Exterior | Hooke Court, Hooke, nr. Beaminster
Living room | Hooke Court, Hooke, nr. Beaminster
  • Cottage
  • Hooke, near Beaminster
  • DND

Hooke Court


out of 10

  • 23

  • 11

  • 9

  • 0

Car parking on site
This 17th century moated manor house is ideal for discovering the Dorset coast and the Cerne Abbas Giant.

Ground Floor:
Entrance hall.
Drawing room: With open fire, TV and DVD player.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With range cooker, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite.
Bedroom 3: With double bed and en-suite.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds and en-suite.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds and en-suite.
Bedroom 6: With twin beds and en-suite.
Bedroom 7: With twin beds and en-suite.
Bedroom 8: With twin beds, bunk bed and en-suite.
Second Floor:
Bedroom 9: With twin beds.
Bedroom 10: With twin beds.
Bedroom 11: With single bed.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

Oil central heating and electricity (£250pw Oct-Apr), bed linen, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fire included. Games room with table tennis. Large garden with picnic benches. Private parking for 10 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a moat in the garden. This property has a security deposit of £200.

Dating mainly from the 17th century, with some parts much older, this fine spacious, moated manor house, with its own large garden, was formerly owned by the Dukes of Bolton and the Earl of Sandwich. Now part of an educational complex, it has been modernised, yet retains its character and charm and serves as a memorable venue for large family and group re-unions. Boasting eleven bedrooms (8 with en-suite facilities), an elegant drawing room with open fire, a dining room and a games room, it has its own garden. Nestling below the Wessex Ridgeway, and close to the spectacular Dorset coastline, Hooke Court is just 10½ miles from West Bay (formerly Bridport Harbour), and is within easy reach of both pebbly Chesil Beach and Golden Cap cliff. Looking back further into the past than Hardy’s timeless ‘Wessex’, there are traces of Roman and pre-Roman culture ready to be explored. With Maiden Castle, Poundbury, Maumbury Rings and Cerne Abbas – home to the well-endowed Cerne Giant cut into a steep chalk hillside, well worth visiting. For days out, a pilgrimage to Hardy’s birthplace (NT), his school, his home and Stinsford Church, where his heart is buried, is a rewarding experience. Whilst locally, the district surrounding Beaminster has its own rich heritage and is home to a notable Tudor manor house - Mapperton Gardens, the main location for the BBC’s Tom Jones. Close by is Eggardon’s hill fort, 3 nature reserves, fishing, walking and sailing. Roman town of Dorchester (with weekly market), 13 miles. Golf course at Crewkerne. Shops and pubs
3½ miles.


Detached Property


Games Room

Garden or Patio

Historical Property

Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine

Waterside Breaks



Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Bed linen


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 4 reviews


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Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Orpington

  • Family


out of 10

The house was very spacious indeed, however the WiFi was almost non existent and the signal in the area was terrible. This made planning etc... very difficult. The kitchen was quite small for the number of people. Overall though the house was a great place to have base for a good family holiday.

5 Sep 2022


  • London

  • Friends


out of 10

Lovely setting. Not as glam on the inside, but still a lovely big space to explore. Should have booked the restaurants in advance. All the eateries in Beaminster were closed on a Tuesday night. Morrisons came to our rescue a couple of times. You need to bring your own towels.

26 Aug 2022


  • Wilmslow

  • Family


out of 10

This place was fantastic for our big family meet up! Loads & loads of space. Local beaches were awesome. Staff were brilliant. It’s not your luxury hot tub type villa but perfectly Functional for all your family needs including babies, toddlers, teens and young adults.

30 Aug 2021

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