- Sleeps 16
- Games Room
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
Imagine a stylish mix of Georgian elegance, French linens, white washed wooden floors with bright kilims, and you have Dorset Lodge. You can even pick up delicious goodies from the Estate’s farm shop, or enjoy a leisurely meal in the cafe.
Originally the gate house to a country estate on the outskirts of historic Wimborne in Dorset, it is now a spacious country property with plenty of room for groups of 16 friends and family to get together under one roof.
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. The breakfast room leads off from the kitchen, making for sociable eating arrangements and there is also a separate, more formal dining room for those atmospheric, candle lit dinner parties.
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. For the active and competitive, the games room is the place to be, especially when the weather is kind, as it has large bi-fold doors opening out onto the back garden and Hot Tub, creating a great indoor and outdoor entertaining space, for example 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?
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 two 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.
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 chill out zone.
A few small points..
Dorset Lodge is part of a small private estate and within the grounds there is a thriving walled permaculture kitchen garden. If you are interested in having a look around, the gardeners Linda & Teresa will be happy to show you.
Arrival & Departure Times:
Weekend: 4.30pm Friday to 10.30am Monday (3 nights are the same price as 2 nights)
Midweek: 4.30pm Monday to 10.30am Friday (4 nights are the same price as 2 and 3 nights)
During your stay
The estate has a café and farm shop 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 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.
Weekend (2 nights) £1590 - £3510
Midweek (2 nights) £700 - £1340
Week (7 nights) £1760 - £4000
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
|Number of Bedrooms||4||3|
|En suite bathrooms||2||1|
- Hot Tub
- Table Football
- 75″ TV with Netflix
- Apple movies (up to £20)
- X Box and games
- Fly Fishing
- Extra accommodation available on the estate, a cottage for 4 and a cottage for 6
- Home-grown produce and honey
- On site cafe