This historic house is situated on Osney Island, a tranquil location 5 minutes walk from the train station and 10 minutes from town. It has 2 doubles & 1 twin/king, 2.5 bathrooms, lounge & dinning room. There is a great pub close to the house too.
The property is over 3 floors. The attic master bedroom has a compact ensuite shower room. On the first floor there is one big double and a third bedroom with twin beds that can also be made into a king. There is also the master bathroom with bath and shower. The lounge has cable TV and fast WiFi. The kitchen is very well equipped with a living larder of essentials and milk and bread is always provided to get you started. There is also a downstairs toilet. The house has a small courtyard garden. There are also two adult bikes available on request.
The house is in a very quiet street on Osney Island, a conservation area of Oxford. My house was built in 1893 and retains much of the period charm mixed with modern day living. There is a great pub just minutes from the house that serves lunch and dinner daily along with great ales.
It is just 5 minutes walk from the train station and Said Business School and 10 minutes to the centre of town, coach station and many of the colleges. You can get to London in just one hour on the train so Oxford offers the best of both worlds without having to stay in the bustle of London. Bath and Stratford are also just 90 minutes by train.
Special prices may be available for stays of 3 weeks. Please contact me for more information.
Please feel free to contact me about information on Oxford, the UK and onward travel through Europe. I have built travel itineraries for many friends visiting from all over the world and I am always happy to help.
The whole house and a small garden.
Interaction with Guests
I try to be there for when you check in but this is not always possible due to work commitments. If I cant be there I will leave a key in the lockbox. I am always available on email or phone if you have queries and I am happy to provide information before you arrive to make your trip even more worthwhile.
The neighborhood is very quite on a beautiful island yet it is only 10 minutes walk to town. The island has its own newsletter and the people are very friendly. The pub is less than 2 minutes walk serving good beer and food.
No one drives in Oxford as the traffic is not fun. You can easily walk about but there is also a good bus network. The train network can get you to most destinations including London, Bath, Cornwall, Edinburgh, Manchester etc
I also have two adults bikes available for rent.
There is no parking on the island other than for residents or for up to 2 hours. There is though cheap parking (£2 a day) less than 1 mile from the house and there is a bus to bring you back down the road if you dont fancy the walk.
The house is strictly no smoking and no pets unless by agreement.
A lovely warm and welcoming home. The walking distance from both the station and the town centre was great. Rooms were nice, and all the amenities you need for a stay. Karen is kind and helpful, making sure our stay was the best it could be.
We were given a very good welcome and clear instructions on how to use everything. We were delighted with the house which was clean, fresh and had everything in it that we wanted. We also completely fell in love with the area which is close to Oxford but quiet and has a real community feel. Karen had provided bicycles and was extremely helpful about events and facilities in Oxford. I highly recommend this place.
Lovely stay. Everything we needed for a short stay in Oxford. Accurate description of house. Walking distance to town, lovely pub around the corner which is very family friendly. Short walk along the canal to town. Would love to return
Did not meet Karen face-to-face but in emails and phone messages/conversations she gave us all the help we needed. House is as described and very well equipped for all our needs. Neighbourhood surprisingly quiet given its location, helped by the house being near the end of a cul-de-sac, so an excellent location.
We were in Oxford for a friends wedding and Karens home provided a comfortable and well situated base. She left us great tips and advice for our stay and there was no rush for us to leave, which we were most grateful for after the previous nights celebrations. Karen was also very helpful and quick to respond with any queries we had in the run up to our stay. Many thanks!
We really enjoyed our stay in Karens house. Everything was as she describes it. The 3 bedrooms were exactly what we needed for our party of 5. Location was perfect and within easy walking distance of train and bus station. The little touches such as bread and milk in the fridge when we arrived were great. Karens recommendations on the area, places to eat and drink were great. I would heartily recommend a stay in Karens while visiting oxford.
We had a wonderful but brief stay in Karen's house, and found that it contained more than we had hoped for. Karen was very hospitable and well prepared, and easy to reach by e-Mail or phone.
A great treat that the beds are really comfy, and all the linen and towels of exquisite quality. A very relaxing place to stay in, with a convenient location for arriving by car, bus or train. The only minus is the relatively long distance to walk to a decent groceries shop.
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I am from Oxford and I love to travel. I usually make at least 3 holidays a year. Last year I travelled to Colombia, Bhutan, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, France and Mallorca.