Mapperton House and Gardens in Dorset

Mapperton House & Gardens

Mapperton Estate, Mapperton, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NR

01308 862645

Described as the "Nation's finest manor house" by Countrylife Magazine

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7.9 miles from Highlands End
9.9 miles from Golden Cap
9 miles from Graston Copse
26.5 miles from Sandyholme

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  • Mapperton House and Gardens in Dorset

Mapperton House is a glorious sandstone manor house and romantic valley located deep in the Dorset countryside, surrounded by rolling hills. There is the house to explore, which is home to the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, as well as 15 acres of gardens and the Coach House Cafe.

Mapperton, which is open from March to October, hosts several events each year, including charity plant fairs, classical concerts, easter trails, creepy crawly shows, food shows and halloween fun days. The house is open by guided tour only, which run at set times each day.

There is ample free parking for cars and tickets can be purchased in advance or on arrival. Many areas are accessible by wheelchair. Dogs are allowed on leads outside the Coach House but not in the gardens or in the house. There is a small shop to buy souvenirs of your visit, as well as inspirational gifts celebrating the beauty of the English garden and landscape. The Coach House serves a delicious selection of light meals, burgers, gourmet sandwiches and cakes with a fine selection of teas, soft drinks and coffee. Brunch is available, as well as a Sunday Roast. There are resident cockerels, ducks, chickens, doves and giant tortoises to watch from the seating outside.

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Our Awards & Accreditations

Our parks have been recognised as some of the best in Dorset. We're extremely proud of the awards and it's easy to see why our guests return year on year. You can be safe in the knowledge that you're staying at one of the best parks in the county! Please note awards vary by Park.

What our guests say

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

    Esther Woodhouse - Facebook
    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse