About the Homestay

Suburban Homely
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

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 +

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 7 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Loft room 2
From £21 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a lovely room on the top floor of the house. It is being updated with a proper single bed. Very suitable for a single student. There is a shared fridge on the landing outside this room.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Weekly Price
£150
Monthly price
£650
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From £21 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a double room on the first floor. It has a double bed but the price is for single occupancy only. The room over looks the road, but the double glazing limits any sound disturbance. For double occupancy you need to contact me for further info.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Weekly Price
£150
Monthly price
£650
GCHQ
From £21 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Weekly Price
£150
Monthly price
£650
Number 71
From £21 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This a first floor bedroom suitable for a single person. Has a good view over the garden.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Weekly Price
£150
Monthly price
£650
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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
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital

Meals

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

House Rules

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.

19 Reviews

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    Saudi Arabia
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2020

    Lovely family

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    Brazil
    Age 35 - 44

    4 hearts
    October 2019

    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.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Margaret in ,

    We never heard you at all! The quiet after 11 is only so that people don’t play music, tv very loudly. We don’t like our guests to be disturbed if they are trying to sleep. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

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    Spain
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2019

    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.

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    Brazil
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    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.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Margaret in ,

    Guga, you come again soon and we can work on the conversation!!

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    Switzerland
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    December 2018

    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!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Margaret in ,

    Thank you, Alexa, we look forward to seeing you again!

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    United States
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    October 2018

    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!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Margaret in ,

    Thank you Irene, it was a pleasure having you stay. Hope we’ll meet again some day.

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    France
    Age 75+

    4 hearts
    September 2018

    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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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Margaret in ,

    Thank you Genevieve, we enjoyed getting to know you a little, and would have you back any time!

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    Saudi Arabia
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2018

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Germany
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    March 2018

    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!

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    Spain
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2018

    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?

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When do I pay?

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