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Serviced Apartment close to The River Thames and Christchurch Meadows,



Updated: 17-Nov-2016
Apartment in Oxford, England - Peaceful And Very Central - A Short Walk From Oxford Colleges, Trains, Buses And Shops

A lovely, recently refurbished one bedroom apartment which provides a tranquil retreat in the heart of Oxford city. Very quiet with a large sun terrace which overlooks the gardens and a stones throw from the River Thames; this refurbished apartment has immediate access to punting and is close to bars shops and restaurants.

Open plan living/dining and modern kitchen with door leading to large sun terrace. Bedroom with plenty of storage space and also doors that lead to terrace. Bathroom with shower over bath. Secure underground parking.

For more information please visit http://www.follybridgeoxford.co.uk/

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Pauline and Noel Hodson have lived and worked in Oxford since 1975. They each have a web site or blog site, outlining their professional activities. They are both authors of professional books and Noel also writes science fiction.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

The guest book contains many compliments about the apartment - from happy business, academic and vacation visitors.
Jun 2013
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based on 1 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful Property!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property for a little over a month and it was very comfortable, had every necessary amenity and the location was excellent. The unit was very clean and spacious. I especially enjoyed meeting the landlords who were quite lovely and hospitable. I would highly recommend staying at this location if you are visiting Oxford. It is located close to stores, gyms, restaurants, Thames River and it's beautiful trails and, of course, many of the University's beautiful colleges. A great property at a reasonable price.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Folly Bridge Court is a central but uniquely quiet location in the middle of ancient Oxford - with secure car parking. The apartment block is well built and is well managed and the permanent owner-residents are an interesting and welcoming group of people - spiced with the short term tenants coming and going from across the world. When we fully retire - we will enjoy living there and use it as a base from which to travel in the UK and overseas.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Historical Britain; Oxford Colleges; Museums; Art Galleries; Theatre.

Easy, inexpensive access to and from London, Stratford-upon-Avon and other ancient towns and cities.




By bus, coach or car Oxford is 60-80 minutes from Heathrow, London airport and 90-120 minutes from Gatwick, London airport. It is 90 minutes from central London. There is a bus to London every 10 minutes and regular trains. M40 Cars provide an airport/Oxford taxi service. Oxford to London by rowing boat takes 3 days.


Day trips - Oxford is near to London, Stratford, Woodstock, Cheltenham, Bath, Southampton, Birmingham, Warwick and a dozen other historic towns. Oxford is surrounded by Stately Homes and ancient monuments, including Stonehenge at Salisbury.

Further Details:

Oxford was established by academic monks in about 800 AD who retreated to the relative safety of a maze of small rivers at Ox-Ford - and banned all wheeled vehicles; a ban continued today in University Parks. The first college was a small Scholarium, the remains of which are disgracefully neglected behind the Fire Station, near the railway station.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn/ Winter 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
48 Folly Bridge Court short let bookings are handled by a professional agent. Please telephone +44(0)1865 764520, text 07713 681216 or email pauline.hodson@btconnect.com - to the owners Pauline or Noel Hodson, to check availability. Prices are indicated on the website at about £100 UK per night. http://www.follybridgeoxford.co.uk/

Changeover Day:
Flexible to suit visitors.

Notes on prices:
Prices are about £120 UKD per day with negotiable deals for long stays.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

While most of Oxford has good access to the parks, footpaths and boats of River Thames, there are precious few modern homes with such tranquil settings so close to the river, thoughtfully designed to be safe from floods. It is embedded in the historic centre and the world-class academic facilities of Oxford, with excellent travel and transport links. All our friends who have stayed at Folly Bridge Court have very much enjoyed being there.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television

Location Type

  • river
  • town


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Modern warm small - w c & bathroom with bath /shower over.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One pleasant, light, quiet bedroom with double bed and a French window to the terrace. Adequate wardrobes and drawers - telephone.


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  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Folly Bridge Court is a select apartment building with permanent owners and visitors' apartments - on 3 floors, it is a semi-circular design encompassing a garden and facing the river. There are pleasant walks from the garden, along the Thames, into Christchurch Meadow and to the colleges and central shops. Outside: The apartment has its own terrace with a planted border giving privacy and colour. The bedroom and the living room have French windows onto the terrace. The terrace is 5 metres above a garden, with a path to the riverside and another to private over-ground parking. The terrace has a view of the River Thames. Utility Room: Gas Central Heating, Vacuum, Cleaning Equip and Tool Box Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Regular house cleaning and laundry of towels and sheets. Meet and Greet service on arrival. Eat in the apartment or walk to the nearby restaurants. Small supermarket next to apartments. Other services by prior appointment. Other: Secure front door, Lobby, hall and cleaner's cupboard. Below the apartment block is a secure garage with automatic gates to the street.

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