Symondsbury Manor is a marvellous venue for a relaxed country house weekend with friends or family, providing accommodation for up to twenty two guests. The Manor has a unique relaxed atmosphere, full of art, interesting fabrics, hand printed wallpapers and furniture. The sixty foot long open plan sitting room, overlooking the large lawns and terrace of the spacious grounds, is filled with light. There is a large kitchen with a constantly heated four oven Aga, a large pantry with freezers and fridges, a dishwasher and all the necessary crockery and utensils for an enjoyable stay. There is also a fine eighteenth century panelled ballroom which is chiefly used for wedding receptions which can be made available if required. Over the past 20 years the Manor has become a highly recommended and well loved home for a weekend break and many guests return again and again.
The nearby market town of Bridport is famous for its very large Saturday street market of food, antiques and bric-a brac as well as independent shops. The coves and beaches of Dorset’s beautiful Jurassic Coast are only one mile away.
Cosy and comfortable inside, Symondsbury is decorated in a mixture of traditional and contemporary styles. The house has 11 bedrooms and can sleep twenty two guests. The living room is sixty feet long with a large table for dining. At the other end a south-facing lounge overlooks the front garden. The artist owner has a large collection of works which decorate the house. Symondsbury has the usual facilities including soft duvets, a large flat screen TV and wifi access. Children are very welcome. Please enquire regarding pets.
Pushing open the oak door, inside the Manor you’ll find a log fire, a huge Aga, Eleven comfortable and uniquely furnished bedrooms sleeping up to 22 people, plus art and interesting furniture throughout the house. The dining table, complete with candelabra, comfortably seats every guest, making it perfect for celebratory dinners. The sitting room has plenty of squashy sofas, a wood burning stove for winter months and French windows opening onto a terrace with views over the lawns. There is a table tennis table for indoor and outdoor use – perfect for family tournaments!
Symondsbury Manor is also a popular wedding venue. The 18th century panelled ballroom is perfect for small weddings of up to 80 guests with buffet catering, or seated meals for up to 40 guests.
For weddings of more than 80, or if you wish to seat more than 40, a marquee on the lawn is required. Catering for parties and weddings can easily be arranged For full details or to request a wedding brochure visit our website.
2 nights £150 per person
3 nights £200 per person
7 nights £320 per person
Christmas and New Year: 6 nights at £6,500.
Weddings £6,000 for a weekend
The property is right in the heart of the village, standing behind the church. The whole area is designated as being of outstanding natural beauty The village, the surrounding rolling countryside and the world heritage site of the Dorset Coast are all spectacularly beautiful. The beaches are only a little over a mile from the house.
Airports: Exeter, Bristol, Bournemouth (each approx. one hour)
Stations: Dorchester, Axminster (both about half an hour)
Bridport, the nearest town, is a mile and a half away. It has large street markets twice a week selling fruit and vegetables, antiques, bric-a-brac and local crafts. There is clay pigeon shooting, fishing, golf, horse-riding, sailing and diving facilities within easy reach.There's also a wide choice of restaurants and good pubs (including one in Symondsbury only 100 yards from the Manor), and several celebrity restaurants in the immediate area, including those belonging to Mark Hix, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Matt Follas.
Symondsbury is a short drive from historic Lyme Regis, an unspoiled seaside resort and fishing port on the world famous Cobb Harbour. Surrounded by beautiful coastlines and countryside, famous for its geology and fossil finds, the area has now been awarded World Heritage Site status.