Butterfly House

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

Ease, relaxation, and a little bit of well-deserved luxury awaits you at Butterfly House. This modern, wooden clad holiday home sits within the outstanding landscape of Dorset’s Lakeside Estate. Offering full access to the Estate’s Activity Hub Membership included within your stay, as well as access to the Hurricane Spa and rooftop bar, you can enjoy all the privacy and independence of a private holiday rental, yet all the benefits of a resort style setting. Poised between Dorchester and the beautiful Lulworth Cove, the Lakeside Estate sits at the heart of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, with breath-taking scenery and vibrant nature stretching out in every direction you look. 

The house offers two floors of modern living spaces, with three bedrooms happily accommodating a family of six. The property is connected to the neighboring Marleigh House via a games room on the ground floor, so if you are planning to travel as two families, this is a brilliant option. There is a small garden and decking area outside, and a whole world of vibrant nature to explore beyond. 

The rest of the ground floor offers a bright, open plan living, dining and kitchen as well as a convenient cloakroom. The open-plan living space is light and spacious, yet with a log burner in the lounge area and a cosy dining table at the centre it maintains a warm, welcoming feel. The kitchen is fully equipped, with all the appliances and utensils you might need to cook fabulous family meals, much needed to re-fuel after an active day in the rolling Dorset countryside! 

Upstairs, the three bedrooms maintain the simple, modern aesthetic found throughout the house. The master bedroom boasts a king-size bed and an en-suite shower room for privacy. The twin bedroom and bunk bedroom are perfect for siblings to share, both making use of the large family bathroom. 

From the moment you turn up, this whole area feels like a celebration of nature, with woodlands, heathlands and rolling countryside surrounding the entire Estate. With complimentary access to bikes, canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards during your stay, you can choose your means of exploring, bringing fun and adventure into every aspect of your holiday! Butterfly House is a stress-free retreat, a modern, family holiday home amid outstanding nature. 

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What you should know…

  • The house is linked to the neighboring property (Marleigh House) via a Games Room, perfect for two families travelling together
  • While the house is brilliant for family holidays, young children might need supervision to explore the grounds due to the open nature of the area
  • Please be aware there are no water-based activities between November and February for health and safety reasons
  • One dog allowed to the ground floor only

Property Features

Shared Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Tennis Court Satellite TV Indoor Games Working Fireplace

Butterfly House is a unique property linked to the neighbouring property via a games room. Located in the Lakeside Estate with access to the Estate Spa and an Activity Hub membership. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and it can accommodate up to 6 people.

Ground Floor
- Fully equipped, open-plan kitchen with breakfast bar peninsula
- Dining area for six guests
- Living area with log burner and access to the decking
- Cloakroom
- Games room shared with neighbour, Marleigh house.

First Floor
- Master bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Bedroom with bunk beds
- Family bathroom with separate bath and walk-in shower

Exterior Grounds
- Decking
- Lawned garden
- Barbecue
- Private driveway parking for 2/3 cars

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV
- Activity Hub Included Use of Estate spa and outdoor swimming pool
- Travel cot & highchair available on request for an additional charge

Location

About the surrounding area of Butterfly House
Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The dramatic Jurassic coastline plays protector to the wild heathlands and rolling dales of beautiful Dorset. It is no wonder that this captivating area has enticed filmmakers, poets, authors and artists for centuries, with visitors allured by the sweeping golden beaches, grand historic houses, cobblestone market towns and idyllic country pubs. 

All around the Lakeside Estate and scattered down the Jurassic Coast there are picturesque towns to visit. From the breezy coastal town of Poole to the rich history of Dorchester and the picture postcard vistas of Lyme Regis. The Estate itself is located amidst the rugged beauty of this area, in the environs of West Dorset. Formerly the site of RAF Warmwell, the Estate boasts a rich history, offering a breath-taking space combining unspoilt nature, beautiful wildlife, and modern luxuries, so you can leave all worries behind, settling in for a holiday of complete relaxation.  

Enjoying the great outdoors is all part of a stay at the Lakeside Estate, with waterways to discover, cycle pathways to relish and the rolling Dorset Countryside to explore. Whether you want to hop in a kayak, canoe, paddleboard or bike, there is something for everyone, it is a real of hub of activity! The Estate’s tennis court and 3G artificial-turf Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) in Beaumont Village offer the perfect facilities for a quick knock-about or a lively game of five-a-side football with friends and family. The views from the courts over Beaumont Lake are gorgeous, making for a tricky distraction when you are trying to hit a winning shot! 

Lowland heathland is one of Britain’s most important habitats for wildlife conservation. The outer Heath is a SNCI (Site of Nature Conservation Interest) and it supports an unbelievable range of plants, birds, insects and mammals making it a remarkable place for wildlife spotting. For those eager to get close to nature, there are hundreds of acres to explore, with woodlands and hedgerows sheltering this diverse array of native wildlife. You can explore down the waterways, or by foot or bike making the most of the vast network of private footpaths. 

After a busy day immersed in nature, the Estate Spa is the perfect respite. The spa has been designed to offer a tranquil sanctuary of stress-free indulgence and ultimate relaxation! There is an outdoor pool, roof terrace, sauna, gym, library and a ‘restful relaxation’ lounge for some post treatment ‘you’ time. In the peaceful, candlelit treatment rooms you can enjoy an array of luxurious treatments.

Of course, no holiday is complete without a satisfied appetite. Your holiday home offers its own kitchen for home cooked delicacies, or for a night off, there are plenty of options within the Estate and in the surrounding towns. The Hurricane Terrace and Bar is located on the roof terrace of the spa, offering bespoke cocktails inspired by the area and a variety of snacks and small plates if you are feeling peckish. The Estates traditional handmade yurt offers the perfect spot for a lazy afternoon, with an outdoor woodfired pizza oven which is often fired up by expert chefs to provide the tastiest authentic woodfired pizza using the freshest local ingredients. Hours will idle by, as you play bored games, tell stories, and get cosy by the log burning stove!

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Southampton Airport

(51.8 miles)

Nearest Village Crossways

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Town/City Dorchester

(6 miles)

Nearest Restaurant The Wise Man Inn

(3.3 miles)

Nearest Beach Man O'War Beach

(8.1 miles)

Nearest Golf Came Down Golf Club

(7.7 miles)

Nearest Train Station Moreton

(1.6 miles)

Nearest Supermarket Waitrose & Partners Dorchester

(5.9 miles)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Dorset has been a popular holiday location for families for years past. The rugged coastline, golden sandy beaches and outstanding natural beauty make it feel like one large playground for kids to enjoy and the Lakeside Estate only emphasises this. 

The Estate has been designed with families in mind, with plenty to enjoy for kids and adults alike. There are four fantastic playground areas for them to revel in, and treasure hunts around the estate, so you can enjoy the spa whilst they run wild and free! 

The Estate boasts hundreds of acres to explore, with woodlands and hedgerows overflowing with wildlife. You can explore via waterways, taking kids on paddle boards, or in canoes and kayaks, adding a little education into the fun as they spot vibrant birds and native plants, between falling in and out of the water! Private footpaths wind around these picturesque grounds, so you can all hop on bikes for active adventures or watch kids running ahead as you indulge in a long walk. 

The island, which is tucked away amongst the untouched foliage of the Warmwell Heathland, offers a haven for the whole family. This secret gem in the woods creates a beautiful, secluded spot for children to run free and adults to be at one with nature. Children can climb, slide and zip-line through the trees, whilst you enjoy a gripping novel or take a relaxing swim in the eco-pool. Bike routes and walking trails connect this secluded area to the Estate, although we can already guess that you might never want to leave! 

The Airstream kid’s area is brilliant for families. A beautiful silver Airstream has been transformed into a cosy reading and play area for kids so both you and your little ones can wind down after all the active adventures on offer. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis Court
  • Indoor Games

Extras

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!

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 This property is subject to a £500 refundable damage deposit
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price. If you suffer with allergies please contact for further information.
Pets welcome? One dog allowed to the ground floor only.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi included in the rental price.
Other Ts and Cs Travel cot and high chair available for £10, subject to availability. Please advise at time of booking.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 4th 2023 - Feb 10th 2023 £815 £870 £924 £1,087
Feb 10th 2023 - Feb 24th 2023 £1,109 £1,183 £1,257 £1,479
Feb 24th 2023 - Mar 31st 2023 £815 £870 £924 £1,087
Mar 31st 2023 - May 5th 2023 £1,764 £1,881 £1,999 £2,352
May 5th 2023 - Jun 2nd 2023 £1,090 £1,163 £1,236 £1,454
Jun 2nd 2023 - Jul 7th 2023 £1,422 £1,517 £1,612 £1,896
Jul 7th 2023 - Aug 18th 2023 £1,584 £1,689 £1,795 £2,111
Aug 18th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 £1,859 £1,983 £2,106 £2,478
Sep 1st 2023 - Sep 29th 2023 £1,422 £1,517 £1,612 £1,896
Sep 29th 2023 - Oct 13th 2023 £1,090 £1,163 £1,236 £1,454
Oct 13th 2023 - Oct 20th 2023 £1,565 £1,669 £1,773 £2,086
Oct 20th 2023 - Nov 3rd 2023 £1,830 £1,952 £2,074 £2,440
Nov 3rd 2023 - Dec 20th 2023 £815 £870 £924 £1,087
Dec 20th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 - - - £2,390
Jan 5th 2024 - Feb 9th 2024 £815 £870 £924 £1,087
Feb 9th 2024 - Feb 23rd 2024 £1,109 £1,183 £1,257 £1,479
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 £815 £870 £924 £1,087
Mar 29th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 £1,764 £1,881 £1,999 £2,352
May 3rd 2024 - May 31st 2024 £1,090 £1,163 £1,236 £1,454
May 31st 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 £1,422 £1,517 £1,612 £1,896
Jul 5th 2024 - Aug 7th 2024 £1,584 £1,689 £1,795 £2,111

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 4th 2023 - Feb 10th 2023 €854 €910 €967 €1,138
Feb 10th 2023 - Feb 24th 2023 €1,161 €1,239 €1,316 €1,548
Feb 24th 2023 - Mar 31st 2023 €854 €910 €967 €1,138
Mar 31st 2023 - May 5th 2023 €1,847 €1,970 €2,093 €2,462
May 5th 2023 - Jun 2nd 2023 €1,141 €1,218 €1,294 €1,522
Jun 2nd 2023 - Jul 7th 2023 €1,489 €1,588 €1,688 €1,985
Jul 7th 2023 - Aug 18th 2023 €1,658 €1,768 €1,879 €2,210
Aug 18th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 €1,946 €2,076 €2,205 €2,594
Sep 1st 2023 - Sep 29th 2023 €1,489 €1,588 €1,688 €1,985
Sep 29th 2023 - Oct 13th 2023 €1,141 €1,218 €1,294 €1,522
Oct 13th 2023 - Oct 20th 2023 €1,638 €1,747 €1,856 €2,184
Oct 20th 2023 - Nov 3rd 2023 €1,916 €2,044 €2,171 €2,555
Nov 3rd 2023 - Dec 20th 2023 €854 €910 €967 €1,138
Dec 20th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 - - - €2,502
Jan 5th 2024 - Feb 9th 2024 €854 €910 €967 €1,138
Feb 9th 2024 - Feb 23rd 2024 €1,161 €1,239 €1,316 €1,548
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 €854 €910 €967 €1,138
Mar 29th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 €1,847 €1,970 €2,093 €2,462
May 3rd 2024 - May 31st 2024 €1,141 €1,218 €1,294 €1,522
May 31st 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 €1,489 €1,588 €1,688 €1,985
Jul 5th 2024 - Aug 7th 2024 €1,658 €1,768 €1,879 €2,210

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 4th 2023 - Feb 10th 2023 $922 $984 $1,045 $1,229
Feb 10th 2023 - Feb 24th 2023 $1,255 $1,338 $1,422 $1,673
Feb 24th 2023 - Mar 31st 2023 $922 $984 $1,045 $1,229
Mar 31st 2023 - May 5th 2023 $1,995 $2,128 $2,261 $2,660
May 5th 2023 - Jun 2nd 2023 $1,233 $1,316 $1,398 $1,644
Jun 2nd 2023 - Jul 7th 2023 $1,609 $1,716 $1,823 $2,145
Jul 7th 2023 - Aug 18th 2023 $1,791 $1,911 $2,030 $2,388
Aug 18th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 $2,103 $2,243 $2,383 $2,803
Sep 1st 2023 - Sep 29th 2023 $1,609 $1,716 $1,823 $2,145
Sep 29th 2023 - Oct 13th 2023 $1,233 $1,316 $1,398 $1,644
Oct 13th 2023 - Oct 20th 2023 $1,770 $1,888 $2,006 $2,360
Oct 20th 2023 - Nov 3rd 2023 $2,070 $2,208 $2,346 $2,760
Nov 3rd 2023 - Dec 20th 2023 $922 $984 $1,045 $1,229
Dec 20th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 - - - $2,703
Jan 5th 2024 - Feb 9th 2024 $922 $984 $1,045 $1,229
Feb 9th 2024 - Feb 23rd 2024 $1,255 $1,338 $1,422 $1,673
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 $922 $984 $1,045 $1,229
Mar 29th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 $1,995 $2,128 $2,261 $2,660
May 3rd 2024 - May 31st 2024 $1,233 $1,316 $1,398 $1,644
May 31st 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 $1,609 $1,716 $1,823 $2,145
Jul 5th 2024 - Aug 7th 2024 $1,791 $1,911 $2,030 $2,388

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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