Bishop Kirk , Summertown
About the home
This serviced self-catering apartment has excellent local facilities. It is two minutes' walk from Summertown's restaurants, bars and shops (including quality supermarkets and chemists), and a leisure centre with indoor swimming pool and sports facilities. Also in North Oxford are the beautiful University Parks (open to everyone) where you can walk, picnic, punt on the river and watch cricket in the summer. This short let apartment in North Oxford compares very favourably with hotel rates.
Oxford city centre is 3kms away, only 10 minutes by bus, with the bus stop very close to the apartment. It is a pleasant journey, straight down the Woodstock Road/St Giles, taking you past North Oxford's distinctive Victorian Gothic architecture and university buildings. The excellent location and transport links make this an ideal Oxford holiday letting, whether you are looking for a corporate booking or a holiday cottage in Oxford
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Lift access to property
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable 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, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Access:||Lift access to property, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
The apartment has a very attractive, warm and welcoming feel with good quality furniture and carpeting throughout.
The very light and spacious living room has a sofa and easy chairs and overlooks pleasant communal gardens.
The kitchen-diner is very smartly presented, superbly equipped with all appliances, and has a pine table and chairs for dining.
The main bedroom has a double bed and large wardrobe and enjoys a large en-suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower.
The second bedroom has twin beds, large mirrored wardrobe and a chest of drawers. The family bathroom is of a very good size, across the hall from the second bedroom and also combines bath and overhead shower. The spacious hall contains a table/desk which can be used as a second work station.
The apartment is centrally heated throughout with warm carpeting in all the living areas and smart tiles in the kitchen and bathroom.
There is free Broadband wi-fi internet connection for guests' use.
The walls of the apartment are hung with an attractive selection of original art, prints and mirrors, giving a very home-like feel.
On the second floor with lift access, the apartment is in a quiet block in an exclusive residential area. An intercom entry system provides extra security.
Please note that although the apartment is comfortably designed for four guests, a folding bed in the living room may be provided by the owner for a fifth family member.
Further details outdoors:
This self-catering apartment in Summertown, North Oxford is on the second floor of the block, which is a modern building in excellent condition. It is one of three similar buildings in a cul-de-sac/close, off the Woodstock Road, with no through traffic. It is very well-maintained, with smart communal areas, nice gardens and an allocated parking space for guests. There is also a lockable shed where bikes can be stored safely. A well-lit footpath short cut runs from the gardens to Summertown shops and restaurants, two minutes away.
Booking fee of £30.00 applies to all bookings.
An initial deposit of £450.00 is required to confirm a booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival.
Refundable security deposit of between £350-550 required depending on length of stay.
The Central England / Cotswolds / Oxfordshire region
The Oxfordshire region of central England is deservedly popular with visitors as it offers a combination of stunning cities such as Oxford or Bath to visit, at the same time as some of England's most beautiful countryside, including the Cotswolds just to the north of Oxford.
The Cotswolds is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, famous for its distinctive landscape of gentle hills, hidden river valleys, and its delightful market towns and villages made of golden-coloured Cotswold stone. For many people, a Cotswold village represents the perfect English village, and the area is extremely popular with both the English and with visitors from abroad.
The Cotswolds offer wonderful gardens and manor houses and palaces to visit, the most famous being the incomparable Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, home of the Dukes of Marlborough since the 18th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also many sporting and arts festivals, historic and friendly country pubs for lunch, antique shops to visit and plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, riding and other outdoor activities. This area is a delightful holiday retreat at all times of year, not just the summer. The winter offers the pleasures of pub and restaurant meals in front of blazing log fires, in spring there are bluebells and spring lambs, and in autumn the colours are stunning.
Oxfordshire itself is one of England's most beautiful counties. To the north and west lie the Cotswolds, to the east are the stunning Chiltern Hills, and to the south lie the chalk North Wessex Downs. Rivers such as the Thames, the Windrush and the Evenlode wind through all parts of Oxfordshire, adding to its distinctive character. It is the most rural county in the South East region with over 50% of people in Oxfordshire living in small towns and villages. Its charming and historic market towns and the architectural splendour of Oxford city make Oxfordshire a popular tourist destination and a highly sought-after film and TV location.
It would be impossible to list all the places in Oxfordshire worth visiting, but obviously the city of Oxford ranks very high, as does the charming town of Henley in the south-east of the county, famous for the Royal Henley Regatta, one of the finest traditional English spectacles, with boats and marquees alont the River Thames and everyone dressed in their finery. The Cotswold town of Woodstock will be enjoyed by all visitors and is home to one of the greatest palaces in the world, Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Oxford / North Oxford area
Oxford, the poet Matthew Arnold's 'city of dreaming spires', is deservedly famous the world over for its history, its ancient university and its architectural splendour. Stunningly beautiful in its buildings, Oxford also enjoys outstanding natural beauty with its rivers, canals, parks and gardens all offering ideal places to walk, explore and relax.
Oxford is also a thoroughly modern university city with an exceptional range of cultural activities and entertainment, and, not least, a thriving academic and business centre.
North Oxford refers to the residential area which has grown up along the Woodstock and Banbury Roads out of Oxford. It is Oxford’s prime residential area, admired for its wide avenues and distinctive Victorian Gothic architecture. It contains a number of university buildings and colleges, and also beautiful green spaces such as the University Parks and Port Meadow. Bounded on one side by the River Cherwell and on the other by the Oxford Canal, this superb location is the first choice of university academics and professional people.
Summertown is part of North Oxford; it begins about 3kms north of the city centre and has its own small but excellent shopping and business centre where visitors can find everything they need in the way of shops, restaurants, bars, services and sports and leisure facilities.
North Oxford has excellent transport links, with very frequent buses to the city centre and university areas. Just to the north is the Oxford Ring Road connecting to the M40 for London and Birmingham, and the A34 for the south of England. Our self-catering apartment in North Oxford provides an ideal base for most visitors to the city, providing excellent easy access to the city from a safe, delightful residential area with its own range of facilities based around Summertown.
How to get there
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Oxford has excellent road and rail transport links. It is 80kms from London, with a direct coach service that runs every 10 minutes, as well as a regular train service from London Paddington. Oxford is 65 kms from Heathrow Airport and 130 kms from Gatwick Airport, with a regular coach service to both.
You can also reach Oxford easily from Birmingham, Stansted and Luton Airports.
Once you are in Oxford, the apartment is 3kms from the city centre and very easy to find, just off the main Woodstock Road beyond Summertown.
For visitors travelling by car, the apartment is five minutes from the Oxford ring road which links to all routes.
Activities near Oxford
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
04 Dec 2012
This is our second stay at Bishop Kirk, and we have been thoroughly satisified both times. The flat is as it appears online. It is roomy and well-appointed. It is in a quiet area while still convenient to Summertown and Oxford.Leasing arrangements go smoothly. I recommend this flat without reservation.
01 Nov 2012
Check in done by a brusk maid. Landlady only communicated by texts and never met. Materasses old and noisy. Wardrobe in master room not usable because occupied by foldable beds and their duvets. Kitchen with odd glasses and cups, no scissors, no cereal bowls and strange unusable microwave with no instructions.Would be uncomfortable for 4 people.Toilet seat ancient and broken, armchair in the living room broken. Pity, because the flat is nice and has convenient parking, but as the owner's handyman said while trying to repair a wash basin (with no success), needs a complete renovation.
Not worth the money.
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|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|High season||5 May 13||30 Sep 13||£ 777||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||30 Sep 13||1 Jan 14||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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