The Oxford Townhouse
, 90 Abingdon Road, Oxford.
When staying in Oxford, it’s best to be a little bit outside the centre. The Oxford Townhouse ticks that box to perfection being just the other side of the river and only a 15 minute walk to the city centre. And if that walk is too much, there’s a bus stop almost outside.
The Oxford Townhouse B&B is housed in a pair of Edwardian townhouses opposite the Brasenose College sports ground. The service is friendly and helpful, and there will always be someone to carry your bags up to your room. The whole interior has been recently remodelled, retaining period features yet with clean modern colours and furnishings of great quality.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so the Townhouse kitchen makes sure that their breakfast is really special. They have picked out the rare middle-cut for their choice of bacon, they prepare their own muesli and granola, the meat sausages are handmade Oxford Sausage from the local covered market and the vegetarian sausages are homemade because the chef was not satisfied with anything he could buy. There’s a self-service breakfast buffet with granola and muesli, Yea Valley yoghurt, warm fresh-baked pastries, fresh seasonal fruit, cold ham, meat and cheese, fruit juice and cereals. Cooked selections are prepared to order: full English, Eggs Benedict, a variety of omelettes.
The 15 guest rooms are spread over four floors. There are two rooms in the attic with small double beds that are ideal for single users. All the other rooms have double or king size beds and are suitable for one or two guests. The interior design of the rooms is simple and relaxing. There are different furniture designs for each room to ensure that every room actually works for guests. Every room includes air-conditioning, a minibar, choice of pillows. a laptop safe, a comfy Hypnos bed, a smart TV and a tea/coffee tray. The en-suite bathrooms have a shower, hair dryer, underfloor heating and steam-free mirrors.
Oxford is an historical city made up of elegant architecture, scholarly buzz, winding rivers and age-old treasures. It’s seemingly secret alleyways, streets and arcades are home to some unexpected and fascinating finds. The Ashmolean is England’s first university museum and always worth a visit. You can explore the river by punt, available to hire from The Cherwell Boathouse or Magdalen Bridge Boathouse. After that, well, there are too many places to list. If you’re thinking of staying in Oxford, you probably know what’s there.