The ultimate business retreat

Brilliantly beautiful, Mangerton House is the ultimate business retreat. There’s inspiration in the open spaces and reception rooms and perspiration as you challenge your staff with teambuilding. The relaxation comes in the indoor pool, swimming pond and gym. And for the ultimate break-out the hut on Chesil Beach is all yours.

Nestled in a wonderful Dorset valley with a river meandering through its grounds sits Mangerton House.

Stunningly beautiful, lovingly furnished, luxuriously designed. Mangerton House is a place destined to create wonderful and rewarding team experiences that will challenge orthodoxies and inspire new directions.

It is a unique house in its combination of character, design credentials and hugely warm welcome. This early 19th Century house has been injected with lively and exciting design from the new, reclaimed and specially commissioned furniture to the bespoke wallpaper and lighting.

Board members and young teams alike will be happy here.

There are playful touches like the tipi for camping in the grounds and the natural swimming pond, tranquil hillside views and exquisite features such as the remarkable indoor pool.

Add the uniquely positioned beach hut on Chesil beach available to Mangerton House guests and you have arrived at the ultimate business retreat.

Pool, River and Dipping Pond

There is a wonderful indoor swimming pool (10m x 5m) with views out across the gorgeous countryside and a gym with cardio and multi gym facilities.

The natural swimming pond is perfect for an afternoon dip or explore all the critters making the river bed their home. Swimming in drinking water, surrounded by nature ,is a real pleasure.

Potter down to your private river bank, pack you rods or just keep a keen eye out for otters and trout as they swim by.

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Gardens and Grounds

The house is set in 14 acres of wonderful gardens and grounds with the River Mangerton meandering through. On the lawn below the terrace we can set up croquet or badminton.

The newly created walkways are perfect for exploring the grounds. The camping facilities down by the river are a child’s dream come true and the kitchen garden is full of delicious produce.

While the children enjoy the swings you can soak up the wonderful atmosphere and views.

Living Spaces

Within the main house there is a large kitchen/dining room, a back kitchen, spacious front and rear halls, a very large sitting room and a smaller living room with a TV. Everyone can dine together in the large dining space and there is lots of space to spread out in. Mangerton House is chic, functional and relaxing.

A Sonos music system is integrated throughout the communal areas.

The Barn houses conference facilities as well as a 3D plasma television. The house has three separate sky hd boxes.

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Cooking and Dining

Scrumptious meals in sumptuous surroundings

We want you to enjoy every moment of your stay at Mangerton House so whatever your desire for food and drink, we can help. If you love cooking then help yourselves to the well equipped kitchen. Alternatively, if you’d like a little or a lot of help then we offer everything from casseroles dropped off ready for the oven to waitress-served in-house catering. Or sample fine cuisine at a local gastro-pub or restaurant.

There is fantastic dining on offer nearby – from the award-winning Hive Beach Cafe to Hix Oyster Bar and River Cottage HQ.

Looking for a special meal without any fuss? Our highly rated chefs will prepare a celebratory meal to order, all cooked and cleared out of the way. Once the plates are cleared, they’ll leave you to enjoy the rest of the evening.

For special occasions, we can arrange all kinds of catering – from a simple buffet, to a summer BBQ or a fully catered holiday. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll sort it out.


Enjoy a restful night’s sleep in one of the nine luxurious bedrooms, all with handmade beds. Mangerton accommodates up to 20 guests with six bedrooms in the house and three within the barn complex.

Eight ensuite bathrooms and a family bathroom exude comfort and style and are fitted by Lefroy Brookes.

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The Beach House

Mangerton House also has a three bedroom beach house at Burton Bradstock uniquely positioned on the Chesil beach. Fully functional with a bathroom and kitchen the property sleeps up to eight people and can be rented for an additional charge as part of a Mangerton House booking.

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What people say

What people say

Perfect for large parties, this early 19th-century house has a traditional exterior that belies its contents. Bespoke wallpaper and lighting, plus vintage and modern pieces, make a show-stopping mix, while a sleek indoor pool adds some tranquillity. Outside there’s a natural swimming pond and 14 acres of gardens with riverbank. The Hive Beach Café is just down the road. - The Guardian, Coolest Holiday Houses on the Jurassic Coast Guide, August 2014
The house was lovely and so well equipped. We didn’t want for anything. We found it totally relaxing which is just what we needed. I would like to express a big thank you and would like to say that your service has been excellent. - Gemma
We have been longing to find a place that we can keep going back to year on year, at last we have found it. It has everything a large family like ours needs. We were most impressed by the high standard of the fixtures and fittings, even down to the cooking equipment, it felt as if the owner’s respected us by not putting in cheap stuff and we in turn respected them and their lovely house. We will be back. Thanks so much. - Lizzie
Thank you so much for all your help planning the weekend. (And for being so patient with all my travels and delays!!). We all had such an amazing time. The house was absolutely beautiful, I would definitely love to plan another trip! - Henry

Sail a yacht, sink an oyster

Sail a yacht, paddle a kayak or take a try coasteering for fun. Enjoy Michelin starred dining, summon a chef, or sink an oyster or six at Hix.

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