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The Gatehouse, Wimborne, Dorset

Sleeps 10 - 16 7 Bedrooms 16 Dining

Pretty Georgian holiday house sleeping 16 with a games room and other cottages, for long weekends in Wimborne

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. The Gatehouse, Wimborne, Dorset, sleeps 10 - 16 in 7 bedrooms.

Deans Court Accommodation sleeps 6 to 28 across one large house and two cottages:
The Gatehouse sleeps 16
Apple Cottage sleeps 6
Plum Cottage sleeps 4 + 2 in the Shepherd's Hut

Deans Court is just 20 minutes from numerous award winning beaches, and fantastic walks along the Jurassic Coast - yet the accommodation itself is situated two minutes walk from the lovely market town of Wimborne.

The Gatehouse is a beautifully renovated Georgian house which offers bags of space for families or a big group of friends. Although the elegant, chalky-white façade suggests a compact building, on entering The Gatehouse you will discover high ceilings, cosy nooks, sash windows and a wonderful turned wooden staircase. The front windows frame views of the mature trees of this lovely estate, together with the iron gates to Deans Court.

The house was renovated a couple of years ago to a very high standard. The owners have used a mixture of antiques and modern furniture to give a lovely feeling blending old and new, featuring vibrant kilims and bright white wooden floors, while patterned French linen blinds look great with walls painted in delicate shades of blue and grey.

The seven bedrooms are filled with painted furniture and overlook the lawned garden; traditional bathrooms are stocked with fluffy white towels and fragrant Ren products.

The Gatehouse (sleeps 16):
Top Floor: family room (double and two singles) with en suite bathroom
Upstairs: three double rooms (one of which has an en suite shower room), two twin rooms and two bathrooms
Downstairs: one twin room (with en suite shower room), sitting room, large kitchen and separate breakfast room and dining room.

Apple Cottage (sleeps 6):
Upstairs: two double rooms and a bathroom
Downstairs: one twin/double room with en suite shower room, sitting room with wood burner, large kitchen/dining room and a separate w/c.

Plum Cottage (sleeps 4+2):
Upstairs: one double bedroom, one large twin bunk-bed hand-built for adults / children and a bathroom
Downstairs: large sitting room with wood burner, kitchen, and a separate w/c
Outside: designer Shepherd's Hut with wood burner.


Dog Friendly

Pets are welcome however, there is a £25 cleaning surcharge per pet.


There is a ground floor en suite twin room for those less able to take the stairs - but no specific disabled equipment (ie, handrails etc).

Hot Tub

Hot tub available outside the house.


WiFi available.


The Gatehouse boasts a fully functional kitchen with 5 ring gas hob, two ovens and warming Aga at the heart of it.

Dining Room

Can seat 16 all together.

Sitting Room

Cosy log burner fire (wood provided) large sofas and 4 armchairs, coffee table with a selection of the latest magazines. Television with Freesat.

TV and Music Facilities

TV with Freesat. Entertainment room has 75" TV with Netflix and Apple Movies (on request at small charge).

Games Room

The Entertainment Room has a 75" TV with Netflix, Apple Movies (£20 complementary usage) and an Xbox - with underfloor heating and over-sized beanbags

Heating and Open Fires

Central heating throughout. Snuggle up with a cup of hot chocolate in front of the sitting room's log burner.


Gatehouse: 7, with antique furniture and plush beds. Some en suite. Apple: 2 double, 1 twin. Plum: double, twin, small double in shepherd's hut.


All linen (including bedding and towels) are included in the hire.


There are three en suite rooms, two other bathrooms and two WCs.

Children's Facilities

Travel cot (please provide own sheets); High chair provided as standard - ask if more are needed.


A hot tub just outside, overlooking a large garden and seating area with barbecue and sun loungers.


8 spaces are available to guests to park at The Gatehouse.


The Gatehouse is a non-smoking property.

Booking Information

You can check availability, prices and book online via our website.
Changeovers are Mondays and Fridays. We offer: 3 night weekends; 4 night midweeks; or 7 night full weeks.

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The Gatehouse
Apple Cottage
Plum Cottage

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Please contact the owner for availability dates

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Late Deals

July 2024 Late Deals

Weekend of 12th or midweeks from 1st, 22nd or 29th

August 2024 Late Deals

Weekend of 9th or midweeks from 19th

September 2024 Late Deals

Midweeks from 9th or 30th


Wimborne is a very pretty market town, farmers market in the square every other Sat., small independent shops and cafes, including our own cafe serving homemade food, and a Waitrose around the corner.

  • Wimborne Minster 0.2 miles.
  • There is a Waitrose within walking distance - but plenty of others in the square, a two minute walk away.
  • With 13 pubs and a good dozen restaurants in the town, you will be spoilt for choice!
  • Bournemouth International Airport 10 miles.
  • Bournemouth Rail Station 12 miles.
  • Bournemouth Bus Station 12 miles.

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