Jurassic Manor

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Sleeps: 22 Bedrooms: 11 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village

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Jurassic Manor holds a wonderful location in the picture-postcard Dorset village of Symondsbury, just a short distance outside of the popular market town of Bridport. West Dorset makes a wonderful home for those wanting to explore the great outdoors, with 300 miles of countryside footpaths to enjoy.

While the Manor boasts endless charm and character with traditional stone walls and mullioned windows, the interiors and fun, quirky and full of colour. The living spaces offer plenty of room for the whole group to gather and enjoy, on the lower ground floor is the wood panelled ballroom, which can be set up as a games room, a party space complete with a grand piano or simply a place for the children to run around in. Up a short flight of stairs is the open-plan living area which boasts French windows opening up onto the beautiful gardens. The kitchen is fully-equipped with all the tools a budding chef could possibly need to whip up a delicious meal.

Jurassic Manor can comfortably accommodate up to twenty-two guests across its eleven well-appointed bedrooms, seven feature double beds, while four are twins. In the attic, one of the bedrooms is accessed via another making the space ideally suited to families with young children.

Outside, guests will enjoy exploring the beautifully-kept gardens, outdoor games can be provided, including croquet and badminton, which are bound to entertain the younger guests. A barbecue has been built into one of the old stone walls and dining facilities are available, perfect for enjoying a yummy al fresco meal.

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What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms is accessed via another and while this may suit those travelling with young children, it may not suit all group types

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Smart TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Lower Ground Floor
- Main entrance
- Ballroom
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with twin single beds and direct access to the garden
- Family bathroom

Ground Floor
- Living area
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite cloakroom

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed and free standing bath and handbasin in-room
- Bedroom with twin single beds
- Bedroom with double bed
- Family bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and free standing bath and handbasin in-room
- Bedroom with twin single beds
- Family bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with twin single beds and en-suite shower room

Attic (ideal family suite!)
- Bedroom with double bed with space for two additional children's beds
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room (this room is accessed via the bedroom above)

Exterior Grounds
- Terrace
- Dining facilities
- Built-in barbecue
- Gardens
- Croquet & badminton

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV & DVD
- Selection of board games
- Travel cot & highchair available on request
- Washing machine & dryer
- Iron & board
- Parking for up to 10 cars

Location

About the surrounding area of Jurassic Manor
Walk to Village Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Jurassic Manor holds a wonderful location in the village of Symondsbury, just a 5-minute car journey from the market town of Bridport where a variety of excellent shops, restaurants and amenities can be found.

The famous Jurassic coastline is just a short distance from the Manor, the cloest beaches at West Bay, are just a 10-minute drive away. The scenery here is truly special, the East Beach is a sloping, shingle beach backed by magnificent sandstone cliffs while the West Beach is popular with families, set in a protected cove it is ideal for paddling. The resort of Lyme Regis is just 20-minutes away, with a sandy beach, fabulous coastal walks and excellent independent shopping it is a must-visit. Buzzing Weymouth is just 35-minutes away, it makes an ideal destination for those with children, with excellent family-friendly attractions including the Sea Life Centre and Sandworld.

Owner Recommendations:

Pubs & Restaurants

Seaside Boarding House, Bridport
https://theseasideboardinghouse.com/

Dorshi, Bridport
http://dorshi.co.uk/

Hix Oyster & Fish House, Lyme Regis
https://www.hixrestaurants.co.uk/restaurant/hix-oyster-fish-house/

River Cottage Kitchen, Axminster
https://www.rivercottage.net/restaurants/axminster

Attractions
*Please see the "kids" tab for child-focused suggestions. 

Colmer's Hill, Symondsbury
A brisk 40-minute walk to the top where you will enjoy panoramic views of the sea and the beautiful rolling Dorset hills.
https://symondsburyestate.co.uk/activities/colmershillwalk/

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Magnificent Victorian walled garden set in 20 acres of woodland valley. The unique micro climate enables rare and exotic species from all over the world to thrive here.
http://abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/gardens/

Hardy's Cottage, Dorchester
The birthplace of Thomas Hardy.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardys-cottage

The Tutankhamun Exhibition, Dorchester
A spectacular recreation of Tutankhamun's tomb and treasures.
https://www.tutankhamun-exhibition.co.uk/

Mapperton House & Gardens, Beaminster
Magnificent Jacobean manor house and Italianate valley garden.
https://mapperton.com/

Forde Abbey House & Gardens, Chard
Privately owned former Cistercian monastery.
https://www.fordeabbey.co.uk/

West Bay Beach
Made famous from ITV crime drama, Broadchuch.
https://www.visit-dorset.com/things-to-do/west-bay-beach-p1135393

Furleigh Estate Wine Tours
Furleigh Estate produces award-winning sparkling and still wines - adults are bound to enjoy a tour and tasting!
http://www.furleighestate.co.uk/events/tours

Jurassic Coast
https://jurassiccoast.org/ 

South West Coast Path
https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/

Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Bridport

(2.4km)

Nearest Village Symondsbury

(300m)

Nearest Restaurant The Illchester Arms

(600m)

Nearest Supermarket Waitrose, Bridport

(2.3km)

Nearest Golf Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club

(5.5km)

Nearest Beach West Bay

(5.1km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Jurassic Manor makes an excellent choice for families travelling with children. There is plenty to keep the children entertained including, board games, table tennis, table football and croquet. For the little ones, a travel cot and highchair can be provided on a request basis.

In The Local Area

Family Attractions:

Jurassic Fun Centre (10 minutes)
Indoor pools & 10-pin bowling!
https://www.jurassicfuncentre.co.uk/

Axe Valley Wildlife Park (20 minutes)
Small & friendly zoo with a variety of animals!
https://www.axevalleypark.co.uk/

Abbotsbury Children's Farm (20 minutes)
Indoor soft play area and a variety of animals to meet!
http://abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/childrens_farm/

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (25 minutes)
Get up close with a variety of sea creatures.
https://www.lymeregismarineaquarium.co.uk/

Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park (30 minutes)
Home to lots of friendly animals within 35 acres of lakes and gardens.
https://www.kmc.ac.uk/gardens/

The Dinosaur Museum (30 minutes)
Only museum in the UK solely devoted to dinosaurs and their fascinating world.
https://www.thedinosaurmuseum.com/

Seaton Jurassic Experience (30 minutes)
Hands-on, interactive experience travelling 200 million years back in time!
https://seatonjurassic.org/

SEA LIFE Centre Weymouth (40 minutes)
Discover a world of underwater adventure!
https://www.visitsealife.com/weymouth/

Sandworld, Weymouth (40 minutes)
Amazing sand sculptures created by talented artists from all around the world.
http://www.sandworld.co.uk/

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • DVD

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters 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
- Babysitting/childcare services

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 fulfill your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £500 cheque due prior to arrival and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspction 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 Flexible
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 2-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? Yes, up to 3 well-behaved dogs are allowed on a request basis. Please note that there is an additional charg eof £25 per dog.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 31st 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 £3,225 £3,763 £4,300 £4,838 £5,644
Apr 1st 2020 - May 8th 2020 £3,225 £3,763 £4,300 £4,838 £6,209
May 8th 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 £3,763 £4,300 £4,838 £5,375 £6,450
Jul 10th 2020 - Sep 4th 2020 £4,139 £4,945 £5,752 £6,450 £6,450
Sep 4th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 £3,763 £4,300 £4,838 £5,375 £6,450
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 £3,225 £3,763 £4,300 £4,838 £5,644
Dec 21st 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 - - - - £6,988
Dec 28th 2020 - Feb 28th 2021 - - - - £6,988
Feb 28th 2021 - Mar 31st 2021 £3,225 £3,763 £4,300 £4,838 £5,644
Mar 31st 2021 - May 7th 2021 £3,225 £3,763 £4,300 £4,838 £6,209
May 7th 2021 - Jul 9th 2021 £3,763 £4,300 £4,838 £5,375 £6,450
Jul 9th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 £4,139 £4,945 £5,752 £6,450 £6,450
Sep 3rd 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 £3,763 £4,300 £4,838 £5,375 £6,450

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 31st 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 €3,390 €3,927 €4,465 €5,002 €5,932
Apr 1st 2020 - May 8th 2020 €3,390 €3,927 €4,465 €5,002 €6,525
May 8th 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 €3,955 €4,492 €5,030 €5,567 €6,779
Jul 10th 2020 - Sep 4th 2020 €4,350 €5,157 €5,963 €6,769 €6,779
Sep 4th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 €3,955 €4,492 €5,030 €5,567 €6,779
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 €3,390 €3,927 €4,465 €5,002 €5,932
Dec 21st 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 - - - - €7,344
Dec 28th 2020 - Feb 28th 2021 - - - - €7,344
Feb 28th 2021 - Mar 31st 2021 €3,390 €3,927 €4,465 €5,002 €5,932
Mar 31st 2021 - May 7th 2021 €3,390 €3,927 €4,465 €5,002 €6,525
May 7th 2021 - Jul 9th 2021 €3,955 €4,492 €5,030 €5,567 €6,779
Jul 9th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 €4,350 €5,157 €5,963 €6,769 €6,779
Sep 3rd 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 €3,955 €4,492 €5,030 €5,567 €6,779

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 31st 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 $3,733 $4,271 $4,808 $5,346 $6,533
Apr 1st 2020 - May 8th 2020 $3,733 $4,271 $4,808 $5,346 $7,186
May 8th 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 $4,356 $4,893 $5,431 $5,968 $7,466
Jul 10th 2020 - Sep 4th 2020 $4,791 $5,597 $6,404 $7,210 $7,466
Sep 4th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 $4,356 $4,893 $5,431 $5,968 $7,466
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 $3,733 $4,271 $4,808 $5,346 $6,533
Dec 21st 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 - - - - $8,089
Dec 28th 2020 - Feb 28th 2021 - - - - $8,089
Feb 28th 2021 - Mar 31st 2021 $3,733 $4,271 $4,808 $5,346 $6,533
Mar 31st 2021 - May 7th 2021 $3,733 $4,271 $4,808 $5,346 $7,186
May 7th 2021 - Jul 9th 2021 $4,356 $4,893 $5,431 $5,968 $7,466
Jul 9th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 $4,791 $5,597 $6,404 $7,210 $7,466
Sep 3rd 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 $4,356 $4,893 $5,431 $5,968 $7,466

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • The house was splendid

    Posted by Charlie on 03/01/2020

    We even managed to dance in the ballroom! The bedrooms were certainly the best we’ve experienced in all our years of going on similar weekends at Christmas and everyone loved the artwork and the big open space for eating and relaxing it meant we could all be together.

  • Thank you

    Posted by Liz on 25/10/2019

    Thank you for having us. We had the most amazing weekend at the Manor and are already talking about ideas for coming back! The house is completely amazing and I particularly enjoyed how well prepared the kitchen was, it made catering for such a large group a complete breeze. The rooms were beautiful and the beds so comfortable that they were hard to get out of

  • Would definitely recommend

    Posted by Rachel on 13/09/2019

    What a glorious 50th celebration we had at Jurassic Manor. You feel immediately relaxed. Quite bohemian with quirky touches. Spotlessly clean and homely too. It really was quite a magical place in a lovely setting with beautiful gardens. All our friends are still talking about the party. In fact one called it the party of the century and I would put that down largely to the location itself which was absolutely perfect for friends and family to gather.

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