The Great Observatory (Peymans)
The Great Observatory (Peymans)
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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o 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 space

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.

Local Facilities and Attractions

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 explore the Oxford Museum of Natural History or wander 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.

The following amenities are included free of charge.

Essentials: towels/bed sheets/soap/toilet paper
Free high-speed Wi-Fi
Shampoo and shower gel
Flat Screen TV
Coffee & tea
Hair dryer
Fully equipped kitchen
One parking space

The Peymans Promise

At Peymans, we strive to make every visit memorable and effortless. That's why we're committed to maintaining a checklist of essentials to immaculate standards:

All of our properties are stocked with high-quality white linen, towels and a starter pack with essentials including shampoo and shower gel.

Free high-speed Wi-Fi is included in all of our properties as standard.

Complimentary tea and coffee are provided in our properties along with appropriate facilities for a comfortable and homely stay.

For guests staying for extended periods, we provide a free weekly housekeeping service to restock essentials and keep your accommodation in excellent condition.

We strive to offer excellent customer service to all of our guests and will be on hand via email and phone to respond to any queries throughout your stay.

Free parking on premises

Extra people $38 NZD / night after 4 guests
Security Deposit $285 NZD
Weekend Price $854 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM

"Please note that check-ins before 15:00 and after 20:00 carry an additional charge of 30GBP, as advertised upon booking. Earliest possible check-in is12:00 subject to availability. Last check-in for this property is 23:00. Arrivals after 23:00 will be turned away without refund.".

Standard check-out time is up to 11am. A late check-out may be arranged for at an additional cost of 20 GBP an hour. If you are late checking out without prior agreement, you will be charged 40 GBP an hour.

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.

It may take up to 10 working days for the security deposit to be released back into your bank account.

A security deposit of 150 GBP is required upon arrival for incidentals as a pre-authorisation on your credit card. This deposit is fully refundable upon check-out and subject to a damage inspection of the accommodation. It may take up to 10 working days for the security deposit to be released back into your bank account.
Smoking is not permitted on the premises.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

63 Reviews

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Kelly User Profile
October 2016
47 Observatory Street was a delight! Extremely central with restaurants, cafes and other places just around the corner. Loved the stay and enjoyed the overall experience

Kathryn User Profile
September 2017
Well located place but we had to put up with stained carpets and a bad smell from the drains and we struggled to access the house on our own via a key safe.

Helen User Profile
September 2017
The house was fine - mostly clean but the carpets were heavily stained. The service was good in that it was 24 hours and I always got a quick response. My main issue was that I wanted to cancel my booking as I no longer needed to stay in Oxford, but Pelmans wouldn't give me even a small percentage of refund even though I was giving a month's notice. It was a shame about this as it has really put me off ever booking with this company again.

Jude User Profile
August 2017
Excellently located flat, right by pubs/cafes/restaurants in lovely Jericho, and a quick walk into town (5mins), but still on a quiet street with free parking, which was great. Host on day very helpful. The sofabed not great to sleep on, but upstairs beds better. Newer carpets and some fittings would spruce the flat up, and there was a drain smell when we were there, which we're sure can be fixed easily. Great shower/bathroom and good kitchen.
Peymans User Profile
Response from Peymans:
Dear Jude, Thank you for raising this matter and giving us an opportunity to perform even better. We are happy for the listing you have been satisfied. Hope to see you again. Kind regards, Peymans Team
August 2017

Laura User Profile
August 2017
We enjoyed our stay at this location. Quaint home close to many restaurants and shops. Very clean home, responsive host and parking for a car in the back. It was perfect for our brief stay in Oxford.
Peymans User Profile
Response from Peymans:
Dear Laura, Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you soon. Regards, Peymans
August 2017

Yang User Profile
August 2017
The location of the apartment is good, not far away from the city center by walk. And the owner responded question in time. The check-in was not smooth since there was no guide. The smell of the carpet was bad. I will not come back again.

Esteban User Profile
August 2017
Nice apartment with a very good location. So easy to visit Oxford from here
Peymans User Profile
Response from Peymans:
Dear Esteban, Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you soon. Regards, Peymans
August 2017

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