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SUMMER LET - Oxford Family Home with lovely garden. 10 mins' drive to city centre, quiet area, easy parking, all bills included. STILL AVAILABLE FOR 12 DAYS FROM JULY 7 -19.

Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Listing #122601

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Rates from GBP £595 | Weekly
Last Updated 355 days ago


DEAR ALL: OUR HOUSE IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR 12 DAYS FROM JULY 7 TO 19 - IT HAS BEEN RENTED FOR THE REST OF THE SUMMER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST! Our house is located on a quiet residential road, close to the centre of Oxford. Available July 7 until August 16 (or Aug 30 if needed). Rental rate is inclusive of all bills/utilites and extras (landline calls, Wi-Fi, car-club membership), only a cleaning fee of £60 will be added. We'd kindly ask you to water the garden if it's very hot and dry, and to look after our pets: we have two lovely cats (Millie and Molly), as well as a very low-maintenance fish-tank. The cats need feeding twice a day (and occasional cuddles), the fish feeding only (some flakes every other day). We can arrange some cover with neighbours in case you go away for trips overnight. The house is fully furnished. It is a standard English semi-detached house, which means rooms are small compared to American or continental-European standards, but we've made the most of the space and it's very comfortable. Especially the garden makes it stand out. It would suit a couple or a family with children, wanting an Oxford holiday, research trip or to scope out housing options in the town. We have rented the house to lovely families for the last 12 years. please note: photos will be updated shortly, we have made some changes/improvements (indoors), but I have yet to take pictures. The ground floor consists of an open plan kitchen/diner and living area with a corner sofa, smart TV and piano (the study - not pictured - will be used to store our personal belongings, so out of use). We're keen on cooking so there is lots of cooking equipment (plus the garden with your homegrown produce). Blender, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. There is a front garden and a lovely, mature garden to the rear with flowers, a vegetable garden & herb bed and fruit trees. Please harvest as much as you like! The first floor has three bedrooms: the master bedroom, one bigger kids' room with a lovely library and another, very small room with a sofabed which is used by our 11yo. The main bathroom with bath tub, shower and toilet is also upstairs, and there is a second toilet downstairs. The sofa in the living room can be turned into a double bed, so there's definitely space for the occasional guest(s). Three bikes are available in the garage. There is Wifi (fibre broadband) and you can use our landline to make calls, including international. If you do need a car: community car-share (co-wheels) is round the corner, and we can add you to our membership free of charge. About the neighbourhood We live on a quiet residential road, conveniently located for access to the city centre as well as trips outside Oxford. It is is a 10-15 min bus (or bike) ride into town, with the bus stop a 5 min walk away and buses running regularly every 10 min. Florence Park with a cafe, playgrounds and a tennis court is in walking distance, and lively Cowley Road with its many restaurants is close by. Even closer are the cafes and restaurants on Magdalen Rd/Iffley Rd. Iffley village is a 15 min walk from our house (Iffley Turn is one bus stop away), and from there, it's a lovely walk (or bike ride) into town along the river Thames. You have a fairly big shopping center with a medium-sized supermarket in walking distance (Sainsbury's), and two small supermarkets even closer (Co-op). A big Sainsbury's is less than 5 min by car. About Oxford Oxford is a beautiful city steeped in history, with lots to explore. It is on a main train line with direct links to London Paddington, Birmingham New Street and Cardiff. Oxford is a city that you can enjoy without relying on a car, but if you do have access to a car, there are many daytrips you can do: Blenheim Palace & Woodstock (20 minutes), Bicester Village Shopping Centre (an upscale outlet, 25 mins), the beautiful Cotswolds (30 mins) are all within easy reach. London is only an hour away and apart from the train, there is a very frequent 24 hour coach service that runs from Oxford to London with several convenient stops. Other possibilities include: Stratford-on-Avon, a medieval market town and the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare: an hour away. Portsmouth, home of famous ships the Mary Rose and HMS Victory: 90 minutes Bath, a beautiful town known for its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture: 90 minutes Brighton, a vibrant cosmopolitan seaside resort: 2 hours Cardiff, the capital of Wales: 2 hours




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Suited For

Property Type


From July 7, 2020 until July 19, 2020

Minimum Stay

1 Week | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: end date can be later


House in Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Closest University

Oxford University, Oxford Brookes University, John Radcliffe Hospital

Comments: quiet and residential, yet in cycling distance to the University and city centre


  • Suburban

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from GBP £595 Weekly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: All utilities included. £60 cleaning fee at the end of the stay.


The home is suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with my pet(s)

I would like help with plants or garden








Dedicated Parking








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