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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.


“I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Ardington House this weekend. 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. Thanks also for the recommendation of Fingers & Forks in your information. They provided a fabulous meal on Saturday night and a great breakfast on Sunday. We have left with some special memories and hope to return again in the future. ”

Antonia, November 2019

“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

“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, April 2018

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

Beatriz, January 2020


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 and books
  • 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 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.

Bar Billiards in the Basement
Photo credit: Bar Billiards in the Basement
Dog Friendly Private House
Photo credit: Dog Friendly Private House
Panoramic Aerial shot of Ardington House
Photo credit: Panoramic Aerial shot of Ardington House
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 nights)Weekend (3 nights)Week (7 Nights)Midweek per night (Minimum 3 Nights)
November - March£6,000£7,000£9,000£1,300
April - OctoberNot Available£9,000£13,000£2,600
Christmas 2022Not AvailableNot Available£13,500Not Available
New Year 2022Not AvailableNot Available£13,500Not Available
Rentals are on a self-catering basis. Maximum 25 people in the house at any time.
Prices applicable for dates in 2021 & 2022. Check in is 4pm, Check out 10am except Sundays where check out is 5pm.