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Cedar Cottage



Old Marston, Oxfordshire, OX3 0PT

Tel: +44 (0)1993 811711

Cedar Cottage


This charming two-bedroom cottage is located in the historic and idyllic village of Old Marston, Oxfordshire. This cottage is an oasis of calm in a beautiful English village setting; the only noise is the sound of church bells from the village church. The cottage is in a lovely countryside setting but only 3km from Oxford city centre. The cottage itself is set in 3/4 acre of beautiful garden, including a gorgeous pond and has been fitted to a high standard. The property is comfortable and has a lovely cottage feel. There are wonderful views over the countryside from the upstairs windows and a picturesque courtyard to enjoy the surroundings in the summer.

This property is owner managed by Alan and his wife. The couple built the cottage as a self-contained extension to their own home. The couple are very thoughtful and will help any visitor feel at home from day one.

• Cedar cottage is a brick built home set in the spacious grounds of the owner's own home.
• The cottage is located at the end of a secluded drive way.
• The entrance to the cottage is to the side of the cottage where there is a small patio area with outside table and chairs.
• The front door leads into the living room. The living room is comfortably furnished with a leather two seat sofa, leather single seat chair and an additional easy chair. There is a study desk, flat screen TV and generous storage space.
• The living room has wood flooring covered with a warm and decorative rug.
• The bathroom leads off the living room through a small utility/cloakroom. The bathroom has a bath and a shower over the bath.
• The kitchen leads off the living room. The kitchen is compact with ample work space and suitable for a family staying for a week or several months.
• The kitchen is equipped with everything that you require for day to day cooking and food preparation.
• The second floor is reached by a staircase with a twist at the bottom of the stairs.
• The staircase is carpeted and there is a banister/handrail.
• The main bedroom has a double bed, single bed, side tables, bureau and generous wardrobe space. There is a window overlooking the garden area, and a rear window overlooking countryside towards Oxford.
• The second bedroom has a single bed and bureau. There is additional clothes hanging space at the top of the stairs.
• Broadband internet connection
• There is space for one car to be parked in front of the property. There is nearby road parking for a second car.

Local area and amenities:

Old Marston is an idyllic and delightful village, located 3km northeast of the city centre. It has a lot of historic relevance, Oliver Cromwell visited the village during the English Civil War and the parish church of St Nicholas in the centre of the village dates back to 12th Century. There are lovely walks along the river Cherwell, a major tributary to the Thames, just a few minutes walk from the cottage. There are several excellent pubs in the village serving evening meals and a local shop selling basic amenities. There are several major supermarkets within 1km by car or within a few minutes by bus.


"We found the cottage fully equipped as advertised and it provided a wonderful 'home away from home' during our three week stay in Oxford. Bus connections into Oxford are within a short walking distance but there are two pubs close by in case you don't want to cook in the kitchen. We hope to return someday" Noah. M, Kuwait

"We would definitely recommend this property. Cedar Cottage is the perfect place to stay if you are in Oxford on business or pleasure. The facilities provide everything you need and the location is great. The owners are a lovely friendly couple who made us feel completely at home. We will definitely be staying there on our next visit to Oxford" Gayle. H, Barbados



  • Bar - Variety of bars and pubs within walking distance.
  • Food shop - Convenience store close by.
  • Restaurant - A variety of restaurants are nearby.

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Open pond in the garden, outside supervision required.
  • Cot
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome - Open pond in the garden, outside supervision required.
  • Food/bottle warming available
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • CD player in lounge
  • Children aged 12yrs+ welcome
  • Children aged 5+yrs welcome - Open pond in the gard, outside supervision required.
  • DVD available
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly
  • Linen included
  • Patio/Terrace for guests use
  • Pre-school children welcome (0-4yrs) - Open pond in garden, outside supervisiion required.
  • Public Telephone - Chargeable.
  • Wireless Internet Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Eating Out Within Walking Distance
  • Fitness facilities close by
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities
  • Swimming Pool close by

Parking & Transport

  • Bus stop within walking distance
  • Free parking - Parking on road.

Payment Methods

  • Delta
  • Maestro
  • Solo
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Country house - Close to open spaces.
  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside - Close to open spaces.

Room / Unit Features

  • All rooms non-smoking
  • Baths some rooms
  • Broadband
  • Colour TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Drying facilities
  • Ground Floor Room(s)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Microwave
  • Radio in unit
  • Two bedrooms
  • Washing Machine

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available


Map & Directions

Road Directions

If travelling from the M40:

• Leave the M40 at junction 8A ‘Oxford Services’.
• At roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A418 Signposted ‘Oxford’.
• Branch left, then merge onto the A40.
• Branches left, and then turn right onto Marsh Lane Signposted ‘Marston, Elsfield’.
• Turn left onto Elsfield Road Signposted ‘Old Marston’.
• Turn right onto Church Lane.
• Arrive at Cedar Cottage.

If travelling from the A34 Newbury Northbound:

• When travelling on the Newbury Bypass you will pass ‘Chieveley services’.
• At Hinksey Hill Interchange branch left signposted ‘Ring Road, Oxford A4144’ then at roundabout take 3rd exit onto the A423 Signposted ‘Ring Road, London’.
• Bear right onto the A4074.
• At Kennington roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A4074.
• Continue forward onto the A423.
• Bear left onto the A4074.

Or go to and type the property postcode OX3 0PT into the search field. This will give you an excellent map and you can generate directions by typing in your starting place.

Public Transport Directions

There is a regular bus services into Oxford city centre as well as into Summertown/North Oxford and along the Marston road to Headington. The location is especially convenient for anyone requiring short stay accommodation near to the Oxford hospitals. Cedar cottage has easy access by car to the Oxford ring road and the M40 motorway is just 8 minutes by car. Access to or from London is by local bus to the Headington road where there is a direct London bus service every 10-15 minutes. Alternatively there is a local bus service to/from Oxford rail station and Gloucester Green bus station.

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