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Springhead Mill Bunkhouse, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Large Bunkhouse for Family and Friend Holidays and Reunions in Dorset
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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 Bunkhouse, Shaftesbury, Dorset, sleeps 40 in 8 bedrooms.

When groups book the Centre, they have 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.

Adult groups choose to come to Springhead for a wide variety of reasons: some visit the Centre for its calm and spiritually uplifting ambiance; some for its beautiful setting and unique character; some for its ethos of creative and sustainable living and some for its friendly and helpful staff. Whatever the reason, once experienced, people return again and again to enjoy this special place.

Being tucked away in a quiet corner of the countryside, Springhead is frequently used as a retreat, far away from the stresses of today’s world, providing the privacy to practice such disciplines as Tai Chi; Yoga and meditation.

As a non-denominational centre, groups of all faiths stay at Springhead. In recent years, these have included Buddhists, Sikhs, Quakers, Muslims, Pagans, Jews and Christians.

Individuals, companies, environmental bodies and organisations also hire the premises for their own residential and non-residential events:



Walking and cycling breaks

Away days

Team building initiatives

Group holidays

Musical, art and literacy events

Group Accommodation Details

Kitchen Details
Large fully equipped professional kitchen
Dining Room
Seats 40 but Mill room can accommodate 50
Sitting Room
Two reception rooms including comfortable wicker chair seating in garden room
TV and Music Facilities
Telecom Facilities
Payphone and WiFi
Games Room
Heating / Open Fires
Night store and wood burner
5 bunk bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, 1 single
Accommodation block has 6 shower rooms toilets. Mill building has 3 washroons (including disabled facilities), 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 also available.
Swimming Pool
No pool.
No smoking.
By arrangement

Large Group Property Location

Springhead is located in the quintessential Dorset village of Fontmell Magna, approximately four miles from 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
Shaftesbury, 4 miles
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 Inn, 1/2 mile Nearest Family Pub - The Cricketers, Iwerne Courtney, 3 miles

Booking Information

Prices on request -from £20 per person per night. Late availability discounts offered


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Linda Gawler

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

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