21st century B&B close to Oxford centre offering comfortable spacious rooms with modern facilities.


Cotswold House is a highly commended guest house situated in the leafy suburb of North Oxford and is featured in the Inspector Morse novels. Although it is only 2 miles from the city centre the atmosphere is both warm and relaxed and is ideally positioned for easy access to Oxford and the Cotswolds, as well as for the local Summertown restaurants, cafes and shops.

All the rooms are ensuites and are furnished to a high standard with complimentary hospitality trays and spa water, wall-mounted televisions and ample off-street parking. 

Food and Drinks

Breakfast is served Monday - Friday 7.30am - 9.30am and Saturday and Sunday 8.00am - 9.15am and consists of a full and varied breakfast menu served in the  ‘Cotswold styled’ dining room, offering traditional English breakfast cooked to order with a varied selection of cereals and fresh fruit, or vegetarian and continental breakfasts are provided on request.

Grounds and gardens

The gardens are available for use exclusively to guests staying in the deluxe ensuite.


21st century buildings

Breakfast included

Free car parking (on site)

No smoking

Children welcome

Historic Property


Free broadband access (wired)

Linen included

Towels included

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses

Golf course (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (a short drive)

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 5


Based on 16 Reviews
Service 4.5
Rooms 3.9
Food 4.6
Website 3.9
Value 3.9
Overall Experience 4.3

Staff were quite helpful about local transportation.
Prof Scott W

All OK no problems,
Mr Jeffrey N

Warm and helpful hosts. Room was clean and comfortable. Easy access to bus into Oxford.
Mrs Linda B

Welcoming and comfortable guest house in very convenient location on good bus route to the city and close to good restaurants. Pricey, but Oxford is.
Dr Robin C

The hosts were very welcoming and helpful. The breakfast very rich. The room, a bit small, but well equipped. It was a bit cold at night, although well heated until the evening. You need a bus/taxi/car to go to the city centre. The bus is 1 min from the house. I had a nice stay there:)
Miss Line A

Travel Info

Address: 363 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7PL, United Kingdom

Check In: 1.00pm  Check Out: 10.30am

Directions: From Oxford city centre head north on Alfred St toward High Street (A420) then turn left onto High Street, take the 1st left onto St. Aldate's and turn right onto Thames Street, continue to follow A420 and then turn right onto Hythe Bridge Street (A4144). Turn right onto Beaumont Street and take the 2nd left onto St. Giles, continue to follow A4165 and Cotswold B&B will be on the left. 

Cotswold House is two miles from Oxford city centre and is on a direct bus route alternatively a taxi into the city centre will cost approximately £6.00.