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Luxury villa for 22 people with pool, jacuzzi, large garden and private pub!

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths1
Space 3,875 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

10 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 7 bathrooms, large pool, jacuzzi, spacious garden, pub!

Our beautiful Thatch Cottage has 10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms of which 5 are en-suite. It has a large, generous garden and borders protected woodland. The center-piece is the stunning, enclosed courtyard with plenty of seating, a large beautiful pool and an 8 person jacuzzi! The property has 2 fully equipped kitchens, a breakfast room, a barn area with dining for 22 people ideal for a celebration dinner. There are 2 wood burning stoves and the house has two lounge areas with large TV's with SKY Q and Xbox, which provides plenty of indoor entertainment.

There is a ping pong table and outdoor games such as football, croquet and badminton for activities in the large, enclosed garden. A fully equipped utility room with washing machine and dryer makes your holiday a pleasant experience.

Please note the pool is open approximately May-September. The pool is heated by solar panels and air-source heat pump so the pool temperature is weather dependent. In July and August 2017 the temperature was a constant 28 C, but the average temperature drops as Autumn arrives. The Jacuzzi is hot all year.

In the enclosed courtyard you will find sofas, chairs and sun loungers. In the garden there are plenty of outdoor sitting and eating areas. The large, enclosed garden is an ideal playground for children and pets, and provides plenty of room for outdoor games. In the garden there is a beautiful fish pond with large mature Koi.

Kindly note that we have a minimum stay of 7 nights during the summer period. Shorter stays (minimum 3 nights) are possible from mid-October to mid-March, excluding the holiday season.

We have an on premise fully licenced pub serving local beer and other alcoholic beverages for the private use of our guests. Timo has a Personal Licence and will open and staff the pub by request. Please ask us for more details.

Being on the Dorset Hampshire border, you have access to lots of pub and restaurant possibilities. For fun family activities, Moors Valley Country Park and Avon Heath Country Park is less than 10 minutes drive away. The award winning Blue Flag beaches of Bournemouth and Poole are a 20 minutes drive away. The New Forest with charming Pubs and endless possibilities for walking, cycling and exploring is less than 10 minutes away by car! Follow the New Forest Taste Trails by bike, on foot or on hoof, sampling local ice creams, ploughman's lunches, cream teas and seafood along the way. Paultons Theme Park with Peppa Pig world and Lost Kingdom (Dinosaurs and rides) is also only 30 min away. The charming town of Salisbury and its medieval cathedral and the iconic prehistoric stone circle at Stonehenge is 20 miles away, making it perfect for a day trip!

More Details

Susanna & Steven
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, swedish, finnish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Susanna & Steven

We are Susanna and Steven and we are new owners of the Thatch Cottage. Timo, Steven’s son, runs the Thatch Cottage on a day-to-day basis.

Our family has worked in the self catering industry for over 35 years. We also look after the family business Karelia Holidays 3 miles down the road. We live only a 10 minutes drive away and we are onsite to welcome guests personally. We also supervise the changeovers and assist on any matters that may arise during your stay.

Why Susanna & Steven chose Wimborne

When we found the Thatch Cottage B&B in 2016 with its courtyard, heated pool, with many rooms, ensuite bathrooms and private on-premise pub, we knew we had found something special. We immediately fell in love with the place and decided to launch a large group and family holiday proposition. Over a year we painstakingly transformed the property to create a single large group holiday experience. Our vision was to create the perfect place for a get-to-gether with family and friends, blending a traditional English cottage with modern luxury. Central to the vision was a place where a large group of different ages could come together, providing rooms and space for everyone to be able to have their own space. We continue to invest in the property to continuously improve the holiday experience.

Please come and create new and wonderful memories at our stunning property!


If the Thatch Cottage is not what you are looking for, or if you are looking for a more affordable alternative for a smaller group, we recommend Karelia Holidays.


What makes this cottage unique

The centre-piece of the property is the luxurious courtyard which provides a real Mediterranean look and feel. You can find a 14 meter heated pool, an 8 person Jacuzzi and plenty of seating areas. The enclosed courtyard provides utmost privacy and it is a real suntrap that offers a wonderful relaxing area throughout the year.

The "Barn" provides dining for the whole party of 22. It opens directly on to the pool and terrace area.

At the back of the property we have additional terraces in Italian porcelain, with views into the spacious and enclosed private garden, which backs onto Conservation Woodland of mature oaks. The garden provides plenty of space for outdoor games and activities for children and adults. We also have a pond with 14 residential Koi fish!

Unique to the self catering market we offer an English pub which is opened for guests of the Thatch Cottage upon request. Timo who runs the day to day operations will be happy to serve you refreshing beer or wine at the bar or at the outdoor tables.

We have also invested in a Antigua cabin for the garden which will house a professional pool table - we have located this near to the pub to deliver another new focal point for the family holiday. This will be opened in late March 2018.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Thatched Cottage was a perfect getaway for our annual MBA re-union. It was one of the best villas we have ever stayed in the UK so far and was “Generous” in every sense of the word.

Generous in Space – all of us (14 adults + 7 kids) fit in easily and we could have accommodated plenty more with ample parking space ;

Generous in Facilities – inviting pool (temperature regulated) ; enviable Jacuzzi (hot tub); ping pong table; 6-a side football ground ; fish pond ; Kinect and gaming zone ; lounge facility (theatre style) ; licensed bar with abundant supply of drinks at reasonable prices ; massive dining area to fit in 20+ group etc. etc. ;

and above all

Generous in Hospitality – we felt at home and were very well received and welcomed throughout our stay by Timo – the caretaker ; Gigi – the bartender cum chef who cooks delicious Italian dinner and the owners themselves who dropped in to check on us.

To sum it up, it was a brilliant getaway from the busy city life and we’d certainly book this property again. Needless to say, it’s a 5 star property and we’d highly recommend it !!
Aug 2017
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Wimborne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Max. adults: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No hen parties or stag do's. Please do not put us in the awkward position that we have to turn you away upon arrival.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , Outdoor toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Small bath!
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 twin/ single , Ideal for singles, young adults or children
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Bedroom with ensuite bathroom and pool access
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Ideal for adults or children
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , Bedroom with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 9 - 1 double , Separate cottage with ensuite and 2 bedrooms
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Bedroom with ensuite bathroom and close pool access
    Bedroom 10 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed. Separate cottage with ensuite.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , Bedroom with ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed with a double at the bottom and a single on top.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Bedroom with ensuite bathroom and pool access
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is an onsite pub with a residential license, where alcohol can be served by the owners, upon request. We require 24 hours notice to open the pub. Please ask more about this service upon booking.


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Luxury villa for 22 people with pool, jacuzzi, large garden and private pub!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Amazing weekend away! Villa is stunning! 😊

  • 5 of 5

Amazing weekend away!! Villa is stunning and beautifully cleaned!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely superb!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Thatched Cottage in February, a surprise long weekend birthday celebration for one of our friends. What an absolute treat we had, a wonderful property, very well equipped in every way, we made full use of the hot tub and bar! The information contained within the App is comprehensive, Timo couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming and indeed, went the extra mile by returning a few items we managed to leave behind! We are already planning to return, possibly in the summer months when the pool will be in use and a Games room added on. We were lucky with the weather, outside is an absolute sun trap, we made full use of this too. All the rooms were very comfortable, we enjoyed several meals and sing songs around the big kitchen table, and enjoyed the rugby on the big screen. I felt our stay was very good value for money too, split amongst the 20 of us, yet it felt like we had all the room in the world. Can't recommend highly enough, loved it!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house and so perfect for a big group!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in this beautiful place. The house was perfect for a large group, particularly the living areas, as all 20 of us could be eating in the kitchen or hanging out in the lounge. The hot tub was a perfect bonus and was brilliant in the cold weather. The house was clean and so well equipped. I really don't think I could have found a better place for such a large group of us. Lots to do near by too we went to beaches, rented bikes and found plenty of lovely pubs amongst it all. Also have to mention the lovely Luigi, he cooked a delicious meal for the whole group and accommodated dietary requirements. Would definitely highly recommend this place along with its lovely friendly hosts who were always very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Cottage was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We packed the cottage to the brim with families and it managed it easily, with entertainment booked in the barn area it was the perfect location for a small 40th party gathering. It was so roomy and the kids found their own areas like the snug to entertain themselves while the adults enjoyed some time also. A wonderful experience and a lovely cottage!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning venue for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Amazing weekend away with our group of friends, the house was perfect for our needs

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Marvellous venue for our family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

The Thatch Cottage was all it promised, a wonderful place to spend with 4 generations of our family. So much space for us all to be together. The house was beautifully decorated for Christmas with trees, fairy lights tinsel and so much more, we couldn’t have asked for a better place to enjoy our family Christmas. The children enjoyed having the run of the house, the adults the hot tub and bar! The large kitchen diner was a haven for meals, and games, and being able to seat so many without being cramped a pleasure. Ovens a plenty made it easy to prepare dinner, and 2 kitchens what every family needs for sure. The comfortable main lounge with log fire was a bliss, the separate TV games room was a hit too with the techi and sports contingent. Beds were extremely comfortable and the whole house impeccably clean and well equipped.

Time made sure we were happy every day, we couldn’t have asked for more. Definitely somewhere to recommend and return to.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Forest National Park
Salisbury Cathedral
Dorset and East Devon Coast
Brownsea Island
Longleat Safari & Adventure Park
Moors Valley Country Park and Forest
Jurassic Coast Activities
Peppa Pig World
New Forest Ice Cream Parlour
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery
Solent Way Footpath
New Forest National Park
Alum Bay
Southbourne Cliffs
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park
New Forest water park
Jurassic Coast
The Three Tuns
The Red Shoot
The Alice Lisle
The Museum Inn
High Corner Inn
The Three Legged Cross
The Inn on the Furlong
Studland Beach and Nature Reserve
Corfe Castle
Lulworth Cove
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
M3, M27, A31
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Bournemouth and Poole
Car: recommended

You have your own onsite private pub with local draught beer!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $553.94

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.