Farleigh House is not a hotel, but a home. Your home. Pop open the champagne, curl up by the roaring log fire and luxuriate in the comfort of your private country playground. Tuck into a lavish feast prepared by your Michelin starred chef or a picnic by the boating lake if you’d rather. Sink into a sumptuous sofa for some post-dinner relaxation or enjoy invigorating walks through the woodland. Take a dip in the pool or blast away the cobwebs with some high-octane activities. Whatever your preference, you will find a stay at Farleigh House is delightful, memorable and utterly indulgent.
Farleigh House boasts state-of-the-art amenities whilst staying true to its original character and heritage, with beautifully appointed interiors and elegant traditional furnishings. There is a sense of pure indulgence without any pretence, and the vast ceilings combine with cosy living spaces and roaring fires to make guests feel at home.
The Farleigh Wallop estate spans some 4,500 acres of leafy Hampshire countryside, conveniently located just over an hour from central London and just 40 minutes from Heathrow Airport. This elegant house and its estate are the perfect choice for those looking for relaxed luxury, with every need taken care of by your own personal butler and your private Michelin-starred chef, with a highly flexible and tailored approach to each guest’s requirements.
Farleigh House offers a unique service where everything you could need is included, with house wine, spirits, beers, soft drinks and bespoke menus included in your stay. The house and its superb leisure amenities will be exclusively yours for the duration of your stay, so you can be assured of the utmost privacy and discretion.
The estate dates back to the 15th century, and has remained in the Wallop family since its creation. The house, built in 1734, has long been a place for entertaining and feasting, and previous guests include Queen Elizabeth I and Lord Byron along with many celebrated personalities of the day.
The house was extensively and sensitively restored under the 10th Earl of Portsmouth, and is now available as one of the most exclusive quintessentially English private country estates for holidays, events, shooting parties and corporate functions. Set behind imposing gates and a long tree-lined avenue, the house offers excellent levels of privacy and a real sense of occasion.
The six ground floor rooms vary in size, from the opulent Dining Room which can host dinners for up to 40 or receptions for up to 50 guests, to the elegant Drawing Room with its beautiful fireplace and comfortable seating. There are two other large and two smaller rooms ideal for relaxing, as breakout spaces or for hosting pre-dinner drinks receptions, with the stunning Octagonal Sitting Room opening out onto the gardens.
There is a spacious kitchen where guests can help themselves to the larder and refreshments, or these can be taken care of by your butler should you prefer. There is also a small bar available to guests, along with a billiards room and cinema room with various games consoles on the lower ground floor.
The commercial kitchen means that Farleigh House can cater for large gatherings with ease, and there is a dedicated marquee site for marquees of up to 350 people with a supply of electricity, water and drainage.
The 11 guest bedrooms and 10 bathrooms are beautifully appointed with the finest linens and comfortable mattresses, with several four-poster beds.
The 10 acres of landscaped gardens offer an idyllic setting for summer soirees, with manicured lawns, a reflection pond, orchard, rose garden and a boating lake. Pretty pathways meander the grounds, where breath taking sculptures and magnificent topiary abound. The beautiful kitchen gardens and spectacular greenhouses supply wonderfully fresh produce for catering, along with flowers for the house.
The extensive leisure amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool (open May – September, weather permitting) with a pool house, BBQ area and sun beds, and there is a croquet lawn and tennis court for guests’ use. The lake is a wonderful place to take a picnic and have a gentle row on the boat provided, and there is carp fishing also. The wider estate affords excellent opportunities for activities, from traditional country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting and falconry, to motorised sports, horse riding and even polo.
The estate totals some 4,500 acres, with lush woodland, rolling pastures and meadows.