A stunning Grade II listed Georgian Manor House, 14 ensuite bedrooms, set in 200 acres, hot tub. Glorious countryside, wedding venue too!

Sleeps: 28-34 Bedrooms: 14

At a Glance  

  • 14 ensuite bedrooms

  • 200 acre estate

  • Part-time private butler for your stay

  • Hot tub

  • Croquet lawn

  • Beautiful formal gardens

  • Outdoor living furniture and BBQ

  • Dining room seats 30 guests

  • Cinema room (or conference room)

  • Games room

  • Drawing room that can convert to dining for 60 guests

  • Flower room for a peaceful escape

  • Just over an hour from London!

Description

Ancils Manor has been lovingly renovated over the last 3 years and retains its original Georgian features including a sweeping staircase, original tiled floors, huge sash windows and stunning architecture. Enter through to a huge hall with grand piano, a drawing room with copious amounts of living space, enjoy a drink in the snug bar room, or entertain yourselves in the ultimate luxury of the cinema room or games room. The formal dining rooms seats up to 30 guests, and if you convert the Drawing room you can seat up to 60 guests on round tables - ideal for a special birthday party or intimate wedding.

There are real fires throughout and you will be provided with a butler for your stay, who can serve your drinks, stoke the fires and even clear up after breakfast!

All the bedrooms are ensuite and are finished with luxury touches including fluffy white towels, Egyptian cotton linen, and scented body lotions and shower gels in the bathrooms. Each also has a Nespresso machine!

There are 4 huge lawns available for your use, including one for a game of croquet. If you wish to host an event special packages are available including 4 staff just to make your guests comfortable during their stay.

The part-time Butler is there to lay out your breakfast and clear it away, make sure the fires are well stoked and lock up at night. They will also puff up the cushions on the sofa’s in the morning. To make your stay truly memorable, the owners recommend you request staff to help with housekeeping and serving drinks etc. For a group of 28 a minimum of 2 staff is recommended, ideally 4 would make your stay more special.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Fourteen luxury suites available;

First Floor

  • Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with Super King size bed and large ensuite bathroom and separate dressing room

  • Bedroom 2: Super King size bed or twin with ensuite Jack and Jill bathroom

  • Bedroom 3: Super King size bed or twin with ensuite Jack and Jill bathroom

  • Bedroom 4: Super King size bed or twin with ensuite

  • Bedroom 5: Super King size bed or twin with ensuite

  • Bedroom 6: Super King size bed or twin with ensuite

  • Bedroom 7: Super King size bed or twin with ensuite

  • Bedroom 8: Super King size bed or twin with ensuite

  • Bedroom 9: Super King size bed with ensuite

  • Bedroom 10: Super King size bed or twin with ensuite

Attic floor:

  • Bedroom 11: Super King size bed or twin with ensuite

  • Bedroom 12: Super King size bed or twin with ensuite

  • Bedroom 13: Super King size bed or twin with ensuite

  • Bedroom 14: Super King size bed with ensuite

3 Cloakrooms on Ground Floor

Cooking and Dining

  • Large live-in kitchen and separate Scullery (with snacks cupboard)

  • Main dining room with seating for up to 30 guests

  • Drawing room can be converted to a Dining room with round tables seating up to 60 guests.

  • Outdoor BBQ

  • Recommended caters for a celebratory meal or fully catered option.

Essentials

  • All linen and towels provided

  • Good Wifi available

  • Separate laundry/butler utility room

  • Basics are in the kitchen ready for your arrival

  • Up to 6 additional beds can be provided for extra guests

House Notes & Rules

  • Check in from 12 mid-day and on day of departure, check out by 12 mid-day.

  • No smoking anywhere inside the property

  • Gatherings of above 34 guests are not permitted at this property without the consent of the owners.

Pricing:

Low Season 3 night stay are available from £10,000 for 28 guests and High Season from £13,000 for 28 guests.

2 night stays available mid week. Day hire rates available too. Fees for gatherings larger than 34 guests, weddings and Festive Season available on request.

Staff available for hire from £250 +VAT per person, per day (minimum of 2 recommended).

 Location and Things to Do

There are good communication links with the M40 motorway (Junction 11), this stunning Manor House is located just a few miles from Banbury, Bicester and Oxford. An ideal place to stay where you can enjoy wonderful countryside walks, running and cycling routes too. Soho Farmhouse is just a 20 minute drive away, and the glamorous Bicester Village Outlet Centre is close by. Oxford city centre has much to offer including the beautiful colleges, Magdalen Bridge, Sheldonian, Bodleian Library, Pitts Rivers Museum and the renowned Oxford Playhouse theatre. The owners can organise a myriad of events for you to enjoy including spa treatments, shooting, fishing, archery and even musketry. A Day in the Country is nearby and you can go buggy racing and hovercraft driving. Trains from London Marylebone take under an hour!!

Nearest Airport: London Heathrow or Birmingham

Nearest Railway:  Banbury is the closest, or Bicester.

Things to do:

  • A Day in the Country including Rage buggy racing & Hovercraft driving

  • Walk, run and cycle routes

  • Shooting, Archery and Musketry can be arranged

  • Theatre in Oxford & Cinemas at Bicester

  • Steam railway

  • Ice Skating Rink

  • Boating - at Folly Bridge

  • Canal boat hire at Lower Heyford

  • Tank hire!

 

Places to visit:

  • Oxford

  • Pitts-River Museum

  • Ashmolean Museum

  • Bicester Village Retail Outlet

  • Woodstock & Blenheim Palace

  • The Muddy Duck Restaurant at Heath

  • Towcester Racecourse

  • Silverstone