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.