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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 254 reviews

Fabulously creative accommodation dotted amongst splendid gardens

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Wheelchair accessible

This former summer house set in beautiful grounds has a dramatic coastal location. They rear their own livestock, including pigs and chickens, and there is a walled garden which provides much of the produce for the popular restaurant, an authentic reproduction greenhouse; alfresco eating is possible in the warmer months as there is a wood-fired oven in the grounds. The bedrooms come in an array of shapes and sizes – some are in the main house and some feature rooms are to be found in outbuildings. All are spacious, have high quality fixtures and come with their own larders and Nespresso machines. There are plenty of comfortable lounges where guests can make themselves at home, including a cosy cocktail lounge. Treatments can be taken in the two attractively converted shepherd's huts, and there's The Roundhouse which is ideal for private dining in a peaceful garden setting.

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  • En-suite rooms: 23
  • Ground-floor rooms: 6
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 30


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu


  • Other leisure facilities: Treatment rooms, beach hut, round house
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme

Getting here

A338 from Bournemouth, follow signs to Sandbanks ferry, cross on ferry, then 3 miles to Studland.

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