Aynhoe Park is available, for the first time in its history, for private hire. Situated on the Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire border, the combination of classical, gothic and modern decoration, its scale, the beauty of the surrounding countryside and its exceptional transport links, it is the perfect house for all types of event.
Aynhoe Park is a Grade I-listed 17th century country house on the Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire border. Throughout its history Aynhoe has been rebuilt and remodelled, first by Thomas Archer in 1700 and then, a century later, by Sir John Soane. Its current owner, James Perkins, has re-invented the house, bringing it into the 21st century yet sympathetic to its history – and particularly sympathetic to Soanes vision of what a country house should be. His restoration has been recognised by the Georgian Society, who awarded him a commendation in their 2009 Architectural Awards.
Sir John Soanes redesign of the house between 1799 and 1804 based around its six public rooms, from the orangery to the library. Soane reconfigured these with large centrally placed doors and installed windows to allow more light into the library. The effect achieved was a noble sequence of spaces, culminating in the library and seemingly infinite views of the parkland and estate beyond. His vision, so expertly realised, has been enhanced and brought up to date by the current owner. Decorating the rooms with taxidermy, gothic touches, one of the worlds greatest private collections of plaster casts and assorted artefacts bringing a sense of theatre. Each room is surprising, and the visitor is left, as was Soanes original intention, with a sense of awe. Greet your guests in the entrance hall, then progress through the house before ultimately ending up in the orangery where many of the sculptures are on show.
The house is a family home and therefore will only be made available for a select number of exclusive events each year. The house makes a spectacular setting for weddings, private or corporate events up to 450 guests (170 seated). Alternatively, the rooms can be used individually for smaller parties.
The 16 Bedrooms and Suites of Aynhoe Park are all shrines to opulence and individuality.
Every room has a personality of its own – as well as spacious bathrooms, cosy robes and soft beds.
Accommodation at Aynhoe Park is only made available on an exclusive basis and not sold individually.
The property is set in 250 acres of cotswolds countryside.
Originally planned by Capability Brown back in the 17th-century, Aynhoe’s walled gardens and estate grounds look out over farms and fields.
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The Cartwright Hotel in the village of Aynhoe is just a five-minute walk from the house and has twenty-one bedrooms. Two miles away The Duke of Cumberlands Head, the perfect quintessential English pub, can accommodate up to twelve.
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Aynhoe Park is the ultimate retreat. Make it your home for the weekend and enjoy a private tour from the houses owner, James Perkins. Our butler will organise bespoke activities at your request from a unique dining experience created by a celebrity chef, a track day at Silverstone Race Circuit, helicopter flights over the Oxfordshire countryside to local walks and fishing, an in-house Spa indulgence and archery on the front lawn. The opportunities are limitless.