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Stunning Country House, sleeps 24, in North Dorset, England

Bedrooms 10
Space 8,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms & set in glorious Dorset countryside, 30 mins from Stonehenge


PRICE REDUCTIONS ON ALL MIDWEEK RENTALS - please enquire for more info.

CHAFFEYMOOR GRANGE is a beautiful stone manor house dating from the 17th century set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens. Completely refurbished to provide a warm & welcoming home - full of original features but with contemporary furnishings & modern technology. Owned and managed by The Elvidge family, Chaffeymoor Grange is perfect for a weekend house party, an extended family gathering or a birthday celebration. Licensed for civil marriages, it is also a unique venue for your country wedding. Full catering available if required, along with a wide array of activities & entertainments. Tennis court, croquet lawn, pool table & table tennis. Also available is a 1 bedroom coach house, sleeping 4. Close to Stourhead House & Gardens, Longleat Safari Park and the market towns of Bruton, Sherborne & Shaftesbury.

RECENT REVIEWS - have a look at our reviews on Trip Advisor and Facebook!

Plenty more info on our website: chaffeymoorgrange.com

More Details

Lindsay Elvidge
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018

About Lindsay Elvidge

Looking to escape the home counties and move to the country, we bought Chaffeymoor Grange in 2005. A complete refurb. followed with the aim of providing top quality self catered accommodation for large groups. We opened for business in 2007 and have enjoyed welcoming hundreds of families and groups to our home since then.

Lindsay Elvidge purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Lindsay Elvidge chose Wincanton

Far enough west to feel like proper countryside but not so far as to feel completely cut off, Dorset ticks all the boxes! We love the beautiful rolling hills, green fields and uninterrupted views. And there's never any traffic!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Many houses can sleep 24, but not all in such comfort! The house is warm, welcoming and homely, yet with ample space for everyone. Children especially love the space and freedom of the gardens. We are surrounded by beautiful countryside and lots of lovely walks, including a cross-country walk to the local pub. Why not treat yourselves to a celebratory meal one night, prepared and served by our renowned local caterers?

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘Booked for my husband’s 40th birthday. What a fantastic house, truly has the ‘wow’ factor and loved every minute of our weekend stay. All the amenities you could ask for, rooms all superb. Will definitely recommend to others and would love to come back.’

‘What a very special place. Your organisation is second to none. A wonderful venue for a House Party. Thanks for making us feel so welcome.’

‘What a wonderful weekend, spent in such an idyllic setting. Absolutely beautiful house – the rooms were lovely, comfy beds and beautiful views over the countryside. A great place for all ages.’

‘When are we coming back?! Lovely weekend in a beautiful house – best results from an internet search I have ever had. Thank you’

‘The best weekend ever! A fantastic house & venue for a 50th birthday celebration. Children & adults had a wonderful time – can’t wait to find an excuse to come back!’
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Wincanton in North Dorset District

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 24 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 9 bathrooms, of which 6 are ensuite. All have w.c & basin. 6 have full height power showers, 8 have baths (including 2 with roll-top baths). Coach House has bath with shower, w.c & basin.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be split into twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be split into twins
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be split into twins
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 4 poster
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be split into twins
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 10 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 24 (10 Bedrooms) Additional Coach House also available sleeping 2+2 Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 - King Dbl, Bed 2 - Superking Dbl or Twin, Bed 3 - Superking Dbl or Twin, Bed 4 - King Dbl, Bed 5 - Superking Dbl or Twin, Bed 6 - 4 poster King Dbl, Bed 7 - Dbl, Bed 8 - Superking Dbl or Twin, Bed 9 - Dble, Bed 10 - 2 twins. Coach Hse - King Dbl
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Also available, 1 bed coach house, sleeps 2 + 2, with bathroom, kitchen & living room. Can only be rented in addition to the main house. Outside: 5 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens surround the house. Benefitting from a southerly aspect there is a large paved terrace (garden tables & chairs for 20, large gas BBQ), ornamental pond, croquet lawn, small lake with its own island & rowing boat, tennis court, 5-aside football pitch, table tennis, woodland area, orchard & vineyard. We have loads of garden games & provide all rackets, balls etc. Utility Room: 2 additional fridges, additional dishwasher, additional oven, hot cupboard, sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen & towels included, along with guest toiletries in the bathrooms. Fires are laid and ready to light. All heating & firewood included. Housekeeping arranged if required. Other: Dining Room with large table seating 24. Morning Room with french Doors opening onto the terrace. Games Room with pool table Breakfast Room adjacent to kitchen


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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Jurassic Coast
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We are always happy to help organise activities - archery and duck herding are favourites and we regularly organise wine tasting, treasure hunts, murder mysteries, fitness boot camps, dancing lessons & cookery/floristry demonstrations. Treat yourselves with a massage, facial or manicure from our visiting beauticians. Off-site options include clay shooting, go-karting and off roading.


Approx. 1 hour by car to the beautiful Jurassic Coastline - Lyme Regis, West Bay, Bournemouth, Sandbanks, Studland and Weymouth.


Approx. 1 hr from Bristol, Southampton & Exeter airports.

Approx. 2 hrs by train from London Waterloo to Gillingham or London Paddington to Castle Cary.

Approx. 2 hrs drive from London, 1 hr from Bristol, 1 hr from Exeter.


Situated on the edge of the village of Bourton, 3 miles from Gillingham and Wincanton. Approx. 40 mins from Bath. Close to the historic market towns of Sherborne and Shaftesbury.

Further Details:

Close to Wincanton Racecourse, Longleat Safari Park and Stonehenge.

Plenty of lovely local pubs and restaurants serving locally sourced food.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Pet Fee £20
Tax Rate 20.0%

Changeover Day:
Usually Fridays but short breaks offered throughout the year with flexible start dates.

Notes on prices:
Last minute discounts often available - please enquire for further information.
Minimum 3 night rental, unless last minute or out of season.
Please check our website for full Rates card

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.