The Great Observatory

Just a short walk from Oxford City Centre, Located on the most colourful street in Oxford
Prices from £141

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

1 King, 1 Single bed

City Centre


Located on the most colourful street in Oxford, this superb 2 bedroom terraced house is sure to brighten your stay! Located just a stone’s throw away from the city centre, choosing to stay here ensures guests they can spend as much time in Oxford as they please, without the need to travel.


To match the street, this 2 bedroom house is colourful, spacious and well-lit. The master bedroom has a large king-size bed and the second bedroom has a comfortable single bed. The kitchen is clean and practically designed, including appliances such as a dishwasher, toaster, microwave, oven and coffee machine. A full range of clean utensils and cutlery are provided. The bathroom is clean and stylishly designed. Both a bath and shower are included along with multiple storage spaces for personal possessions. The lounge is comfortable and features accommodating seating arrangements in front of a large flat screen TV. The separate dining area is spacious and features a dining table to seat up to 4 people.  Please note, this property is not wheelchair accessible. One off-street parking space is available free of charge.


Situated a short walk from Oxford City Centre, The Great Observatory is an ideal choice for guests seeking to get the most out of their short break in the city. By minimising travel time, guests can make the most of their time in the city. For example, within 15 minutes of leaving the doorstep, guests can find themselves exploring the Oxford Museum of Natural History or wandering the picturesque Oxford University Parks.  This property is ideal for guests on business trips working within the city centre, or tourists wishing to explore the endless attractions the city has to offer. There are a number of bars and restaurants within the immediate vicinity of the property, including the popular Barefoot Coffee Shop and Brasserie Blanc Restaurant just around the corner.

House Rules


No smoking


No parties or events


No pets allowed

More on Rules

Please note that pricing may vary at the point of reservation depending on a number of factors, such as day of the week, number of nights, number of people staying, and season.

Standard house rules apply and include being respectful of the property and neighbours, being tidy and minding noise levels outside of social hours. No parties are allowed. No noise between 11pm and 9am.

Please note that this is a residential area and we take the comfort of our long-term neighbours extremely seriously. Our neighbours are very sensitive to noise made by our guests.

Only the person who have been taken account for upon booking are allowed to stay at and access the property. Not complying with these terms and conditions will result in the full or partial loss of the security deposit.

A security deposit is required upon arrival for incidentals, and is released subject to a damage inspection of accommodation.
The security deposit may be kept for violation of house rules or damage to the property.

The security deposit is kept in the form of a pre-authorisation of funds on your card, as opposed to a charge. Please note that it can take up to 10 working days for the deposit to reach your bank following release of the funds.

If this listing is unavailable on your preferred dates, you may also wish to take a look at the other properties that we manage.


● Kitchen

● Non-smoking only

● Iron & Board

● Cable TV


Safety Features

● Smoke detector

● Fire extinguisher


The Guest placing the booking must be over 23 years of age on the check-in date. Upon booking, the full names, email addresses, telephone numbers and dates of birth of all the guests staying must be supplied to the Agent.

Guests may check in any time after 3pm on the day of arrival and may check out any time before 11am on the day of departure.
Guests wishing to check-out after 11am without arranging later check-out in advance will be subjected to an additional fee of £40.00 per hour for every hour or pro rata for part of an hour.

If a late check-out is approved by Peymans at the time of booking, the cost will be £20.00 an hour. Check-ins before 3pm and after 8pm are also charged at £30.00.

Payment is made by a secure online link. The property will contact you after booking with the link and time frame of making the payment.

This property is located in a residential area and guests are asked to refrain from excessive noise.
The property will contact guests with a contract prior to arrival. Guests are required to complete the contract and send it back to the property at least 24 hours after booking.

Check in times for last minute bookings will most likely have a one hour lead time post payment processing and timing is subject to availability.

Cleaning Fee

If the booking exceeds 7 nights, a full clean will be provided free of charge. If more frequent changes are required, cleans are charged at £50.00 per 2-hour clean.

Listing Reviews
  • Jasrul
    5 Stars
    Good in everyway We were made very welcome by the staff. Excellent location - walking distance to all main attractions in Oxford, 2 minutes walk to restaurants. Comfortable properties, have all you needs for family to stays Private parking is a plus, dont have to worry about security of the car. Children was sad to leave the place on our last day.
  • Anon
    4 Stars
    Good location Good location, near shops, bars, restaurants. Very nice clean, modern property. Off street parking for 2 cars. Host was slightly late checking us in (only 15 mins), despite calling 45 mins in advance as requested.
  • Tracey
    5 Stars
    Nice little property convenient for visiting the city
  • Donna
    5 Stars
    Brilliant The location was a bonus and the accommodation was spot on
  • Anonymous
    4 Stars
    Lovely house in a perfect location. Parking on a private drive and a short walk into town. Lovely location and house for a two day adventure. When we arrived we couldn't find any of the crockery. Only later realised that it was still in the dishwasher! It would have been nice to have the coffee pods topped up.
  • Lindsey Docker
    4 Stars
    It was lovely having the whole house to ourselves. Instead of staying in 2 hotel rooms. That the toilet and bathroom are in the same room. But it was fine for the short stay.
  • Vania
    5 Stars
    Excellent stay in a functional well located house. Lots of space, well equipped kitchen, great location. Would have appreciated side tables on rooms and more surface to put suitcases.