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Sleeps 23 adults Bedrooms 11 Bathrooms 9 Pets Not accepted Region Dorset Town/village Beaminster
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Majestic Lake House, near Beaminster (DNDWH)

This 17th century moated manor house is ideal for discovering the Dorset coast and the Cerne Abbas Giant.
Dating mainly from the 17th century, with some parts much older, this fine spacious, moated manor house, with its own large garden, was formerly owned by the Dukes of Bolton and the Earl of Sandwich. Now part of an educational complex, it has been modernised, yet retains its character and charm and serves as a memorable venue for large family and group re-unions.  


4 reception rooms; Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Games Room & Dining Room. 

Kitchen with range-style cooker.

Old chapel games room.

An elegant drawing room with open fire, a dining room and a games room, it has its own garden.


Boasting eleven bedrooms (8 with en-suite facilities)

First floor

All first floor bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and toilet or shower room with toilet.

Three double bedrooms. Five twin bedrooms, one with additional bunk beds (for +2).

Second floor:

Two twin bedrooms. Single bedroom.  Bathroom with toilet.


Nestling below the Wessex Ridgeway, and close to the spectacular Dorset coastline, Hooke Court is just 10½ miles from West Bay (formerly Bridport Harbour), and is within easy reach of both pebbly Chesil Beach and Golden Cap cliff. Looking back further into the past than Hardy’s timeless ‘Wessex’, there are traces of Roman and pre-Roman culture ready to be explored. With Maiden Castle, Poundbury, Maumbury Rings and Cerne Abbas – home to the well-endowed Cerne Giant cut into a steep chalk hillside, well worth visiting.
For days out, a pilgrimage to Hardy’s birthplace (NT), his school, his home and Stinsford Church, where his heart is buried, is a rewarding experience.  

Close by is Eggardon’s hill fort, 3 nature reserves, fishing, walking and sailing.

Roman town of Dorchester (with weekly market), 13 miles.
Golf course at Crewkerne.
Shops and pubs 3½ miles.

Bed linen, electricity and full oil central heating (October – April £250 per week poa). Fuel for fire included. 


There is a moat in the garden.

This property has a security deposit of £200.

Exterior | Hooke Court, Hooke, nr. BeaminsterLiving room | Hooke Court, Hooke, nr. BeaminsterDining room | Hooke Court, Hooke, nr. BeaminsterKitchen/diner | Hooke Court, Hooke, nr. BeaminsterDouble bedroom | Hooke Court, Hooke, nr. BeaminsterTwin bedroom | Hooke Court, Hooke, nr. BeaminsterGames room | Hooke Court, Hooke, nr. BeaminsterView | Hooke Court, Hooke, nr. Beaminster
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Open Fire
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings.

LocationSouth West

England’s peninsula incorporates the counties of Cornwall and Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol. This region is mostly rural so is perfect to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, whether relaxing with the family by the seaside or exploring the wild moors and rugged coastline. The area boasts hundreds of beautiful sandy bays to choose from and fantastic surfing opportunities. The historic cities of Exeter, Bath and Gloucester are definitely worth a visit, and with transport links all the way down to Penzance even the famous Lands End and remote Isles of Scilly can be reached.

Area Dorset


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