Ardington House, Oxfordshire

Private Hire

Private Hire

Ardington House is above all a fantastic family home in South Oxfordshire and is available for self-catering weekend and weekly rentals for up to 23 people or 25 with children. 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.

** New Year 2023 rates now reduced **


“For such a grand house it is remarkably cosy and welcoming, and it was the perfect place to gather our family to celebrate all the various milestones this year. ”


“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

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

Joan & David

“Absolutely amazing time we had this weekend. The house and grounds are beautiful. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to others or in coming back to stay again. ”

Jennie & Mark

“We had the most amazing weekend in the house. It’s such a beautiful location and the house is very well equipped. ”



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 by pre-arrangement
  • Tennis court
  • Outdoor swimming pool open May – September
  • Fly fishing available April – October
  • Play room for kids with many toys and books
  • Antique bar billiards table and table tennis in the basement vaulted hall
  • WIFI on all floors
  • 30 acres of parkland
  • Helicopter landing Site
  • Private Parking
  • Up to 12 bedrooms (3 twins, 8 doubles and a children’s room with 3 beds)
  • 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.

Swimming Pool at Ardington House
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Ardington House - Green Room
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Ardington House Jan-215
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Ardington House - Blue Twin
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Bar Billiards in the Basement
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Panoramic Aerial shot of Ardington House
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Dog Friendly Private House
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Table Tennis at Ardington House
Photo credit: Table Tennis at Ardington House
The Chinese Bedroom
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Tennis Court at Ardington House
Photo credit: Tennis Court at Ardington House

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 nights)Weekend (3 nights)Week (7 Nights)Midweek per night (Minimum 3 Nights)
October - March £6,600£7,700£9,900£1,450
April - September£7,000£9,500£14,300£2,600
Christmas 22nd - 28th DecemberNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
New Year 29th - 5th JanNot AvailableNot Available£9,000Not Available
New Year 29th Dec - 2nd Jan 2023 *New offer£6,950 (4 nights)
Holiday Rentals are on a self-catering basis. Maximum 25 people in the house at any time.
Prices applicable for dates in 2023 & 2024. Check in is 4pm, Check out 10am except Sundays where check out is 4pm.