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The Headington Shark House

Headington, Oxfordshire

Stylish Oxford home with striking shark sculpture crashing through the roof, a unique opportunity to stay in an iconic local landmark.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
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£496-1675 per night

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

How to book

The Headington Shark House is owned and managed by Magnus.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Magnus.

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£496-1675 per night
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The highlights
  • Fun, quirky and steeped in controversy, this one-of-a-kind property makes a truly unique getaway.
  • The spectacular shark sculpture it has become a famous local landmark and the home is now a protected heritage site.
  • A real home away from home with all the modern amenities and comforts you could wish for, including a fully equipped kitchen.
  • Plenty of room for large groups to socialise and relax in the extended lounge, dining area and stylish botanical conservatory.
  • Four spacious bedrooms await when it’s time to unwind, each with seriously comfortable king-sized or double beds.
  • Located in the charming local community of Headington, within easy reach of Oxford City Centre.

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  • Off-street parking for one car at the rear of the house - accessed under an arch, the maximum height is 2.12m and the width is 2.25m.
  • The home has four double bedrooms but can sleep up to 12 on request, with two fold-up beds that can be set up in the upstairs rooms and an additional sofa bed.

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The detail

Ever wanted to stay in an extraordinary local landmark and heritage site? Now you’ve got the chance, with the iconic Headington Shark House available to rent for up to 12 lucky guests. Created by the owner’s late father, the 25ft fibreglass and steel sculpture seemingly crashes headfirst into the roof of the home, which is located on a quiet residential street in rural Oxford. Erected in total secrecy and without any planning permission, it's no surprise there was a six-year conflict with the local council to keep it. Thankfully, the shark won that battle and has gained an international following, praised for its meaningful backstory and powerful anti-war message. The property is not just a gimmick, but a stylish home perfect for large groups of family and friends.

Whilst the exterior of the Shark House might get all the plaudits, the interior is also extremely impressive. Spacious, comfortable and finished to a very high standard, the Victorian property is a real home away from home. It boasts four delightful bedrooms (three ensuites), all fitted with comfy king-size or double beds to ensure a sound night’s sleep for all guests. Two additional fold-up beds can be set up in the upstairs bedrooms on request and you can also make use of a double sofa bed for an added two guests (taking the total to 12). There is plenty of room for socialising and relaxing in the living room, and a well-equipped kitchen and dining area await to cook and enjoy a delicious meal. A real highlight of the home (other than the giant shark in the roof) is the botanical conservatory, a bright and airy room teeming with exotic plants, which opens onto an enclosed garden.

The house is in the heart of Headington, a thriving local community full of traditional pubs, cafes, shops and lots of lovely parks. Every Saturday morning, there is a vibrant market at the end of your street, with artisan vendors offering a great selection of local produce and crafts. Headington is 1.5 miles from Oxford City Centre and there are frequent buses heading there that are just a short walk from the home. In Oxford, you’ll find everything from world-class museums and galleries to fine dining restaurants and of course, the prestigious university, established in the 12th century (and open for tours).

Features
Essential
  • Family Friendly
  • Baby Friendly
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Heating
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Strictly No Single Night Stays
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
Kitchen/Utility
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
Bed/Bath
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Hairdryer
  • Cot
  • Bath
Tech
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub
£496-1675 per night
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
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How to book

The Headington Shark House is owned and managed by Magnus.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Magnus.

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

Prices shown range from week days in the low season (winter) to weekend rates during the high season (summer). Please contact us for more precise details.

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