Light and airy double room has its own shower room. Completely private, guests enjoy tv, tea and coffee making facilities and excellent breakfast
The house is very close to lively Cowley Road, East Oxford - which buzzes with restaurants and bars.
This is the 2nd floor of our family home. We are always in residence. There is a double room, with an extremely comfortable double bed exclusive use of a shower room with basin, shower and w.c.
There is also a single room with a sofa bed which can be booked by our guests if they want to bring a friend or a child. This room is not let separately. The two rooms and the shower room are completely independent of the main part of the house.
Bedroom and ensuite shower room on the 2nd floor. Breakfast is served in the kitchen 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.
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!
This is a very mixed neighbourhood, with student accommodation (Oxford Brookes University is at the top of the hill), mixed with permanent residents. The road is busy, with a lot of through traffic (but your room is at the back of the house and is surprisingly quiet).
Our guest room has a light and airy aspect, and views towards Oxford City, just a mile away.
Frequent buses between the City Centre and the Cowley Road, and bus #5 goes to the Railway Station. Our local bus stop coming FROM the City Centre is at the junction of Manzil Way and Cowley Road. To catch the bus back into Oxford, or to the station, the stop is at the junction of Leon Close and Cowley Road.
Parking outside on the street requires a Visitor Parking Permit, available free of charge to our visitors.
Other Things to Note
We provide our guests with iron and ironing board, hair dryer, plenty of towels and shower gel. 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.
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.
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.
We stayed with Elizabeth, Alan and Roddy for one night. Elizabeth was a great host who shared her knowledge of Oxford with us. Their house is beautiful and in perfect walking location to both the lively Cowley Road and Oxford town centre. The room was spacious with an ensuite which had toiletries and towels provided. Elizabeth cooked a fantastic breakfast to set us up for the day. Thank you for a lovely stay, it was a great first airbnb experience. Rosh and Jade
The great advantage of Airbnb over other forms of accommodation is that it gives you a chance to meet new people.
When we've been lucky, we met kind and welcoming people who warmly opened their house to us.
When we've been very lucky, we met people who, in addition to the above, gave you genuinely useful advice on the area we were visiting, served us a great breakfast, and left us willing to come back as soon as possible.
This time, we met Elizabeth and Alan. They gave us all of the above, but also a lot more. They treated us as friends, in any possible way - they shared a bit of their life with us. We feel very fortunate to have met them. And we will be coming back. Thank you for everything, Elizabeth and Alan, and see you soon!
We had a fabulous stay in Oxford. Elizabeth and her family welcomed us into their home as one of their own. The accommodations, comfort, and access were wonderful. We're looking forward to a return visit.
Elizabeth e sua família foram ótimos anfitriões!! Gratíssimo por tudo. Abraços, RFB.
I came to Oxford with my girlfriend to celebrate our anniversary. We tried to find a reasonable hotel to stay but we failed as the price was so high. I then went on Airbnb and tried to contact with Mrs. Elizabeth to make a last minute booking. Luckily, she was such a fast responser so we got a lovely double room to stay in Oxford for 2 days. The location of her house was convenience to get to city centre. The room was comfortable, the bathroom was clean and had a great view. When arriving, we were warmly welcomed by her husband and the cute bulldog. The breakfast was gorgeous too. She also gave advices for our trip to London next day as well. After all, we enjoyed our time in this antique city thanks to Mrs. Elizabeth.
Elizabeeth was very responsive to my last minute need to find accomodation for one night in Oxford. Althouigh she was not there her godson, Brendan, was very welcoming and cooked breakfats for me the following morning. The room and facilities were very comfortable.
Elizabeth and her whole family members are very friendly. Because our son is going to join Oxford exchange program. They gave him lots of help in settling down during our stay. The two rooms at top of house are very comfortable and private. The English breakfast is very delicious and Elizabeth can adjust the breakfast time according to our agenda of the day. Big thanks to Elizabeth! The location is so convenient to our son's dormitory and all the places at Oxford. Overall, it's a wonderful experience for B&B in British.
Semi-retired, running my own consultancy business, I live with my husband, and our bulldog. We are practicing Catholics, and I believe we are generous hosts.