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Open fire, cable TV and fast Wi-FiSouth facing patio garden
Oxford city easy walk river cottage
Oxford city easy walk river cottage
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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The best of both worlds: cosy waterside terraced Victorian house on tranquil river island 10 minutes' walk Oxford centre, 5 to train station. Perfect for 2 but sleeps 4 comfortably. Open fire and log burner, sash windows, sunny patio garden, wi-fi.

The space

Peace and privacy, a place to relax by the fire or in the sunny garden, go on river walks from the doorstep to good pubs, yet within 10 minutes on foot to the historic centre of Oxford with its colleges, shops and restaurants. There's a king size bedroom for two with river and church views, a dressing room with a wrought iron staircase leading to an attic study (restricted headroom) with double bed. (A single foam fold out mattress is also available.) So it's ideal for 2 but can comfortably sleep 4.

Guest access

Guests have the house and garden to themselves. A step down from the upstairs bedroom, dressing room and loft room, there's a high ceilinged skylit bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower. Further down on the ground floor (the stairs are narrow and steep with a hand rail) there is a through living/dining room with both log burner and working fireplace, wooden floorboards, sash windows, a sofa, armchair, 2 pine tables and 4 chairs. An attractive kitchen leads from the dining room with French doors opening onto the patio garden. Cable TV, fast broadband/wifi.

Interaction with guests

I hope to be in Oxford at check-in to welcome guests. Access is by key safe for times I can't be there. I live and work in London but will be available by email/text/phone whenever needed. Otherwise, guests have complete privacy.

Other things to note

Please note that while the rooms with beds are private and on different floors, they are separated by a dressing room, curtained archway and staircase, rather than doors.

This is a cosy house displaying the character of its age, rather than a shiny modern let.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Extra people $10 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $100 NZD
Security Deposit $299 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $217 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 floor mattress
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 11PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Sorry, no smoking in the house and please respect the near neighbours' peace - it's a friendly but quiet neighbourhood. Well behaved pets considered. Please leave the place as you'd hope to find it if you were me: secure and as clean and tidy as possible. Many thanks.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
3 nights minimum stay.
From Oct 30, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

119 Reviews

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April User Profile
November 2017
This place was perfect. I would go again if ever I need a place.

Alex User Profile
November 2017
On the whole we really enjoyed the stay. The house was well appointed and very convenient for access to central Oxford. You have obviously given a lot of thought to the amenities, and the instructions and guide information where really helpful.

Sandra User Profile
November 2017
Kate’s river view cottage is so cute! It is cozy and comfortable in a lovely, quiet part of Oxford. It is close to local transit and walking distance to central Oxford. We loved our stay!

Justin User Profile
October 2017
Kate’s place is exactly as she describes and more. The location is fantastic for access to town, the train station and the Motorway. Supermarkets are very close, as is the Seacourt Park and Ride. Parking is an issue, so this is good. Kate has thought of everything that her guests might need. The house is very clean, warm and comfortable.

Kepkee User Profile
October 2017
I was staying at Kate's beautiful house for a week at Oxford. The entire experience from the moment I booked the house until the day I checked out was absolutely fantastic. This was definitely the best airbnb stay I ever had! Kate was an excellent host that replied very promptly to my questions about the neighbourhood and provided extremely clear instructions for the house and for getting around and enjoying oxford. She prepared and thought about everything to make our stay as perfect as it could be. The house itself was very well-equipped, clean and beautiful like depicted in the pictures. It is well-located within walking distance from the main city center. The neighbourhood is quiet and peaceful. I would definitely recommend this listing to anyone who is looking for an amazing experience in Oxford !

Barbara User Profile
October 2017
Kate' house is a wonderful, bright, well equipped and perfectly kept place to stay at. Close to the Thames path it is located in an absolutely quiet part of Oxford and still in short distance to the station as well as the city centre. For us it was an ideal starting point for visiting Oxford, its sights but also for day trips to the Cotswolds. Kate was very welcoming and lovely to communicate with. We definitely recommend this place and would love to come back someday!

James User Profile
October 2017
Kate's place is a perfect secluded retreat, just a few minutes walk from the centre of Oxford. The house is an ideal base from where we could explore the sites or just relax and unwind. I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a wonderful city break.

London, United KingdomJoined in July 2014
Kate User Profile

I live and work in London but Oxford is a place I've had connections with for many years, going back to when I was a student there, so I look forward to sharing with guests this place I still love to visit and the unique corner of it where the property is.
My work for many years was in TV advertising and is now in the poetry world. I'm also a published poet.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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