About Us

We are located in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' in West Dorset, close to the borders with Devon and Somerset. The Jurassic Coast, including Lyme Regis and Charmouth, is less than seven miles away.


The main house was built in 1874 as the school for the small hamlet of Holditch, which is situated two miles from the village of Thorncombe with its shop and post office. There is also a Spa shop at Perry Street.

Axe Valley

The surrounding peaceful countryside has many local footpaths and narrow lanes, bordered by flower filled hedgerows, making it an ideal area for walking and sketching. Five National Trail footpaths pass nearby and Forde Abbey House & Gardens is within walking distance. It's a good area for bird watching and spotting all kinds of wildlife.