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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
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:
May 19, 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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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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Oxford. C16th Cottage In Courtyard Setting. Garden. Parking. Free Wifi.
average rating of 4.875 based on 33 reviews

Sehr schönes Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Der Aufenthalt in diesem wunderschönes Cottage war sehr erholsam. Als Ausgangsbasis für die Erkundung der Umgebung war das Cottage wunderbar.

Wir haben die Zeit hier sehr genossen und können uns vorstellen hier wieder zu wohnen.

Familie Steel waren nette Gastgeber und sehr hilfsbereit.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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A very comfortable stay in a quiet village close to the bustle of Oxford

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was excellent and we travelled in and out of Wheatley for day trips as near as Oxford

and as far as Hughenden Manor.

It was always nice to return to the peace and quiet of the cottage after each day out. There is a very good fish and chip shop nearby.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Hawera, New Zealand

Just perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Arriving from New Zealand my son and I stayed 9 nights in Gadbury Cottage in January as he was starting a job in the Oxford area. It proved to be the perfect base as he worked through his residency and employment documentation, found a flat to rent, purchased a car, etc.

The cottage is very well equipped, very comfortable and clean, and most importantly in January it was lovely and warm with plenty of hot water for showers. The wifi is fast and reliable which was very important for our searching and communication. Local shops, restaurants and pubs are just a short walk away, with a major supermarket only 5 minutes drive.

Jenny and Martin were very welcoming and assisted us with a lot of local knowledge, answering many questions relating to my son getting established in the UK, which was very much appreciated.

John & Adam Goodwin

New Zealand

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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very nice cottage, ideal location for Oxford

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant owners (even left bottle of wine) and a warm cottage with lovely bedroom, with quality furnishings, and comfortable lounge. Beautiful garden. Ideal for Oxford, as on good bus route, and close to Le Manoir. Slight downside is kitchen, if you do your own catering, as it is very small and therefore a little challenging!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Well thought out and very comfortable with all amenities first class.

  • 5 of 5

Well situated for oxford.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Clean, convenient and full of character

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very clean with everything we needed for our stay. The location is ideal for visiting Oxford with plenty of buses into the city from nearby.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage. Our only disappointment was that the weather wasn't fine enough to enjoy a glass of wine in the superb garden.

Definitely 5 star.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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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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Rate 21
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
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May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
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Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
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Nov 4 2017 - Dec 15 2017
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Mar 24 2018 - Apr 27 2018
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Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
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Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
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Sep 29 2018 - Nov 2 2018
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Nov 3 2018 - Dec 21 2018
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Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
5 night minimum stay

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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