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The Old Manor House

Puddletown, Dorset (Ref. 1034725)

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  • Sleeps 24

  • Bedrooms 9

  • Bathrooms 9

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 24

  • Bedrooms 9

  • Bathrooms 9

  • Pets Yes

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The property

Situated in the quaint village of Puddletown, The Old Manor House is a beautiful stately home accommodating 18-24 guests.

This beautiful manor house has 9 spacious bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and offers extra flexibility with 6 portable day beds.

Head through two striking black iron gates onto the large sweeping driveway with its grand turning circle positioned in front of the house.

This impressive accommodation has 6 reception rooms including a Drawing Room and a Study as well as a Games Room and a Gym.

9 glorious acres of grounds surround the house with extensive lawn, terraces, a grass tennis court, rose gardens, woodlands and a Hot Tub.

Inside is grandly decorated with rich furnishings including wood panelled walls and large feature fireplaces.

The superb staircase is simply stunning and the route to the first floor is lined with wonderful portrait paintings.

The Old Manor House is the perfect choice for big group holidays.

This secluded countryside setting is all you need to relax and recharge.

This part of Dorset would have been well known by Thomas Hardy who would have been familiar with the house as well as the village, of which features in his book ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’.

Although recent upgrades have been made to ensure it is up to the modern standard, its historic beauty is still very much retained.

Puddletown is a small, quiet village that somehow seems to preserve a magical sense of times past.

Formerly called Piddletown, for being close to the River Piddle, legend has it that Queen Victoria insisted the name was changed.

The village is an attractive mish-mash of thatched and slate roofs with a very well-preserved old church that boasts a Norman frontage and a 17th century gallery.

Just a few minutes’ walk is The Blue Vinny public house.

It has a family friendly atmosphere and serves locally sourced home cooked food and real ales.

There is also a local shop nearby for all your essentials.

Easily accessible footpaths can be picked up from within the village and Puddletown Forest is a wonderful spot for walkers, dog walkers and cyclists offering well marked paths lined with tall trees and conifers.

You can experience some wonderful views across the Purbeck from higher up.

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are iconic landmarks along the Jurassic Coast and are only a short 20-minute drive away.

Revel in amazing views as far as the Isle of Portland as the South West Coast Path snakes along the edge of the limestone cliffs.The white pebble beach has clear shallow waters revealing wonderful rock pools and marine life to explore.

Family attractions such as the Dinosaur Museum and the Tutankhamun Exhibition can be found in Dorchester, only a 4 mile drive.

Dorchester is a vibrant town full of character and in the popular Brewery Square you will find a number of leading chain restaurants and independent eateries to choose from.

The alfresco setting brings a Covent Garden feel and provides the perfect location to watch the world go by.

Alongside the wonderful food there is also a multiscreen cinema and a parade of shops.

Delightful Dorset is a charming county to spend holidaying with family and friends and The Old Manor House is the picture perfect country house ready to be made your home away from home.


  • First floor; Drawing room, Snug room
  • Master bedroom: 1 x super-king with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bedroom 2: 1 x super-king with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Bedroom 3: 1 x super-king with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bedroom 4: 1 x super-king with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Bedroom 5: 1 x super-king (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Bedroom 6: 1 x super-king (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bedroom 7: 1 x super-king (zip/link can be twin on request) with bathroom next door with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor; Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Kitchen, Caterers kitchen, Utility, Dining room, Breakfast room, Morning room, Study, Function room
  • Bedroom 8: 1 x super-king with bathroom opposite with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Bedroom 9: 1 x super-king with shower room opposite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Lower level; Gym; fully equipped with treadmill, rowing machine, bike and weights, Games Room; pool table/tennis table and table football.
  • Central heating throughout
  • Large gas AGA
  • Fridge-freezers, ice dispenser, wine cooler, dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryer
  • TV with Freeview in every bedroom as well as Sky TV in the Study, Kitchen and Snug Room
  • 6 additional daybeds for extra flexibility
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Sweeping driveway providing ample private parking
  • 9 acre grounds including extensive lawns, grass tennis court, rose garden, kitchen garden, paddock and woodland
  • The terrace has tables and chairs and a gas BBQ
  • Hot Tub
  • One dog welcome - only permitted on the ground floor
  • No smoking
  • Pub and shop only a few minutes’ walk

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

About the location


Dorchester 4 miles.

The friendly village of Puddletown is found beside the quaintly-named River Piddle, 4 miles east of the county town of Dorchester. Famously named Weatherbury by Thomas Hardy in his novels Far From The Madding Crowd, and Under The Greenwood Tree, Puddletown was in fact home to the Hardy family, and his parents are buried in the churchyard. The village is served by a well-stocked shop, whilst the pub serves good food and local ales. The countryside around Puddletown abounds in lovely walks and is dotted with pretty villages, including Tolpuddle, most well known for the origin of the Trade Union movement. Close by, Athelhampton House and Kingston Maurward House and gardens are well worth a visit. Just a short drive takes you to the scenic Jurassic coast, offering sandy beaches at Weymouth, rugged Portland and stunning walks along the coastal path. Puddletown makes a lovely Dorset village base from which to explore this most beautiful area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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