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Beautiful Country Manor

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 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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Amenities

Oxford Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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:
  • 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.

Reviews

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Beautiful Country Manor
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Great place for families.

  • 5 of 5

This spacious property was perfect for our large family to gather for a family wedding in Oxford.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Wedding Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We Stayed at Baldon house with our friends and family over our wedding. The house is awesome - well equipped and perfect for groups/ family visits. Lots of space lots of cooking and socilaising. The grounds are amazing - from a lake to wooded walks to horses and sheep to ball games on the lawn. We used the house to get ready in pre-wedding, with soo much room to get ready in (the master suite is VERY impressive). The estate offered amazing photo opportunities in and around the house barns and gardens.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edmonton Alberta
5

English Country Manor

  • 5 of 5

We were there for 10 days in July 2017. We are grandparents and 6 preteen/ teenage grandchildren. We arranged 3 days of driven touring, 2 trips to London by train and the rest exploring in our rented vehicle. Each day it felt like we were coming back to home when we got to the Manor. The accomodations were great and the outside area allowed all the excess energy to be dissipated. The Seven Stars Pub was a nightly enjoyment 5 minutes away. The staff were fantastic and the owners were very gracious. We totally enjoyed our stay and would recommend this site to other travellers.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alton Hampshire
5

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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5

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: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hilton Head Island, SC
5

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: August 2016
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,321.7

For stays of 3-6 nights please contact us for accurate pricing.
Discounts available for small parties.
Two mornings of complimentary Housekeeping for week-long stays.
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 if available.
No pets allowed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.