About the Homestay
We live in a large house close to the heart of the University city of Oxford. We welcome three or four students to our home, usually of differing nationalities. We are close to the bus stop for the city centre (15 -20 minute ride), and walking distance to the bus stops for Heathrow and Gatwick airports, and the city of London. We offer breakfast and a comfortable room, and plenty of opportunity to speak English. Wifi available, included. We are also situated very close to hospitals and Oxford Brookes University - within walking distance. We offer a warm friendly atmosphere. Breakfast is included, and LIMITED access to the kitchen in the evening for preparation of simple meals. Please enquire for our present room availability. We are closed over Christmas and New Year
(PS We strongly advise travel to Oxford by coach if you are coming to us, the rail station is on the other side of town. The coach will drop you at the end of our road.)
PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT TAKE UNACCOMPANIED MINORS (UNDER 18 YEARS OLD). WE ONLY TAKE ACCOMPANIED MINORS IF THEY ARE 16 +
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
We live in a large house close to the heart of the University city of Oxford. We are close to the bus stop for the city centre (15 -20 minute ride), and also close to the bus stops for Heathrow and Gatwick airports, and the city of London. There is a small shopping centre near by with post office, supermarkets, stationary shops, pharmacy, hairdressers, and gift shops. We are also situated very close to hospitals and Oxford Brookes University- within walking distance. The historic centre of Oxford is but a 20 minute bus ride away with the colleges, museums and tourist office.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property or garden.
Respect for other guests whatever nationality, religion, language, gender, sexual orientation, appearance.
Cooking facilities include microwave, oven and gas rings. Simple cooking only. I.e. Pizza, pasta with sauce, salads. Drinks available all day, breakfast is included.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pouco ruído após às 22h foi um desafio, pois o chão forrado em carpete, possui madeira por baixo. Enfim, gostei da estadia em Oxford e da anfitriã Margaret.
Margaret and Barril are marvelous hosts. They are very kind and polite. During my stay, I felt like I was at home. Their manner with me and with other guests was excellent. If I go back again to Oxford, I'm sure I'll stay with them again.
Margaret and Bary, wonderful people made me feel at home, we had a Christmas Wonder, and always very attentive, I would like to have a better English so that I could have spent more time talking to them.
My stay with Margaret and Barry was wonderful! Whenever I had questions they were happy to help. The room I stayed in was great as well. Overall, I felt very welcome. I'd definetly stay with them again!
The house is very cozy and well organized- my room was lovely. It had plenty of closet space and even a hair dryer. Margaret and Barry are great hosts and have successfully housed guest from all over the world. They really care about their guests and try their best to make you feel at home. It was truly a home-away-from-home!
Agréable accueil, nos hôtes sont prêts à nous donner tous les renseignements désirés et prennent du temps pour bien nous orienter dans nos recherches.
La chambre est propre, agréable. La salle de bain et les toilettes sont à partager mais cela ne pose pas de problèmes. Les bus nombreux sont à quelques minutes pour rejoindre le centre ville en 10 minutes. Le petit-déjeuner est en self-service à la cuisine.
Contente de mon séjour. Je peux le recommander.
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Margaret and Barry were wonderful hosts and I really enjoyed living with them. Both are very lovely, have a lot to tell and are willing to share it with others. The food was delicious without exception. The house is very clean, cosy and offers everything you need for a stay. I will definitely come back to Oxford and hope to live with Margaret and Barry again. Thank you!
Perfect house and family. Meals are really delicious. Everything in the house is like living in your house. I really recommend it.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.