The Old Gaol Serviced Apartments are located in the former historic Old Gaol. This is an iconic Abingdon development located near the town centre and on the banks of the River Thames. All apartments are luxuriously furnished and decorated. Guests have use of underground allocated parking and use of a private gymnasium. The Old Gaol Serviced Apartments offer a unique accommodation experience as each apartment is furnished to a very high standard, designed to appeal to both business and leisure travellers.
ABOUT OUR SPACE
The Daniel Harris Suite is located on the first floor of the historic Old Gaol prison, and serviced by a lift from the underground car park. This luxury serviced apartment has two bedrooms, bathroom, open plan kitchen/living area and balcony with enchanting views of historical landmarks such as the Abingdon Town Hall, St Helen's Church and the Former County Police Station.
-The fully fitted kitchen combines practicality with luxury and features opulent touches such as quartz stone worktops and Bosch appliances. All of our apartments include integrated double oven, induction hob, stainless steel extractor hood, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and washer/dryer, plus a fashionable stainless steel bowl sink with chrome mixer tap.
-Bathroom fitted with a contemporary white suite, which includes concealed cistern w.c. shower with chrome fittings, heated chrome towel rail, vanity units and mirrors. Bathrooms floors and walls are fully tiled.
-Bedroom one has a king size bed, built-in mirrored wardrobes and most apartments include integral storage in the hallway.
-Bedroom two has a king size bed, built-in mirrored wardrobes.
-Telephone in lounge and bedroom with free calls to UK landlines and mobiles;
-Sky HD including the sports package;
-Safe deposit box;
-Unlimited use of the residential gym.
ENTRANCE AND SAFETY
Entry to the Old Gaol building is controlled via secure door entry and individual apartments are fitted with a video door entry handset. A mains smoke detector system with battery back-up pack is also fitted to each apartment as well as fire sprinklers for additional peace of mind. Safe Deposit Boxes are also fitted in each apartment.
Every serviced apartment has an allocated parking space in the underground car park. The main car park entrance is fob operated and access to the lift is via a secure gate.
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
Daniel Harris (1761-1840) was a builder, prison governor, civil engineer, and architect who lived and practised in Oxford. He rose to become Governor of Oxford Castle and Prison from 1786 until 1809. He developed a contracting business with convict labour, supplemented by hiring wage-earning tradesmen. Harris was notable for his work on the Oxford Canal building 'pound' locks to replace 'flash' locks. From 1805-1812 he was responsible for the building of Abingdon Gaol employing prisoners from the Napoleonic Wars.