs giving birth regularly since their introduction in 2009, and the red-bellied lemurs also having bred successfully. Lemur feeding and talk is held daily at noon.

Witney Museum & Historical Society, near Carterton - The Museum has recently merged with the Witney & District Historical and Archaeological Society to form what will now be known as the Witney Museum and Historical Society. In forming this new partnership both societies are committed to extending their involvement in the Witney community. Witney is a dynamic, successful and expanding market town and the goal is to reflect this in exhibitions and talks throughout the year. The Witney Museum & Historical Society has a permanent exhibition showing the life and times of the area, from prehistory to early settlements, and the transition to a market town in medieval times, through the development of the blanket industry, the two World Wars and the growth of the modern town. There is also a changing programme of exhibitions by local artists and craft-workers upstairs in the Bartlett-Taylor Gallery, interspersed with historical displays of local interest.


Carterton Today

Since the 1980s the NE side of Carterton has been developed with three new housing estates, Glenmore park, Shilton Park and Swinbrook Park of which development commenced in 2014 and will be completed in 2019. The last two housing estates have a link road connecting through to the Country Park. At present the plans for Carterton in the next 20 years are to make the town bigger with future housing developments and a revamp of the Town Centre. There are a number of shops, and supermarket chains Asda, Morrisons and Aldi have stores with car parking in the town centre. There are plans to improve and expand the retail space in the centre and create more car parking. As a result, new chains such as The Original Factory Shop have recently opened in the town. West Oxfordshire Retail Park and a new business park are being built in the town. The Countryside Agency has awarded Carterton Beacon Status for the work that the Fast-Forward team is undertaking on the regeneration of the town centre. Carterton has three public houses: The Siege Of Orleans, The Golden Eagle and the Beehive. Other facilities include; Carterton bowls club, 7 hairdressers and there is a public lending library in the town centre.


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