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Dorset House

Alcester Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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Period town house, suitable for larger groups, with imposing 15th century fireplace, walled garden leading to the River Arrow.

This spacious property is situated in the heart of Alcester’s town centre and historic conservation area. Dorset House is a substantial double-fronted property on the high street facing the old town hall and parish church, right in the heart of the town with many shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants right on the doorstep. Originating in the 15th century, this handsome town house was once a large brewery whose extensive cellars ran beneath the length of the house adjoining the long walled garden leading down to the River Arrow. It is now a fabulous holiday home for a larger family group. The interior is a delight, furnished with antique furniture and filled with interesting period and quirky architectural features. The accommodation is spread over several floors of the property and it is an unusual house to experience.
The location is perfect for walkers and bird-watchers, and next to the holiday property there is a bowling green available by prior arrangement. Alcester itself is a small, attractive town at the heart of one of the most popular tourist areas in the country, 8 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. The town’s heritage spans at least two millennia, from its origins as an important Roman town and fort located at the junction of the two roads - the Salt Way from Droitwich and Ryknield Street to the thriving medieval town and busy 18th-century coaching and staging post (traces of which can be seen today as part of Alcester’s exciting Heritage Trail).
Local attractions include Ragley Hall - seat of the Marquis of Hertford whose 19th-century ancestor, the fourth Marquis and his natural son, Sir Richard Wallace, founded the magnificent Wallace Collection in London, Coughton Court - one of the country’s great Tudor houses, home of the Throckmorton family since 1409 and its implication with the Gunpowder Plot, the medieval Kinwarton Dovecot - still housing doves in its circular walls, and many other notable country houses. Further afield, but within easy reach, are Warwick and Kenilworth Castles, the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds, the NEC and NIA at Birmingham and Coventry. Cheltenham is only one hour away by car. Alcester has an excellent range of shops, pubs and restaurants and a fine museum. Shops
100 yards, pub 50 yards.

Period entrance hall. Large sitting room with imposing 15th-century stone fireplace. Large dining room. Well-equipped kitchen with glazed door to courtyard. Bathroom with shower attachment, bidet and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Large double bedroom with sitting area. Large twin bedroom with sitting area. Further twin bedroom. Family bathroom with over-bath shower. Two shower rooms. Separate toilet. Second floor: Large double bedroom with 5ft bed. Further double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet with bidet. Separate second floor suite: Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Single bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Payphone
  • Small courtyard with terrace and furniture
  • Shared grounds with walled garden
  • Parking (for 6 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Grounds lead to river

Note: Dorset Cottage (ref NLT) is located to the rear of Dorset House in the garden and can be booked separately as further accommodation for a larger family group

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • StairgateStairgate
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Baby and Toddler FriendlyBaby and Toddler Friendly
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Green SchemeGreen Scheme

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-11-02
    Great cottage for large groups. Living and dining areas and the bedrooms are ideal. The only downside is the small kitchen.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-28
    Wonderful house

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2014-12-01
    Dorset House is a lovely old property and our party of 15 enjoyed our long weekend stay (Nov 2014). The friendly owners live in part of the house but did not trouble us. The house, although tired in places, is immaculately clean, lovely and warm, with comfy beds, fluffy white towels and quality hand soap/bath & shower gel provided in each bathroom/shower/toilet. There is plenty of cutlery, crockery and glasses but the only downside is the kitchen which is very small with basic appliances, however the owners gave us access to their kitchen and we used their oven to help cook our formal Christmas dinner.

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