STAYING AT Hardy ManorHardy Manor is a magnificent celebration house perfect for big group holidays in the quaint village of Puddletown, Dorset. With local pubs and walks on your doorstep, the manor feels wonderfully inviting yet grand and steeped in history at the same time.
This part of Dorset is Thomas Hardy country who lived nearby and would have been familiar with both the house and the village of Puddletown featured in his book 'Far from the Madding Crowd'. Recent upgrades, have brought this historic house into the modern era, with an expansive modern kitchen, library, magnificent 1st floor sitting room which opens out onto the garden, function room as well as a lower ground floor gymnasium, games room and modern heating system, providing something to keep everyone entertained! Let's not also forget the 9 acres of grounds including stunning formal gardens with extensive lawns for croquet and badminton, plus a rose garden, kitchen garden, paddock, and woodland.
On arrival you'll be welcomed with a hamper, ready laid fires and be ready for early evening aperitifs in the library, on the lawn or in the drawing room. A catering team and chef as well as extra housekeeping can be made available to complete your formal dining experience. Why not bring that black tie to complete your Downton Abbey experience?
The house has much to offer all ages from playing music in the hall, running in the gym, games on the lawns, walking in the grounds, cooking on the Aga or just reading in one of the exquisite wood panelled living rooms. Hardy Manor sleeps 18 people in 9 ensuite sumptuous bedrooms, two of which are on the ground floor and 6 portable day beds for extra flexibility. Hardy Manor is a picture perfect large country house ready to be made yours with all the special touches that come with it!