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Beautful Georgian Manor House With Tennis Court And Beautiful Surroundings

Bedrooms 9
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

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!

Tabitha Schofield
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

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 Dorset

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

We would just like to say on behalf of our family who we stayed with that we had the most wonderful time.Such a beautiful house with so much character and welcoming from the moment we arrived.We booked the house to celebrate an 80th birthday and wow we were not disappointed.All in all we would recommend and we will return next year .thankyou Tabitha and Harry.
Oct 2016
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


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: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Sep 6, 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: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Not Luxury Accommodation

  • 1 of 5

This property is advertised and priced as luxury accommodation sleeping up to 22 people, with 9 bedrooms. This is difficult when it only has 5 bedrooms on the 1st floor. You will notice that no floor plan is provided for the second floor because this attic has been converted into 3 further bedrooms with no privacy between the rooms and one only being accessible by walking through another and the second having access through a rough loft area. The most pleasant room on the ground floor has to be converted into the 9th bedroom. Everybody staying here has to share one shower! Furnishings have suffered a long rental life and kitchen white goods were very tired/not working properly.

Garden and view of the house is very pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have worked hard to give an accurate and clear description of all bedrooms and bathrooms under the facilities section of our listing and are happy that it is a true representation of the layout we have at The Manor House. We are also clear that to take capacity up to 22 people the small sitting room on the ground floor will be converted to a bedroom. The attic is spacious and well decorated throughout and every bedroom has doors to maintain privacy. Aside from the bathroom with a shower both bath tubs have shower attachments. We check the condition and working order of all furnishings and equipment upon changeover and update and replace when necessary. We will always respond to a guest in the first instance if any issues are reported to us during their stay that needed our immediate attention.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Feb - March
21 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 May 2017 - 18 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early summer
3 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
28 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
late summer
5 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct half term
28 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festive season
1 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas week
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year Week
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Please contact the owner directly to confirm booking and arrange payment

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Dorchester in West Country

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
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 ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • 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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