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The Old Manor, Almer, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 9EP
Description of the holiday cottage
The Old Manor at Almer is an imposing country manor house set in 2 acres of grounds with a wide range of modern facilities, set against traditional country manor house comfort and design. Sympathetically styled to reflect the character that you would expect with a manor house, The Old Manor offers space in the Dorset countryside and yet is just a short drive to the Jurassic Coast. A holiday at the Old Manor is more than just enjoying a holiday home, it is an experience of living in a listed country manor house that exudes charm and character.
The Old Manor is styled for comfort with furnishings that reflect the heritage of the building, from the cottage styled kitchen to the traditional manor house styled drawing room where comfort and relaxation are reflected in the furnishings. The Old Manor is more than just a holiday home, it is an experience to be enjoyed
Downstairs you have a large country house kitchen fitted with all of the modern conveniences including two dishwashers and a very large Aga in a recess as well as a large electric oven and hob, with a large wooden kitchen table that makes this the heart of the home. With an additional pantry, there is plenty of room to move around and cook a meal for a large party. The dining room complete with its own wood burner has a large table that seats 12 comfortably and an additional round table by the bay window for 8, so that you can separate the children from the adults should you wish to do so.
There are two additional rooms to relax in including a snug with a very large open fireplace and comfortable sofas and armchairs, very popular in the winter months, alongside a large drawing room with modern tv, open fireplace and seating. On the first floor accessed through two staircases, there are a total of 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There are two large bathrooms accessible for all, both with large baths and fitted out to the highest standards. Three of the bedrooms on the first floor have double or twin beds, a fourth has a luxury king sized bed that was handmade and the fifth bedroom is the master bedroom with its own dressing room and a large four poster bed.
On the second floor there is a large bathroom that benefits from a double shower with beautiful styling that reflects the building. Four additional bedrooms on the second floor including two bedrooms with two singles or one double bed, one bedroom with up to four single beds and a cosy single bedroom.
Outside, there is a grand driveway that leads up to the main entrance surrounded by 2 acres of gardens for you to enjoy at your leisure. Again, the gardens are extensive with facilities that you would expect from a luxury holiday home including a tennis court as well as table and benches that seat up to 22 people along with a barbecue. There is a separate cottage with a games room to entertain both adults and children with games such as table football, table tennis and pool along with a range of board games and sports sets. There is also an outside hot tub for you to enjoy at a small additional cost and there is a gun safe in the house should you require it.
Activities can be booked on request including clay pidgeon shooting, archery and craft classes and The Old Manor is ideal for large groups where guests want to undertake some form of organised activities such as shooting during their stay. The Old Manor is a unique property in a wonderful location, ideal for large groups and families that want peace and quiet in a luxury and exclusive location where relaxation and fun is essential.
The Old Manor at Almer near Sturminster Marshall and Blandford Forum is a Grade II listed manor house in the hamlet of Almer in the Dorset countryside. This impressive manor house can sleep up to 20 people in 9 bedrooms and is full of the traditional character that you would expect from a listed manor house.
Sleeps: from 0 to 20
Contact Name: Sarah Campos-martyn
Telephone: 01747 811243
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This house COULD be beautiful and the location in Dorset offers lots to see and do nearby. However, the property is tired and in need of maintenance. For example: there are two dishwashers, neither of which work.
My family booked this property for a family reunion which was marred by no hot water for 5 of the 7 nights of our stay. when we reported this to the owner, she didn't answer for 3 days, and then told us we were using too much hot water. When we finally got a heating engineer to the property he found the boiler and immersion to be broken.
The owner does not appear to be interested in feedback about the property, so I suspect that the state of the house will not improve.
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