Old Red Lion House – Luxury self-catering holiday let – Blandford Forum, Dorset
Old Red Lion House is a stunning Grade II Listed building which can accommodate 8 people in style and comfort. It is located in the centre of the pretty market town of Blandford Forum yet is quietly tucked away down one of the town’s burgage plots; one of the medieval lanes off the market square.
With four bedrooms and two sitting rooms, together with a large kitchen/dining area, there is ample space in the house for everyone.
The living room on the ground floor has a large fireplace and log burner and will seat 8 people in comfort. The television here has a BluRay player and a selection of films.
At first floor level there is a large sitting room which will seat 4 people on sofas; an ideal spot to relax in peace with a glass of wine whilst other guests are downstairs.
There is a library in both sitting rooms with a total of over 1000 books for guests to borrow. The Greyhound Room (the large twin bedroom at first floor level) contains numerous board and other games.
At a Glance
1 King Sized Bedroom
2 Double Bedrooms
1 Twin Bedroom
Living room with log burner
Upper Sitting Room with Library
Large Kitchen/Dining Room
Environmentally friendly cleaning products used
Parking for 3 cars
Garden (separate from house)
Storage for bikes and outdoor equipment
The house was constructed shortly after the ‘Great Fire’ of 1731 which destroyed much of Blandford Forum and was formerly a coaching inn. It was converted into a house at the turn of the 21st century retaining many of its original Georgian features. Care and attention has been taken over the decoration and furnishings to create a comfortable and relaxing environment. Many of the furnishings are antique and the house has featured in Period Living magazine.
Blandford Forum provides a wealth of places to visit, shop and eat yet gives easy access to Dorset’s wonderful countryside just a few minutes walk away. Local places of interest such as the south coast and some of Dorset’s most striking towns are just a short drive away.
Old Red Lion House is located in the heart of Blandford Forum yet in quiet surroundings and with easy access to the countryside and all that Dorset has to offer.
Located on the banks of the river Stour in Dorset, Blandford Forum is considered to be among the best preserved Georgian market towns in the country. Blandford Forum is perfectly located to explore Dorset, either by travelling south to the coast, just 30 minutes drive away, or north towards the Cranbourne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Mendips.