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Very Spacious Property With Large Garden In The Heart of Oxfordshire

People15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 3,510 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Detached house, 6 bedrooms, 2 Sitting Rooms, 15 people

Available to rent throughout the year, this Oxfordshire holiday let is a very spacious house located in the quiet rural village of Goosey. Longacre has a large garden and looks out on to the lovely village green which is about 18 acres where the monks of ancient Oxford once farmed their geese — hence the name. It sleeps 13 comfortably in beds plus there is a sofa bed, in the summer house (that doesn't lock) and a zed bed (suitable for a child or a very light adult). Ideal for short breaks (minimum 3 nights) or longer rentals. Fabulous for family get-togethers or groups of friends; children and pets are welcome (sorry but no Hen or Stag parties or a groups under the age of 22)

Accommodation & Facilities

1. Utilities: Range Cooker and standard cooker, Microwave, 2 x Fridge/Freezer, Washing machine, Tumble Drier and all other standard utilities.

2. Rooms: Bedrooms (6), Bathrooms (4), large Kitchen, Dining room and 2 Sitting rooms. Generous halls and utility room.

3. Beds: 3 x King, 2 x double (2 singles beds are in with the bunk bed) and a single. Linen and towels provided.

4. Outside: Large landscaped garden and terrace with seating and Charcoal fuelled BBQ.

5. Access: Lots of parking space.

6. Technical: 2 x LCD Digital TV, DVD, Wifi

Further details

We offer a spacious and fully equipped kitchen (please note the AGA in the picture has been replaced with a professional range cooker), a dining room and 2 large living rooms with plenty of seating.

There are 6 bedrooms that include:

3 king beds

1 double bed

2 single beds with bunk bed

1 single bed

There are 4 bathrooms, 3 of which are new and en-suite. Longacre also has a large landscaped garden with a terrace on which there is a barbeque, 3 picnic tables and plenty of chairs for dining outside.

More Details

Property Manager
Amber
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Amber

This is a picture of us in one of many local pubs. We also live in Goosey so we're close by to help! We have 3 children, couple of ponies, dogs, cat and chickens. Marcus is a racing journalist and I (Amber) look after Longacre, sell upholstered furniture and I'm a full time Mum etc.

Amber Armytage, who runs Longacre, is a mother of three and lives just across the green.

Amber purchased this house in 2014

Why Amber chose Faringdon

This property is the perfect property for a friends (not stags or hens though!) and family get together because it's spacious and sleep 13 in beds plus a zed bed.

Longacre is in the most beautiful part of England with the benefit of being an hour and a half from London by car (depending on time of day) 50 mins by train. Goosey is close to many historical towns with many other great attractions, please see the website: www.holidayletoxfordshire.co.uk.

What makes this house unique

If you're into riding there is a riding school in Goosey called Asti.

Longacre is the perfect place for a family and friends get together. It is close to the Uffington White Horse, the Ridgeway, the Cotswolds and the upper reaches of the Thames. All this and only 80 miles from central London. The Roman towns of Cirencester, Bath and Cheltenham are all within an hour.

Only 25 minutes from Oxford

and smaller market towns of Wantage and Faringdon (10 minutes) while Stanford-in-the-Vale is even closer. See more information in the Local Area page.

www.holidayletoxfordshire.co.uk

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Wonderful space for all 12 of us. The garden was lovely. Beds very confortable and younger generation had their own space with 2 living rooms!!"
Jun 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Faringdon in Vale of White Horse District

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3510 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - En-suite
    Bathroom 3 - En-suite
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Reviews

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Very Spacious Property With Large Garden In The Heart of Oxfordshire
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

Great house in a picturesque village

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house over a weekend to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary. The house is very spacious with lots of living space - we were 14 adults and 2 children staying and it didn’t feel crowded!

Amber gave me some great recommendations for eating out and places to visit.

We all had a great weekend and will be recommending this house to our friends!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely homely property with all you need plus more.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family weekend at Longacres. The whole experience was superb. There was plenty of space for the 14 of us (17yrs to 88yrs plus a little dog). The house itself had all we needed and those extra finishing touches from Amber made it even better. (Flowers and my favourite chocolates welcomed us, plus lovely hand wash, washing up bits and pieces & salt)

The weather was amazing for us and we enjoyed spending time in the garden, bbqing and sitting underneath the trees for some shade. Exploring the village for a cool dog walk later in the evenings was lovely.

We needed to do a food shop and found the combination of Waitrose and Aldi next to each other very handy. (On the road into Faringdon).

We would thoroughly recommend this property and am sure we’ll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review, you were fab guests!! Please come again! Best wishes Amber
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5

Excellent property with plenty of space to relax and enjoy some family time.

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay here. The house easily hosted our family party of 14 for our daughter's wedding in Oxford. There was plenty of space for everyone to relax comfortably. The house was well equipped and all the bedrooms were beautifully presented. Thank you for making our stay a home from home.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review and we hope to see you again one day! Amber and Marcus
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5

Lovely property with bags of room. Garden beautiful and plenty of space for children to run around.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and spacious with comfortable rooms, well equipped kitchen and utility.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks! We hope to welcome you again one day. Amber
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light versatile house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed, 12 of us, comfortably at Longacre and enjoyed its many versatile spaces. We loved the open fire and comfy sofas, the big kitchen, the outdoor space and the warm welcome from Amber. We could have done with a footpath map as we got lost trying to get to the pub over the fields. We had lovely trips out to the Uffington White Horse and into Oxford, but mainly we just enjoyed relaxing in this lovely house and garden. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Please book again soon! Best wishes Amber
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Really lovely home.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home for group gatherings. Worked really well having the two lounges, especially with the children who used one and the grownups were in the other. Brilliant big kitchen too. Bedrooms are all spacious and really comfortable

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Very pleased you are coming again in March! Best wishes Amber
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Location

Car: necessary

An ideal holiday let in Oxfordshire

Longacre is the perfect place for a family and friends get together. It is close to the Uffington White Horse, the Ridgeway, the Cotswolds, the upper reaches of the Thames. All this and only 80 miles from central London. The Roman towns of Cirencester, Bath and Cheltenham are all within an hour.

Only 20 minutes from Oxford

Not so long ago there were seven working farms located around the green and although the dairy cows which once roamed it are no longer there it remains very rural. It has easy access to Oxford (20 minutes) and the smaller market towns of Wantage and Faringdon (10 minutes) while Stanford-in-the-Vale is even closer. See more information in the Local Area page.

Goosey

Goosey is in the middle of what is known locally as the Vale of the White Horse, an area to the north of the racing centre of Lambourn, its surrounding downland and the Ridgeway, the ancient track which runs 87 miles from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Avebury in Wiltshire. This national trail is popular with walkers, runners, riders and off-road cyclists.

Oxford

The county capital Oxford, “the city of dreaming spires” is only 20 minutes away. It boasts numerous theatres, museums, historic university buildings, a covered market and activities such as punting on the river Cherwell.

Woodstock

Five miles west of Oxford is Blenheim Palace in the small Cotswold town of Woodstock, a stunning home given to the 1st Duke of Marlborough by the nation after his victory in the battle of Blenheim 1704. It was also the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill and he is buried in the next door village.

Bampton

Bampton is a village just north of the Thames. It is best known for the church scenes in Downton Abbey though the locals play it down. Highclere Castle, where the bulk of the series is filmed is half an hour away.

The Cotswold Wildlife Park

The Cotswold Wildlife Park, particularly popular with children is 25 minutes away by the stunning historical town of Burford (My Grandparents went there on honeymoon).

Lambourn

Lambourn houses over 1000 racehorses and is characterised by large areas of open grassland gallops. The 2015 Grand National winner Many Clouds is trained there as well as the highest rated chasers of modern times Sprinter Sacre, whilst the winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2015 is trained in the next door village, Letcombe Bassett.

Bicester

If you enjoy a little retail therapy there’s Bicester Village half an hour away.

Giffords

During the summer Giffords a magical village green circus, tours much of the locality, I couldn’t recommend it highly enough is you’re staying for any length of time but book early to avoid disappointment.

Wantage

Wantage is small market town (5 miles from Goosey), which has a market every Wednesday and Saturday and other supermarkets and shops. It’s where King Alfred (849) and Lester Piggott (widely regarded as one of the greatest flat racing jockeys of all time) were both born. A statue of King Alfred stands in the centre of the market square - there is not one of Lester yet....

Faringdon

Faringdon is also a small market town (4 miles from Goosey). Faringdon stands on a hill overlooking the Thames. The Folly, a prominent tower, can be seen for miles around particularly at Christmas when it is lit up. Market day is every Tuesday with a Farmers' market on the first Tuesday in every month.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

All bookings are Friday to Friday or weekends.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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