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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:-

www.simplygourmetcatering.co.uk    01202 233225

www.milkshedcatering.com    07860 581680

www.flaming-peaches.com    07738 273049

www.molecularmagic.co        07845 646204

www.sorrelscaterers.co.uk    07813 042828

Activities for Dorset Lodge

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

http://www.dorsetadventuresports.co.uk/

Paintball

http://paintballmatrix.co.uk/venues/32/paintball_matrix_dorset

Indoor Trampoline Centre

http://activatetrampolinepark.co.uk/

Houses, Gardens and Country Parks

Visit the glorious National Trust House of Kingston Lacey https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy

Moors Valley Country Park is a great day out for all the family and includes a high ropes course:     https://goape.co.uk/days-out/moors-valley

  • Sleeps Number Sleeps 16
  • 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 in Dorset. 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 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.

The front door of 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.

Our big house in Dorset has a cosy sitting room and open fire

Our big house in Dorset has a country style kitchen with an Aga.

Bedrooms

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 (see the house floor plan here).

Delightful double bedroom with pale blue paintwork at this big house.

A Lovely relaxing bedroom for 2 guests at our big house in Dorset.

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?

The large dining room for guests of The Big House Company in Dorset.

The large games room with table football and widescreen tv at Dorset Lodge.

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.

The garden at our big house in Dorset on a sunny summers day.

The large hot tub is just outside the games room.

A few small points..

  • 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)
  • We recommend taking out your own insurance prior to booking

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 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.

Location

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.

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Price Guide

Weekend (2 nights) £1780 - £3750
Midweek (2 nights) £710 - £1500
Week (7 nights) £2050 - £4310

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

DoublesTwins
Number of Bedrooms43
En suite bathrooms21
Separate bathrooms2

Features

 

  • 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, a cottage for 4 and a cottage for 6
  • Home-grown produce and honey
  • On site cafe

 

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