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Escape the ordinary and immerse yourselves in the heart of Oxford, or find peaceful sanctuary in the rolling Oxfordshire countryside. Our diverse collection of self-catering properties caters to every group's desire. Picture yourselves nestled in a characterful townhouse, steps away from historic landmarks. Or imagine enjoying lazy mornings in a homely cottage, surrounded by nature's tranquillity.


Each spacious holiday home is fully equipped for comfort and convenience, with dedicated spaces for gatherings, private nooks for quietude, and kitchens ready to fuel your Oxford adventures. Gather your loved ones, colleagues, or fellow explorers - we have the perfect self-catering home to set the stage for an unforgettable Oxford experience.



Discover our most popular Oxford Self Catering Houses

Our most sought after Oxford escapes are chosen for their unique character and perfect set up for big group gatherings. Each of these homes in the Oxfordshire area boasts ample space for guests to spread out and dedicated shared and private nooks for quiet moments. You'll enjoy bubbles in hot tubs, laughs in games rooms, and picturesque country surroundings.

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Silverwood Holiday Home

Sleeps 10-23 guests

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The Oxford Stag House

Sleeps up to 22 guests

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Oxford Hen House exterior and gardens

Oxford Self Catering Manor

Sleeps up to 16 guests

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Oxford Group Accommodation

Forget cramped hotel rooms - gather your group in comfort and style at our spacious self catering accommodation in Oxfordshire. From sprawling and private countryside retreats, to quaint and charmful townhouses. Our holiday homes are ideal for large groups of friends and families looking to celebrate and connect with each other in a home-away-from-home setting. You'll have everything you need to cook and share meals around an expansive kitchen and dining room, and plenty of beds to rest weary heads after exploring Oxford and the nearby Cotswolds.

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Hot Tub Holidays in Oxfordshire

Bubble bliss awaits - sink into steamy hot tubs, laughter rising with the scent of fresh air. We have lots of cosy self catering houses in and around the Oxford area with large hot tubs and picturesque country views just waiting for guests to enjoy.

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Cotswold Holiday Abode

Sleeps up to 18 guests

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Countryside House in the Cotswolds

Sleeps up to 30 guests

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Picnic benches and hot tub at Bridgehall Barn Oxford Accommodation

Oxford Bridgehall Barn

Sleeps up to 20 guests

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Most Popular Activities in Oxford

Make your Oxford getaway even more memorable with one of our top rated activities. Cruise down the river (with the option of afternoon tea), visit the countryside for exhilarating country pursuit adventures, or welcome a private chef into your accommodation for a freshly prepared meal. Oxford's adventures come in all sizes.

Country Pursuits Quadbiking

Country Pursuits Day

Multi-activities on one big site

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Cruise down the River Thames in Oxford

Oxford River Cruise

From £50 per person

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Modern European Catering

Private Catering

Freshly prepared food delivered to you

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Why book self catering accommodation in Oxfordshire?

  1. Punting with Pucker (and History): Imagine the laughter echoing between ancient colleges as you glide down the Cherwell, Oxford's lifeblood. Soak in the centuries-old architecture, peek into hidden gardens, and discover the secrets whispered by willow trees. Oxfordshire is where history comes alive, from Alice's Wonderland inspiration to Harry Potter's magical streets.
  2. Countryside Charm, Cosy Chic: Swap cramped hotels for expansive country manors or quirky city flats with character. Picture crackling fireplaces in rustic cottages, private gardens teeming with birdsong, or bubbling hot tubs amongst the stars. Let Oxfordshire's diverse accommodations pamper your group with abundant space and comfort.
  3. Beyond the City Gates: Oxford might be a historic gem, but the Cotswolds await just around the bend. Explore honey-colored villages, meander through rolling hills dotted with sheep, and discover quaint pubs serving up hearty lunches. Oxfordshire offers idyllic countryside escapes within minutes of the city bustle, perfect for picnics, hikes, and a breath of fresh air.
  4. A Feast for All Senses: From bustling farmers' markets to Michelin-starred restaurants, Oxfordshire tantalises your taste buds. Sample local cheeses in picturesque villages, enjoy a pub crawl through Oxford's hidden alleyways or cook up feasts together in fully equipped kitchens. Whether it's a gourmet picnic by the river or a candlelit dinner in a country manor, Oxford offers culinary experiences to savour.



Local Attractions & Experiences in Oxford


  1. Museum Hopping: Get spooked at the Pitt Rivers Museum, marvel at dinosaur skeletons at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and discover artistic treasures at the Ashmolean Museum. From quirky to awe-inspiring, there's a museum for every curiosity.
  2. Hidden Pub Crawls: Ditch the tourist traps and venture into Oxford's labyrinthine lanes. Discover secret gardens at The Eagle and Child, sip real ales in the historic Turf Tavern, and uncover cosy nooks at The King's Arms. Unwind with locals and find your new favourite watering hole.
  3. Shakespeare at the Globe: Catch a live performance at the iconic Globe Theatre! Immerse yourselves in the Bard's timeless works under the open sky, experience the magic of Shakespearean drama, and share laughter and applause with your group. It's a theatrical adventure you won't forget.
  4. Explore Christ Church College: Step through the iconic Tom Quad and into a Harry Potter wonderland. Marvel at the gothic architecture, peek into the Divinity School and Great Hall, and climb the tower for panoramic city views. It's a magical journey through film and history!
  5. Picnic in the Oxford Botanic Garden: Wander through a vibrant oasis of exotic plants, hidden greenhouses, and fragrant flowerbeds. Pack a picnic and find your perfect spot to soak up the sunshine and serenity. It's a breath of fresh air amidst the bustling city.


Punting down the river Cherwell in Oxford
  1. The Coconut Tree - Authentic Srik Lanked hospitality at an affordable rate with fantastic flavours combined with fun cocktails.Vibrant, good-energy restaurant.
  2. Quod - Found on the bustling High Street, Quod Restaurant is like stepping into an art gallery. Expect European classics and expertly crafted cocktails at the Onyx bar.
  3. The Folly - Situated on the riverside in the heart of Oxford, enjoy excellently cooked British dishes with views of the enchanting River Thames. 
  4. Dirty Bones - Inspired by NYC, Dirty Bones aims to bring the best of the Big Apple here with its big flavours and cocktails. Expect a killer playlist and creative comfort food.
  5. Bhoomi Kitchen - Headington Road boasts Bhoomi with its Indian-inspired food; one pot curries to Keralan-style barbecues. Plus, al-fresco dining on the terrace. Nice.
  1. The Turf Tavern - A charming Grade II listed pub dating back to 1831 with a beer garden, serving classic bar meals & real ales. Historically serving politicians, presidents and movie stars, a true historic Oxford pub gem.
  2. The Bear Inn - A small but mighty pub serving real ales and refined pub classics, with regular live music. Seats two dozen inside and a lot more in the heated garden.
  3. St Aldates Tavern - Just a stone’s throw from Oxford’s high street, this Victorian pub welcomes all guests. Known for freshly cooked homemade food and showcasing a range of sporting events on Sky Sports & TNT. 
  4. King’s Arm’s - Built in 1607 and renowned for proper pub classics, fine cask ale and a resident ghost! Also, featured in THAT film, Saltburn. 
  5. The Lighthouse - Traditionally a pub but has emerged as one of the best tapas restaurants and cocktail bars in Oxford. Perfect for those seeking a modern pub atmosphere.
  1. The Alchemist - More a theatrical experience than cocktail bar. Every drink is orchestrated with devilish detail and charisma. Marvel at absolute pure cocktail wizardry.
  2. The Mad Hatter - Stumble down the rabbit hole and discover this unique speakeasy cocktail bar complete with live music and karaoke, located East of the Oxford spires.
  3. All Bar One - A fan favourite for celebrations, you’ll find the stylish All Bar One and their extensive drinks and cocktails on Oxford’s historic high street. 
  4. OXO Bar - For a superb night out with great cocktails, drink deals and regular DJs, OXO Bar is a top choice.
  5. Slug & Lettuce Oxford - Featuring a gorgeous gold bar with pink booths, Slug & Lettuce has the best vibes and plenty of boujee cocktails to go around.
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Five Top Tips for planning a trip to Oxford

  1. Embrace walking - Oxford is notoriously a compact city and perfect for exploring on foot, helping to cut your public transport costs. Plus, there are lots of alleyways, hidden courtyards and architectural delights you might discover.
  2. Try Punting - Cruise down the River Cherwell and admire Oxford from a different perspective. The perfect activity for sunny summer days!
  3. Central England location - Oxford is located rather centrally in England, and only an hour’s train from London. If you’re planning a large group trip with people across the country, Oxford is an accessible city for most.
  4. Harry Potter fans delight - Did you know that many sets and locations shot in Harry Potter are actually in Oxford? Carve out some time for a wizarding tour!
  5. Getaway on a budget - Oxford is full of beautiful parks and historic sites to see. If you’re watching your money, grab lunch at a supermarket and eat as you explore, or set up for a little picnic.

What's on in Oxford: Annual events worth planning around

Oxford comes alive with a diverse and exciting annual showcase of events. You may want to consider the dates of these annual events and whether you’d like to participate in them, or simply avoid extra crowds and the livelier atmosphere! 


  • The Torpids (February): Witness the thrilling tradition of bumping races where student crews battle it out on the River Isis. Feel the energy and cheer on your favourites in this unique Oxford spectacle.
  • Oxford Pride (June): Immerse yourself in the vibrant celebration of diversity and inclusion. Join the colourful parade, enjoy live music, and experience the welcoming atmosphere of this community event.
  • Alice's Day (July): Perhaps the most unique event in Oxford. Dive down the rabbit hole for a whimsical celebration inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Dress up as your favourite character, participate in themed activities, and recapture the magic of this beloved story.
  • Foodies Festival (August): Indulge your taste buds at this culinary extravaganza. Witness culinary demonstrations from top chefs, sample local tasty food and delicious drinks, and stomp your feet to live music performances.
  • Oxford Half Marathon (October): Challenge yourself and soak in the city's historic sights during this crowd-pleasing run. Choose from the half marathon, 10K, or 5K distances and experience the city's cheering crowds, or simply watch the athletes run by.
  • Christmas Light Festival (November): Be mesmerised by dazzling light displays that transform Oxford into a winter wonderland. Stroll through the illuminated streets, enjoy festive stalls, and experience the magic of the Christmas season.

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