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5* accredited; superb city centre location; immaculate, spacious apartment

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Well laid out & spacious living space with comfortable seating:modern luxury at its comfortable best
Spacious carpeted bedroom & dressing area with blackout blinds & underfloor heating
Fully fitted & abundantly equipped kitchen with granite worksurfaces & Quooker boiling water tap
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
4 nights minimum
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The only one bedroom self catering accommodation in Oxford city centre accredited with a Visit England 5 Star, Gold award rating. Achieved 100% rating for cleanliness from Visit England’s qualified assessors for the 17 years we have been operating: "Exemplary standards of cleanliness continue to be one of the features of the apartment". We maintain a minimum 24 hour buffer between all reservations. The Tidmarsh is a one bedroom semi serviced apartment, one of just seven apartments at the Heritage side of the Oxford Castle Quarter: secure gated access to outdoor staircase and own front door ensures that social distancing is easily maintained. Modern, quality furnishings, wifi & maintained to the highest standards. Suitable for professionals, academics or holidaymakers wanting a quiet bu...The only one bedroom self catering accommodation in Oxford city centre accredited with a Visit England 5 Star, Gold award rating. Achieved 100% rating for cleanliness from Visit England’s qualified assessors for the 17 years we have been operating: "Exemplary standards of cleanliness continue to be one of the features of the apartment". We maintain a minimum 24 hour buffer between all reservations. The Tidmarsh is a one bedroom semi serviced apartment, one of just seven apartments at the Heritage side of the Oxford Castle Quarter: secure gated access to outdoor staircase and own front door ensures that social distancing is easily maintained. Modern, quality furnishings, wifi & maintained to the highest standards. Suitable for professionals, academics or holidaymakers wanting a quiet but central location in an apartment where attention to detail is paramount. The apartment is 100% owner managed; no duties are outsourced to third parties.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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Meet the host
Patricia C
Hosting since September 2012
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe meet all guests to hand over keys, show around and answer any questions. We are 100% contactable for the duration of all stays. Although we have a strict cancellation policy, if Government restrictions prevent travelling, we will refund in full.
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Reviews (15)
Breadbird
Breadbird
90 contributions
Four nights was not enough in Pat's wonderful flat in the heart of Oxford. Pat met us on arrival to hand over the keys to this spotless little unit. And she left all manner of welcome gifts: chocolates, good wine, fruit home-made bread and butter and even jam. We were shameless enough to eat them all with pleasure. The flat has everything you need - oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine for instance. There are plenty of places to buy food nearby, including a M&S and the famous Covered Market, and one is in walking distance of all the great sights of Oxford as well as the bus and train stations. We took the coach from Gatwick - and easy trip for tired travellers which puts you three blocks away from the castle and the flat. We left Oxford by train, also an easy walk. For context, we are not youngsters - one of us is in his 80s and I will be there later this year. I hope we can come back some time, and I feel badly that the ravages of the current pandemic must be hard on Pat and her business.
Visited March 2020
Written 26 March 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David C
David C
Community, VA2 contributions
I'm not German, but I think that simple word sums up my wonderful stay in the best way possible. If Pat will allow it, I will be coming back next year. Thanks for a truly lovely stay.
Visited September 2019
Written 25 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pat1998
Pat1998
Grand Prairie, TX113 contributions
Can we give this more than 5 stars? The flat was immaculately clean & in the most perfect location for exploring Oxford. It’s also very close to the train and bus stations if you’re leaving the city. Attention to detail was really evident from the candy, fruit, & wine provided as well as some basic staples. Pat & Steve have provided a huge book of instructions & updated brochures so you can find plenty to do. We’ve stayed in several flats in the UK but this was absolutely the best! Thanks Pat & Steve!
Visited September 2018
Written 21 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pat C
Pat C
Dear Pat & Rollin Thank you very much for your kind words. I am so pleased that everything that Tidmarsh had to offer worked well for you. It would be lovely to welcome you back one day. Pat
Written 25 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Go541041
Go541041
1 contribution
el apartamento tiene todo lo que uno puede necesitar e incluso más. La dueña, Pat, es encantadora. Me recibió y me dio todo tipo de facilidades en mi llegada. Me recibió con pan, hecho por ella misma, bombones, botella de vino, fruta, zumos, leche, todo tipo de cosas para desayunar. La ubicación excelente. una 10!!
Visited May 2018
Written 14 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pat C
Pat C
Thank you Yolanda. Hope to see you again. Kind regards Pat
Written 14 May 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

afletcher45
afletcher45
Keighley, United Kingdom8 contributions
My husband and I visited this lovely apartment over the Easter holidays. Pat has thought of everything. We loved the home baked bread, basket of fruit and all the other goodies left in the apartment and after a long journey these were really appreciated. The apartment is very central but very quiet and everywhere is walkable. We travelled by train, the station being only a few mins walk from the apartment as are the shops, colleges and all the other attractions of Oxford. It is immaculately clean and very well equipped and we hope to return in the future.
Visited April 2018
Written 30 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pat C
Pat C
Dear Andrea & Charlie Many thanks for sending this review - much appreciated. I am so glad that everything worked well for you, and hope to see you again one day. Pat
Written 2 May 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David and Helen M
David and Helen M
11 contributions
We have now stayed at 2 Tidmarsh Lane so often it feels like our home in UK. It is perfectly situated for exploring Oxford or the district by bus or train, and for catching the express coach to London, and just as perfect to come back to each day. The personal greeting by Pat and her generous welcome package, the top quality of the apartment and its fittings, great security and Pat's attention to detail and impeccable housekeeping, make this offering well deserve its top rating. We will be back next year.
Visited October 2017
Written 20 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

wheel73
wheel73
Calgary, Canada
Thank you for sharing your wonderful flat! We enjoyed staying here so much the last two weeks. It really is so well appointed and comfortable and the location is ideal. We hope we can stay again, next time we are here.
Visited March 2017
Written 2 April 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Judgeheyjude
Judgeheyjude
San Jose, CA2 contributions
My husband and I just finished a week in Oxford at 2 Tidmarsh Lane and cannot recommend it more. From the booking and timely contacts with information and responses, to the spotless high end apartment adjacent to central Oxford yet private and quiet. We knew the booking would be special based on prior reviews, but even so it exceeded our hopes and expectations. The owner, Pat, met us promptly at the scheduled time, explained everything about the flat thoroughly, and even left a freshly baked loaf of breath, a basket of perfectly ripened fruit, a bottle of still water, a bottle of wine, a box of chocolates, and juice/milk to start the week. We felt spoiled from the moment we began our stay. However beyond the apartment, the location couldn't have been more ideal to visiting with friends, dining at exceptional town restaurants, touring the town and local sites. We had arrived from London by train and easily walked the short blocks from station to the apartment. We took the train for a day trip to bath, very easy and convenient. Other highlights include the evensong service at Christ Church, touring Worcester College, and extensive walks around the expansive greens and stream paths. As you can see, we leave confirmed fans of 2 the Tidmarsh!
Visited June 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 18 June 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pat C
Pat C
Dear Judy I am glad that The Tidmarsh proved an excellent base for you to enjoy the splendours of Oxford. Thank you for posting a review, as I never chase guests to do this, and I take very few bookings via Trip Advisor, as most are from returning guests. Therefore reviews are few, but I know that it does help others in their search through the many properties in Oxford, so many thanks. Look forward to welcoming you back in a few years.
Written 29 June 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shirley S
Shirley S
Oxford, United Kingdom4 contributions
This rental apartment exceeded my expectations. The location is unbeatable being right in the centre of the city, next to the historic Oxford Castle complex. It is just minutes away from good restaurants and shops. The central bus station is just a 5 minute walk away and the rail station is also close by (about 8 minutes). Although it is in the city centre, the location is quite quiet and has a gated entrance. If the main focus of your trip is to visit the colleges and museums, you can walk everywhere, no need to take a bus. If you want to take a bus to go out of the city, local buses are just a few minutes from the door. There is also great deal of information on local attractions and events provided for you to read at your leisure. You may not need the Tourist Information office. The apartment itself is superb. It has recently been renovated and is tastefully decorated, furnished and equipped to the highest standard from the Le Creuset cookware to the Brabantia garbage can, and plush towels in the bathroom. I enjoyed relaxing on the soft leather sofa. However, the bed may not fit you, if you are over 5' 9" tall. The linens are changed weekly by Pat, the owner, who is a very nice lady. Pat provided all the essentials: coffee and tea (there is even an espresso machine with a variety of pods, even decaf), freshly baked bread, butter, bottled water, orange juice and even fresh fruit. I did not miss anything from home in the well-equipped kitchen. I look forward to staying there again in the future.
Visited April 2016 Travelled solo
Written 4 May 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pat C
Pat C
Many thanks for your kind comments Shirley. I should point out that the bed is a double bed: 190cm x 135 cm, so that future guests are able to size up if unsure.
Written 16 May 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kairumoose
kairumoose
California8 contributions
The Tidmarsh far exceeded our expectations! It is located right next door to the Oxford Castle and is just a short walk from the train station and bus station so getting there and taking day trips from Oxford to London and elsewhere is very easy. Its also walking distance to local museums, the colleges, theaters, restaurants, and shopping. Well maintained, modern, comfortable, FULLY equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, iron/ironing board, vanity (w/a blow dryer that I coveted!), a safe, plenty of storage space for your personal belongings and luggage, and everything else you would expect to find in your own home, this rental had it ALL including a desk to park your laptop and a strong wi-fi signal for those who are on a work-ation and/or trying to minimize their over-seas data usage charges on their cell phone. I also liked that it was safe and had a security gate accessible only by key or if you are 'buzzed in' by a tenant as I was joined by my youthful and beautiful niece during my second week after my husband left. Pat is a most gracious host and her welcome basket of yummy treats--including homemade bread no less!--was thoughtful and lovely. I wish I could give her rental 10 stars!
Visited August 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 18 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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About the neighbourhood
An historic University town, Oxford has something to offer everyone… Oxford Castle – The apartment overlooks the two oldest parts of the castle: St George’s Tower and the Mound – which date from 1071. Universities – The oldest University in Great Britain and many colleges are open to the public to view. Tours – Open top buses are a good way to see the main attractions and decide which you would like to visit in more detail. Botanic Gardens – the oldest Botanical Gardens in Great Britain and a setting for Phillip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials'.
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