£178 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Midsomer Cottage, Riverside Village, Oxford 10% Disc ! 31/7 - 6/8 & 11/8 - 17/8 – Home 269175 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Midsomer Cottage, Riverside Village, Oxford 10% Disc ! 31/7 - 6/8 & 11/8 - 17/8 – Home 269175

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Midsomer Cottage Special Snips: 6 nights £800.00 31/7 - 6/8 & 11/8 - 17/8

Enjoy a stay in this delightfully refurbished, comfortable, and extended three bedroom Victorian cottage bordered by trees and singing birds, situated in a charming riverside village with easy access to the city. The accommodation is 4 star, stylish, popular, and quirky, providing very comfortable space for four people, or for six if you're comfortable with the safe but steep access to the third bedroom.

The village of Iffley is idyllic for a comfortable and relaxing stay in Oxford as it is on an easily accessible and frequent bus route into the city, is close to the river, and features a lovely old Norman church with a Piper window. You will be within a few minutes walk of a community village shop run by villagers, two hotels and two pubs serving good food. A park, a small gym, and a choice of supermarkets are within easy reach.

The city is a pleasant 30 minute walk along the river tow path, with your first stop perhaps being Christchurch College and meadows. Most of the colleges are open to the public, or you can pay a visit the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museums,The Sheldonian Library, or Blackwells Book Shop. Another option would be to take a guided walking tour, or ride on an open top bus, in order to familiarise yourselves with the dreaming spires of Oxford.

Restaurants in the city include Gees, The Old Parsonage, Quads, The Vaults, and The Trout, to name only a few of many. The Playhouse Theatre and the Pheonix Cinema in Jerico offer easily accessible entertainment.


Life in Oxford is never dull!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A feature of life in Oxford is an easy bus service to airports, a good train service, and plenty of taxis. Punts and Boats are available to hire. River boards welcome. However perhaps a bike will seem most appropriate once you see how many there are in regular use.

Interaction with guest

Our aim is for you to have a relaxed and enjoyable stay, and over the past ten years we've built a reputation for helping to facilitate just that! The manager Cheryl lives to the left of the cottage, and will aim to meet you when it's mutually convenient. We ask you to inform her of your likely arrival time in advance, and she will leave a key for you, and call to meet you at her earliest convenience. A Welcome Pack will include a bottle of wine + an Information folder. There are two Sainsburys nearby, Tesco, plus a Co-Op, plus the village shop (early closing Wednesdays). Our Virgin Media WiFi is excellent.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Twin bedroom on second floor is approached by a pedal staircase which is not suitable for children under 7 years, or the elderly.

The cottage is suitable for a maximum of 6 guests. It is suitable for a small drinks or cocktail party only.


About the owner

Sue T.
Average reply time:
3 hours 9 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
18 Oct 2020
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 18 Jan 2013. Located in Oxfordshire, it has 22 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £951 to £1191.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Oct 2020.


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

Very Good
22 reviews

Very Good

“Fantastic cottage in a beautiful village”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2020

We spent four nights at the cottage for a staycation in a group of four. - The cottage is spacious, homely and beautifully furnished. It is very well equipped and has a huge folder with lots of info … More

“Wonderful cottage for a fabulous weekend in Oxford”

Reviewed 13 Feb 2019

Four of us stayed in Midsomer Cottage for two nights for a family member's birthday. Arriving after a long drive on a freezing cold Friday evening, we were delighted to find that the heating and the lights were on and there was a lovely gift basket in the kitchen! The cottage was welcoming and cosy, with on street parking a doddle. The king size bed went down very well and it was great to have two washrooms so no fighting over bathrooms in a morning. On Saturday we walked into Oxford which was a pleasant 40 minute stroll, on Sunday we caught the bus from Iffley Turn which was very convenient. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer.

Owner's reply: Cheryl and I are so very pleased that the cottage lived up to your expectations, and that you feel it's appropriate to use words like wonderful and fabulous after your stay! Thanks very much indeed, because it makes it all worth while. We hope to see you again one day, Sue

“If you're looking for the greatest cottage you have found one!!”

Reviewed 30 Dec 2018

We have lived in this cottage for one month from 12th of November to 12th of December. We advise everyone who wants to have a rest in calm place. The house is very beautiful, very comfortable and very clear. You can find everything you need for a long living, each detail is provided for. Thank very much to Cheryl and Sue! They will try to make your staying as much comfortable as possible! Very quite and safe area. Warmest wishes Yaroslav, Elena and Maxim

“Week's stay for son's wedding”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2018

Midsomer cottage is a wonderful house with useful onstreet parking in a lovely part of Oxford. We enjoyed the walk by the lock and towpath into Oxford. The attic bedroom is certainly not for the less … More

“Home from home”

Reviewed 1 Jan 2018

Our family of five stayed in this wonderful Victorian property in December and cannot fault it. The property owner Sue was a delight and so very welcoming, Sue went out of her way to help settle us in… More

Owner's reply: Thanks Peter for such a glowing review, particularly because it's a happy reflection of the success of your stay! We loved meeting you all, and are proud to have contributed to your holiday in such a positive way. Do come again.

“You will feel like home”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2017

Midsomer Cottage is cosy, includes everything you need and is a good base for a lovely holiday in Oxfordshire. Starting from the house you can walk along the Themes to Oxford, what we really enjoyed! We got a lovely welcome-basket with coffee, milk, toast, butter, eggs, orange juicy and lots more. We felt like home right away!

Owner's reply: Great guests who took care of the cottage as if it were their home - which is what it's all about!

“Lovely cottage”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2017

Great place tastefully furnished very comfortable, efficient heating system, plenty of space in living and kitchen/ dining area nice patio to sit out on

Owner's reply: So glad you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you as our guests.

“Midsomer Cottage”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2017

We enjoyed our stay at Midsomer Cottage. On our arrival we were surprised with an excellent welcome pack. The cottage is managed well by a lovely lady next door. The beds are comfortable,we all slep… More

Owner's reply: It's lovely to get such positive feed back, because that's what it's all about! This review ticks lots of important boxes, so thank you for letting us know that we're succeeding in gaining guest satisfaction.

“Muy recomendable”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2017

Casa perfectamente acondicionada y muy agradable. En un barrio residencial muy agradable, con todo tipo de comodidades, y muy bien comunicado. Perfecto para ir en familia.

Owner's reply: So glad you enjoyed your stay in Iffley

“Lovely cottage”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2017

We spent 4 days of our Honeymoon here. As we had travelled by car, Midsomer Cottage was ideally located. A half hour walk along the river into central Oxford was great. Cottage was cleaned to a very h… More

Owner's reply: We are honoured that you chose to spend part of your honeymoon with us, and are so glad it lived up to the occasion! Wishing you a very happy life together. Sue and Cheryl

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Sue (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Sue (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Sue (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Sue the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Sue (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Sue (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Sue (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know my booking is safe?

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Sue (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Sue (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Sue (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Sue (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Sue (the owner) a message.

If Sue (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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