The Springhead Trust, Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Sleeps
2-20
Bedrooms
11
Dining
50
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2008
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Large bunkhouse and cottages sleeping 20 for family get togethers, group holidays and wedding celebrations near Shaftesbury

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Springhead Trust, Shaftesbury, Dorset, sleeps 2-20 in 11 bedrooms.

Sleeps 2 to 44 in 3 accommodation type
The Centre sleeps 36
Historic house sleeps 6 + 3 double sofa beds
Mill Building sleeps 2

The Centre is suitable for a wide variety of groups including family gatherings and wedding parties, adult groups on retreats (yoga etc), youth groups and schools on educational and holiday trips. Its beautiful ornamental and wild gardens are situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to Fontmell Down, recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. People of all ages find it a relaxing and enriching place to visit.

Springhead is a beautiful 7-acre estate in North Dorset on the borders of both Wiltshire and Somerset. Its stunning lakeside gardens are featured in the book "1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die" by Rae Spencer-Jones.

When a group books the Centre, it has the exclusive use of the 7 acres of ornamental lakeside gardens and a choice of, or combination of, two styles of accommodation - Standard and Historic Extra:

Standard includes the 18th Century Mill Buildings, stable block accommodation and Trust's lakeside gardens. In the main Mill Building, there are two good-sized reception rooms upstairs which overlook the lake and gardens. The larger room, the Mill Room, can seat up to 55 people and is ideal for workshops and presentations. The Garden Room offers comfortable wicker chairs, a fireplace with a log burner and French doors leading onto the gardens. On the ground floor there is a professional kitchen and a large dining room that opens on to a picturesque courtyard, where guests can enjoy eating al fresco in summer.

The Standard accommodation has bunk, single and twin bedrooms for up to 38 including an en suite twin bedroom in the Mill Building, which has disabled access and facilities.

The Historic Extra accommodation comprises 4 bedrooms for up to an additional 10 guests in spacious boutique-style rooms in the newly renovated Historic House. Perfect, too, for smaller groups of up to 6.

Guests have the option of full, half board or self-catered facilities.

Facilities

Large and fully equipped professional kitchen.
Dining Room seats 40 but the Mill Room can accommodate 50 seated for a meal and 60 for a conference.
2 reception rooms including comfortable wicker chair seating in Garden Room.
None available.
Public telephone and WiFi.
There is no games room.
Night storage heating and wood burner.
Centre: 5 bunk bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, 1 single. Historic house has 6 doubles + 3 sofa beds.
Linen is provided.
Accommodation blocks have 6 modern shower rooms and toilets. Mill Building has 3 wash-rooms (including 1 disabled toilet) plus an en suite bedroom.
Disabled access and toilets.
Children's games available.
7 acres of grounds including lakeside gardens, orchard and picnic tables. Barbecue and camp fire areas available.
There is no pool.
Secluded car park for 40 cars.
No smoking please.
By arrangement - please enquire.

Location

Springhead is located in the quintessential Dorset village of Fontmell Magna, approximately 4 miles south of the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury.
4 miles Shaftesbury.
0.5 mile to local shop, 4 miles to supermarket, nearest organic farm shop 3 miles.
Nearest Bistro Pub - The Fontmell, Fontmell Magna 0.5 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.

Self Catering
Yes
Outside Caterers
Yes
Breakfast
Yes
Other Meals
Yes
Full Board Only
No
Wi-fi
Yes
Games Room
No
Hot Tub
No
Swimming Pool
No
Tennis Court
No
Pets
Yes
Open Fire
Yes
Disabled Access
Yes

Getting here

Fontmell Magna
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 0NU
United Kingdom
Gillingham approx 6 miles, takes 25 minutes.
0.5 mile.
Bournemouth International approx 25 miles, takes 1 hour.

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The Springhead Trust, Shaftesbury, Dorset
2-20
11
50

Linda Gawler

Joined us: 2008
+44 (0)1747 811 853
Fontmell Magna
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 0NU
United Kingdom