Kidlington, Great Britain

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March 01, 2024 - October 31, 2024 4 days

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House in Islip near Oxford, Great Britain

Home in Islip, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 2RX Great Britain.
The Old Fox is a former coaching inn believed to date back to c.1723 situated in the heart of the village of Islip which is the birthplace of Edward the Confessor and the property has a truly delightful 'walled garden' offering huge amounts of privacy and seclusion. Over the years the property has been renovated and updated to create a wonderful family home combining period features with modern day living. The accommodation comprises a kitchen/family room enjoying a double aspect complete with 'Morso' wood burning stove, dining room, sitting room with 'Morso' wood burning stove, utility room and cloakroom on the ground floor. The first floor enjoys a master bedroom suite with a stylish en-suite shower room, two further double bedrooms, and single bedroom and a spacious family bathroom. The property retains much of its character such as exposed beams, handmade wooden shutters in the kitchen/family room, and a mixture of solid oak flooring, stripped wooden floorboards and travertine tiling. There are a number of areas with exposed stone work in various rooms. The former stables have been converted in to very useful annexe/office space which is rented out TOutside there is a stunning low maintenance garden with various seating areas and a variety of flower beds and borders. In addition to all of this, there are electric gates leading to parking for up to four vehicles.

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Our Family

  • 4 Adults
  • 3 Children
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  • Doctors 3 and sales director

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7
  • Living Area: 100 m2
  • Total Area: 175 m2

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television


  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ


  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • France
  • Italy

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: London, Heathrow - 37 miles

Islip is a historic village on the River Ray, just above its confluence with the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England. It is about 2 miles east of Kidlington and about 5 miles north of Oxford. The Domesday Book of 1086 recorded a watermill at Islip. A mill survived in the village until 1949, when it was demolished. The village is famous for its royal connections. Edward the Confessor, Anglo-Saxon English king and saint (1042-1066) was born in Islip and tradition holds that he was baptised in St Nicholas church here.The Old Fox dates back to 1723 when it was a coaching house called the Old Fox and Grapes.
The village has a community shop and a village hall. There is feted restaurant The Old Swan and also a pub The Red Lion which is currently awaiting new management. There are beautiful country walks all around. It takes 1 hour to walk across the fields to Oxford city. There is train station with regular trains to Oxford and Lindon Marylebone. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 652.

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  • Doctors 3 and sales director


  • Boy - Age: 1
  • Boy - Age: 2
  • Boy - Age: 5


  • We do not have pets.