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Budgeting for Your Stay: A Guide to The Cost of Short Lets in Oxford

The search for short-term accommodation in Oxford can often be a bewildering journey, particularly when it comes to deciphering the various costs associated with different types of accommodation on offer. Oxford is cited as being the fourth most expensive city in the UK in which to rent a home (after London, Cambridge and Brighton). 

To help you navigate this maze and make an informed decision, we’ve put together a rough guide to shed light on what you can anticipate when searching for properties in this historic city. Whether you’re planning to relocate, visiting for business purposes, or pursuing your studies, there’s a short let home to suit a wide range of budgets.

Oxford and greater Oxford area

These are approximate prices for a mid-range fully furnished and equipped property with the rent inclusive of furnishings, heating and electricity, council tax, linen and towels.

Number of rooms3 nights1-2 weeks (per week)3-4 weeks (per week)5-8 weeks (per week)9-12 weeks (per week)
Studio£450£800£750£730£700
One bed£550£860£840£820£800
Two bed£650£950£930£910£900
Three bed£750£1300£1250£1220£1200
Four bed£850£1500£1450£1400£1350

Choosing a Short Let home or apartment over a traditional hotel or B&B, offers a host of advantages that can enhance your stay in Oxford. Let’s take a closer look at these benefits:

  • Cost-Effective: Short lets typically come with fewer hidden charges compared to hotels or B&Bs. You can have greater clarity on your overall expenses, making it easier to manage your budget effectively.
  • Privacy: When you opt for a short let, you gain exclusive access to the entire property for the duration of your stay. This means you have the space all to yourself, free from the hustle and bustle of a hotel lobby or shared accommodations.
  • Flexibility: Short-term rentals afford you the freedom to live on your terms. You can utilise the kitchen facilities, whip up your favourite meals, and even invite colleagues or friends over for dinner, creating a homely and inviting atmosphere.
  • Spacious Living: One of the standout advantages of short lets is the generous living space they provide. Compared to the often cramped quarters of a standard hotel room, a typical one-bedroom apartment or studio offers significantly more room to stretch out and unwind.

If you need any help with booking your short term accommodation in Oxford, please contact our friendly bookings team on 01993 222 200

 
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