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

Bedrooms 11
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

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.

Peter Hitchin
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for your hospitality last weekend. We had a great time at the house, which exceeded our expectations.
Jan 2017
  • 1 of 3


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Bridport in West Country

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • 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
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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
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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