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King John's House - First floor drawing room
Japanese Pavilion and water gardens at King John's House
Pavilion Bedroom
Garden view at King John's House
King John's House - kitchen
King John's House - Medieval Dining Hall
King John's House - TV room and study
King John's House - Oak Panelled Sitting Room
King John's House - master bedroom
King John's House - Master Bedroom through to en suite
King John's House - Blue bedroom
King John's House - Red bedroom
King John's House - Panel twin bedroom
King John's House - Upstairs landing
King John's House - Attic bathroom
Front view of King John's House
Butler's House Sitting Room
Butler's House Kitchen & Sitting Room
Butler's House Flecka Bedroom
Butler's House Flecka En Suite
Butler's House Betty Bedroom
Butler's House Betty En Suite
View from the terrace
The Folly at King John's House
A stunning place to rest
Garden gates at King John's House
Pots, steps, bench and a well maintained hedge at King John's House
The Church, next door
King John's House - First floor drawing room
Japanese Pavilion and water gardens at King John's House
Pavilion Bedroom
Garden view at King John's House

King John's House, Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Sleeps 2 - 19 10 Bedrooms 18 Dining

Beautiful historic holiday house in Cranborne Chase sleeping 19 for special occasions and weekends with friends and family

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. King John's House, Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wiltshire, sleeps 2 - 19 in 10 bedrooms.

King John's House sleeps 13
Butler's sleeps 4
Pavilion sleeps 2
Available as a whole sleeping 19

King John's House is located on the Rushmore Estate, part of the Cranborne Chase, an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty and traditionally a Royal hunting ground. A special venue for a celebration, be it a milestone birthday, wedding anniversary or large family reunion.

The medieval entrance hall, originally built in 1240, features a huge fireplace, flagstone floor and stone mullioned windows and dining table for 18. The oak panelled snug sitting room, added during the Tudor era, has an original fireplace together with a door leading out to the terrace.

The kitchen is large and well-equipped with breakfast table and leads to a utility area and walk in larder. The TV room/study has a desk and comfy soft seating with flat screen, wall-mounted TV and DVD. The inner hall leads to a shower room/wc and connecting door to the Butler's House, with 2 more double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a sitting room.

A sweeping oak staircase leads to the elegant first floor drawing room, overlooking the garden and with a large open fireplace. At the far end are 2 double bedrooms, both with half-tester canopies and en suite shower room/WC. On this floor is a further twin with Tudor panelling and decorative brick fireplace, with separate bathroom. Also the Master king-size bedroom, dressing area and luxurious, contemporary shower room/WC. On the landing, a handy cupboard contains a small ‘bar’ with sink. A further staircase leads to the 2nd floor with a single bedroom, further large double attic room and bathroom.

Outside, the house is surrounded by extensive private gardens and includes a further bedroom in the Japanese pavilion, offering a superking size bed, sauna, shower, WC. The pavilion terrace is the perfect romantic escape, surrounded by restful water gardens.

The grounds are a seamless blend of formal and natural landscaping, featuring a croquet lawn and long ascending canal with fountain, leading the eye to a distant folly.

Nearby are The Larmer Tree, a Victorian pleasure garden, and Rushmore Golf Club, both attractions part of the Rushmore Estate.


Dog Friendly

Pets are welcome by prior arrangement and at an additional cost of £25 per pet.


No specific facilities for disabled guests.


Landline in the TV room and free WiFi available. Mobile reception is generally intermittent throughout the village.


Automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher, gas ‘Range’ style cooker with 2 ovens, microwave, fridge/freezer, additional drinks fridges.

Dining Room

The Medieval Hall has a large open fireplace and dining table to seat 18 guests.

Sitting Room

Downstairs Tudor wood panelled snug with gas fire, soft seating and door to terrace. Upstairs drawing room has open fireplace and outstanding views.

TV and Music Facilities

TV room/study and Butler’s House sitting room, flat screen smart TVs. Sonos music system in the hall and drawing room.

Heating and Open Fires

Open fires in the Medieval Hall and Drawing Room. Central heating throughout, oil fired in one part of the house and gas in the other.


Master king, 2 s/k with half tester, twin, single, attic double, gd flr s/k or twin. 2 bedrooms in Butlers House - double or twin, Pavilion s/king.


All bed linen and towels including bath sheet, hand towel and face flannel for each guest. Tea towels in kitchen. Towels provided in wc's and sauna.


Downstairs wc/shower. 1st floor 3 en suite: shower, bathroom, shower over bath. 2nd floor bath and separate shower. Pavilion - wc/shower and sauna.

Children's Facilities

TV room, board games, puzzles and croquet lawn outside.


Outdoor furniture on house and pavilion terraces. Gas barbecue. Stunning local walks from the house including Larmer Tree within a short distance.


Ample parking in private drive at back of house.


No smoking is permitted within the house.

Booking Information

Prices given are for whole house – please enquire for smaller groups. Short breaks (3 nights throughout the year). Changeover day to suit your stay. There is a £350 security deposit that will be refunded after your stay, provided there are no damages. Please contact us for prices and availability.

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King John's House

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Weekly Price
From £6000
3 Night Weekend
From £4850
Midweek per night
From £1750


The house is positioned in its own private grounds within the village of Tollard Royal. There is beautiful church next door and an excellent pub (The King John Inn) a few minutes’ walk away.

  • Local shopping in the historic town of Shaftesbury, 7 miles away, or Blandford Forum, around 10 miles.
  • In the village of Sixpenny Handley, just a couple of miles away on the B3081, there is an amazing butcher's shop and a general store where you can purchase most necessities.
  • The King John Inn, a few minutes walk away, or The Museum Inn in the next village of Farnham, Dorset.
  • Southampton - 40 miles, Heathrow - 90 miles.
  • Tisbury - 10 miles, Gillingham, Dorset - 12 miles, Salisbury 18 miles.

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