By Mark McConville
THIS STUNNING mansion may cost £20K a week to rent but it could be the most exclusive slice of luxury for rent this summer.
Striking images show the 14 guest property including an incredible indoor heated pool with huge windows flooding the room in natural light, sleek bathrooms and cosy bedrooms.
Other amazing pictures show the spacious living areas, well-equipped kitchen and the various dining areas available inside and out.
Ariabelle is set near the market town of Midhurst in West Sussex and a week’s stay during the summer months will set you back £20k while a three-night weekend stay costs £14.5k. All bookings require a £2.5k cautionary deposit.
“Found at the end of a sweeping tree-lined drive, Ariabelle is a lavish home promising guests the ultimate luxury self-catering experience,” reads the listing.
“Wrapped up within the renowned South Downs National Park, landscaped lawns tumble down to 40 magical acres of woodland before reaching the river Rother that snakes through the grounds. Huge windows framed with pistachio green shutters conceal the myriad of treasures that lie within.
“Up the sweeping staircase, nine dreamy bedrooms await. On the first floor, the opulent master suite boasts a circular zinc bath and separate shower. Two of the three whimsical children’s single bedrooms have en suite bathrooms whilst the third shares a family bathroom with the muted pink king-size bedroom which sits across the hall.
“Also on the first floor are the third and fourth double bedrooms which feature king-size beds and share a second family bathroom with separate shower. The second floor is home to a single bedroom, a spacious super-king size bedroom and another family bathroom with separate shower.”
The luxury country house also comes with a hot tub, tennis court, steam room and sauna, gym, bar and table tennis.
Children are very welcome and there is an extensive collection of toys available to keep the little ones entertained.
“Skip down the terrace steps to the tennis court and partake in lively family tournaments or enjoy an invigorating dip in the outdoor natural swimming pool whilst the younger members of the family somersault on the trampoline, fly across the garden on the zip wire and climb through the playhouse,” suggests the listing.
“With stables within the grounds and networks of bridle paths on the doorstep, horse riding can be arranged for equestrian lovers within the group. After the day’s activities, strike up the BBQ for al fresco feasts or huddle around the fire pit after supper with flasks of hot cocoa and toast marshmallows.”
If the palatial indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, gym, sauna and steam room aren’t tempting enough, Ariabelle sits within easy reach of Chichester Harbour, Goodwood Estate and Cowdray Park Polo Club.
For more information see https://www.uniquehomestays.com/self-catering/uk/west-sussex/midhurst/ariabelle/