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“Best way to visit Oxford,”
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Review of Plantation Road

Tastefully decorated, light and airy open plan living space
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Tastefully decorated, light and airy open plan living space
Sunny terrace overlooking private garden Laura Ashley bedding
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36 reviews
Tastefully decorated, light and airy open plan living space
Sunny terrace overlooking private garden
Laura Ashley bedding
Period property in desirable location
Brand new, good quality flat screen TV etc.
Modern, fully equipped kitchen, even for baking!
Roomy downstairs utility with WC
Modern bathroom, fully fitted with separate bath and shower.
Rain drench shower and hand held.
Attention to detail
Main Bedroom, plenty of space, walk-in wardrobe
Antique Furniture
Walk-in wardrobe.
Pretty Second Bedroom, twin or double.
Original fireplace gives character
Laura Ashley furnishings
original hall tiles
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

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Sofia H
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best way to visit Oxford,”
Reviewed 7 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
4
people found this review helpful

I live in Oxford, and rented this house for my family when they came to visit me this September. This was our first time with a rental property, as we usually book hotels. This means I've seen the rooms at many of the hotels in the city of Oxford. None of them come close to the quality of this rental house. For cheaper than most of the hotels, you get a whole house, with a fully equipped kitchen, TV, sofas, two bedrooms, wardrobes and dressers, and a massive bathroom. Not to mention the dishwasher and washing machine, included Wi-Fi, tea and biscuits waiting for us at arrival, garden with sitting area and bicycles! It's honestly the best way to visit Oxford, and I will definitely be renting it again when I next have visitors.

The area around the house is also perfect for a stay in Oxford. A walk to the main attractions in the center (like some of the largest, oldest colleges or museums like the Ashmolean) takes 15-20 minutes, and follows Walton Street, which is full of restaurants that do very good lunch deals. There are also multiple grocery stores within a 20 minute walk. If you plan to explore Oxford on foot, this is a perfect spot to start from.

There is also a lot to be said for the manager of the property. We arrived a bit lost and confused, and couldn't quite figure out the heating. Liz had already provided us with her mobile number, and upon being contacted offered to be there within minutes to help us. Later in our stay, we had an accident with a broken mirror, and again she was very helpful with an issue that was by all means a problem we caused to her.

A few more words about each part of the house:
- Living room: one sofa, two couches, and a TV. There are also bookcases, with a small library and a few board games, plenty of coffee tables, and good lighting. Very comfy!
- Kitchen: all the appliances you need (coffee press, electric kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, freezer, oven, hob) plus all the tools (bread knife, cutting board, spatulas, pots and pans, oven trays) and all the cutlery (wine and champagne glasses, tons of mugs for tea and coffee, plates of various sizes).
- Bedrooms: one of much smaller than the other, but both have amazingly comfortable beds, and enough storage for those who don't travel light. The heating works very well, and the duvets are very warm!
- Bathroom: We didn't try the bathtub, the shower has hot water with plenty of water pressure, as does the sink. There's a mirror cabinet too.
- Other: there is also a small garden, with a shed (which in our case had two bikes available for our use), and a downstairs bathroom with a washing machine and large sink.

A few counter-indications: the stairs to the second level are steep. While this is pretty standard for Oxford, it might be good to consider if you have limited mobility. The house is also near the relatively busy Walton street, and all the windows open to other roads or close to other houses. The price you pay for being walking distance to the city centre is a relative lack of privacy.

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Liked best: Property manager was incredibly attentive.
Liked least: Had a few snags finding out how things worked (how to turn on heating, how to dispose of trash, etc.)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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PiranhaIr...
Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A little 'Haven' in Jericho”
Reviewed 20 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We rented this accommodation for 5 nights in August. It is situated in Jericho which is a stunning part of Oxford. A gorgeous little house which is very comfortably furnished. Tasteful decor with a lovely deck leading down to a little garden. All mod cons and we had one small problem which was attended to immediately! Bars, excellent restaurants and food shopping on your doorstep and an 8 minute walk into the centre. Lovely walks along the canal and so much atmosphere to soak up around the city. Congratulations - we loved this house. Hope to return some day without the kids!!

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Liked best: Everything :-)
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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QMCruiseF...
St Helens, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Highly recommended!”
Reviewed 17 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
3
people found this review helpful

We booked this house for a two week stay in Oxford. The first thing that struck us was how light and airy it is. This pretty house Is comfortable and very central and my husband and I would not hesitate to recommend it. We have been lucky to have stayed during the recent heat wave and enjoyed being able to sit out for breakfast on the terrace over the garden. The decor and furnishings are as good as they look on the web site. No nasty surprises, in fact quite the opposite. We walked to all the main tourist sites which was easy and enjoyed strolling out to one of the many nearby restaurants in the evenings. We look forward to our next stay in this little gem of a house!

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Liked best: Location, terrace and decor.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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