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Stunning setting in rural Dorset near the Jurassic coast for 12 people and pets.

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WCs1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, cloakroom, kitchen, snooker room, sitting/dining room

The Shooting Lodge offers the most wonderful, relaxed accommodation and in conjunction with dry fly fishing on the River Frome its position as a holiday location is unrivalled.

Sitting high on the Dorset downs, set in a small coppice containing wild fruits and flowers, commanding spectacular views south towards the coast - this was the setting used by Thomas Hardy in his 'The Three Strangers'.

One mile from the nearest main road makes it remote and rural, but only two hours from London makes it easily accessible.

Bed linen and hand towels are all provided (but please bring your own large beach towels), as well as tea-towels and essential cleaning materials. A small supply of logs are provided, and additional logs can be purchased on request.

The lodge can be let on either a weekly basis, or at certain times of the year from a part week basis (either Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday). Changeover for weekly lets are on a Friday unless otherwise stated.

More Details

Owner
Oliver Pope
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Oliver Pope

The Lodge is owned by the Wrackleford Estate which has been in the hands of the Pope family for over 150 years. It is currently run by Oliver and Katie Pope for the last 10 years and they live on the Estate with their two sons and a daughter.

Oliver Pope purchased this farmhouse in 1990

Why Oliver Pope chose Dorchester

The Lodge is truly an individual property - it is based on an original property dating to around 1880, however was significantly extended in 1990 to create the building that is there today. It has many interested quirks that give it character from its past but has all the modern facilities that you would expect today.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of the rest of the family for a wonderful long weekend in Dorset. The Shooting Lodge was fantastic and some of the best views from any house we have hired before. We were very comfortable and particularly enjoyed the huge open fire.
May 2018
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Dorchester in Stratton

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom for Bedroom 3 Ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom ensuite for Bedroom 4
    Cloakroom - Toilet , In passageway off snooker room
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom for Bedrooms 1 & 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • The property can be expanded to sleep 4 more in 3 extra beds and another small bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bournemouth
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Saxon Arms
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Poole
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Came Down
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Dorchester South
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
M27
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Dorchester
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Weymouth
Car: necessary

The historic Roman town of Dorchester is only 3 miles from this rural property and has all the amenities, shopping and services you would expect.

Weymouth is about 10 miles away and is a traditional seaside resort with everything from sandy beaches to sailing and watersports.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Dorchester, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
£1,786
for 5 nights
£2,500
 
 
Early Spring
22 Feb 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£621
for 3 nights
From
£207
From
£367
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£707
for 3 nights
From
£236
From
£400
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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