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The Old Rectory

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11 Bedrooms , 9 Bathrooms , Sleeps 30
Bridport, Dorset, England
The Old Rectory is a very fine Georgian grade II*country house. It is set in grounds of about one and a half acres with large lawns and flower gardens to the east and south. Beyond the gardens is a beautiful valley with views to the sea cliffs and downland. The decor of the house is in keeping with its period and we have tried to marry comfort with the atmosphere of a traditional country rectory. The building lends itself to weekend houseparties in a genuine and unspoilt Dorset village. Both William Barnes and Thomas Hardy were regular visitors to Symondsbury and we like to feel that they would be pleased to see how familiar the house has remained. The house has most of its original features including flagstone floors, open fireplaces, oak and pine floorboards, baize door coverings and a fine central staircase ascending through three floo... Read more
Listing #HL140994
About the Owner
Phil L
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:October 2010
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We had our wedding ceremony in Bridport town, and spent the night before and the night of the wedding celebrating at the old rectory with most of our 30 guests. The house was so beautiful that we didn't need to spend much time adding decorations....More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Caragh M
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We searched county wide for the perfect house to celebrate my birthday. Dining room to sit all at one table a lounge where everyone could be together and enough bedrooms and bathrooms for adults not to have to share. We found it here at this...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank eatdrinkstay
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Reviewed April 11, 2016

Despite having live in Dorset for a long time I had never been to Symondsbury and had no idea what a lovely village it is. The Old Rectory must be the jewel in the crown there and we were delighted to stay in such a...More

Date of stay: April 2016
1  Thank Laura M
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (24)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(8)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (4)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (22)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (3)
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Sofa Beds:(4)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Being a large country house, the very spacious accommodation comprises eleven double bedrooms; four with super king size six-feet wide 'boat beds', one with king size four-poster, three antique standard doubles and three twin-bedded rooms, two en-suites, two bathrooms, and three shower rooms. Three of the bedrooms have wash handbasins.

Combined, the bedrooms can accommodate up to twenty six guests (or more if you wish to bring travel cots and/or blow up beds). If there are more than 22 of you we can arrange for the extra futon/single beds to be readied. There are also a number of good local Hotels and Bed and Breakfast facilities nearby, and in the village, if you want to have a larger party than can be accommodated at the house.

There is a very large drawing room with grand pi...
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    2 Full baths
    3 Showers
    4 Attached (ensuite)
    8 Fulls
    4 Sofas
    6 Twins
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About the neighborhood
Bridport, the nearest town, is a mile and a half away and has large street markets twice a week, selling fruit and vegetables, antiques and bric-a-brac.

Activities in the local area include walking, horse riding, go-karting, paint balling, hang gliding, golf/pitch and putt and sailing/fishing to name a few.

There is a wide choice of restaurants and good pubs including one in Symondsbury only 100 metres from the house.
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How to get there
Railway: Dorchester: 12.4 mi
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.2 mi.
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