River Valley House

Elegance, style and comfort

River Valley House

Live in harmony with the country…

…with style and panache

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River Valley House is an exceptional property offering a magical stay in a beautiful setting. This truly remarkable house really is the place for a wonderful break for all the family. There are things to do for kids of all ages – from 5 to 95! With accommodation for 20 people, the house is set in 14 amazing acres in the beautiful Dorset countryside.

The house itself has a wonderfully elegant living room, rich with bespoke fabrics and wallpaper, two impressive fireplaces and set out to facilitate convivial conversation.  It also leads out to a large flagstone terrace with a outside seating and a fire pit.  For quiet relaxation, there’s a a study that looks out over the grounds and another warm and cosy fireplace. The kitchen is light and airy with a great family dining area. As well as the elegance of the house itself there is an indoor pool, a gym, sauna and steam room, conference facilities (with a 60 inch screen that makes a great home cinema!)

There’s even an organic garden where guests are welcome to pick their own fruit and vegetables.  We have a variety of catering options that we can discuss with you.

3 night break from £5,198

Based on a 3-night weekend break.

Accommodates 20 people

In ten bedrooms. All bar one of the bedrooms have en suite wet rooms and there is a standalone family bathroom.

River valley setting

Nestled in a beautiful valley 2 miles outside the Dorset seaside town of Bridport.

 

 

 

 

Wonderful bedrooms

Comfort and style combined

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With one exception, the bedrooms all have en suite wet rooms and there is a standalone family bathroom. There are 6 bedrooms in the main house, all king or super king with one twin room. There is also an ‘apartment’ for up to 4 and a large bedroom beyond the pool can be used as a king size room or turned into a ‘dorm’ for 4 kids. Additionally, there is a super king bedroom above the barn. We can work with you to sort out the best configuration for your party.

The grounds are a paradise

Something for everyone

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The grounds are the sort of thing kids dream about! They can camp out on the tee pee island, with its rope bridges, swings and trampolines; row the boat down to mill; enjoy swimming in the natural pond (when it’s too nice to swim indoors); play croquet, badminton or table tennis; or simply relax by the river where you might spot an otter or do some fishing or, just enjoy the views. There is also an organic garden, a pizza oven and free range chickens – feel free to gather the eggs!

Explore the wonderful Dorset Countryside…

….and the alluring Devon Coast

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Situated just a couple of miles away from the market town of Bridport, River Valley House is perfectly placed for a true taste of Dorset. Bridport is a gateway town to the world famous Jurassic coast and prides itself on its rich mix of high quality foods and eclectic entertainment. Steeped in history, the town is a treasure trove for budding historians. It’s also something of a find for those who enjoy a good meal, with a wide range of restaurants including Indian, Thai, Mediterranean and good old English fish and chips!  There are markets twice a week – Wednesday and Saturday and a busy events calendar, It is a great area for walking or cycling as well as opportunities for shooting, canoeing and fishing. You’ll never be short of something to do!

A little further afield, River Valley House is also within easy reach of West Bay, setting for the haunting Broadchurch drama series, and the increasingly hip Lyme Regis, Weymouth and Chesil Beach; each offering fantastic foodie experiences.

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Prices and availability

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River Valley House is available for private hire on an exclusive basis.

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How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.
Prices below include VAT and are based on a residential stay; wedding rates are available by calling us on 01242 352 747

 

2018 FRIDAY WEEK COMMENCING FULL WEEK WEEKENDS 6nts Stay MID WEEK RATES
2nt or 3nt Weekend Fri-Mon                 4nt Weekend Sun-Thu 5nts Midweek 2nts or 3nts Midweek 4nts Midweek
05/01/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
12/01/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
19/01/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
26/01/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
02/02/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
FEB HALF TERM     09/02/2018 £10,130 £6,248 £6,825 £9,082 £6,825 £5,460 £6,248
16/02/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
23/02/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
02/03/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
09/03/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
16/03/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
Easter Holiday   23/03/2018 £11.550 n/a n/a £10,500 n/a n/a £5,198
Easter Holiday   30/03/2018 £11,550 n/a n/a £10,500 n/a n/a n/a
Easter Holiday   06/04/2018 £11,550 n/a n/a £10,500 n/a na n/a
13/04/2018 £9,188 n/a n/a £8,138 £6,400 n/a n/a
20/04/2018 £9,188 £5,775 £6,400 £8,138 £6,400 £5,250 £5,775
  27/04/2018 £9,188 £5,775 £6,400 £8,138 £6,400 £5,250 £5,775
May Bank Holiday   04/05/2018 £11,550 n/a n/a £10,500 n/a n/a n/a
11/05/2018 £9,188 £5,775 £6,400 £8,138 £6,400 £5,250 £5,775
18/05/2018 £9,188 £5,775 £6,400 £8,138 £6,400 £5,250 £5,775
WHITSUN Bank Holiday / HALF TERM   25/05/2018 £11,550 n/a n/a £10,500 n/a n/a n/a
01/06/2018 £10,130 £6,825 £7,400 £9,083 £7,400 £6,248 £6,825
08/06/2018 £10,130 £6,825 £7,400 £9,083 £7,400 £6,248 £6,825
15/06/2018 £10,130 £6,825 £7,400 £9,083 £7,400 £6,248 £6,825
22/06/2018 £10,130 £6,825 £7,400 £9,083 £7,400 £6,248 £6,825
29/06/2018 £10,130 £6,825 £7,400 £9,083 £7,400 £6,248 £6,825
06/07/2018 £13,178 n/a n/a £12,128 n/a n/a n/a
13/07/2018 £13,178 n/a n/a £12,128 n/a n/a n/a
ENGLAND School Holiday start   20/07/2018 £13,178 n/a n/a £12,128 n/a n/a n/a
27/07/2018 £13,178 n/a n/a £12,128 n/a n/a n/a
03/08/2018 £13,178 n/a n/a £12,128 n/a n/a n/a
10/08/2018 £13,178 n/a n/a £12,128 n/a n/a n/a
17/08/2018 £13,178 n/a n/a £12,128 n/a n/a n/a
AUGUST Bank Holiday   24/08/2018 £13,178 n/a n/a £12,128 n/a n/a n/a
31/08/2018 £11,550 £6,825 £7,400 £10,500 £7,400 £6,248 £6,825
07/09/2018 £11,550 £6,825 £7,400 £10,500 £7,400 £6,248 £6,825
14/09/2018 £10,130 £6,825 £7,400 £9,083 £7,400 £6,248 £6,825
21/09/2018 £10,130 £6,825 £7,400 £9,083 £7,400 £6,248 £6,825
28/09/2018 £10,130 £6,825 £7,400 £9,083 £7,400 £6,248 £6,825
05/10/2018 £10,130 £6,825 £7,400 £9,083 £7,400 £6,248 £6,825
12/10/2018 £10,130 £6,825 £7,400 £9,083 £7,400 £6,248 £6,825
October Half Term   19/10/2018 £10,130 n/a n/a £9,083 n/a n/a n/a
26/10/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
02/11/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
09/11/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
16/11/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
23/11/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
30/11/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
07/12/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
14/12/2018 £8,295 £5,198 £5,775 £7,245 £5,775 £4,410 £5,198
Christmas   21/12/2018 £13,178 n/a n/a £12,128 n/a n/a n/a
New Year   28/12/2018 £13,178 n/a n/a £12,128 n/a n/a n/a

How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.

Prices below include VAT and are based on a residential stay; wedding rates are available by calling us on 01242 352 747.

 

2019 FRIDAY WEEK COMMENCING FULL WEEK WEEKENDS 6nts Stay MID WEEK RATES
2nt or 3nt Weekend Fri-Mon                 4nt Weekend Sun-Thu 5nts Midweek 2nts or 3nts Midweek 4nts Midweek
04/01/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,631 £5,458
11/01/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,631 £5,458
18/01/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,631 £5,458
25/01/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,631 £5,458
01/02/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,631 £5,458
08/02/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,631 £5,458
February Half Term 15/02/2019 £10,637 £6,560 £7,166 £9,536 £7,166 £5,733 £6,560
22/02/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,631 £5,458
01/03/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,631 £5,458
08/03/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,631 £5,458
15/03/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,631 £5,458
22/03/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,631 £5,458
29/03/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,631 £5,458
Easter School Holidays 05/04/2019 £12,128 n/a n/a £11,025 n/a n/a n/a
12/04/2019 £12,128 n/a n/a £11,025 n/a n/a n/a
EASTER 19/04/2019 £12,128 £6,064 £6,720 £8,545 £6,720 £5,513 £5,775
26/04/2019 £9,647 £6,064 £6,720 £8,545 £6,720 £5,513 £5,775
May Bank Holiday   03/05/2019 £12,128 £7,166 n/a £11,025 n/a n/a n/a
10/05/2019 £9,647 £6,064 £6,720 £8,545 £6,720 £5,513 £5,775
17/05/2019 £9,647 £6,064 £6,720 £8,545 £6,720 £5,513 £5,775
Whitsun Bank Holiday / Half-term   24/05/2019 £12,128 n/a n/a £11,025 n/a n/a n/a
31/05/2019 £10,637 £7,166 £7,770 £9,537 £7,770 £6,248 £6,825
07/06/2019 £10,637 £7,166 £7,770 £9,537 £7,770 £6,248 £6,825
14/06/2019 £10,637 £7,166 £7,770 £9,537 £7,770 £6,248 £6,825
21/06/2019 £10,637 £7,166 £7,770 £9,537 £7,770 £6,248 £6,825
28/06/2019 £10,637 £7,166 £7,770 £9,537 £7,770 £6,248 £6,825
05/07/2019 £13,837 n/a n/a £12,734 n/a n/a n/a
12/07/2019 £13,837 n/a n/a £12,734 n/a n/a n/a
England School Holiday start  19/07/2019 £13,837 n/a n/a £12,734 n/a n/a n/a
26/07/2019 £13,837 n/a n/a £12,734 n/a n/a n/a
02/08/2019 £13,837 n/a n/a £12,734 n/a n/a n/a
09/08/2019 £13,837 n/a n/a £12,734 n/a n/a n/a
16/08/2019 £13,837 n/a n/a £12,734 n/a n/a n/a
August Bank Holiday   23/08/2019 £13,837 n/a n/a £12,734 n/a n/a n/a
30/08/2019 £12,128 n/a n/a £11,025 n/a n/a n/a
06/09/2019 £12,128 £7,166 £7,700 £11,025 £7,770 £6,248 £6,825
13/09/2019 £10,637 £7,166 £7,700 £9,537 £7,770 £6,248 £6,825
20/09/2019 £10,637 £7,166 £7,700 £9,537 £7,770 £6,248 £6,825
27/09/2019 £10,637 £7,166 £7,700 £9,537 £7,770 £6,248 £6,825
04/10/2019 £10,637 £7,166 £7,700 £9,537 £7,770 £6,248 £6,825
11/10/2019 £10,637 £7,166 £7,700 £9,537 £7,770 £6,248 £6,825
October Half Term   18/10/2019 £10,637 n/a n/a £9,537 n/a n/a n/a
25/10/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,410 £5,198
01/11/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,410 £5,198
08/11/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,410 £5,198
15/11/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,410 £5,198
22/11/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,410 £5,198
29/11/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,410 £5,198
06/12/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,410 £5,198
13/12/2019 £8,710 £5,458 £6,064 £7,607 £6,064 £4,410 £5,198
Christmas   20/12/2019 £13,837 n/a n/a £12,734 n/a n/a n/a
New Year   27/12/2019 £13,837 n/a n/a £12,734 n/a n/a n/a

How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.
Bedrooms and bathrooms Sleeps 20.  Can sleep an additional 2-4 on ‘put-up’ beds with prior agreement and an extra charge – please ask for details.

 

Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Bedroom 1 2 Super-king En-suite + bath in room
Bedroom 2 2 King En-suite
Bedroom 3 2 Twin En-suite
Bedroom 4 2 King En-suite
Bedroom 5 2 King En-suite
Bedroom 6 2 King Private bathroom
Bedroom 7 (Apartment) 2 King En-suite (shared with bedroom 8).  Stairs leading to bedroom 8.
Bedroom 8 (Apartment) 2 Twin Shares en-suite bathroom with bedroom 7
Bedroom 9 (Pool Barn) 2 King En-suite
Bedroom 10 (Pool Barn) 2-4 Twin or double En-suite
Total 20

Included in the rent:

  • Luxury towels and a selection of Cowshed products (please bring your own swimming towels)
  • Wireless broadband internet access throughout the property
  • Logs and utilities

Services available on request: The following services are available on request through our preferred supppliers (details on request).:

  • Private chef
  • In-house spa treatments
  • Housekeeping (inc. linen change) during your stay

Eating In

  • The house has a well-equipped kitchen for self-catering with Range cooker
  • There is a dining table that can be set up to seat 20 comfortably
  • Fantastic chef available for a special meal or throughout your stay (by arrangement)
  • Table and chairs on a large patio for al fresco dining
  • Kitchen garden with pizzeria oven and BBQ
  • Amazing vegetable and fruit gardens when you are welcome to pick your own (when in season)
  • Garden hens (collect your own eggs)
  • Online supermarket deliveries

Eating Out There is a lot of choice of great pubs, restaurants and cafes in the Dorset area. Below we list just a few that we like. Local pubs include:

  • Tiger Inn, Bridport. This fantastic town pub has a large selection of real ales and cider from the West Country and is a popular place to enjoy a game of darts or skittles. Hosts a beer festival at end of October.
  • The George,Bridport .This quaint, unassuming pub in the centre of the town serves modern pub food with local seasonal ingredients.
  • The West Bay Inn, West Bay. This family run 18th Century Dorset Inn, set in the picturesque harbour of West Bay. Lovely food with a really tempting menu of fresh, locally caught seafood dishes alongside a variety of meat and vegetarian options too.

Local restaurants include:

  • The Olive Tree, Bridport. Widely known a one of the best fish restaurants in Dorset and in the UK – not bad for a little old market town!
  • The Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock. Panoramic views across Lyme Bay and  freshly prepared locally sourced food.
  • The Station Kitchen, West Bay. The old station, platform and old railway carriage is the location for this lovely restaurant that delivers hearty, rustic dishes with a modern contemporary twist.
  • Riverside, West Bay. This award winning restaurant was initially a tent serving tea and cake. Now, Riverside serves wonderful fresh seafood straight from the boats of local fisherman.
  • Dorshi, Bridport. Where East Asian meets Modern British, tucked away on Chancery Lane just off East Street sample some delightful dumplings and succulent sushi.
  • The Stable, Bridport. Enjoy pizza and cider in a relaxing atmosphere at one of Dorset’s most popular restaurants.

For lunch on the beach:

  • The Hive Beach Café in Burton Bradstock (on the beach). This busy café on the beach is ideal for coffee or lunch after a walk. Open for dinner in holiday season. Good quality food, especially seafood.

Things to do at the house

  • Take a swim in the luxurious 10m x 5m heated indoor swimming pool
  • Take a swim outside.  There is an oputdoor natural swimming pond
  • Visit the private Gym fantastic multi-gym and carido facilities
  • Be entertained. There are three Sky HD TVs in the property including a 3D plasma TV in the Barn (great for company meetings) plus a Sonos sound system
  • Explore the phenominal fourteen acres of stunning gardens and woodland, complete with treehouse and ‘teepee’ island

Where we are

  • Set in a beautiful valley 2 miles outside the Dorset seaside town of Bridport
  • The nearest stations are Crewkerne and Maiden Newton (2.5 and 3 hours from London)
  • The nearest regional airports are at Bournemouth and Exeter
  • There is plenty of park available

Payment Process

  • We take a 1/3 deposit at the time of booking
  • The balance is due three months before the date booked
  • Cautionary Deposit: £1,000 refundable cautionary deposit (due two weeks prior to your stay)

House Rules

  • Up to two dogs welcome
  • Strictly no smoking
  • Noise policy
  • Check in is 4pm
  • Check out is 10am (later where checking out on a Sunday)

 

How to book:

  1. Call us on 01242 352 747
  2. Email us on hello@bighouseexperience.com
  3. Complete the form below.
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