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The Byre is located within a small gated development of just 3 properties.

Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

'The Byre' is a modern 2 bedroom barn conversion within walking distance of Oxford City Centre. FREE WIFI.

The property is an ideal base to explore the famous University city of Oxford. It is also ideally situated close to Blenheim Palace, The Cotswolds, Stratford, Bath, Windsor, Stonehenge & London.

'The Byre' is located within a small gated development with private parking for 2 vehicles. Ideal for families. Well behaved dogs accepted.

Please note: the property is available SATURDAY TO SATURDAY ONLY.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: London Heathrow 78 km, Nearest railway: Oxford
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Bedroom 1: contains a kingsize bed + ensuite shower-room with WC. Flat screen TV with freeview

Bedroom 2: contains 2 x single beds

Bathroom: contains WC, bath + power shower

Lounge: contains a large leather sofa including a sofabed that sleeps 2. Flat screen TV with freeview

Galley kitchen: fully equipped with all cutlery & crockery. Oven + hob, microwave + washing machine

Garden: small front garden located within private gated development

Private parking

Free WiFi

Dogs permitted

Further details outdoors

Private secure parking within a gated development. Small garden with table, chairs + bench. BBQ available.

Further details

The property is available for a minimum 7 nights (Saturday to Saturday). No deposit required to reserve the accommodation. Payment is kindly requested in full 6 weeks prior to arrival.

The Central England/Cotswolds region

Oxfordshire was formed as a county in the early years of the 10th century and is broadly situated in the land between the River Thames to the south, the Cotswolds to the west, the Chilterns to the east and the Midlands to the north, with spurs running south to Henley-on-Thames and north to Banbury.

Historically the area has always had some importance, since it contains valuable agricultural land in the centre of the county. Ignored by the Romans, it was not until the formation of a settlement at Oxford in the eighth century that the area grew in importance. Alfred the Great was born across the Thames in Wantage in Berkshire. The University of Oxford was founded in 1096, though its collegiate structure did not develop until later on. The university in the county town of Oxford (whose name came from Anglo-Saxon Oxenaford = "ford for oxen") grew in importance during the Middle Ages and early modern period. The area was part of the Cotswolds wool trade from the 13th century, generating much wealth, particularly in the western portions of the county in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Morris Motors was founded in Oxford in 1912, bringing heavy industry to an otherwise agricultural county. The importance of agriculture as an employer has declined rapidly in the 20th century though; currently under one percent of the county's population are involved due to high mechanisation.


South Hinksey is a village and civil parish just over 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the centre of Oxford. It is on the inside of the ring road and close to the Hinksey Stream, a branch of the River Thames at Oxford. Pedestrian and cycle access to the village from Oxford is via the Devil's Backbone, a historic raised pathway across the neighbouring flood plains that features in Matthew Arnold's poem The Scholar Gipsy.

Oxford has numerous major tourist attractions, many belonging to the university and colleges. As well as several famous institutions, the town centre is home to Carfax Tower and the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, both of which offer views over the spires of the city. Many tourists shop at the historic Covered Market. In the summer punting on the Thames/Isis and the Cherwell is popular.As well as being a major draw for tourists (9.1 million in 2008, similar in 2009),[30] Oxford city centre has many shops, several theatres, and an ice rink. The historic buildings make this location a popular target for film and TV crews.

The city centre is relatively small, and is centred on Carfax, a cross-roads which forms the junction of Cornmarket Street (pedestrianised), Queen Street (semi-pedestrianised), St Aldate's and The High. Cornmarket Street and Queen Street are home to Oxford's various chain stores, as well as a small number of independent retailers, one of the longest established of which is Boswells, which was founded in 1738.[31] St Aldate's has few shops but has several local government buildings, including the Town Hall, the city police station and local council offices. The High (the word street is traditionally omitted) is the longest of the four streets and has a number of independent and high-end chain stores, but mostly University and College buildings.

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3 Jul 2014


"A perfect location for touring Oxford and The Cotswolds"

The Byre is conveniently located for Oxford and The Cotswolds. We enjoyed walking via the footpath from South Hinksey to the center of Oxford. Local pubs are great - our favorite is a short drive away… More

12 Jun 2014


"Nice and beautiful property very close to Oxford"

Nice house near Oxford in a pretty small town South Hinksy. Quick hike through the nature area, dry hiking trail to bus service to the city. There are local bus line 44 at your doorstep in the morning… More

2 Nov 2013


"An ideal base for exploring Oxford"

The Byre is a 2 bedroom modern renovated barn in South Hinksey. There is very good driving access into Oxford, and a lovely walk to Abingdon Road, with an excellent bus service into Oxford. My husband… More

7 Aug 2013


"Ideal holiday house for an oxfordshire based vacation"

As a family of 4 including two teenagers , we found the Byre to be a pleasant, clean , well equipped & comfortable holiday home and an ideal base from which to plan day trips to a host of venues and a… More

11 Apr 2013


"Peaceful and perfect Location for Oxford"

I spent a short break here with my wife and loved it, we wanted to get away to Oxford but be in the countryside at the same time as we were attending a birthday bash in the city.We particularly apprec… More

9 Apr 2013


"Everything you need for a warm and comfortable stay."

We stayed here in March and although it was the coldest March in fifty years it did not feel like it, the underfloor heating is amazing as was the lovely hot showers. The master bedroom with ensuite w… More

9 Jan 2013


"Warm and comfortable, and close to Oxford"

Lovely and comfortable stay. Nice and spacious and the beds were really comfortable. The dogs were welcome, and there are walks on your doorstep. A short taxi ride to Oxford, or you can walk it in the… More

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  • 1 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:27 Aug 2014

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