FILM MOVIE TV LOCATIONS - DORSET
BUILDINGS & ARCHITECTURE
ART GALLERIES
  • → [ The Opera House ]

  • [The room exudes contemporary elegance with its own circular bar and 8 intimate booths]

    ANCIENT WORLD
  • → [ Nether Cerne ]

  • [Features include archaeological settlements & field patterns, relict hill barns, stone gargoyles & face set into walls]
    Nether Cerne

    BARS & CLUBS
  • → [ The Opera House ]

  • [A venue with three bars on the ground floor and a further three bars on the first floor]

    BRIDGES
  • → [ Hooke Court ]

  • [The lake is a beautiful and tranquil spot with a stunning bridge leading to a small island]

    CHURCHES, TEMPLES & RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS
  • → [ Clayesmore School ]

  • [Buildings on the estate include a Victorian rectory and a chapel]
    Clayesmore School
  • → [ Higher Melcombe Manor ]

  • [The old chapel Now called the Great Hall with an impressive 17th Century wagon roof of trussed rafters in eight bays]
  • → [ Rushmore Estate ]

  • [The gardens contain a unique collection of buildings including a temple and theatre, a dell water garden, Nepalese buildings, a colonial Victorian Pavilion]
  • → [ Stock Gaylard Estate ]

  • [The Parish Church is located in the garden and the view of the House and Church over the haha from amongst the trees in the park gives an air of old world timelessness]

    COTTAGES
  • → [ Old Causeway Bakery ]

  • [A beautiful old house and bakery which retains loads of period and quirky features set in the middle of the beautiful Blackmore Vale in Thomas Hardy country. The Old Bakery Wing is rather special as it is in effect a one bedroom cottage attached to the main house and in addition there are two lovely rooms in the main house]

    COUNTRY HOUSES - MANOR HOUSES - STATELY HOMES
  • → [ Clayesmore School ]

  • [Victorian Alfred Waterhouse manor house set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland including a lake. The classic Victorian architecture is complemented by the internal features of oak panelling, carved staircase, plasterwork gilded ceilings and original working fireplace]
    Clayesmore School
  • → [ Higher Melcombe Manor ]

  • [A Grade 1 Elizabethan house built around 1570, nestles in its own beautiful valley. It has far reaching views over fields and woodland. The approach is by a private road along an avenue of lime trees, then under a magnificent copper beech to the garden]
  • → [ Hooke Court ]

  • [A beautiful 14th century manor house set in 14 acres of tranquil, mature parkland. Has many original features, including a Tudor fireplace, Victorian porch, stone mullioned windows and Victorian fireplace carved with the Paulet family crest]
  • → [ The Langtry Manor Hotel ]

  • [Situated near to the Jurassic Coastline the Edwardian, Langtry Manor Hotel would make a perfect location for certain types of Period Drama. In 1877 the future King Edward VII bought a plot of land in a secluded area of the East Cliff in Bournemouth for the woman he loved, Lillie Langtry. He told her that she could design a home for the two of them]
  • → [ Nether Cerne ]

  • [A quintessentially English setting of an attractive flint manor house, cottages and other buildings set in riverside meadows and rolling hills of the stunning Dorset countryside]
    Nether Cerne
  • → [ Stock Gaylard Estate ]

  • [A small traditional country estate just over 4 miles from Sturminster Newton and 8 miles from Sherborne in Dorset. The estate is approximately 1700 acres with around 300 acres of predominantly oak woodland, 80 acres of common land and an enclosed 80 acre deer park with a small lake]
  • → [ The Tudor Grange Hotel ]

  • [Built in 1927 using materials from a mansion built during the Tudor period. Any new materials used have been made to full Tudor specifications, so the whole building looks authentically Tudor. Interiors have decorated ceilings, oak panelling and large fireplaces, leaded windows and a magnificent staircase]

    COUNTRY HOUSES - SMALLER
  • → [ Culeaze House ]

  • [Classic Victorian mansion built by Radcliffe in 1887. The building has been renovated in the true Victorian style and has architectural features such as a stone porch, traditional oak-panelled library, a classic Victorian drawing room and stunning log fires. The large Victorian Conservatory full of rare plants leads onto manicured lawns. The beautiful, mature, 4 acre garden is complete with a sunken garden, a small lake and unspoiled meadows]
  • → [ The Old Mill House ]

  • [A water mill built in 1780, in the rope making town of Bridport, West Dorset, with one acre of garden and woodland which is totally moated by the River Asker]
  • → [ Old Causeway Bakery ]

  • [A beautiful old house and bakery which retains loads of period and quirky features set in the middle of the beautiful Blackmore Vale in Thomas Hardy country. The Old Bakery Wing is rather special as it is in effect a one bedroom cottage attached to the main house and in addition there are two lovely rooms in the main house]

    FARM BUILDINGS & FARM LAND
  • → [ Higher Melcombe Manor ]

  • [The estate includes a working farm with barns stables and two small fishing lakes]
  • → [ Nether Cerne ]

  • [Traditional and modern farm buildings and machinery set in arable farmland with riverside meadows and rolling hills. Buildings include a Victorian coach house & stabling and a traditional barn]
    Nether Cerne
  • → [ Whitfield Farm Cottage ]

  • [A working farm for nearly two centuries, it has in recent years been converted into a family home, without losing any of the features or charm to be found in an old dwelling – a large farmhouse kitchen, equipped with an Aga, a beamed sitting room with an inglenook fireplace, and comfortable bedrooms]

    HOTELS
  • → [ The Langtry Manor Hotel ]

  • [Situated near to the Jurassic Coastline the Edwardian, Langtry Manor Hotel, would make a perfect location for certain types of Period Drama. In 1877 the future King Edward VII bought a plot of land in a secluded area of the East Cliff in Bournemouth for the woman he loved, Lillie Langtry. He told her that she could design a home for the two of them]
  • → [ Northcote Manor ]

  • [Has the atmosphere of a cherished wisteria clad 18th century manor house. This grade 2 listed stone building was originally a monastery to which the Victorians added a wing and a cob walled garden with ornamental fish pond next to wild orchards. Our more recent summer house addition is in the Victorian style]
  • → [ The Tudor Grange Hotel ]

  • [Built in 1927 using materials from a mansion built during the Tudor period. Any new materials used have been made to full Tudor specifications, so the whole building looks authentically Tudor. Interiors have decorated ceilings, oak panelling and large fireplaces, leaded windows and a magnificent staircase]

    INDUSTRIAL
  • → [ The Old Mill House ]

  • [A water mill built in 1780, in the rope making town of Bridport, West Dorset, with one acre of garden and woodland which is totally moated by the River Asker]

    SCHOOLS - PRIVATE/INDEPENDENT
  • → [ Clayesmore School ]

  • [Victorian Alfred Waterhouse manor house and recent modern classroom blocks, in keeping with the original style. Buildings on the estate include a former Victorian village school, original stable block, a chapel, a theatre, sports facilities along with sports pitches]
    Clayesmore School
  • → [ Hooke Court ]

  • [A beautiful 14th century manor house set in 14 acres of tranquil, mature parkland. Provides a high quality education for 5 – 13 year olds within an idyllic rural environment. Has a mock-Victorian classroom and Tudor and Victorian kitchens]

    PERIOD SETTINGS
  • → [ Hooke Court ]

  • [A beautiful 14th century manor house with many original features. There is also a mock-Victorian classroom and Tudor and Victorian kitchens, mini-amphitheatre and a reconstructed Saxon hut]

    SPORTS ARENA STADIUM, COURTS, PLAYING FIELDS AND PITCHES
  • → [ Clayesmore School ]

  • [The estate includes a sports centre - with 25m indoor pool, squash courts, fitness suite and sports hall, along with sports pitches for rugby, cricket, football, hockey and tennis. There is also a floodlit astro-turf pitch]
    Clayesmore School

    STABLE YARDS & STABLES - PADDOCKS
  • → [ Culeaze House ]

  • [Through the estate runs The River Piddle, which provides challenging chalksteam fishing in beatiful surroundings. There is also the livery with 18 stables, yard, tack room, individual fodder barns and nursery. Currently there is grazing at Culeaze for 20 horses]
  • → [ Clayesmore School ]

  • [Buildings on the estate include the original Victorian stable block]
    Clayesmore School
  • → [ Higher Melcombe Manor ]

  • [The estate includes a working farm with barns stables and two small fishing lakes]
  • → [ Nether Cerne ]

  • [Buildings include a Victorian coach house and stabling, a traditional barn, traditional and modern farm buildings in arable farmland with riverside meadows and rolling hills]
    Nether Cerne
  • → [ Stock Gaylard Estate ]

  • [The stables are close to the house as is the walled garden and old ‘wash down’ for horse and carriages. There are Equestrian Facilities nearby with the capacity to help with Riding Tuition for members of the cast]

    THEATRES
  • → [ Clayesmore School ]

  • [Buildings on the estate include a theatre]
    Clayesmore School
  • → [ The Opera House ]

  • [A venue suited to multiple use and boasting an audio visual specification unrivalled on the South Coast]
    The Opera House
  • → [ Rushmore Estate ]

  • [The gardens contain a unique collection of buildings including a temple and theatre, a dell water garden, Nepalese buildings, a colonial Victorian Pavilion]
  • → [ The Tivoli Theatre ]

  • [Built in 1936 as an Art Deco cine/theatre and the tradition of showing film and live performance continues to the present day.]

    WATERMILLS & WINDMILLS
  • → [ The Old Mill House ]

  • [A water mill built in 1780, in the rope making town of Bridport, West Dorset, with one acre of garden and woodland which is totally moated by the River Asker]

    LANDSCAPES
    LANDSCAPES - MIXED & VARIED
  • → [ The Forestry Commission ]

  • [Forest locations]
    The Forestry Commission
  • → [ Nether Cerne ]

  • [A quintessentially English setting with riverside meadows, rolling hills, arable farmland, downland, woods, lakes and the river Cerne]
    Nether Cerne

    GARDENS & PARKLAND
  • → [ Culeaze House ]

  • [Classic Victorian mansion built by Radcliffe in 1887. The large Victorian Conservatory full of rare plants leads onto manicured lawns. The beautiful, mature, 4 acre garden is complete with a sunken garden, a small lake and unspoiled meadows]
  • → [ Higher Melcombe Manor ]

  • [The two acre garden wraps around the house with mature herbaceous borders, rolling lawns, lavender, fountain, scented roses and clematis climb the stone walls of the old chapel]
  • → [ Hooke Court ]

  • [Set in 14 acres of tranquil, mature parkland. There is a lake with a stunning bridge leading to a small island and newly-planted orchard]
  • → [ The Old Mill House ]

  • [A water mill built in 1780, in the rope making town of Bridport, West Dorset, with one acre of garden and woodland which is totally moated by the River Asker]
  • → [ Rushmore Estate ]

  • [Set in the heart of the Cranborne Chase, on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, the Rushmore Estate covers 7,500 acres including 700 acres of listed parks]
  • → [ Stock Gaylard Estate ]

  • [A small traditional country estate just over 4 miles from Sturminster Newton and 8 miles from Sherborne in Dorset. The estate is approximately 1700 acres with around 300 acres of predominantly oak woodland, 80 acres of common land and an enclosed 80 acre deer park with a small lake]
  • → [ The Tudor Grange Hotel ]

  • [The garden is well stocked with a variety of plants, shrubs and trees, 2 lawns, and a courtyard. It has York paving paths and a fish pond. There is a small Tudor style outbuilding]

    GRASSLAND & MEADOW
  • → [ Culeaze House ]

  • [Classic Victorian mansion built by Radcliffe in 1887. The large Victorian Conservatory full of rare plants leads onto manicured lawns. The beautiful, mature, 4 acre garden is complete with a sunken garden, a small lake and unspoiled meadows]
  • → [ Nether Cerne ]

  • [Traditional and modern farm buildings and machinery set in arable farmland with riverside meadows and rolling hills. Buildings include a Victorian coach house & stabling and a traditional barn]
    Nether Cerne

    HILLS & MOUNTAINS
  • → [ Nether Cerne ]

  • [A quintessentially English farmland setting offers a wide range of locations including rolling hills]
    Nether Cerne

    ORCHARDS
  • → [ Hooke Court ]

  • [Set in 14 acres of tranquil, mature parkland that has a newly-planted orchard]

    PRIVATE ROADS & TRACKS
  • → [ Higher Melcombe Manor ]

  • [A Grade 1 Elizabethan house built around 1570, nestles in its own beautiful valley. It has far reaching views over fields and woodland. The approach is by a private road along an avenue of lime trees, then under a magnificent copper beech to the garden]

    RIVERS, CANALS, LAKES & BOATING
  • → [ Culeaze House ]

  • [Classic Victorian mansion built by Radcliffe in 1887. The large Victorian Conservatory full of rare plants leads onto manicured lawns. The beautiful, mature, 4 acre garden is complete with a sunken garden, a small lake. Through the estate runs The River Piddle, which provides challenging chalksteam fishing in beatiful surroundings]
  • → [ Hooke Court ]

  • [The house is surrounded by a moat and the lake is a beautiful and tranquil spot with a stunning bridge leading to a small island]
  • → [ Nether Cerne ]

  • [A quintessentially English farmland setting offers a wide range of locations including lakes and the river Cerne interwoven in this attractive landscape]
    Nether Cerne
  • → [ The Old Mill House ]

  • [A water mill built in 1780, in the rope making town of Bridport, West Dorset, with one acre of garden and woodland which is totally moated by the River Asker]
  • → [ Rushmore Estate ]

  • [Set in the heart of the Cranborne Chase, on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, the Rushmore Estate covers 7,500 acres including 700 acres of listed parks]
  • → [ Stock Gaylard Estate ]

  • [A small traditional country estate just over 4 miles from Sturminster Newton and 8 miles from Sherborne in Dorset. The estate is approximately 1700 acres with around 300 acres of predominantly oak woodland, 80 acres of common land and an enclosed 80 acre deer park with a small lake]

    WOODLAND & FORESTS
  • → [ Nether Cerne ]

  • [Our beautiful estate offers a wide range of locations including a wooded avenue and ancient woodland with old trees]
    Nether Cerne
  • → [ The Old Mill House ]

  • [A water mill built in 1780, in the rope making town of Bridport, West Dorset, with one acre of garden and woodland which is totally moated by the River Asker]
  • → [ Rushmore Estate ]

  • [The woodlands contain one of the largest blocks of semi-natural broad-leaved woodland in southern England. For centuries these were the focus of the hazel underwood trades. The woods are now recognised as a wildlife site of national importance]
  • → [ Stock Gaylard Estate ]

  • [A small traditional country estate just over 4 miles from Sturminster Newton and 8 miles from Sherborne in Dorset. The estate is approximately 1700 acres with around 300 acres of predominantly oak woodland, 80 acres of common land and an enclosed 80 acre deer park with a small lake]

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