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Whispering Cottages Bed and Breakfast

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3 4 Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford OX44 9NX England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Oxford
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Set in the beautiful countryside just 8 miles from Oxford City, Whispering Cottages is the perfect base to explore and experience the City of Oxford. Wake up to a delicious Aga breakfast after a wonderful nights rest in one of our two luxury double bedrooms situated in the old Cabinet Makers Barn. Luxury Cotton bed linen, bath robes and towels. Free WiFi and regular bus service into Oxford City
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Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Adults only
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Bathrobes
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Barry K wrote a review Sep 2020
Gillingham, United Kingdom43 contributions33 helpful votes
We booked quite late as our first Covid-19 overnighter and were delighted with our stay in the Boutique room. Quality is high here. Clean, immaculate, well-appointed rooms are in a delightful converted former carpenter's workshop at the end of a fairy tale garden well back from the road (make sure you follow the directions given which is to turn up a track signed by a large red arrow from the road). I even broke my Fitbit sleep score (91) on the second night. Georgia and Paul are friendly and informative with lots of information about the village and the local area. On arrival in the area we used the Park & Ride in Thornhill and spent some hours in Oxford. We drove down to Abingdon (1st two hours of parking are free) for an evening meal and then went to Blenheim Palace/Woodstock the following day. We also had an interesting peek at the nearby Nuneham House and gardens on our morning of departure (on Paul's recommendation).
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Georgia Gillett, Owner at Whispering Cottages Bed and Breakfast
Responded 20 Sep 2020
Such a lovely review and very informative for future guests.Glad you got a score of 9 on you fit bit for sleep! I think most people when they see our cottage on the main road think the rooms are there also, so nicely surprised to see they are quite away from the road. It was lovely having you stay and hope to see you again Thank you so much
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Jo Forde wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom9 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband and I booked two nights away as we wanted somewhere really peaceful to relax but still be based close to Oxford city centre. We couldn’t have chosen better, this place is so beautiful and tranquil but much more than that Georgia and Paul are such warm and considerate hosts. From the moment we arrived we were so well looked after and every detail catered for. I mentioned I was on a keto diet and Georgia adapted my breakfast to make sure I could eat it all. We very much enjoyed the morning chats and friendly advice about where to go and what to do in Oxford. The B and B is also extremely convenient for travelling into town - the bus stop is right outside so it was so easy to get about without needing to use our car (meaning we went to lots of the lovely local pubs too :) We loved it so much we extended our stay another night and left on Monday morning. Perfect Perfect Perfect! Thankyou Georgia and Paul.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Georgia Gillett, Owner at Whispering Cottages Bed and Breakfast
Responded 7 Sep 2020
A fabulous review thank you. The slight change to the breakfast was not a problem....in fact I found the diet very interesting. We will always try to accommodate our guests with their dietary requirements. We are so lucky to have a wonderful bus service into Oxford City every 20 minutes on a weekday and Saturdays. On Sundays it's a bit limited and leaves every hour. Thank you again for taking the time to review us xx
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Sightseer24000237041 wrote a review Aug 2020
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The best b&b we have stayed in. On the bus route to Oxford centre, free parking, great room, set in pretty gardens - and very pleasant hosts. The room was very comfortable and cool, despite the heatwave. Fridge was just a great thing to have too. Enjoyed our stay immensely!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Georgia Gillett, Owner at Whispering Cottages Bed and Breakfast
Responded 7 Sep 2020
Thank your for your review, Apologies for not responding earlier. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that everything was to hand for you.... so glad you mentioned the fridge as many guests find it a great advantage especially if they have particular medicine to keep cool and of course there is always the G&Ts to keep cool 😀. Do hope we will see you on a return visit Thank you
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Nicki wrote a review Aug 2020
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We recently stayed at Whispering Cottages, our first trip away this year, and were very impressed with all the Covid measures that were in place, including the serving of the delicious breakfast. Our room was beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and came with lots of unexpected extras. We’d mentioned visiting Oxford when booking and Georgia had bus times waiting for us upon arrival which was a nice touch. The gardens are absolutely stunning and we were fortunate with the weather so able to enjoy them.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Georgia Gillett, Owner at Whispering Cottages Bed and Breakfast
Responded 5 Aug 2020
Thank you for your lovely review. It is a testing time for everyone and therefore we were pleased you felt our efforts on our Health and Safety Covid 19 measures made you feel safe as well as comfortable. We do hope that you will make a return visit in the not too distant future. At the time of responding to you ......we have just heard that we have been recognised as a Winner of 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers choice. This is all due to all our lovely guests like you who have taken the time to review us in such a generous way .....thank you thank you x
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Wiggylev wrote a review Feb 2020
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We’ve just had a two night stay at Whispering Cottages and highly recommend it, a faultless stay. Hosts Georgia & Paul are just the best, so friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and truly great at their job. The little extras that we weren’t expecting were just so lovely and kind, homemade cake and biscuits plus a bottle of wine. Their attention to detail on everything is perfect. The breakfasts are just the best, the homemade compote was just absolutely delicious, Georgia is one talented lady! The room was perfect, so comfortable, all the amenities you need too, real home from home. A perfect location if your visiting Oxford, there is a bus stop literally on the doorstep that takes you straight into the city and runs regularly, currently £3.80pp return. The buses even run until 3am!! A wonderful stay, just a shame it was for longer, but hopefully we will return! Thank you Georgia & Paul! X
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Georgia Gillett, Owner at Whispering Cottages Bed and Breakfast
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thank you for your excellent review. We are pleased you felt comfortable and at home here at Whispering Cottages despite the very windy weather we have been experiencing just lately!! It was a pleasure to meet you and hope it won't be too long before you return. Thank so much Georgia and Paul x
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US$158 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whispering Cottages Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Whispering Cottages Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include The Abbey Cinema (3.6 miles), The Race Hut (3.5 miles), and Laser Kombat Oxford (2.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Whispering Cottages Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Whispering Cottages Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Whispering Cottages Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Whispering Cottages Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whispering Cottages Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Za'atar Bake, Antep Kitchen, and NEF Istanbul Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Whispering Cottages Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Christ Church (5.0 miles), Abingdon County Hall Museum (3.6 miles), and Sandford Lock (2.0 miles).