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Colmers Rectory The South West

A Dorset dream with room for your extended tribe

Colmers Rectory in Dorset is more a Bishop’s palace than a humble rectory, such is the scale and splendour of this Georgian gem. It evokes a bygone age while delivering on every essential for your luxury country break.

You can’t help but be charmed when you set eyes on the Dorset stone exterior, golden in the sunlight. Three storeys of panelled sash windows tell you there’s room for everyone and idyllic country views immediately soothe you. The interior décor - a modern take on British colonial - blends traditional elegance with a touch of playfulness, from wallpapers with dancing African elephants and heraldic lions, to carved mahogany furniture and green fronded plants.

Start your days over coffee in the cheerful breakfast room before discovering the many delights of this country-meets-coast hideaway, including the games room, movie snug, swim spa and sauna. In calmer moments, sink into a leather armchair in the library with a book or pick out a tune on the piano. Gather your tribe in the spacious drawing room, with sunlight streaming through tall sash windows in warmer months or the open fire keeping you cosy in autumn and winter.

In the country kitchen, conjure up formal meals to be served in the large dining room. When the mood is more relaxed, fire up the barbecue in the pretty courtyard, for local sausages and burgers and G&Ts all round. Then bring your drinks onto the veranda overlooking the gardens, where the generations can enjoy croquet on one of the two lawns.

Ready for bed? Head up the beautiful, curved staircase and, whether you’ve landed a king-size four-poster or your billet is a family room with trundle beds for the kids, expect style and comfort - as well as smart ensuites and Jack-and-Jill shared bathrooms.

Just two miles from the Jurassic Coast and its fabulous beaches, this spacious retreat – once one of the largest rectories in the country – has ample room for up to 32 guests with a further nine beds for children. This makes it ideal for gathering your family or coming together as a group of families for a break that combines fun and laughter, a splash of luxury and peaceful downtime.

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What we think

A stunning period property with myriad facilities, a quiet village location, fabulous beaches close by, plus plenty more to see and do on your doorstep – Colmers Rectory ticks all the boxes for a fantastic staycation!

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Village Amenities & Fabulous Beaches

Colmers Rectory is ideally situated in a quiet rural village, with so much to see and do within a five-minute walk. There’s a wonderful village pub, farm shop, café, hair and beauty salon, art gallery and garden shop, clothes and jewellery, an animal park, pottery and more! The lovely market town of Bridport is less than two miles away by car while some of the fabulous beaches of the UNESCO listed Jurassic Coast are only five minutes’ drive away. Try Eype or West Bay (the latter famous for its starring role in the hit TV drama Broadchurch). Lyme Regis is also close by and offers a great day out.

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What to Expect

Colmers Rectory Kitchen

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Colmers Rectory just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

  • Luxury bed linen and fluffy towels
  • Well-equipped kitchen with three ovens, two dishwashers and plenty of fridge space
  • Dining room with seating for up to 32 guests (3 large circular tables)
  • Breakfast room table that seats up to 16 guests
  • Games room with pool table, table football, bar and full-sized retro arcade machine
  • Movie snug with wall hung 46” screen, DVD player and a selection of DVDs
  • TV with full Sky package in the drawing room
  • 2 travel cots, 2 highchairs/bumbos and a cot bed available on request
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 6m heated outdoor swim spa pool (available all year round)
  • Infrared sauna
  • Outdoor kitchen in the courtyard with pizza oven (logs provided) and gas BBQ (gas provided)


Situated in a quiet village location, surrounded by Dorset countryside, close to the market town of Bridport and less than two miles from the stunning Jurassic Coast.

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