The Old Manor can accommodate up to eighteen guests or twenty four when Stable Cottage in the garden is also booked (additional charge applies when booking Stable Cottage). An attractive country house in the beautiful county of Dorset, The Old Manor sits within grounds that extend to two acres and is a popular choice for large family groups or friends who want to get away and celebrate a milestone event or simply spend time together.
With six bedrooms (plus an additional three in Stable Cottage), carriage driveway, big terrace with plenty of space to relax outside, tennis court for those who fancy a game and a hot tub for relaxing, The Old Manor welcomes and caters for the whole party.
Encapsulated by glorious Dorset countryside, The Old Manor offers all the right ingredients to simply relax and unwind, but for those who want to get out and about exploring, it is within easy driving distance (15 minutes!) of the Dorset coast and stunning beaches like Studland. The area offers plenty to see and do including the Jurassic Heritage coastline for lazy days on the beach or fossil hunting (including Bouremouth and Poole); Farmer Palmer's family friendly farm park (close to Poole); the county town of Dorchester; and plenty of country houses and gardens to visit, along with traditional welcoming inns for a meal out.
World famous Stonehenge is also within easy driving distance (less than 45 minutes), as is the magnificent Roman City of Bath (within an hour and a half drive) offering yet further choice for a day trip out.
Sarah Campos joined Independent Cottages in January 2011
The Old Manor itself sleeps up to 18 guests in six bedrooms. Accommodation is split across three floors and comprises:
First floor (accessed via one of the two staircases)
Stable Cottage sits within the grounds and shares the same building as the games room. It sleeps an additional six guests (an extra charge applies when booking Stable Cottage) and offers split level accommodation across two floors.
Outside: The games room (located in the garden in the same building as Stable Cottage) has wooden walls and floor, table with stools, bean bags for lounging on, tables for football/tennis and games for outside including badminton racquets, rounders set etc. A log burner compliments this room. A hot tub is located in the garden and available for use at an additional one-off charge of £75. The terrace is lavender fringed and provides a lovely place for relaxing and alfresco dining during the warmer months with swing seat, charcoal BBQ and garden table and benches to seat twenty. There is also an outside wet room with WC.
Additional information: Central heating throughout and carpets. Bed linen provided (please bring towels including hand towels and tea towels). Children welcome, pets welcome and no smoking inside. Cot and high chair available. Wi-Fi and Sky (standard family package) available. If you would like to use the hot tub, there is an additional charge of £75. The cost of heating is included between 1st October to 1st April - outside of these dates it will be charged according to the cost of heating oil. Early and late departure may be available for an additional small fee two weeks before arrival depending on availability.
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Short break weekend bookings welcome all year round.
| Mon, 20 May 2019 for 4 nights, £1350
| Mon, 3 Jun 2019 for 4 nights, £1250
Save £500. Dogs welcome
| Mon, 10 Jun 2019 for 4 nights, £1350
Save £400. Dogs welcome
| Mon, 1 Jul 2019 for 4 nights, £1450