The Old Rectory, PimperneChurch Road, Pimperne, Dorset, DT11 8UB, England
Fascinatingly historical and immaculately presented …
Many Wolsey Lodges have histories dating back many hundreds of years and The Old Rectory is no exception. Rebuilt in 1704 following a fire, the original house was a hunting lodge owned by Henry VIII and home to Catherine Parr. Original Tudor features are apparent and blended with the new to create a beautiful family home with a welcoming atmosphere set amidst lovingly restored gardens.
A wide hallway leads into the drawing room where guests can relax with a good book or take a turn on the baby grand piano before perhaps exploring the three acres of garden with their manicured lawns, ha-ha, abundantly flowering beds, shady tress and a tennis court for the more energetic.
There are three bed and breakfast rooms available to guests, a double with en suite bathroom and a twin on the second floor with a private bathroom. Both are beautifully decorated, thanks to Miranda, who was an interior designer before moving to Dorset and has brought all her skill to bear to ensure her guests complete comfort. She is also a Cordon Bleu chef preparing delicious breakfasts and, when requested, will serve a fabulous three-course dinner.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Dinner by Arrangement
- Dogs by Arrangement
- Free Wifi
- Places of Historical Interest
- Opening Times: closed Christmas & New Year
- Tel: +44 (0) 1258 451 555
- Price Range: from £125
Prices are per room, per night, including breakfast
1 Double Room (en Suite) - £145
1 Double/Twin Room (private) - £125
1 Single Room (private) - £95
Dinner - £40
(by prior arrangement)
The Old Rectory is in the heart of the village of Pimpeme located close to the preserved Georgian splendour of Blandford Forum and within easy reach of Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral. Close by is the thatched village of Milton Abbas whilst slightly further afield are Stourhead, Thomas Hardy’s house, as well as the famous and stunning Jurassic coastline. It is also well placed for a visit to Kingston Lacy, and the National Trust house at Wimborne Minster. There is so much to see and do in Dorset you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Hugh & Miranda Sutton
- Bio : Hugh and Miranda Sutton moved to Dorset from London and the worlds of publishing and interior design. The welcoming, peaceful retreat they have created reflects their personal taste in fine furnishings and art. Together they work hard to ensure that their Wolsey Lodge guests have a memorable and enjoyable stay.