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Beautiful Country Manor

Bedrooms 7
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Emma Timms
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

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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Oxford Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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
Additional housekeeping or prepared meals/chef can be arranged if required.


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Beautiful Country Manor
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Alton Hampshire

Very homely for such a large country house

  • 5 of 5

The house managers made us welcome and the house and grounds were lovely. Great location for the Paynter family gathering. Highly recommended for a weekend party.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Baldon House was the perfect venue for our annual family get-together. Four generations meet up each year to celebrate my mother's birthday. ( now 92 years old). This was our BEST ever, as the house was so full of character, so grand, so spacious and so well stocked with anything and everything you could possibly need.

The kitchen was extremely well-equipped with ample seating for 12 people for breakfast/snacks. Formal dining in the grand dining room was a real treat too.

The children enjoyed running around both indoors and outdoors in safety. The vast lawns at the front of the house provided ideal space for activities ( croquet available too) and a BBQ.

We could not believe our luck in finding such a gem of a place, and came away with many happy memories to treasure.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hilton Head Island, SC

Amazing and wonderful experience at Baldon House for our family of 12

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most wonderful vacations we have had in England. There were 12 of us as a family grandparents, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews and spouses.

The house is like going back in time with all the modern conveniences. It is a real Enlish manor house and absolutely lovely. There is an old church on the property and the grounds are absolutely amazing.

The house is fully equipped with everything we needed and the grocery store was just a few miles away.

There are several sitting rooms, a wonderful formal dining room where we all sat down together for our evening meals, and an eat in kitchen where we all gathered to prepare meals. Even the China and glassware was perfect.

The house is centrally located near Oxford so getting about by car, train or bus was easy. There is even a terrific pub within easy walking distance to the house.

Whether you have a large family gathering or several couples on an adventure, you can't beat this.

Thank you to the Young family for making this wonderful home available for us. Our two week stay was comfortable, pleasant, and the memories that we made are priceless.

We will be back when we have the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Northern Virginia

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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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Seven Stars Pub. Marsh Baldon Green
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Oxfordshire golf course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Oxford Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,299.71

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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