The Gate House | Sawday's

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The Gate House - Self-catering in Dorset

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Deans Court Lane, Wimborne, Dorset
England, United Kingdom

Jonathan Cornish

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+44 (0)1202 849 314 (landline)

A short stroll from the centre of historic Wimborne, a big Georgian house with beautiful interiors, original features and a lovely garden

On the edge of historic Wimborne, a beautifully renovated Georgian house with bags of space for families or a big group of friends. Charming owners Ali and William live further down the lane at Dean's Court and the front windows frame views of the iron gates and mature trees of their lovely estate. Though the elegant, chalky-white fa├žade suggests a compact building, you step through an arched doorway into a spacious architectural gem. High ceilings, cosy nooks, sash windows and a wonderful turned wooden staircase rub shoulders with Ali's flair for interior design. Vibrant kilims brighten white wooden floors, while patterned French linen blinds look great with walls painted in delicate shades of blue and grey. The seven peaceful bedrooms are filled with antique furniture and overlook the lawned garden or the estate; traditional bathrooms are stocked with fluffy white towels and fragrant Savon de Marseilles stuff. Stroll to the farmer's market for local delights and enjoy delicious, candlelit feasts in the theatrical, red dining room. The ancient Minster is a short walk and little ones will love the dinky 'Model Village'.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Local points of interest from Jonathan Cornish:

Local points of interest from
Jonathan Cornish:

  • Situated at the entrance to Deans Court, a small privately owned estate in East Dorset. An easy walk from historic Wimborne., with a great selection of restaurants & shops, including an excellent Waitrose, & farmers market once a month.
  • You can order a basket of seasonal vegetables from the estates walled kitchen garden, also, please ask in our shop if you would like one of our gardener to show you round..
  • Visit the Deans Court Cafe, enjoy salads, soups, homemade cakes etc, using produce from the garden. Open everyday except Sunday. Also pop into our vintage shop situated in a converted squash court adjacent to the cafe..
  • Organic eggs & honey available from our shop, the chickens run free range near our cottages & the apiary with 14 hives runs down the side of the serpentine wall.
  • We can arrange for all levels of catering, perfect if you are holding a family event or birthday party. Please get incontact for more info.
  • The beautiful beaches at Sandbanks, Studland and Bournemouth are nearby and the famous Jurassic Coast can be reached via the Sandbanks ferry, 30 mins drive. This part of Dorset offers a huge range of holiday fun & beautiful places to explore.
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Sawday's Collections

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  • 1 House for 14
  • , 2 Cottages for 4 - 6
Price:(i) £600 to£3630 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.




Deans Court Lane, Wimborne, Dorset

Self-catering The Gate House (self-catering)
House ~ 2 doubles (en suite), 1 twin (en suite), 2 doubles, 2 twins; 2 bathrooms
Price: (i) £ 1760 to £ 3630 per week
Self-catering Plum Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 twin; 2 doubles sharing 1 bathroom & separate wc
Price: (i) £ 600 to £ 1000 per week
Self-catering Apple Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 twin; 2 doubles sharing 1 bathroom & 1 separate wc
Price: (i) £ 700 to £ 1400 per week

Jonathan Cornish

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+44 (0)1202 849 314 (landline)