|Luxury studios flats in Central Oxford: for an academic term or two, a business trip... a break||
Studio Melissa has use of Folly Bridge House’s funky wet room. Recently designed like the cabin of a ship, with a quirky stained glass window, you can stand under the shower and spy on the river life below.
What you gain in this studio is the full, tall-ceilinged, big windowed extent of the original Georgian house. The Dutch-born artist Charles Gassner offers a spectacular abstract acrylic painting above the mantel piece. The water theme is maintained by a dazzling pen ink drawing on the southern wall: ‘Currents’ by Paul du Toit.
In Studio Melissa you can sit back in an antique South African stinkwood armchair with cowhide seat and look south and east over the river and footbridge to the pool beyond where canoeists disappear mysteriously into a tunnel in Folly Bridge, emerging far downstream, out of sight.
There is superfast fibre optic broadband, a flatscreen TV/DVD and hairdryer. The latest in ventilation systems removes cooking smells, steam and Oxford’s notorious damp climate from the apartment replacing them with fresh, warmed air from above the trees at a rate of 180 cubic metres per hour.
The studio is furnished with double bed, a round dining table with chairs and a comfortable armchair. The wardrobe has a mirror glass door, a hanging rail, and 3 drawers. It is W50xD60xH236.
Melissa's kitchen is equipped with stainless steel worktop, double induction hob, full-sized undercounter fridge, combination convection oven/microwave/grill and all the elegant necessities of city living.
Clothes washing and drying/ironing facilities are provided on the lower ground floor. Gated parking, in front of the house, is available at extra charge.
Chairs and tables by the river allow guests to watch the canoes, punts, narrow boats, barges and university rowing crews at play.