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Cloisters Attic Very small and underfitted kitchen, but otherwise a very nice corridor.

Ceiling has the wooden beam visible, corridor is wide, and the whole area is well heated.

Also very close to hall and the JCR. (Edit)
(Last Updated: 2020-10-09 17:20:30)
Longwall Attic Communal facilities shared among rather a lot of rooms, but there are good communal facilities on all the staircases below.

The major drawback of the attics is if you are a culinary genius - the only kitchen in Longwall Quad is located on staircase 3 and is tiny - it only has a microwave and a Baby Belling, which does not allow you to use the hobs and oven simultaneously. (Edit)
(Last Updated: 2020-02-06 08:06:04)
New Buildings Attic The kitchen must be the largest ones in the main part of the college. There is a large fridge but no freezer which is a pain in the ass. There is an oven/4 hobs, a microwave, toaster, kettle and lots of cupboard and workspace.

There must be more than 10 toilets along the corridor for less than 20 people which is great. The tolets are large and clean, with large entrance areas with a sink and good mirrors. The baths are ok - small and white and the showers mixed but in general hot water and clean -but some a little shabby but definitely moderate to good in terms of colege.

The corridor is light and warm. There are 82 steps to get up (nice wooden panelled) but if you can handle that you are on to a good thing. The down side is being away from switihins/longwall but you will get a better room for your money in terms of a nice set etc. There are 20 people up here and many more below and thern is a nice mix of dons, 3rd and 2nd years and so you meet people outside of your year.

Washing facilties - on the basement of new buildings so a net journey of 164 steps well 328 if you are me and always forget money or wash powder. There are 3 good washing machines and 3 dryers if I recall.

Scouts-up here they are absolutely great and gorgeous and lovely and it is woth mentioning this as some people seem to moan about theirs. These ones are really chaty and do loads of good things extra. (not dodgy) anything else? - well new buildings must be the best looking of all the college. (Edit)
(Last Updated: 2020-02-06 00:03:58)
Longwall Annex (Edit)
The Gatehouse All rooms have two doors, the front door opening onto the main stairwell and the back door leading to a bathroom and shower room. Both loos and showers are on the second floor and are, therefore, available easily to everyone living in these rooms.

Generally it is a very nice house and as you walk up the stairs you are rewarded by the beautiful view of the Magdalen Tower. And there is a garden, which is great for summer barbeques etc. plus there is a bikeshed which is always very full, but it is there.
You share the house with 4 tutors, but they tend to leave their rooms in the late afternoon, so no worries about parties etc (Edit)
(Last Updated: 2020-02-06 01:01:35)
St. John's Quad The facilities in St. Johns staircase are average. There are three toilets for four students, although one is used by the college as a whole. There is one very good shower for the staircase, which is adaquate, but which has a curtain which always sticks to you if you are trying to shower.

The kitchen is very small and basically equipped. The fridge is well sized and modern, but the small size portable oven/stove doesn\\\'t make cooking for large groups easy. You must, of course, provide your own utensils. There are two public telephone booths in this staircase, next to the graduate post room, although all the rooms have phone and ethernet connections. (Edit)
(Last Updated: 2020-02-05 23:49:28)
1 Longwall St. (Will not be on the ballot in 2021 due to re-model)
Small staircase, has it's own kitchen for only 2 rooms. No shared bathrooms, as the rooms are ensuite. (Edit)
(Last Updated: 2021-04-22 22:11:04)
58a High St. A nice house on the High Street with 10 rooms including 2 ensuites, 3 bathrooms (2 showers, 1 bath), one stand-alone toilet, and a very decently-sized kitchen with table large enough for six people. All rooms are a decent size except rm 6. (Edit)
(Last Updated: 2021-04-24 09:29:11)
Schoolhouse A small building on Longwall Street. Large kitchen can create a friendly house atmosphere. (Edit)
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Longwall Cottage Small white building opposite entrance to 1/2 Longwall St courtyard. Excellent kitchen: really good communal space for friends. Generally good facilities spread out quite evenly. Only downside it that it can be isolated, but there is plenty of room to have people over and hang out.

Best scout in college - Lottage adores Irene

(Last Updated: 2021-04-24 08:19:12)
2 Longwall St. (Will not be on the ballot in 2021 due to re-model)
2 Longwall boasts one of the best kitchens in college. The rooms are a mixture of ensuite, partially ensuite and sink, but there several bathrooms spaced around the place, so even the rooms without facilities aren't too badly off.

The walls are a bit thin, but it's perfect for those who want the facilities and don't mind it not being as 'traditional Oxford' as Swithuns and New Buildings! (Edit)
(Last Updated: 2021-04-22 22:10:27)
57 Highstreet Overall, a convenient house not far from Magdalen's side gate, small kitchen with a temperamental oven, hob, microwave and kettle with plenty of storage space, but only really has room for one person at a time. Can be very isolated since it houses five people with no communal space.

A pretty oddly laid out house, to say the least. Located above the brothers hairdressers, it has a lot of stairs. All five rooms are around one central stairwell, with 1 on the ground floor, 2,3 opposite each other and so on. The layout means that you can hardly ever hear what's going on in other people's rooms, unless they're loud enough to hear them from the ceiling/below.
There are two small toilets for the house, one by the kitchen on the ground floor and one near to room 4&5 on the top floor. The kitchen is very small, but contains a kettle microwave, and small fridge (no freezer), as well as an oven and four induction hobs (which seem to be wired incorrectly because the knobs all heat up a hob different to the one they specify). Lots of drawers to keep things in though. The shower is on the top floor right outside room 5, which is a bit irritating for the person in room 5, but otherwise alright because the shower itself is very good and reliable, even if a bit cramped. Rooms are all pretty spacious but weirdly furnished. Rooms 1,2,4 overlook the high street and so are very noisy - and as room 1 is on the ground floor people can look directly into the room which is unnerving. Room 3 and 5 are more peaceful, but the window in room 5 frequently gets bumped into by pigeons. The basins can be a bit temperamental and the storage space etc differs in each room. (Edit)
(Last Updated: 2021-04-25 12:16:21)
Rose Lane Rose Lane is the building across from the Botanical Gardens and is connected to Gatehouse. It has one large kitchen (4 hobs, microwave, toaster, oven) which is shared by both Rose Lane and Gatehouse. The washing machine and dryer are in the kitchen. It has a nice little garden with a bike storage area. There is a toilet on every floor along with two showers and a bath. (Edit)
(Last Updated: 2022-04-13 17:29:21)