Relax in the private hot tub
Shared heated outdoor pool and lawn tennis court within within 900m on Minterne Estate
Shared heated outdoor pool (available from April to October) and lawn tennis court nearby
Shared heated outdoor pool and lawn tennis court within within 900m on Minterne Estate
Minterne House nearby
Free daily access to Minterne Gardens
Shared childrens' play area
Enjoy beautiful walks at Minterne Gardens
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Churchill House

Minterne Parva, Dorset

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Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 3
grade 4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Family friendly
Tennis Court
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Swimming pool
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  •  Surrounded by rolling countryside in a peaceful hamlet, with access to the 27-acre Minterne Gardens included
  • This detached, country house blends family friendly accommodation with character and charm
  • Private hot tub adjacent to the house, shared heated outdoor pool and lawn tennis court available within 900m
Property code: 93723

Part of the historic Minterne Estate, this area is renowned for the exquisite Minterne Gardens, which are nestled in a Himalayan style valley in the adjacent hamlet. These gardens feature a splendid array of rhododendrons, daffodils, bluebells, primulas, and ornamental cherries, creating a breathtaking spring spectacle beneath towering trees. With stunning views of the Dorset landscape, it's a must-visit. The village of Cerne Abbas, just 2 miles away, boasts the famous hillside giant and within a 10-mile radius, you'll find Dorchester, a vibrant county town offering museums and a bustling high street, plus ever-popular Sherborne, where two castles and a beautiful Abbey await you.

A shared, unmade road leads to the private entrance gates and driveaway to this detached former farmhouse. This statuesque double fronted property has a central front door and a welcoming entrance hallway. Heading into the inner hallway you'll find the kitchen on your left, which has all you need to prepare family meals. The first of two staircases rises to the first floor from this room. Just next door is an elegant dining room, with open fire and space for 16 to enjoy leisurely meals. Step into the beautiful dual aspect sitting room, with a second open fire, Smart TV and carefully considered furnishings to ensure your stay is a comfortable one. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a useful utility area with shower, washing machine and tumble dryer, space for muddy boots and a separate WC. A striking spiral staircase rises from the rear of the hallway to the first floor and a galleried landing, flooded with natural light. There is a super king-size zip-and-link bedroom on the right, with a wash basin, and on the left is a light and bright super-king-size with particularly lovely countryside views and an en-suite bathroom. This room links with a cosy single bedroom next door, also with a wash basin. The single bedroom can also be closed off and accessed via its own door onto the landing. A fabulous bathroom can be found on this floor, with a particular feature being the fabric lined walls and a further double bedroom, again with a wash basin. Head up the final flight of stairs to the second floor and the remaining bedrooms, a double, a single, a twin and a family room with double bed and two singles. This room is perfect for children as it has a Smart TV, en-suite shower room and the option of two additional pull out single beds, which are suitable for children. Completing the accommodation is a further bathroom. On the second floor, due to the setting within the eaves there are areas of restricted head height throughout, which only adds to the character and charm of the property, but care should be taken when moving around the rooms.

Heading outside via the utility room you will find a private hot tub and adjacent patio with furniture, making this property a real stand out choice for family get togethers. There is a large lawn to the rear of the property and a private outlook due to the countryside surrounds. A short car ride of approx 900m, will take you to a shared walled garden adjacent to Minterne House. There is a shared lawn tennis court and heated outdoor pool with changing room, open from April to October, between 10am - 6pm daily, which guests are welcome to use (please refer to the Need To Know for further details). Access to Minterne Gardens is included daily from 10am to 6pm.

Read more Code: 93723

  • 8 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size; 1 super king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into twins on request at the time of booking); 2 doubles; 1 twin; 2 singles (one with a double bed); 1 family room with a double bed, 2 singles and 2 pull out single beds (suitable for children) available on request
  • 5 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC; 1 bathroom with WC; 1 en-suite bathroom with hand-held shower attachment and WC; 1 en-suite shower room with WC; 1 separate shower within the utility room; 1 separate WC downstairs
  • Range-style cooker with electric ovens and hob, microwave, fridge, two dishwashers and De'Longhi coffee machine
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 open fires (logs and firelighters provided)
  • Smart TVs available in the lounge and family bedroom
  • Ample seating for 16 guests around the dining table
  • Further dining table for up to 4 guests in the kitchen
  • Seating for 16 guests in the sitting room
  • Garden laid to lawn, hot tub (please bring hot tub towels), patio, furniture and gas BBQ (gas included)
  • Ample off road parking available
  • Freshly prepared food by a chef can be arranged with the owner - perfect for a dinner party
  • Free daily access to Minterne Gardens between 10am and 6pm - dogs on leads are welcome in the garden
  • Shared access to a lawn tennis court (rackets and balls supplied) within 900m (a short drive away or walk through the estate) 
  • Shared outdoor heated pool within 900m (please bring pool/hot tub towels), with changing room, available from April until the end of October between 10am - 6pm, you will have a designated 2 hour slot each day (varying times) for the pool - times will be confirmed on arrival (a short drive away or walk through the estate)
  • When Lord Digby is in residence, guests are welcome to have a complimentary tour of the house and learn about the history
  • Children must be accompanied when using the facilities
  • Beach 15 miles, shops and pubs 2 miles
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 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 £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £65. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.



Relax in the private hot tub
Shared heated outdoor pool and lawn tennis court within within 900m on Minterne Estate
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Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.


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