1800 ft²
Size
Kitchen
Garden
BBQ facilities
Washing machine
Free WiFi
Bath

Set in Oxford, 3 miles from University of Oxford, Shark House offers accommodation with a shared lounge, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a shared kitchen. Private parking is available on site.

Boasting a DVD player, the holiday home has a kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a fridge, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 4 bedrooms, and 4 bathrooms with a shower and a bath. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

A garden, barbecue and a sun terrace are available at the holiday home.

Blenheim Palace is 9.9 miles from Shark House, while Notley Abbey is 13.7 miles from the property. The nearest airport is RAF Benson Airport, 13.7 miles from the accommodation.

Shark House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 23 Apr 2019.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Private parking available on-site

Reliable info
Guests say the description and photos for this property are very accurate.

Availability

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Accommodation Type
Sleeps
 
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Property questions and answers
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  • Is there really a shark on the roof?
    Oh yes - there's a Wiki page all about it if you google The Oxford Shark... ;-)
    Answered on 11 February 2020
  • Hi, have a strange question, im popping over tomorrow however are you able to just open the curtain in the top room as I want to see the ceiling
    Sorry only just saw this - were you hoping to see the shark's head?
    Answered on 3 March 2022
  • Hi we are coming to Oxford for a funeral is there enough parking for 4 cars ?
    There’s one parking space behind the house which you are welcome to use for the duration of your stay. There’s also some paid parking around the corn...
    Answered on 18 March 2022
  • are there 4 rooms? it shows in the floor plan that there are only 3. thank you.
    Yes. we have three bedrooms up stair and the one on the plan which is on the ground floor (marked as dining room) is also a bedroom. ;-)
    Answered on 23 December 2020
  • Hello are there any bedrooms on the ground floor or accessible without using stairs?
    Yes - we have one ground floor double bed room. It's marled on the floor plan as the dining room but it is actually a bed room. The dining table is ...
    Answered on 18 February 2022
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Hosted by Benny Harrison

9.6
Host review score

Benny Harrison
The Shark House is a large double fronted Victorian property with four double bedrooms and four bathrooms. We are located in central Headington, close to Oxford city centre, hospitals, Oxford & Brookes Universities and plenty of shops, cafes and banks with in a minutes walk. We also have a 25 foot shark in our roof!
I have been managing short lets in London and Oxford since 2015.
Headington is a buzzing community with fantastic connections to London and Oxford.
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Excellent location - show map
Facilities of Shark House
Parking
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and charges may be applicable.
  • Street parking
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Kitchen
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Tumble dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • DVD player
  • TV
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Fold-up bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Outdoors
Sit back and relax
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Common areas
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Food & Drink
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
Activities
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Building characteristics
  • Semi-detached
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Miscellaneous
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
Languages spoken
  • English
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules Shark House takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

16:00 - 00:00

You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.

Check-out

Until 10:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of GBP 300 is required. The property charges this 14 days before arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Free

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

2 cots available upon request.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Please inform Shark House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

A damage deposit of GBP 300 is required. The property charges this 14 days before arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about Shark House

  • Yes, Shark House is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Shark House can accommodate the following group size:

    • 12 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Shark House is 2 miles from the centre of Oxford.

  • The prices at Shark House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Shark House by:

    • Bus 1h 30min

  • Shark House has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 4 bedrooms

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Shark House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • Check-in at Shark House is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.