About the area
Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.
Wimborne Minster is a lovely town resting in the county of Dorset, resting alongside the River Stout. Hosting a wide array of shops, pubs and amenities, it presents a lively environment to explore during your stay in the south of England. Find quaint places to discover like the Wimborne Model Town & Gardens, Priest's House Museum & Garden, and just further afield the National Trust owner Kingston Lacey House. Located just beneath the marvelous Cranborne Chase AONB too, Wimborne Minster provides a delightful location to retreat to in Dorset.
Resting on the outskirts of the charming but lively town of Wimborne Minster is this luxurious converted stable, Deer Lodge at Chapel Lodges. Offering a couple a perfect excuse to get away for a romantic break in Dorset, this idyllic property is set within the owner's 13 acres of beautiful grounds, which includes private woodlands and meadows. With your own private hot tub at hand for relaxing evenings under the stars or day time spent watching a multitude of wildlife including; deer, rabbits, pheasants and a plethora of bird life, whilst the bubbles work their magic. Meet the tame sheep, Mellow and Rapunzel, or spend time around one of the woodland clearing firepits, which can also be used for bbq's. Settle into the open-plan living space after a day of exploring the multitude of foot paths leading to Corfe Barrows Nature Reserve and The Stour Valley Way, which provides stunning riverside views and numerous quiet country trails. You can even bring your bikes to explore further, this is a perfect location for a tranquil and quiet treat away from the crowds. Rest on the sofa within the attractive decor, with a fantastic TV for some quiet evening entertainment. Enjoy rustling up some fabulous evening meals in the contemporary kitchen within a smart alcove, beneath the spotlights enjoy using the great range of appliances including an electric oven and hob, to cook a romantic dish to share at the dining table. Delight in dipping in the bubbling hot tub which rests out on your own private patio, afterwards making use of the fantastic chiminea as you continue your evening. Discover the lovely bedroom which holds an inviting king-size bed complete with high thread count linen to ensure a wonderful nights sleep. The modern en-suite shower room hosts a large walk in double shower, complete with Egyptian cotton towels, bath robes and slippers. When you need to venture into town, find Wimborne Minster (1.1 mile) to be a bustling and classic Dorset town with stone built churches, winding streets, and an array of shops, both local and high street favourites, and a multitude of restaurants and bars. Alternatively you can stay closer to home to eat at our local picture postcard, thatched pub and restaurant which is only a 2 minute stroll from Deer Lodge. Located in the countryside but within easy reach of the world famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast and the beautiful National Trust Studland beaches. Other nearby attractions are the towns of Poole and Bournemouth, the famous sandbanks beach, beautiful Poole harbor and the new Forrest which is just a 20 minute drive away. Head into the Cranborne Chase AONB which lies practically on your doorstep, for gorgeous scenery and landscapes to discover on walks and bike rides, or travel to the National Trust owned Kingston Lacey House, a huge country mansion holding fascinating Egyptian artefacts and a notable art collection. Deer Lodge at Chapel Lodges is a perfect place to spend a special break with your loved one. Note: this property can be booked with Pheasant Lodge (974603), please check availability.