Pepperpot Lodges

Wimborne, Dorset
+44 (0)1725 517214
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£150 - £250
per night
£1000 - £2000
per week

At the gates of a country estate, two quirky hexagonal lodge houses with private outdoor seating and acres of grounds for walks and picnics


2 places


Each sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

£150 - £250 per night

£1000 - £2000 per week

The Experience

The living spaces are cosy and in good country-house style, with squishy sofas, merry wood-burners and fresh flowers from the gardens – you’ll find big TVs too for rainy days. The windows are very pretty and there are books, so it shan’t feel miserable if you’re stuck indoors. On sunny days you can sit under the trees with your morning cup of tea or evening sundowner with glorious views over the estate.

Kitchens have painted Shaker units and all you need for holiday cooking (East Lodge has a slightly bigger one); you eat at tables under the window. You’re left a hamper with local milk, eggs, jam, butter, cheese and bread – you can also buy fruit, vegetables and honey from the walled garden on the estate. Well-dressed bedrooms, not huge, have thick bath robes and sparkling bathrooms with True Grace soaps.

You’re in glorious countryside on the edge of a tiny village with afternoon teas in the community hall on Sundays.

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring the estate parklands – take a picnic rug and find a lovely spot, enjoy the peace and quiet
  • Switching off from the hubbub of daily life, with time to recharge, either as a couple or on your own
  • Being so close to nature – wildlife, birds and dark skies at night
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You should know

  • There is no mobile signal but WiFi is good
  • You're seven miles from the nearest town but there are pubs and farm shops en route


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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



Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £1000
Damage deposit
2 Cottages for 2
From £1501 bed1 bedroom


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Additional children's camp bed on request at no extra cost.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

£25 per dog per night.


Such a lovely tranquil place, quirky shaped lodges at the entrance of a beautifully kept country estate in a lovely part of Dorset. Genuinely a place to get away from it all and recharge, just by exploring the parkland. But, still some great market towns within an easy drive and local produce through farm shops and restaurants. Yum!

Linda, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're in the hills of Cranborne Chase with narrow country lanes for the last mile or so, surrounded by rolling hills and the estate parkland. There are farm shops nearby and the option to fish on the river. It's eight miles to Wimborne Minster for restaurants, pubs and shops. Remedy Oak Golf Club is nearby and the Dorset Heavy Horse Centre is seven miles. Ringwood is 10 miles, Salisbury 16.

Local points of interest from Olivia O'Sullivan

  • Stunning walks either within the estate parklands or head off into the AONB hills of Cranborne Chase.
  • Fantastic bluebell woods near tiny Pamphill which lies within the National Trust Kingston Lacey estate which also offers autumn, winter and springtime trails and a circuit around the ironage Badbury Rings. The house is well worth a visit but you may need to book a slot!
  • Wimborne is a pretty market town offering its Tivoli Theatre for plays and cinema, its vibrant market and plenty of lovely restaurants such as The Wimborne Pig with home-produced pork and local produce. Plenty of local pubs to choose from too.
  • There are various nearby vineyards and one of note is English Oak Vineyard which offers tours and tastings of its award-winning wines.
  • A little further down the road takes you to the lovely coastline with Swanage, Studland Beach and Nature Reserve and many more.
  • Knoll Gardens for plants, Walford Mill Crafts for arts and crafts, Wimborne model town and the museum are among the many places to visit around and about.


Olivia O'Sullivan

The estate is owned by the 12th Earl of Shaftesbury. Lord and Lady Shaftesbury live in the main house on the estate and they have restored St Giles back into a family home. Their ethos is simply to share the magic of St Giles with others. Your main contact is the Head of Hospitality and Events, Olivia.