Accommodation for Visiting Fellows

Accommodation for Visiting Fellows

The College owns 4 houses at the end Bath Street, which is the fifth turning to the left on St Clement’s Street after the Plain. The houses are a 15 minute walk away from the College.

In terms of priority for their use the College has decided that two houses will be reserved for the accommodation of new Fellows moving to Oxford requiring accommodation whilst they may decisions about their future housing needs. Two houses will be reserve for Visiting Fellows. These needs having been met, the College is happy to consider requests for housing from other colleges and parts of the University for academic visitors.

Bath Street is quiet cul-de-sac with little traffic noise. The houses sit next to St Catherine’s House, which is the College’s off-site graduate centre, and the Angel and Greyhound Meadow which is accessed by a bridge at the end of Bath Street.

The following description relates to a gallery of pictures available here.

You can view plans of the ground and first floors of the houses here and here respectively.

The houses are formed of a small study to the front. This has a desk and sofa-bed. Along an entrance corridor to the rear of the house sits a large sitting room furnished with a sofa, easy chair and coffee table. There is a television. The sitting room opens into a light, spacious kitchen/dining area. This is fully-equipped with oven, microwave oven, refrigerator, washing machine and dishwasher. There is a glazed area over the kitchen/dining area which can be shaded by the use of motorised high-level blinds.

The second floor is composed of a double bedroom to the front of the house and a single to the rear. There is bathroom on the second floor equipped with a bath and shower.

The houses are connected to the University’s IT network.

The rear of the houses is formed of a terrace with separate sitting areas assigned to each house. Beyond this will sit a large lawn shared by all houses. This is a private, gated area and surrounded by walls/fences.

The houses on Bath Street are very close to two supermarkets – Tesco on Cowley Road and Sainsbury’s, close to Magdalen Bridge. There are cashpoints at both supermarkets. The Cowley Road and St Clement’s areas offer a wide variety of types of shop, restaurant and bars.

The bus stop for London and Gatwick and Heathrow airports are on St Clement’s Street – a few minutes’ walk from the end Bath Street and the houses.


The College has made arrangements for staff to regularly clean the houses. The timing and details of these arrangements are worked out between occupants and the Housekeeper. The gardens are maintained by the College gardening staff. Maintenance issues should be directed to the Buildings Manager.

The current rent for a house is £1,420 per month. Occupants will be responsible for all other bills on a rate of £8.10 per day. This covers gas, electricity, water, council tax and TV licence. Wi-Fi access is also included free of charge.

Christensen Fellowships include free accommodation (including utilities) for the period of your appointment.

For further information please contact Susannah Young, Accommodation Officer, at