Roaring fires and sea views

Get the celebration underway in an oak-panelled, chandeliered dream of a country house on the Jurassic coast. Crack open the brandy by the roaring fires and toast the sea views. Summon up our chef for local game, meats and award-winning local wine.

A Jurassic-coast jewel

If you’re not a lord or lady, now you can at least live like one. Kimmeridge Hall in Dorset is an oak-panelled dream of a country manor with drawing room to boot. Eighteenth-century plaster work and Furstenberg plates adorn the dining room; an air of grand opulence hangs in the air.

Age and character can be read in every beam, panel and 17th-century Dutch painting and ancestral portrait. Not that you’ll feel over-formal: the WiFi and satellite TV are far from ancient history and the modern kitchen comes with Mexican stone tiles.

If you’ve wanted a reunion, get-together, wedding or family escape, this is the place. Set in two acres of Mediterranean flower garden and orchard, Kimmeridge Hall is a Jurassic-coast jewel. It’s a place to escape the real world, leave the walled garden and walk the woods and fields, past sphinxes, urns and obelisks, down to Kimmeridge Bay.

Call up our chef for local game, meats and award-winning Dorset wine. Crack open the brandy (next to Brandy Bay) by the roaring fires and toast the sea views. Get the party started and get busy making memories.

Garden and Grounds

Two acres of flower gardens, orchards, and a Mediterranean garden surround Kimmeridge Hall.

Explore the delicately landscaped walled gardens, and enjoy the lovely variety of colours and scents as you pick your favourite spot.

At the bottom of the main walled garden is a walk through woods and fields, past sphinxes, urns and obelisks, down to the beautiful Kimmeridge Bay.

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Living Spaces

The huge family sized rooms are full of character and charm, and are the perfect backdrop to create wonderful memories.

The Cedar Room has satellite TV, so you wont have to miss the big game. Wireless Broadband is provided throughout most of the house, so you can surf the web as much as you like.

The Drawing Room is a lovely wood panelled room with heaps of books for you to lose yourself in, and squishy sofas for the whole family to get together and enjoy a fun evening.

Cooking and Dining

The huge Dining Room is light and airy, with great garden views. The dining table can comfortably seat 20 guests, so there is plenty of space for all your family and friends to enjoy a delicious evening meal together.

There is a modern kitchen paved with Mexican stone tiles , with a table seating eight to enjoy a family breakfast, two 4-ring hobs and two ovens, so cooking up a storm is most definitely an option.

Enjoy the pleasure of some extra luxuries to make your Big Cottage holiday or weekend even more memorable. We’ve top class chefs available to create and serve a special three course dinner, drop off ready meals when you arrive, or serve a classic brunch on Sunday morning. Or book a chef for the week and relax.

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Bedrooms

The eight bedrooms at Kimmeridge Hall are traditionally furnished and most have stunning garden views, and you may even catch a glimpse of the sea on a clear day.

There are six bedrooms on the first floor, two of which have luxurious en suite bathrooms.

There are an additional two bedrooms on the second floor, which share a shower room.

You have the choice of four double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms and two single bedrooms.

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What people say

What people say

Just a quick email to say thanks to you and kate & tom's for organising Kimmeridge Hall for the weekend - everyone loved the house, had a wonderful time, and I had a really good birthday down there! - Claire
“Wonderful weather, wonderful location the weekend was perfect. Great to have my Family together in this beautiful House.” - Sophie
"“We feel so lucky to have seen the very best of late Spring at Kimmeridge – Bluebells, Campion, Wild Garlic, Cow Parsley, Lambs, Mustard Fields – it is a form of Paradise. With all our thanks.” - Carol
"“The house is so peaceful and relaxed, it is so homely” " - Dan
“We had a wonderful weekend at Kimmeridge Hall last weekend, it was just beautiful. Everything from the setting, to the facilities, to the weather was just perfect! The housekeeper was delightful and very helpful and even left homemade scones for our arrival! We are already plotting how we can orchestrate a return visit!” - Sarah
"We had a fantastic weekend. This was a great venue for a special family party. It is set in beautiful countryside and the house itself, although elegant and well proportioned, has a lived in feel. Everyone loved the house and the staff were so helpful. The chef Louisa also did a fantastic job catering for a one year old's party, a 60th birthday dinner and a Sunday lunch for 11. We would love to visit again." - Michelle

Breathtakingly beautiful

Kimmeridge Bay is the beautiful haunt of swimmers, divers, surfers and fossil-hunters. It’s also haunted by Clavell’s Tower, inspiration for the 1975 murder story The Black Tower. Lighten the mood with boat trips, fishing, falconry, riding or paragliding.

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