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We are a friendly, family run, Victorian Guesthouse in South Oxford. We have well-maintained facilities and original features, including our fireplaces.
WiFi Children welcome from age 3.
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
18 September 2013
“Friendly, Cheaper & cheerful, excellent location”
Booked as a relatively last minute place to stay. Were lucky to get a cheaper price than that advertised due to an error on the Visit Oxford website being upheld.
Excellent location, nice views, only 15min pleasant walk to the city centre.
Cute attic room with sloping ceiling. Perfectly sufficient space in the room, though low ceiling over half the bed may trouble some people.
Nice, new looking fitted wardrobe, dressing table with drawers & bedside shelves. Bathroom with decent sized shower (good flow, temperature & EASY controls, even when not wearing my glasses!).
Bed perfectly comfortable, though pillows are a bit flat (bit old), but at least there were two, unlike some places we have stayed.
Space to put out make up, big enough mirror to put it on. Could do with two hooks for bath towels on door & one for the hand towel, though to be fair there was a rail above the loo (so just slightly inconvenient).
Space to put things in the bathroom.
All clean, tidy & clear surfaces, with a couple of exceptions: shower toiletry shelf had a significant soap build up (can't imagine that it was just from one set of previous guests) & bedside lights dusty.
Bedside lightshades were not fitted properly in their holders, bathroom sink shelf nearly fell off whilst wiping off toothpaste smear (not sure how a cleaner would not have noticed it is loose), main door handles v loose.
Hairdryer available from reception ( slightly wierd arrangement- we nearly forgot to ask before the morning, but I presume they have had some stolen or something, so fair enough!).
Breakfast perfectly nice, sufficient selection. Cooked breakfast served speedily.
General decor slightly dated, but not grubbily so at all. Gave a characterful feeling & is preferable to somewhere overly done up, with the inevitable price increase.
Slightly confusing stairways & doors (one says private at the top, but not at the bottom, & door with no push plate). Were no lights on in corridoors/ stairways which may give some guests difficulties.
All staff very friendly, helpful advice about buses, local eateries, parking etc. Free parking in guest house car park whilst staying there.
Pleased to note the green policy of allowing guests to chose if they require fresh towels or not.
SP 515050 51.74135 -1.25552
Situated to the South of the city.
Please contact the accommodation direct for directions and parking details.
Approximately 1.3 miles from Oxford Rail Station.
BY AIRPORTS / COACH
From Heathrow there is a fast rail link to London Paddington which connects directly with services to Oxford.
There is a regular coach service (X70) from both London airports to Oxford City Centre.
From London there are two coach services that run 24hrs, The Oxford Tube and X90, both of which depart from Victoria at Grosvenor Gardens and call at Park Lane (West side near Marble Arch). The X90 also calls near Baker Street at the top of Gloucester Place and the Tube on Notting Hill Gate.
Airport and London coaches terminate at Gloucester Green bus station in Oxford. Accommodation approximately 1.4 miles from the bus station.
- Children welcome
- Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
- Lounge for residents' use
- Ironing facilities
- Private parking
- Totally non-smoking
- Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
- WiFi or internet access
WiFi Children welcome from age 3.
Self-Assessed Accessibility Details
- Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
- Solid ie tarmac / concrete etc
- Route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Has steps and no ramp
- Good contrast between the floor and wall
- Clear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings
- Guest information available in large print (14pt and over)
- Bedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
- Bathrooms available with:
- Wet room
- Steps to the main entrance
- 8Number of steps to entrance
- Entrance well lit
- Bell at main entrance
- Good contrast between the floor and walls
- Menus available in large print (14pt and over)
- Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
- Sugar free (diabetic)
- Lactose free (dairy free)
- Proprietors/staff available 24-hours
- Staff have had disability awareness training