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Balthazar | Large Country House Rental | Chiddingfold, Surrey


Chiddingfold, Surrey, UK

Rising from the ground in a statement of Georgian glory, this lavish country house rental in Chiddingfold is the ultimate location for large celebratory gatherings in Surrey. Rotate from indoor swimming pool to hot tub to steam room in winter; and from the sun terrace to outdoor pool and lake in summer. Balthazar's modern take on traditional luxury creates the most magnificent exclusive-use mansion imaginable. 


Over the crest of a hill, down a sweeping drive and through open parkland filled with pheasants, Balthazar stands proud. Flanked by exceptionally manicured lawns and filled with glossy golden hues, this large exclusive-use self-catering home has pulled out all the stops to impress. The stairwell atrium floods the marble floors with natural light while the grand Romanesque pool was created by film set designers. Also featuring an atmospheric cinema room, tennis court, entertainment wing and bowling alley, there is something to see and do at every turn. From family parties to country house weekends spent pampering with friends, Balthazar is a divine home to rent in Surrey.


Boasting multi-generational appeal, this unique country house in Surrey has something for everyone, whatever the weather. As well as a host of indoor activities including a gym, table tennis and bowling, there is also 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. Ensuring luxury flows into the night, the first floor features five elegantly dressed king-size suites in total, while upstairs the second floor has four large four-poster bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes. Every bedroom at Balthazar has a ritzy en suite bathroom complete with rainfall shower. 


With oodles of gardens to explore, an outdoor pool and tennis court to work up a sweat in, there really is no need to leave the grounds of this immense private home. Recline in the sunken garden in the morning and watch birds come and go on the lake before cooking up a lunchtime storm for the masses on the barbecue. In the afternoon, sunbathe by the copper fountains before treating yourself to another dip. If you really must leave, you'll find the quintessential English village of Chiddingfold with its neat village green a mile down the road. The South Downs National Park is just beyond, where stunning walks slice through the rolling hills and coast.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 19 guests
    From £25,000 per week, £18,000 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOn the first floor is the master suite with king-size bed, one double bedroom with king-size bed and additional single bed, and three further double bedrooms with king-size beds. On the second floor are four further double bedrooms with king-size beds. The master suite has his-and-hers en suite bathrooms, with each further bedroom having its own en suite bathroom. Additionally there is a ground floor shower room by the indoor pool and three separate ground floor WCs.
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  • FeaturesIndoor and outdoor pools (outdoor pool available from May-September), hot tub, games room, cinema, gym, tennis court, bowling alley
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday and MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms and children are very welcome. One travel cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is ample parking for several cars. There are two small staff cottages in a private courtyard at the rear of the house, to heighten security and ensure someone is 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.
  • Homestay includesSky TVs, Apple TVs, underfloor heating, cinema room, Sonos multi-room sound system, air conditioning, lift, WiFi internet, a built-in gas barbecue, linen, towels, logs and kindling to get you started.House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner
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The metallic tiled pool with a hot tub leads on to the sun terrace
The chinoiserie dining room offers mood lighting and an integrated sound system
The grand marble entrance hall is flooded with light from the atrium window

Prices & Availability

Please note, availability for this property is to be confirmed by Unique Homestays on receipt of your enquiry


Head out of town and escape to Surrey, where the little town of Chiddingfold makes an ideal weekend getaway: think village green, meandering river, pints in quaint local inns and bags of peace and quiet, all just a short hop from London.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Balthazar is just a mile from Chiddingfold in Surrey, off the road between Milford and Petworth near the South Downs National Park.
    By Car One hour and 30 minutes from London by car.
  • By Train Haslemere, Petersfield or Chichester train stations are the closest. Visit the National Rail websites for up to date departure times.
  • By Air The main London airports are around a 90 minute drive away.

From the owner

“There are so many special features to this glorious home 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.”

From the owner

As a property developer, Balthazar is my most recent country house. It was built following the completion of Cornucopia which has provided both a home for my family, and for the past several years, a very popular unique homestay.

Balthazar sits in 30 acres of rolling parkland and the house itself is of Georgian style with large sash windows which create natural light throughout. Having designed the house myself, I have combined traditional features like fireplaces and a wing-backed oval staircase and with all the modern amenities to ensure an easier and more comfortable way of living.

Balthazar has already brought myself and my family an enormous amount of pleasure. Not only beautiful, we think it offers everything that a classic luxury home should provide.

Gerard and Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Chiddingfold with an insider’s perspective.

The Swan Inn, Chiddingfold
To Eat

The Swan Inn, Chiddingfold

The Swan is a two Rosette gastro pub serving high-quality food in an attractive location with a pretty walled garden. Within walking distance from the house,The Swan is open seven days a week and is always welcoming.

Cowdray Park Polo Club
To Do

Cowdray Park Polo Club

With a long and illustrious history, Cowdray Park is recognised worldwide as the Home of British Polo and is one of the busiest clubs in the world. Set in the heart of the 16,500 acre grounds it boasts ten immaculate pitches.

West Wittering Beach
To Do

West Wittering Beach

West Wittering is a large and unspoilt sandy beach with excellent views of Chichester harbour and the South Downs. Good facilities, extensive grasslands and tidal pools make this a popular choice for families as well as sports enthusiasts.

Arundel Castle
To See

Arundel Castle

First established by Roger de Montgomery on Christmas Day 1067, Arundel Castle is a restored and remodelled medieval castle. Perched high on a hill in West Sussex, it affords visitors with superb views across the South Downs and River Arun.

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.


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