Oxford's old slammer is now leading a reformed life as a classy hotel, with seductive bedrooms…
“Surround yourself in history and heritage at these exceptional hideaways.” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
Greyfriars Hideaway is an exclusive luxury destination complemented by concierge services. The two historic luxury self catering properties are set within a truly private and secure location cosseted in the vibrant centre of Oxford just metres from Westgate Oxford and Oxford Castle and a short walk to many of Oxford's other famous landmarks. It's an exceptional location for both business or pleasure. These two luxurious properties can either be booked independently or taken together as a whole for complete exclusivity.
Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 2
- Maximum occupancy: 12
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Offsite cycle hire
- Offsite gym
- Private garden
- Garden furniture
- Dish washer
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Sky or freeview
- En suite
- Linens provided
- Towels provided
- Low season minimum price: £4200
- High season minimum price: £4600
- Open all year
- Changeover day: Fridays and Mondays
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About the area
Located at the heart of England, Oxfordshire enjoys a rich heritage and surprisingly varied scenery. Its landscape encompasses open chalk downland and glorious beechwoods, picturesque rivers and attractive villages set in peaceful farmland. The countryside in the northwest of Oxfordshire seems isolated by comparison, more redolent of the north of England, with its broad views, undulating landscape and dry-stone walls. The sleepy backwaters of Abingdon, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington and Witney reveal how Oxfordshire’s old towns evolved over the centuries, while Oxford’s imposing streets reflect the beauty and elegance of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires.’ Fans of the fictional sleuth Inspector Morse will recognise many Oxford landmarks described in the books and used in the television series.
The county demonstrates how the strong influence of humans has shaped this part of England over the centuries. The Romans built villas in the pretty river valleys that thread their way through Oxfordshire, the Saxons constructed royal palaces here, and the Normans left an impressive legacy of castles and churches. The philanthropic wool merchants made their mark too, and many of their fine buildings serve as a long-lasting testimony to what they did for the good of the local community.
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