Beautiful family home close to Oxford city centre

Beautiful family home close to Oxford city centre

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is a 3 bedroom mid-terrace 3 storey house in a quiet cul-de-sac close to Oxford city centre. The ground floor has a front room with small open fireplace and an open plan kitchen/dining/lounge (with sliding glass doors to atrium and garden). The lounge area has 4 recliner armchairs (movie style) with large TV and Blu Ray player (lots of movies and games) and piano. The 1st Floor has two bedrooms (one currently used as a study) and a family bathroom with shower and bath. We also have two single mattresses that we can put in other rooms. The 2nd Floor has a large ensuite and main bedroom with a Juliette balcony and views over Hinksey Park. We have a lovely garden with water features and a studio. Children are welcome – we have toys, games etc. Our house is also pet-friendly (we sadly no longer have a cat but would be happy to look after your pets). There is enough space in the garden for children or dogs to play, the park behind the house offers walks and there are longer walks in the countryside across the small bridge at the end of the street.

Our house backs on to Hinksey Park which has a large lake, small boating lake (remote control boats), outdoor heated swimming pool (April to September), splash park, various play areas, and tennis courts. There is a community centre at the end of the street with a Sunday farmers’ market (organic foods and artisan breads).

We are a 15 minute walk into the centre of town or a 5 mins walk to the river and a 15 mins walk into town along the Isis (Thames) River with river trips, paddle boats, punts etc. Within easy walking distance are shops, university colleges, cafes, pubs, river walks, nature reserves and an ice rink. The new Westgate Centre for up-market shopping is a 15 min walk. Oxford Station is a 25 mins walk or 5 mins drive/bus trip (London in 1 hour). London and Heathrow buses are a 15 mins walk/5 mins bus or taxi ride (bus to Heathrow takes 80 mins). Hinksey Heights Golf Club is a 10 minute drive, or 10 minute walk across fields.

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More about us

  1. We are a couple in our early sixties

  2. We're both retired academics originally from Melbourne

  3. We are open to offers, especially anywhere sunny or interesting. We are interested in direct or points swaps in other countries as well as longer or shorter swaps in the UK or Europe.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
Opium Den, Gees, Quod, Brown's, Cowley Road restaurants for cosmopolitan foods, Jericho for funky restaurants, new Westgate Centre has several rooftop restaurants
Cool bars
Loads (especially in Cowley Road and the centre of town), Gardener's Arms (great vegetarian and vegan food)
Cozy cafés
Lots in town, Home is around the corner and the Ethos Hotel nearby has a great coffee shop
Retail therapy
Central Oxford, Cornmarket Street, Covered Market, Westgate Centre, Bicester Village is 25 mins drive
Bit of culture
Everywhere - several museums and theatres in Oxford, regular concerts and events
Walks in the park
University Parks, canal walks, South Parks, Port Meadow
Spot of exercise
Punting on the river, ice skating, cycling along the river and canals, strawberry picking in Summer
Day tripping
Cotswolds villages, Bicester Village, Woodstock and Blenheim Palace

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