A charming retreat in rural Oxford, with an eye-catching, can’t-miss-it roof sculpture, perfect for group stays that demand a little something out of the ordinary!
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

“You’re gonna need a bigger house”.

If you’re looking for an extra-special place to relax with your favourite people in tow, Shark House boasts style and comfort in spades… along with a unique piece of art that will have everyone whipping out their phones from the moment they arrive!

Said piece of art happens to be a 25ft fibreglass-and-steel sculpture of a shark, which crashes dramatically through the roof of the otherwise quiet and charming house in rural Oxford.

Created in secret, the now-iconic sculpture was originally revealed in 1986… to the total shock of many locals!  These days the shark is a much-loved part of the Headington scenery, and a total must-see for visitors.

But what of the house itself, you may ask?  There are four elegant bedrooms to choose from (three of which are en-suite), sleeping up to 12 guests in total.  Claim your favourite, then grab a drink and catch up all together in the cosy and spacious lounge – or perhaps in the botanical conservatory, bursting with exotic plants.  

If the sun’s out, you can head into the enclosed garden, instead… just before whipping up a celebratory feast in the well-equipped kitchen.  

(A Jawesome time is bound to be had by all!)


  • Family Friendly
  • Large Groups

Where you'll be staying

Oxford, Oxfordshire

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