A secret haven tucked away in a private garden in the middle of Jericho. A purpose-built wooden chalet with a small kitchen area and en-suite shower room is the ideal location for a professional person, holiday maker or parent visiting their student daughter/son, looking for a comfortable, quiet, independent place (with your own private entrance) to stay whilst working or visiting Oxford. Complimentary breakfast pack & wireless internet. Garden seating area with table and chairs. Parking permit available for a fee of £10 per week. Serviced weekly with all towels and linen supplied.
Jericho is a vibrant and somewhat bohemian area of Oxford with its own lively community of shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. There is also an excellent independent two-screen cinema. All within 2 / 3 minutes walk. Less than five minutes walk from the Garden Room is the Oxford canal with its colourful narrowboats and Port Meadow - a huge grass meadow with cows and horses and the river Thames flowing through. A short walk of seven to ten minutes in the other direction and you are in the shopping area of central Oxford.
The train station is ten to fifteen minutes walk away and the bus station just seven to ten minutes. Oxford is close to the M40 motorway from London to the north west.
The fully insulated Garden Room (airy and bright in summer, warm and cosy in winter) is tastefully furnished with all facilities to make a most comfortable home from home stay. The kitchen facilities include a small 2 ring electric stove with oven, kettle, toaster, small fridge, sink unit with storage. All crockery and cooking implements supplied.
The single antique wooden bed ( please let me know if you are allergic and would prefer non allergenic bedding - pillows and duvet) has an above-bed light and shelving (there are a few books and maps about Oxford for the visitor to borrow). There is a cottage wooden table and 2 chairs - ideal to use for work or eating. The lovely, spacious en-suite shower room has shelves and a small hanging rail for clothes. Everything is included, together with the complimentary breakfast pack - all ready for you to just unpack your bags and relax!
Although no television is supplied, the complimentary wifi facilitates the use of accessing catch-up TV websites or applications.
The garden room has its own little kitchen area and shower room as well as the garden with table and chairs immediately outside. Guests have their own private entrance.
Interaction with Guests
I am usually around in my house and always happy to answer questions or give any advice or help that I can. However, guests are totally independent in my garden room.
The dogs (two very friendly labradors) are never allowed in the garden room !
There is an efficient electric heater which has a timer. Please avoid leaving it on unnecessarily - I try to keep a reasonably eco-friendly home and to avoid waste. There is a fleece blanket to wrap up in if you are cold !
I keep the towels and sheets for the room stored in the bathroom. Please do not use more than one bath towel - again, an effort to respect the environment.
Please use the green plastic bin under the sink for food waste. This is used for compost by Oxford City Council. There is a bamboo basket for other waste.
There will be a £10 charge for lost keys.
Please remember that you are at the end of the garden. It is a quiet area. In the summer neighbours enjoy sitting out in their gardens. Please do not play loud music or disturb our neighbourhood.
Lovely cosy cabin- in such a good location, close to anything you could want. I really enjoyed my time here, thanks
Wow! What an amazing space!! I had a great time staying here and can recommend it to anyone. Its a lovely area of Oxford to stay to in and is only a short walk away from the town centre. The fridge had the breakfast essentials in it, and the bread baked by the host was a lovely touch. Anne was a great host and I was pleased I took the time to meet her.
The garden room is perfect. It was a cold weekend but it was perfectly warm and cosy - in fact I got the heating balance wrong on the first night and was too hot! - great to have separate entrance to come and go and not disturb Anne and dogs - Anne was very hospitable. The garden room has everything one could want. Fresh bread was a lovely treat - the garden room smells lovely - wood and fresh bread. Range of teas, coffee, fresh fruit, selection of cereals, cooking facilities. A stone's throw from pubs, restaurants in Jericho, lovely walk along canal from the station - felt very rural. Beautifully decorated room and bathroom. I'll find a reason to come again!
I enjoyed my stay in Anne's garden room and I highly recommend it (but read until the end). The location is great. Few minutes walk will get you to the centre and a few minutes walk will get you to the meadows where you can jog or take nice strolls along the Thames. On this visit I haven't interacted much with Anne, but she was very helpful and responded very fast where needed.
The area is very quite and the room is lovely.
Oh, I particularly enjoyed 'Manos' the greek cafe nearby (50 meters from the room).
I do recommend however considering the following:
1. If you stay for a long time as I have, take into account that the fridge is the size of a shoe box. There are cooking facilities but no place to store what you cook. Perhaps Anne can help with that. Check in advance if this is important to you.
2. I am sure the garden is lovely in spring and in summer. In winter, however, there is nothing to see. Yet, if it snows the garden is nice.
What I saw was what I got: a beautifully kept, private, quiet, clean, welcoming cabin in my Anne's back garden. This gracious host communicated with me by email and text message, providing me with simple instructions on how to find the place and everything else I needed to know. My arrival time was fine with her, and when I knocked on her door my relaxed visit began.
As others have written before me: I felt comfortable and spoiled here. Anne's home-baked bread, fresh fruit, teas and breakfast items allowed me to settle in and enjoy. Coming and going as I pleased, without disturbing her, through the back gate was just perfect. I have only one regret: I didn't get a chance to chat with this wonderful host!
A really lovely little "cottage" (it must be gorgeous in the summer!). Perfectly located for easy access to the University, as well as shops and pubs all within 2-3 minutes walk. An easy walk from the central bus station also, for anyone flying in/out of Heathrow.
Anne is a great host! She even left me freshly baked bread!! Jam, coffee, fruit, and various other breakfasty foods are all provided, which is a rare treat!
I would not hesitate to stay here again! The location simply cannot be beaten, and the apartment quickly feels like home :-)
I throughly enjoyed my stay in Anne's charming cottage - it was peaceful, but in the heart of the Jericho neighbourhood (plenty of good cafés, Phoenix Picturehouse 3 mins away) - it contained everything I needed, with scrupulously clean and tidy - very comfortable and thoughtfully appointed. I'd love to stay here again - Anne is the perfect host!
I have recently returned to Oxford from living and working overseas for more years that I care to count ! I was most recently living in Malawi for three years. Before that I lived in Cambodia for sixteen years ! Prior to that in Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Venezuela, Tanzania, Morocco, Germany.
I am a teacher - of Fench (despite being English), and love all things French ! I am currently enjoying tutoring students for GCSEs, A levels and the IB Diploma.
I am divorced with three grown-up daughters, one of whom lives in Oxford, the other two in London.
I enjoy travelling and exploring, food and cooking, gardening and growing vegetables (I have just got an allotment which is currently shoulder-high in weeds !). I love walking my dogs on Port Meadow and in the Oxfordshire countryside. And in the summer I really enjoy swimming in the river.