Symondsbury Manor is a unique and comfortable place to holiday in Dorset, bring your friends – there’s accommodation for 23 guests
Pushing open the oak door, inside the Manor you’ll find a log fire, a huge Aga, twelve comfortable and uniquely furnished bedrooms sleeping up to 23 people, plus art and interesting furniture throughout the house. The dining table, complete with candelabra, comfortably seats every guest, making it perfect for celebratory dinners. The sitting room has plenty of squashy sofas, a wood burning stove for winter months and French windows opening onto a terrace with views over the lawns. There is a table tennis table for indoor and outdoor use – perfect for family tournaments!
The bedrooms consist of seven double rooms and four twins of which three are en-suite and one single room. There are five bathrooms.
The accommodation is spread over three floors, joined with short flights of stairs. There is a bedroom and bathroom off the kitchen which provides level access, although there are some steps into the Manor. On the next floor, the sixty feet long combined dining room and sitting room leads off to the bedrooms and bathrooms. Under the eaves on the attic floor is a large ‘family’ bedroom with one double bed and two single beds, leading to a double room with an en-suite bathroom.
The large kitchen has a pantry with fridges and freezers, a four oven Aga, a gas hob and microwave. There is a dishwasher and washing machine, and a central table and chairs for communal cooking.
There is a magnificent 18th century panelled room which can be used by prior arrangement.
Outside there are garden chairs dotted around for lounging on long summer afternoons, a barbeque and garden furniture for al fresco eating plus a croquet set to complete the scene. Children have lots of space to explore and play: there’s a small orchard, a wild area and our chickens to discover.