The Olive Tree Suite is extremely well situated just outside historic Iffley Village within the southern region of Oxford City. Situated on a major road there are excellent connections for travel into the city by bus, bicycle or car as well as outside for work, travel, shopping and relaxation.
Well situated for transport and local nearby attractions
As well as excellent transport connections the Olive Tree Suite also has several nearby attractions including historic Iffley Village
Walking distance from the picturesque Iffley village – home to 12th Century Norman Church, Iffley lock,
Walks alongside the River Thames and beautiful restaurants and pubs.
10 minute walk to local supermarkets including Sainsburys and Co-op
Nearby convenient bus stops with frequent 10-15 minute travel to Oxford City Centre and the Oxford Train Station
Easy driving access to the A40, M40 and A34 via the Ring Road
Plenty of amenities for your comfort, convenience and security
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Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral and the colleges. In the city centre you will find lots of shops, cafés, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, pubs and clubs. There are plenty of green spaces too: riverside walks, England’s oldest botanic garden, the University Parks and college gardens. Outside the city, the countryside is lovely with many stunning villages and other sights to visit.
An Ancient City
Oxford was first settled in Saxon times and was initially known as “Oxenaforda“, meaning “Ford of the Oxen”; fords were more common than bridges at that time. It began with the establishment of a river crossing for oxen around AD 900. In the 10th century, the city became an important military frontier town between the kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex and was on several occasions raided by Danes.
Originally of strategic significance due to its controlling location on the upper reaches of the River Thames at its junction with the River Cherwell, the town grew in national importance during the early Norman period, and in the late 12th century became home to the fledgling University of Oxford.
The University rose to dominate the town entirely, and by the middle of the 14th century the history of the town was effectively no more than a footnote to the history of the university. A heavily ecclesiastical town, the city was greatly affected by the changes of the English Reformation, emerging as the seat of a bishopric and a full-fledged city. During the English Civil War, the city housed the court of Charles I in 1642, after the king was expelled from London.
The city began to grow industrially during the 19th century, and had an industrial boom in the early 20th century, with major printing and car-manufacturing industries. These declined, along with other British heavy industry, in the 1970s and 1980s, leaving behind a city which had developed far beyond the university town of the past
The “Youngest City”
Oxford is rated as the youngest city in England and Wales and has two universities: Oxford University and Oxford Brookes. 35% of people who live here are aged 15-29 and 27% (40,000 of a total population of 150,000) are university students. With a population of 159,994 it is the 52nd largest city in the United Kingdom, and one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse.
City of Beauty and History
Oxford is a beautiful city, with a compact centre, crammed with fine, old buildings, and some interesting urban villages, such as Jericho. As a major university town, it boasts lively nightlife, some great museums, plenty of good performing arts and a wealth of reasonably priced restaurants.
How to get Here
Oxford is about 60 miles from London, and slightly more than that from Birmingham. Both cities are accessible within an hour, traffic permitting, on the M40. Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon are also about an hour away by car. Trains from Oxford to Paddington take just under an hour. Buses are slower, but cheaper. They run all through the night – perfect for those boozy nights on the tiles in London. Another plus is frequent direct bus services to Heathrow and Gatwick.
If you ever feel like a change of scene, the bus to London takes around 90 mins and runs 24 hours a day and when Oxford Parkway station opens this autumn, Oxford will have not one but two railway stations.
The city is within commuting distance of London, just, but also close to the more rustic delights of the Cotswolds.
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The Olive Tree Suite was created in 2015 to provide the very best in accommodation in Oxford for those that appreciate comfort and beautiful surroundings.
Live in luxury, style and comfort in a designer apartment suite in the desirable and peaceful Iffley area of Oxford.
Brand new apartment, completed 2015. Suitable for strictly non-smoking, tidy professional, academic or post graduate student (single or couple). Suite offered occupies the newly completed top (second) floor of a quiet residential house, finished to an exceptional standard giving warmth and charm to this sophisticated property.
Modern Features and Ecologically-minded Apartment Design
Modern fittings throughout with oak flooring with strong eco credentials including Solar PV Panels and thermal insulation for winter warmth. Spacious living area with well-equipped fitted kitchen overlooks peaceful and impressive garden and stunning views of Oxford through glass Juliet balcony. Modern ensuite bathroom plus generous bedroom with double bed and built-in wardrobe and storage areas. Tasteful Moroccan fabrics and subtle lighting combine style and comfort. Walking distance from the picturesque Iffley village – home to 12th Century Norman Church, Iffley lock, walks alongside the River Thames and beautiful restaurants and pubs.
Easy Access and Travel in Oxford
10 minute walk to smaller supermarkets and conveniently situated close to bus stops with frequent 10-15 minute travel to the City Centre. Easy access to the A40, M40 and A34 via the Ring Road.
Off-street storage for bicycles; unrestricted car parking on quiet street nearby. Super-fast
Excellent Features & Fully Featured Apartment
Broadband, WiFi and integrated laundry (washer+dryer) facilities included. Centrally heated.
Serviced: a cleaner attends weekly.
All bills and council tax included.
Long or Mid-term lets are preferred.
Rates quoted are for single person for a min. of 6 months. Shorter term rent is possible, please contact for rates.
Stunning suite inside the city, with easy access to town centre and all surrounding areas.