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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 and croissants in the cheerful kitchen before discovering the delights of this country-meets-coast hideaway, including the library games room with pool table. In calmer moments, sink into a leather armchair 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.

With a choice of two kitchens, conjure up formal meals to be served in the large dining room. When the mood is more relaxed, fire up the barbecue on the veranda overlooking the gardens, for local sausages and burgers and G&Ts all round. Then get all the generations together for a game of croquet or boules.

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.

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 22 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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Guest Reviews

My wife had a wonderful birthday weekend at Colmers Rectory. All of our friends and family said how much of a great time they had also. The house was presented in excellent condition and had a lot of character. There was plenty to keep us occupied in the house as well as in the area...One of the most memorable evenings ended with some star gazing, given the lack of light pollution.

Eddie, Gravesend

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

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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 two ovens, five-ring hob, dishwasher and fridge freezer, plus separate pantry kitchen with two fridges, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Dining room with seating for up to 32 guests (3 large circular tables)
  • Library games room with pool table
  • 46" TV with full Sky package in the drawing room
  • 3 Bluetooth speakers
  • Open fires in the drawing room and dining room (basket of logs provided)
  • 2 travel cots, 2 highchairs/bumbos and a cot bed available on request
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Charcoal BBQ (charcoal provided)
  • Croquet and boules sets


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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