I'm supposed to be taking a second look at a potential new gaff. Seems to meet my prerequisites of not noisy and not messy, the landlord is as far as I can make out, a veteran tutor with a good rep. The immediately noticeable drawback is extensive business work going on in the very next house. Oops.
It looks like it could take up to six months.
Do you know of anyone looking for a sharer in Oxford that might be a productive match with me ?