Grove A 2

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3About average size for Grove A. On the second floor -has a good view of the deer park and not too many stairs to climb. Gets lots of light and is pretty warm. Has a fire place, walk through wardrobe and good bathroom and shower. Bit short on cupboards for storage space. Your room key also opens the staircase which is complete nuisance for your friends, who cant get up to your room. Great room though.This room is very pleasant to live in. It has a beautiful view of the deer park, a walk in wardrobe, an en suite bathroom, a fridge, internet connection, and a (rather ineffective) tv aerial socket. It is not the biggest of rooms, however, but that hasn't been a problem for me. It gets a good amount of light in the day. The bed is falling apart, but the furniture other than that is solid and inoffensive. The carpet is hideous. Don't look at it. Make sure the person in the room above you is not a metal-head, alcoholic sex fiend... The booming noise of the door to the staircase slamming all the time is also slightly irritating. Excellent kitchen is close by. yesnoyes
4The room is probably a typically sized Grove room. Although lacking the character of the New Buildings rooms, do not underestimate the comfort of falling into your own shower each morning. The rooms are built not for students, the architects preferrring heated towel racks to coat pegs, but for conference guests. As a finalist, however, all you need your room for is to change and sleep, and creature comforts are the salient feature of these rooms. Motion sensitive heating, double glazing, heavy oak furniture and firm mattresses make this room a perfect middle-of-the-ballot room.This is a typical grove A room - large bedroom with fantastic functional bathroom en suite. The bedroom is slightly larger than the room opposite (3) but lacks the classy fireplace. Natural light is good (room faces east) and room is quiet. Furniture problems: not enough space for books in any way, otherwise wardrobe is just about large enough. Big desk. Also: bring plenty of lamps, because the permanent light is pathetic. And be prepared for a long walk to Grove A: 4 for the kitchen if you're a cooking type. yesnoyes
5One of the bigger attic rooms in Grove A. The room is at the top of a long flight of stairs and needs a lift to make life easier. However the views of the deer park are delightful as are the ones over the north of Oxford. Having windows facing east and west means that both sunrise and sunset are beamed in, and the light is not lost for a part of the day. The room is quiet and as the traffic goes past the bathroom window but the corridor noise sounds loud at night. yesnoyes
6This is one of the smaller Grove rooms, but is quite cosy, and very light (sometimes a problem in the Grove A rooms closer to the ground). Being on the 3rd floor, its a fair trek up, but it gives one big advantage - the views! From your desk you look out over the deer park, from the bathroom you have views over the spires of Oxford. yesnoyes