St Antony's College, Oxford
19th century St Antony's is set in leafy north Oxford, just 10 minutes from the city centre and all major attractions
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- 19th century buildings
- 20th century buildings
- Breakfast included
- Free car parking (on site)
- No smoking
- Historic Property
- Free broadband access
- Shared gardens
- Self-catering facilities
Food and Drinks
- Self-catering facilities
- Continental breakfast (included)
- Lunch available (at additional cost)
- Dinner available (at additional cost)
- Picnic area
- Pub (walking distance)
- Museums (walking distance)
- Historic houses
- Golf course (a short drive)
- Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
- Theatre (walking distance)
Situated in leafy North Oxford, yet only a 10 minute stroll from the city centre and all of Oxford's main attractions, St Antony's College is the most cosmopolitan of the seven graduate colleges of the University of Oxford, specialising in international relations, economics, politics and the history of particular parts of the world.
Originally consisting of just an ex Convent - currently the location of the Porters' Lodge (main entrance/ Reception) and the College Library - St Antony's has added to its buildings over the years, including a Student Accommodation block which houses all of the modern, single en-suite rooms which the College makes available to guests at certain times of the year.
History to the present day
One of the newer of the colleges which form the collegiate University of Oxford, St Antony's was founded in 1948 through the benefaction of a successful French businessman - Antonin Besse - who, having made his fortune trading in and around the Middle East wished to use his wealth to establish an Oxford college where students from all around the globe could come to study the social, political and economic histories of different regions of the world.
Food and Drinks
Continental Breakfast - juice, croissants, preserves, fruit, tea/coffee - is included in the room rate. We are, regretfully, unable to offer hot breakfast to B&B guests.
Grounds and gardens
Being one of the newer colleges of Oxford University, St Antony's does not have the more traditional "quad and cloisters" environment of many of the centuries-old colleges, but the College is set in pleasant, informally landscaped grounds and gardens, with large lawned areas and many trees. Guests are welcome to make use of the grounds for relaxation and contemplation.
All rooms have Internet access - there is some wireless access, restricted in some parts of the College, free use of open access email facility in the Hilda Besse building foyer - but connection is possible via Ethernet cables which can be purchased at the Porters' Lodge if required.
There is limited car parking available, and this should be requested in the Additional Information section of the booking form. There is no charge for this facility. There is ample bicycle parking also available.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road, OXFORD, Oxford, OX2 6JF, United Kingdom
Check In: From 12pm (midday) Check Out: By 10am
On arrival in College you should call at the Porters' Lodge from where you will be directed to your room(s). The Lodge is open 24 hours, but if you are intending to arrive after 11.00pm please let the Lodge know in advance. You will find the telephone number on your booking confirmation receipt. Luggage may be stored prior to check in time.
Guests arriving by foot or by taxi will have no difficulty in finding the discreet entrance on the Woodstock Road, north of the city centre. Guests arriving by car, however, should use the car park, the entrance to which is in Bevington Road which runs between Woodstock Road and Banbury Road but which can only be accessed from the Banbury Road direction, or from Winchester Road which runs parallel to Woodstock Road, between Woodstock and Banbury roads.
By Rail: If arriving in Oxford at the railway station or either of the bus stations, the short (less than 5 minutes) taxi journey to the College is the recommended option.
By Bus: The bus from the Pear Tree Park and Ride - just off the A34 and the A40 Ring Road at Wolvercote - passes St Antony's front door: just ask the driver to drop you at St Antony's.
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Mrs Pauline Blake, September 2011: Room was basic but clean and comfortable, which was what I expected of student accommodation. Porters both friendly and extremely helpful. Couldn't fault the service and would stay there again.