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Beautful Georgian Manor House With Tennis Court And Beautiful Surroundings

Bedrooms 9
Separate WCs1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Manor House in Moreton, Dorchester, Dorset, England - Magical Setting Deep In The Countryside, Beautiful Country Manor House With Original Features

The Manor House is located on the historic Moreton Estate in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside surrounded by woodland and parkland. It is a ten minute drive to Lulworth Cove and the Jurassic Coast - England's first natural World Heritage Site. Moreton train station is a mile away with direct links in to London or it is a two and a half hour drive away. The Manor House has luxury accommodation for sixteen to twenty people, open fires, Aga or private chef by arrangement. The house is fully equipped with plentiful entertainment and comfort. There is ample space for relaxing and entertaining with friends and family to celebrate any special occasion such as a landmark birthday, family reunion or wedding reception. Outside there is a large garden and tennis court with beautiful views. Locally there is the opportunity for horse riding, fantastic cycling trails, game shooting, kayaking and a peaceful spot of the River Frome for paddling!

Please contact us directly at to discuss your booking and requirements further.

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Tabitha Schofield
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Tabitha Schofield

The owners have lived in the village of Moreton for six years, when the opportunity of the Manor House came up it was impossible to resist it's charm and potential as a wonderful place for a holiday or celebration. After spending many years staying in similar properties with their children and friends they have used their knowledge and a keen eye for detail to make the Manor a comfortable and inviting place to stay.

They live in a cottage in the village with their two young children and puppy, and keep chickens who provide the fresh eggs in the welcome hamper. They have both grown up in Dorset so have a lot of useful information about the local area should guests need it.

Why Tabitha Schofield chose Purbeck District

Moreton is a picturesque Dorset village, we love to do the quick walk to the ford for a paddle and a picnic before walking through Moreton Forest spotting wild life and grazing cattle. There is a beautiful church with window engravings by Whistler, Laurence of Arabia is buried in the cemetery which attracts interest from visitors from around the world.

We have an award winning tea rooms which serves the most delicious food and cream teas, dogs are welcome!

There are many beautiful walks and views of the Obelisk deep in the wood.

Dorchester and Wareham are easily accessible and have good shops and farmers markets.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The Manor House is very spacious and is a great place to gather with friends, the reception rooms are very generous in size and there is a place for everyone to enjoy themselves. The tennis court has great views and the garden is enormous with lots of space to play and have fun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for letting us stay - the surprise went really well and we all had a lovely weekend in your beautiful home.
Dec 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Purbeck District in Dorset

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Various additional booking options available, please contact us for more information and check availability.
  • Various mixed groups accepted, please contact us directly for more information.
Location Type:
  • river
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs W/C Two First Floor Bathrooms with under-floor Marble Heating - One with double Rain shower and the other with a bath. Master suite has a lovely slipper bath with shower attachment and great views! Family bedroom with large basin on first floor.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Large Double Bed , can convert small sitting room in to twin / double
    Bedroom 6 - Attic Room
    Bedroom 7 - Attic Room
    Bedroom 8 - Attic Room
    Bedroom 4 - Slipper bath in bedroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 22 max (9 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The Master Suite with SuperKing Fourposter Bed and it's own Slipper Bath Three further Kingsize rooms Large Twin / superking Room Three Attic Rooms (one inter connected) with flexible sleeping capacity up to 10, head room 6ft. Morning room can be converted to bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Outside: Beautiful lawned garden with extensive views across rolling Dorset fields. Tennis court, Croquet Lawn, Table tennis barn, Barbecue. 10 minute walk from the beautiful Ford at Moreton with plenty walks to be discovered in the forest. 10 min drive from beautiful Dorset beaches, Utility Room: Large scullery equipped with farmhouse sink, tumble dryer, dishwasher, washing machine, airing rack and plenty of space for wellies and coats (and wet dogs!) also back stairs and access to first floor. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh bed linen provided with fluffy white towels. Cot bedding not provided. The Manor is cleaned on a weekly basis and we can provide a private chef upon request. Other: The dining hall has a huge banqueting table to seat 20, or ample space to hold a party. Beautiful artwork and access to all further reception rooms. The playroom has a pool table, Piano, large flatscreen tv, games and a large comfortable sofa.


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average rating of 4.6 based on 32 reviews

Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place for a family get together. The house has a wonderful 'feel', we all, both young and not so young, loved it. The large spaces meant that we could all hang out together, something that is really important to us. The kitchen was well equipped and gorgeously homely, the games room saw some competition, the sitting room was perfect for a yoga session and the drawing room was great for watching and shouting at the rugby! The grounds are stunning and were enjoyed by all, including the dogs. We made lots of happy memories together.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful venue for our wedding

  • 5 of 5

We hired The Manor House at Moreton for a week in June and it was absolutely brilliant - the house is gorgeous and the lawn was a perfect place to put up a marquee and host our wedding!

The house had everything we could possibly need to enjoy ourselves and Tabitha was incredibly helpful, assisting with requests for extra towels, ladders and a nearby field for cars! We loved every single moment!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and chic Manor House, I wanted to stay!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property with so much going for it. The owners have managed to achieve that difficult thing where it's been decorated to be stunning and country and chic, yet quirky, simple and oh so livable in. I adored the relaxed at home feeling, I could have happily stayed there forever!

Communication in the run up to the stay was regular and professional, with my endless questions (we had a mix of family types staying) being answered quickly, with great flexibility offered.

Everything within the property worked, it was clean and prettily presented, with all the kitchenware and bedding we needed. A supply of cooking staples like tea, coffee and sugar and salt and pepper etc. would be my only recommendation here.

The site had so much to offer with the gardens and tea rooms, the tennis court and open spaces and bbq's. The house itself is spacious and fun to explore, with a piano, games and a pool table. The children were in their element. So close to the seaside too, just a perfect spot.

We had a wonderful stay, a beautiful yet homely spot, with excellent customer service from start to finish from the owners. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay, a warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

We hired the stunning Moreton Manor for our wedding. The countryside views are breath- taking and Harry and Tabitha just couldn't do enough to ensure our weekend was everything we hoped and more.

There were 20 family and friends staying at the manor and, despite the large number there was plenty of room to accommodate us.

The games room went down well with the children and adults alike. The kitchen was stunning and what a treat to cook on an Aga.

There was plenty of crockery and utensils in the kitchen and the living room was comfortable with Sky TV and wonderful local paintings adorning the walls. The fresh flowers were a lovely touch.

Everyone had a comfortable nights sleep and there was plenty of hot water for us all to shower or bath.

Harry and Tabitha were on hand to direct the marquee company etc and ensured that myself and husband had no additional worries.

We would most certainly recommend Moreton Manor to anyone wishing to spend quality time together in a large group. You can even bring the family dog!

Thank you for a superb weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning property with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

We were reccomended the Manor House through our friends who had stayed the previous year and were delighted to be able to book it for my partners birthday. Large enough to fit all of us and our extended family and still feel roomy and all at a very reasonable price!

I found everything was accurately described and Tabitha, the owner, was always friendly and helpful with suggesting good paces to eat and things to do in the local area.

The property was clean and had everything you would need for a home away from home feel and anything that you didnt have, you only need email and ask.

I would absolutely reccomend the Manor House and we are even currently re-booking for next summer for a longer stay as Moreton really is a stunning place.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An enchanting stay

  • 5 of 5

The helpfulness of the owners in all our enquiries were exemplary.

On arrival we were greeted with such cheerfulness by the owner - who could not have been more agreeable.

The Manor House was all, if not more than we had hoped for, crisp and clean, wild flowers arranged in pretty little pots in the bedrooms, comfortable, large rooms with everything one needs for a stay away, plenty of equipment thoughout the house, (loved the pantry) the games room, indoors and in the stable provided endless entertainment. The grounds were a country haven for wandering, playing croquette, tennis, or just sitting with a glass of wine.

The added attraction of the walled garden next door, with its beautifully kept flora and fauna and the Dove Cote café for a scrumptious coffee and home made cake....

We had a perfect time with all the family and our guest, enjoying stylish country living, even the canines members of the party were relaxed. We would recommend this to lovers of the country for a special place to stay. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Horse riding along Studland beach, Fly fishing on the River Frome for experts or lessons for amateurs. Game shooting, simulated game shooting and Archery. Chartered Sea Fishing from Weymouth Harbour, Coasteering along the Jurassic coast.

All can be organised upon request.


Lulworth Bay, Kimmeridge Bay, Ringstead Bay, Durdle Door all within a 10 min drive


2.5hrs from London by car or train to Moreton station.

Further Details:

Village shop 2 miles away, Dorchester 11 miles away with great shops, Waitrose, Cook etc. Odeon cinema and Ice skating at Christmas also in Dorchester.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner directly. Special offers for week long stays and mid week breaks available all year round.

Changeover Day:
Friday mainly - flexibility upon request.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks available please contact to confirm available dates and current pricing offers.

Please contact us directly for prices other than those specified.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.