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Clean, comfortable accommodation is provided per booking
Glebe Retreat is a most beautiful place to stay, clean, nice, comfortable and with amazing views. Emily is a most gracious host, has great communication and made us feel most welcome. She went above and beyond to help us with our stay. Glebe Retreat is also so close to Oxford which is very nice. We would love to come back someday.
A total chill out !
Glebe Retreat sits on an elevated position overlooking Emily & Arun's beautiful family home, reached by quite a steep gravel / stone path. Upon parking we were immediately met by 2 comical Alpaca's and a family of small ponies, which we visited most days.
We had booked the property as we were visiting our Daughters, so had been looking for somewhere large enough to accommodate four adults. This was perfect for us.
Upon opening the door, we were pleasantly surprised to find everything inside, clean and contemporary, with four modern sofas, a large tv and a comfy large dining table & chairs.
The two bedrooms are large and contain all you could need. A hairdryer was included and it was nice to have dressing tables.
The kitchen was fully equipped and contained everything we needed with the exception of ONE thing. We would have liked an egg slice Emily ! Otherwise, No moans at all.
Sitting outside on the patio was very relaxing. We enjoyed evenings there, but if you went out early in the day, we occasionally caught site of a rabbit or two. The family own two Labradors, both of whom popped up to say hello, however the younger of the two, Ronnie visited us daily, which we loved. She's a very friendly dog, a bit excitable, but soon calms down.
Arun & Emily are a very friendly couple. They'd wave if they saw us sitting outside, gave us a lift locally and even brought a card and box of chocs up to me as they knew it was my birthday. Thanks again for your kindness.
In a nutshell, if you are looking for clean modern holiday home in a beautiful rural location, don't think twice about booking Glebe Retreat. The only consideration that I can see, would be that this property may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, as the beds are fairly low, (not a problem for us) and the gravel drive is quite steep if walking.
Jo & Clive
Thank you for leaving this detailed and positive review of my holiday home it clearly highlights the great aspects of staying here.
I’m glad you enjoyed your stay and felt relaxed and comfortable. I hope to see you in the future- I promise to remember the egg slice!
Many thanks it was a pleasure.
Lovely property very well equipped
Glebe Retreat was the perfect place to stay for us ( 4 adults 2 children) whilst we attended a wedding in the next village over the weekend.
Property was spotlessly clean and very well equipped on our arrival - and very helpfully Emily had left a travel cot and high chair for us - many thanks!
Our grandchildren loved the ponies and llamas, but Paige and Ronnie looking through the window at them each morning was the most entertaining,we even managed to sit on the decking area and enjoy the peace and tranquillity once or twice over the weekend.
Probably the only slight problem is one bathroom........... but we just had to be organised morning of wedding to get everyone showered etc!!
Lovely property and great spot would highly recommend if visiting the area to use Glebe Retreat as your base.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this great review of my holiday home.
I’m thrilled that you enjoyed your stay here and I hope that if you visit Oxford in the future you will stay again.
It was a real pleasure to have you here.
Well kept, fab location, spacious, secure, stunning view.
We found the property very clean, comfortable and very spacious. The owners were welcoming and helpful. If you would like a place to stay that has good secure parking away from roads and a peaceful location you will like it here. The animals were lovely, the Llamas kept their distance but the ponies always came to see us which pleased my daughter. The dogs also came to say Hello, they were very friendly and one wanted to join us for dinner one night which we all found quite amusing. The view is great from the terrace and the area is lovely. Easy to get into Oxford using the park and ride. The property would have benefited from a more spacious shower room as it is rather compact. However it was ok for us as a family with older children. Overall a great property and great location. The previous negative review should be disregarded as these were specific circumstances and have no relevance to the use of this property as a holiday let. Dont let it put you off in any way. X
Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review of my holiday home it truly highlights the great aspects of the location and surroundings.
I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay here, I hope you will return in the future.
If only the weather had been kinder!
Glebe Retreat has wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and a table and chairs placed perfectly to truly enjoy those views (as well as the llamas and ponies in the field below). But unless you're lucky, the weather will keep you inside.
Inside, the 2 bedroom cottage is very spacious (ii.e., the bedrooms and living room). In contrast, the bathroom is small. During our stay, there were problems with the internet and the hot water. Emily, the owner, is aware of the problems and is working to address them. Emily was very understanding, as she didn't turn a hair when we explained we had marked the wall in the bedroom. She just said she had some extra paint and not to worry.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but in colder weather would have found it irritating to have to jump in and out of the car to enter numbers on the keypad to open and close the gates. Emily, perhaps you could look into the possibility of more modern technology.
We have just had a super week at Glebe Retreat. The property is a lot lighter and bigger than the photos suggest and Glebe Retreat has a lovely calm feel about it (as well as being spotlessly clean)
When I arrived I had an incident with a blind and had to call Emily who was just lovely about everything so thanks again Emily.
The property has stunning views of the surrounding countryside but you are only 5mins (if that) from Park and Ride with buses to London and Oxford etc.
It was a super base for us and if we are holidaying in this area again I would definitely be in touch to see if Glebe Retreat is vacant.
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at my holiday home. Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review clearly highlighting the great aspects of glebe retreat.
Many thanks to you for your respect and care for the holiday home.
Situated in an elevated position away from the road and noise.
5 miles from Oxford city centre.
5 minute drive to thorn hill park & ride
2 local pubs/restaurants
local service station
shotover national park 5 minutes away