Gorgeous, canal side central Oxford modern apartment with terrace

Gorgeous, canal side central Oxford modern apartment with terrace

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Luxury two bedroom spacious, ground floor apartment with terrace just ten minutes walk from central Oxford. Located off famous Walton Street in popular Jericho OX2 alongside the Oxford canal. A stylish modern apartment with underfloor heating that includes Net­flix TV, iPlayer and Amazon Prime Video plus good WiFi. Comfortable outdoor arm chairs on the beautiful private terrace look out over a dramatic iron statue. This stunning piece of modern art celebrates the fact that the development has been built on the former Eagle Works Iron Foundry alongside the Oxford Canal. The terrace overlooks the communal piazza in this gated 'Lucy's' development. The apartment is a ten minute walk to central Oxford along trendy Walton Street - or along the Oxford canal. This also leads, after a 15 minute walk, to the Oxford railway station for trains to London or into the Cotswolds. The apartment is in a secure gated community which is quiet and near to local restau­rants and cafes, as well as a three minute walk from the local arts cinema (The Phoenix Picturehouse). It is also just five minutes from beautiful rural Port Meadow for country walks along the Thames river path to the Perch and Trout pubs. A stay includes the option to use a convertible Mini Cooper automatic car (made in Oxford!) which is parked in the private underground car park. Alternatively there may be use of the parking space in this secure garage if the car is not available. The apartment has home gym equipment including a rowing machine, dumbbells, a kettle bell and exercise bands. A bike shop is just 50 yards away for bicycle rental or for bike tours of Oxford. Bedroom one has a king size bed and ensuite toilet and shower room. Bedroom two is both an office and a second bedroom with a single 2' 6" wide trundle bed, with a second single bed that rolls out from underneath. It therefore has the option to extend into a twin or double bed (or you can move the second single trundle bed into the living room for the night for more space and privacy). In addition there is an (electrically reclining) large leather sofa in the living room as well as a reclining leather armchair plus dining table and chairs. There is a large family bathroom with both a bath and shower. The apartment is owned by a single female local doctor who is looking to swap directly or for points, usually, travelling with a friend or two, or her sister, with no children or pets. For points swaps a cleaning fee will be charged, No pets (apart from guide dogs) are allowed in the apartments in this development but children are welcome. She is looking for both city breaks in the UK and around the world, as well as the opportunity to spend time in nature - walking, cycling, canoeing or kayaking or just relaxing.

Trips to Canada and New Zealand at some point are planned as well as returning to France - and I am open to visiting most places in Europe. I am flexible and open minded to any suggestions for swaps.

Please do get in touch to discuss if you are interested in staying in this lovely apartment.

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  1. I am a single medical doctor but usually travel with a friend or family member.

  2. I do many virtual clinics so working from a home swap with Wi-Fi is a realistic option and makes for more frequent travel opportunities. .

  3. Some winter sun in the coming months would
    be welcome

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Where is it?

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A gated, high end, fashionable city apartment development off the highly sought after Walton Street in Jericho which is near the heart of the University city of Oxford. Jericho offers relaxed urban living and is a short walk to the historic centre of Oxford. The apartments high spec development was built in 2008 on a former canal side iron foundry very close to central Oxford, and is on the doorstep of the glorious expansive outdoor rural space called Port Meadow, alongside the Thames river. Walton Street in Jericho was voted one of the best places to live in the UK in 2019 (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/oxford-jericho-oxfordshire-best-places-to-live-9qc8h622m). For Harry Potter fans you can find numerous famous film locations inside the Oxford colleges that were featured in many of the early movies and learn about the places across the city that inspired the movies (https://www.experienceoxfordshire.org/oxford-harry-potter/). The apartment offers easy access both into and out of Oxford and on to the stunning Blenheim Palace, the Cotswolds and central London (approx one hour by the train). London Heathrow Airport is (with no traffic) an hours drive away. Bicester Village retail shopping outlet is a half hour drive and is also accessible by train. There is currently a Voi scooter trial currently running in Oxford so you can hop on a rented electric scooter in the adjacent Walton Street and scoot around Oxford centre if you prefer.

Buzzy restaurants
Raymond Blancs Brasserie Blanc, Branca, The Giggling Squid, Greek takeaway and cafe
Cool bars
Freuds bar, The Victoria Pub, Anchor Pub, Perch Inn, Trout Inn.
Cozy cafés
The Jericho Cafe plus numerous eateries along Walton Street and into Oxford
Retail therapy
Central Oxford is ten minutes walk away, Bicester Village retail outlet is 30 minute drive.
Bit of culture
Numerous Oxford University Colleges and university buildings including Christ Church College, the Bodleian Library and the Radcliffe Camera plus punting on the Thames. Phoenix Picturehouse Cinema, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford New Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, Old Fire Station Theatre, Oxford Museum of Modern Art, walking or biking tours of Oxford, Harry Potter trials galore. Further multiplex cinemas available in Oxford centre.
Walks in the park
Oxford University Parks, Port Meadow, Oxford Canal and River Thames.
Spot of exercise
Walking and jogging in University Parks and gorgeous Port Meadow as well as along the Oxford Canal and Thames River. A home gym in the apartment includes a water rower and various weights/ exercise bands/ kettle bell.
Day tripping
Blenheim Palace nearby. Central London one hour on the train (Oxford train station a 15 minute walk away). Bicester Village retail outlet is a half hour drive or also accessible by train. Cotswolds area of outstanding natural beauty starts about half an hours drive away and stretches across to the west towards Gloucester. The stunning Waddesdon Manor is about a 40 minute drive away into Buckinghamshire. There is lots more!

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