Folly Lodge East

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Sleeps: 2 - 4 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1


Cottage Country Estate Quirky Great Value
Heritage Collection
Not for little ones Parking Space

Folly Lodge East holds a wonderful location, situated in a countryside position in the village of Wimborne St Giles, just thirty minutes from the market town of Shaftesbury and the popular seaside resort of Bournemouth.

The characterful Gate Lodge makes a completely unique bolthole for two, the ideal setting for a romantic escape in the very heart of wonderful Dorset. Nestled in a countryside position, it makes for a relaxing and tranquil break. Folly Lodge East can comfortably accommodate up to two, subject to availability it may be possible to book Folly Lodge West simultaneously, ideal for two couples holidaying together who wish to retain an element of privacy. The Lodge features a cosy living area with an open fire, a fully-equipped kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom.

The home is located in a fantastic position for couples wishing to explore the wonderful surrounding area, with the New Forest and the Jurassic coastline within easy reaching distance.

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What you should know…

  • The accommodation is all set on the ground floor and while this may suit those who struggle with mobility, it may not suit everyone
  • Guests staying in our accommodation are politely asked to respect the family's privacy by keeping away from the main house, formal gardens, lake, woodlands and the immediate surrounding area

This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

This is a historic home, and as such:

  • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
  • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Not for little ones Parking Space

Ground Floor
- Living room with double sofa bed
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dining facilities
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Terrace
- Access to the Estate's Parklands

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Smart TV
- Egyptian bedding
- Parking


About the surrounding area of Folly Lodge East
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Shaftesbury House is situated in the Dorset village of Wimborne St Giles, a selection of helpful amenities can be found in the neighbouring village of Cranborne, including, a farm shop, a post office and a restaurant, all just a 5-minute drive away. A wider variety of amenities can be found in the market town of Ringwood which is just 20-minutes away, the hilltop town of Shaftesbury itself is a 30-minute drive.

There is plenty for the whole family to see, do and explore in the surrounding area. The seaside resort of Bournemouth is just a 30-minute drive away, here there are seven miles of sandy beaches and plenty of child-friendly attractions including indoor adventure golf, an Oceanarium and the RockReef activity centre. Just a little further along the coast, is the iconic Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, just under an hour away they truly are a must visit while staying in Dorset.

For those looking to explore the great outdoors, the New Forest, home to some of the South of England’s most picturesque countryside, is less than 40-minutes from Shaftesbury House. The lavish mansion of Kingston Lacy, owned by the National Trust, is just a 20-minute drive, visitors will enjoy exploring the beautiful gardens on a sunny day. A visit to Highcliffe Castle also makes for a wonderful day out with its fabulous gardens and tea room, also just 40-minutes away.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Town Verwood


Nearest Village Wimborne St Giles


Nearest Supermarket Morrison's, Verwood


Nearest Restaurant Al Trullo, Verwood


Nearest Golf Crane Valley Golf Club


Nearest Beach Bournemouth



Pack your bags and fasten your seatbelts, as Oliver's Travels is thrilled to present a dazzling array of luxury holiday properties in the enchanting land of Dorset! A captivating county where time seems to stand still, Mother Nature has outdone herself. Dorset, with the rolling hills of the Dorset Downs and the jaw-dropping Jurassic Coast, is a real-life tapestry of postcard-perfect landscapes, historic landmarks and villages oozing charm in lavish abundance.

The Jurassic Coast is not just a coastline, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Dorset's showstopping features. Stretching an impressive 95 miles from Orcombe Point in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage, this coastline presents endless coastal wonders. Dramatic cliffs, hidden coves and beaches boasting ancient fossils, Charmouth and Lyme Regis are the treasure chests for fossil hunters and curious minds alike.

Dorset is also a playground for history buffs, with landmarks like Corfe Castle standing tall and proud. Perched on a hill, this fortress offers far-reaching, breathtaking views. The Cerne Abbas Giant is a colossal chalk figure etched into a hillside near the village of Cerne Abbas, Dorset's own friendly giant, captivating visitors for centuries.

Dorchester, the county town, is a delightful mishmash of Georgian architecture and markets that buzz with life. Thomas Hardy's Cottage, near Dorchester, gives you a peek into the life of the literary legend himself. Bridport, with its bohemian vibes and eclectic street markets, is like the cool kid in the market town crew. Meanwhile, Weymouth's golden sandy beach and bustling harbour are perfect for leisurely strolls and exploring historic Nothe Fort. For a touch of seaside nostalgia, Swanage brings the Victorian pier and a heritage steam railway into the mix.

The Isle of Purbeck is a haven of beauty, featuring Lulworth Cove's sheltered bay and crystal-clear waters. Just around the corner, Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch, sets the stage for coastal walks and views so stunning, they might bring a tear to your eye. For the adventurers among us, the Dorset Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are calling. Hiking trails such as the South West Coast Path and the Wessex Ridgeway offer a rollercoaster ride through diverse scenery, from cliffs to heathlands.

Dorset's culinary scene is a delightful fusion of tradition and modernity. You will savour local produce at farmers' markets, indulge in fresh seafood along the coast and let the county's pubs and tearooms be your warm and welcoming retreat for traditional cream teas or a sip of local ales.

Dorset is an experience that seamlessly blends history, natural beauty and that quintessential British charm. It promises an adventure that captures the very essence of England's southwest.


At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £125 to be paid on arrival and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Changeover day Friday or Monday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 2-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? Pets welcome at an additional charge of £25 per night.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people: For every additional guest up to 4, it will cost an additional £54 per person per night.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 £433 £650 £866 £1,082 £1,515
Jan 3rd 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 £433 £650 £866 £1,082 £1,515

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people: For every additional guest up to 4, it will cost an additional €58 per person per night.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 €471 €706 €941 €1,176 €1,646
Jan 3rd 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 €471 €706 €941 €1,176 €1,646

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people: For every additional guest up to 4, it will cost an additional $64 per person per night.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 $512 $768 $1,023 $1,279 $1,790
Jan 3rd 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 $512 $768 $1,023 $1,279 $1,790

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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