Here’s BnB accommodation with a difference – stay in one of the University Colleges at Oxford.
During the university vacations when students clear their rooms, you can book into one of these historic facilities.
But don’t think they’re just grotty student squats. The rooms are cleared and cleaned ready for guests.
Here’s what one guest said (and it’s typical of comments generally):
“Our accommodation in university rooms made our stay in Oxford special. The ensuite room was spotless with a terrific view across a grassy quad to beautiful, historic college buildings that included the library and chapel. The staff were attentive, courteous and helpful. It was a wonderful experience and tremendous value for money. We will recommend University Rooms to all our friends. “
They are single bed rooms, but given the very reasonable prices a couple can book adjoining rooms.
What’s more, if you stay at Christ Church College, you might get to have breakfast in The Great Hall from the Harry Potter films (pictured).
In reality the film-makers didn’t use the hall as a location. Instead they built a replica in the studio, probably because it was cheaper – but, hey, who’s quibbling about such trivia. Take a selfie in the hall and no-one will know the difference.