Oxford at your fingertips – at a fair price. In the city’s ancient heart are Wadham and Keble; in leafy North Oxford is friendly St Hugh’s. Keble’s sleeping quarters, functional though a good size, stand in stark contrast to the neo-gothic grandeur of its dining hall – pure Hogwarts! Wadham’s hall, 17th century, soaring, is yet more glorious – with top breakfasts. Its student-simple bedrooms are reached via crenellated cloisters and lovely walled gardens; ask for a room facing the beautiful quad. At St Hugh’s: three residences (one historic), a student café, 14 acres of romantic gardens and a 15-minute walk into town.