Wimborne House

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 4
Oliver Approved


Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Hot Tub Walk to Village

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Wimborne House holds a wonderful position on the outskirts of the market town of Wimborne Minster, set in a quiet spot which is just a quick stroll from the town square, the centre of all the action! For those looking to explore the beautiful country of Dorset, there is no better location, with beautiful beaches, gorgeous countryside and a vast wealth of unique family attractions to enjoy, all within easy reaching distance.

The characterful home has been lovingly modernised and today seamlessly combines its original charm with modern, recently updated interiors, comfortably accommodating up to sixteen guests across seven spacious bedrooms. On the ground floor is the main living accommodation which comprises of a grand sitting room, a formal dining room and a colourful country kitchen complete with AGA. Both the kids, and the slightly-bigger kids, are bound to love spending cosy evenings in the media room, watching movies on the 75-inch screen and enjoying some healthy competition on the table-tennis table! Also on this level is the first of the bedrooms, a twin room with en-suite shower room. Upstairs are three well-appointed king-size bedrooms, one of which boasts its very own en-suite bathroom. The remaining bedrooms share the use of a luxurious family bathroom. A further few steps lead up to an additional two twin bedrooms. On the second floor is a family room complete with a king-size bed and two single beds as well as an en-suite bathroom.

Outside, the children will enjoy playing games in the large garden, while the adults are bound to love spending the evenings enjoying a quiet sundowner in the hot tub. There is no better place to end a warm Summers day than enjoying a tasty barbecue al fresco in the garden.

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What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms boasts a double bed and two additional single beds and so is better suited to a family travelling with young children
  • While shops and restaurants are within walking distance, a car will ne needed in order to reach nearby towns and attractions in the surrounding area

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ Satellite TV Games Room Indoor Games Working Fireplace Heating

Ground Floor
- Kitchen with a traditional AGA, a conventional electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
Breakfast room with dining table and chairs
- Dining room with seating for sixteen
- Drawing room with an open fire, Apple TV with Netflix account, guests receive a £20 credit for Apple movies
- Media & Games room complete with 75-inch screen and state of the art sound system, Xbox One with complementary use of Microsoft Game Pass, giant bean bags and table football. For outdoor fun the media room opens onto the terrace where there is a bubbling 8-seater hot-tub and barbecue
- Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom with two 3' beds and and en-suite shower room
- Separate wc

First Floor
- Bedroom 2: with a king-size bed
- Bedroom 3: with a king size bed
- Bedroom 4: with a king-size beds and an en-suite shower room
- Bathroom with bath, separate shower and wash basin, alongside is a separate wc and wash basin
Five steps lead to bedrooms five and six:
- Bedroom 5: with two single beds
- Bedroom 6: with two single beds
Spiral staircase between Bedrooms three and four rising to the second floor.

Second Floor
- Bedroom 7: with king-size bed and two single beds, making this an ideal family room. This room occupies the top floor of the house and, as it’s located in the eaves of the building, has sloping ceilings and oozes character with exposed brick and stone walls and beams
- En-suite bathroom With a roll top bath, heated towel rail, wash basin and wc

Exterior Grounds

- Large garden
- Seating area
- Hot tub
- A charcoal barbecue is provided (guests to provide their own fuel)
- Off street parking is available for up to four cars

Additional Information

- A welcome basket of logs is provided
- A high chair & travel cot can be provided upon request (please bring your own cot bedding)
- Well behaved dogs welcomed (small additional charge)
- Please note that guests are responsible for enforcing rules of safety regarding use of the hot tub (the relevant rules and advice can be found in the property Welcome Book)


About the surrounding area of Wimborne House
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Wimborne House is situated on the outskirts of the market town of Wimborne Minster, situated in beautiful East Dorset. The location is ideal for families with a wide range of restaurants, bars, boutique shops and helpful amenities just a 5-minute walk away. The closest sandy beaches can be found less than half an hour away at Bournemouth and on the gorgeous Sandbanks peninsular, here you can catch the chain ferry to the Victorian seaside town of Swanage, where there is plenty to see, do and explore. Poole Harbour is just 30-minutes away, from here catch a ferry to Brownsea Island with its impressive views and wonderful wildlife, including red squirrels and a variety of birdlife, it makes a relaxing day out that the whole family will enjoy.

For those looking to enjoy the great outdoors, Moors Valley Country Park is just twenty-minutes away and offers cycle paths, a steam railway and an entire forest to explore. There is also a “Go Ape!” on-site, perfect for the thrill seekers! Just ten minutes from Wimborne House is Kingston Lacy, owned by the National Trust, it is an opulent family home built in the Dorset countryside to resemble an Italian Palace. Visit in January or February and enjoy a walk amongst the beautiful snowdrops!

Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Wimborne Minster


Nearest Train Station Bournemouth


Nearest Restaurant Piccolo Pizza


Nearest Bar/Pub The Rising Sun


Nearest Supermarket Waitrose


Nearest Beach Sandbanks



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

Wimborne House makes a fantastic choice for those travelling with children. The location is excellent, a wide variety of helpful amenities are just minutes away on foot - perfect for little legs. The older children are bound to enjoy spending evenings hanging out in the cool media and games room while the younger visitors will enjoy spending afternoons playing games in the large garden. One of the bedrooms works perfectly as a family room, ideal for a couple travelling with two small chidren as part of a larger group. For the little ones, a highchair and travel cot are available at the property.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games


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 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 The client will be required to provide credit card details to the owner for a £1000 damage deposit as. It will be pre-authorised one week before the booking commences, any moneys owed will be discussed with the hirer and taken within one week of the hire coming to an end and the balance refunded within 2 weeks of departure.
Arrival time 4:30pm
Departure time 10:30am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in rental price
Minimum stay We have four pricing seasons (low, mid, high and Christmas) - and our bookings are either 3-night weekends (Friday to Monday), 4-nigh midweek (Monday to Friday) or 7-nigh full weeks (arriving either Monday or Friday).
Changeover day Mondays or Fridays
Internet access? Wi-Fi included in rental price
Pets welcome? Yes - pets are allowed for a charge of £25 per pet, per stay

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 12th 2020 - Jul 17th 2020 £2,516 £2,805 £2,892 £2,892
Jul 17th 2020 - Aug 31st 2020 £4,032 £4,495 £4,634 £4,634
Aug 31st 2020 - Oct 16th 2020 £1,914 £2,134 £2,204 £2,204
Oct 16th 2020 - Oct 26th 2020 £2,516 £2,805 £2,892 £2,892
Oct 26th 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 £1,914 £2,134 £2,204 £2,204
Dec 21st 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 - - - £6,257
Dec 28th 2020 - Jan 4th 2021 - - - £4,634
Jan 4th 2021 - Feb 15th 2021 £1,968 £2,193 £2,258 £2,258
Feb 15th 2021 - Feb 22nd 2021 £2,591 £2,889 £2,978 £2,978
Feb 22nd 2021 - Apr 2nd 2021 £1,968 £2,193 £2,258 £2,258
Apr 2nd 2021 - Apr 19th 2021 £4,139 £4,615 £4,763 £4,763
Apr 19th 2021 - May 28th 2021 £2,591 £2,889 £2,978 £2,978
May 28th 2021 - Jun 7th 2021 £4,139 £4,615 £4,763 £4,763
Jun 7th 2021 - Jul 23rd 2021 £2,591 £2,889 £2,978 £2,978
Jul 23rd 2021 - Aug 30th 2021 £4,139 £4,615 £4,763 £4,763
Aug 30th 2021 - Oct 22nd 2021 £1,968 £2,193 £2,258 £2,258
Oct 22nd 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 £2,591 £2,889 £2,978 £2,978
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 £1,968 £2,193 £2,258 £2,258
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 28th 2021 - - - £6,429
Dec 28th 2021 - Jan 13th 2022 - - - £4,763

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 12th 2020 - Jul 17th 2020 €2,639 €2,928 €3,034 €3,034
Jul 17th 2020 - Aug 31st 2020 €4,229 €4,692 €4,860 €4,860
Aug 31st 2020 - Oct 16th 2020 €2,007 €2,228 €2,312 €2,312
Oct 16th 2020 - Oct 26th 2020 €2,639 €2,928 €3,034 €3,034
Oct 26th 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 €2,007 €2,228 €2,312 €2,312
Dec 21st 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 - - - €6,563
Dec 28th 2020 - Jan 4th 2021 - - - €4,860
Jan 4th 2021 - Feb 15th 2021 €2,064 €2,290 €2,368 €2,368
Feb 15th 2021 - Feb 22nd 2021 €2,718 €3,016 €3,124 €3,124
Feb 22nd 2021 - Apr 2nd 2021 €2,064 €2,290 €2,368 €2,368
Apr 2nd 2021 - Apr 19th 2021 €4,341 €4,818 €4,995 €4,995
Apr 19th 2021 - May 28th 2021 €2,718 €3,016 €3,124 €3,124
May 28th 2021 - Jun 7th 2021 €4,341 €4,818 €4,995 €4,995
Jun 7th 2021 - Jul 23rd 2021 €2,718 €3,016 €3,124 €3,124
Jul 23rd 2021 - Aug 30th 2021 €4,341 €4,818 €4,995 €4,995
Aug 30th 2021 - Oct 22nd 2021 €2,064 €2,290 €2,368 €2,368
Oct 22nd 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 €2,718 €3,016 €3,124 €3,124
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 €2,064 €2,290 €2,368 €2,368
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 28th 2021 - - - €6,743
Dec 28th 2021 - Jan 13th 2022 - - - €4,995

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 12th 2020 - Jul 17th 2020 $2,982 $3,271 $3,428 $3,428
Jul 17th 2020 - Aug 31st 2020 $4,778 $5,242 $5,492 $5,492
Aug 31st 2020 - Oct 16th 2020 $2,268 $2,489 $2,612 $2,612
Oct 16th 2020 - Oct 26th 2020 $2,982 $3,271 $3,428 $3,428
Oct 26th 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 $2,268 $2,489 $2,612 $2,612
Dec 21st 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 - - - $7,416
Dec 28th 2020 - Jan 4th 2021 - - - $5,492
Jan 4th 2021 - Feb 15th 2021 $2,332 $2,558 $2,676 $2,676
Feb 15th 2021 - Feb 22nd 2021 $3,071 $3,369 $3,530 $3,530
Feb 22nd 2021 - Apr 2nd 2021 $2,332 $2,558 $2,676 $2,676
Apr 2nd 2021 - Apr 19th 2021 $4,906 $5,382 $5,645 $5,645
Apr 19th 2021 - May 28th 2021 $3,071 $3,369 $3,530 $3,530
May 28th 2021 - Jun 7th 2021 $4,906 $5,382 $5,645 $5,645
Jun 7th 2021 - Jul 23rd 2021 $3,071 $3,369 $3,530 $3,530
Jul 23rd 2021 - Aug 30th 2021 $4,906 $5,382 $5,645 $5,645
Aug 30th 2021 - Oct 22nd 2021 $2,332 $2,558 $2,676 $2,676
Oct 22nd 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 $3,071 $3,369 $3,530 $3,530
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 $2,332 $2,558 $2,676 $2,676
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 28th 2021 - - - $7,620
Dec 28th 2021 - Jan 13th 2022 - - - $5,645

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


  • Booked for a girly weekend

    Created on 15/02/2019

    Great to have such a large lounge, big table to eat together and use of the hot tub! Excellent customer service throughout my booking and stay. Convenient location so close to Wimborne town centre. Great selection of goodies on arrival, including some yummy chocolate brownies!

  • Wonderful winter retreat

    Created on 11/01/2019

    e were a large party of 14 and stayed at the house. It was a beautiful space large enough to accommodate all of us. Everyone enjoyed staying there and although we had some issues trying to light the log burner, the owners came to the rescue and we got it sorted.

  • Thank you

    Posted by Sue & Jody on 14/12/2018

    Such a beautiful place to hold our spect birthday celebration. Three generations of family were catered for the grandchildren loved the hot tub and the games room as did the adults. The accommodation was lovely and spacious we all had plentiful room to slip off if we wanted to. We all loved the decor and attention to detail in every room. Our dogs Rico and Chico has great fun in the safe garden. The goodies left for us was a lovely touch and the chocolate brownies were the best we have ever had. All in all it was a very special week for us all.

  • Perfect for the whole family

    Created on 16/11/2018

    A really clean, comfortable house with plenty of space, a well equipped kitchen and helpful staff around to advise when needed. The games room is amazing for kids big and small and ours loved having movie evenings on the big screen (thanks for the free movies!). The garden is fantastic; lots of space and enclosed so kids can run around care free. We also loved the cafe and shop next door and had a lovely walk around the grounds and garden. The village is Wimborne is picturesque and a great palace to explore as well as being a great access point to the Jurassic coast and lots of different attractions for families. We were a large party of adults and kids aged 5 - 9, we found our stay to be very enjoyable for everyone and we’d definitely come again.

  • A fantastic place to spend my 60th birthday

    Created on 23/10/2018

    The warmth from the aga greeted us as soon as we opened the front door.
    The house has a warm and homely feel and was enjoyed by all our family ranging in age from 15 months up to 60 years!!
    The house is ideally situated as there are many places to eat within walking distance .
    The games room and hot tub are an added bonus and were enjoyed by all.

  • We all loved the house

    Created on 20/10/2018

    We have a great four days. We lit the log fire every evening which made us feel very at home. The welcome pack of goodies and the flowers were a nice touch. Hopefully we will all return next year. Thankyou so much.

  • A welcoming country retreat

    Created on 10/10/2018

    Warm feel to the house both in terms of comfort and ambience. We were only a couple but the price was still reasonable for the generous facilities and expansive kitchenware. The kitchen was special as the Aga made it a cosy place to enjoy an evening meal after a day's hiking!! Lovely rooms, tastefully decorated and would be great for a family or group of friends - clean and well maintained. Very quiet at night even though it was within town. Great location for exploring East Dorset, the coast as well as the lovely walks through the Kingston Lacy estate and at Holt Heath.

  • Wonderful!

    Created on 05/10/2018

    We had a great week end stay. 11 adults and 1 child. Plenty of space, beautiful bedrooms, comfortable furnishings and so well equipped!!! A welcome pack that can only be described as delicious and generous. Log fire with plenty of logs and the addition of the hot tub, what can I say but inspired! We didn't use the Apple TV or play video games (maybe we're too old for that) but I'm sure others will find the upgrade a real bonus. This was our 3rd...or maybe 4th visit and we're back again next December for a Christmas break. There are so few places out there with enough bathrooms for so many people, but the House delivers on that front too. Easy walking to town and a downstairs bedroom which resolved the issue of accesibily for me while I'm on crutches.

  • Excellent

    Created on 05/10/2018

    Completely met our (high) expectations. Our group ranged from 69 years to 19 months old and every single one of us really enjoyed our stay

  • Enchanting stay

    Created on 28/09/2018

    A group of watercolour painters from Salisbury - just down the road - felt like we had entered a different world - so comfortable and calm, spacious and elegant. We found many things to excite the brushes and the pencils and, with all our basic daily needs sorted, we created in spades. We can't wait for another dose of magic.

  • We’ve booked for next year!

    Created on 16/08/2018

    The house met the needs of our multigenerational family aged 11-80, perfectly. We loved the interesting furnishings, thoughtful touches and plenty of space.

  • Wonderful stay

    Created on 08/08/2018

    We booked the Cottage for a week in August to celebrate my partner's birthday and couldn't have been more delighted with our choice. It is located virtually in the centre of Wimborne, yet manages to feel like you're a world away, with stunning views of the Wimborne Minster and the surrounding fields. The cottage itself is just beautiful and decorated in a simple, tasteful way and the garden is amazing, particularly for energetic children (our sone particularly loved the shepherd's hut). It's a great base for exploring Dorset and we managed numerous trips to the coast, in addition to making to most of Wimborne itself. All in all, it was such a truly wonderful week at the Cottage, if I could buy it right now, I would.

  • A great stay

    Created on 15/06/2018

    he house was perfectly set up for our two family’s, with a lovely stylish more adult living room, and very trendy games room. The kitchen was a very well equipped rooms .....Nothing else we wanted for whilst staying here. Lots of hot water for everyone to shower/bath. The hot tub was a lovely added luxury. And within a short stroll of the shops and cafes.

  • All Perfect! A truely memorable stay that everyone enjoyed. Thank you!

    Created on 16/04/2018

    Such a wonderful venue for a reunion get-together. Beautifully furnished house coped with 6 couples easily. Dining room perfect for a formal sit down meal and the kitchen big enough for us to stand around informally chatting, drinking coffee and eating toast. Log fire in lounge great for relaxing. Media room excellent for playing music... and a hot tub which we did not get around to using.

  • Lovely holiday home

    Created on 12/04/2018

    The cottage was charming, very comfortable and well equipped.The situation was fantastic - quiet but in the middle of town. Our one problem with the heating - we were too warm -was delt with swiftly and efficiently.

  • 5* stay

    Created on 11/04/2018

    The most wonderful and unexpected example of rus in urbe--a spacious country retreat right in the middle of a delightful town.

  • Perfect location

    Created on 16/03/2018

    Peaceful location yet within a few minutes walk to the centre of Wimborne. A cottage of character and well equipped. Many local places to visit both inland and on the coast.

  • Simply exceptional

    Created on 07/03/2018

    Beautiful house in a great location just steps away from the centre of Wimborne. Lovely welcome hamper with yummy chocolate brownies, bread, eggs and apple juice. Very well equipped and lovely Ren toiletries. The hot tub was a real treat even when it was snowing most of the weekend!

  • Loved the hot tub

    Created on 06/03/2018

    rom the moment we stepped through the curved front door, we fell in love with the house. We'd seen the photos, of course, but the reality was even more comfortable and stylish than we'd imagined.The house very quickly became "home" and it was great to have a sitting room and dining room large enough to accommodate us all. The hot tub was great fun especially in the early mornings when the temperature outside was only just above freezing!

  • Thoroughly enjoyed out stay.

    Created on 13/02/2018

    A great location, beautiful house. Perfect for a family gathering

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