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quiet room at back of house
central kingsize room+ lge bathroom
central kingsize room+ lge bathroom
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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Nice cosy room on 2nd floor of a renovated Victorian cottage, Bravia tv /dvd player, behind the Oxford Castle. Small desk in room, also lapdesk. All Oxford University locations within walking distance, Business School 200m or 2min, train station 200m or 2min.

The space

This listing is for 'overflow' on my main listing or for event bookings, it is an often unused family bedroom and the large bathroom in corrider may be shared - will confirm before accepting booking. Quietest room in house. Single bed, small antiqie schooldesk and stool , cream leather club chair wall-mounted flatscreen tv/dvd player. Large bathroom with ‘North American' power shower on corridor. A ‘tardis' Victorian cottage, renovated not gutted, with many features and fittings from the original 1890s cottage (formerly belonging to Christchurch College as college staff accommodation).

Guest access

I provide:
-towels,hair drier, shampoo and shower gel
-wifi internet
-a shelf to store food in our fridge
-you may use our microwave
-you may use our iron and ironing board
-you may use our washing machine if you ask
-on-street permit for parking if you ask
-lovely communal sitting area by open fire.

There is a snack on your shelf in the fridge when you arrive after travelling.

Interaction with guests

You have your own key, owner lives on third floor, longtime local resident and happy to be as helpful or as invisible as wanted, works from home, 2 daughters around out of term. Friendly small pug on ground floor. Communal downstairs dining area seats 6 easily.

Other things to note

This room will suit you if you are looking for a BASE in the middle of Oxford that has a quiet comfortable bed, and a hot shower in the modern bit of an old 'Henley' house with educational or work commitments during the day, or as a weekend break. It's a city best navigated on foot or cycle and this room is ideally placed. A brief overview of the purpose of your trip is very helpful at time of booking!
Hope to meet you!

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace
Extra people $28 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit $138
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House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

No Smoking please. Please could you leave your shoes by entrance on ground floor. All guests must be named at time of booking.
Passport will need to be shown. We wish you a good trip!

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Marianna User Profile
October 2017
Gail's place is in a great location (5 minutes from the train station) and is very welcoming and hospitable. Such a nice visit. Hopefully next time will be longer.

Ross User Profile
August 2016
A fantastic experience yet again with Gail and her family. This is the third time I have stayed with Gail in Oxford. Each time I have been visiting the University for extended stays. The accommodation is located in a great location. However, the best bit about staying there is Gail's extremely warm welcome and generosity. Simply a fantastic place to stay in Oxford. I could not recommend Gail more highly!

Ross User Profile
July 2016
As always an excellent stay with Gail and her daughters! This was the third time I have stayed with Gail and each time she has made me feel extremely welcome. This time it was for an extended stay whilst I was working as a visiting research at the University. Great location for transport links, town centre, and science departments. Simply the best place to stay in Oxford. I cannot recommend Gail more highly!

Ondřej User Profile
December 2017
Excellent location for those coming by train or by bus, just a few minutes walk from the city center. The morning walks around the castle towards city center were unforgettable. I appreciated the flexibility with a rather late check-in time. Gail was an excellent host, caring and really helpful. I felt like home. Thank you!

Imelda User Profile
October 2017
Great location - thank you.

Cecilia User Profile
April 2015
Location was fantastic as it's less than 10 min from the bus and train stations. The house was decorated so comfortably and charmingly. Our room at the top was cosy, airy and warm. We did have to switch on the heater on night when it got rather chilly but otherwise the duvets were more than enough. Gail was precise and conscientious of our comfort. Breakfast was fabulous and her recommendations were spot on!! Had a fantastic weekend attending a friend's wedding and Gail's hospitality definitely made it memorable.

Vicki User Profile
April 2015
Gail and her two daughters were amazing. They made us feel so welcome, and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was lovely, and extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean. The personal touches of bottles of water and yummy biscuits in our room were great. Gail went that extra mile in providing shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste packs, it was a very special touch and totally unexpected. Breakfast was a highlight every morning. Beautifully laid table, linen napkins, fresh and varied produce to cater for all tastes. Gail even printed us out maps and gave vital suggestions of interesting places to see. I had a big event to attend at Oxford on our first evening, and she walked us into town (very close, about 2-3 minutes), and showed us where to go. Gail, you were fabulous, and I would highly recommend anyone to stay in your home. Besides the best stay ever, the good company and the gorgeous dog, I almost forgot to mention the location. Brilliant, and only a few minute walk to any major spot in Oxford. A great stay, thank you. :-)

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Oxford, United KingdomJoined in September 2014
Gail User Profile

bookish, sporty, likes to chat, reasonably well-travelled, experienced host with local colleges

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