Surrounded by the beautiful Dorset countryside and situated in the heart of Hardy country, with nearby locations influencing many of his great stories, the 14th century estate at Kingston Maurwood is home to a well-established dairy, butchery, farm and college, providing students with the future knowledge to support Dorset’s rural industries and local food production.
The vast parkland and formal gardens offer visitors an idyllic environment for a stroll, whilst enjoying some of Dorset’s excellent food and drink. The animal park is the perfect spot for a picnic with the family, and the shop stocks a range of local produce. At the centre of the estate, lies the impressive Georgian mansion house - the ideal setting for your next big event.
The team at Kingston Maurwood also offer a great venue for a range of events including conferences, weddings, festivals, fares and big family get togethers. It is the perfect location, conveniently situated close to the town of Dorchester while also having beautiful grounds and the feel of somewhere rural and otherworldly. The house has five stately rooms that can be utilised for one large event or individually booked whatever the occasion. The house and grounds offer the perfect combination of facilities and atmosphere, and with the huge amount of space, animal park and lively events calendar, there is no end to the possibilities here.
The animal park is home to many different species including goats, ponies, ducks, alpacas, birds, pigs and more. The gardens are listed and offer a fantastic space for exploring.
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