Large group accommodation in Dorset

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Lorton House in Dorset - sleeps up to 16 plus an extra 8 in Coach House

large house dorset big group accommodationBuilt in 1858 as a country residence for the Bridge family, Lorton House sits in 22 acres near Weymouth in Dorset. It has a panoramic view over nature reserves to the sea, and the isle of Portland beyond, and offers an "away from it all" setting for family reunions, groups of friends, or corporate meetings.

The house itself, while large and imposing, from within retains the feel of a warm and welcoming family home, with central heating in all rooms and tasteful decorations. It normally accommodates 16 people in 8 bedrooms with a combination of double, twin and "zip link" beds which can be either. Two of the largest bedrooms can easily accommodate additional beds to form family rooms, if required, bringing the number up to 20.

One bedroom with an en suite shower room is on the ground floor, four on the first floor and three on the top floor. There are 4 additional bath/shower rooms, some of which can be en suite if preferred. There is a gigantic farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room with four oven Aga and an additional electric double oven with hob, dishwasher, fridges and freezer, washing and drying machines.

Spacious comfortable sitting room Large kitchen
Very comfortable sitting room
Spacious kitchen


The drawing room is light and airy, with french windows to the garden, comfortable seating and an open fire, the dining room seats up to 18, has an open fire and an upright piano (of the "honky- tonk" variety!). The grand entrance hall has the main staircase leading off and a separate downstairs W.C. On the lower level is a vast cellar, used as a games room, with the original wine bins (to store your wine in correct conditions) and a full sized billiard table. Outside, there are extensive lawns and parkland, and a barbecue area with gazebo, offering uninterrupted views across to the sea.

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