Impressive Georgian country house sleeping 24 for celebrations or family holidays on the Isle of Purbeck
Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Smedmore House, Kimmeridge, Dorset, sleeps 8 - 24 in 12 bedrooms.
One of Dorset’s finest Georgian coastal manor houses, Smedmore House is available for all types of celebratory event, including weddings and civil ceremonies. This elegant but cosy historic house is also available for hire on a self-catered basis for holidays and weekends. Smedmore House is also the perfect venue for exclusive use corporate events, dinners, meetings, presentations and can also be hired as a film location. It is normally not suitable for Stag & Hen parties.
Smedmore House sleeps 16, and the Garden Wing sleeping 6 and Penthouse sleeping 2 are also available to larger groups. Occasionally the Garden Wing may be available as a separate stand alone let too.
Nestling between the sea and the downs in Thomas Hardy country, Smedmore House offers a level of peace and privacy hard to find elsewhere. The house is surrounded by extensive flower gardens and orchards with spectacular views down the pretty woodland avenue, past obelisks and sphinxes to Kimmeridge Bay and distant Weymouth.
The house has a wonderful warm and lived-in atmosphere. The furniture has been handed down through the generations and includes ancestral portraits and many beautiful things collected by the owner's family over the years. The dining room, which comfortably seats 20 at the main table, has eighteenth-century plaster-work and walls hung with over 100 beautiful blue and white antique plates.
There are 2 elegant sitting rooms with log fires, a well-equipped kitchen with 2 ovens and 2 dishwashers so you can cater for your group and comfortable spacious bedrooms with a good ratio of bathrooms to bedrooms. There's satellite TV and plenty of books. There is also a barbecue and ample garden furniture.
The House Warden lives nearby and will greet you when you arrive. We have a list of caterers for special meals and extra domestic help for cleaning, clearing or table laying can be arranged if you are looking for a complete rest.
Kimmeridge Bay, famous for its fossils and wind surfing, is less than a mile away. Further afield you will find the lovely sandy beaches at Studland, the natural swimming pool in the rocks at Dancing Ledge, spectacular Corfe Castle and the charming towns of Wareham and Swanage. You will discover that the Isle of Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast are rightly famous for their beauty.