Large, accessible and gorgeous arts and crafts era Listed shooting lodge. Templecombe Park sleeps up to 23 guests in remote rural Dorset surroundings near Sherborne. It has an indoor pool, a hot tub and tennis court. Plenty of room for the whole group to relax. Pets welcome.
- Sleeps 23
- Bedrooms 8
- Bathrooms 4
- Child Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Dog Friendly
- Swimming Pool
Templecombe Park is a large, pet friendly country house offering luxury self-catering accommodation with swimming pool and Wifi for up to 23 guests in idyllic rural surroundings near Sherborne in Dorset. At the front of the house, the entrance ways are lined with neatly clipped box hedging, mature yew hedges, perennial shrubs and potted plants. A flagstone terrace surrounds the rear elevations with an attractive courtyard lying off the garden room and rear hall.
The courtyard has a built-in hot tub with wonderful views over the lavender parterre, rose-covered pergola walkway and grounds beyond. There is a particularly special magnolia tree and lying near the house is a vegetable garden, part enclosed in box hedging and a large area of lawn, planted with palm trees and bound by floral and herbaceous borders.
To the front of the house is a large area of sweeping lawn bound by mature trees, shrubs and enclosed by a stone ha-ha. Lying beyond the ha-ha is a fenced duck pond and a larger lake has been built into one of the paddocks.
The hard tennis court lies to the east of the lawn garden and is enclosed by yew hedging with a separate access way nearby off the village lane to the paddocks.
This glorious Grade II Listed house is steeped in old world charm yet is stylishly furnished with contemporary pieces. Entering through the great oak front door you will find a stone entrance hall with a generous sized guest cloakroom to the right. On the left Is the smaller sitting room with open fireplace and windows overlooking the beautiful garden. This is a generous sized but cosy room with window seats and lots of light and a door leading directly onto the garden.
Further along is a useful twin ground floor bedroom with garden views.
You will then arrive in the stunning oak panelled dining room with an open fire and glorious views into the garden, this fabulous room is the ideal place for everybody to celebrate a momentous event enjoying a great meal all together.
The drawing room is next door. This is an enormous room with two distinct seating areas one side open fire and the other at the far end where you will find the huge flat screen television. There is a grand piano for those who are clever enough to play it.
The warm country house kitchen is adjacent. Equipped with a three oven Aga and all necessary equipment. This is the perfect place to cook up a feast.
The kitchen leads onto the garden room which is an oak framed contemporary conservatory addition. This wonderful sun filled space overlooking the garden has a large refectory table where everybody can sit together having a leisurely breakfast.
The fabulous pool house is the next room you will come to. This is well heated and has an automatic safety cover. Door to the pool house can also be locked. There is a changing room with shower and utility room in this complex. There are also two separate ground floor lavatories at this end of the house.
There are two staircases leading up to the first floor.
Bedroom One: A beautiful spacious master bedroom with super King size bed and en suite bathroom, shower room and dressing room (Sleeps 2)
Bedroom Two: A spacious corner bedroom with king-size bed and en suite dressing room with single bed and bathroom immediately beside the door (sleeps 3)
Bedroom Three: A romantic bedroom with super king-size sleigh bed and toile de jouy (sleeps 2)
Bedroom Four: A large twin bedroom overlooking the garden (sleeps two)
Bedroom Five: A twin bedroom overlooking the garden (sleeps two)
Bedroom Six: This large room has its own kitchenette and bathroom which can also be accessed from the landing ( sleeps 2)
Bedroom Seven: On the ground floor has twin beds (sleeps 2)
On the top floor you will find:
Bedroom Eight: Attic bedroom with high ceilings next to the billiard room three single beds (sleeps 3)
Bedroom Nine: Attic bedroom flooded with light from Velux Windows five single beds (sleeps 5)
On the ground floor the study has a single of a bed (sleeps one)
There is also a cot for infants.
The Games room has a three-quarter size billiard table and other games.
Prices from £1950 for a weekend, £2450 for a week, and £1550 for Monday to Friday mid week break
Please note the attic floor does not have central heating but has individual heaters.
Availability and enquiries
Cottage added 18th June 2016