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Make a Self Catering Rental or Holiday Apartment in Oxford, England your Home Away from Home

Oxford is known as the “City of Dreaming Spires” for its wealth of stunning architecture. The historic buildings are associated with the 35 colleges which make up the oldest university in the English speaking world. This beautiful city is compact and crammed full of interesting buildings, churches and green spaces. The River Thames runs through the town, known as the Isis along this stretch, which is ideal for picnics, strolls and boating.  

Oxford is set in beautiful countryside for walking, cycling and touring by car from your well-located holiday rental. The city has a host of museums, galleries, theatres, parks and shops, including the world famous Blackwell’s Bookstore, to keep all the family happily amused. Many of the pubs in Oxford have interesting connections such as the Eagle and Child which was a favourite haunt of J.R.R.Tolkien and C.S.Lewis.

Things to Do in Oxford, England Take a Guided Walking Tour

The best way to learn about Oxford’s unique history is by taking a walking tour with a local guide. Not only will you learn about the many college buildings around the town centre, but the tours have access to some of the churches, gardens and colleges not open to the general public.

Checkout local history

Evidence of gruesome historical events can be seen on a visit to Balliol College, founded in 1263. Look for the blackened burn marks by the cross on Broad Street where Archbishop Cranmer and two other bishops were burned alive by Queen Mary in the mid-16th century for their protestant faith.

Punting on the River

Hire a boat and drift down the River Thames, known as the Isis along this stretch. Take a picnic and enjoy a romantic punt along the gentle meadow-lined waters. You can even hire someone to do the punting for you!

Places to Visit in Oxford, England Ashmolean Museum

This is the oldest public museum in Britain and was started when Elias Ashmole gave his collection of priceless artworks to Oxford University. Along with paintings by Monet, Manet and Renoir are an Egyptian mummy and the Alfred jewel, a crystal dating back to the times of King Alfred.

Christ Church College

The grandest and largest college in Oxford University is Christ Church. The 800 year old chapel is also known as Oxford Cathedral and has some magnificent artworks and treasures.

Carfax Tower

Carfax Tower is all that remains of the old Carfax Church which was demolished to make way for the road. Climb the steps up the 72-foot high tower and see spectacular views of Oxford and the surrounding countryside.

Weather in Oxford, England

Oxford enjoys mild winters and fairly dry summers from its inland postion in southern England. Winters rarely see snow and summers average highs of 72°F (22°C). The winters see slightly more rainfall than the summer months.

Travel to Oxford

The closest airports to Oxford are London Heathrow Airport and London Luton Airport which are both 39 miles from your holiday rental in Oxford.

Those wishing to drive through the lovely Oxfordshire countryside can easily reach Oxford along the A40 from the M5, from the M4 which runs to the south of Oxford, or from the M40 out of London.

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                                                                                                      We had 3 adult couples staying at the cottage. We had picked here because of its central location to places we had day trips planned.. Bath, Cotswold s, London, Oxford. Of course with this itinerary, a car is necessary. As hoped, it proved convenient for our plans. The place is located in the countryside, and very quiet. Occasionally, arriving at the end of the day, evidence of the garage tenet was visible, by the car parked there, but otherwise there was no indication that someone was there. There a a couple of pubs within a short (2 mi) drive. But, alas we did not have the opportunity to patronize them as we were out and about. The cottage itself was clean and comfortable, the only challenge being, timing use of the bathroom by 6 adults trying to get ready in the morning. All things considered it meet our needs.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect barn conversion in great location

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                                                                                                      The Stables was the perfect location for our stay in Oxford. Dominique and Craig were really accommodating and the barn is beautifully converted. We will definitely be back.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017