Symondsbury Manor

Bridport, Dorset

Special Offers

Two night winter weekends now available with 15% discount!

Two nights commencing Friday 3rd November or Friday 1st December 2017...

New Year: 6 nights commencing Friday 29th December - £6,500.

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Behind Symondsbury Manor’s mellow stone walls and mullioned windows lies a surprising discovery: a fresh, creative interior full of colour and playful charm. The atmosphere of this special place always makes for a great house party.

Up to 22 friends and family can spread across 11 bedrooms, sleeping in plump beds under white linen. Light streams into the huge open-plan living space where everyone can gather comfortably together to eat, drink and generally celebrate.

Throughout the house, there are interesting pictures, books, vintage furniture and hand printed wallpapers at every turn. Outside, there’s a couple of acres or more of gardens and orchard to explore, with chandeliers in trees and a croquet set to unpack. Beyond the old stone garden walls is the picture perfect thatched village of Symondsbury, with welcoming pub, shop and café.

Travel just a mile and you meet the sea. Along this stretch of the Dorset Jurassic coast, there are spectacular walks along cliff tops and beaches, plus fossil hunting too. A mile in the other direction takes you to bustling Bridport, famed for its street market of antiques, artisanal craft and local produce. The location of this magical house could not be more perfect.

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.

Property details

  • Sleeps: 22
  • Bedrooms: 11
  • Beach nearby: Yes
  • Satellite TV: Yes
  • Internet access: Yes
  • Open fire: Yes
  • Catering: Yes
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Disabled access: Yes
  • Hen parties: Yes
  • Child friendly: Yes
  • Wedding Venues: Yes
  • Party Houses: Yes
  • Corporate: Yes
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