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Oxford OX3 0PQ United Kingdom

Listing # 122806

Rates From GBP 2500 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, March 29, 2021

Detached, 5 bedroom house to let in Old Marston, Oxford

Spacious, detached, furnished family house to let in Old Marston from August 2021. Convenient for city centre and all the University buildings by bike, bus, car or walking through University Parks. It is also convenient for the John Radcliffe hospital and Brookes University. Ideally we are looking for a family who will take it and look after it for about one year.
Downstairs there is a large traditional kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga cooker (gas-fired), fridge, sink etc plus an adjoining ‘back’ kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier. There is a separate larder with freezer. Also downstairs are a dining room, a sitting room and a study. Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms (three doubles and two singles). The bedrooms are not ‘en suite’ but there are two bathrooms upstairs, one with a shower, and a cloakroom with a shower downstairs. The house has gas-fired central heating and there are open fireplaces in the study and sitting room.
The house is one of the old village houses of Marston (probably early eighteenth century) but has been extended several times over the years (most recently in the 1880s). It was originally a farm and there is still almost two acres of land attached; there is a large secluded and productive garden to which tenants have exclusive access and also about an acre of orchard with various fruit trees, blackberry thickets etc to which access is shared with the occupants of an adjoining bungalow. The area provides a sustainable source of logs for the fireplaces. The landlord is responsible for upkeep of the garden and orchard. There is private parking for cars and several bicycles are available for the use of tenants. There is space enough to keep well-behaved pets provided that we know about and have approved them in advance.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
235 Sq. Meters
Suited for
7 people
Property Type


Available from Sunday, August 1, 2021 onward
Minimum Stay
6 month(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Oxford
Postal Code - State or Province OX3 0PQ England
Country United Kingdom
Neighborhood Keywords Old Marston, Oxford
Closest University Oxford University
University nearby Brookes University

Rental Price:

GBP 2500 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Off Campus
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: Internet, TV licence provided; bicycles available


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I am a retired (emeritus) Professor of Physics at University of Southampton, UK. My late parents were academics at Oxford University and I grew up there in this large house and garden to which they moved in the early 1950's. My wife Anne Tropper (also Professor of Physics) and I now own this family home in Oxford and have been letting it on a year by year basis to academic visitors and their families until we will be ready to move there when we are fully retired.

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