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Deer Leap House

Moreton, Dorset (Ref. 1060785)

4.1

Dream Cottages rating

  • 15 Guests

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Review(s)

  • Linda

    “We had problems with the bathrooms.”

    Shower door loose and had come off its moorings. Cold water in the bathroom with the bath. No instructions how to use the bath with the jacuzzi. Downstairs bathroom doors not attached either. Equipment a bit basic 8n the kitchen and Aga difficult to use. Vacuum cleaner sparks and a smell of smoke. Dangerous. Lots of space for the family, lots of rooms and games room. Heating was good and warm. Grounds outstanding. Towels provided and beds were comfortable.

    Shower door loose and had come off its moorings. Cold water in the bathroom with the bath. No instructions how to use the bath with the jacuzzi. Downstairs bathroom doors not attached either. Equipment a bit basic 8n the kitchen and Aga difficult to use. Vacuum cleaner sparks and a smell of smoke. Dangerous. Lots of space for the family, lots of rooms and games room. Heating was good and warm. Grounds outstanding. Towels provided and beds were comfortable.

    - Linda, November 2023

    Thankyou for your feedback and for leaving a note about the vacuum cleaner which I have removed from the property. I did notice the door had come off its moorings after check out and have now placed it back. I am sorry that you could not work the jazuzzi bath during your stay and felt the kitchen was a bit basic.I am always available during your stay to assist. I am so pleased you loved the grounds and founds beds comfortable. Hopefully you will come back to Dorset again soon Property Owner

Summary

  • Seven bedrooms: 3 x double with basin, 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with double with single,
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, double hand basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Study
  • Games room with TV
  • Entrance hallway with woodburning stove
  • Central heating and woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • 2 x TV, WiFi and pool table
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available on request.Ample off-road parking to the front of the property
  • Wrap around terrace with furniture, communal grounds including heated outdoor swimming pool (open from the beginning of 1st of June - 1st October), tennis court (with basketball net) (rackets can be provided), table tennis and unfenced lake.
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are steps throughout the property, please take care
  • Note: There is a wrap around landing with railing, please supervise children at all times
  • Note: This property has a lake, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Check in at 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Property grounds are shared with Deer Leap Cottage 1060768
  • Note: This property can be booked with Ref 1060768 sleeping 21 guests in total.

The property

Deer Leap House, named after the free-ranging deer that frequent the grounds, can be found on the outskirts of the Dorset village of Moreton.

This beautiful, spacious holiday home is perfect for hosting a large family or group of friends thanks to its seven comfortable bedrooms.

There is a games room with a TV and a pool table, as well as a shared tennis court and outdoor pool, along with ample off-road parking and charming original features that have been tastefully blended with contemporary, characterful furnishings.

After a day of exploring Dorset, come home to relax with family and friends on the plush blue sofa in front of the TV in the spacious living room, where a woodburning stove in the hallway adds to the tranquil environment.

The designated cook will feel right at home in the well-appointed kitchen, which includes a range cooker, here they can whip up delicious meals for the entire group, which can be enjoyed together in the spacious dining room, a rarity for such gatherings.

After sharing stories and catching up with family members, head out onto the wrap around terrace to watch the sun go down over the countryside.

When the evening draws to a close choose from five double bedrooms, one set on the ground floor, a twin room, or a family room with double and a single.

You can choose to freshen up in one of two bathrooms, a first-floor cloakroom, or a ground-floor shower room.

Catch your rest before tomorrow's adventures in the county of Dorset.

Deer Leap House rests on the outskirts of Moreton with a convenience store to ease your self-catered stay and a plethora of attractions including The Tank Museum and Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre which is perfect for animal lovers!

For keen ramblers or outdoor enthusiasts, the National Trust - Clouds Hill is a beautiful nature reserve to discover, afterwards you can refuel at The Frampton Arms.

Visit Maiden Castle, a well-preserved Iron Age hillfort, or National Trust - Hardy's Cottage, the former home of celebrated author Thomas Hardy in Dorchester which is known for its extensive collection of Roman era artefacts.

You can also go on an adventure to Weymouth and see the SEA LIFE Centre and the beautiful Greenhill Beach.

Deer Leap House's convenient location makes it a great base for families wanting to see all that Dorset has to offer.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

MORETON

Dorchester 7.6 miles; Weymouth 12.3 miles; Blandford Forum 14.5 miles.

Moreton is a tranquil village that sits just 8 miles east of the County town of Dorchester, and is famous for it’s association with the celebrated soldier, writer and pioneering archaeologist T.E.Lawrence, better know as Lawrence of Arabia. He settled in the village in a cottage called Cloud’s Hill and now owned by the National Trust. While living here he struck up a relationship with Louisa Frampton and some of their letters can be seen in the Moreton Tea rooms. Moreton sits just 8 miles from the County town of Dorchester where you can find Thomas Hardy’s Former home and cottage, as well as many cafes and restaurants and other high street amenities you require. If you are interested in military history then the Bovington Tank Museum is just 6 miles drive away, and a very informative day.

Please note: Communal area is shared with Deer Leap Cottage 1060768

Please note: No stag or hen parties are permitted. All-adult groups must enquire with booking agent to check with owner prior to accepting a booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas