A fantastic Manor House set in the beautiful West Dorset countryside and close to the Jurassic coast. This luxurious property boasts its own 12 meter swimming pool (open April to the end of September) and 6 acres of secluded grounds. This property is ideal for large groups to enjoy whatever the weather. Great for families, groups of friends or corporate guests wishing a peaceful and stress free holiday. A great place to really relax or be very active all year round! Explore the fabulous countryside or relax in the house and enjoy good company.
Many of our guests never leave the property during their stay! At only 2.5 hours from London it makes the perfect getaway all year round and a fantastic retreat for the school holidays.
The house has the following layout.
Ground floor: Large Kitchen/Diner with AGA and casual dining for up to 8 guests, Dining Room with seating for 12 plus with comfortable seating for 2 in arm chairs by the fire place, Living Room with seating for 12 guests, Laundry Room with washing machine and tumble dryer, Boot Room/Boiler room, cloak room.
There is large real fire place in the dining room and a log burner in the kitchen/diner (an amount of logs are provided per stay).
First Floor; Master Bedroom with king-size half tester bed, 2nd Master Bedroom with king-size bed, Large bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle, one bedroom with a double bed together with an on-suite bathroom with shower over bath and one bedroom with two single beds.
Second Floor; Two Bedrooms, both with two single beds and a large bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.
Garage Block; Fitness Room with treadmill, weight machine and cross-trainer, mini pool table and table tennis.
Outside; the swimming pool is heated and 12 meters in length with a constant depth of 1.2 meters. This is great for exercise and water polo. The pool is normally opened April to late September. This may be extended weather permitting.
There is over 6 acres of paddocks and woods to roam about and for children to explore. Being 100 meters off the village lane it is very quiet and safe from traffic. The grounds are a haven for wildlife including dragonflies, butterflies and numerous birds.
There is ample parking for many cars.
Inside entertainment includes 5 flat screen TV's with two full SKY systems plus a DVD player and a PS3 Game Console together with a collection of games and DVD's. There is a small pool table and table tennis.
You can walk directly off the property on to miles of public footpaths with glorious views of the coast and the surrounding hills. The coastal path is 15 minutes' walk away. The Fleet is home to numerous sea birds, wild life and the famous Abbotsbury swans. The local wildlife is abundant. This area is one of the most stunning and magical in the country.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weymouth 9 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 200 km, Nearest railway: Weymouth 9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 13|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
West Dorset is a unique area with stunning scenery and a rich history. The famous Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site. The drive from the village along the coast to Bridport is simply stunning. The famous Abbotsbury Swannery is a 10 minute drive or 1.5 hours walk from the property. Attractions such as Lulworth Castle and Cove, Hardy's Cottage, Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World, Stourhead, Sherborne, are all within 30-60 minutes' drive.
Located just outside the beautiful coastal village of Langton Herring, only 10 minutes' drive away are the sandy beaches at Weymouth, rated among the top 5 beaches in the UK. The National Sailing Centre is 15 minutes' drive. West Bay and its beach are 20 minutes' drive. Dorchester with its new Brewery Square development is 20 minutes' drive and offers numerous restaurants and a brand new Odeon Cinema. The other main attractions of West Dorset are numerous and all within 30-45 minutes' drive. There are many places to eat including the local pub, The Elm Tree, a 10 minute walk from the house. Here they serve good food and specialise in seafood. Our favourite places to eat include Hive Beach Café (Burton Bradstock – 20 mins), The Crab House Café (Wyke Regis – 15 mins), The Manor House, West Bexington – 15 mins), Yarbury Cottage, (Lower Bockhampton – 20 minutes)