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7 Nights  

  • £3500  to  £6750

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Short Breaks From

  • £656 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    8 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Open Fire
  • Beach Nearby

About Lorton House

Lorton House is incredible. The elegant Victorian country house can sleep up to 16 guests in eight luxurious bedrooms, with both the house and gardens enjoying fantastic views over fields and countryside to Weymouth Bay. It is perfect for extended families or groups of friends gathering for a relaxing holiday or celebration of a special event. The location is every bit as idyllic. Lorton House is on the edge of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and only three miles from Weymouth Beach and the town centre. It has everything you need for a wonderful self-catering holiday in Weymouth, with something to keep everyone happy no matter what season you are there.

The seaside resort of Weymouth is perfect for a lazy summer holiday. Its long stretch of sandy beach is backed by a town full of shops, cafes, pubs and other amenities. Hire a deck chair and settle back with a book and an ice-cream cone, or lace up your comfortable shoes and walk along the coastal footpath to the Isle of Portland and the iconic red-and-white stripes of Portland Bill lighthouse. Other local attractions include the SEA LIFE Adventure Park, Lodmoor RSPB Reserve, and Nothe Fort. Durdle Door is 14 miles away, and the fossils and beaches of the Jurassic Coast are also within an easy drive. The Bovington Tank Museum is fun and educational, with the possibility of a ride in a tank on certain days.

Sailing, surfing, swimming and sightseeing boat tours are all readily available, while adventurous souls can try coasteering around sheltered harbours, bays and cliffs once used by smugglers. Visitors can also enjoy golf, cycling, and horseriding. Sightsee around Dorset towns like Dorchester, Lyme Regis or Wimborne Minster; or head out into the countryside on long walks or bike rides with a pit stop at a country pub for lunch.

Lorton House is luxurious without feeling like it's trying too hard. It feels special yet relaxed and is somewhere you can unwind and have fun with family and friends.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Fiona Dobson joined Independent Cottages in August 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Dorset)

Accommodation Comprises:

Lorton House has high ceilings, spacious rooms and beautiful features that include original fireplaces and flooring. Accommodation is over three levels.


  • Enter through a hallway designed to impress with gorgeous tiled floor and doors leading off to the reception rooms. A passage from the hallway leads to the kitchen.
  • Drawing room with tall windows and French doors opening onto the terrace. There are comfortable sofas where guests can sit and chat, read, or watch TV, and the open fire adds an extra warm welcome in cold weather.
  • Formal dining room with seating for 16 people and an original open fire. This room is perfect for celebrating over a special meal with your family and closest friends.
  • Library/games room with books, games and relaxed seating.
  • Huge kitchen and breakfast room with a four oven Aga, stripped pine floorboards and french windows leading to a courtyard garden. In contrast to the age of the property, the kitchen has all modern appliances, including and electric oven and a dishwasher and is well equipped with utensils, plates, glasses and everything else guests need to cook and serve meals.
  • A full-sized billiard table in the cellar will have you and your guests happily competing into the small hours.
  • A ground floor bedroom, either twin or double with ensuite shower room.


  • Four double bedrooms, one of which can be double or twin. All have original fireplaces, one within ensuite shower room and two with ensuite bathrooms.
  • Three bathrooms, two of which can be en suite or entered from the landing.
  • One additional WC with basin.

Top floor:

  • Two twin bedrooms.
  • One double bedroom.

Outside: Lorton House sits in 16 private acres of grounds that include a paved terrace with garden furniture and a barbecue, a gazebo with seating, parkland and a woodland walk. There is ample off-street parking.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. A cot (no bedding) is available. Short breaks may be possible at certain times of the year, depending on availability. Smoking is not permitted. Unfortunately no pets. The owner is able to recommend local caterers.

Lorton House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms (8 Double/Twins)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £3500
To £6750
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - Yes (by arrangement).
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7581 054443 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Fiona Dobson
Member Since August 2020

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* Calendar last updated: 16th May 2022

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