The Gate House

Dorset, Britain
Self-catering


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

Bedroom

13 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 24

The
Experience

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 façade 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’.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £95
Weekly price
from £600
Damage deposit
££500
1 Cottage for 6
From £1203 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £953 bedrooms
1 House for 14
From £1757 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

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.