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Emma Timms

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks English

Beautiful Country Manor

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

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Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in South Oxfordshire - Baldon House

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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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Emma Timms (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
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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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful Country Manor
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: 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.


  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Oustanding property and very friendly personel

Ideal for a family vacation/retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Beautiful, unique and relaxing! Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were amazed at the beauty of the property, friendliness of the staff, quality customer service, and comfort of Baldon House. It was perfectly located - a short drive to the heart of Oxford. This is a special place, and we look forward to our next visit to this wonderful home!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing in splendour for a long week end

  • 5 of 5

We had a family re-union over a 4 day period, staying at this beautiful residence in the country. Its spacious accommodation enabled each guest to enjoy their privacy with two sitting rooms to choose from. One with chairs and TV and the other large drawing room with its wonderful fire and views onto the lawn and ha ha beyond.

The owner's were extremely helpful in providing information to enable us to have a chef in to cook a meal on one of the evenings which was served in the beautiful panelled dining room.

During the day we enjoyed walking in and around Dorchester and visiting the historical city of Oxford.

If you are looking for a break in a splendid English Manor House then I would thoroughly recommend Baldon House.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
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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
3 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Oxford, Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Mar 2016 - 2 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Jun 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
19 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in South Oxfordshire in Oxfordshire

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
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
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath ensuite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Guest Bath ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Red Bedroom ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Floral Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Nanny Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All of the bathrooms enjoy powerful hot showers.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    The Guest Suite - 2 Single Bed
    The Red Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Christina's Room - 1 Single Bed
    The Tennis Room - 1 Double Bed
    The Map Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    The Nanny Bedroom - 1 Single Bed
  • 5 double bedrooms and 2 Singles
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • 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 ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
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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