Warmwell House is a Jacobean Manor (built between 1618-1620) in the heart of Hardy’s Dorset. It sits proudly at the end of a sweeping drive with far-reaching views across the hills towards the famous Jurassic Coast, a mere three miles away. The house is full of charm and character and has many original features and antique furnishings yet it has also been sensitively modernised to provide all modern-day comforts. It is a real meeting of old-school luxury and twenty-first century essentials…..Think classic English country house and rural peace, with great wifi!
We have top quality chefs and caterers who can provide the finest dining experience with an emphasis on local ingredients, some grown in our recently refurbished kitchen garden, and wonderful meat, fish and cheeses from a number of local, independent suppliers who are passionate about their products. The Dining Room can seat up to 24 guests on one long table (or up to about 45 with extra round tables). With wooden panelling, family portraits and a roaring fire it is the ultimate dining experience. There is also a grand upstairs Drawing Room, a gallery/music room, small sitting room and Morning Room for delicious Dorset breakfasts cooked in the original kitchen with Aga and secondary catering kitchen.
The bedrooms are individually decorated in an elegant country style. Six have king-size beds with luxury bedding and two can be twin or super-king. In most rooms there is enough space for an extra child’s bed. The six first floor bedrooms all have en-suite or private bathrooms apart from one. On the second floor there are two small but charming bathrooms adjacent to the two bedrooms which have a slightly more country, quirky feel but with every comfort taken into consideration.
Outside the 10-acre garden is a delight for adults and children alike. The pool, tennis court, croquet lawn and maze provide plenty of entertainment and the pleached limes garden, kitchen garden and Georgian square garden ensure plenty of privacy for those wanting some peace and quiet. On the estate there is ancient woodland and some rare SSSI heathland with Exmoor ponies and Shetland cattle as well as two charming shepherds huts with every mod-con (each sleeping two in a double bed). There is also a gatehouse that sleeps four people which can be booked separately.
A little further afield there is the wonderful South Coast path, family friendly beaches, the Dorchester Museum, Monkey World and the iconic Corfe Castle and Lulworth Cove, to name but a few.
For weddings we can cater for 45 people inside the house and up to 60 can be seated inside for the ceremony. Alternatively, we can recommend marquee providers.