Rent a beautiful manor house on the glorious Dorset coast
Welcome to beautiful Symondsbury Manor in the heart of rural Dorset.
Symondsbury Manor is a historic manor house standing in two and a half acres of garden in the heart of a picturesque village of thatched cottages. The house offers comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to 22 (plus 2) people and is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday or to gather with friends and family to celebrate a special occasion such as a landmark birthday or family reunion.
Staying at Symondsbury is a delightful and unique experience. The life size zebra in the garden gives you a hint on your arrival of the relaxed, playful style hidden inside this traditional Tudor manor. The house contains a large number of paintings collected over many years by the owner, Peter, who is himself a painter. He has mixed colourful, contemporary furnishings with traditional pieces to create an environment which guests find provides the space, history and grandeur of country house living without the formality.
The Manor has been visited and appreciated by a host of famous guests both past and present from Thomas Hardy in 1883 to, more recently, Sir Mick Jagger’s family, Simon Callow, Sir Richard Eyre, Lee Mack, Count Arthur Strong, PJ Harvey, Jerry Hall, Boy George, Daisy Lowe, Vanessa Kirby, Douglas Booth, and many others.
Our ballroom is regularly used for events by special interest groups such as literary suppers, writers retreats, charity balls, conferences, rehearsals, performances and arts and crafts groups.
Symondsbury is one mile from the bustling and busy market town of Bridport and one mile from the sea. Surrounded by beautiful coastlines and countryside, famous for its geology and fossil finds, the area has now been awarded World Heritage Site status.
Home of ‘Broadchurch’
Symondsbury Manor is but a stones throw from the many locations featured in the popular TV series, Broadchurch. The iconic cliffs at West Bay are no more than a 10 minute drive away, as are the harbour and many of the other landmarks that have become recognisable features in the drama.
With Series 3 coming up, we are excited that ‘Broadchurch’ fans can have the complete experience by staying here at the Manor.