The Gate House

Wimborne, Dorset

A short stroll from the centre of historic Wimborne, a big Georgian house with beautiful interiors, original features and a lovely garden


3 places


Sleeping from 4 – 14


On the edge of historic Wimborne, a beautifully renovated Georgian house with bags of space for families or groups of friends. Charming owners Ali and William live further down the lane at Dean’s Court and the front windows frame views of the iron gates and mature trees of their estate. Step through an arched doorway into a spacious architectural gem. High ceilings, cosy nooks, sash windows and a wonderful turned staircase rub shoulders with Ali’s flair for interior design. Vibrant kilims brighten white wooden floors, while patterned French linen blinds team well with walls painted in delicate shades. The seven peaceful bedrooms are filled with antiques and overlook the lawned garden or the estate; traditional bathrooms are stocked with fluffy white towels and fragrant Savon de Marseilles stuff. Stroll to the farmers’ market for local produce and enjoy candlelit feasts in the theatrical, red dining room. There’s an entertainment room with all the screen fun you could want: TV, Netflix, Apple movies to rent, Xbox… And a hot tub for six just outside. The ancient Minster is a short walk and little ones will love the dinky ‘Model Village’.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £95
Weekly price
from £600
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 6
From £1203 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £953 bedrooms
1 House for 14
From £1757 bedrooms


We were a large party of 14 and stayed at the gate house. It was a beautiful space large enough to accommodate all of us. Everyone enjoyed staying there and although we had some issues trying to light the log burner, the owners came to the rescue and we got it sorted. The garden was secure which was perfect for one of the guests who had a dog.

Auriana, Sidcup

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jonathan Cornish

  • Situated at the entrance to Deans Court, a small privately owned estate in East Dorset. An easy walk from historic Wimborne., with a great selection of restaurants & shops, including an excellent Waitrose, & farmers market once a month.
  • You can order a basket of seasonal vegetables from the estates walled kitchen garden, also, please ask in our shop if you would like one of our gardener to show you round..
  • Visit the Deans Court Cafe, enjoy salads, soups, homemade cakes etc, using produce from the garden. Open everyday except Sunday. Also pop into our vintage shop situated in a converted squash court adjacent to the cafe..
  • Organic eggs & honey available from our shop, the chickens run free range near our cottages & the apiary with 14 hives runs down the side of the serpentine wall.
  • We can arrange for all levels of catering, perfect if you are holding a family event or birthday party. Please get incontact for more info.
  • The beautiful beaches at Sandbanks, Studland and Bournemouth are nearby and the famous Jurassic Coast can be reached via the Sandbanks ferry, 30 mins drive. This part of Dorset offers a huge range of holiday fun & beautiful places to explore.