‘The Walled Garden’ comprises the two storey portion of Hammoon Manor Barn incorporating the double-height Great Room and utility room and two double bedrooms with super king-sized beds on the first-floor balconies (one of which can be separated to create two single beds). Completely self-contained and private within the larger Hammoon Manor Barn, the Walled Garden is ideal for smaller parties of 2 to 4 guests seeking contemporary luxury and a touch of grandeur.
If you have already browsed Hammoon Manor Barn then you will already know something of the Walled Garden. The accommodation, with its own private garden, forms part of the historic Hammoon Manor (one of the largest thatched Manor Houses in England). The Walled Garden is distinguished by its ‘Great Room’ with double height ceiling and expansive double-height landscape window leading directly onto the Manor’s walled garden where there is an outside dining and barbecue area exclusively for your use. With original art throughout, open beams, stone floors, woodburner and tasteful furnishings, the Walled Garden provides a sense of intimate luxury and yes, perhaps also a touch of grandeur.
Just two and a half hours from central London and within easy reach from the Midlands, Hammoon Manor is the perfect base to discover the beauty and history of Thomas Hardy’s Dorset, or what we like to think of as our ‘Hidden England’ where you might be forgiven for thinking that time has stood still or perhaps moves just that little more slowly.
The surrounding area and region including the world heritage sites of Stonehenge and the Jurassic Coast, Longleat, Sherborne Abbey and Castle, Shaftesbury, Dorchester, Salisbury Cathedral, Bath and much more are all within easy reach. Alternatively, you might choose to just enjoy our walks, or relax and do nothing.
The Walled Garden sleeps 4 adults in two en suite double bedrooms. All bedrooms have super king-sized beds (one of which can be separated to create two large singles). Each bedroom is accessed via independent glass and oak open staircases leading from the Great Room. The living area has internet-enabled TV and Bluetooth audio systems, and there is high-speed Wi-Fi throughout. A woodburner in the Great Room and underfloor heating ensure it is always snug and cosy whatever the weather.
As for country pursuits in those winter months, we have clay pigeon shooting close by, and we are happy to accommodate guns and dogs in our kennels (but best to enquire in advance).
Whether you stroll along the River Stour, (we can provide a fishing rod but no fish are guaranteed!), visit Hammoon’s 13th-century church (that incidentally never closes and all are very welcome), enjoy a barbecue, or seek to explore the beauty and history of Hardy’s Dorset and beyond, you are always guaranteed the very warmest of welcomes.
A picture speaks a thousand words, so please visit our gallery of photos to experience the interior features and surrounding gardens. A floor plan is also included.
- Private barbecue and garden space
- Onsite catering by prior arrangement
- Coarse fishing on River Stour (no license)
- Perfect base to explore Thomas Hardy’s Dorset and surrounding area
- Walk the North Dorset Trail Way
- Guided historical tours of the surrounding area by arrangement
- Accommodation for guns and dogs (outside kennels only)
- Clay pigeon shooting close by, (please enquire)
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Hammoon Manor is near the A303, A30, A37, A35 and A31, and A357 and situated 2 miles East of Sturminster Newton deep in the Dorset countryside. It is in the middle of Thomas Hardy’s “vale of little dairies”. We are at the centre of a triangle of the country towns of Sherborne to the west, Shaftesbury to the north and Blandford Forum to the south. Hammoon Manor is 2½ hours by car from London and 1 hour 50 minutes by train from London Waterloo to Gillingham station Dorset (our nearest train station). We are also within easy reach of Bournemouth, Dorchester, and Salisbury.