Wimborne Minster

Georgian  House




18th Century Gate House

This stunning Georgian House has been in the Hanham family for more than 500 years and its Ali Hanhams passion for interior design has seen this house restored to a high standard with antique furniture and fresh yet classic shades throughout the house.   The house has its own lawned garden to enjoy, or you can take a short stroll into Wimborne Minster to shop, drink or dine in one of the many excellent bars, restaurants and cafes in the town.

To make your stay extra special all our guests receive a welcome basket of local, homemade treats on arrival. Expect to be greeted with freshly baked bread from our local bakery, locally sourced free-range eggs, home baked treats, locally produced jam and of course milk in the fridge and a selection of Dorset teas and ground coffee



On the edge of historic Wimborne, a beautifully renovated early Georgian house with bags of space for family get-togethers or a big group of friends – perfect for those special celebrations.

Though the elegant, chalky-white façade suggests a compact building, you step through an arched doorway into a spacious architectural gem.

High ceilings, cosy nooks, sash windows and a wonderful turned wooden staircase rub shoulders with Ali Hanham’s passion for interior design. Vibrant kilims brighten white wooden floors, while patterned French linen blinds look great with walls painted in delicate shades of blue and grey. And for cosy, candle-lit meals there is the theatrical red dining room.

The seven peaceful bedrooms are filled with antique furniture; traditional bathrooms are stocked with fluffy white towels and fragrant Ren products.

The big bonus of the Gate House is the newly fitted-out Media & Games room, complete with its 75-inch screen and state of the art sound system, X-box gaming, giant bean bags and table football. For outdoor fun the media room opens onto the terrace where there is a bubbling 6-seater hot-tub and BBQ.


The Gate House (sleeps 16)…
Top Floor: One large, secluded family room (a double and twin) with en-suite bathroom / WC
First Floor: Three double rooms (one with en-suite shower only), two twin rooms, two bathrooms with showers, one WC
Downstairs: One twin room (with en-suite shower / WC), sitting room, kitchen with breakfast room, dining room, WC, media room
Outside: Large garden with hot-tub & BBQ

A family of 12 stayed at the Gate house early August 
The house has everything we needed including a large hot tub that is set in a lovely well looked after private garden, the house also has its own cinema room with Netflix ,Apple tv and an xbox,a stones throw from the house is the lovely village of Wimborne with its restaurants ,cafes ,and shops including a Waitrose and co-op I wouldn’t hesitate in coming back to this wonderful house.

Michael, August 2018



Close to bars and restaurants
Toiletries provided


Free WiFi
Washing machine
Toiletries provided
Private parking
Tumble dryer
Freeview TV & Apple movie

Wimborne Minster is a beautiful, historic market town.  Steeped in history including the central Minster, Tivoli Theatre and the UKs largest model village all of which are well worth a visit.

On the door step of the National trust Kingston Lacey, Wimborne has the benefits of a town with restaurants, bars, shops and the ability to enjoy the outdoors and explore the Dorset landscape.

Sacha and Alex have lived and loved the south coast for 40 years and enjoy sharing it with friends, family and of course their guests. Feel free to contact us for any inspiration and to help you create your perfect stay in Dorset. During your stay we are on hand to ensure your experience is as relaxing and effortless as possible.

Photo of sacha and Alex


This property is:
Well behaved Dogs welcome
Perfect for parties


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