About this listing
The apartment offers an attractive gateway to Oxford city and the Cotswolds. Transport links are excellent and the apartment is a fifteen minute walk away to the newly opened Oxford Parkway to London railway station or a four minute walk to the bus stop into Oxford.
For you to rent - a light, airy and modern apartment in north Oxford, close to excellent transport links to the M40 and A34 and the newly opened Oxford Parkway railway station. It is just a 10 minutes' bus ride into the centre of Oxford or a 15 min cycle ride from the apartment.
THE APARTMENT IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR COUPLES OR TWO SINGLE TRAVELLERS. PLEASE SAY IN ADVANCE IF THE TWO BEDROOMS ARE REQUIRED. I NEVER LET THE APARTMENT TO MORE THAN TWO PEOPLE, SO PLEASE DO NOT MAKE SUCH A REQUEST.
The flat comprises an open plan living room / kitchen area, with stripped wood floors and high ceilings. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you'll need: washing machine, oven and hobs, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, toaster etc. There is an ample supply of pots and pans, cutlery, cooking utensils, glasses and crockery provided.
There is a large three seater sofa and a two seater Le Corbusier style sofa to relax upon, dining area, television, and free wi-fi. The lounge opens onto a small balcony with a table and chairs for you to enjoy the afternoon and evening sun.
The double bedroom has ample storage space including a wardrobe, chest of drawers and two side bedside cabinets. The bedroom is quiet with no connecting space to another apartment beside the room below.
The bathroom has a bath with an overhead shower, and a heated towel rail for those crisp winter mornings. It is furnished in a modern style with an enormous mirror dominating the room. The photographs on the web-site of the apartment have been Airbnb approved
The apartment is on the (top) second floor of this small complex and can be reached either by walking up the stairs or there is an elevator (lift) for easy access.
All the numerous cafes and pubs of Oxford city, Port Meadow and the beautiful Cotswolds are there for you to explore.
London is a 56 minute train ride away and there are two 24 hour coach companies, meaning you can come and go between Oxford and the capital whenever you want! Closer to hand the Oxford suburb of Summertown is just 6 minutes' cycle away and it too has a lovely range of cafes, restaurants and shops.
The apartment is conveniently located on two useful bus routes into the city centre and there is a dedicated parking space within this small gated apartment block should you be using a car. Within 15 minutes' walking there is the beautiful Port Meadow countryside and river with two outstanding pubs for you to try - The Trout and The Perch. Summertown suburb is a great place to relax and have a coffee and it has six excellent restaurants. Oxford, of course, is a world famous city attracting thousands of tourists every year who want to visit the colleges, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, churches and to go punting on the river, enjoying champagne and strawberries. It is an absolutely idyllic way to spend an afternoon!
The apartment is for one or two travelling guests only. I never let the apartment to more than two people. Guests have use of the facilities in the apartment including a washing machine, microwave, and excellent kitchen equipment and stove. The bathroom is modern and has a good shower. There is central heating throughout the apartment with plenty of sockets for electrical equipment. Fresh bed linen, towels and comfortably equipped bedroom are included. The apartment block has an elevator for easy access.
Interaction with Guests
I aim to help guests enjoy their visit to Oxford however long or short the visit may be. I always provide help and advice after a booking is confirmed. There are plenty of information leaflets, guide books and maps in the apartment for visitors to peruse and I am very happy to provide plenty of recommendations for places to eat and drink at and places to visit.
The neighbourhood is residential and quiet. There is a small park nearby if visitors want to exercise and the JR Tolkein is buried in the cemetery at the end of the road. Within easy walking, cycling and driving distance there is the beautiful Port Meadow river and park land, with two outstanding gastropubs near the river.
The apartment has excellent public transport links into Oxford City and to the beautiful village of Woodstock, with the bus stops just a four minute walk away. There is a reserved car parking space for your use at the apartment. The newly opened Oxford Parkway to London railway line is just a 15 minute walk and the A34 and M40 links make this a very convenient place to travel to and from.
This is my home - please treat it as you would wish your home and property to be treated and respected.
Please do not wear outdoor shoes within the apartment.
Please do use the mats and coasters when resting plates and cups on wood and glass surfaces.
Please, no uninvited guests.
This apartment block does not allow either smoking or pets.