Charles Ponsonby House is situated in the popular residential area of Summertown, Oxford. Set within attractive landscaped gardens it offers 34 one bedroom leasehold retirement apartments, the majority of which have a small patio or balcony. The estate has lift access to upper floors. Shared on-site facilities include a lounge, library, laundry, hair salon and guest room. There is also a catering service providing lunch and a light supper. The estate is very convenient for local shops, amenities and transport links to the city centre.
An on-site manager takes care of repairs and maintenance of the buildings/grounds and can also offer advice on further support available. Plus, there’s a 24 hour emergency call system giving you access to help and assistance as required. You may also enjoy the social activities on offer, which include coffee mornings, entertainment evenings, games sessions and trips out.
In the local area
Charles Ponsonby House is situated in Summertown, a popular and vibrant suburb of north Oxford. Only a short bus ride from the city centre, the area is well served with shops, churches, restaurants, cafés, leisure and health centres. Bounded by the Cherwell River and the Oxford Canal, Summertown also has open countryside right on the doorstep.
Oxford itself offers further great shopping facilities, museums, parks and tourist attractions. There are many historic buildings to visit and cultural activities to enjoy.
Of interest locally
Known as the city of dreaming spires and famous for its prestigious university, Oxford is steeped in history. You could visit one of the many museums, art galleries or take a relaxing river cruise. There are many quaint cafés and restaurants to explore, plus you can visit the famous Botanic Garden right in the heart of the city centre. Open throughout the year, it features a diverse collection of plants from around the world.
Oxfordshire has some great places to cycle amid the surrounding countryside. There are many picturesque villages in the area, with pubs and tea rooms to refresh you. You can ride alongside the Oxford Canal as far as Coventry, visiting canal-side pubs and villages along the way.
Location and transport links
Located in the suburb of Summertown in Oxford, Charles Ponsonby House can be easily reached via the M40, A40, A34 and A420. The estate is sited on Osberton Road, just off the A4144 Woodstock Road.
Oxford's mainline railway station is just over a mile away, with regular services to London Paddington, Birmingham, Banbury and Coventry. Fast and frequent bus services operate between Oxford and London. The Oxford Bus Company provides many services across the city and surrounding area.
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