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Coastal Manor House In West Dorset Close To The Sea, Bridport And Lyme Regis



Updated: 10-Nov-2016
Manor House in Symondsbury, near Bridport, Dorset, England - Peaceful Location, 20 Minutes Walk To The Beach At Eype Or Westbay, Glorious Countryside

Symondsbury Manor has become increasingly popular over the last twelve years and the majority of our guests come from repeat bookings and previous recommendations. We have attracted a large number of celebrities here for their weekend house parties and the house is particularly suited to people with an interest in the Arts. Peter, the owner, also owns the local theatre which is attracting national interest through its ambitious programming. The house is decorated in an interestingly eclectic and colourful style with a large collection of art, hand printed wallpapers and Designers Guild fabrics. The Manor is ideal for weekend house parties and birthday parties or just for a quiet weekend in the country with friends. The area had become famous as a 'foodie' heaven with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Mark Hix's restaurants in the immediate vicinity. The coast here is now a world heritage site and is great for long walks by the sea.

  • Sleeps 22
  • 11 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

I am writing to thank you for such a wonderful place for our break. All of my friends, my husband David and I, thoroughly enjoyed the whole week. We have managed to get away as a group for the past five years and have always enjoyed the places we've rented. However Symondsbury was absolutely perfect and in a perfect location. We will be back! Lucy Creeton

Just a quick note to thank you for such a lovely weekend at Symondsbury Manor last weekend. The house was beautiful and there was more than enough room for all of us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be returning in the future. Nick Austen

Fantastic weekend yet again (third visit). Love the atmosphere and child friendly environment. Ben
Mar 2011
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Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house with plenty of space for a large group. I booked the house late as the house I had booked was unavailable at the last minute. Jane could not have been more helpful. We all have a lovely weekend as the house had all you could need and the communal areas were spacious and comfortable. My father left behind his kindle and Jane was again very helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend a stay at this beautiful property.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


We are one mile from the coast. There are a number of good beaches, some are sandy and others are small coves, all with good swimming. The large beach at Lyme Regis also has windsurfing facilities and lots of activity centres. The local beaches are very good for families. The beach at Burton Bradstock and the one at Seatown has very good restaurants.


The nearest airport is at Exeter or Bournemouth. Both are forty minutes drive away. Car hire is recommended. The nearest train stations are Dorchester South or Axminster, with lines from London Waterloo.


Nearest town is Bridport, a thriving market town known for its art and antiques quarter and street market. It has a good cinema and two theatres; a thriving art scene; literary festivals, a film festival, food festival and the only hat festival in the UK. Also good sports facilities and swimming pools. Charmouth and Lyme Regis are very close for fossil hunting on the beach. Bournemouth and Exeter are both forty minutes by car and have very good shopping facilities and entertainment centres.

Further Details:

Our village has an excellent shop, cafe and lots of makers' workshops. There are three good supermarkets in the nearby town of Bridport but more importantly many good local butchers, greengrocers, fishmongers etc. The Saturday street market includes lots of local food suppliers. 'Celebrity chefs' are thick on the ground, with restaurants run by Mark Hix and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall close by and Bridport often features on River Cottage TV programme). There is a vintage quarter in Bridport, plus lots of antiques in the Saturday street market.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add £75 per night, per additional guest
23 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2 Jan 2017 - 20 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
21 Mar 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add £75 per night, per additional guest
3 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £75 per night, per additional guest
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add £75 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please visit our website and all the booking details can be found there. Either print ioff our booking form from the website or we can post or email it to you. Return of the form, together with a deposit for one third of the total cost of your stay, secures your booking.

Changeover Day:
Usually arrivals are on Fridays but they can be flexible.
£150 Per person for the weekend please enquire for details)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 10-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • chateau / country house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 170 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Four of the double bedrooms are en-suite, one twin room is en suite, and then there are an additional four bathrooms.


  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Bedroom 9
  • Bedroom 10
  • Bedroom 11
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 22 (plus 2) in 11 Bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Six double bedrooms with ornate or four poster beds, all large. Five twin bedrooms (but they can be joined to make doubles). One bedroom on ground floor for easy access to garden.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The Manor has plenty of space for children to have fun and for adults to enjoy one another's company in a relaxing ambience. The huge garden can be used for croquet and also has a permanent barbecue. A most attractive kitchen provides room for lots of people to cook together and a huge dining table seats everyone comfortably. The Manor House itself is a mixture of styles dating back to the sixteenth century. It is in a lovely position behind the village church and a 2 minute walk to a thatched pub with roaring fires, local ales and home cooked food. There is an air of relaxation and calm about Symondsbury which has endeared it to our many repeat visitors.The house has featured on television and film, and many actors and celebrities have come back to stay with friends here. The Manor has a unique charm. Outside: A front garden large enough for weddings and a big marquee and for croquet. A very large rockery and sun terrace facing south. A permanent barbecue. An outside table and benches and various Lloyd Loom type basket chairs. At the rear of the property there is a wild garden with a small orchard, vegetables and chickens. Utility Room: All crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchen cooking equipment is provided. Saucepans, casserole dishes, trays, coffee and tea making equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is provided and the house is cleaned and all beds are changed and prepared between each visit. Towels are not provided. Other: The rooms are all very attractive and colourfully furnished in interesting style.

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