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The accommodation is set within a wing of the historic Minterne House
Enjoy using the shared outdoor pool and lawn tennis court
Relax in the sitting room
Enjoy leisurely meals
Shared pool and lawn tennis court
Access included to Minterne Gardens
Enjoy beautiful walks in the grounds of the estate
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The Wing At Minterne House

Minterne Magna, Dorset

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 3
grade 4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Tennis Court
Apartment
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious accommodation set within one of the most fascinating country manor houses in Dorset
  • Unique opportunity to learn about the estate's history and remarkable Himalayan gardens that lie in this tranquil valley setting
  • Daily access to the 27-acre gardens, as well as use of the shared outdoor pool and lawn tennis court
  • Freshly prepared food by a brilliant chef can be arranged with the owner, perfect for a dinner party
Property code: 88100

Stay in a wing of this striking country house, with daily access included to spectacular Himalayan gardens, a shared pool and a tennis court. A truly unique choice and ideal for a relaxing break.

For a break surrounded by beautiful plant life and blissful countryside, this large family-friendly property is a fantastic choice, sleeping eight guests over four rooms and welcoming up to three dogs. Boasting an idyllic location within Minterne House, the first-floor apartment has a cosy feel, with daily access to the gorgeous 27 acres of wild woodland gardens between 10am and 6pm each day, as well as a designated slot to use the pool in privacy each day. The village of Minterne Magna itself is truly awe-inspiring, with a worthwhile walk up to High Stoy Hill where you’ll be rewarded with some of the best panoramic views in the area looking over the Bristol Channel on a clear day.

With a style that’s in keeping with the historic nature of the property, there are several characterful items throughout the property which ensure it retains much of its original charm. The kitchen/diner is the social hub of the house, featuring a grand table for eight and plenty of space to whip up a family feast come morning, noon or night. If you wish to take the night off cooking, a chef can be arranged prior to arrival to allow you to relax and enjoy the company of your guests and indulge in freshly prepared delights. After dinner, sink into one of the three sumptuous sofas in the lounge to relax beside the open fire and watch a film or play a board game before the evening's end. Each of the four bedrooms enjoys a neutral colour scheme for a restful night’s sleep, all of which feature zip-and-link beds offering flexibility between king-size beds and twins. With so much to offer on-site, you could easily entertain the family for a full week, so off-road parking for up to four cars ensures you needn’t worry during your stay, and the local shops and pubs can be found just 2 miles away.

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  • 4 bedrooms – 3 super-king-size zip-and-link (can be arranged as 2’6” twin beds on request) and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be arranged as a super-king-size on request)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 Jack and Jill bathroom with bath and WC; 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • Utility cupboard within the shower room with washer/dryer
  • Smart TV and DVD (plus selections of films) in the sitting room
  • Record player with selection of old vinyls in the sitting room
  • Amazon Alexa which can connect to the record player
  • Open fire (logs included)
  • Selection of environmentally friendly toiletries
  • There is a hairdryer in each bedroom
  • 2 travel cots
  • 2 highchairs
  • 3 dogs welcome – please ensure dogs are clean and dry before entering the house, an outdoor tap is available for muddy paws and boots
  • The accommodation can also be reached via the traditional 100 year old lift
  • Free daily access to Minterne Gardens between 10am and 6pm
  • Freshly prepared food by a chef can be arranged with the owner, perfect for a dinner party
  • When Lord Digby is in residence, guests are welcome to have a complimentary tour of the house and learn about the history
  • Shared access to a lawn tennis court (rackets and balls supplied)
  • Shared outdoor heated pool (please bring pool towels), with changing room, from April until the end of October, between 10am-6pm daily. Each property will have a designated 2-hour slot each day (varying times) for the pool, with sole use of the pool - times will be displayed in the apartment on arrival
  • Children must be accompanied when using the facilities
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars is available in an adjacent shared area
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles, beach 15 miles
  • Please note: Shared estate can be booked with properties 87050, 87379 and 93723
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Spend a delightful day in Dorchester (10 miles) perusing the traditional high street and stopping off for a tasty treat with your loved ones, or pay a visit to Sherborne (10 miles) for a taste of local history with not one but two castles to discover. Whilst you’ll be surrounded by blissful countryside, the seaside is also within reach, with Chesil Beach 22 miles away stretching for a total of 18 miles, great for long walks or picnics, whilst Lyme Regis can be found 28 miles away for those who fancy trying their hand at fossil hunting.

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The accommodation is set within a wing of the historic Minterne House
Enjoy using the shared outdoor pool and lawn tennis court
Relax in the sitting room
Enjoy leisurely meals
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 4 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Judith 20th October 2023

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Fantastic weekend! The host was exceptionally helpful and very kind. Enjoyed all aspects of the flat and would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Lynda 4th August 2023

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Superb setting, peace and quiet was beautiful

Reviewed by Karen 28th July 2023

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I can't believe my luck in finding this wonderful holiday home! It was the perfect place for a three-generational family holiday, ideal for the grandchildren who loved the pool and tennis court in the walled garden. It was lovely to take walks every day through the beautiful Himalayan gardens of Minterne House and there is also plenty to do in the Read moresurrounding areas: fossil hunting at Charmouth beach, Sherborne Castle, Dorchester museums to name a few. I would not hesitate to book again. Hide

Reviewed by Glen 21st July 2023

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The cottage was beautifull the beds amazing but there was a few stains on the carpets

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