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Catering Services for Dorset Lodge

The estate has a café on site serving delicious home made food and you take-away as well as eat-in.

Alternatively, contact any of the recommended caterers below…

Simply Gourmet

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01202 233225


Simply Gourmet offer simple delicious food, cooked beautifully in their Dorset kitchen using only the finest local ingredients that Dorset and Hampshire have to offer.

After many years of working in the hospitality trade, they have acquired a wealth of knowledge through pure hard work and determination which lead to a true understanding of all the ingredients needed to set the foundations for Simply Gourmet Catering.

They are extremely passionate when it comes to delivering fabulous food to our clients. They offer full support and advice to assist you with your catering choices thus making the whole process stress free and fun.



07860 581680


Bespoke dinner parties and events using fantastic local produce are a speciality for Milkshed Catering.

Their dinner party service is perfect for special birthdays, anniversaries and family gatherings – both chefs and waiting staff are highly experienced and will go the extra mile to ensure you fully relax and enjoy your celebration.

Menus are agreed in advance from their sample menu suggestions, or you can request something more bespoke involving your favourite ingredients.

Flaming Peaches

Flaming Peaches Flaming Peaches Flaming Peaches

07738 273049

Awesome food, served fresh with a little bit of attitude and funk thrown in.

Offering a range of vegan, veggie and meat based street food.

Molecular Magic

Molecular Magic Molecular Magic Molecular Magic

01202 041760 or 07845 646204


Molecular Magic Catering offers luxurious, bespoke catering services for all your events. From exclusive, intimate private dining to lavish wedding breakfasts or prestigious corporate entertaining, we know how to inject the magic into your event.

Our private dining service aims to deliver a unique fine dining experience and includes your head private chef, serving staff, all dinnerware and glassware and of course we do all the cleaning up afterwards!

We work with you to create bespoke menus that fit your culinary preferences and your budget.

Sorrels Caterers

01202 882353 or 07813 042828


Creating freshly prepared dishes, using quality locally sourced ingredients and delivering exceptional catering and event management services across Dorset and Hampshire.

With over 25 years of catering experience, acquired through working in a number of top quality hotels, restaurants and prestigious private schools.

Activities for Dorset Lodge

Quadbikes, Shooting, Laser Tag, Watersports and much more at


Indoor Trampoline Centre

Houses, Gardens and Country Parks

Visit the glorious National Trust House of Kingston Lacey

Moors Valley Country Park is a great day out for all the family and includes a high ropes course:

  • Sleeps Number Sleeps 16
  • Dogs Allowed Dogs Possible
  • Games Room Games Room
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi Hot Tub/Jacuzzi

Dorset Lodge

Imagine a stylish mix of Georgian elegance, white washed wooden floors with bright fabrics, and you have this lovely party house, Dorset Lodge.

You can even pick up delicious goodies from the Estate’s home store, or enjoy  a leisurely meal in the cafe.


Dorset Lodge was originally the gate house to a country estate in Dorset, it is now a large holiday house with plenty of room for groups of 16 friends and family to get together under one roof. Ideal for large group holidays in Dorset or a midweek get away.

Charming entrance to our large house in Dorset, available through The Big House Company

Social spaces

Enter through the arched front door into the main lobby, from where you can access most of the ground floor rooms. The homely kitchen has an Aga set into a wonderful old inglenook and also has a conventional oven and hob, plenty of equipment and fridge space.  The breakfast room leads off from the kitchen, making for sociable eating arrangements and there is also a separate, more formal dining room for a big group to enjoy dining together.

The sunny sitting room, with log fire and squishy sofas is perfect to kick back and relax, with views through the sash windows out to the gardens.

Chose a book from the shelves and curl up on the sofa

A large country style kitchen, with Aga and range cooker too!


There is a twin bedroom on the ground floor with en-suite shower room.

Climb the turned wooden staircase to the first floor and you’ll find five beautiful bedrooms. They all have antique furniture, sumptuous bedding and pretty soft furnishings. There are three double bedrooms (one with an en-suite shower room), two twin bedrooms and two separate bathrooms.

Climb the stairs again to the large second floor with a double bed and 2 singles, with en-suite bathroom. Perfect as a family suite (see the house floor plan here).

Warm colours and comfortable beds, for a relaxing weekend away

Calm pastels and an ensuite shower in Bedroom 4

Fun Spaces

For the active and competitive, the games room is the place to be, especially in good weather, as it has large bi-fold doors opening out onto the back garden and Hot Tub, creating a great indoor and outdoor entertaining space, perhaps for BBQs  in the summer months.  Inside the games room you’ll find a 75″ TV with Netflix, Apple movies (complementary, up to £20),  XBox with games and table football – what more could you want for a fun-filled stay?

Perfect for a big group celebration in this lovely dining room

The games room has table football, a large screen TV, Netflix & Apple TV

Garden and hot tub

Guests can enjoy the sunny garden of this big house for relaxing, playing, light lunches outside and casual drinks before dinner and don’t forget the hot tub – a perfect, sheltered spot, beside the games room.

Let the youngsters run around outside, or enjoy lunch in the sunshine!

Our big groups love a hot tub & this one is just outside the games room

A few small points..

  • Arrival & Departure:
  • Weekends are 3 nights, Friday 16:30 to Monday 10:30
  • Midweeks are 4 nights Monday 16:30 to Friday 10:30
  • Extra accommodation available on the estate, if you want a bigger group stay. 2 cottages sleeping 6 each
  • This  house allows 2 dogs, £25 extra per dog
  • We recommend taking out your own personal travel insurance prior to booking

During your stay

The estate has a café and home store selling lots of goodies and you can also stroll into Wimborne from the house to visit this historic town and farmers market. The children may like to visit the model village and the history buffs can continue on to the ancient Minster dating from the 8th century.

Fly fishermen will love the private beat on the chalk stream (River Stour) that holds a strong wild brown trout population and is heaven for dry fly purists.  There is room for 2 rods and charges will apply.

You are on the Jurassic coast so plenty of seaside fun too!

The History

The Estate dates as far back as the 8th Century and became a Deanery in the 11th Century. During the Dissolution of the Chantries in 1548, Edward VI gifted the estate to ancestors of the current owners and it has stayed in the family ever since.


The nearest train station to this big house, for trains to London is Poole (15 minutes away), where trains generally run every half and hour. The service to London stops at Clapham Junction and Waterloo and takes approximately 2 and a half hours.


Price Guide

Weekend (2/3 nights) £2300 - £4850
Midweek (4 nights) £1840 - £3880
Week (7 nights) £2760 - £5820

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Doubles Twins
Number of Bedrooms 4 3
En suite bathrooms 2 1
Separate bathrooms 2



  • Hot Tub
  • Barbeque
  • Table Football
  • 75″ TV with Netflix
  • Apple movies (up to £20)
  • X Box and games
  • Fly Fishing
  • Extra accommodation available on the estate, 2 cottages for 6
  • On site cafe and home store


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