Smedmore House

Dorset, England

Prices from £1,850
Sleeps 16 people

Smedmore House is a magnificent country home, nestled in beautiful Dorset countryside with far reaching rural views towards Kimmeridge Bay. The elegant interior is traditionally furnished with beautiful antiques and original fireplaces, creating a warm and homely feel that belies the grandeur of this 17th century home. The Georgian facade and walled gardens are picture perfect, with a splendid dining room for wonderful meals together overlooking the bay. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished and offer great flexibility for family holidays, whilst the beautiful grounds are ideal for weddings, events and celebrations close to the sea.

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The beautiful hall of Smedmore House


Smedmore House is an elegant country mansion located in the Purbeck Hills next to the beautiful Kimmeridge Bay, part of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO world heritage site. Surrounded by countryside as far as the eye can see, Smedmore House offers a level of tranquillity and privacy that can be hard to find. The sweeping driveway reveals the beautiful Georgian façade, with a wonderful large, flat lawn to the front of the house ideal for marquee events, celebrations and events.


One of the luxurious bedrooms at Smedmore House


Smedmore House features two acres of formal gardens surrounding the house, whilst the Smedmore Estate extends to over 1,800 acres. To the front of the property is a long sweeping driveway with a vast lawn to the front of the house ideal for larger parties, weddings and marquee events. A beautiful walled garden lies to the side of Smedmore House, with direct access from the Cedar Room. This contains a large flat croquet lawn and is surrounded by beautiful flower borders, shrubs and mature trees, with various paved areas for relaxing and dining al fresco.


Beautiful paintings at Smedmore House


Explore photographs of Smedmore House here, with a selection of images showing the exterior, interior rooms and bedrooms, along with the grounds and setting of this truly beautiful property.


Smedmore House's lounge area


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Another stunning fireplace at Smedmore House


  • 1,800 Acres of land with formal gardens
  • Croquet lawn
  • Library
  • BBQ
  • Free Wi-Fi in most rooms
  • Indoor and outdoor wedding licence
  • Ample space for a large marquee


Stunning Smedmore House

Services & Activities

We can arrange a wide variety of additional services at Smedmore House:

  • Private chef/catering
  • Country sports
  • Wedding Planner
  • Florist
  • Sailing
  • Surfing


Stunning views from Smedmore House over the sea

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Smedmore House is set in a private estate, surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Purbeck Hills and with beautiful rural views down towards the sea. The Estate is located just one mile from Kimmeridge, a small village on the Dorset coastline, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This stretch of coast is part of the world renowned Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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Merel de Groot

Thank you for checking in on us, the house was lovely and we had a great time! Please pass on our thanks to Graham and Libby who were so welcoming and accommodating with all our questions and recommendation requests! The setting was sublime, I will miss those views when waking up in the morning, and the beautiful grounds. Thank you for all your help in arranging our stay. We wouldn’t hesitate to return.


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Smedmore House is a lovely traditional Georgian villa, set in a commanding position overlooking the south coastline. You could be forgiven for thinking you are in a Jane Austen novel, with unspoilt countryside and the sea surrounding the house there is a fantastic sense of seclusion, a place where time stands still. The house is comfortably furnished with cosy log fires and homely touches throughout, making Smedmore House ideal for family holidays and special celebrations alike.

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