A stay in King John's House is unlikely to ever be forgotten.
Spending any time within the walls of this extraordinary, historic, Grade II* house is an utterly unique experience.
Full of atmosphere and character, the principal rooms exude a tremendous sense of history with many fine examples of period features.
Set in superb grounds on the edge of the charming village of Tollard Royal, the house is perfect for a special celebration be it a 'milestone' birthday, important wedding anniversary or a large family reunion....Stepping inside the impressive, oak front door, you'll be completely in awe of the spectacular medieval entrance hall, which provides a wonderful reception area with its huge fireplace, long stone-mullioned window and very unusual small 'loophole' window.
You can step straight from the 13th century into the 16th century and dine in style in the Tudor panelled Dining Room .
Despite all the reminders of times past, you will not be deprived of modern comforts including a huge, contemporary kitchen, elegant and luxurious beds and up-to-date showers.
With so much to take in, you' probably won't be surprised to hear there is even a sauna in a Japanese pagoda for guests to make the most of!
An absolutely unbeatable choice of location when you've got something to celebrate.
King John's House is featured in the Sunday Times Travel article, "Britain's Coolest Party Pad and 12 other prime properties for your next grand get-together" 02 October 2016.
The Main House. Over three floors. Six bedrooms: 2 x first floor super king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request) with en suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request) with en suite shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor twin, 1 x second floor super king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x second floor single.
Ground floor shower room with shower, basin, WC.
First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.
Second floor bathroom with roll top bath, separate shower, basin and WC.
Kitchen with breakfast table.
Entrance hall with sitting area.
Second floor sitting room.
Butler?s House. All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 2 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request).
Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.
Dining room with sitting area.
Japanese Pavillion. All ground floor. One super king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request).
Shower room with shower, sauna, basin and WC.
About the location
Pentridge 3.7 miles; Damerham 9.7 miles, Blandford Forum 11.3 miles, Salisbury 14.2 miles
Sixpenny Handley, or Handley as it is known, is a village in north east Dorset situated on Cranborne Chase ten miles north east of Blandford Forum and 4 miles from the Wiltshire border. Sixpenny Handley has a good selection of shops, pubs, a Post Office, a village hall and a number of recreational areas to enjoy. The village is close to the hamlet of Pentridge which hosts beautiful scenery, walks, footpaths, St Rumbolds church and a character Village Hall. Nearby Damerham can be found on the Hampshire side of the borders with Dorset and Wiltshire, and lies in an attractive Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, through which flows the River Allen. Sixpenny Handley is close to the New Forest National Park, with its swathes of purple heather and woodlands, as well as being home to the famous wild ponies. With many areas to choose from Sixpenny Handley is a lovely village to enjoy with easy access to many areas to explore.
Note: The Butler?s House can be accessed from the Main House or from outside via courtyard and the Japanese Pavillion is situated 150 yards from the Main House.
Note: Children must be supervised at all times when outside.
Note: Hire of private chef can be arranged prior to booking.
Note: Catering can be arranged for special celebration meals prior to booking.
Note: This property has a Good House Keeping Bond of £350.