This property is on Banbury Road, approximately two miles north of the city centre and has access through Apsley Road. It is well served by buses to and from the city centre and there is a cycle lane along much of Banbury Road. There is a local shopping centre and park within a mile.
Set in the grounds is an old stone house (referred to as the Mansion). There are 8 study bedrooms on the 1st floor and 2 bedsits on the ground floor for single tenants. Also located in the Mansion is the caretaker's office and facilities for the use of residents on site. The North Block at Summertown House has 9 studios for single tenants.
The East Block
Please note that there will be major refurbishment work from August 2013 in the East Block. Next year from August 2014 (date to be confirmed) there will be new studios, and 1 and 2 bed flats available.
There are locked cycle sheds at the rear of the site.
There is limited car parking at Summertown House.
While cleaners are provided in shared accommodation to do a light clean (generally dusk, wipe and hoover) in communal areas, it’s the tenants responsibility to keep these are cleaned at all times to be fair on everyone in the house/premises. This involves cleaning the cooker after each time it is used and the bathrooms, etc. Should this not be done then additional cleaning charges will be made to the entire household and the free cleaning service removed.
The common room is located in the Mansion.
All rooms and flats have one computer connection to the University Network. Please note connection must be by CABLE only - WIFI is not permitted.
Tenants in the studio flats pay for the electricity used by quarterly account. Electricity used in the study bedrooms is included in the rent.
The studio flats are equipped with the basic furniture required such as bed, desk etc. The kitchen is fitted with an electric cooker with four rings, grill and oven and a fridge/freezer. Tenants must provide their own bed linen (including pillows), crockery, cutlery, cooking and household items.
The studio flats in the North Block have gas central heating and hot water provided by a combination boiler, which is included in the rent. The study bedrooms in the mansion have gas central heating, which is included in the rent.
The coin-operated laundry is situated behind the Mansion. It contains four washing machines and three dryers. This facility is available 24 hours daily. There are also three rotary clothes lines on the grass area nearest to the laundry. Washing machines and tumble dryers are not allowed in the flats.
The rooms and flats have a telephone connection via the University Network which gives free calls to other University extensions. The cost of the telephone line rental and all calls outside the University network (plus VAT) is charged quarterly.