The Gate House

sleeps 16
(three doubles, three twins, one ‘family room’ [double + twin])

On the edge of historic Wimborne, a beautifully renovated early Georgian house with bags of space for family get-togethers or a big group of friends - perfect for those special celebrations.

Though the elegant, chalky-white façade suggests a compact building, you step through an arched doorway into a spacious architectural gem. A modern, fully equipped country kitchen makes cooking easy and fun, especially once you see our Deans Court welcome basket all our guests receive local, homemade treats on arrival. Expect to be greeted with freshly baked bread from our local bakery, locally sourced free-range eggs, home-baked treats, locally produced jam and of course milk in the fridge and a selection of Dorset teas and ground coffee.

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High ceilings, cosy nooks, sash windows and a wonderful turned wooden staircase rub shoulders with Ali Hanham's passion for interior design. Vibrant kilims brighten white wooden floors, while patterned French linen blinds look great with walls painted in delicate shades of blue and grey. And for cosy, candle-lit meals there is the theatrical red dining room.

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The seven peaceful bedrooms are filled with antique furniture; traditional bathrooms are stocked with fluffy white towels and fragrant Bramley products.

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The big bonus of the Gate House is the newly fitted-out Media & Games room, complete with its 75-inch screen and state of the art sound system, X-box gaming, giant bean bags and table football. For outdoor fun the media room opens onto the terrace where there is a bubbling 6-seater hot-tub and BBQ.

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Although just outside the Deans Court estate the house is only a few-minutes' walk into Wimborne town centre. The rest of Dorset is within easy reach by car, with the blue flag beaches of Sandbanks and Bournemouth half an hour away, while the Jurassic Coast can be reached either via the little chain ferry from Sandbanks, or by land via Wareham (40 mins).

Enquiries: 01202 849314 |


A note on our prices...
We have four pricing seasons (low, mid, high and Christmas) - and our bookings are either 3-night weekends (Friday to Monday), 4-nigh midweek (Monday to Friday) or 7-nigh full weeks (arriving either Monday or Friday).

2019 Prices

Low = £1,590
Mid = £2,220
High = £3,510

Low = £700
Mid = £1,060
High = £1,340

Full Week
Low = £1,760
Mid = £2,310
High = £4,000
Christmas = £5,450

2020 Prices

Low = £1,780
Mid = £2,340
High = £3,750

Low = £710
Mid = £940
High = £1,500

Full Week
Low = £2,050
Mid = £2,690
High = £4,310
Christmas = £5,820

2021 Prices

Low = £1,830
Mid = £2,410
High = £3,850

Low = £730
Mid = £960
High = £1,540

Full Week
Low = £2,100
Mid = £2,770
High = £4,430
Christmas = £5,980

When The Seasons Run

January to March are ‘Low’ season (except for the February half term which is ‘Mid’ season)
The Two Week Easter Holidays are ‘High’ season
Mid’ season runs after Easter through to to School Summer Holidays (except for the two May Bank Holiday weekends in 2019 which are ‘High’ … only the second May Bank Holiday in 2020 is ‘High)
Then ‘High’ season during the School Summer Holidays
September to December are ‘Low’ season (except for the October half term which is ‘Mid’ season)
The Christmas Week is, naturally, charged at the ‘Christmas’ rate - click for more
And New Year is a ‘High’ season ‘Weekend’ rate, but you can stay for up to a week - click for more

Floor Plans

The Gate House (sleeps 16)...
Ground Floor: One twin room (with en-suite shower / WC), sitting room, kitchen with breakfast room, dining room, WC, media room
Outside: Large garden with hot-tub & BBQ
First Floor: Three double rooms (one with en-suite shower only), two twin rooms, two bathrooms with showers, one WC
Second Floor: One large, secluded family room (a double and twin) with en-suite bathroom / WC