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Cowley Road listed as one of Britain’s coolest streets


Running south-east from Magdalen Bridge, slicing through the inner city area of East Oxford and into the industrial hub, the Cowley Road stands proud as the fashionably bohemian and multicultural figurehead of the city.

Arguably both typical of modern day Britain but also completely unique in its political and cultural dynamism, it is unsurprising that The Telegraph has included it alongside London’s Portobello Road and The Royal Crescent in Bath as one of Britain’s ‘coolest’ streets.

Described by The Telegraph as ‘boisterous and down-to-earth’, the once poor relative of the dreaming spires of Oxford is becoming rapidly gentrified. Where town mingle with gown and home to a lively music scene and an extensive array of ethnic eateries, bars, pubs and shops, this vibrant thoroughfare has become synonymous with youth and multicultural expression. The prevailing sense of community spirit can be best illustrated by the annual summer carnival which successfully attracted a crowd of approximately 45,000 this year. Launched in 2001 with the aim of regenerating the area, the event offers an exotic mix of music and dance acts as well as food from around the globe.

Excellent transport links coupled with a close proximity to the centre of Oxford and major employers such as BMW, Oxfam and publishers Blackwell have made the area a popular option for those wishing to reside in the city but who want to avoid paying the hefty price tags that neighbouring areas demand. Also rich in the variety of properties available on the rental market from student accommodation and one and two bedroom apartments to larger family homes, East Oxford has something that will appeal to all tastes.

One of these properties which we are pleased to have on our list as available to let is this exciting four bedroom mid terrace town house. Positioned on the Iffley Road with convenient access to the ring road, this well presented property proudly retains many of its period features. The original stripped floorboards run throughout the three floors and the large refurbished kitchen/ breakfast room which lead directly onto a well maintained child friendly garden make it a perfect home for a family.  Further, the property is graced with a particularly impressive bathroom complete with an opulent freestanding bath making a fantastic central focal point.

9227 bathroom

For more information regarding this property please contact our East Oxford office quoting property reference number 9227.