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Ardington House, Oxfordshire

Private Hire

Private Hire

Ardington House is above all a fantastic family home and is available for self-catering weekend and weekly rentals for up to 25 people. Situated in the deep countryside of the North Wessex Downs in an officially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, yet only 75 minutes from London, the House is an ideal location for weekends away or longer breaks.

The House is also often used as a base for house parties attending nearby sporting and cultural events, such as the Cheltenham Racing and Book Festivals, Hennessy Gold Cup, Henley Regatta, Silverstone Grand Prix and Royal Ascot.

“Many thanks for our lovely stay at Ardington House. The house was perfect for our family get together, cosy and well equipped, and we were very pleased with the lovely warm welcome you gave us. ”

Jan Smith, February 2018

“What a fantastic House, the whole family had a great time, we will be back very soon. ”

Joan & David, January 2018

“The House was better than expected, beautifully clean, we had such a wonderful time especially the children in that fantastic playroom!”

Mike & Polly, October 2017


Although it has all the grandeur and history that you would expect from a stately home, Ardington House also manages to feel cosy, warm and welcoming. Some of its key features are:

  • Large kitchen with double aga and farmhouse kitchen table seating 12 (16 at a squeeze)
  • Oak-panelled dining room seating 18 (20 at a squeeze)
  • Formal drawing room, cosy music room and snug, each with log fire or wood-burning stove
  • Dog friendly
  • Outdoor trampoline & tennis court
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool open May – September
  • Fly fishing available April – October
  • Play room for kids with many toys, cinema projector for TV and films, apple TV
  • Antique bar billiards table and table tennis in the basement vaulted hall
  • Free WIFI on all floors
  • 30 acres of parkland
  • Helicopter landing Site
  • Private Parking
  • Up to 11 adult bedrooms with an additional children’s bedroom including bunkbeds
  • 7 bathrooms

Private hire stays are strictly restricted to a maximum of 25 people in the house at any time. Events involving higher numbers must be discussed with the events office and documented in a separate events contract.

Bar Billiards in the Basement
Photo credit: Bar Billiards in the Basement
Dog Friendly Private House
Photo credit: Dog Friendly Private House
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Ardington House Childrens Playroom
Photo credit: Ardington House Childrens Playroom
Table Tennis at Ardington House
Photo credit: Table Tennis at Ardington House
The Chinese Bedroom
Photo credit: The Chinese Bedroom
Master Twin at Ardington House
Photo credit: Master Twin at Ardington House
Tennis Court at Ardington House
Photo credit: Tennis Court at Ardington House
Ardington House-007
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Local Area

The village of Ardington is a picturesque estate village, with a very friendly and warm atmosphere. Just a stone’s throw from the House and all within walking distance are:

  • Highly recommended village pub, The Boars Head
  • Local café and convenience shop, The Grocer Chef
  • Wooden built children’s play area
  • Woodland ideal for dog walks
  • Holy Trinity Church built circa 1200
  • Many miles of footpaths leading directly from the House up to the North Wessex Downs

The famous spires and colleges of Oxford are just 30 minute drive from Ardington and the market towns of Hungerford, Newbury and Abingdon are all within half an hour’s drive. Our own market town of Wantage, famed for its statue of King Alfred the Great who was born there in 849, is just 5 minutes away by car and offers both a Waitrose and a Sainsburys for grocery shopping.

Weekend (2 day)Weekend (3 day)WeekMidweek
Jan - Apr£5,000£6,000£8,000£4,000
May - Sep£6,000£7,000£9,000£4,000
Oct - Jan£5,000£6,000£8,000£4,000
Xmas - New Year£12,000 21st - 27th
£12,000 30th - 3rd
All Venue hire prices are inclusive of VAT. Self catering private hire does not include an event with the capacity of over 25 guests, catering or staff. Prices applicable for dates in 2018 & 2019.