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Rising from the ground in a statement of Georgian glory, this lavish self-catering manor house in Chiddingfold is the ultimate luxury pad for a family gathering or house party in Surrey. Rotate from indoor swimming pool to hot tub, to steam room in winter; from the sun terrace to outdoor pool and lake in summer. Balthazar's modern take on traditional luxury creates the most magnificent mansion imaginable. 

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Introduction

Over the crest of a hill, down a sweeping drive and through open parkland filled with pheasants, Balthazar stands as proud as a wedding cake on the top table of the finest espousal ever attended. Flanked by exceptionally manicured lawns and filled with glossy golden hues, this large self-catering home has pulled out all the stops to impress. The stairwell atrium floods the marble floors with natural light while the grand Roman-esque pool was created by film set designers. Also featuring an atmospheric cinema room, tennis court and entertainment wing, Balthazar is ready and awaiting your royally raucous country escape.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The first floor features five elegant king-size suites in total; including one family suite with king-size and single bedrooms, plus a master suite comprising a bedroom, morning room, separate his'n'hers dressing rooms and corresponding bathrooms. Upstairs on the second floor are four large four-poster bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes and en suites. In the wing of the house above the swimming pool there is one super king zip-and-link bedroom and a large dormitory, perfect for sleepovers, with twelve single beds. Every bedroom has an en suite bathroom with rainfall shower. 

Outside

With oodles of garden to explore, an outdoor pool and tennis court to work up a sweat in, there really is no need to leave the gorgeous grounds of this stately manor. Recline in the sunken garden, watch birds come and go on the lake and cook up a storm for the masses on the barbecue. If you really must leave, you'll find the quintessential English village of Chiddingfold with its neat village green just a mile down the road, and the South Downs National Park beyond where stunning walking routes slice through the rolling hills and coast.

For Relaxation

From family parties to weekends spent pampering with friends, Balthazar is as diverse as it is divine. Start with the gym followed by a few lengths of the pool (indoors or out depending on the season) then, after brunch, fierce competition awaits on the tennis court or bowling alley! Afternoons can be enjoyed sunbathing by the copper fountains or curling up on the plush sofas in the booming sound-proof cinema room. There is a second kitchen and a treatment room, allowing guests to hire our highly recommended in-house spa therapists or chefs to cater for every whim. 

Practicalities

There is ample parking for several cars. There are two small staff cottages in a private courtyard at the rear of the house to ensure security and offer someone on hand to assist with any questions about the property. A lift offers easy access from the ground floor to both levels. Guests can bring their own staff to stay on site, please ask for details.

THE DETAILS

  • SleepsUp to 33 guests
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 33 guests
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  • BedroomsDoubles: Nine en suite double bedroomsTwins: A spacious dormitory accommodating up to twelve; please contact us for further detailsSingles: The family suite includes a single bedroomZip Link Beds: One super king zip-and-link bedroom in the orangery
  • BathroomsTen en suite bathrooms with rainfall showers, two large shower rooms in the dormitory plus one by the pool, and three ground floor WCs
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, children are very welcomeCots: One travel cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQA barbecue is provided
  • FeaturesIndoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, games room, cinema, gym, tennis court, bowling alley
  • PetsSorry, no pets are permitted
  • Mod ConsSky TVs, Apple TVs, underfloor heating, cinema room, Sonos, air conditioningInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday and MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • RestrictionsStag and hen groups permitted on prior request only
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AROUND THE PROPERTY

Style: From the Chinoiserie dining room to the ambient mood lighting and decorative fabrics from designers such as Colefax and Fowler, Balthazar is dripping in highly designed opulence.

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Our Take

Property Owner Gerard says

There are so many special features to our glorious house such as the two swimming pools, tennis court, bowling alley and cinema, but our favourite room is the kitchen. For us this is the focal room of the house and where we enjoy our most special moments as a family.

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FOOD AND DRINK

Home-Cooked

The Clive Christian designed kitchen boasts a Miele hot plate, built-in wok, Quooker boiling water tap, sink, Nespresso machine and two dishwashers. For cooking, there's a four-oven AGA plus a Wolf oven and grill/steamer, and a walk-in pantry provides a wide range of dried goods and condiments. The thematic Chinoiserie dining room was made for lively dinner parties, whilst the kitchen-diner offers a large, relaxed dining space for drawn-out breakfasts and lunches. 

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your country house break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef provide professional catering for you and your party (on prior request and subject to additional cost).

Eating Out

There are an abundance of traditional English country inns serving first-class pub fare in the surrounding villages of Petworth, Midhurst and Chiddingfold. The closest is The Swan Inn with it's two rosette restaurant, just over a mile's walk away.

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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