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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 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:
February 21, 2017

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 South Oxfordshire

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Oxford. C16th Cottage In Courtyard Setting. Garden. Parking. Free Wifi.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 25 reviews

Great character

  • 5 of 5

A lovely characterful cottage in a great location. Excellent quality furnishings. A spacious mezzanine bedroom with a king sized bed. Plenty of space to park. Regular buses from Wheatley into Oxford. The village has lots of amenities, pubs, butcher, baker, cafes, supermarket, so you can get whatever you need. A great base for our short break of 3 nights.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Deceptively spacious but cosy, everything clean and lovely linen and towels. Gorgeous friendly dog!!

  • 5 of 5

Wheatley had a good range of shops and restaurants, we ate very well! Good bus service to Oxford and close to lots of interesting places. We would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Very good property clean and well equiped with a lovely stove

  • 5 of 5

My wife ,children and I visited recently and we had a very enjoyable stay. The house is cosy and warm and vey comfortable. The interior consists of a double height space with roofed timbered frame and stairs leading to a large double room on the mezzanine level (which is very rustic!) .A separate bathroom kitchen and bedroom are on the lower levels- all nicely decorated.There is also patio adjacent to the house which is nicely landscaped and the house opens onto an internal landscaped yard. All in all a perfect location for visiting Oxfordshire . There is a nice bakery nearby ,a local shop and pubs and restaurants. Wheatley is very picturesque and easily accessible from the m25. Jenny the friendly owner met us on arrival and left us to our own devices until leaving .

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Beautiful place to stay in Oxford

  • 5 of 5

I would give this place to stay 5 stars on everything, everything you need is there very comfortable and private .Oxford is a short bus ride away lovely village pubs and restaurants/ shops just a stroll away . Village is quiet with everything you need in walking distance so if your looking for a nice relaxing stay in a lovely cottage your able to park up your car with oxford on your doorstep . Lovely friendly owners - just wished there was more availability ! Would definitely book again

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Perfect cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cosy cottage in a great location for visiting Oxford and the local area. Very comfortable and I felt very safe staying on my own, walking around Wheatley. Lovely hosts who leave you be but are there when you have questions!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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English Cottage Charm

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quiet peaceful . Yet another place in the English Countryside with

charm and history behind it.

Our stay went well and we traveled in and out of Wheatley for day trips.

Always nice to return to the peace and quiet of the cottage at days end.

Hope others enjoy their stay also.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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

Oxford Cottage Rental Rates

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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.
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Oxford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • 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
  • non smoking only
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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