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Springhead Mill and Lakeside Gardens, Dorset

Large Holiday Cottage Group Accommodation For Families and Groups in Dorset, UK
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 Courtyard offering al fresco diningGarden rooms with views of the lakeView of rotunda across the lakeEntrance from car park down into the gardensWalkway leading to the seven springsEn suite bedroom with disabled facilities
Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Springhead Mill and Lakeside Gardens, Dorset, sleeps 40 in 8 bedrooms.

Springhead is a beautiful seven-acre estate in North Dorset on the borders of both Wiltshire and Somerset. Its stunning lakeside gardens are featured in the book "1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die" by Rae Spencer-Jones.

The centre is used by a wide variety of groups including youth groups and schools on educational and holiday trips, adult groups on retreats (Yoga etc.), family gatherings and wedding parties. Its vibrant, inspirational environment is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and nearby Fontmell Down, recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. People of all ages, especially the young, find it an exciting and enriching place to visit.

When a group books the Centre, it has the exclusive use of the 18th Century Mill Buildings, stable block accommodation and Trust's lakeside gardens. In the main Mill Building, there are three good-sized reception rooms. The dining room on the ground floor overlooks a picturesque courtyard where in summer guests can enjoy eating al fresco. The other two reception rooms are situated on the first floor and overlook the lake. The larger room, namely the Mill Room, can seat up to 60 people theatre style and is ideal for workshops and presentations. While the Garden Room offers comfortable wicker chairs, a fireplace with a log burner and French doors leading onto the gardens.

The accommodation in the grounds and cottage has bunk, single and twin bedrooms for up to 38 persons. Plus, there is an en-suite twin bedroom in the Mill building, which has disabled access and facilities.

Guests have the option of full, half board or self-catered facilities.

Group Accommodation Details

Kitchen Details
Large and fully equipped professional kitchen.
Dining Room
Dining Room seats forty but the Mill Room can accommodate fifty seated for a meal and sixty for a conference
Sitting Room
Two reception rooms including comfortable wicker chair seating in Garden Room.
TV and Music Facilities
Telecom Facilities
Public telephone and WiFi
Games Room
Heating / Open Fires
Night store and wood burner.
5 bunk bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, 1 single.
Accommodation Blocks have 6 modern shower rooms and toilets. Mill Building has 3 wash-rooms (including 1 disabled toilet) plus one en-suite bedroom.
Disabled Facilities
Disabled access and toilets
Children's Facilities
Children's games available
Outdoor Facilities
Seven acres of grounds including lakeside gardens, orchard and picnic tables. Barbecue and camp fire areas available.
Swimming Pool
Secluded car park for 40 cars
By arrangement

Large Group Property Location

Springhead is located in the quintessential Dorset village of Fontmell Magna, approximately four miles south of the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury.
Nearest Station
Gillingham approx 6 miles, takes 25 minutes.
Nearest Bus
1/2 mile.
Nearest Airport
Bournemouth International approx 25 miles, takes 1 hour.
Nearest Town
4 miles Shaftesbury
Nearest Shop
1/2 mile to local shop, 4 miles to supermarket, nearest organic farm shop 3 miles
Nearest Pub / Eatery
Nearest Bistro Pub - The Fontmell, Fontmell Magna 1/2 mile Nearest Family Pub The Cricketers, Iwerne Courtney 3 miles

Booking Information

Prices on request - from £20.00 per person per night. Late availability discounts offered


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Linda Gawler

Springhead Mill and Lakeside Gardens, Dorset
Sleeps 40, Bedrooms 8, Dining 50
+44 (0)1747 811 853
The Springhead Trust Ltd, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury Dorset, SP7 0NU

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