Chaffeymoor Grange

Gillingham, Dorset

For house parties, weddings and celebrations it doesn't get better than this. Big fireplaces, deep sofas, bedrooms with views, ample room


20 beds


10 bedrooms


Sleeps 20


A striking stone manor house with terraced lawns, just waiting for a cheerful group of friends or family. A huge stone fireplace with wood-burner, an intimate dining room, a slate-floored breakfast area, big bedrooms and a games room with pool table make this an exceptional place for atmospheric house parties, weddings or any celebration.Cooks will love the modern, roomy kitchen but there’s a full catering service too – order a picnic hamper or dinner. Outside, you have the run of five acres –  fountains, wildlife, a small lake, tennis and croquet on the tended lawn. You’re in an AONB and walks are from the door.Wander to the village shop or pub, drive to Frome for the Frome Independent – more than just a market – or to Bruton and a visit to Hauser and Wirth for art and very good food. As evening falls you can all take a sundowner to the terrace and watch the stars come out.

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We think you'll love

  • Celebrating a special occasion and weddings can be organised
  • Getting a chef in to cook dinner
  • The lovely gardens
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Home truths

  • This is a big house, you’ll need lots of guests to make it worthwhile
  • You’ll need to drive to the nearest big shop


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Weekends of 18th & 25th Jan 2019 still available - now reduced to £2,800. Midweek rentals from £1,800.

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £800
Weekly price
from £6000
Damage deposit
2-night weekends from £3,850, 3-night weekends from £4,500. Midweek breaks from £1,800.
1 House for 20
From £80020 beds10 bedrooms


We booked Chaffeymoor Grange for a family get together and to celebrate a 60th birthday - we had such an amazing time! You couldn’t ask for a better house, it was incredibly clean and really well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The pool table was particularly a hit for young and old. The beds are incredibly comfortable and it was really nice having an ensuite for 9 of the bedrooms. Despite the size of the house the rooms were all lovely and warm. The grounds were stunning and we were able to make use of the facilities around the garden, such as the tennis courts, rowing boat.


Just wow - what an incredible place to celebrate turning 30 with my friends. It was wonderful in Winter to snuggle down inside with open fires, lovely roll top baths and enjoy a feast (cooked up by my chef husband in a wonderfully equipped kitchen) in the huge dining room big enough to fit us all in. I suspect it's quite lovely in Summer as well with the option of playing tennis or croquet within the grounds and sitting out on the deck overlooking the view. Thinking of an excuse to come back already!


An amazing venue to celebrate my father's 90th birthday - everything about it is lovely and so high-spec, and it made the occasion even more special. All the bedrooms are beautifully decorated with lovely bed linen and towels. The rooms downstairs are huge and perfect for games and socialising. There were 17 of us of varying ages and we made good use of the pool table and the sound system. Everyone was so impressed with the place and the beautiful gardens - and very helpful hosts


I selected Chaffeymoor Grange for a special weekend with friends and family to celebrate a special birthday .... I could not have chosen better. The Grange is a beautiful seventeenth century Manor House whose owners have made a grand job of maintaining its original architectural features yet combining this with the most modern of facilities. Each of the bedrooms was beautifully appointed, extremely comfortable..... Although our visit took place over a cold November weekend, the Grange was always warm and cosy. The owners greeted us warmly and remained unobtrusive

Marc and barbara

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The neighbourhood

Set on a hillside with glorious views of the rolling Dorset countryside, this is a fabulous walking area – you’re right next to an AONB after all. It’s on the edge of the pretty village of Bourton, with its 200-year old church, village shop and 18th-century pub, The White Lion. Stourhead Estate, a National Trust house and gardens, is on the doorstep, as is Wincanton Racecourse, famous for its jump racing from October through May.

Local points of interest from Lindsay Elvidge

  • Surrounded by fabulous walking/cycling/running countryside
  • Close to Bruton and Frome for antiques, vintage finds and a fabulous foodie market
  • Conference & Team building facilities and activities available
  • Croquet, Tennis & Garden games on-site
  • Full Catering Service if required
  • Bath, Longleat & Stourhead Gardens close by


Lindsay Elvidge

Lindsey and Rik moved to the area in 2005 and bought Chaffeymoor Grange as a refurbishment project. Their aim was to provide top quality self-catered accommodation for large groups with comfort and style at the top of their agenda. In 2007 they opened for business and have enjoyed welcoming hundreds of families and groups since then. They live next door and can offer tips on the local area and are happy to pass on contacts for arranging catering and parties.