|Luxury studios flats in Central Oxford: for an academic term or two, a business trip... a break
There are only four balconies over the River Thames in Oxford and Studio Papaver has one of them. From here, you can see the remains of the original Saxon stonework in the southern reaches of Oxford’s great Folly Bridge. You can see the arches through which Alice paddled before following the rabbit down its burrow into Wonderland. Sitting at the small glass topped table on the balcony, you look up to an old wrought iron hoist, preserved as an architectural feature, that tells of the days when the River Thames was the nerve centre of British trade.
The sun floods into Studio Papaver. Reflected from the river through the bay windows and south facing terrace door, it dances on the tall white ceiling. Artworks in this room are led by South African artist, Paul du Toit but also include a porcelain and stoneware bowl and a heron beak jug made by the owner of Folly Bridge House.
The studio is furnished with double bed, with organic fair trade linen, 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.
The hideaway kitchen is cleverly designed to provide for modern living, almost invisibly: double induction hob, combination convection oven/microwave/ grill, undercounter fridge, plus the elegant necessities for city living.
Folly Bridge House bathrooms are small. Their size is dictated by trying to introduce 21st comfort into a heritage house. So, if a large bathroom is a critical element of your enjoyment, FBH is not for you. However, the bathroom is bright, light with an innovative powerful water-softening shower and hairdryer.
There is super fast fibre optic broadband and a flatscreen TV. The latest in ventilation systems removes cooking smells, steam and Oxford’s notorious damp climate from the apartment, replacing them with fresh, warmed air drawn from above the trees at a rate of 180 cubic metres per hour.
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.