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Beech Cottage

Beech Cottage is a picturesque Edwardian style cottage located in the beautiful Boars Hill area of Oxford. Located between Oxford and Abingdon, you get the feel of a rural location but with easy access to amenities. The front of the detached cottage is quaint and welcoming and the inside has been lovingly restored. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard over two floors.  The owners have thought about every detail and small touches like flowers make this cottage instantly feel like home. The ground floor comprises of a comfortable living room, modern well-equipped kitchen and stylish bathroom. On the first floor there are two light and bright bedrooms, one double, one single. If you are looking for a countryside location in a picture postcard setting this is the short let for you.

This property is owner managed. The family has lived in Boars Hill for many years and would offer any visitor an invaluable amount of knowledge about the area

  • The kitchen has been designed and fitted to a high standard. It is fully equipped with ample work space.
  • There is a stylish, round dining table and dining chairs for entertaining.
  •  The bathroom uses good quality fixtures and fittings and is equipped with bath and integrated shower.
  • The living room is spacious and stylishly furnished with cream leather sofas and a wood burner for cold winter evenings.
  • In the living room there is a sofa bed for additional guests (supplements may apply) and a study desk providing a useful work space.
  • The first bedroom is bathed in light from the two windows that overlook the garden. It is furnished with a single bed, built in wardrobes and chest of drawers.
  • The second bedroom oozes character and charm. It has beautiful windows that also overlook the garden, that bath the room with natural light. It is furnished with built in wardrobes, chest of drawers and a standing sink area.
  • Wood paneled doors add a cottage feel to the property
  • Both bedrooms are carpeted and stylishly decorated.
  • Ground floor hall, kitchen and bathroom areas have a tiled floor.


Please check our new website for details and prices for 2015.


Location and Access

Beech Cottage is located in Boars Hill, a hamlet, 6km Southwest of Oxford city centre and 6km Northeast of Abingdon. The property offers the combination of a peaceful, rural location with excellent transport links: the A34 and A420 are only minutes away. The property offers easy access to the Oxford business parks, Milton Park and Culham Science Park, all within 15-20 minutes drive. There is a pub, The Fox Inn, 0.5km from the cottage that serves food. The nearby village of Wooton is 2 km away and offers a small supermarket, post office, a pharmacy and chip shop. There is an hourly bus (number 44) that goes from Boars Hill to Oxford and Abingdon. There is also a service available from Wooton.

Local Area

Boars Hill is an upmarket and picturesque area 6km South East of Oxford city. With fine views over the city of Oxford and beautiful countryside, Boars Hill makes the perfect setting to enjoy the great outdoors. The cottage itself sits on a public footpath that leads to Sunningwell near Abingdon.The renowned scholar and poet Matthew Arnold was a regular visitor to Boars Hill and coined the famous phrase "the dreaming spires" there. This encouraged people to visit the hill and settle there.

Pricing by period


  • Booking fee £30.00
  • 10% of rental for sofa bed
  • Cot and Highchair £50.00
  • Refundable damage deposit £350 (£450 for bookings over 28 days)

Property grading

  • Weeklyhome rating: Excellent
What are these ratings?


  • Double bedrooms: 1
  • Single bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Parking: On-Street
  • Lift access: NA
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette: Yes
  • Sitting room / Area: Yes
  • Infants welcome: Yes
  • Study / Area: Yes
  • Dining room / Area: Yes
  • Children welcome: Yes
  • No. of floors: 2
  • Garden: Private


  • Off street parking
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Toaster
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Grill
  • Broadband / ADSL
  • Bed Linen Towels
  • Alarm Clock
  • Courtyard / Garden
  • Freezer
  • Fridge with Ice Box
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher

The following facilities are not available

  • Radio
  • Stereo / CD PLayer
  • Video Recorder
  • Telephone
  • Cable TV Satellite TV
  • Camp Bed
  • Drying Facilities

The following facilities are available on request

  • Highchair
  • Sofa Bed
  • Cot