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Wroxton House

Oxford, Oxfordshire (Ref. 915875)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "The house has a great location with frequent buses into Oxford."

    There's a sharp kerb up to the drive which can be a problem for low bodied cars like ours and the drive is only big enough for two vehicles. The house is spacious and has comfortable beds and chairs, and the heating made it cosy and warm. The grand piano would make it difficult to seat more than four people in the sitting room. The 1930s style and furniture and fittings are a novelty, but the house does need some TLC and upgrading in terms of quality of equipment and some of the decor in order to meet the usual standards of rented holiday accommodation today. Many people have commented on the tiny fridge freezer which is definitely not big enough for a house for 6 and WiFi is not an unreasonable expectation these days too. But we did enjoy our stay in Oxford which offers so much to visitors.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2021

  • "The house is in an ideal location for oxford but parking on a straight drive means only 1 of 2 cars can be easily moved."

    No internet is an issue when most venues want prebooking. Fridge/freezer is inadequate if you wish to eat in all week. the two toilets have no washbasin. some mattresses need replacement. some TLC needed throughout the house and its fittings

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2021

  • "Lovely, quirky house in a very convenient location."

    Easy for buses, local groceries and has nice walks nearby. Great especially if you have a car as access is easy and traffic relatively light (for Oxford!). We loved the period furnishings.

    Reviewed by KatharineMay 2021

  • "The house and garden are both lovely, and it was so convenient for walking in to Oxford by the river."

    I really liked the Co-Op shop nearby, which sold everything we needed. There was also a bus stop very close by, so getting into the city was easy. We walked the dog in Florence Park every day, which was brilliant.

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2021

  • "Great location and a beautiful house - a delighful step back in time into the 1930s but without missing out on any modern conveniences."

    A short walk only from the Isis and the towpath, with a lovely walk downstream to the beautiful village of Iffley. Great to be able to park outside the house and take the bus into the city centre from the nearby bus stop. The house itself was the epitome of elegance with the french windows opening out onto the spacious garden. A wonderfully convenient location and comfortable house for the whole family to enjoy a week of our summer holidays. Highly recommended and hope to stay at Wroxton House again in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by SionJul 2020

  • "Wroxton House is an excellent house well appointed and is close to bus routes and the city center."

    I would have no hesitation in recommending this as a centre for visiting the Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace and the city of Oxford. The only slight improvement I think should be made as that the fridge public freezer is too small especially if there are six adults sharing. We enjoyed our stay – the main purpose of which was to attend the graduation of my daughter at New College Oxford.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2019

  • "Another lovely holiday in another lovely cottage from Sykes Cottages and the most important factor to us being dog lovers is that our Jack Russell ,Tilly was with us the whole holiday and we had a great holiday."

    . Wroxton Cottage had great qualities it is a lovely old detached house very quaint and only a 7 minute walk from a good set of shops including a very tasty fish n chip shop!!! Another added bonus to us . as we enjoyed the beautiful garden in this cottage we watched Red Kites circling in the sky above!! It’s. a great way to take a holiday we have chosen from Sykes Cottages before and we look forward to choosing from them again!!

    Reviewed by JoyMay 2019

  • "I very much enjoyed the atmosphere of this house and its lovely garden."

    It was a very lucky find so close to central Oxford and to the Thames (Isis) allowing pleasant walks to both Oxford and Iffley. It proved to be an excellent location for a small 70th birthday party with my family. The piano was a great hit with our youngest visitor. Christine, one of the owners, was very welcoming and friendly and put us at our ease and was also very helpful when we left. Oxford, whilst very lively was not as crowded as over the summer. The modern facilities all worked and my husband, who was confined to the house, said that he loved the house and felt that it was well worth the effort of going. The proximity of shops and regularity of buses were considerable advantages and enabled me to make the best use of the limited time available to enjoy the cultural events on offer. I would recommend the Bate Museum of Musical instruments and the free recitals in churches and colleges. Details of these are posted around the Bodleian area, another place for excellent free exhibitions. Wandering around the central lanes often rewards with unexpected views of architectural gems, Queen's Lane and Merton Lane are among my favourites. Also, Oxford is an outstanding place for people-watching. Fiona, Wollaton, Nottingham

    Reviewed by FionaMay 2019

  • "The house had everything we needed for a family weekend."

    Ideally placed accommodation for Oxford and the surrounding areas. Staying so we could be near the finish of the Thames 100 run for a participating family member and able to walk along the lovely Thames path to the finish.

    Reviewed by RosemaryMay 2019

  • "It is a really interesting experience to stay in a property that has been authentically preserved as if it was still the 1930's."

    it feels a bit surreal at first, almost like being on a film set, but you soon adjust. the house and garden are both lovely, and we were very comfortable and had everything that we needed. only slight issue we had was that we found mobile phone signal to be very intermittent (may depend on your network) and there is no wi-fi so would recommend you go "old school" and bring maps and guide books with you rather than think you'll look things u as you go along! the property is very well situated for exploring Oxford and the surrounding area. its about a half hour level walk into Oxford via the towpath alongside the river. alternatively a number 3 bus goes past the house about every 15 minutes. although there's obviously masses to do in Oxford but its worth doing the quarter hour stroll along the river in the opposite direction to Iffley Lock as well. and we also drove out to Dorchester, Burford, Bibury, Lechlade and Cricklade all of which were lovely.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2019

  • "The service was good but the property ist in a very bad condition"

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2018

  • "Wir wurden von der Eigentümerin sehr freundlich empfangen."

    Liebenswertes altes Haus mit Einrichtung teilweise aus den 30´er Jahren. Küche mit Geschirrspüler/Mikrowelle sowie dazugehörigem Inventar ausreichend ausgestattet. Betten sind bequem, nur leider als französische Betten für uns gefühlt zu schmal. Und dann noch eine Bettdecke für zwei Personen... ist aber in England/Frankreich nun mal so. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Schöner eingewachsener Blumengarten mit Sitzecke. Ansonsten gute Lage zur Innenstadt, auch zu Fuß gut erreichbar. Eine Buslinie fährt fast vor der Haustür zur Innenstadt. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten direkt in der Nähe. Pkw-Stellplatz direkt vor der Haustür. Leider war ein kleines Schlafzimmer aufgrund eines Wasserschadens nicht nutzbar und Schimmel diesbezüglich an einer Wand sichtbar, dies sollte entfernt/behoben werden.

    Reviewed by MarioJul 2018

  • "A perfectly located property designed and layed out 1940's style."

    It's like travelling back in time (with a few modern features added) beautiful holiday.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2016

  • "Coal fires are only available from October."

    Central heating not working as advertised but fortunately it was a warm week after first day and after condensation had dried out. Directions for finding cottage would have been better mentioning Peugeot garage on same side and start looking for the cottage from there. On the positive side there was always lots of very hot water for bath etc.and you would have been hard pressed to look for a kitchen implement that was not provided. the cottage was in a most convenient situation. We never needed to use the car to get into Oxford as there was a most pleasant twenty minute walk along the river bank to the town centre.

    Reviewed by DoreenSep 2016

  • "We found the house very convenient for our holiday in and around Oxford."

    When you stepped into the house you felt that it was a very friendly and loving house and a lot of good times were had under this roof.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and basin
  • Separate WC
  • Shower room with shower only
  • Ground floor WC
  • Utility
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Walk-in pantry
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fires
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, WiFI,TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, telephone (incoming calls only), selection of books and games
  • Wifi will be available from 9/4/22
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Garage for 1 car, plus off road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned gardens with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 1 mile
  • River Thames footpath 10 mins walk
  • Note: The AGA is only decorative
  • Note: Wroxton House is on a bus route and road noise can be heard when in the garden
  • Note: Sleeps 6 people including infants
  • Note: Property accepts bookings with arrivals on Saturdays only
  • Note: The bedrooms are dressed with blankets and eiderdowns
  • Note: Due to Covid-19 we are unable to accept requests for duvets at present

The property

Oxford 1 mile.

A unique detached 1930's house, with a mock Tudor facade, located just 10 minutes’ walk from the River Thames and one mile from the centre of Oxford.

This charming Oxford cottage, built using timbers from Wroxton Abbey Estate, retains interior furnishings typical of a 1930s house, but with modern amenities and provides spacious accommodation, ideal for a family get together or city break with friends.

Boasting many character features including original oak floors, tiled fireplaces and a stunning oak staircase, this delightful Oxford cottage has four spacious bedrooms dressed with blankets and eiderdowns, typical of the time period, although duvets can be provided on request at the time of booking.

The sitting room at this cottage in Oxford boasts an open fire and baby grand piano, whilst the dining room also has an open fire, along with French windows to the rear lawned garden.

The well-equipped kitchen has a Belfast sink, a decorative AGA and a dining area, and why not relax in the garden at the end of the day, whilst enjoying a refreshing drink and planning the following day's activities?

This Oxford cottage has the benefit of being on a bus route, plus just a short walk away is Iffley village with its Norman church, whilst the thriving University city of Oxford, with its many shops, pubs and restaurants, is just one mile away and can be accessed via a riverside walk along the Thames.

A truly unique Oxford cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Oxford, the oldest university city in England and known as 'The City of Dreaming Spires’ has an abundance of prestigious attractions, namely the 38 colleges of the university, the oldest university teaching room, Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens, as well as playing host to many festivals and markets. Enjoy a 'punt' on the River Cherwell, take a boat trip on the River Thames or visit the many individual shops, riverside pubs, cafes and the ancient buildings that this charming city has to offer. Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site is just a short drive away where many walks can be enjoyed around the Capability Brown landscaped parkland, great lake and the beautiful village of Woodstock. Also close by is Henley-on-Thames with its annual Royal Regatta, attracting thousands of visitors each year to watch over 200 races on this charming part of the river. Cotswold Wildlife Park, one of the most beautiful in the country, is also worth a visit and is home to many rare and endangered species, and why not visit the many attractive Cotswold villages in the area? A little further afield Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, Warwick with its magnificent castle and Royal Leamington Spa make a lovely day out for all the family, plus London can be easily reached by coach. A memorable holiday destination at any time of year.

Region Information

Note: Property accepts max. 6 guests inc. infants.
Note: Property can accommodate bookings with a Saturday arrival only.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200 which is made payable to the owner 1 week prior to arrival.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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