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.