Overview

Smedmore House is one of Dorset's finest Georgian manor houses.

Situated on the Jurassic coast, surrounded by extensive gardens and spectacular views of the sea and rolling hills, it is a very special place to relax and unwind. The charm of the house lies in its age and character. It's a very mellow and comfortable country house, moulded by many generations of the same family.

There are panelled rooms, a beautiful staircase and an elegant drawing room with views to the sea. The dining room has 18th-century plaster work and is decorated with over 100 blue Furstenburg plates. The furniture and portraits have been handed down through the generations and all add to the friendly, warm atmosphere of this beautiful manor house.

The house is available for weekends, holidays, weddings and celebrations and is particularly suited to that special "big" birthday.


Opening
Opening
Appointment

The House and Gardens are open to the public each year to help raise funds for local charities, please check dates.

Smedmore is open by appointment to groups. 

Please contact Laura Dugdale to arrange a visit. 

Contact on office@smedmorehouse.com or 0207 792 4565.

Alternatively, write to: High Spirits Events, 19 Leamington Road Villas,London W11 1HS

Find Us
Find us

Approx 10 miles from Wareham.

Turn right off the main Wareham/Swanage Rd A351 on leaving Wareham. It's marked Kimmeridge and then follow signs. The entrance to the house is on the left hand side just before Kimmeridge village.

Do not use SatNav. 

Nearest station Wareham (approx 10 miles) where there is good taxi cover.

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Taxi

Jurassic Cabs 01929 558119

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Group Visits
Group Visits

Smedmore is open by appointment to groups. 

Light refreshments are provided, and lunch if booked as part of a private tour of the house.

Please contact Laura Dugdale to arrange a visit. 

Contact on office@smedmorehouse.com or 0207 792 4565.

Alternatively, write to: High Spirits Events, 19 Leamington Road Villas,London W11 1HS

Wedding at Smedmore


Weddings

Facilities

  • Suppliers list
  • Bridal suite
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Guest parking
  • Wedding planner
  • Accessible parking

The grounds have several beautiful spots for the ceremony, there is almost unlimited space for marquees and tents, and hundreds of beautiful backdrops for photos. Even an outdoor wedding in a heavy thunderstorm couldn’t stop us having an amazing time at Smedmore.

Bride and Groom


Accommodation

The charm of the house is its age and character, with family sized rooms, panelling, library shelves and antique furnishings, all well lit by large windows which let in the sunshine.

The furniture in the house has been handed down through the generations and there are Dutch 17th-century pictures and ancestral portraits. The house is centrally heated by an oil-fired boiler and there are two open fireplaces.

The dining room has eighteenth-century plaster-work and walls hung with over 100 Furstenberg plates, it seats 20 or more.The Cedar Room boasts a satellite TV and wireless Broadband is provided in most rooms. There is a modern kitchen paved with Mexican stone tiles , with a table seating ten, two 4-ring hobs and two ovens.

The 8 bedrooms at Smedmore House are comfortably furnished with a good bedroom to bathroom ratio. Many rooms benefit from spectacular views, and offer great flexibility for family groups with several interconnecting rooms available.


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Smedmore House is open to corporate groups. 

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Accessible toilets
  • Team building activities
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Plentiful parking
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments

School Visits