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Emma Timms

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Beautiful Country Manor

9 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

South Oxfordshire Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Baldon House is the centre portion of a beautiful 18th Century Manor house

Baldon House is the centre portion of a beautiful 18th Century Manor house set on the edge of the popular village of Marsh Baldon, six miles south of the historic university city of Oxford. The house is full of character and provides a wonderful holiday for the whole family. Surrounded by beautiful countryside full of walks and cosy pubs, it is the perfect getaway for peace and quiet. The seven bedroom house, blending both grandeur and charm, has many period features such as high ceilings, marble fireplaces and parquet floors.

The bedrooms include: a luxurious Georgian master suite enjoying views across the countryside, with a super-King bed, large dressing room, stunning new bathroom with role top bath; a beautiful twin Georgian bedroom enjoying the same spectacular view with en-suite bathroom and walk in closet; a twin/super King en-suite bedroom with walk-in closet, enjoying views over the front courtyard, and church spire; a further two double bedrooms and two single bedrooms; three further bathrooms and a cloak room.

On the ground floor is a large, open-plan kitchen with breakfast room (stocked with everything you need including a nespresso machine for the perfect cappuccino), a well-appointed Georgian living room, and a beautiful historic panelled dining room seating 16.

Year-round, the house offers a wonderful combination of activities and relaxation. Eat al fresco on the South Lawn in the summer sun, enjoy flowers and vegetables fresh from the Walled Garden, eggs from the chickens and our own Baldon House pork and lamb. Have a go at croquet, treat the children to a pony ride, or unwind by hitting golf balls on the lawn. In the autumn, warm yourself by the Aga after a brisk walk through the woods or a row on the lake. Curl up with a good book by the fire in the winter and in the spring, watch the lambs in the fields or try your hand at shearing! Whatever your age or energy level, there is something for everyone.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Emma Timms (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Emma Timms

This is our family home where my siblings and I grew up. My parents now spend most of their time in the US which is why we decided to start renting. I live in a cottage on the estate with my family and will be on hand to answer any questions during your stay. We hope you and your family have a wonderful time and enjoy the house as much as we have done!

Emma Timms purchased this chateau / country house in 1977

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The setting in glorious!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just wanted to extend our thanks for having us at Baldon House this

weekend. The property is spectacular and we all had a fabulous time,

despite the weather.Thanks for all your help in the lead up, and for your flexibility in

allowing us to lock up today.
Nov 2014
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Beautiful Country Manor
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Dream come true

  • 5 of 5

If you have ever dreamed of being the Lord or Lady or the Manor, Baldon House will make that dream come true. 11 of us stayed here for three nights as part of a three week trip to England and France and Baldon House is by far the best place that we stayed. The house and grounds are just as they look on the website and everything is in immaculate condition. Other than food, there is really nothing that is not provided. There are rain boots, umbrellas, flashlights, information about the area, games, etc. all for use. The house is huge and the grounds are fabulous and include a wonderful old church. We did not have a car and that was a little tricky but we managed. We took taxis from the train station. We walked just five or so minutes to the Seven Stars Pub. We walked 15 or so minutes down the road to the bus into Oxford. We also had a guide pick us up and drive us on a tour of the Cotswolds. One thing I would do differently is order food for delivery from Ocado. I did not realize that this needed to be done at least a day ahead of time so I ended up taking a taxi to and from the Sainsbury a few miles down the road. Overall, I cannot recommend Baldon House highly enough. The owner and caretaker were great to work with and made it all very easy and relaxed. If you have the chance, book at stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Lovely English Country House

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Manor House with modern amenities--quintessential English Country House in a lovely setting!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Simply put our stay at Baldon House was stupendous

  • 5 of 5

For a brief 10 days we felt like we oversaw an English manor house complete with Dutch bred horses, Sandy & Black pigs and free range chickens. The house was filled with all that was required to complete a happy visit. The best pillows, books, CDs and every kitchen appliance imaginable. We cooked most meals at home and loved the dual ranges of Aga and gas. Perfect China and glassware so much so that one of our guests is now thinking of buying an entire set of Portmerion for herself. The greensward in front of the house is necklaced by glorious trees with an expanding view that seems endless. This was where innumerable games of Croquet took place while our friend Peregrine the Peacock sounded his approval as the gloaming advanced. I can't say enough about this house and the neighbouring families who could not have been more welcoming. We came for our daughter's wedding but hope to return very soon. It truly was our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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our stay at Baldon House

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful Country residence. With lots of character, beautiful grounds, and surrounding area. Plenty of spacious accommodation. Facilities lived up to what we expected.

Property was clean, and well maintained however a larger toaster would be more useful, plus some of the baking trays could do with replacing.

Good customer service was provided.

We would definitely recommend this a property to relatives and friends.

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  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Houston, Texas
5

Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Baldon House for a week at the end of June, 10 persons in our party. The house lived up to it's description and photos on the website. Beautifully decorated, fabulous kitchen, great outdoor areas, very comfortable beds. There's a good pub with excellent cuisine within a 2 minute walk, Oxford is 5-10 minutes by car. The owners and staff are wonderful people and very professional. Staying at Baldon House turned a great trip into an absolutely unforgettable experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Oustanding

  • 5 of 5

Oustanding property and very friendly personel

Ideal for a family vacation/retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Seven Stars Pub. Marsh Baldon Green
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Oxfordshire golf course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Oxford
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M 40
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Mole Inn, Toot Baldon
Car: recommended

Baldon House is set in 60 acres of private beautiful, unspoiled grounds. There are 20 acres of woodland full of wildlife, a series of lakes with great carp fishing and a medieval bridge marking the ancient road from London to Oxford. There are several fields put to pasture where Aberdeen Angus cattle graze alongside polo ponies. Nearer to the house there is an historic stable yard, medieval tower, several barns and a working walled kitchen garden still overseen by our gardeners,

Marsh Baldon is a picturesque country village with a pub, school, church and even cricket on the village green! There are countless walks to nearby villages and destination pubs, such as the fantastic Seven Stars pub, renowned gastro pub The Mole Inn in Toot Baldon, The Crazy Bear in Stadhampton and Raymond Blanc's Michelin Stared Manoir aux Quatre Saisons in nearby Greta Milton. The Oxford University Arboretum also neighbours the Baldon Estate.

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Rates & Availability

Oxford Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 3 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$921
$6,246
 
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,052
$4,603
 
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$7,233
 
 
Winter
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,052
$4,603
 
 
Spring
Mar 25 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,184
$4,931
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,052
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,315

Two mornings of complimentary Housekeeping for week stays.
Minimum rental charge is 3 days regardless how many nights the house is occupied.
We do not take Hen/Stag Parties or wedding bookings.
Please discuss any requests for additional visitors with us in advance.
A fee will be charged for early check in/late check out.
No pets allowed.

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Amenities

South Oxfordshire Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath ensuite - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest Bath ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Red Bedroom ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Floral Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Nanny Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • All of the bathrooms enjoy powerful hot showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Master Bedroom - 1 king
    The Guest Suite - 2 twin/ single
    The Red Room - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Christina's Room - 1 twin/ single
    The Tennis Room - 1 double
    The Map Bedroom - 1 queen
    The Nanny Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • 5 double bedrooms and 2 Singles
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Additional housekeeping or prepared meals/chef can be arranged if required.

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