Enjoy your stay at

Wessex Manor

Everything you need to get the most out of your stay

Cooking & Dining

Chef & Catering Services

  • Dineindulge
    A unique & truly special private chef experience brought direct to you. Combining a personal chef hire service with restaurant quality cuisine, Dineindulge is designed to be affordable, accessible & simple to book for anyone
  • Côte at Home
    Get bistro-quality food delivered to your door. From starters, mains and desserts, to picnics, breakfasts and barbecue favourites – the professional chefs at Côte at Home can freshly prepare a wide range of dishes, which you can simply serve up, or pop in the oven or microwave to heat. That means less time spent prepping and cooking, and more time enjoying your holiday!

Great Places to Eat & Drink


  • The Old Ship Inn
    17th Century village inn serving great beers and home cooked food. Set in the beautiful village of Upwey
    7 The Ridgeway, Upwey, Weymouth DT3 5QQ (2 minute drive)
  • Brewers Arms Pub
    Leanne and Ben, the family and our team welcome you to what we consider to be a traditional English village pub. We pride ourselves on our locally-sourced homemade food, cask ales and a friendly atmosphere.
    Burnside, Martinstown, Dorchester DT2 9LB (7 minute drive)
    www.thebrewersarms.com | 01305889361
  • The Smugglers Inn
    Our pretty thatched roof country pub– once the headquarters for 17th Century smugglers – sits on the clifftops above the rugged, unspoilt beach below. With glorious views of the Isle of Portland and the English Channel from our large outdoor terrace and garden – enjoy hearty pub classics, delicious Sunday Roasts, and locally brewed Badger Beers by the sea.
    Osmington Mills, Weymouth DT3 6HF (15 minute drive)
    www.smugglersinnosmingtonmills.co.uk | 01305833125
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Restaurants & Café’s

  • The Lobster Pot
    We are famous for our Cream Teas as our unique scone recipe has remained the same since the business began. Local crab sandwiches and delicious freshly prepared chips are other favourites on our menu.
    Portland Bill Rd, Portland DT5 2JT (30 minute drive)
    www.thelobsterpotportland.co.uk | 01305820242
  • Yalbury Cottage
    Situated in the oldest part of the cottage, the lounge and restaurant are full of character with oak-beamed ceilings and inglenook fireplaces and exposed stone walls. The Lounge is the perfect spot in which to enjoy a glass of champagne with canapés while perusing the menu or unwinding after dinner in front of the fire with a coffee and a vintage brandy and provides the perfect setting for an intimate dinner, private lunch party or family celebration.
    Yalbury Cottage, Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ (12 minute drive)
    www.yalburycottage.com | 01305262382
  • Crab House Café
    Dine in an idyllic ambience overlooking the Portland coast in relaxed, unpretentious surroundings, savour the finest flavours. Discover the hidden pearl of the South West.
    Ferrymans Way, Portland Rd, Weymouth DT4 9YU (20 minute drive)
    www.crabhousecafe.co.uk | 01305788867
  • Hive Beach Café
    Serving fresh, locally and ethically sourced produce, focusing on fish and seafood, lovingly prepared to our customers from near & far. The Hive Pavilion with wrap-around patio & seasonal additions of the Top Marquee & Ice Cream Parlour each offering far-reaching sea views and evening sunsets to each table.
    Beach Rd, Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 4RF (25 minute drive)
    www.hivebeachcafe.co.uk | 01308897070
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  • Dominos Pizza
    Delivery/carryout chain offering a wide range of pizzas & a variety of other dishes & sides.
    5 King St, Weymouth DT4 7BH (12 minute drive)
    www.dominos.co.uk | 01305777757

Shopping for Food

Convenience Stores

  • Co-operative
    Wadham, Trinity St, Dorchester DT1 1TT (10 minute drive)
  • M&S BP Garage
    140 Dorchester Road To 318, Weymouth DT3 5AS (5 minute drive)
  • Broadwey Village Stores
    608 Dorchester Rd, Weymouth DT3 5LH (3 minute drive/20 minute walk)
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  • Tesco – Delivery Available
    Weymouth Ave, Dorchester DT1 2RY (10 minute drive)
  • Morrisons
    Dorchester Rd, Weymouth DT3 5JA (7 minute drive)
  • Sainsbury’s – Delivery Available
    Mercery Rd, Weymouth DT3 5HJ (10 minute drive)
  • Asda
    Newstead Rd, Weymouth DT4 8JQ (15 minute drive)
  • Waitrose – Delivery Available
    Tudor Arcade, Acland Rd, Dorchester DT1 1BN (15 minute drive)
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  • Howell P R
    182 Dorchester Rd, Weymouth DT3 5HU (8 minute drive)
    www.facebook.com | 01305784761
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Wine Merchant

  • Morrish & Banham Wine Merchants
    1 Pope St, Dorchester DT1 1GW (12 minute drive)
    www.morrishandbanham.com | 01305261480
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Bakery & Delicatessen

  • Dorset Cake Co.
    50 Dorchester Rd, Weymouth DT4 7JZ (10 minute drive)

Farmers Market

  • Dorset Farmers Markets
    Follow the link below for farmer markets available close by!


Things to Do

On Site

  • Rico Diks – Pool Trick Shot shows
  • European champion Rico “Ricochet” Diks showcases his trick shots and teaches guests to be a bonafide trick shot star.
  • Travels nationwide
    www.youtube.com | +44 7976 885770
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  • Weymouth Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre
    Knightsdale Road, Weymouth DT4 0HX
    www.everyoneactive.com | 01305 774373
  • Escape Dungeons
    146 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 7NP
    escapedungeons.com | 01305 773435
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  • Woodland Archery, Axe Throwing & Crossbow Shooting
    Dorchester Road, Dorchester DT2 7HB
    insightactivities.co.uk | 07752 302010
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On the Water

  • Amarisa Weymouth Deep Sea Fishing
    Cosens Quay Car Park, Commercial Road, Weymouth DT4 8AQ
    www.amarisaweymouth.co.uk | 07976 520607
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Walking & Cycling


  • Glo Pamper
    For pampering in the comfort of your property. A range of treatments available from a local therapist including massage, pedicure, manicure, etc. To book please use the contact details below and quote ‘kate & toms’. Guests are advised to book well in advance.
    www.glo-pamper.co.uk | 020 7096 0385
  • Panlaan Spa
    14 Gloucester Street, Weymouth DT4 7AP
    panlaanspa.co.uk | 07517 523555
  • Spa Neo
    Rembrandt Hotel, 12-18 Dorchester Road, Weymouth DT4 7JU
    www.spaneo.co.uk | 07776 118528

Top Things to Do for Children



  • Adventure 4 All
    Portland Marina, Osprey Quay, Portland DT5 1DX
    adventure4all.co.uk | 07870 659081
  • Kingston Maurward Animal Park
    Kingston Maurward, Dorchester DT2 8PX
    www.kmc.ac.uk/gardens | 01305 215000
  • Monkey World
    Tout Hill, Longthorns, Wareham BH20 6HH
    monkeyworld.org | 01929 462537


Top Places to Visit

Historic Buildings

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Stately Homes & Gardens

  • Athlehampton House & Gardens
    Athelhampton Road, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 7LG
    www.athelhampton.com | 01305 848363
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Places to Shop

  • Dorchester
    Fairfield Long Stay Car Park: Weymouth Ave, Dorchester DT1 1QW

Useful Information

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Sleeps up to 24
  • 9 bedrooms
  • 2 en-suite, 2 family bathrooms
  • 2 additional z-beds and 2 double sofa beds available at £75 per person, per stay
Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Lulworth 3 King + Z-bed En-suite, Dressing room
Ringstead 4 Twin + Double sofa bed
Amandolier 3 Twin + Z-bed
Montague 2 Double Jack and Jill En-suite
Haverstock 2 Double Jack and Jill En-suite
Lucerne 2 Single + Trundle
Pinchbeck 2 Twin
Richmond 2 King En-suite
Purbeck 2 King Ground floor
Playroom 2 Double sofa bed Ground floor
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Cooking and Dining

  • Dining table seats 16 guests comfortably, table extension and chairs available to seat up to 24 guests
  • Range oven
  • Range gas hob and four ring Electric hob
  • Two tall fridges, chest freezer and drinks fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave & toaster
  • Cafetieres
  • Outdoor kitchen with bar, fridges pizza oven and gas BBQ – gas provided, logs for oven provided at an additional fee
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Children Welcome

  • Toys, books and DVD’s for children
  • 1 wooden cot and 1 travel cot available – linen provided for wooden cot, sheet for travel cot
  • 2 high chairs available
  • Playroom
  • Outdoor toys and games
  • Please note: There is a pond with a grate within the grounds and a stream in the woodland which is not fenced, please supervise children at all times
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  • 2 Ground floor bedrooms available – one being the Playroom
  • All bathrooms located on upper floors
  • 2 Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor is accessible for wheelchairs – step free access throughout rooms
  • Threshold step into property
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  • Smart TV in Snug
  • Freeview, Amazon Prime, Netflix
  • DVD Player
  • Snooker room
  • Air hockey table
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Board games
  • Library of books
  • Open fireplace and Log burners – initial logs provided
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  • Outside kitchen and bar
  • Hot tub, seating 6 – available at an additional fee, please enquire for more information
  • Table tennis
  • Croquet, cricket, badminton, outdoor games, footballs
  • 23 acres of gardens
  • Outside tables, chairs and casual seating on terrace seating 18
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House Restrictions

  • Hen and stag parties welcome
  • 3 dogs welcome at £50 per dog – pet policy in place
  • Sorry, no fireworks
  • Noise policy in place
  • Weddings and events welcome subject to additional fees
  • Additional day guests permitted by pre-authorisation only – please note that a fee is applicable
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What’s Included

  • Linen, towels and essentials
  • Tea and coffee supplies for arrival
  • Use of washing machine & tumble dryer
  • Hairdryers in some bedrooms
  • Please bring your own hot tub towels if hiring the hot tub
  • Additional housekeeping available at additional fee



Hot Tub Use

  • We hope you’ll enjoy using the hot tub. We want to make sure it is as safe as possible for everyone, so we ask all guests to ensure that the following guidelines are respected. These guidelines are designed to meet basic health and safety regulations, so ensure that all members of your party have read the rules regarding the use of the hot tub.
  1. Swimming costumes are obligatory and you will need to bring your own towels unless otherwise stated as included
  2. You must shower before entering the hot tub to remove any skin oils, make-up, hair products etc. This is vital to ensure a clean and healthy hot tub. If this rule is abused the hot tub may need to be closed for several days so that the water can be thoroughly refreshed.
  3. Outdoor shoes and coats must be taken off around the hot tub area.
  4. No alcohol or smoking is allowed in the hot tub.
  5. Do not bring any form of glass into the hot tub area.
  6. Do not bring in any electrical equipment into the hot tub area where you could be in contact with water.
  7. Do not over-occupy the hot tub as this will lead to water spillage and will cause the hot tub to stop working. This is because the filter needs to be covered with water to work.
  8. Children must be supervised in and around the hot tub and must not use it without an adult present. Some children can overheat; please seek medical advice if this occurs.
  9. Please keep noise levels to an acceptable level. The hot tub is a place of peace and relaxation – be mindful that there are neighbouring properties in close proximity.
  10. It is safer and more enjoyable to use the hot tub with another person. We advise against using the hot tub alone without a member of your group knowing of your whereabouts.
  11. On leaving the hot tub please switch off all jets and lights and make sure that the hot tub is sealed with the cover provided.
  12. Please note you must not use the hot tub if you are suffering from an infectious disease or you have an open wound or sore that cannot be covered by a waterproof plaster.
  13. You must not use the hot tub within 48 hours of suffering any stomach illness.
  14. Certain medical conditions can be affected by the hot tub, particularly those involving extremes of temperature. You are advised to consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or suffer from any of the following: heart disease; circulatory problems; high or low blood pressure; diabetes; or any other condition that affects your body’s ability to react to heat.
  15. Prevent taking any medication which may affect your circulation or your ability to react to heat.


Noise Policy

  • The house is set in private grounds but we do have neighbours whose needs we respect – and who are used to enjoying a peaceful, tranquil environment in this lovely location. We therefore ask all our guests to show consideration to the environment and our neighbours in all matters, and especially with regard to noise.To help ensure everyone’s holiday goes well, we ask you to respect the following noise rules:
  1. After 11pm please use the terraces and gardens around the house as quiet areas.
  2. Please do not set up music systems outside the house.
  3. Please limit any loud music playing inside the house so it cannot be heard outside.
  4. Please show consideration for our neighbours in the early morning and late evening.
  5. If you are having any deliveries or ordering taxis please ensure they have clear directions.
  • The vast majority of our guests will of course behave with great consideration to our neighbours and would never intend to offend but observing our noise policy will remove any potential for the harmonious environment to be disturbed.

Pet Policy

  • Should you be bringing a pet with you on your stay, you must comply with the below policy and rules that the owner has in place. This policy applies to all pets and not just dogs.
  1. You must not allow the pet upstairs, on the bed or other furniture
  2. The pet must sleep downstairs either in the utility room or another appropriate room with hard surface flooring
  3. You must supply your own pet bed, food and any other pet amenities required for your stay
  4. Any fouling at the Property must be cleared up without delay and disposed of accordingly
  5. The pet must not be left alone at the Property at any time and must go with you whenever you leave the Property
  6. You must ensure that the pet is free from parasites before the Rental Date, failure to do so may incur further charges which the Owner is entitled to recover from you in full
  7. Where there are other properties near the house, dogs should be kept on a leash and you must be mindful of other people and animals, including livestock, in the vicinity so as not to allow your pet to become a nuisance
  • Please note that a pet friendly property does not necessarily mean that the property has an enclosed garden.
  • Should any of the conditions stated in the policy above be breached, the owner will have the right to deduct any sum from the Cautionary Deposit so as to deal with such breach. Should the Cautionary Deposit be insufficient to remedy such breach, the Owner of the Property shall have the right to recover any sum from you so as to make up any shortfall.