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Very Spacious Property With Large Garden In The Heart of Oxfordshire

People16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 3,858 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Detached house, 6 bedrooms, 2 Sitting Rooms, 16 people

Available to rent throughout the year, this recently refurbished Oxfordshire holiday let is a very spacious house located in the quiet rural village of Goosey. This Oxon based house has a large garden and looks out on to the lovely village green which is about 18 acres where the monks of ancient Oxford once farmed their geese — hence the name. It sleeps 13 comfortably (16 with the sofa bed and zed bed) and is ideal for short breaks (minimum 3 nights) or longer rentals. Fabulous for family get-togethers or groups of friends; children and pets are welcome (sorry but no Stag parties)

Accommodation & Facilities

1. Utilities: Range Cooker and standard cooker, Microwave, 2 x Fridge/Freezer, Washing machine, Tumble Drier and all other standard utilities.

2. Rooms: Bedrooms (6), Bathrooms (4), large Kitchen, Dining room and 2 Sitting rooms. Generous halls and utility room.

3. Beds: 3 x King, 2 x double (one of the doubles is in with the bunk bed) and a single, and a sofa bed if needed. High quality linen and towels provided.

4. Outside: Large landscaped garden and terrace with seating and BBQs.

5. Access: Lots of parking space.

6. Technical: 2 x LCD Digital TV, DVD, Wifi

Further details

We offer a spacious and fully equipped kitchen (please note the AGA in the picture has been replaced with a professional range cooker), a dining room and 2 large living rooms with plenty of seating.

There are 6 bedrooms that include:

3 king beds

1 double bed

1 double bed with bunk beds

1 single bed

1 double sofa bed in the summer house (please note there is electricity but no plumbing in the summer house).

There are 4 bathrooms, 3 of which are new and en-suite. Longacre also has a large landscaped garden with a terrace on which there are barbeques, 3 picnic tables and plenty of comfortable chairs for dining outside.

More Details

Property Manager
Amber
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2017

About Amber

This is a picture of us in one of many local pubs. We also live in Goosey so we're close by to help! We have 3 children, couple of ponies, dogs, cat and chickens. Marcus is a racing journalist and I (Amber) look after Longacre and I'm a full time Mum etc.

Amber Armytage, who runs Longacre, is a mother of three and lives just across the green.

A Bit of Background

After four years in the Maritime department at Christie’s in London, Amber worked in France before coming back to work for a London-based interior design company called Beaumont & Fletcher. Then, after moving to Goosey, she set up her own interior decorating business, much in demand after the summer floods of 2007. She combined this with bringing up her three children.

She is married to the Daily Telegraph racing correspondent, Marcus, who is the last amateur jockey to win the Grand National and holds the course record time.

www.holidayletoxfordshire.co.uk

Amber purchased this house in 2014

Why Amber chose Faringdon

This property is the perfect property for a friends (not stags or hens though!)and family get together because it's spacious and sleep 13 in beds and 16 with the new sofa bed and zed bed.

Longacre is in the most beautiful part of England with the benefit of being an hour and a half from London by car (depending on time of day) 50 mins by train. Goosey is close to many historical towns with many other great attractions, please see the website: www.holidayletoxfordshire.co.uk.

What makes this house unique

If you're into riding there is a riding school in Goosey called Asti.

Longacre is the perfect place for a family and friends get together. It is close to the Uffington White Horse, the Ridgeway, the Cotswolds and the upper reaches of the Thames. All this and only 80 miles from central London. The Roman towns of Cirencester, Bath and Cheltenham are all within an hour.

Only 25 minutes from Oxford

and smaller market towns of Wantage and Faringdon (10 minutes) while Stanford-in-the-Vale is even closer. See more information in the Local Area page.

www.holidayletoxfordshire.co.uk

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Wonderful space for all 12 of us. The garden was lovely. Beds very confortable and younger generation had their own space with 2 living rooms!!"
Jun 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Faringdon in Vale of White Horse District

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3858 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - En-suite
    Bathroom 3 - En-suite
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed
  • 1 double sofa bed in the summer house (please note there is electricity but no plumbing in the summer house). Single fold-up bed also available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Reviews

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Very Spacious Property With Large Garden In The Heart of Oxfordshire
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

Really lovely home.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home for group gatherings. Worked really well having the two lounges, especially with the children who used one and the grownups were in the other. Brilliant big kitchen too. Bedrooms are all spacious and really comfortable

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Very pleased you are coming again in March! Best wishes Amber
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5

Our accomodation needs were met in full

  • 5 of 5

Excellent. It was just what we needed for a family birthday celebration with eleven adults and three children. The owner was fully responsive to a question or two that we had. The summerhouse with pool tables was a fun retreat. I would definitely recommend the property.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! 😊We hope to see you again one day!! Amber
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5

Perfect for our large group of friends and teenagers

  • 5 of 5

We received a warm welcome from Amber and it was clear she wanted our stay to be a happy one, which it was! Rural location with fabulous large garden, complete with garden furniture, was perfect for our October mini break. 2 sitting rooms were ideal for teenagers and adults, with mini pool table adding fun entertainment. This lovely house does accommodate 16 in respect of beds - teenage siblings shared a double bed which was fine with benefit of own en-suite bathroom, and other 2 teenage boys were in large summer house with extra z-bed - needless to say that they were very happy with own space! We live in the north - if looking for accommodation near Oxford again, we would love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a lovely review! You were perfect guests and we hope to see you again one day! 😊 Amber
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5

Our perfect weekend.

  • 5 of 5

You walk into some houses and they immediately feel like home. Longacre is one of these places. Twelve of us were on a family get together to celebrate our Golden Wedding anniversary. We could not have selected a better venue. Our party consisted of ages 2 to 76 and we really enjoyed every aspect of Longacre and the area. Our six year old granddaughter cried when we had to leave displaying all of our sentiments. Many thanks to Amber she could not have been more helpful. We had an exceptional Sunday lunch at The Eagle Tavern at Little Coxwell.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! I hope you'll come again one day, you were perfect guests! Best wishes Amber
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5

Lovely place for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Longacre for a long weekend celebrating our Ruby Wedding. The house suited us perfectly as a family group of 8 adults, 5 children and a baby. Everything was well provided for and the house had a friendly, comfortable feel to it. Amber was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The children loved playing with the toys and in the garden. We all had great fun with the badminton and croquet. It was lovely to have 2 sitting rooms, for the adults and children! Goosey is a very quiet, peaceful place but with good local links. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a lovely review, you were perfect guests, please come again! Best wishes Amber
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5

Christmas 2016 at Longacre, Goosey

  • 5 of 5

Longacre was everything it was described and more. The well-maintained property provided the perfect location for our family from around the globe to gather for Christmas, it felt like home! It slept 14 with comfort, and enough space to accommodate additional day visitors. The owner was absolutely charming and was avaialble before, during and after our stay to answer any questions. Amber also provided us with a recommended list of shopping, pub, restaurant and local attractions which came in very useful. We had a great afternoon at the Fox in Denchworth if you like a short walk and a good English pub. The property also has a large garden and summer house which we did not use but in the warmer weather would be great as additional space for a family gathering. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so, so much for this lovely review! We hope to see you again one day 😁򐐡 All our best wishes Amber
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Location

Car: necessary

An ideal holiday let in Oxfordshire

Longacre is the perfect place for a family and friends get together. It is close to the Uffington White Horse, the Ridgeway, the Cotswolds, the upper reaches of the Thames. All this and only 80 miles from central London. The Roman towns of Cirencester, Bath and Cheltenham are all within an hour.

Only 20 minutes from Oxford

Not so long ago there were seven working farms located around the green and although the dairy cows which once roamed it are no longer there it remains very rural. It has easy access to Oxford (20 minutes) and the smaller market towns of Wantage and Faringdon (10 minutes) while Stanford-in-the-Vale is even closer. See more information in the Local Area page.

Goosey

Goosey is in the middle of what is known locally as the Vale of the White Horse, an area to the north of the racing centre of Lambourn, its surrounding downland and the Ridgeway, the ancient track which runs 87 miles from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Avebury in Wiltshire. This national trail is popular with walkers, runners, riders and off-road cyclists.

Oxford

The county capital Oxford, “the city of dreaming spires” is only 20 minutes away. It boasts numerous theatres, museums, historic university buildings, a covered market and activities such as punting on the river Cherwell.

Woodstock

Five miles west of Oxford is Blenheim Palace in the small Cotswold town of Woodstock, a stunning home given to the 1st Duke of Marlborough by the nation after his victory in the battle of Blenheim 1704. It was also the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill and he is buried in the next door village.

Bampton

Bampton is a village just north of the Thames. It is best known for the church scenes in Downton Abbey though the locals play it down. Highclere Castle, where the bulk of the series is filmed is half an hour away.

The Cotswold Wildlife Park

The Cotswold Wildlife Park, particularly popular with children is 25 minutes away by the stunning historical town of Burford (My Grandparents went there on honeymoon).

Lambourn

Lambourn houses over 1000 racehorses and is characterised by large areas of open grassland gallops. The 2015 Grand National winner Many Clouds is trained there as well as the highest rated chasers of modern times Sprinter Sacre, whilst the winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2015 is trained in the next door village, Letcombe Bassett.

Bicester

If you enjoy a little retail therapy there’s Bicester Village half an hour away.

Giffords

During the summer Giffords a magical village green circus, tours much of the locality, I couldn’t recommend it highly enough is you’re staying for any length of time but book early to avoid disappointment.

Wantage

Wantage is small market town (5 miles from Goosey), which has a market every Wednesday and Saturday and other supermarkets and shops. It’s where King Alfred (849) and Lester Piggott (widely regarded as one of the greatest flat racing jockeys of all time) were both born. A statue of King Alfred stands in the centre of the market square - there is not one of Lester yet....

Faringdon

Faringdon is also a small market town (4 miles from Goosey). Faringdon stands on a hill overlooking the Thames. The Folly, a prominent tower, can be seen for miles around particularly at Christmas when it is lit up. Market day is every Tuesday with a Farmers' market on the first Tuesday in every month.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Dec 17
7 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£536
for 3 nights
£1,250
 
 
Festive Season
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 3 nights
From
£650
£2,440
 
 
Winter 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 3 nights
From
£450
£1,700
 
 
Half Term
9 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 3 nights
From
£500
£1,905
 
 
Late Winter
16 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 3 nights
From
£450
£1,700
 
 
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,010
for 3 nights
From
£670
£2,515
 
 
Easter holidays 2018
6 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 3 nights
From
£500
£1,905
 
 
May 11 to 24 2018
4 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 3 nights
From
£500
£1,905
 
 
Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,010
for 3 nights
From
£670
£2,215
 
 
Oct 2018
5 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 3 nights
From
£500
£1,905
 
 
Winter Nov 2018
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 3 nights
From
£450
£1,700
 
 
Christmas & NY 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£2,010
for 3 nights
From
£670
£2,515
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£2,010
for 3 nights
From
£670
£2,215
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Pet Fee £20

*: Except Easter, Christmas, New Year and Bank Holidays which are charged at High Season Tariff.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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