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The Springhead Mill Hostel, Shaftesbury, 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.
The Springhead Mill Hostel, Shaftesbury, Dorset, sleeps 40 in 8 bedrooms.

Springhead is a beautiful seven-acre estate in North Dorset on the borders of both Wiltshire and Somerset. When groups book the Centre they have exclusive use of the 18th Century Mill buildings, stable block accommodation as well as the Trust’s lakeside gardens. The centre is perfect for all groups and Springhead’s friendly team will make every endeavour to ensure it is a success.

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 40 persons. Plus there is an en-suite twin bedroom in the Mill building, which has disabled access and facilities. All rooms have been recently refurbished.

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
Public telephone 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 and toilets. Mill building has 3 washrooms (including 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
No pool.
Secluded car park for 40 cars.
Smoking is not permitted.
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
0.5 miles
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, organic farm shop 3 miles
Nearest Pub / Eatery
Nearest Bistro Pub - The Fontmell 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

The Springhead Mill Hostel, 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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