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The Contemporary Academic

  • 3 guests

  • 1 bedroom

  • 1 bathroom

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Right by the River Thames, this apartment puts central Oxford at your fingertips. Whether you're admiring the iconic spires, popping in and out of the local shops, or enjoying a picnic in Christ Church Meadow (just opposite the building), you couldn't ask for a more convenient location. Pocket-sized it may be, the compact layout works well for a couple or solo traveller. It doesn't lack style or thoughtful touches – a guest Netflix account, capsules for the Nespresso machine, and Bose speakers are just some of the included extras. The kitchen isn't the biggest, but that's no bother as plenty of restaurants are nearby. There's even underground parking – although you'll definitely prefer to explore on foot.


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What to expect


Highlights

Explore Oxford's historic buildings, shops, and pubs on foot

Explore Oxford's historic buildings, shops, and pubs on foot

Stroll along the Thames to Christ Church Meadow, opposite the building

Stroll along the Thames to Christ Church Meadow, opposite the building

Rest weary legs on the sofa after wining and dining in town

Rest weary legs on the sofa after wining and dining in town

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Home truths

    This home isn't suitable for children and infants.

    One allocated parking spot is provided in the apartment's underground garage. That said, we suggest leaving your car in the garage during your stay and exploring on foot, as everything is within walking distance.

    While the windows provide decent soundproofing when closed, opening them means you'll likely hear nearby traffic noise.

    The lift is accessible from the underground car park, but there are still several steps outside to the communal entrance before you reach the lift.

    The kitchenette is very tiny. It may suit smaller bites, but you'll find plenty of restaurants, cafes, and pubs nearby.

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Parking available

Washing machine

Dryer

TV

Dishwasher

Bedrooms & bathrooms

1 bedroom, 1 bed

1 bathroom

Local guide


About Oxford

Nicknamed the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ by poet Matthew Arnold due to its thirty-eight honey-coloured colleges, Oxford is awash with tradition, culture and its prestigious University. Whether you’re streaming down the beautiful River Cherwell on a canal boat, discovering the city’s medieval roots or dipping in and out of designer shops, the world-famous edifices gloriously consume just about every crack, crevice and cobbled avenue. Certain buildings stand out – the...

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Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Step into Wonderland at Alice's Shop

Step into Wonderland at Alice's Shop

Explore this historic store in Oxford, filled with magical souvenirs and memorabilia from Lewis Carroll's beloved tale. Feel like a character in Wonderland as you browse through the original books and creative treasures.

3 min
Explore Modern Art Oxford

Explore Modern Art Oxford

Cutting-edge international modern and contemporary art exhibitions in an inclusive and chill environment. Enjoy the thought-provoking exhibits and indulge in affordable delicious food at the upbeat cafe.

7 min
Shop at Westgate Oxford

Shop at Westgate Oxford

A massive shopping centre with a wide range of high-street and specialist shops, a rooftop terrace with stunning city views, and a wholesome atmosphere. Perfect for retail therapy and leisurely days out.

8 min
Share unique cocktails and dishes at The Alchemist

Share unique cocktails and dishes at The Alchemist

Experience a night out like no other at this unique bar and restaurant. Indulge in interesting cocktails, outstanding food, and enjoy the laid-back ambience with great views of Oxford.

7 min
Catch a movie at Curzon Oxford

Catch a movie at Curzon Oxford

Curzon Oxford offers a different cinema experience with extra legroom and the option to enjoy drinks in glassware. Located in Westgate, it provides easy access to nearby restaurants for pre or post-film meals.

7 min
Explore Christ Church Cathedral

Explore Christ Church Cathedral

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Oxford at this Gothic and Romanesque cathedral, where famous figures are buried and iconic films are shot. Don't miss the angelic voices of the boys' assembly on Fridays.

6 min
Stroll around Hinksey Park

Stroll around Hinksey Park

Enjoy a walk through the wooded area, picnic by the lake, and let the kids have fun at the playground with water play area. A great place to relax and take in the beautiful surroundings.

11 min
Explore Oxford Castle Quarter

Explore Oxford Castle Quarter

Discover the fascinating history of Oxford Castle with an informative and interactive tour. Enjoy the lovely developed area around the Prison and Castle, with plenty of restaurants to dine at.

11 min
Indulge in George & Danver's sweet treats

Indulge in George & Danver's sweet treats

Located in a charming corner of Oxford, this delightful ice cream parlour offers a range of flavours that will tantalize your taste buds. From creamy ice cream to freshly baked bagels, their menu caters to various cravings.

6 min
Climb Carfax Tower

Climb Carfax Tower

Take in the beautiful 360-degree view of Oxford from the top of this 12th-century bell tower.

8 min
Savour coffee and pastries at Missing Bean Turl St

Savour coffee and pastries at Missing Bean Turl St

Laid-back espresso bar with great ambience, offering delicious roast coffee, sweet pastries, and savoury ciabatta sandwiches. Perfect for people-watching and enjoying a warm cup of coffee.

10 min
Enjoy gourmet pies at Pieminister

Enjoy gourmet pies at Pieminister

Casual spot in Bristol serving delicious savoury pies, including vegan and gluten-free options. Don't miss the popular Moo and Bloo and Chicken Tikka pies.

9 min

Get around

Airport

Oxford (OXF)

25 min

Cotswold

1 hr 16 min

Blackbushe

1 hr 8 min

Train station

Oxford

17 min

Bus stop

Police Station

2 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

3 min

Cafe

1 min

Pharmacy

8 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Not suitable for children under age 12

Not suitable for infants under age 1

No pets

No smoking

No parties or events

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 11:00

On floor 2, steps only

Wifi

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    5

    days

    Cancel at least 5 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 5 days away.

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This home is managed by Sarah

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. This team of professional hosts is here to make your stay as enjoyable as can be. Any questions, feel free to reach out.

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