Christmas at Bishops Cottage

For a seriously stylish celebration, Bishops Cottage is available for exclusive hire. Book a private party with us and the house and grounds will be yours to enjoy at your leisure.

This is the perfect location to mark a memorable birthday or anniversary and you can tailor your package for a truly unique experience. We are just over 2 hours by train from London Waterloo, and once you’re here there is very little reason to leave this magical setting.

Our team will work with you to create the ultimate weekend in Dorset – a celebration your guests will remember for years to come. Up to 22 guests can stay here, in our 7 bedrooms which all offer beautiful views of the area. Your party are free to come and go as they please, making full use of our facilities including the gardens, swimming pool, sun terraces and Library Bar.

We welcome all types of party. From groups of friends looking to escape the city, to family groups with children or colleagues on a corporate weekend away.  Choose to include outdoor activities like kayaking and horse riding, an art class or keep it relaxed and soak up this glorious location.

Your party can dine in the restaurant, on delicious dishes freshly cooked by our chef. Or you can work with our partners to arrange a poolside lobster barbecue or martini cocktail party. Your imagination is the limit!  Give us a call on 01929 400552 or email us to chat through your vision and to discuss dates and prices.

The Full Itinerary

The following summarises some of the highlights throughout your stay*

Christmas Eve

2:00pm Arrival – You will be greeted by our friendly staff. Enjoy a glass of Mulled Wine and delicious homemade West Country Sausage Rolls.
4:00pm – Traditional Afternoon Tea will be served in our main restaurant. Your chance to ‘Guess the Weight’ of our wonderful Christmas Cake
7:00pm – Join us for our Christmas Welcome Reception in the company of your host, Philip. A chance to meet our staff and make new friends whilst sipping a glass of Bubbly.
7:30pm – Two course Christmas Eve Supper including our popular quiz.

Christmas Day

8.30am-10am – Wake up to a traditional Dorset Breakfast complete with a glass of Bucks Fizz to get your Christmas Day off to the best possible start!

1:00pm – Christmas lunch is served! Enjoy our fine 5 course festive luncheon. The winner of the ‘Guess the Weight of the Christmas Cake’ competition will be announced
3:00pm – The King’s Speech will be shown on television whilst we share our delicious Christmas Cake and coffee.
7:30pm – Our West Country Christmas Night buffet is served.

Boxing Day

8.30am – 10:00am – Breakfast is served
1:00pm – Boxing Day buffet is served
4:00pm – Afternoon Tea is served
7:00pm – Dinner is served in the restaurant

27th December

8.30am – 10:00am – A last chance to sample our Dorset traditional breakfast.

We say a fond farewell to all our wonderful guests. We hope you enjoyed a memorable Christmas and we hope to see you next year!!!

To make a Christmas lunch or dinner party reservation, call 01929 400552 or email us.