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Kind Words - Group Bookings

What a wonderful house and we have all had a fantastic week! The outside kitchen was an added bonus and the hpt tub, the icing on the cake! We hope to return soon. 

Jayne &  Family

We had such an Up-Whale of  a time! The house was perfect and the recommendations from Sarah-Jayne made for such a fun weekend. 

Ross &  Friends

We rented Upwey House in January 2024 for a long weekend with family and friends to celebrate my 50th birthday. It was simply perfect. The house itself is stunning and the grounds beautiful. I will never, ever forget my time at Upwey and am already trying to find an excuse to go back! Thanks again to Kerry and Sarah Jayne for all your help.


Wonderful place to spend 18th and 80th birthdays. So many things to interest all ages. Lovely atmosphere in the beautiful surroundings and such a wonderful house for hiding games! Kitchen full of everything we needed and & bedrooms have such comfortable warmth. The welcoming chocolate brownies were delicious & greatly appreciated. Having essentials provided when we arrived ready for a cup of tea – we loved. Thank you for providing so much to enjoy!

The Raymond Family,  

What an amazing place to spend the weekend celebrating a special person’s 80th birthday with all the family. Such a comfortable, beautiful house which despite the size felt incredibly homely immediately – so warm and welcoming. Very well-equipped and plenty of room for all of us as well as a very spoilt pooch who has spent the weekend living her best life! Something for everyone from the age of 12 to 80. Thank you “Upwey House’

The Mallon Family, 

An action packed 6 days were enjoyed here.  This warm and rambling house lent itself to games, family meals and lots of trips to local beaches, wineries, the WW11 Museum and cycling. The weather was kind and Sarah-Jayne was extremely quick with any reply to a query. We all absolutely loved it. Thank you Kerry for your support and allowing our 2020 holiday to be rebooked for this year. We would love to return.

Mo, Ian and family 

A really tremendous, happy weekend with extended family for a 90th birthday. Great treasure hunt, duck races, snooker, family songs, Mamma Mia, air hockey, sitting in the sun, croquet and huge meals. Fantastic memories, perfect setting.

he Boyle Family 

Bailey family gathering for Melanie’s 60th. Upwey House has a lovely homely feeling and we all felt very at home. We had great times playing hide and seek and racing the ducks in the river. Would not hesitate to recommend a stay in this lovely house.

The Bailey Family

A wonderful house and garden to stay in during our wonderful family 80th birthday celebration. Many shared many laughs around the table. The gardens have seen many games of manhunt and the stream has been swum in ….the house is great for hide and seek when it rains too. Life long memories enjoyed by all - 10 years old to 91 years old.

The Scase Family 

Can’t think of a more magical place to celebrate a birthday. We loved all of the rooms, the terrace and the surrounding countryside. We have felt very loved by this beautiful home as it has caressed our amazing family. Lovely,  lovely house and incredible venue for a party.

The Lees Family

Upwey House has proved to be the perfect venue for a family celebration of a 70th birthday. Grandchildren running in and out, cricket, table tennis, croquet on the lawn, snooker, much laughter. Wonderful grounds appreciated by all including the dogs. The fact that the weather was perfect was the icing on the cake. Thank you to all concerned we have had a lovely time.

The  Smith  Family, 

We have loved our weekend here. About twenty one of us from four generations.  Everything we needed was provided and I was appreciative of the new front bedroom. This is a lovely home with glorious grounds and we have been lucky with the weather. Upwey village is delightful and the Wishing Well coffee shop/

Great Grannu Hardwick 

We came from Scotland, Spain, America, Dorset – oh and Manchester. Fabulous house, amazing weather, we loved the entire visit. Our favourite memories: the view, running in the countryside, the sheep who we have come to love, the baths, ping pong, the piano, the bar/refrigeration room, the speak, the kestrel and the buzzard.
The Fletcher Family, 

A truly exceptional venue for a 50th birthday celebration.
Lovely views, wonderful rooms. Enjoyed so much. Thank you for having us. 5 stars.

The Stearman Family

Upwey House proved to be the perfect venue for a family celebration of a 70th birthday. Grandchildren running in and out, cricket, table tennis, snooker, croquet on the lawn and much laughter. Wonderful grounds appreciated by all including the dogs. Thank you to all concerned.
The Paterson Family

Wow, what a place to gather & celebrate all manner of significant birthdays. We peaked on Sunday with 23 family members from 1-93 and a combined age of 1012 for an epic roast. It’s been wonderful to have the space to get together and still have room to be apart too. An amazing house in a beautiful location. Thank you.
The Baldock Family

Wow, we have all been rendered speechless by this perfect house. We have all enjoyed the outdoor spaces, duck racing in the stream being a particular favourite with grown ups and kids alike. Roaring fires and sumptuous meals have helped us make many, many wonderful memories. Upwey House is just too special not to come back to.
The Barnes Family

An amazing house, the perfect place to celebrate a special big-0 birthday with friends and family.
The Powell Family

Upwey House is absolutely fantastic! We have had a wonderful summer holiday. We enjoyed exploring Dorset but also enjoyed staying at home, sunbathing on the terrace, exploring the wonderful grounds, playing football, swingball and cricket with the children! What a wonderful house!
The Kershaw Family

From the moment we drove up we knew Upwey house would be an amazing place to stay for our family holiday. We had a fantastic week. Plenty to do for everyone from 3 months to 87 years old. We thoroughly recommend and will be back.
The Taylor Family

Upwey House is truly a hidden gem and sparkles in so many ways. Our stay there was a three-generation family get-together with participants ranging from a two year old to the near eighties. The house and grounds have so much to offer to all ages that there was never a dull moment. As an added bonus, there were sparrow hawks nesting just tens of metres in front of the house!

The children thought they were in Wonderland both inside the house and in the grounds (the forest, the stream, the fields, plus the football pitch). The parents also thought they were in Wonderland in the kitchen which offers everything the budding chef could hope for!

All the rooms are consistent with ‘tasteful charm’, giving a tangible feeling of tranquillity and calm. Its elevated location provides extensive views over the nearby countryside, virtually to the sea. It also enjoys a very private position, adding to its peacefulness.

If our experience is anything to go by, the owners pay especial attention to each of their guests to ensure that their stay is comfortable and memorable. We very much appreciated what they did for us. They were exceptionally responsive, we usually heard back from them within a few hours at most.  Likewise, the housekeeper was similarly attentive and did everything to put us at our ease on arrival and through our stay.

Whilst our visit was as a family holiday, the venue offers the perfect spot, elegance and facilities for any special event or anniversary.
The Lonnen Family

Kind Words - Weddings

A massive thank you to Sarah-Jayne and everyone who helps to run Upwey House. We couldn’t have asked for more. When looking for a venue we never believed we could find somewhere as beautiful, amazing and perfect. We held a small intimate wedding and our guests fell in love with the house and setting as much as we did. It’s definitely a house that keeps on giving. The day after our wedding everyone was outside enjoying the space with outdoor games and a cheeky water fight, bringing lots of laughter to all. Upwey House is a hidden treasure.
Kieran and Emilie

Thank you for the most wonderful, special week at Upwey House celebrating our marriage with our families and friends. A beautiful house in a charming setting close to St Laurence Church where we were married. The perfect place for an unforgettable wedding.
Mr and Mrs Christopher Harrison

Thank you so much for allowing us to get married at this BEAUTIFUL house and gorgeous setting. We have had the most fabulous week. Can't wait to return.

Luke, Hannah & Family

We knew Upwey House would be the perfect venue for our day from the moment we first viewed it. With the incredible scenery of rolling green hills and a gorgeous old manor house, it was the fairytale setting we dreamed of. We loved being able to host our family at the house all weekend long to make the most of our time and celebrations together.

Amanda and Simon

We wanted a wedding that would represent all the things, we as a couple, love: countryside, comfort, beauty and the warmth of a happy, family home that wraps around you and welcomes you in. That’s exactly what we got from our wedding at Upwey House.
Emma and Clem

Such a wonderful place that we will hold dear to our hearts. We had a magical wedding day and holiday. The house and grounds were the perfect venue to celebrate in and enjoy time with our dearest friends. We will be back one day soon for sure!
Mr and Mrs Drane

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