Where to stay around Oxford?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 279 holiday lettings near Oxford. From 83 houses to 80 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Oxford for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Oxford?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Oxford. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • University of Oxford: 462 holiday lettings
  • Iffley Road Track: 420 holiday lettings
  • Oxford Town Hall: 433 holiday lettings
  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History: 457 holiday lettings
  • Sheldonian Theatre: 437 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Oxford listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Oxford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 83 houses in Oxford. Our other popular types of Oxford holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 80 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 76 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 24 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including chateaus and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Oxford?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Oxford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Oxford – England's studious old master

    Rows of Gothic churches and the beige-coloured Headington stone of Oxford's world-class colleges are what bookend the two sides of this enchanting city. Between the lot is a town that bears the hallmarks of somewhere ancient – unplanned streets wiggle this way and that, alleys shoot away under filigreed medieval gates. You'll want your thinking cap at the ready because the Bodleian Library and the famous Ashmolean Museum both beckon. You'll also do well to channel your inner student – the English pubs are packed with them. From townhouses to country cottages, Oxford holiday rentals await…

    Learn and admire in Oxford

    There's really no better way to see this handsome city than from a traditional English punt. The Magdalen Bridge Boathouse on the idyllic Water Meadow is the place to find them, before drifting off along the Cherwell River, past world-famous university buildings, and leafy meadows where picnics are a summertime must. Those who prefer dry land can rent a bike. You'll soon get used to the occasional cobbled alley as you zoom between the teahouses and bookshops that abound.

    Swotting up in Oxford

    If you're the sort that likes pre-history, dinosaur bones and world-famous art mixed in with your English cream teas and punting sessions, Oxford holiday rentals can oblige. First comes the iconic Ashmolean Museum. There's a real Indiana Jones vibe as you flit between the priceless oriental vases and the death portraits of Egyptian mummies. Next is the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, packed with roaring T. rex skeletons and extinct dodo samples. And then there's the Pitt Rivers Museum, where mysterious and far-flung cultures come to life.

    Wait for the blooms in Oxford

    It sure is possible to enjoy Oxford's reams of culture and class in the wintertime – the museums stay open between December and March and so do the pubs and tearooms. That said, there's nothing that can beat this green and leafy town in spring and summer. Months like April and May start the blooms in the meadows and have the famous boat races between universities, while June to August has the hottest days for punting and wandering the cobbled lanes.

    Oxford is bucolic England

    Oxford itself is an uber-green city. Parks are everywhere, fringing the River Cherwell and lining the university buildings with pretty rose gardens and blooming wildflowers. If you head out of town, then it's quintessential English countryside that takes over. There's the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just to the west, where rolling hills and farms and dales have owls and falcons. There's the Chiltern Hills AONB in the other direction, with its undulating landscapes of peaks and troughs.