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Charming property set alongside the outdoor pool and lawn tennis court
Nestled within old characterful walls on the grounds of Minterne House
Ideal bolthole for couples
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Watch your favourite TV programme or listen to a record on the record player
Open plan living
Head upstairs to the spacious bedroom
Views from the bedroom
Wet room on the ground floor
Charming property set alongside the outdoor pool and lawn tennis court
Perfect spot for al fresco dining on the patio
Enjoy a morning coffee while looking out to the shared lawn tennis court and pool
Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool (open from April to October)
Guests have access to the 27-acre Minterne gardens included
Explore the stunning Himalayan gardens within the grounds
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The Pool House

Minterne Magna, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Romantic
Tennis Court
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Charming property set alongside the outdoor pool and lawn tennis court within old characterful walls
  • Ideal for a couple, this charming property has plenty of space to relax in and a warming wood burner
  • Set within the grounds of Minterne House with access to the 27-acre Minterne Gardens included
Property code: 87379

The perfect bolthole for a couple, this characterful property is part of a country estate with beautiful gardens. With the use of an outdoor pool and tennis court, it’s a great choice for a relaxing break.

Visitors to the historic village of Minterne Magna will delight in exploring the stunning Minterne Gardens, which host a wide range of flowering plants, set in a beautiful Himalayan valley surrounded by rolling Dorset countryside. Home to a notable collection of rhododendrons, the garden is of particular merit in the spring with daffodils, bluebells, primulas, and ornamental cherries blooming under the canopy of trees. Visit the famous hillside giant in the nearby village of Cerne Abbas (2 miles), where you will also find local amenities. 10 miles away is the county town of Dorchester, which has a bustling high street, cinemas and museums. Charming Sherborne is also within 10 miles and has two castles and a striking abbey. This property forms part of the Minterne Estate and sits within an idyllic walled garden, which is accessed on foot.

A private entrance gives access to the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. This characterful room has a fireplace fitted with a wood burner, Smart TV, DVD player, Record player, radio and Amazon Alexa, a lovely space to relax and to dine just opposite. The kitchen is set to the right of the room and has a gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Just next door is a wet room with a shower and WC. Winding cottage-style stairs rise to the first floor and a mezzanine style bedroom which is set into the eaves. This spacious room has a super-king-size bed and lovely views, making it a wonderful space for two.

Heading outside you will find a terrace, coal BBQ (coal fully stocked for your stay) with furniture and privacy screening. Beyond this, there is a shared walled garden with a lawn tennis court and a heated outdoor pool with a changing room. The pool is open from April to October, with access permitted between 10 am and 6 pm daily and access is private for Pool House guests between 12 noon and 4 pm). Access to Minterne Gardens is included, daily from 10 am to 6 pm. There is ample off-road parking, within a shared yard approx. 20m from the property.

 

 

 

  • 1 bedroom - super-king-size
  • 1 wet room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Welcome hamper included with locally sourced products
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner (all logs provided)
  • Smart TV available in the lounge and DVD player,  Amazon Alexa which can connect to the record player and radio, selection DVDs, record player with selection of records
  • Pool towels supplied
  • Bathrobes are provided
  • Terrace with furniture and coal BBQ (coal provided)
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Freshly prepared food by a brilliant chef can be arranged with the owner
  • Free daily access to Minterne Gardens between 10 am and 6 pm - dogs on leads are welcome in the garden
  • Tennis racquets and balls provided
  • Shared outdoor heated pool (please bring pool towels), with changing room, from April to October, between 10am - 12 noon 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 cottage on arrival 
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead when in the main gardens
  • Beach 15 miles, shops and pubs 2 miles
  • Please note: Shared estate can be booked with property 87050 and 88100
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Mark 10th June 2022

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We adored the cottage which is set in beautiful surroundings and was extremely peaceful and comfortable. The gardens in particular were an additional bonus for us to enjoy our daily walks. We particularly enjoyed the heated swimming pool which was fabulous. The welcome pack on arrival was much appreciated and well thought out. Lord Digby and all thRead moree staff we met were very welcoming, helpful and friendly. All of these things made for a wonderful holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 23rd May 2022

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We had a lovely time at The Pool House which was really quaint. We loved the decor, equipment and situation. The garden was enclosed and we were able to let our dog Gus out without worrying about him. We enjoyed the record player, wished we had thought to take some of our own vinyl. The pool was heated but weather wasn't warm enough for me. The ownRead moreers were very freindly and welcoming and are adding some finishing touches.Having access to the beautiful Minterne house gardens was a real bonus. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 13th May 2022

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The patio overlooks the swimming pool and tennis court and being in a walled garden, is totally safe for dogs. The estate and garden are stunning, the latter of which we could access at any time. Owner, staff and residents are all very friendly and helpful and the location is beautiful offering many local walks, quaint villages and only less than 3Read more0 minutes from the sea. The accommodation was well equipped and comfortable, particularly the bed. There was a very generous and useful welcoming pack Hide

Reviewed by Bryan 6th May 2022

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On arrival we were delighted with a generous basket of foods and drinks. The accommodation is most unique with wonderful secure outdoor space. Every aspect of this holiday had been thought about in detail. Tennis Rackets & Balls, BBQ, Sun Loungers, Swimming Pool & Garden. Our dog had her best holiday ever! This together with full use of the MinternRead moree House Himalayan Gardens, was the icing on the cake. Highlights:- Host & Staff all very welcoming, Record Player & Vinyl, Stunning Gardens! x Hide

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Charming property set alongside the outdoor pool and lawn tennis court
Nestled within old characterful walls on the grounds of Minterne House
Ideal bolthole for couples
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Watch your favourite TV programme or listen to a record on the record player
Open plan living
Head upstairs to the spacious bedroom
Show 16 moreViews from the bedroom

Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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