Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Dorset village of Milton on Stour you’ll find the impressive Milton Manor. Sat on six acres of private landscaped gardens this 14 bedroom Georgian home caters for all. A former family home with bed and breakfast, this grand venue has recently been reinjected with love and has been fully refurbished whilst retaining the stunning Georgian features. With floor to ceiling Georgian sash windows and doors throughout, the property is flooded with natural light. The grand entrance hall leads to the large drawing room with original floor to ceiling bay windows offering impressive views of the garden as well as a grand open fireplace perfect for pre-dinner drinks. Opposite is a large TV room with a smaller dining area suitable for 8-10 people off the side. The snug provides an area to unwind, play cards and watch internet TV in front of a roaring open fire. The games room will be a popular spot for entertaining the whole family with table tennis, board games and more. The property has two kitchens, one open plan kitchen with modern facilities and a grand dining table enable all guests to dine together to celebrate any occasion. The seond kitchen has a large fireplace as well as bifold doors opening to the walled garden, making it suitable for the whole year, from cosy winter meals to sunny summer alfresco dining. Both kitchen's equipped with a Range Master/built in oven as well as a fridge freezer. Both kitchens are accompanied with a dishwasher to save on the washing up! Once the evening draws to a close, make your way up the large central staircase to the bedrooms, all of which have unique and charming characters, in keeping with the countryside setting. The huge windows in every bedroom flood the rooms with natural light as well as offering spectacular views of the undulating Dorset countryside. The rooms vary from four bed studios to single bedrooms all with full en-suites. One double and one single bedrooms with en-suites are on the ground-floor enabling disabled access. All bedding and towels are crisp and white as they are laundered and supplied by a local hotel supply company. Enjoy extensive well-maintained gardens incorporating expansive lawns, mature wild flower beds, a walled garden, a pond and ancient trees. Milton Manor offers plenty of entertainment and entertaining spaces outdoors including; a hot tub, tree house, pond and BBQ, cricket pitch as well as benefiting from a private entrance and large car park. If you can pull yourself away from this incredible holiday home, there is an abundance of local attractions to explore between the Cranborne Chase AONB and the Dorset AONB, with the thriving town of Shaftesbury close by and housing a number of attractions, including; the cobbled street of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden Trust. For beach enthusiasts, the world heritage Jurassic coast is less than an hours drive away. Milton Manor really does have something for everyone, providing the all year round perfect holiday experience.
A small bustling North Dorset market town in the heart of the Blackmore Vale, well served by a good selection of local shops, inns, restaurants, and a direct rail link from London to the West Country. The town was immortalised by John Constable's famous painting of The Old Town Bridge, which now hangs in the Tate Gallery. The Blackmore Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is part of the Stour Valley, vividly depicted by Thomas Hardy in Tess of The D'Urbervilles, as 'Vale of the little dairies', with lush green countryside and a 'patchwork quilt' of fields. The area abounds with pretty rural walks and offers numerous National Trust properties and historic houses within a short drive, such as Stourhead, Longleat and Wilton, whilst the wonderful Dorset Heritage Coast is also an easy drive.
Fourteen bedrooms all with en-suites; 1 x ground-floor super-king size, 1 x ground-floor single.
First Floor, 4 x double, Family bedroom with 1 x super king leading to a separate room with 1 x twin, 1 x bunk 1 x single, 1 x twin, 1 x super king, Family room with 1 x super king and 1 x single.
Second Floor, Family bedrooms with 1 x double leading to separate room with 1 x twin, Family bedrooms with 1 x double and 1 x single with separate room leading to 1 x single.
Grand entrance hall.
Drawing room with open fire.
Snug with TV and open fire.
Games room with table tennis, pool table, board games and fridge.
Open-plan kitchen/diner with fireplace.
Oil central heating.
Double oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine.
DVD player and WiFi.
Fuel and power included in rent.
Bed linen and towels included in rent.
Travel cot and highchair available on request.
Off-road parking for 6 cars, and an additional large car park to the right of the driveway.
Enclosed walled garden with lawn, patio area, furniture, tree house, cricket pitch, pond and BBQ.
Three well-behaved pets welcome.
Sorry, no smoking.
Shop 1.4 miles, pub 0.9 miles.
Note; Please do not allow children in the tree house or near the pond unsupervised.
Note; No stag/hen parties, or similar.
Note; Check-in 4pm, Check-out 10am.
Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £1000 for this property.
Note; There is a £35 charge per pet per stay.
Note: Pets are to be kept downstairs.
No firework allowed.
Please note: Due to the size of the property, it may take a while for the showers to get warm.
Pre-prepared or in-house Catering options can be arranged with the owner
Downstairs, the kitchen and dining worked really well. However, my feedback is, your bathrooms, gosh they really need work on the 1st floor and especially in the attic suites... Also, the bedroom where you just have a curtain between the bath and the bedroom (I appreciate it's small) was very disappointing to put a couple in - no dressing mirror (tiny one by sink not adequate), no where to hang clothes. But essentially your bathrooms let you down - they need redecoration. A big point for me as I had musicians playing is thathe piano is not 'good' it really wasn't up for using and I mention this as it was a specific reason for booking (I'm afraid it's on it's way to piano heaven in terms of key action, keyboard itself, the ricketiness of it and would require some degree of work). Also the music room is tiny and the piano faces the wall. This doesn't live up to the marketing for it - so I'd suggest you think about that part. Light bulbs in lamps were missing downstairs - just worth checking. These are the reasons it scored 4. We've hired house before and realise of course they aren't hotels... We're not silly or arrogant.. It's just feedback for you to think about. Overall it is a really well located, well thought out venue. So, thank you.
The games room needs some attention. The pool table has seen better days and a light over the dart board would be helpful. The kitchen equipment is lacking in some areas, only 2 wooden spoons, one small saucepan and no oven gloves. Trivial things but easily sorted. Basically, loved the place and would recommend.
We spent the majority of our stay in the amazing grounds. We loved the huge dining table in the main kitchen. Some of the bathrooms could do with some TLC but on the whole we really enjoyed our stay.
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