The Guestbook:

Smedmore House is one of the most beautiful seaside manor houses available as accommodation for rent Dorset.  Here are some of the wonderful comments from our past guests.


What a lovely stay.  Our first time staying in the Garden Wing. (Accommodation for rent Dorset)
Holiday, October 2023

What a wonderful stay at a wonderful estate.  I simply spent my time meandering the gardens and exploring the house.  Until Next time.
Holiday, September 2023

A magical place for Florence and Alex’s wedding.  A beautiful house and gardens that really made the day so special. Happy memories.  Thank you.
Wedding, Sept 2023

A thank you to Philip, Jack and Eilish seems inadequate.  Such a wonderful place for a family gathering; it has been a spectacular time -despite the interruptions of rain that threatened but failed to dampen our enjoyment in such a setting.
Birthday celebration, August 2023

We have had the most amazing wedding here.  Even the sun shone down on the ceremony.  I will remember this weekend forever.  Thank you all.
Wedding, July 2023

Thank you to all at Smedmore for the most magical wedding weekend.  We loved every minute.
Wedding, July 2023

What an incredible house with such history.  We thoroughly enjoyed unwinding from our wedding in the new bridal suite!  Top marks!
Birthday Celebration, July 2023

Such a wonderful tranquil house and gardens. Loved being able to celebrate a fabulous family occasion (post wedding and 60th birthday) altogether.
Family party,  July 2023

Wonderful, relaxing, tranquil place.  So fantastic to  celebrate various family events. Thank you Philip and team for an unforgettable stay.
Family party,  July 2023

A wondrously, magical and delightful weekend – the perfect place to celebrate Tim’s 70th!  What a glorious house – the epitome of country life.  Magnifique.  The weather gods most kind – sunny bliss -altogether brilliant!
Birthday Celebration, June 2023

New York to London to Smedmore and back.  What a brilliant weekend!  Wonderful stay for a 30th  birthday – such a  beautiful place – we shall return– thank you!
Long Weekend 2nd-5th March 2023

Cool House.
Weekend 13th -16th Jan 2023

This has been such an amazing stay.  Thank you! 
New Year 2023

2022 Comments for Accommodation for Rent Dorset.

Almost my favourite place!
Returning guest, Christmas December 20-27th 2022

Thank you so much.  We all have had such a fabulous time and hope to see you soon. 
Weekend November  25th-27th 2022

Family get-together for my 80th birthday.  A great weekend was had by all.  The weather was kind so we enjoyed exploring the grounds.  I think we were all eventually able to navigate our way around the beautiful house.  Joshua (8 years) wants to live here.  Thank you for allowing us to stay here.  I think we may return. 
80th birthday celebration 20-23rd October 2022

Written in great haste but thank you for our third glorious, magical weekend.  We love it here and do hope we can come again. 
Weekend 14th-16th October 2022

Amazing house, party, everything!  Perfect day and perfect couple.
Small wedding 1st October 2022

Completely happy living in this beautiful house and place.
Mid-week stay 12th-16th September 2022

What a spot – we celebrated our wedding this weekend at Smedmore House and it was truly perfect.  An unforgettable 3 days, everyone was so helpful.  We can’t wait to come back.
Wedding 27th August 2022

We have had the most amazing two weeks.  We’ve had the joy of bringing all our family together to enjoy the Smedmore House, Kimmeridge Bay and two wonderful chefs.   Truly magical memories.   We will be back. 
Family holiday 12-26th August 2022

Thank you SO much for the most incredible weekend celebrating our wedding! Being able to have both of our families together for the weekend in this stunning house made it so much better.  Huge thanks to Eilish and Jack for helping us bring a piece of Bermuda to the Dorset coast.  See you soon for our anniversary!! 
Wedding 30 July 2022

The most magical wedding weekend.  Thank you.  I am crying as I write this as we don’t want this weekend to end.  It has been more than we ever dreamt it would be.  Some incredible memories made with family and friends.  Everything was simply perfect, including the weather.  Getting married down the avenue with that view was spectacular.  The best day of our lives!! 
Wedding 8-11th July 2022

The perfect place to host our wedding!  The house and grounds are stunning and all of our guests were in awe of the venue.  When we first saw it, we were in love with the place and knew we could be nowhere else on our special day! 
Wedding 27-29th May 2022

To the Wonderful Smedmore.  We could not have chosen the more perfect home to host our wedding!  What an amazing start and break for us and our friends and family for our new journey and married life.  Amazing memories and also another proposal made!! 
Wedding 13th-19th April 2022

We had the BEST time in this amazing place.  It was great for an Easter egg hunt.
Weekend 8th-11th April 2022

Beautiful house and grounds!  Could not have asked for more. 
Weekend 18th-20th March 2022

The perfect location for a sparkly party. 
Birthday weekend 11-13th March 2022

What a fabulous house and beautiful area.  We have absolutely loved our mates reunion weekend.  Will be back! 
Reunion 4th -7th March 2022

2021 Comments for Accommodation for Rent Dorset.

We had a wonderful time in this fantastic house.
Family get together 17-20th December 2021

Fabulous weekend at the beautiful Smedmore House.  This is the most amazing place.  Thank you! Weekend 14-16 Nov 2021

The most beautiful place we have ever stayed in   Thank you so very much for allowing us to enjoy your family home.  50th birthday will never be forgotten.
50th Birthday weekend 9-11 Nov 2021

This was our second visit, and it was possibly even better than our first.  The house, the ambience and setting are magical, and we all appreciated every aspect.  Thank you to all at Smedmore.
Weekend 15-17 October 2021

Thank you for a wonderful stay in this beautiful place- happiest of times.
Mid-week break 19-23 September 2021

Married in the Avenue.  Absolutely stunning venue and the weather to match!  The staff at Smedmore went above and beyond and Charlotte & Matt were incredible!  Thank you so much for making our day so perfect. Wedding 18 September 2021

What a wonderful house!  To have my family and friends come to celebrate my birthday has been magical.  The weather was kind and so I felt blessed.  I could have spent all day looking at the artefacts and artwork.  A memorable time.
Birthday 10-13 September 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay over our wedding weekend – it’s such a magical place that we’ll always remember fondly.  Thanks to all the team who were so helpful and friendly.
Wedding 3-5 September 2021

Enchanting home; lovely, lovely welcoming staff; our 8 little grandchildren will (most of them) always remember this holiday as will we and their parents.

Absolutely fabulous house and garden.  Couldn’t be improved.  We will always remember it!
Holiday 20-30 August 2021

A magnificent house and grounds perfect for a special birthday with dear and cherished friends. Fabulous hospitality and precious memories.

We have had an enchanting and joyous celebration for my sister’s birthday in this beautiful and magically set house.  It is such a perfect house. Thank you.

Thank you for an idyllic week in this enchanting house and beautiful coast.  Every day was a delight.  Looked after so well by Steph and Rebecca Green catering.
Birthday 16-20 August 2021

Thank you for the most heavenly week – it will be forever in our memories as a time of timeless magic.

Imagine Le Grand Meaulnes coming back to his lost house night after night, and always a party.
Holiday 9-16 August 2021

Whatever it was …we didn’t do it.  Thank you so much for the best day of our lives.  We love you.
Holiday 9-16 August 2021

Love the plate arrangements on the walls of the Dining Room plus the enticing colour of pink paint.
Wedding 31st July 2021

A really lovely visit for our 40th anniversary greatly enjoyed by all.  The garden was looking fabulous, and the house is as elegant as ever. Anniversary 26-29 July 2021

Armstrongs and Scales(again!)  Another wonderful family time at one of our favourite houses!  We all love it and can’t wait to come back.
Mid-week break 23-26 July 2021

What a weekend!!  This place could not be more perfect for our amazing wedding.  It has been incredible!!  Could not fault anything.  The house is so quirky, all the staff are fantastic and went above and beyond (including going to Tesco to top up our wine!!!)  Such a special place, we will be back.

Thank you so much.  Smedmore House is so special, and you all made the day so incredible.  So thoughtful, kind and helpful.  Definitely coming back.  We love it here!

Superb.  A wonderful stay and wedding venue. Thank you, Julie and Steph, for hosting.  A fantastic place to see your son and daughter in law get wed. Wedding 9-11 July 2021

Thank you very much for your outstanding service in making our outdoor wedding perfect.  Beautiful weather at a wonderful house.
Wedding 8th July 2021

So many thanks for giving us the weekend celebration we’ve longed for and planned for an age.  We adore this house and have really appreciated all of the incredible history and decoration and joy this house has brought to us and our friends.  Thank you XXX Birthday May 21-23 2021

Actually a return!  We were here for Mick’s 70th last July and now here for Jenny’s 70th & Ruth (eldest daughter’s) 40th. Heaven! Family celebration May17- 21 2021

Thanks so much for all you did to help us!  Already planning our next visit.  Well done with all the improvements – it gets better and better.  Thanks too for arranging the sunshine!  Family weekend 14-16 May 2021

Thank you for finally making our dream wedding a reality.  Your support and assistance navigating wedding planning at such an uncertain time has been amazing and we are eternally grateful. All our love XXX Bride & Groom May 7-9 2021

We adored staying here again and we will come back.  A big thank you to Laura, Julie and Team, the house was again in perfect condition.  Early May Bank Holiday 2021


We all had a fabulous weekend in the magical Smedmore House (Accommodation for rent Dorset)

  Thank you for making the 70th birthday family party very special.  We loved every minute. 10 Jan 2020

Top work from Julie and the team.  A fantastic New Year’s holiday.  It’s very rare to find this combination of ancient splendour and lived-in informality.  The whole set-up is beautiful and we couldn’t have had a happier time.  Thank you.

Yes ! A beautiful setting and deeply welcoming house. New Year 2020

Joyful, welcoming, a haven and a return to my ancestral lands.  Family were displaced from Tyneham. New Year 2020.

We have had the most wonderful wedding at Smedmore House.  We have felt completely at home and looked after – we have memories to keep forever.  Can’t wait to return! 21 Dec 2019

A fabulous 40th birthday weekend.  Truly wonderful house. Thank you. 8th Dec 2019

A wonderful 40th birthday here.  A beautiful house, grounds and coastline.  And more swimming! 29 Nov 2019

What a fantastic weekend and beautiful environment for a wholesome holiday.  Swimming in the sea was a highlight.  22 Nov 2019

Words can not describe how delighted we were with the wedding and the weekend, Smedmore House = No 1 wedding venue, thank you all sooooo much 21st Sept 2019 Bride’s Parents

…….with the most fairytale of receptions at the magnificent Smedmore House.  All our dreams came true here and Lottie was fab!! Thank you.  (Accommodation for rent Dorset)Bride & Groom Sept 2019

I just want to say what a fabulous time we had at Smedmore House last weekend. Rosie and Ewan’s wedding was absolutely wonderful. We couldn’t have asked for more amazing weather and fabulous place to have it. Julie, thank you for all you did and also a big thank you to Fiona who was wonderful and to Charlotte too for overseeing on the Saturday. 14th Sept 2019 Bride’s Mother

Thank you for the wonderful warmth and feeling of home.  We loved everything –from the book collection, planting in the garden, the real village – the old maps with their dubious names!! Huge dinners on the antique chairs and adding herbs, apples etc from your garden into the cooking.  Thank you for a  beautifully maintained property, for the authenticity- after renting so many big houses if felt akin to goldilocks finding her perfect bowl of porridge.  Not too done up, not cold and austere – just perfections!!  (Accommodation for rent Dorset)House party Aug 2019

A magical, unforgettable weekend in a wildly beautiful place. 20th July 2019 Bride & Groom

Thanks for such a lovely stay(Accommodation for rent Dorset). Everything was wonderful and the children absolutely LOVED it. Hope to come back soon.

Fantastic location for a lovely family weekend together.  We will definitely be coming back! 5th April 2019

Veni, Vidi, Vici.   What a beautiful house (Accommodation for rent Dorset).  We have had the best weekend.

A glorious weekend in the most perfect house.  We loved it. 24th March 2019

A lovely family get together after Christmas.  Smedmore is such a lovely spot.(Accommodation for rent Dorset)4-6 Jan 2019

Wonderful stay at Smedmore.  We feel peaceful and relaxed. 7th Oct 2018

Amazing! I loved walking through the rooms and imagining what it was like back in the day. 26th Sept 2018

What a pleasure to be in such interesting surroundings.  This is not a museum but rather a wonderful personal collection which is being so generously shared!  One is transported through time by the amazing mix of art and artefacts.  Thank you so much for sharing! 9th Sept 2018:  Bride’s parents

Thank you for making our wedding so special.  It was everything we ever wanted!! 9th Sept 2018: Bride and Groom

Far more subtle colour combinations than Renishaw Hall.  Greater leisure grounds than Kedleston Hall.  Nick’s fish, Glyn’s veg and black pudding by Mr. Hole.  Smedmore: My desire and pursuit of the whole.(Accommodation for rent Dorset) 30th August 2018

We had the most amazing weekend with our family and friends.  It was our daughter’s wedding weekend and Smedmore House (Accommodation for rent Dorset) was the perfect place to celebrate.  The staff were so accommodating and helpful.  Everyone so fantastic.  Thank you so much and hope to see you again one day. 24th Aug 2018:  Bride’s mother

Yes it was special and memorable to stay in a house full of treasures.  We knew it would be lovely but it was truly amazing.  A beautiful characterful house – a privilege to stay in it!  Feb 2017

The most fantastic place.  A superb house(Accommodation for rent Dorset) with lots of history, gorgeous glass and china and the most brilliant rooms.  We were superbly looked after.  Thank you for sharing your home.  Feb 2017

Thanks to the whole team who look after the house we had a memorable 80th birthday weekend for Mum.  A surprisingly warm house on a wintery weekend.Feb 2017

The perfect way to celebrate 50 years for the Golden couple.  The kids (big and small) loved playing on the beach and lawn. April 2017

The worst thing about Smedmore is having to leave! Fabulous time in a lovely place.

Thank you for the loan of this beautiful house – the perfect place to celebrate my 50th birthday.  We have had a wonderful time and appreciated this grand home.  We hope to return another day to relive the splendid scenery and comfortable elegant house.  We had the perfect setting for our Murder mystery night – recommend offering it as an option for guests in the future! (Accommodation for rent Dorset)May 2017