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Idyllic country cottage, close to central Oxford
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Entire cottage · 6 guests · 4 beds · 1 bathroom

Idyllic country cottage, close to central OxfordUnique location - charming, cosy cottage in tiny peaceful village, yet so close to central Oxford. Set in converted stables of historic farmhouse, with country views, next to beautiful Port Meadow. Spacious living room, three double bedrooms, fully equipped farmhouse kitchen, family bathroom with shower over bath and utiity room. Private garden area. Short stroll, cycle or drive takes you into the heart of the city. The Perch riverside gastropub 1 min walk and Waitrose superstore 5 min drive.

Bagpuss Cottage Stunning 2 bedroom cosy cottage
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Entire cottage · 4 guests · 2 beds · 2.5 bathrooms

Bagpuss Cottage Stunning 2 bedroom cosy cottageStunning open plan 2 bedroom cottage on the edge of the Cotswolds in the village of Curbridge nr Witney & Bampton, nestled in the private grounds of Willow House. Brand new and only just completed to a high standard. The perfect combination of character features including a wood-burner, flagstone flooring alongside modern facilities which include underfloor heating, wifi, smart TV, Sky, Netflix and an echo dot. Nespresso coffee maker and kitchen stocked with modern appliances.

The Old Bakehouse—Quintessential Cotswold Cottage
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Entire cottage · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bathroom

The Old Bakehouse—Quintessential Cotswold CottageThe cottage is over 350 years old, built in honey coloured Cotswold stone. It retains its exposed beams, floorboards, flagstone floors and the original cast-iron bread oven doors from its days as a working bakery. Open the French doors to the flagstone courtyard for a BBQ supper or snuggle down by the log burning stove with a glass of wine. Enjoy walks through the village woods to the river or just long soaks in the cast iron roll top bath (please note there is no walk-in or stand-up shower). The cottage is now connected to the villages new super fast fiber broadband service should you need to work.

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Houses in Oxford

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Mill Street.
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1 of 3 unique large double or twin bed rooms
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Self-contained, private double, central Oxford.
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Single room in Oxford home, close to Oxford centre
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Modern East Oxford Home with Parking
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Oxford 2BR Garden Home nr JR Hospital & Brookes
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Nice single room in Oxford2
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Single Room in Private House
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Quiet ground floor garden flat with free parking
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Central Oxford House/garden/parking/pro cleaned!
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  2. Elsfield
Fern at Church Farm Retreats - Luxury Country Stay
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  2. Cumnor
The Studio: rural riverside setting near Oxford

Pet-friendly cottages

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  2. Charlbury
Dolly's, a charming cosy cottage with log burner
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  2. North Leigh
Cosy 2 Bed cottage New Yatt Farm
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Coachmans Cottage, Witney, Superb location
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  2. Brill
Elegant Countryside Cottage near Oxford
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  2. Kirtlington
Gorgeous country cottage
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  2. Eynsham
Beautiful old cottage in the heart of Eynsham
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  2. Taston
Secluded Cotswolds Cottage Near Oxford
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  2. Stonesfield
★ Cottage ideal for Blenheim, Oxford & Cotswolds ★
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  2. Eynsham
Beautiful old cottage in the heart of Eynsham.
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  2. Chadlington
unique cottage in sought after Cotswold location
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  2. North Leigh
Glenfield Cottage -Secluded luxury in Oxfordshire
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  2. Chadlington
Light, spacious cottage in Cotswold village

Cottages with kitchens

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  2. Ducklington, Witney
5* Luxury, Spacious, 2 Bed, Cotswold Cottage
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  2. Crowmarsh Gifford
Gardeners’ Cottage (Georgian stable conversion)
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  2. Ewelme
Stunning Cottage Nestled in the Chiltern Hills
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  2. Aylesbury
Luxurious Converted Dairy in countryside setting
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  2. Northmoor
Thatched 17th Century Cottage
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Cosy Chilterns character retreat with EV point
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  2. Wallingford
Detached private cottage with private parking.
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  2. North Leigh
North Leigh home - entire annex with amenities
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Well equipped private annex apartment
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  2. Headington
The Coach house in Oxford
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  2. Chipping Norton
Maple Cottage, Chipping Norton - Central Location
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Historic cottage in the centre of town

Your guide to Oxford

Welcome to Oxford

History lives, breathes, eats, drinks, shops, celebrates, and gets its degree in Oxford, a university city where the halls of learning are temples to Gothic architecture, and the streets you shop in can be traced back 1,000 years. Oxford has Saxon towers and a Norman castle, medieval pubs, and a host of atmospheric libraries, churches, museums, and modern art galleries. But nothing beats the romantic spires and magnificent exteriors of the ancient colleges that dominate the city’s skyline. Step into their courtyards and you’ll find acres of hidden green lawns and gardens, while the banks of the River Cherwell are lined with meadows and parks. For all its bustle, there are plenty of places to find peace in Oxford, and its location between the Cotswolds and the Chiltern hills makes it a great place from which to explore some stunning English countryside.


How do I get around Oxford?

Oxford is one hour from London by train, and there’s a direct bus from London Heathrow (LHR), the United Kingdom’s biggest and busiest international airport. The station is a 15-minute walk from the town's compact and easily walkable centre. There you’ll find hop-on-hop-off tour buses, and an excellent local bus network for longer distances. Traffic gets busy in town and parking can be hard to find and costly; if you’re visiting by car, park-and-ride bus services can ferry you in from the outskirts of town, and taxis and rideshares are widely available. Oxford is a popular cycling city — its dockless bike share scheme includes electric bikes. Consider taking to the river, too – punts, pedalos, and rowing boats are all a fun way to explore.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Oxford?

Summer gets the best weather and also the most visitors, although during July and August, most of the students have gone home, which evens it out. Oxford is a very floral city and springtime can be particularly lovely, while autumn is a delightful time for crisp walks among the changing colours. May can be busy for the academic community. It begins with May Morning, when students gather at Magdalen Bridge to salute the dawn and street festivities follow to celebrate the coming of spring. For the rest of the month, students in gowns flap along the street to their exams, and celebrate their conclusion with any number of balls and festivities; there’s usually lots of outdoor theatre to enjoy too. But this is a city of unceasing culture, whose playhouses, cinemas, and music venues are busy year round.


What are the top things to do in Oxford?

Worcester College

At only 300 years old, Worcester is a comparatively young college, but the 19th-century landscaping of its grounds make it one of the most breathtaking. With 26 acres of lawns, gardens, and playing fields, it’s a gorgeous retreat in the very centre of town, and even has its own orchard and lake — not to mention a picturesque cricket pavilion.

The Covered Market

Filled with independent traders, the stalls of this market have been serving Oxford with fresh produce, clothing, and other goods for nearly 250 years. It’s a great place to browse alongside the locals, pick up a coffee, stop for a bite, or just duck in for some shelter if it’s raining.

Port Meadow

Just a short walk from the train station, this 86-acre flood plain beside the River Thames is a huge open space to the north of the city centre great for walking, cycling, picnicking, and even swimming. Whatever you come for, you’re bound to encounter plenty of wildlife, be it the cattle that graze here, the migrating birds and wildfowl that are regular visitors, or its very own clan of wild ponies.

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