Faringdon House in Oxfordshire is a fabulous stately home to hire for exclusive use house parties, family reunions or other special celebrations. Once described by architectural historian, Mark Girouard, as being ‘as desirable a house as one could wish for’, Faringdon House was built in 1785 replacing an earlier Elizabethan house that was destroyed by fire. If you are looking to hire a stately home in England, Faringdon House offers impressive accommodation for 16 people with stunning panoramic views across fabulous gardens and parkland secluding the house from the thriving and historic nearby market town of Faringdon. Looking southwards from front entrance of the house, across its own lawns, the eye heads down towards Faringdon church.
This house would be ideal for a family looking for a slightly longer let, perhaps one month or more as it has ample staff accommodation as well as stabling for horses and wonderful rides across the Cotswold countryside.
Sleeps 16 people in 5 principle double bedrooms with 3 en-suite and a further bathroom with a separate shower, 3 secondary double bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. There is plenty of staff accommodation and domestic offices.
Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, only 1/2 hour drive from the University town of Oxford and 1 hour by train from London.
Faringdon House has a fabulous library and its own chapel within the house. There is a magnificent outdoor heated swimming pool which is great fun during the summer months. In the grounds there is also an orangery, a beautiful walled garden, orchard and a lake with a boathouse. There are stables too and for those riding, there are fabulous rides through the Cotswold countryside. Faringdon House is a perfect family house with masses to do and see nearby. Oxfordshire is quintessentially English and has a plethora of antique and artisan shops to explore.