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The White House, Oxford

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 7+1)

A family home, with 3 bedrooms (sleep 5) on second floor, and another 2 beds on third floor.

In addition there is a sofa bed in the lounge.

On the ground floor there is a modern kitchen with large fridge/freezer, microwave, cooker, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a dining room, and a lounge with a freeview TV. The house has wireless broadband in all rooms.

20mins on foot from the centre of Oxford, with easy bus transfer (bus stops 70m) and nearby shops.

Close to open countryside along River Cherwell.

The ideal place for a family to visit Oxford and the surrounding area.

Keywords: A family home near the middle of Oxford, yet close to open countryside

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Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Russian, Polish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About The Owner

Owned by a local doctor and his family.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2007

Why The Owner chose Oxford

A fantastic location for sightseeing in Oxford, and for country walks. Easy access to transport to London and other English cities.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet street ith little traffic. A delightful walk across the park into town.

Restaurant 70m away with excellent food.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed in The White House, Oxford for two months in the summer of 2013. The two double and o e single bedrooms were perfect for when my sisters came for short stays. There are also two attic bedrooms suitable for children.

The house is very well appointed including a good kitchen with everything you would need. An ensuite and a main bathroom is perfect.

But, it's the location of the house that was the standout feature for me. Bus stop just 100 metres down the road, a great convenience store nearby, and a fabulous easy walk into the city centre passing through fields (with cows) and a running weir. The house has a rear garden that could be lovely with a little attention and a separate dining room for great informal dining.

British free to air television is quite poor so connection to a basic pay TV package and a bigger TV would put this holiday let into the excellent range.

Owners are very helpful and friendly, they went out of their way for me.

I loved my stay at The White House and plan a revisit.
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Oxford in Oxford

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking


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The White House, Oxford
average rating of 4.9 based on 12 reviews

A Great Home Away From Home.

  • 5 of 5

The White House was a great home away from home for our family of one grandparent, two parents and four kids. We had plenty of space, a well stocked kitchen, and proximity to Oxford City Centre. We enjoyed our walks down the bike path into town. Our hosts were helpful and prompt. We wish we could have stayed longer. Definitely recommend this to others.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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lots of room, great location, walking distance to Oxford University campus

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect house for a family, lots of bedrooms, two dining areas, very spacious.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The White House - worthy of a US President!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 7 of us were getting together for a reunion over a weekend after meeting as students 25 years earlier. The location was ideal. Hanna was flexible about arrival / departure times, and was there to meet us punctually. It was clean, with everything we needed. The damages deposit was returned promptly. Thank you. We plan to be back!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay near Oxford

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect place to stay while we were visiting Oxford. It was very roomy for the four of us, with plenty of communal space as well as individual bedrooms. We enjoyed the daily walk across the meadow into the city, and were happy to return to "our" house each evening. We spent many happy hours in Oxford seeing the colleges, stores, pubs and gorgeous scenery. We found it easy to visit London for a day, and Blenheim Palace on another. It was also easy to return to Heathrow. The property manager was pleasant and very helpful with suggestions. I would recommend this property to anyone visiting Oxford, and if I return again this is the place I will book.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Visit to Oxford

  • 5 of 5

Our first foreign excursion! Coming from the US we had no idea what to expect. We came to visit our son who has been studying at Oxford. Everything was perfect - even better than the pictures! Comfortable beds, a wonderful kitchen and dining area, a lovely walk into City Center. My kids (17, 14 and 12) loved feeding the horses apples on our daily walk into the city. Rented a car one day to travel to the Cotswolds, well worth it. Punted on the Cherwell River, picnicked at Port Meadow, loved the taverns and shopping. The colleges are simply stunning. Communication with the owner was easy and payment was very smooth. The rooms are very comfortable and everything felt very much like home. I can't think of one negative thing to say about this house and it's proximity to everything! We walked everywhere and that was even pushing our 12 year old in a light weight special needs stroller. It was wonderful that our son was able to stay with us, it was a mini vacation for him as well. I would highly recommend this house!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent holiday accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We found the house warm and comfy, tastefully decorated, well equipped, with plenty of space, and very easy to use. We were a party of four individual adults and had a room each and ample communal room. We had a few minor queries about how things worked and they were answered promptly and cheerfully. The house was very well situated for our purposes, as we enjoyed the 20 minute walk into town across the meadow and through the university area. It is also handy for the ring road, so that we could easily visit relatives in north Oxford, and also make trips further afield. I would definitely want to return to the house in similar circumstances, and would be more than happy to recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Oxford, Cotswolds

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £45
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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