An elegant house set in 12 acres with 9 ensuite bedrooms. Butler service breakfast and fully catered option. Ideal for private parties and weddings.

Sleeps: 18-20 Bedrooms: 9

At a Glance  

  • 9 ensuite bedrooms

  • 12 acres

  • Breakfast included

  • Private chef for a fully catered stay

  • Beautiful gardens and surrounding fields

  • Outdoor living furniture and BBQ

  • Dining & Garden rooms combined seat up to 60 guests

  • Up to 150 guests using a marquee in the grounds

  • Games room with pool table and TV

  • Elegant Drawing & Dining rooms

  • Just an hour from London!

Description

Bennet House, a beautiful Georgian property, has been lovingly presented to make your stay one to remember. It lies in the picturesque village of East Lockinge, occupying twelve acres of quintessential Oxfordshire countryside, surrounded by a beautiful stream. An orchard, a vegetable garden, woodland, and a large natural pond, all sit within the grounds. The house itself is secluded, private and enjoys serene countryside views.

It is close to a number of wedding venues including Lains Barn (also owned but the family) so an ideal location for the bride or grooms family.

Each room has been thoughtfully furnished in an elegant, relaxing style. Every bedroom has its own unique look and feel and all the bathrooms exude luxury taste with the warmth of underfloor heating too!

The Drawing Room has lovely tall sash windows looking out over the gardens. There is a separate Dining Room for intimate dinners with fireplace, or guests can dine with friends and family in the Garden Room for a celebratory meal, or indeed a special occasion! The floor to ceiling windows and vaulted ceiling means that guests can enjoy the views during the day or see the stars at night. The Garden Room with the dining room combined can seat up to 60 guests.

The cuisine at Bennet House is under the direction of Executive Chef, Tom Sherry, who has a passion for seasonal organic produce. The kitchen garden, situated in the grounds of the house, provides the freshest of seasonal ingredients all year round. Choose from a outstanding menus, all the produce is locally sourced for the finest quality.

In the basement is the Games Room where you can enjoy a game of pool and watch the sport.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Nine luxury ensuite bedrooms with luxury toiletries;

First Floor

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

  • Bedroom 2: Super King size bed with ensuite

  • Bedroom 3: King size bed with ensuite

  • Bedroom 4: King size bed with ensuite

  • Bedroom 5: Twin beds with ensuite

  • Bedroom 6: King size bed with ensuite

Second floor:

  • Bedroom 7: King size bed with ensuite

  • Bedroom 8: King size bed with ensuite

  • Bedroom 9: King size bed with ensuite

3 Cloakrooms on Ground Floor

Cooking and Dining

  • Commercial kitchen so the private chef is a must.

  • Main dining room with seating for up 18 or Garden Room for up to 60 guests

  • Nespresso machine in the dining room

  • Outdoor BBQ and dining area

  • Highly rated chef and his team will produce a culinary delight!

Essentials

  • All linen and towels provided

  • Luxury toiletries

  • Wifi available

  • Additional beds can be provided for extra guests - on request

House Notes & Rules

  • Check in from 3pm on the day of arrival and on day of departure, check out by 11am on the day of departure unless by special arrangement.

  • No smoking anywhere inside the property

  • Gatherings of above 18 guests are not permitted stay this property without the consent of the owners.

  • Parties in the house up to 60 guests permitted, but can do larger gatherings such as weddings / events on grounds with use of a marquee.

Pricing:

Available from £5,000 for 18 guests including breakfast. A supplement is chargeable per person once you have chosen your menus.

Bespoke quotes available for events.

Separate beds can be provided for corporate clients.

Staff available for hire on a daily rate basis. Please enquire for more information.

 Location and Things to Do

The house itself is very secluded but it’s location provides excellent transport links with Oxford just a 30-minute drive away. For those visiting from London, a 45-minute train from Paddington and a 15-minute drive from Didcot Station makes Bennett House just an hour away. Excellent nearby restaurants and pubs in Ardington and Wantage. Various wedding venues are nearby including the stunning listed Lains Barn which is just over a mile from the house!

Nearest Airport: London Heathrow

Nearest Railway: Didcot Parkway

Things to do:

  • Blenheim Palace  

  • Oxford golf course

  • Boating on the Thames 

  • Museums of Oxford  

  • Theatre Oxford 

  • Henley Royal Regatta

Places to visit:

  • Oxford

  • Bicester Village

  • Cotswolds

  • Henley-on-Thames

  • Bath