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Folly Bridge House

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 4 reviews

Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Folly Bridge House is an Oxford landmark. A crenellated Georgian tower standing in the River Thames at the point of the original 900 AD oxen ford, it conjures all the romance of the city.

This is the spot where Alice in Wonderland was invented by Lewis Carroll. On Folly Bridge, the 13th century philosopher and alchemist Roger Bacon had a tower. From the roof, the River Thames and the dreaming spires of the city spread out before you.

Folly Bridge House has been beautifully restored by a potter and a photographer. This studio apartment is one of eight available, which can be rented in combination to house up to 16 people. Only five minutes walk from the top of the High Street, the colleges and shops, the studio lets you be in the bright lights in a moment and yet return to the tranquillity of the river.

The apartment is filled with artworks and has huge windows on two sides giving bright views of river life both up and downstream. Set back from the road and with new double glazing, it is well insulated and quiet. On fine days, the water is heated by the solar panels on the crenellated roof. A heat recovery system takes the heat from stale used air to warm fresh air coming in from the breezes blowing over the top of the house.

The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel worktop and the elegant necessities of city living for two. There is superfast fibre optic broadband and flatscreen TV/DVD. Chairs and tables by the river allow guests to watch the canoes, punts, narrow boats, barges and university rowing crews at play. CCTV monitored parking is available in front of the house.

Just across the courtyard is one of Oxford's most fashionable eating places, the Folly, which provides elegant riverside dining. A discount is offered to guests at Folly Bridge House and dinner can be brought to the apartment at no extra charge.

Price inclusive of linen change and Welcome Pack of toiletries and cleaning products.

Size Sleeps up to 2, Studio
Access Car not necessary
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided

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Review 1-4 of 4

14 Nov 2014

5/5

"Best place to stay in Oxford"

We celebrated my birthday in Studio Papaver, with its beautiful crenellated balcony overlooking the Thames. This is a very special place to stay, and you can see that the owners have put a great deal … More

2 Nov 2014

5/5

"Amazing Location, superb hospitality, great Views, comfortable & relaxing perfect for a break/"

Who could have thought in the heart of a town Oxford you could find such a haven, breakfast on a rampart style balcony? So peaceful and quiet looking over water watching boats and ducks.My stay was … More

30 Oct 2014

5/5

"Studio Calandula -"

Myself and my partner stayed in studio Calandula on a long term basis, for many many months. We loved staying at FBH, the room was lovely, the view is second to none! We were right by the river with a… More

23 Jul 2014

5/5

"Best spot in Oxford"

We stayed in studio Papaver for a week in early July. This studio has a small balcony over looking the Thames,and is ideal to sip a wine and watch the ducks and the occasional narrow boat cruise under… More

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  • 5 Years listed

Calendar last updated:17 Nov 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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