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Charles Ponsonby House

Osberton Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7PQ. Age exclusive housing


Managed by: Hanover

Your retirement, your choiceHanover is a leading national provider of housing and services for the over-55s. We are a not-for-profit provider and manage over 19,000 homes, two thirds of which are affordable homes for rent. We are committed to listening to the needs and aspirations of potential and existing customers.

Email your enquiry or 01480 475 069 (lettings), 01480 475 069 (sales & general)

Manager's description

“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”

Main facts

  • Age exclusive housing
  • 34 flats. Built in 1984. Sizes 1 bedroom
  • Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
  • lift, lounge, laundry, guest facilities, garden, hairdressing salon, library
  • Access to site easy, but less so for less mobile people. Distances: bus stop 500 yards; shop 1 mile(s); post office 2 mile(s); town centre 3 mile(s); GP 1 mile(s); social centre 1 mile(s)
  • Some meals available (2 meals daily). New residents accepted from 60 years of age
  • Tenure(s): Leasehold

Info updated: 07/12/2015. Update info



Check with Hanover - none notified to EAC.

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Residents’ views

Not available - The residents have not taken part in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards, or used the EAC Residents Consultation Service (RCS).

Comments about Charles Ponsonby House

With well constructed '80s vernacular functionality, the demised premises have a long lease which includes provision of a warden service. It's a neighbourly place,and everyone's welcome at the tea party to have a chat about the olden days at Charles Ponsonby, or dialectic materialism and the local relevance of Hegelian phenomenology, or Aristototelian metaphysics, or whatever! Oxford is SO cool. And there's a nice garden.05/08/2017R (currently lives here)reply

My mother, now 89 has been living in Charles Ponsonby for about 8 years and my grandmother was one of the first residents. My grandmother loved it and it made the last 5 years of her life very happy. My mother is also very happy there. When the time comes I would seriously consider CPH for my wife and I as well. It’s a cheerful place with very friendly staff. Residents can socialize or not as they wish. There are people around if you want company, but there’s no obligation. The flats can be made to look very nice and are of a manageable size for an older person living on his or her own. The location is excellent. Summertown is a very friendly area with lots of old people, but with younger people too. I would strongly recommend CPH to anyone looking for sheltered accommodation for an older relative living alone and even for couples. For two people one would be living at pretty close quarters, but it has been done. Most of the residents are living on their own, however. 31/07/2017Richard (relative of someone who lives/lived here)reply

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Osberton Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7PQ

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