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Oxford. C16th Cottage In Courtyard Setting. Garden. Parking. Free Wifi.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage in Wheatley, Nr. Oxford, Oxfordshire, England - Village Location Within Walking Distance Of Shops, Post Office, Bank And Excellent Coffee Shop

Set in the courtyard of our own home, but completely separate and private, Gadbury Cottage is cosy and very comfortable whether your choice is for a winter or summer break. It offers an ideal location to discover Oxford and the nearby attractions of Oxford City, Blenheim Palace, Shotover Park, Waterperry Gardens, Otmoor nature reserve, the Chilterns and Cotswolds Hills. Wheatley has all the facilities to meet your immediate needs - 2 foodstores, baker, coffee shop, post office, bank and choice of restaurants and pubs. The village has a long history through it's location on the main coaching route from London to Oxford - it was once descibed as the most agreeable stopping place between Beaconsfield and Woodstock. Today it's transport links are still excellent being just 2 miles from the Thornhills Park and Ride and a similar distance from the M40. There are regular bus services to Oxford and to Haddenham/Thame train station. Central London is c53 miles and Heathrow c45 miles, both have good public transport links.

Mrs Jenny Steele
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Mrs Jenny Steele

My husband and I have recently retired and now have the time to focus our attention on our two holiday cottages. Between holiday lets we spend as much time as possible in our cottage in Devon as we love the area of the South Hams. We are also delighted to enable people to enjoy the wonderful City of Oxford and surrounding area whilst staying at our cottage in Wheatley.

Mrs Jenny Steele purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Mrs Jenny Steele chose Oxford

Proximity to Oxford and convenient village location.

What makes this cottage unique

Easy access to the City of Oxford with its many attractions, yet set in peaceful village location with lovely countryside roundabout and excellent places to enjoy walking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for an excellent stay, its so homely and welcoming, and we've had a lovely time. Trish and Katie Martin. January 2015.
Nov 2014
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Oxford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath with shower over, WC, basin and heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom on mezzanine floor with king size bed and plentiful wardrobe space. Separate single bedroom on ground floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Outside: Private section of our own garden is available for your use (our own dogs may visit occasionally!) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and are replaced for each let. Cleaned between each let.


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Oxford. C16th Cottage In Courtyard Setting. Garden. Parking. Free Wifi.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 55 reviews

Lovely venue, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Venue was very clean, good location, great hosts.

Would recommend

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Very comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice cottage with tasteful decor, very comfortable beds and a great heating system on what was a freezing weekend! So lovely and cosy. Excellent for access to Oxford and surrounding areas. Would we stay there again? Absolutely! So highly recommended.

Thank you from Simon & William Pell

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely old cottage

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend this cottage to people visiting the area. The cottage is both clean and well equipped, the wifi speed is also good quality.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Good quality, warm and welcoming from both the owners and the property itself, including the wine!

  • 5 of 5

Cosy but spacious with everything you need for a winter holiday - warmth, nice beds and a comfortable living space. Also a good kitchen and bathroom. Our toaster gave up the ghost on our first night but the owner replaced it with their own toaster, providing a new one the next day. Wheatley is also a pretty village with good bus links to Oxford so no car required! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay (especially the snow!).

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nice cosy cottage, location very good

  • 4 of 5

We stayed heee for 5 days. The cottage isnice, clean and cosy. Everything one needs for a comfortable stay are there. The hosts are lovely too.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Cozy in winter; owners helpful with travel advice

  • 5 of 5

For visitors from Canada, this historical stone property, and the views out of all windows, were unique, pretty! The cottage is clean with ample space for each activity. Beds were comfortable. A bottle of wine was supplied for a welcome; thank you very much for your helpful advice too.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heathrow 45 miles


Oxford City centre 5 miles, Woodstock and Blenheim 12 miles, Waterperry Gardens 3 miles, Otmoor nature reserve 5 miles, Shotover park 2 miles, Bicester Village 12 miles.

Further Details:

Wheatley has many facilities including a good restaurant at the Plough Inn on the London Road as well as an Indian restaurant in the High Street. There is an excellent coffee shop which supplies breakfasts, lunches and sandwiches etc. For food shopping there is a Co-op within easy walking distance along with a butcher, and baker who makes lovely Gluten free bread! There is a Barclays Bank, Post office and Library.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of £60 required to secure your booking. Balance will be due six weeks before commencement of holiday. Payment by Cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day but during low season or for short breaks this can be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.