Ardington House, Oxfordshire

Private Hire

Private Hire

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.

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“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:

  • Sleeps up to 23 adults, 25 with children included
  • Oak-panelled dining room seating 18, farmhouse style kitchen diner seating 16
  • 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, heated June – August
  • Fly fishing available April – October by pre-arrangement
  • Play room with cinema screen and toys
  • Antique bar billiards table and table tennis
  • WIFI throughout
  • 30 acres of parkland, cosy village pub next door, rural walks
  • Helicopter landing Site
  • Up to 12 bedrooms (3 twins, 8 doubles and a children’s room with 3 beds)
  • Local & familiar chefs and caterers may be recommended

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
Photo credit: Swimming Pool at Ardington House
Dining room setting at Ardington House
Photo credit: Dining room setting at Ardington House
Photo credit: Ardington075
The Chinese Bedroom
Photo credit: The Chinese Bedroom
Bar Billiards in the Basement
Photo credit: Bar Billiards in the Basement
Dog Friendly Private House
Photo credit: Dog Friendly Private House
Ardington House - Green Room
Photo credit: Ardington House - Green Room
Table Tennis at Ardington House
Photo credit: Table Tennis at Ardington House
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.

2024Weekend (2 nights)Weekend (3 nights)Week (7 Nights)Midweek per night (Minimum 2 Nights)
October - March £6,600£7,700£9,900From £1,850
April - September£7,000£9,500£14,300From £2,220
Christmas 2024 20th - 27th £15,000
2025Weekend (2 nights)Weekend (3 nights)Week (7 Nights)Midweek per night (Minimum 2 Nights)
October - MarchFrom £6,800From £7,900From £11,200From £2,000
April - SeptemberFrom £2,340
Christmas 2025 23rd - 30th £34,000
New Year 2025 30th Dec - 6th Jan£14,000
Holiday Rentals are on a self-catering basis. Maximum 25 people in the house at any time.
Check in is 4pm, Check out 10am except Sundays where check out is 4pm.
Last minute and multiple night booking discounts may be available, please get in touch.