Breakfast table overlooking the gardenAnother view of the  bedroom
Creative Welcome to our double room in Oxford
Creative Welcome to our double room in Oxford


2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath


2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

We have a bright garden-view double room + separate private wc/shower in our detached creative working home with parking in N. Oxford. It is 2 mns walk to bus stop + frequent buses to city centre, a few minutes walk to a local shop, pub/restaurant and historic Port Meadow. We particularly welcome those who will enjoy our painting and woodturning displayed in the house and want to share our pleasure of living in Oxford City.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $7 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 7%

Description

The space

A creative household to welcome the visitor to our home. The bedroom is light and airy with a comfortable double bed; visitors have exclusive use of a shower and toilet downstairs. There is a kettle in the room, with tea and coffee. There is also the opportunity to buy Katherine's Oxford or London Guides and paintings and Richard's professional woodturning direct from us.

Breakfast is served in the dining room with fruit juice, cereal, muesli, yoghurt and fruit and home baked bread with jam and marmalade.

Guest access

Guests have access to the fridge and microwave in the kitchen, a spacious dining room/sitting room and the rear garden.

Guests have access to washing machine and tumble dryer (£5 charge per load) and use of ironing board.

Interaction with guests

We work from home so are around much of the time. We also love living in Oxford and, whenever possible, are happy to provide guidance to the facilities and the many historic sites .

The neighborhood

We love living in Oxford with the wealth of opportunities it offers. It is ten minutes walk to Port Meadow which has been common land for 1000 years; for the energetic it is possible to walk from Port Meadow into the city alongside the canal. Nearby Summertown (15 minutes walk) has shops, Leisure Centre, cafes, North Wall theatre and the Turrill Sculpture Garden - which Katherine originated and manages.

The historic city centre with colleges, cathedral, parks, gardens, museums etc is a short bus ride away. Richard was a student here so knows the colleges and is happy to provide guidance and advice on what to see and where to go; accompanied tours may be possible, depending on his workload. Katherine has illustrated a guidebook (That Sweet City) to Oxford, which is available for sale, as are many of her paintings of the town.

Getting around

There are bus stops within two minutes walk of our house, served by three bus routes going into Oxford No 6, S2 or S3 - waiting times are rarely more than 15 minutes. Payment is on the bus. Buses also go direct to Woodstock and Blenheim Palace. Buses also run directly to Bicester Village from a stop c7 minutes walk away from us on the Banbury Road.

Parking is limited in the streets around us but is possible in our drive.

Within the city centre, the stop for bus No 6 (in Magdalen Street close to the Randolph Hotel) goes past our house. It is ten minutes walk from the train station and four minutes walk from the central coach station where coaches from central London or the London Airports arrive. There are also taxis available from the train or coach station and the fare about £7-12 dependant on the time.
The S3 bus comes from the station forecourt Stop R5 - this runs every 30 or 15 minutes depending on time of day. This will drop you just a few houses down from us if you ask for Woodstock Close or the next one is at First Turn - just a short way beyond us.

Cycling is a common way of getting around, with many dedicated cycle paths and facilities for parking bicycles (at your own risk). It is possible to cycle alongside the canal all the way into the centre of town (not recommended in the dark!).

The bus service from London to Oxford is superb, with two companies offering service; at peak times each operates a bus every 12 minutes, journey time is 100 minutes (or more during the rush hour - sometimes much more!)

Other things to note

The house is not suitable at present for small children.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

No smoking

We do not want to be too prescriptive but clearly would expect our guests to behave with consideration in a family home.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Mildred User Profile
October 2016
We had a wonderful stay - Katherine and Richard are a lovely couple who made us feel extremely welcome. The room is very comfortable and has everything you need. We also had exclusive use of a downstairs bathroom. The house is gorgeous, we enjoyed having breakfast in the conservatory, overlooking the beautiful garden. Katherine baked us some bread and our dietary requirements were well catered for. We travel by bicycle and found the location to be really convenient - it was only a short ride into the city centre, we were right near the canal, and we were able to store our bikes securely. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to stay again next time we're in Oxford - highly recommend :)
Katherine User ProfileKatherine is a superhost.
Response from Katherine:
Thanks for your great review Mildred. We really enjoyed having you so don't make it too many years before you come back!
October 2016

Ann User Profile
October 2016
We received a warm welcome to a comfortable home. The car parking is a bit tricky to reverse out of, but the nearby buses are a great way in and out of Oxford. We both enjoyed our stay.
Katherine User ProfileKatherine is a superhost.
Response from Katherine:
We enjoyed your visit and glad you found it easy to get in and out of Oxford by bus.
October 2016

Ingrid User Profile
September 2016
We had a very pleasant stay with Katherine and Richard, and everything was just as described. Katherine was extremely helpful and flexible when we requested an early check-in, and when we initially thought we might need an extra parking space. Both Katherine and Richard are friendly and quickly made us feel at home. Transport into the city is very convenient by bus, or even a longish walk if you feel in need of exercise! The house is very handily situated for the A34. Many thanks!
Katherine User ProfileKatherine is a superhost.
Response from Katherine:
Thanks for the kind review and hope the conference was enjoyable. Do come back any time you need to be in Oxford.
September 2016

Shanta User Profile
September 2016
We were welcomed well and had a very good stay.
Katherine User ProfileKatherine is a superhost.
Response from Katherine:
I'm glad both felt welcomed and enjoyed their stay. I'm afraid that we don't offer a cooked breakfast because our schedules are pretty tight and by having a continental breakfast rather than a cooked one it makes it feasible to offer food in the mornings. The site details explain what is available.
September 2016

Anne User Profile
September 2016
We had a wonderful stay with Catherine and Richard. They are very kind hosts and made us feel very welcome in their home. Would definitely recommend.
Katherine User ProfileKatherine is a superhost.
Response from Katherine:
It was great to have you both. We hope you come back to Oxford to see us again some time.
September 2016

Elisabeth User Profile
September 2016
Thank you Katherine and Richard for the very warm welcome you gave us when we stayed with you a week or so ago. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, were very comfortable in our room and especially appreciated discovering all about your various interests. We are now back in France and look forward to staying with you again on our next visit to Oxford. Elisabeth and Pierre
Katherine User ProfileKatherine is a superhost.
Response from Katherine:
We look forward to seeing you again too Elisabeth.
September 2016

Jue User Profile
September 2016
Katherine and her husband are very kind persons , very happy in their family had a great holiday, the location of their home from the port medow close, not far from Oxford city center, the family has a very beautiful garden, a lot of hanging home hostess paintings. This is a special experience memorable stay.
Katherine User ProfileKatherine is a superhost.
Response from Katherine:
Thank you for such a kind review Jue and we enjoyed your company too.
September 2016

Oxford, United Kingdom · Joined in February 2014
Katherine User ProfileKatherine is a superhost.

I am artist/garden designer working both in watercolours and oils and love new challenges and subjects as well as enjoying painting my home city of Oxford, London and some of the other fine towns in England and abroad. I work from home or paint in situ and my husband Richard is a wood turner and also works from his workshop in the garden. We love traveling, reading, music and family of course when there is a chance to see them and enjoy a pretty wide social life. Having people to stay with us
is a pleasure when it means sharing our great city with others and finding out more about their countries too. Seize the day is probably my motto.

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