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Deans Court

An elegant historic house set in ancient gardens, a stone's throw from the centre of Wimborne Minster.

Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1EE

Deans Court
Free for members
Facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • No parking
  • Shop
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Accessibility

Please contact us in advance of visiting to help us understand your specific needs regarding accessibility, and work out the best plan. Generally, access to the historic house comes with its share challenges, especially as the building is so old.

Access into the house is not level and there is no lift inside and it is surrounded by loose gravel that can also be difficult to traverse safely. Regrettably mobility scooters are not permitted inside the house, as they are too large and lack the level of manoeuvrability needed for safe entry and exit.

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Deans Court is an ancient house with fine Georgian facades, set in romantic gardens. It was formerly a Saxon monastery and has only had two owners in 1,300 years.

The current owner’s family has lived here for 500 years and the long run of ancestral portraits provides the backdrop for a remarkable example of private heritage.

The garden features a large monastic fishpond, an historic walled permaculture garden, chalk stream, herb garden, orchard, apiary and mature trees.

Deans Court is a beautiful and romantic venue for weddings, events, film & photo shoots. Amenities include holiday lets, a destination homestore and a beautiful café, set in a converted 1930’s garage, with delicious homemade food.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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2024

April: 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
May: 6, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 27, 28
June: 2, 4, 11, 18, 25
July: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August: 26

Three tours per day, each starting at: 10:00, 11:30 and 13:00

See website for exact dates and times.

Shop & Cafe not open on Sundays.

No online booking – Historic Houses members should arrive 10 minutes (or even earlier!) before the advertised start time on our website www.deanscourt.org

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adults: £8

Seniors (60+): £6

 

NGS Open Days (Tours): Adult £7.00 / Concession £5.00

NGS Days Gardens Only: Adult £7.00/ Concession £5.50 (60+)

Children under 16 free – not suitable for under 5s

for the latest information.
Accessibility

Please contact us in advance of visiting to help us understand your specific needs regarding accessibility, and work out the best plan. Generally, access to the historic house comes with its share challenges, especially as the building is so old.

Access into the house is not level and there is no lift inside and it is surrounded by loose gravel that can also be difficult to traverse safely. Regrettably mobility scooters are not permitted inside the house, as they are too large and lack the level of manoeuvrability needed for safe entry and exit.

Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1EE

Lying on the Southern edge of Wimborne Minster (off the A31) in the Stour Valley. Easy access from the town centre by following the High Street to its junction with Deans Court Lane. 3-minute walk from the town centre. Follow yellow NGS signs to entrance on A349, Poole Rd, Wimborne (on NGS Tour Days Only).

Train: Poole Station, then bus to Wimborne Square (30 mins).

Coach: Ringwood, then taxi to Wimborne (20 mins).

Bus: From various local towns to Wimborne Square. Then a 3-minute walk from the Square.

Pedestrians: Enter via Deans Court Lane (BH21 1EE)

Cars: On the Public Opening days regret no parking however on the two NGS days you will enter through a separate entrance, follow the yellow NGS signs around the town’s one-way system to the entrance on Poole Road.

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Deans Court grounds and trees

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