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The best of both worlds: cosy waterside terraced Victorian house on tranquil river island 10 minutes' walk Oxford centre, 5 to train station. Perfect for 2 but sleeps 4 comfortably. Open fire and log burner, sash windows, sunny patio garden, wi-fi.
Peace and privacy, a place to relax by the fire or in the sunny garden, go on river walks from the doorstep to good pubs, yet within 10 minutes on foot to the historic centre of Oxford with its colleges, shops and restaurants. There's a king size bedroom for two with river and church views, a dressing room with a wrought iron staircase leading to an attic study (restricted headroom) with double bed. (A single foam fold out mattress is also available.) So it's ideal for 2 but can comfortably sleep 4.
Zugang für Gäste
Guests have the house and garden to themselves. A step down from the upstairs bedroom, dressing room and loft room, there's a high ceilinged skylit bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower. Further down on the ground floor (the stairs are narrow and steep with a hand rail) there is a through living/dining room with both log burner and working fireplace, wooden floorboards, sash windows, a sofa, armchair, 2 pine tables and 4 chairs. An attractive kitchen leads from the dining room with French doors opening onto the patio garden. Cable TV, fast broadband/wifi.
Interaktion mit Gästen
I hope to be in Oxford at check-in to welcome guests. Access is by key safe for times I can't be there. I live and work in London but will be available by email/text/phone whenever needed. Otherwise, guests have complete privacy.
The house is on Osney island, a quiet conservation area surrounded by river, weir and lock. Just west of the city centre, it's a community of quaint brick terraced cottages with an excellent waterside pub serving food. A Waitrose supermarket is nearby. Guests can enjoy the rural pleasures of Oxford, water meadow and wildlife, but be near the bustle of the historic city centre.
Only about 5 minutes' walk from the train station (London one hour) and 10 minutes' walk from the coach station (airports 90 mins). Local buses run along the Botley Road, a minute from the house. No need for a car, though free time-limited parking is available nearby, with 24 hour/weekly parking at Seacourt Park & Ride, just under a mile from the house, and a city centre car park at Worcester Street, 10 mins' walk.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Please note that while the rooms with beds are private and on different floors, they are separated by a dressing room, curtained archway and staircase, rather than doors.
This is a cosy house displaying the character of its age, rather than a shiny modern let.
Sorry, no smoking in the house and please respect the near neighbours' peace - it's a friendly but quiet neighbourhood. Well behaved pets considered. Please leave the place as you'd hope to find it if you were me: secure and as clean and tidy as possible. Many thanks.
Wenn du bis zu 7 Tage vor deinem Aufenthalt stornierst, erhältst du eine Rückerstattung über 50 %, plus die Service-Gebühren.
I live and work in London but Oxford is a place I've had connections with for many years, going back to when I was a student there, so I look forward to sharing with guests this place I still love to visit and the unique corner of it where the property is.
My work for many years was in TV advertising and is now in the poetry world. I'm also a published poet.