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The accommodation is set within a wing of the historic Minterne House
Enjoy using the shared outdoor pool and lawn tennis court
Relax in the sitting room
Enjoy leisurely meals
Shared pool and lawn tennis court
Access included to Minterne Gardens
Enjoy beautiful walks in the grounds of the estate
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Minterne House Apartment

Minterne Magna, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Family friendly
Tennis Court
Apartment
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set within the historic Minterne House with daily access to the 27-acre gardens
  • Enjoy using the shared outdoor pool and lawn tennis court
  • Freshly prepared food by a brilliant chef can be arranged with the owner, perfect for a dinner party
Property code: 88100

Stay in a wing of this striking country house, with daily access included to spectacular Himalayan gardens, a shared pool and a tennis court. A truly unique choice and ideal for a relaxing break.

Many visitors head to the historic village of Minterne Magna to explore the stunning Minterne Gardens, which host a wide range of flowering plants and are set in a beautiful Himalayan valley, surrounded by verdant countryside. In the spring, daffodils, bluebells, primulas, and ornamental cherries bloom under the canopy of trees, and the gardens are also home to a notable collection of rhododendrons. The nearby village of Cerne Abbas (2.5 miles) has local amenities as well as a famous giant carved into the hillside. Within 10 miles is the county town of Dorchester, which has a traditional high street, cinemas and museums, and pretty Sherborne where there are two castles, a striking abbey and many boutique shops and eateries.

Set within a wing of the impressive Minterne House, a shared entrance hallway gives access to the stairs which lead to the private door of this first-floor apartment. Once inside, you are met with a second staircase that rises to a spacious hallway, with all the rooms leading from it. There is a kitchen equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer, plus space to dine. The lounge offers relaxed seating and a Smart TV and DVD with a selection of films, and a record player and Amazon Alexa to dance along to. There are four bedrooms to choose from, three of which are king-size zip-and-links (which can be that can be arranged as 2’6” twin beds on request), and the fourth is a twin zip-and-link (which can be arranged as a super-king-size on request). There is a bathroom with bath and WC, and a spacious shower room with shower and WC. Within the shower room is a useful utility area with a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Although there is no dedicated outside space for the apartment, guests have free daily access to the surrounding Minterne Gardens between 10am and 6pm. You can also enjoy shared access to a lawn tennis court (rackets and balls supplied) and outdoor heated pool (please bring pool towels), with changing room, from April to October – 10am to 12noon and 4pm to 6pm daily. Each property will have a designated 2-hour slot each day (varying times) for the pool, with sole use of the pool - times will be displayed in the apartment on arrival. Parking for four cars is available in a shared area, adjacent to the property.

  • 4 bedrooms – 3 king-size zip-and-link (can be arranged as 2’6” twin beds on request), and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be arranged as a super-king-size on request)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath and WC, and 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • Utility area within the shower room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV and DVD (plus selections of films), and record player in lounge
  • Amazon Alexa which can connect to the record player
  • Free daily access to Minterne Gardens between 10am and 6pm
  • Freshly prepared food by a chef can be arranged with the owner, perfect for a dinner party
  • Shared access to a lawn tennis court (rackets and balls supplied)
  • Shared outdoor heated pool (please bring pool towels), with changing room, from April until the end of October, between 10am-12noon and 4pm-6pm daily. Each property will have a designated 2-hour slot each day (varying times) for the pool, with sole use of the pool - times will be displayed in the apartment on arrival
  • Children must be accompanied when using the facilities
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars is available in an adjacent shared area
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles, beach 15 miles
  • Please note: Shared estate can be booked with properties 87050 and 87379
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

The accommodation is set within a wing of the historic Minterne House
Enjoy using the shared outdoor pool and lawn tennis court
Relax in the sitting room
Enjoy leisurely meals
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Location

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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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