Myself and my partner stayed in studio Calandula on a long term basis, for many many months. We loved staying at FBH, the room was lovely, the view is second to none!
We were right by the river with a door in the room that actually opened out on to the river itself! The ducks, swans and geese used to come up to the door...what a lovely thing to wake up too! Fantastic location a few mins from town, yet by such lovely nature.
The facilities we great for us, en-suite, kitchenette (which was stocked with crockery and utensils), the rooms itself was well equipped. We even had underfloor heating, such a treat in the winter months! We had good access to laundry facilities. The house was well managed and the booking process was easy. We even had parking! Which is rare so close to the town centre where many of the places to park are residents only. The room had lovely original art work in it, which was so nice, the room has obviously been carefully thought out and decorated. The fresh flowers from the garden on arrival were a lovely touch. We felt pampered!
Being on an island was a great experience, surrounded by water and charm. There was a lovely riverside bench in the garden which we used to sit at to have a cup of tea, or glass of wine in the evening! As residents we also received a discount at the The Folly, the riverside restaurant next to the house!
What more could you want! We were sad to leave! If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Oxford there really is no where better, or more beautiful!
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We stayed in studio Papaver for a week in early July. This studio has a small balcony over looking the Thames,and is ideal to sip a wine and watch the ducks and the occasional narrow boat cruise under Folly Bridge.
It is an easy 10 minute walk to the centre of Oxford with lots of pubs and restaurants on the way.
The only issue with the studio is the tiny bathroom-toilet [ think caravan size] but it is functional if you are not too big.
Folly Bridge is truly a gem and I would not stay anywhere else in Oxford next visit