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Observatory House. Swim, tennis, cinema, history

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Anne

Observatory House. Swim, tennis, cinema, history

16+ guests
9 bedrooms
21 beds
4 baths
16+ guests
9 bedrooms
21 beds
4 baths
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Outstanding hospitality6 recent guests said this host offered outstanding hospitality.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great communication100% of recent guests gave this host a 5-star rating for communication.

Amazing Georgian home which can accommodate several families (up to 20+): roaring fires, kitchen range, vast living rooms (can be candlelit throughout), third-acre garden; lawn tennis, swimming, piano. Our home is in the centre of Bedford, close for shopping, a huge variety of restaurants and pubs. A five minute walk to the town and beautiful river beyond; less to the bus station, and ten to the railway station with easy access to London (35 minutes) and a short drive (45 minutes) to Cambridge.

Amenities

Cable TV
Dryer
Essentials
Indoor Fireplace
Heating
Iron

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 5 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Bedroom 5
1 double bed
Bedroom 6
1 king bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 7
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 8
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 9
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Availability

52 Reviews

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Eloisa User Profile
Eloisa
August 2018
Thanks to Anne and her family for hosting us while had a hen party for the bride to be. They provided us with generous hospitality, and accommodated our needs. Anne provided a beautiful salmon dinner, every bit was eaten up. No leftovers! Her son Ben provided a wonderful musical …
Holly User Profile
Holly
July 2018
We had a lovelg stay at Anne's beautiful house. Anne is a fab host, always quick to reply and went above and beyond to ensure our stay went smoothly.
Michael User Profile
Michael
July 2018
Stunning House for any occasion!
Paige User Profile
Paige
July 2018
We stayed with Anne for my best friends hen do and I cannot thank her and her wonderful family enough for their hospitality and for opening up their beautiful home to us. Right from the very beginning, Anne was so lovely, answering my (many!) questions quickly and helpfully. Her …
Michelle User Profile
Michelle
June 2018
Amazing place to stay. It was the first place we have booked and i think it will be hard to top this.
Anne User Profile
Response from Anne:
Thank you Michelle for being such lovely guests! Ax
June 2018
Mandy User Profile
Mandy
June 2018
Anne's house was amazing - we had a company retreat and Anne could not have made the experience any less stress free, even down to recommending local restaurants for our last night. I can't not recommend Anne or her house highly enough - you will not be disappointed!
Sarah User Profile
Sarah
May 2018
This is a truly unique, charming house in the heart of Bedford that is perfect for a hen do. Anne was incredibly helpful, quick in communication before the visit and then available for all manner of help during the visit. I can't thank her enough for going above and beyond to mak…

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Bedford, United KingdomJoined in March 2014
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196 Reviews
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I am a novelist, writer and broadcaster. My husband Shaun is an Anglican clergyman and we have five children. Having been brought up in a head master's house and brought up our family in a working Vicarage, I am very used to sharing our home and love to see it used and full of in…
Languages: Français
Response rate: 94%
Response time: within a few hours
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