About Kirtlington Park
Kirtlington Park is a fine country house and estate in North Oxfordshire, and is ideal for private hire.
The house can sleep 16 guests in 8 bedrooms. Six of the rooms have ensuite bathrooms and two have designated adjacent bathrooms. There are five bedrooms on the third floor and a further three on the fourth floor, accessed by a spiral staircase. Six of the bedrooms have kingsize beds and the seventh and eighth are configured as a twin or kingsize bed.
On the ground and first floors, there’s plenty of both formal and informal space. The Hall and Saloon are large rooms, perfect for parties, and the Drawing Room, Monkey Room and Library are more intimate.
There’s a private kitchen with everything you’d expect, and a private dining room, which seats 16 guests. Additional services such as catering and house staff can be booked before your stay.
There are plenty of distractions in the house, including the Games Room and Cinema Room. There’s a snooker table, table tennis, table football, and a gym.
Outside, terraces lead down to the lawns, which are perfect for family games. You can also walk in the woods, or go down to the lake for a competition of Ducks and Drakes. Alternatively, you can sit in fine company and comfort, with a glass of something cold and lovely, and look at the view from the terrace, which stretches to the far-off purple smudges of the Chiltern Hills.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
“This is a beautiful house, and one of its loveliest aspects is the park, designed by Capability Brown. It might not have quite the scale of nearby Blenheim Palace, but it makes you feel that same sense of peace and timelessness that the English countryside can provoke.”
About the Location
Kirtlington Park is about 20 minutes’ taxi ride from the centre of Oxford (and the main-line train station). The house is on the outskirts of Kirtlington village, which has easy access to Junction 9 of the M40. Central London is an hour away by train, or a couple of hours if you zip up the M40.
Things To Do
The estate is on the edge of the Cotswolds, and there are many fine local pubs and villages nearby, including two pubs in Kirtlington itself.
Kirtlington Polo Club borders the estate, and you can be both a spectator, and book lessons.
North Oxfordshire is great walking country, and a section of the Oxfordshire Way leads through Kirtlington village. Soho Farmhouse is about 20 minutes away, should you be a member, and Daylesford not much further, if you’d like to visit their famous farmshop.
Kirtlington Park specialises in elegant country house weddings. The house is licensed for ceremonies and can seat up to 145 guests for dining in the Great Hall. The gardens make a beautiful setting for drinks and the Saloon is ideal for dancing.
Interactive map showing approximate location of Kirtlington Park.