Looking from the shower room.The cushioned headboards are embroidered with sleep-inducing poetry!
Central Oxford - your own entrance!

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1 bedroom

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A lovely clean space with double bed, built in wardrobe and shelves for clothing and a bathroom en suite. Crisp clean linen, towels and breakfast provided, all less than ten minutes walk from everywhere special in Oxford.

The space

This house was bought for its location - being so close to the centre of an amazing city like Oxford has really paid off. It's lovely being a short walk away from all that is going on here - so much beauty, learning and green spaces for a bit of peace.

The guest accommodation consists of a double bedroom, in our basement, with an en suite shower room. Our house is small (a price we were happy to pay for the central location) so don't expect a huge and spacious room! It measures 11' x 9' or 3.3m x 2.8m. The room is reached by going downstairs through the garden and has its own entrance (check out the photos). The house is Edwardian outside but super modern inside - minimalist emphasis on style over content.

Guests can expect a clean and comfortable night's stay with a shower/bathroom, towels provided. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in the room, and there are plenty of great cafes nearby. There is a hairdryer provided with a mirror beside it.

There is an electric heater in case you feel chilly in English summers (!) and an iron and ironing board available if wanted.

Unfortunately, only adults can be accommodated here as the room is not set up for children, however little!

Breakfast is provided upstairs which will be home made muesli, juice, fruit in season, home bread bread and marmalade - see photos! Seriously good for you!

Three doors down from the house is one of Oxford's best Lebanese restaurants, and up the road is Oxford's trendy Jericho area full of bars and restaurants. There is an excellent art house cinema 7 minutes walk away - which shows lots of foreign films - see photos.

The bus station (which has 2 lines to London) is 7 minutes walk away and the train station is 12 minutes walk away.

Guest access

Their own entrance to their room so they can come and go as they please. Breakfast is provided upstairs.
Few of our guests arrive by car as the transport links to Oxford are easy to use, and our house is so close to the city centre - but for those who do want to park, there is a website called justpark that lists nearby places.

Interaction with guests

We like having breakfast with guests, and providing them with a yummy healthy start to the day. Whenever possible one of us will be at home to give out keys and introduce guests to their rooms. We have a new key-safe system so that guests can check themselves in at other times.

Other things to note

Check out this recent review from the NY Times on Oxford:

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room

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

Get in touch nearer the time you are coming to stay to make arrangements about meeting up and handing over keys.
We don't make check in/check out times but when there are guests back to back we expect people to be out of the bedroom by 10.00 am. latest, so we can clean and get ready for the next guests. You are welcome to leave your luggage safely here, by arrangement.
There are no clothes washing facilities - though if you want to hand wash and put clothes on the dryer or wash line (British weather permitting!) you're welcome.
No hair dyeing in the bathroom - we recently had a guest who did this and the place was covered in brown gunk!
No smoking either!


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

2 nights minimum stay

287 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
September 2017
Great hosts--very genial and helpful! The room is very small, but if you're just going to sleep and shower there, it's perfect. The bed is quite comfortable for two (and my husband is 6' tall), and the shower is strong and hot (unusual, I find, in England). Everything is very clean, with lots of attractive features, beautiful windows, and a separate entrance, which is great if either you or host will be out late or early. The breakfasts were fabulous! Fresh fruit, milk or non-dairy drinks, yogurt, and delicious home-made granola and bread with home-made jams and nut butter--all so healthy as well as tasty! I hope to stay again sometime.

Marcia User Profile
September 2017
A great place to stay in Oxford. Comfortable room within easy walking distance to town centre and great hosts!

Jim User Profile
September 2017
Lovely people. Great location. Would stay there again.

Sarun User Profile
September 2017
Great place, Perfect Host!
Hoonie User ProfileHoonie is a superhost.
Response from Hoonie:
Hi Sarun, thanks for the feedback - try as we may its not always possible to be squeaky clean in this house - and dust can move about! Sorry for that! Lovely to meet you both. H&H
September 2017

Lois User Profile
September 2017
Hoonie and Hugh were an absolute delight! Their place is beautiful, and very clean and tidy. It's a walkable distance from all the Oxford sites, as well as the bars and restaurants of Jericho. We were in town for a wedding and Hoonie and Hugh's was a perfect haven, equipped with the ever-necessary iron and hair dryer! We'd highly recommend their room and the delicious and very welcome organic breakfast!!

Stella User Profile
September 2017
Hoonie' home is a lovely place, cozy and at very good location, we can go everyplace by walk, we love to stay with Hoonie, she is a really lovely lady and her husband is also nice and gentle, I recommend this place to everyone in oxford, because Hoonie can make you feel you are in your home, thanks so much for everything
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Response from Hoonie:
Stella! You are a sweetheart - I've only just read your review and I am very flattered by what you say. Thank you very much. I loved meeting you and your delightful Mum. Go well you two and live in love and peace. H&H
September 2017

Philip User Profile
August 2017
Hoonie's house was perfect. A beautiful house in an extremely quiet and peaceful area and very clean and welcoming. Room was great and the communication from Hoonie was excellent. The location is just perfect. We were able to walk to everything we wanted. Couldn't recommend it more.
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Response from Hoonie:
Thanks Phillip for such a cracking review! Very glad you had a good time. H&H
August 2017

Oxford, United KingdomJoined in January 2013
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I live with my husband Hugh in a small Edwardian house but its interior is very modern, minimalist and chic. We rent out a double bedroom with ensuite shower room in the basement where you would have your own separate entrance. Continental breakfast is provided with home made muesli, bread and marmalade.

We've had people staying here from all over the world and enjoy meeting new people - good to get a view from outside one's own country. We have travelled very extensively - in 2010 for nearly a year backpacking in Latin America.

I am a Quaker (look them up on ) which doesn't mean I am religious but it does mean I like to behave as ethically and responsibly as I can over all issues, particularly regarding the Quaker peace testimony and protecting the environment. A Quaker saying which I try to live up to is: "let your life speak".

Languages: Español, Français
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Response time: within a few hours

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