Milton Manor

Located in Shaftesbury, Dorset

Milton Manor is a lavish manor in the heart of Milton on Stour, Dorset and can sleep thirty-one people in fourteen bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 33
  • Bedrooms: 14
  • Bathrooms: 14
  • Pet Friendly: 3


Milton Manor is a lavish property nestled in the heart of Milton on Stour, Dorset. Hosting fourteen bedrooms and sleeping a total of thirty-one guests. There is an open-plan kitchen/diner, utility room, drawing room, snug, games room. Outside has an enclosed garden with lawn, patio area with furniture, pond, treehouse, cricket pitch, hot tub and BBQ, as well as private parking. Milton Manor is a wonderful choice for a countryside break to Dorset.

Property Details

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Dorset village of Milton on Stour you’ll find the impressive Milton Manor. Sat on six acres of private landscaped gardens this 14 bedroom Georgian home caters for all. A former family home with bed and breakfast, this grand venue has recently been reinjected with love and has been fully refurbished whilst retaining the stunning Georgian features. With floor to ceiling Georgian sash windows and doors throughout, the property is flooded with natural light.

The grand entrance hall leads to the large drawing room with original floor to ceiling bay windows offering impressive views of the garden as well as a grand open fireplace perfect for pre-dinner drinks. Opposite is a large TV room with a smaller dining area suitable for 8-10 people off the side. The snug provides an area to unwind, play cards and watch internet TV in front of a roaring open fire. The games room will be a popular spot for entertaining the whole family with table tennis, board games and more. The open plan kitchen with modern facilities and a grand dining table enables all guests to dine together to celebrate any occasion. The kitchen has a large fireplace as well as bifold doors opening to the walled garden, making it suitable for the whole year, from cosy winter meals to sunny summer alfresco dining.

Once the evening draws to a close, make your way up the large central staircase to the bedrooms, all of which have unique and charming characters, in keeping with the countryside setting. The huge windows in every bedroom flood the rooms with natural light as well as offering spectacular views of the undulating Dorset countryside. The rooms vary from four-bed studios to single bedrooms all with full en-suites. One double and one single bedroom with en-suites are on the ground-floor enabling disabled access. All bedding and towels are crisp and white as they are laundered and supplied by a local hotel supply company.

Enjoy extensive well-maintained gardens incorporating expansive lawns, mature wildflower beds, a walled garden, a pond and ancient trees. Milton Manor offers plenty of entertainment and entertaining spaces outdoors including; a hot tub, treehouse, cricket pitch, pond and BBQ, as well as benefiting from a private entrance and large car park.

If you can pull yourself away from this incredible holiday home, there is an abundance of local attractions to explore between the Cranborne Chase AONB and the Dorset AONB, with the thriving town of Shaftesbury close by and housing a number of attractions, including; the cobbled street of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden Trust. For beach enthusiasts, the world heritage Jurassic coast is less than an hours drive away. Milton Manor really does have something for everyone, providing the all year round perfect holiday experience.


  • Over three floors
  • Fourteen bedrooms all with en-suites; 1 x ground-floor super-king-size, 1 x ground floor single
  • First Floor, 1 x super-king-size, Family bedroom with 1 x super-king and 2 x single, 1 x single, 4 x double, 1 x single, 1 x bunk, 1 x twin, Family bedrooms with 1 x double and 1 x single
  • Second Floor, Family bedrooms with 1 x double and 2 x singles, Family bedrooms with 1 x double and 1 x single
  • Grand entrance hall
  • Drawing room with open fire
  • TV room
  • Snug with TV and open fire
  • Games room with table tennis and board games
  • Open-plan kitchen/diner with fireplace
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating
  • Double oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars, and an additional large car park to the right of the driveway
  • Enclosed walled garden with lawn, patio area, furniture, treehouse, pond and BBQ
  • Cricket pitch
  • Hot tub
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1
  • 4 miles, pub 0
  • 9 miles
  • Note; Please do not allow children in the treehouse or near the pond unsupervised
  • Note; No stag/hen parties, or similar
  • Note; Check-in 4pm, Check-out 10am
  • Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £1000 for this property
  • Note; There is a £35 charge per pet per stay


Cot Available
Games Room
Great View
Ground floor bath
Ground floor bed
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Hot Tub
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine


Area Details


Shaftesbury is one of the highest and oldest towns in England, a beautiful town sitting in a glorious landscape. The town is the home of Gold Hill, made famous by the “Hovis” advert and with views across the Blackmore Vale and thatched cottages, it is very picturesque. The main shopping is around the High Street where there are lots of small, independent retailers as well as coffee shops and cafes and you will find craft shops down the side streets. Shaftsbury market takes place on Thursdays and sells local produce, all against the backdrop of Gold Hill and spectacular views.

In July, the Gold Hill Fair is a weekend event with music, dance and more. In June, join in with the Shaftesbury festival. This is a weeklong celebration, enjoy music, entertainment and even dog shows - fun for all the family. At the end of August visit the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show. This has over 500 exhibitors and a host of events making this a fantastic day out for all the family, jam-packed with entertainment for all ages.

Longleat House, the Safari and Adventure Park, is a great day out and is just a 30 minute drive away. You can see lions, tigers, wolves, cheetahs and a whole host of other animals. There are seasonal events and tours on offer or visit the house and gardens. Explore Old Wardour Castle, run by English Heritage. The castle featured in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, find the turrets and the views from the top of the castle to beautiful countryside beyond.

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