Light and airy double room, with adjacent sitting room (which can be transformed into a second bedroom if necessary), at top of 3 storey Victorian home has its own shower room/wc. Completely private, guests enjoy tea and coffee making facilities, tv and excellent breakfast.
The house is very close to lively Cowley Road, East Oxford - which buzzes with restaurants and bars.
This is part of our family home, and only accessible via the main residence. There is a double room, with an extremely comfortable double bed exclusive use of a shower room with basin, shower and w.c. and a tv.
Adjacent to the bedroom there is a sitting room with a small sofa, table and chair ideal for studying or working. If needed, this room converts into a single bedroom with a sofa bed which can be booked by our guests if they want to bring a friend or a grown up child. This room is not let separately. The two rooms and the shower room are accessible via the staircase through the house, and form a private unit at the top of the house.
Not suitable for visitors with mobility problems and guests will need to carry their own luggage to the top of the house - two flights of stairs
By arrangement, guests may use the garden when the weather is fine to sit and chat and have a drink.
Please be aware we are a dog-centred household and although our dog does not visit the guest room, this is not a place to come if you don't like dogs!!
Bedroom and ensuite shower room on the 2nd floor. Breakfast is served in the kitchen or conservatory on the ground floor at a time to suit our guests. And if the weather is fine, it can be served in the garden.
After breakfast, there is no access to the kitchen or other downstairs areas of the house. However, guests are welcome to use the garden by arrangement.
Keys are provided for guests so you can come and go as you please during your visit.
Interaction with guests
This is our family home, so we are around throughout our guests' stay. We are available to chat with guests, if they wish, at breakfast time.
Please note that we have a very friendly bulldog, so this is not an appropriate place to stay if you do not like dogs! He will not normally come up to the top of the house to your room, but he will greet you when you come home!
Other things to note
We provide our guests with iron and ironing board, hair dryer, plenty of towels and shower gel. There is a tv in the main bedroom. We are always around so if anything else is needed, we try and satisfy your requirements!
A folder with details of local concerts, plays, tours and exhibitions is provided and kept up to date. This folder includes a map book of Oxford available to borrow - but must be returned to the folder before departure. It also includes the wifi code.
Absolutely no smoking in the house - and that includes poking your head out of the window for a quick drag!
There is no access to the kitchen after breakfast; no cooking facilities for guests. A kettle and cups, plus tea, coffee etc are provided in the room.
We ask that guests do not take hot food upstairs to consume in the room; not only does this leave a smell throughout the house, but we wish to avoid any spillages! There are so many inexpensive cafes and restaurants within a few minutes walk, this should not cause a problem.
The plumbing operates on a Saniflo system which means it makes a "growling" sound when toilet is flushed or tap or shower run. It is VITAL to turn off taps after use or flooding may result.
Guests may use the family washing machine, and hang their clothes on the line in the garden. The use of the washing machine is free of charge; a small charge will be made if wet or cold weather makes it necessary to use the tumble drier.
This is a doggy house, so only book if you like dogs!
Semi-retired after a career working in the voluntary sector, I am now running my own charity consultancy business in addition to being an active volunteer. I am also setting up a new business, offering family history research services. I live with my husband, Allen, and our bulldog, Roddy. We are practicing Catholics, and I believe we are generous hosts.