Symondsbury Manor is a historic manor house standing in two and a half acres of garden in the heart of a picturesque village of thatched cottages. The house offers comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to 22 people and is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday or to gather with friends and family to celebrate a special occasion such as a landmark birthday or family reunion.
Located just one mile from the beautiful Jurassic coast and from the west country market town of Bridport.
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. You will need to bring your own towels. 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, twelve 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 night weekends: £130 per person
7 nights: £260 per person
Christmas and New Year: £240 per person.
Weddings £5,000 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.