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Spacious House In the Quiet Rural Village Of Goosey, Vale of the White Horse

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
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 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 (no stags or hens though!)

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
  • Sleeps 16
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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

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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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10 Reviews

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based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

5

Wonderful stay in a lovely property

  • 5 of 5

A very clean and comfortable property which was just right for our family and friends. Lots of bathrooms, and plenty of space. Well equpped kitchen. Friendly and helpful owners. We will certainly be back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very, very much for taking the time to write this lovely review!! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Amber
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5

Very well presented property with great garden

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 10 adults and 8 kids and spent the August bank holiday at the house. There was plenty of space both in the house for a dinner party and outside for the kids to play and for a BBQ. The house was very clean and tidy and had everything we needed. there are also some very good local pubs as well which are a short drive away.Overall a very enjoyable place to stay for a weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very, very much for taking the time to write this review and we hope to see you all again some day soon! Best wishes Amber
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5

Spacious, welcoming and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We rented Longacre for a large family party and found it was perfect for our needs. The children loved having their own sitting room (so did the adults!), and all of the rooms were large and comfortable. The garden was huge and easily accommodated an afternoon of cricket, an evening Halloween sweetie hunt and some fireworks as well. The house was very well appointed and Amber popped over to say hello and to see if we needed anything.

Nearby were some lovely walks which could be as short or long as you wished, and local pubs served delicious food.

I would not hesitate in recommending Longacre to anyone who needs large and varied accommodation, and enjoys the British countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very, very much for this lovely review! We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Amber
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5

Longacre rocks!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! So well set up for a holiday with extended family, with lots of space for everyone to get together or do their own thing, and amply kitted out for big dinners and bbqs. Kids loved the garden, the garden room and the toys provided. Can't wait to go back again!

Also very convenient for Bicester outlet shopping and all the sights of Oxford. A real find!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very very much for taking the time to write this flattering review! Best wishes Amber
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5

Fantastic for a family get-together.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful long weekend here - 13 adults and 7 kids squeezed in - celebrating a family birthday. There was ample space and equipment. The host was incredibly kind and accommodating, and I would not hesitate recommending this space to any large groups of friends/family.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very, very much for this lovely review! Hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Amber
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5

Gorgeous, comfortable and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

Longacre is a huge house. It was well able to accommodate my friends and I for a 30th in the summer. It was very clean, well equipped, and extremely comfortable (especially the beds, which have proper cotton sheets etc). We had a great weekend, visiting the local market town and walking on the White Horse Hill, and there are lots of great pubs in the area. We all gathered in Oxford on the Friday evening, and it was an easy minibus ride from there - it's also not far from Didcot Parkway. I would strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a well-appointed weekend away - a real home-from-home (except my home is about a tenth of the size, and doesn't have such nice stuff)!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review! Best wishes Amber
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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.

Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£990
for 3 nights
From
£330
From
£400
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,600
 
 
Festive Season
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 5 nights
From
£450
£2,370
 
 
Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 3 nights
From
£380
From
£413
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,650
 
 
Half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 3 nights
From
£430
From
£462
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,850
 
 
Winter
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 3 nights
From
£380
From
£413
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,650
 
 
Spring
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 3 nights
From
£430
From
£462
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,850
 
 
Easter
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,725
for 3 nights
From
£575
From
£610
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,440
 
 
Spring
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 3 nights
From
£430
From
£462
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,850
 
 
May Day
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,725
for 3 nights
From
£575
From
£610
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,440
 
 
Spring
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 3 nights
From
£430
From
£462
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,850
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,725
for 3 nights
From
£575
From
£610
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,440
 
 
Summer/early Autumn
2 Jun 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,755
for 3 nights
From
£585
From
£610
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,440
 
 
Late Autumn
6 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 3 nights
From
£430
From
£462
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,850
 
 
Winter
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 3 nights
From
£380
From
£413
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,650
 
 
Festive Season
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,830
for 3 nights
From
£610
£2,440
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

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

A deposit of 25% is required on booking with the balance due 8 weeks in advance. If you are booking within an 8 week period then the full payment will be required.
You will be emailed a week in advance of your stay to arrange the payment of the security deposit (£300). This is refunded within 5 days of departure (unless any major mishaps!).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • house

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

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

Floor Area

  • 3858 sq. ft.

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.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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