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Whispering Cottages Guest House is a lovely base accommodation to explore the city of Oxford and surrounding areas while enjoying traditional English hospitality. Whispering Cottages is just 20 minutes away from the city centre with buses leaving the village every thirty minutes to head to Oxford. Whispering Cottages is perfectly set between surrounding countrysides and the river, where you can board local steamers for cruises up and down the waters in the summer months.

Whispering Cottages has luxury double bedrooms, which are situated in the old Cabinet Makers Barn.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • En-suite shower room equipped with heated towel rail
  • Luxury soft towels and dressing gowns
  • Luxury toiletries including hand wash, shampoo, conditioner & shower gel
  • Flat-screen television with “Free Sat” channels
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • A hospitality tray brimming with tea and herbal teas, filter coffee and a bowl of home-made biscuits and sweets
  • A refrigerator containing still & sparkling bottled water, fresh milk and a complimentary bottle of wine
  • Ironing-board & steam iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Guide books
  • A guest folder filled with useful information and ideas on where to eat and what to do


Whispering Cottages provides a lovely full English breakfast, made with fresh local & organic produce from Oxford where possible.

The City of Oxford:

On The Map: Oxford is located in the southern midlands of England, just 60 miles northwest of London.

Known as ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’, Oxford traces its origins to the 10th century. The town was initially established as a river crossing for oxen, and was known as Oxenaforda, meaning ‘Ford of the Oxen’. The city has attained global renown for the University of Oxford. Dating from the 12th century, it is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Oxford boasts fine examples of every architectural period since its founding – most replete in beautiful honey-colored stone. Aside from the magnificent college buildings, Radcliffe Camera, Carfax Tower, and Hertford Bridge, are some of Oxford’s most famous landmarks. Hertford Bridge (pictured) is often referred to as the ‘Bridge of Sighs’, as a result of its similarity to the Venice bridge of the same name. Owing to its large student population, Oxford is a ‘young’ town, and strikes a perfect balance between ancient and modern. Visitors to the city can explore a great variety of historic buildings and museums, ramble quaint cobblestone streets and peaceful courtyards, visit the Covered Market and perhaps enjoy a picnic at Headington Hill Park. A wealth of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars insure that Shoppers and Foodies will be very much at home in Oxford!

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