English Country Houses



Dorset, Great Britain

Smedmore House

Stunning 18th century Georgian manor house on the Jurassic coast with superlative views over Kimmeridge Bay.



  • ‘A National Trust house without the ropes’
  • Sleeps up to 16 guests
  • 8 double bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Beautiful, welcoming reception rooms and library
  • Formal dining room for up to 20 guests
  • Fully equipped kitchen with table for 10
  • Two acres of wonderfully landscaped gardens
  • Walk through the garden down to Kimmeridge bay
  • Private use of the estate boat house on the bay
  • Well behaved dogs welcome
  • Activities available include swimming, canoeing, surfing, wind-surfing, golf,  falconry, horse-riding, judo, para-gliding and fossil hunting

The House

From £2050 for 2 nights Floor Plan +
  • Snedmore House is a stunning 18th century Georgian manor house on the Jurassic coast in Dorset with superlative views over Kimmeridge Bay. Described as ‘National Trust house without the ropes’ guests staying at this wonderful manor house are immediately immersed in the style and elegant spaces that characterise houses of this era. Furnishings and finishes are traditional, comfortable and welcoming with beautiful antiques throughout. Eight pretty bedrooms are laid out over the top two floors of the house and the three reception rooms plus formal dining room mean that guests will certainly not want for space. Outside two acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, including both walled and Mediterranean gardens, lead down to woods and fields, past Clavell’s Tower, sphinxes, urns and obelisks, onto Kimmeridge Bay where guests can hire the house Boathouse for the duration of their stay. If you desire more than floating around the house and grounds, there are plenty of activities available locally plus pubs and restaurants aplenty. We are so delighted to be able to offer guests the chance to stay in this historical gem.


    • Daily cleaning service
    • Chef available on request (additional cost)
    • Meal delivery service available
    • Satellite TV + Netflix
    • WiFi/broadband in most rooms
    • Toiletries and towels for house and beach provided
    • Spa treatments available on request (additional cost)

    House Details

    Ground Floor: Drawing room, Cedar reception room, dining room, library, formal dining room, fully equipped kitchen, WC suitable for disabled access

    First Floor: Master bedroom with king size bed en suite bathroom and amazing views, king size bed with views over the walled garden, large double bedroom with en suite bathroom and sea views, double or twin bedroom, two twin bedrooms (which have Jack and Jill access to the two kingsize bathrooms via separate doors), family bathroom.

    Second Floor: Double bedroom, twin bedroom, family bathroom with separate shower,  WC

    Staff Flat (additional cost): Good for staff or overflow guests, two twin bedrooms, bathroom

    Boathouse (additional cost): on Kimmeridge Bay for storing watersport equipement.

    EOT: N/A


    Famous for its Jurassic coast and the amazing Durdle Door arch, Dorset is also home to beautiful scenery, wonderful villages and big seascapes.

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