|Osney is an ideal location for students at both universities, as it is located within five minutes' walk of the city centre and all the colleges, but also on a direct Brookes bus route to the Harcourt Hill campus and the Westminster Institute of Education.
The majority of our accommodation is in Victorian terraced houses.
Unless you go into the City centre, your choice of supermarkets is limited to the Coop, Aldi and Iceland in Botley. There's a tiny M&S in the train station, but if you're really stuck the Westgate Hotel on the corner of Mill Street has a little shop that sells basic groceries and frozen foods, as well as ice cream, sweets, tobacco, beer, wine and spirits until 10pm every day.
The Punter, formerly the Waterman's Arms, is a riverside gastropub on Osney Island, with good food and atmosphere, and a great location.
The Domino's Pizza and Oriental Condor on Park End Street are only about five minutes’ walk away. For more exotic fare you'll have to ring for delivery.
Pubs and clubs
The Osney Arms on the corner of Hillview Road is comfortable inside, with leather chairs and sofas, and also serves food.
Cashpoints with free withdrawals
There's one at the train station and a choice of several in the parade of shops at Elms Rise in Botley.
The closest Post Office is along the Botley Road (heading out of town)
The City centre is within easy walking or cycling distance, and there are regular bus services into town or out into West Oxfordshire. Again, you can catch the Brookes Bus (U1 or U5) to Oxford Brookes.
Look out for
Stroll up the river towards the lock and peek through the windows of the barges and houseboats on the way. Botley Road also has many shops often found in out-of-town retail parks (PC World, Halfords, Wickes, Argos etc.).