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The Old Manor House

Puddletown, Dorset (Ref. 1034725)

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  • Sleeps 24

  • Bedrooms 9

  • Bathrooms 9

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 24

  • Bedrooms 9

  • Bathrooms 9

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

The Old Manor House is an impressive stately home located in the quaint village of Puddletown in Dorset.

This beautiful manor house can accommodate 18-24 guests in 9 spacious bedrooms each with their own bathroom along with 6 additional day beds for extra flexibility.

Entering through two striking black iron gates, the approach to the house is a sight to revel in!

A large sweeping driveway leads up to the property with a grand turning circle in front of the house offering ample private parking.

This magnificent accommodation has 6 reception rooms including a Drawing Room and a Study as well as a Games Room and a Gym.

Surrounding the property is 9 glorious acres of extensive lawn, terraces, a grass tennis court, rose gardens, woodlands and not forgetting the Hot Tub.

The house is grandly decorated with rich furnishings including wood panelled walls and large feature fireplaces.

The exquisite staircase is simply stunning and the route to the first floor is lined with wonderful portrait paintings.

The Old Manor House is the perfect choice for big group holidays.

It has a rural location allowing you to relax and recharge in a secluded setting.

This part of Dorset would have been well known by Thomas Hardy who would have been familiar with the house as well as the village, of which features in his book ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’.

Recent upgrades have brought this house into the modern era whilst still retaining so much of its historic beauty.

Puddletown is a small, quiet village that somehow seems to preserve a magical sense of times past.

Formerly called Piddletown, for its proximity to the River Piddle, legend has it that Queen Victoria insisted the name was changed.

The village is an attractive mish-mash of thatched and slate roofs with a very well-preserved old church that boasts a Norman frontage and a 17th century gallery.

The Blue Vinny, just a few minutes’ walk away, is the local public house serving home cooked food and real ales and there is a local shop for your essentials.

Endless footpaths are easily accessible within the village taking you into the rolling countryside and Puddletown Forest is a wonderful spot for walkers, dog walkers and cyclists.

It has well-marked paths and some spectacular views across the Purbeck from higher up.

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are iconic landmarks along the Jurassic Coast and are only a short 20-minute drive away.

You will experience stunning views of the South West Coast Path snaking along the edge of the white limestone cliffs as far as the Isle of Portland.

Low tides along the pebble beach reveal wonderful rock pools and the clear blue waters are safe to explore the marine life.

Dorchester is 4 miles away and is a vibrant town full of history and character.

There are many family attractions such as the Dinosaur Museum and the Tutankhamun Exhibition and Brewery Square has a wide range of places to eat and drink.

It has a number of leading chain restaurants and independent eateries giving you plenty to get your taste buds going.

This alfresco setting brings a Covent Garden feel and provides the perfect scene to watch the world go by.

Alongside the delicious food there is also a multiscreen cinema and a parade of shops.

The fountains on site offer great enjoyment for children, splashing through the jets of water on warmer days.

The Old Manor House is the picture perfect country house ready to be made your home away from home whilst you enjoy making wonderful memories on your holiday in delightful Dorset.

Summary

  • First floor; Drawing room, Snug room
  • Master bedroom: 1 x super-king with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bedroom 2: 1 x super-king with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Bedroom 3: 1 x super-king with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bedroom 4: 1 x super-king with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Bedroom 5: 1 x super-king (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Bedroom 6: 1 x super-king (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bedroom 7: 1 x super-king (zip/link can be twin on request) with bathroom next door with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor; Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Kitchen, Caterers kitchen, Utility, Dining room, Breakfast room, Morning room, Study, Function room
  • Bedroom 8: 1 x super-king with bathroom opposite with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Bedroom 9: 1 x super-king with shower room opposite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Lower level; Gym; fully equipped with treadmill, rowing machine, bike and weights, Games Room; pool table/tennis table and table football.
  • Central heating throughout
  • Large gas AGA
  • Fridge-freezers, ice dispenser, wine cooler, dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryer
  • TV with Freeview in every bedroom as well as Sky TV in the Study, Kitchen and Snug Room
  • 6 additional daybeds for extra flexibility
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Sweeping driveway providing ample private parking
  • 9 acre grounds including extensive lawns, grass tennis court, rose garden, kitchen garden, paddock and woodland
  • The terrace has tables and chairs and a gas BBQ
  • Hot Tub
  • One dog welcome - only permitted on the ground floor - at a cost of £21 per pet per week
  • No smoking
  • Pub and shop only a few minutes’ walk

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

About the location

PUDDLETOWN

Dorchester 4 miles.

The friendly village of Puddletown is found beside the quaintly-named River Piddle, 4 miles east of the county town of Dorchester. Famously named Weatherbury by Thomas Hardy in his novels Far From The Madding Crowd, and Under The Greenwood Tree, Puddletown was in fact home to the Hardy family, and his parents are buried in the churchyard. The village is served by a well-stocked shop, whilst the pub serves good food and local ales. The countryside around Puddletown abounds in lovely walks and is dotted with pretty villages, including Tolpuddle, most well known for the origin of the Trade Union movement. Close by, Athelhampton House and Kingston Maurward House and gardens are well worth a visit. Just a short drive takes you to the scenic Jurassic coast, offering sandy beaches at Weymouth, rugged Portland and stunning walks along the coastal path. Puddletown makes a lovely Dorset village base from which to explore this most beautiful area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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