We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“A fantastic short break in a really nice cottage”
other travellers have booked this property
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
37 reviews
The Gardiner Arms
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 37 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
English first
French first
German first
Any
English first
CraigS190...
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A fantastic short break in a really nice cottage”
Reviewed 7 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

The cottage is wonderful! It is beautifully presented has a great location and everything has been included to make your stay comfortable and easy. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and greeted us on arrival - the welcome pack is a nice touch too.
The village is nice and quiet, with a shop great playpark and easy travel links. We caught the train to Oxford, with the station only a 10 mins stroll from the house and a cost of £9 return for our family of four it wasn't worth taking the car!! Blenheim Palace is 15 min drive away and we found lots of local pubs.
We loved this cottage and wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to anyone and hope to return for another short break soon

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Paul H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Our second visit - this place is great”
Reviewed 30 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

A lovely place to stay in a lovely setting.
Everything has been thought of inside the cottage and the owner could not be more friendly and helpful.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Andrew G
1 review
“A welcoming home from home.”
Reviewed 24 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Service outstanding. Property has attractive outside or "kerbside" appearance. Interior configuration or layout spacious, well and tastily furnished and easily managed. Location has easy access to local amenities - hourly bus service between Banbury and Oxford can be accessed within 200 yards of door-step, railway station to train service between Banbury and Oxford about 10 minutes walk from door-step, local shop/post office about 5 mins walk from door-step, and restaurant and pub about 8 minutes walk form door step. We liked the quaintness and tranquillity that Tackley has to offer. .

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The comfortable and spacious layout of the property
Liked least: The hall-way floor levels
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
gygirl
Grimsby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect accomodation and location for exploring Oxford and surrounding area.”
Reviewed 4 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We were warmly greeted by the owner who not only provided us with helpful information and offers of help, but a welcome pack as well, including a bottle of wine!
The accommodation was tasteful and extremely comfortable with a lovely courtyard garden outside the French doors. Perfect for three sixty-somethings but would also be ideal for a family with the two bathrooms. Living area was spacious with an open plan kitchen, having everything you need including a dining table.
The friendly local pub was a short stroll away and plenty of options for eating out not far away in a car. We didn't eat at the Gardiners Arms and it is advisable to check which nights they serve food. If we had booked ahead they would have cooked for us,
We went into Oxford by train which was brilliant, just a 10 minute journey, the station is a 5 minute walk from the lodge. You could also go to Banbury by train. There is also a good bus service and a convenient village shop.
Overall we had a lovely stay and would definitely return there if in the area another time.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ellian
Lancashire
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great stay”
Reviewed 12 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

I spent a week here with my wife and friends, the accommodation was spacious,clean,warn and inviting. The property was well maintained and the owner Keith was very obliging and helped with any small issue we had, he even took us to a bus stop in another villiage on the Sunday as the busses didn't run to Oxford from Tackley. The train station is just 5 minutes walk from the lodge. Overall a lovely place to stay and ideal for exploring the Cotswolds. I can not recommend this highly enough.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The location and proximity of the train station.
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
from
US$ 168
/
Night
Week
Book Now
Or, send the owner a message
This property has Payment Protection
Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer.
Learn more about paying safely.
Do you own a holiday home? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing