Centrally located ground floor apartment with own entrance, on the Woodstock Road, north Oxford. Secure gated off-road parking space. 5 minute walk to South Parade and the shops, restaurants, North Wall Arts Centre. 3 minute walk to tennis courts, gym (St.Edward's School). 30 minute stroll to central Oxford, or 10 minute bus journey. Walk the Oxford canal to the centre of Oxford! Bedroom has IPod dock, hotel style wall safe and hairdryer.
This modern and stylish apartment boasts oak floors, fully equipped kitchen with integrated appliances including washer dryer, oven, hob, microwave etc. Bedroom with super king-size mattress and hi spec Egyptian cotton linens. Bathroom with bath and shower and heated towel rail (underfloor heating, too). Hygiene spray fitted to toilet. WiFi Internet and Digital internet connected TV with DVD player and sound surround system. Weekly housekeeping and change of bed linens & towels provided for your comfort. The perfect location for visiting academics or tourists who want a little independence and privacy. Easy access for those requiring the A34/M40 motorway. Yarnton Science Park, Woodstock, Blenhiem Palace and the Cotswolds nearby.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bournemouth 120 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Oxford airport 6 km, Nearest railway: Oxford 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Leather sofa and chair, hardwood floors, modern glass and stainless steel coffee and dining table. Views onto St.Edwards School playing fields. Tennis courts 2 minute walk, public swimming pool just 15 minutes walk. Fitness centre opposite. Underfloor heating. Excellent location. Parking. Cafes, shops, supermarkets and restaurants nearby.
|Further details outdoors|
Private gardens with motorized gated car parking. Public tennis courts just 2 minutes walk. Cares, wine bars, arts centre, library, shops, restaurants within a 5 minute walk. 7 minute bus journey to Oxford City centre, 30 minute walk or a 40 minute stroll along the Oxford canal. Public swimming pool approx. 10 minute walk.
Where is Summertown?
Summertown is about a mile and a half north of Oxford city centre, reached by Banbury Road or Woodstock Road. Strictly speaking, its boundaries are Squitchey Lane and Islip Road to the north, the River Cherwell to the east, Marston Ferry Road to the south and the Woodstock Road to the west, but it is usually taken to include the streets further north as far as the ring-road, the streets between the Woodstock Road and the Oxford canal and the new houses that have been built on the far side of the canal.
The Woodstock and Banbury Roads, and Middle Way, were once just three of several rough tracks that led down to the city walls at North Gate. Before the settlement began to develop in 1820, the only building of note between here and the centre of Oxford was an inn, Diamond Hall. This stood on the east side of Banbury Road, roughly opposite the end of Thorncliffe Road. By 1760 Diamond Hall was notorious as a den of highwaymen, and at the end of that century it was replaced by Diamond Cottages, which still survive today.
By 1832, about 500 people were living in Summertown, in a mixture of modest houses along the east side of Banbury Road, and a few larger houses standing in sizeable grounds. These were the homes of successful tradesmen, such as butchers and grocers, whose businesses served the growing needs of the city and university populations.
One of Oxford's most exciting new venues, The North Wall in South Parade is a purpose-built arts centre, created THE NORTH WALL ARTS CENTRE. A former Victorian swimming pool, which has won several national awards for its innovative design. The Centre comprises a 240-seat theater, an art gallery, and drama and dance studios. The North Wall aims to fill a gap by offering an alternative to the mainstream, introducing Oxford audiences to award-winning work that does not normally come to the city: shows that require intimacy as well as shows that have a large-scale ambition but fit into the theater's flexible space. The theater also hosts jazz evenings, comedy with (among others) Mark Thomas and Mark Steel, children’s shows, contemporary and classical music, cabaret, and new exhibitions in the modern, light-filled gallery every three weeks . www.the north wall.com
The Turrill Sculpture Garden shows contemporary sculpture in a peaceful garden setting behind Summertown Library. It is freely open to the public.
We offer a changing display of work by local and national sculptors, and most pieces are for sale; all profits being re-invested in the Garden.
Times of opening are Mon & Fri 09:30-17:30, Tues & Thurs 09:30-19:00, Sat 09:00-16:30. www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk
Sarah Wiseman opened her gallery in 1998, in Summertown, the thriving cosmopolitan area of north Oxford. The gallery quickly established itself as the leading space for contemporary art in Oxford and has been driven forward by Sarah's commitment, energy and keen eye.
The collections reflect the gallery's innate passion and love for contemporary art. We work directly with all our artists and have an in- depth knowledge of their ideas and working practices. Our ethos remains consistent; to discover new talent, represent established artists and give people in Oxford a view of the amazing contemporary artists working in the UK today.
Sarah Wiseman has a background in the art world. She studied the History of Art at University and worked as a volunteer in the Department of Western Art at The Ashmolean Museum. It was while working for an established contemporary Art Dealer that she recognised the need for a gallery in Oxford.
Sarah Wiseman art gallery is a member of The Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) a professional support network , facilitating business and collaborations between women art dealers, gallerists and art consultants in the UK. www.womenartdealers.org
For further information on all aspects of Summertown life, amenities, people etc. Please go to www.summertown.info