Somerville Residence

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


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Heritage Collection
Pets on Request
Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite Stag/Hen Allowed Romantic Decorated for Christmas

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Welcome to Somerville Residence, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Oxford City Centre. As you step through the door, you'll find yourself in the courtyard garden, a tranquil oasis enveloped by the gentle murmur of a fountain. The property comprises two distinct buildings, Wycliffe Residence and Somerville Residence, each offering its own unique charm and outdoor seating area.

Somerville Residence is an accommodation where luxury meets history. With four individually styled bedroom and bathroom suites, the residence welcomes you with spacious accommodations adorned with hand-made super-king beds and Vi-Spring Elite mattresses, promising a restorative night's sleep. The bathrooms boast stunning porcelain and natural stone finishes, complete with freestanding baths and invigorating monsoon or raindrop showers, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploration. The property sleeps up to eight adults, but can accommodate two additional infants.

The ground floor beckons with an open-plan reception room, adorned with vibrant colours and ample seating, providing the ideal space to relax and unwind. French doors open onto the garden, inviting in natural light and the soothing ambiance of the outdoors. The modern luxury kitchen boasts double ovens, a bean-to-cup coffee machine, wine fridge, and Quooker boiling taps, catering to culinary enthusiasts and coffee aficionados alike.

Ascend the central staircase to discover the four suites, each offering its own unique view. Outside, a large dining table beneath the arbour beckons guests to dine al fresco, surrounded by the lush greenery of the secluded garden.

Music lovers will rejoice in the SONOS architectural sound system, enveloping Somerville Residence in rich, immersive sound through state-of-the-art multi-room technology and MONITOR in-ceiling speakers.

From the meticulously designed interiors to the serene outdoor spaces, Somerville Residence offers an unparalleled retreat in the heart of Oxford. Whether you're planning a holiday, celebration, or business trip, this stunning residence promises an unforgettable experience, seamlessly blending luxury, comfort, and convenience in every detail.

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What you should know…

  • The courtyard garden is shared with the adjoining property
  • Museums, theatres and shops are just a few minutes walk away from the residence
  • Somerville Residence is a dog-friendly accommodation, with your furry friend welcome to join you during your stay
  • Plase note that whilst travel cots and high chairs are available for up to two infants, the property is not baby-proofed. Infants will require constant supervision.

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV Indoor Games Heating Decorated for Christmas

Somerville Residence

Ground floor
- Reception room/lounge with sofas, armchairs, French doors and garden access, flatscreen TV
- Dining area with table and chairs
- Fully-equipped kitchen with breakfast zone featuring table, chairs and TV, central island, double ovens, Quooker tap, wine fridge, bean-to-cup coffee machine
- Cloakroom
- Butlers pantry

First floor
- Bedroom with super king-size bed, dressing area, seating area, TV and ensuite bathroom with freestanding bath and raindrop/monsoon shower
- Bedroom with super king-size bed, dressing area, seating area, TV and ensuite bathroom with freestanding bath and raindrop/monsoon shower

Second floor
- Bedroom with super king-size bed, dressing area, seating area, TV and ensuite bathroom with freestanding bath and raindrop/monsoon shower
- Bedroom with super king-size bed, dressing area, seating area, TV and ensuite bathroom with freestanding bath and raindrop/monsoon shower

Outdoor spaces
- Courtyard garden
- Seating area
- Fountain

Additional facilities
- Wifi
- SONOS sound system
- Concierge service (on request)
- Travel cots and high chairs for up to 2 infants available on request


About the surrounding area of Somerville Residence
Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Oxford, often hailed as "The City of Dreaming Spires," holds a storied history that stretches back nearly 800 years, an illustrious past steeped in monarchs and scholars. From its humble beginnings in the 9th century to its current status as a bustling cosmopolitan hub, Oxford has evolved into a vibrant town that seamlessly marries its ancient university with modern amenities, enticing visitors from around the globe.

In the heart of this enchanting city lies Somerville Residence, a retreat nestled amidst Oxford's myriad attractions and amenities. Here, amidst the cobblestone streets and historic buildings, visitors are spoiled for choice. Whether you're drawn to the hallowed halls of the University, the rich tapestry of museums and galleries, or the allure of riverside walks, central Oxford promises a wealth of experiences just waiting to be discovered.

Embracing Oxford's tradition of cycling, guests can traverse the city's historic streets with ease, perhaps opting for an electric scooter adventure for a modern twist on exploration. With the railway station a mere ten-minute stroll away, excursions to London, Bicester Village Designer Shopping Outlet, or Stratford beckon, offering glimpses into England's diverse landscapes and cultures.

Westgate Oxford, a stone's throw from Somerville Residence, stands as a beacon of contemporary sophistication, boasting an impressive array of global brands, eclectic dining options, and a boutique cinema. Its bold architecture and rooftop bars offer panoramic views of Oxford's skyline, creating a dynamic fusion of old-world charm and modern allure.

And let's not forget Oxford Castle, a testament to the city's enduring legacy. From the vantage point of St. George's Tower, visitors can drink in sweeping vistas of the surrounding landscape, while delving into the crypt offers a glimpse into the castle's 900-year-old history.

In Oxford, the past and present converge, creating a tapestry of culture, innovation, and discovery. Whether you're meandering along the cobbled streets, embarking on a punting adventure, or immersing yourself in the city's vibrant arts scene, Oxford invites you to embrace its rich heritage and vibrant spirit, promising an experience unlike any other.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport London Oxford Airport

(12.5 km)

Nearest Airport 2 London Heathrow International Airport

(77 km)

Nearest Train Station Oxford Train Station

(1 km)

Nearest City Oxford

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Nearest Restaurant Several

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Nearest Bar/Pub The Jolly Farmers

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Nearest Shop Several in Westgate Oxford

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Nearest Supermarket Sainsbury's, Westgate Oxford

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Nearest Golf Hinskey Heights Golf Club

(4 km)


Luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in Oxfordshire

Pack your bags and get ready for a holiday extravaganza in the heart of England in Oxfordshire, where Oliver's Travels’ luxury properties promise a vacation that is equal parts history, breathtaking landscapes, culinary delights and quality time with your nearest and dearest.

First stop, the city of Oxford, a place that seamlessly mixes medieval charm with academic grandeur. Picture yourself strolling through the historic Oxford University, a collection of architectural wonders that have been around since the 12th century. You will marvel at the Bodleian Library and strike a pose next to the iconic Radcliffe Camera. You will feel the weight of centuries of tradition as you explore the hallowed halls of the colleges of Christ Church, Magdalen and New College.

Oxfordshire is not just about dusty old books and mortarboards. Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a statement of architectural brilliance and where Sir Winston Churchill came into this world. You can take a leisurely stroll through Capability Brown-designed gardens, feeling like royalty. The Ashmolean Museum, the oldest public museum in the world, invites you to time-hop through millennia with its extensive collection of art and artifacts. If eclectic displays are your thing, the Pitt Rivers Museum will take you on a wild journey through different cultures and periods.

For those who prefer the great outdoors, the Cotswolds are your playground. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these rolling hills stretch into Oxfordshire, adorned with quaint villages like Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford and Chipping Norton. You will get lost in charming streets, admire honey-hued cottages and indulge in the warm embrace of local pubs, where every pint feels like a hug from the English countryside.

The River Thames gracefully winds its way through the county, offering opportunities for leisurely walks along its banks or tranquil boat rides. Henley-on-Thames, famous for the Royal Regatta and fabulous festivals, is your go-to spot for riverside elegance. Boating enthusiasts, grab your captain's hat and casual strollers, prepare for a delightful riverside saunter.

Oxfordshire's magic doesn't end at its borders. Nearby cities and towns are calling your name. Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Roman Baths and Georgian architecture, is just a short drive away. Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, invites you to explore the Bard's legacy and enjoy performances by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Oxfordshire is a carnival of academia, architecture and awe-inspiring landscapes. Whether you are soaking in the academic allure of Oxford, exploring historic palaces and museums or strolling through the timeless Cotswolds, Oxfordshire promises a holiday that will captivate not just your mind, but your soul too.


At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £600 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4:00 pm
Departure time 10:00 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pets welcome? A maximum of two well behaved dogs are welcome to stay, on request only. Please enquire at time of booking.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking or vaping allowed
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 1 night
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? Stag and Hen Do's are allowed on request. Please enquire at time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that bookings must be made at least 3 working days in advance of stay
Other 2 Guests are required to sign a Terms & Conditions Agreement prior to arrival. This will be arranged via OT after booking.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jan 29th 2025 £2,795 £3,655 £4,515 £5,375 £6,558
Jan 29th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £2,795 £3,655 £4,515 £5,375 £6,558

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jan 29th 2025 €3,025 €3,956 €4,886 €5,817 €7,096
Jan 29th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €3,025 €3,956 €4,886 €5,817 €7,096

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jan 29th 2025 $3,240 $4,236 $5,233 $6,230 $7,600
Jan 29th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $3,240 $4,236 $5,233 $6,230 $7,600

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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