Accommodating 18-24 guests
Accommodating 18-24 guests
Clarendon Manor is a beautiful manor house located in the quiet village of Puddletown in Dorset. The large manor house has 6 reception rooms and accommodates 18-24 guests in 9 en-suite bedrooms and 6 day beds; it also benefits from a hot tub, games room and gym. The amazing Jurassic Coast is only a 20-minute drive away which is famous for beaches, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. The house benefits from a function room that can cater for weddings and larger parties.
Clarendon Manor is located in the quiet village of Puddletown in Dorset, only 5 miles from Dorchester. Other towns within easy reach include Weymouth (13 miles away), Sherborne, Poole and Bournemouth (20 miles).
Nearest airport: Southampton (1 hour drive)
Nearest train station: Dorchester (10 minutes)
London: just over a 2 1/2 hour drive away or 2 1/2 hours on the train (London Waterloo to Dorchester)
18 - 24 Guests
En-Suite Bathrooms: 9 En-Suite Bathrooms
Linen and Towels
Logs for Fire
BBQ: Yes a Gas BBQ is provided
Coffee Machines: Cafetiere
Dogs allowed on request (£25 per dog)
Arrival Day(s): Flexible
Check In: 4:00pm
Check Out: 10:00am
Cautionary Damage Deposit: £1,500
Hen Parties welcome
No Stag Parties
Weddings - Function Room for up to 80 guests or marquee hire for more than 80 guests (from £8,000)
Clarendon Manor can accommodate between 18 and 24 guests in 9 en-suite bedrooms and 6 day beds. The property is approached through a pair of impressive iron gates to a large gravelled turning circle in front of the house.
Reception Hall: a large reception hall with a grand staircase, wooden panelled walls, large feature lantern light and seating
Dining room: an elegant dining room with seating for 12-16 guests with an open fireplace and a feature glass cabinet
Morning room: a wonderful room to enjoy a morning coffee or to escape the crowds with seating and views of the side terrace
Study: traditional wood-panelled room ideal to escape to read a book or watch a movie on the large TV with Sky channels
Kitchen: modern, fully-equipped kitchen with 2 large central islands, large gas AGA (winter only) and Miele appliances including 3 combi oven, 2 dishwashers and a large fridge/freezer. Breakfast table with seating for 6, additional lounge seats and large TV with Sky channels
Breakfast room: a wood-panelled room with a large table seating up to 18 guests
Function room: for a party/function up to 80 guests (£1,000)
Bedroom 8: a double bedroom with a super king bed, sofa, TV with Freeview and views over the garden. This room is ideal for elderly guests and the bathroom is opposite the bedroom with a shower over the bath with shower curtain
Bedroom 9: a double bedroom with a superking bed and TV, this room is ideal for elderly guests. The shower room is opposite the bedroom with a walk-in shower.
Utility room: additional American fridge/freezer with ice dispenser, wine cooler, 2 washing machines and a tumble dryer
Cloakroom: with WC
Caterers kitchen: additional, fully-equipped kitchen ideal for the caterers to work in private
Drawing room: an elegant, formal drawing room with large, comfortable sofas, beautiful fireplace and huge doors opening out on to a balcony with 2 sun loungers enjoying views over the garden. This is the perfect family room for everyone to gather together
Snug room: a large room with comfy sofas, TV with Sky channels, Xbox, selection of board games and DVDs, this room is perfect for the children to escape to and have fun
Master bedroom: a luxurious room with a superking bed, sofa, dressing table and wonderful views over the gardens, it also has a large TV with SKY channels. The master en-suite bathroom is a beautiful bathroom with separate bath and walk-in shower and twin sinks
Bedroom 2: a double bedroom with a superking bed, TV with Freeview, plenty of wardrobes and a safe. The en-suite bathroom has a shower over the bath with a screen and WC in a separate room next door
Bedroom 3: a double bedroom with a superking bed and TV with Freeview. The en-suite bathroom has a bath and separate circular shower
Bedroom 4: a double bedroom with a superking bed and TV with Freeview. The en-suite bathroom has a bath with a shower head
Bedroom 5: a twin or double bedroom with a superking bed and TV with Freeview. The en-suite bathroom has a bath with shower head
Bedroom 6: a twin or double bedroom with a superking bed and large TV with Freeview. The en-suite bathroom has a roll-top bath and separate walk in shower
Bedroom 7: a twin or double bedroom with a superking bed and TV with Freeview. The bathroom is just outside the door to the bedroom and has a roll-top bath and separate walk-in shower
Gym: is fully equipped with a treadmill, rowing machine, bike and weights
Games room: facilities include a pool table/table tennis and table football
Clarendon Manor boasts 9 acres of grounds including beautiful formal gardens with extensive lawns (including a croquet lawn), grass tennis court, plus a rose garden, kitchen garden, paddock, and woodland. The terrace has tables, chairs and a large gas BBQ for al fresco dining. The 6/8 man hot tub is located on the terrace.
Clarendon Manor is the perfect country location to hold a wedding from a small gathering of 24 guests up to a larger gathering of 120 guests. The property is licensed for weddings and benefits from a function room that can seat up to 80 guests, if you are planning to have more than 80 guests a marquee can be erected in the grounds.
The cost of a wedding at Clarendon Manor with the function room and 3 nights accommodation for 24 guests is from £8,000. (Wedding fees are paid direct to the local council), if you required a marquee that would be an additional cost. Please contact us for additional information.
Clarendon Manor is the perfect venue for corporate events, off-site meetings and executive board meetings. Our exclusive hire country house in Dorset is just over two hours from London by train or car. The house is well equipped for meetings with many reception rooms and local caterers who can look after the guests during their stay, the house can accommodate 18 guests in 9 double en suite bedrooms or 9 guests’ private en suite bedrooms. Please contact us to discuss your wedding requirements.
Dorset is Thomas Hardy country and many of the places in his fictional county of Wessex are based on real places and houses in the area around Puddletown (called Weatherbury in Far from the Madding Crowd) and Dorchester (better known in Hardy’s novels as Casterbridge). The famous author was born just the other side of Puddletown forest from Clarendon Manor and, while his ashes are buried in Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey, his heart lies just a couple of miles away in the churchyard of St. Michael’s, Stinsford.
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