UK – Oxfordshire – Witney – Standlake (CODE: UK-OX-Standlake-1)

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ranch-front-standlake-venue-UK(Enquiry/Quote Form Below)

Introduction:   Residentail facilities overlook a lake with 20 acres of natural woodland and river. Supports a Ministry that reaches out to the people around the world with the Good News of the Gospel.

Country:  United Kingdom / England

deck-view-standlake venue-United Kingdom

County:  Oxfordshire

Sub region: Witney  Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, 15 miles west of Oxford. 4 miles South of Witney

Local Area / nearest centre: Standlake  (Map below)

Travel Time from main centre:  Half Hour to Oxford, 2 hours to London

Group / event types: Church, School, Private groups

Lake & Ranch Witney Venue UK

Grading:  Simple log cabin style dormitories and some private rooms.

Exclusive use:  Yes

Capacity total No. of Beds:  45

(Enquiry/Quote Form Below)

Accommodation Types:  Ranch / Log cabin Style

dining-area-Standlake Witney venue UK

Accommodation Learners & Adults:  Options for Rooms and or Dormitories depending on group numbers and requirements as tabulated below.


Two large dormitories for total of 22 people.

Ten Family rooms of two to three beds in each for 22 people

50 beds in total including pull out beds for larger groups

Family Room 1 0 3-4 3-4 Ensuite Toilet + separate shower, view of lake
Room 2 0 1 Shared Toilet + separate shower, veranda, view of lake
Room 3 td> 3 Shared Toilet + separate shower, veranda, view of lake
Family Room 4 0 3-4 3-4 Toilet + separate shower and view of lake
Family Room 5 0 2 2 1 Toilet + 1 Bath (together)
Family Room 6 0 3-4 3-4 1 Toilet + 1 Bath (together)
Family Room 7 0 3 3 1 Toilet + 1 Bath (together), view of lake
Family Room 8 0 2-3 2-3 1 Toilet + 1 Bath (together), view of lake
Family Room 9 0 2 1 Toilet + 1 sink en suite
Room 10 0 2 1 Toilet + Shower en suite
Dormitory A 5 4 14 1 Toilet + 1 Shower en suite
Dorimitory B 4 1 9 1 Toilet + 1 Shower en suite

meeting-area-standlake-venue-UKIn total, we can accommodate up to 50 people inside. However there is room for tents or caravans outside if required.

PLEASE NOTE: 1 Toilet + 1 Shower means that there is a separating wall between the two.

Family Room 9 is usually reserved for any disabled members.

Catering:  Professional chef catered meals available. Self cater also available with kitchen, dining room and lounge

Special Diets:   On request

lounge-area-standlake-venue-UKMEETING HALL AND DINING HALL

The Hall is approximately 50′ by 26′. It is open plan with the dining room in front of the kitchen and seperate hall / lounge next to it with comfortable lounge seating.

We have a TV and DVD player available. We also have a Projector Screen (but no projector).


A large commercial oven.
A utensil steriliser,  A plate/food warmer which could be used for storage.
A larger fridge (another fridge is available in the dining room) and deep freeze.
All necessary kitchen untensils (plates, cups, spoons/forks, cooking ladles, etc)

Two large washing up sinks.

kitchen-standlake-venue-UKPricing (2017):  £ pn GBP Pounds

Range from Dormitory beds @ £20 per night to  

Family rooms = from£25per person per night basic or £30 with made up beds with quilts = . ££25per person per night

OPTION 1 (bring own sleeping bags). PLEASE NOTE that even though we supply blankets, guests who choose

OPTION 1 MUST bring either their own sleeping bags or own single quilt if you want to keep costs down.

dormitory-pink-a-standlake-venue-UKOPTION 2 (with top sheets supplied ) £2 extra. OPTION 2: Guests who do not have sleeping bags may have a top sheet at minimal cost of £2.50 and use with our blankets. Please let us know the numbers and requirements by the Monday before you come so that we may prepare the beds for you in advance.

OPTION 3 (with quilts) £4 extra

CATERING COST: Meals @ £7 per meal / person


dormitory-b-green-standlake-venue-UKHeating for winter months   £1.70 per night per person per night.

Boat hire                                  £5 per person per day

Horse Riding:  trail rides or lessons, half hour £17, One hour £25.


DAY CONFERENCES, MONDAY – FRIDAY:    £11.50 per day, including tea of coffee.

room-6-standlake-venue-UKWEEKEND HEALING RETREATS: from £105 to £165 all inclusive. Contact us for dates and itineraries.


Facilities / outdoor: Lake for boating, swing bridge, water slide, large barbique by Ranch, Camp fire area by river, Nature walk with 2 bridges to the island with seating. Games field,  Horse Riding, trampoline, Beautiful walks. etc

Environment:  Overlooking a lake with 20 acres of natural woodland and river.

In the area:  Oxford City & Universtiy colleges (half hour by bus to park and ride)

Programmes:  Inner healing Retreats

swing-brige-standlake-venue-UKActivities:  Horse riding on site, with an Outdoor and Indoor arena plus acres of beautiful natural trail rides (totally off the road).

  •  Woodland walks with some river frontage.
  •  Facilitated activities can be organised by prior arrangement (ropes / beams)

Public transport

National Rail Enquiries

woodland-picnic-area-standlake-venue-UKLocal Bus Time tables

Coaches to Oxford and/or London

Oxford Tube

Oxford Express

Facilitators ratio:  On request and by prior arrangements only

Requirements list:  Wet winters, bring raincoat, umbrella, waterproof coat, water proof footware that can get muddy.

lake-boats-standlake-venue-UKMalaria risk: None

Other medical inoculations / immunisations required: 

Weather & Dress:  Very wet winters. Summers can get quite warm May – October


water-slide-standlake-venue-UKMarch 2011
“I am out of words to say the expressions of appreciation all the people who have been blessed at this place this weekend. We came here empty and needing our souls restored and I can safely tell you we have left UPLIFTED by the grace that as with us. We just want God to move you from glory to glory in all your future plans. May the presence of the Lord be with you always.
Kuda – Bethesda Apostolic Church (6/3/11)

February 2011
“We had a wonderful day . We were well received! Lovely atmosphere! We had a delicious 3 course meal served. Very friendly and kind family working together to make us to feel at home! We ranch snow-standlake-venue-UKrecommend it. We will come again soon. Many blessings. The Vine Church (26/2/11)

“We had a really good weekend. Thank you so much. Ignite Trust Harrow (20/2/11)

January 2011: Once again a great venue for us to have a weekend away. We all really enjoyed ourselves and learned a lot too. Abbey Chapel, Abingdon (21-23rd Jan 2011)

December 2010: “Thank you so much for your kindness and and the care you gave for us while we were here! This place has been a lovely opportunity for us to get together. This weekend at Standlake Ranch has been awesome and we would like to come back next year, and next time hope the weather allows us to get in the boats and enjoy the lake too! Thank you and God bless” ranch-snowranch snow-standlake-venue-UK(King’s College Korean Society)

November 2010: “Thanks so much for letting us stay here! We all had a wonderful weekend. God bless” (Catherine of Warwick University’s Christian Focus Society)

“We had a really great weekend. The Centre fit our needs brilliantly. Thank you very much. God bless your work now and into the future” (Stephen from Warwick University) “A wonderful stay, perfect for our HolySpirit weekend. We had a blessed time
of fellowship and discovery” (Elim Church Bath)

Riding-Outride-Equestrian Centre-standlake-venue-UKOctober 2010: “We were so blessed to use your venue over this weekend, thank you for all your kindness and hospitality  (Romans 12) and we’re encouraged by your partnership in the gospel. Love from all of us (UCL Christian Union) “We enjoyed our stay here and the outdoors. And the Lord blessed us richly. Thank you”

September 2010: “I found it a very encouraging and spiritually profitable weekend” Paulette

August 2010
“A very good time was had by all. We found lots of things to do in the area. The girls enjoyed all being together in the communial area” (Girls’ Crusade) “Thanks to all of you for a great time. We would like to come back again next time” (Brennan)

Riding school-indoor-arena-standlake-venue-UKJuly 2010: “Thank you so much for letting us use this wonderful place for our Pathfinder weekend. Everyone has had a great time. We’ll see you next year!” (Ashtead of Pathfinders)

“The children loved the place; especially the boats, the horse riding and the campfire! ” (Ashtead Parish)

June 2010: “I’ve enjoyed my time here! The house is so cosy and clean! I felt very welcomed here and hope to come here again next year” (Nottingham Chinese Christian Church)

Riding-arena-outdoor-arena-standlake-venue-UKMay 2010: “I had the time of my life this weekend and its an experience that has changed my life. I have made new friends and done new things that I would have never done before, like rowing across a lake on a surfboard!”

April 2010: “Thank you very much and God bless you” (Agape Ministries Team)

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