It is on the ground floor, and it looks directly out onto the Library. The
light is very good. The advantage and the disadvantage of the room are one
and the same: the world and his wife stops off at your room, make themselves at home, and invariably stay for an age. That said, its main disadvantage is that it is a disaster for any and all wannabe chefs: the kitchen facilities are a disgrace, as is the shower (one floor up). The showers on the surrounding two staircases (Longwall 1 and 3, where there is the one and only kitchen) are infinitely better. Irrespective of the entire block being seen as housing a lot of tutors, they keep themselves tucked away.
The noise is minimal, and the walls are reasonably sound-proof. A good - and stereotypically Oxonian - room.<br><br>My room is a very good 2nd year room. A lot of people are put off by the idea of being on the ground floor and visible to anyone passing, but although I occasionally feel like a goldfish, it really isn’t a problem. The position is also a tremendous advantage when moving stuff in and out at the beginning and end of term, and it’s great not to have to climb loads of stairs on a daily basis. The room itself is stereotypically Oxonian – stone walls, leaded windows (somewhat spoiled by horrid Waynflete curtains) and a very rah fireplace with arguably the best crest in Longwall. The furnishing and heating are good, storage space is adequate, the desk is large and sturdy and the noise is minimal, apart from the occasional banging of the exterior door. The staircase itself is acceptable, although the shower is a bit dodgy and the toilets can be chilly. There’s also no kitchen, so self-caterers would be better advised to go for Longwall III.
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