Packed with period detail
Built in 1908, The Mount is full of original features and has great character, with large reception rooms off the central dining hall, wooden floors, open fires, and back servants' stairs. There are sea views from many of the rooms and the house is surrounded by a sunny garden that's a great spot to enjoy a game of croquet or badminton.
There's ample space for a large group, as our floor plans show, but enough room to spread out and enjoy some personal time too. The dining room seats 12 comfortably for formal dinners, or up to 16 a little more cosily (and converts to a full-size pool table) and the kitchen is well equipped for catering for a large group.
There are two living rooms, a lounge and a music room, ensuring the option of quiet space while other members of the group can play piano, ukelele or guitar.
We supply lots of books, jigsaws and boardgames. There's WiFi, the TV has Netflix, while linked Sonos speakers in the reception rooms allow you to listen to the radio or your favourite playlist.
Our default bedroom layout is as shown below and on the floor plans. A 4ft sofa bed, Z-bed and travel cot are also available. There are toilets downstairs at each end of the house and upstairs are two family bathrooms and three en suites. If you need more/fewer single beds please do let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you for an additional cost – as five of the seven bedrooms have zip-link beds that can be set up as twin or as superking beds
Bedroom 1 (ensuite) with Kingsize bed
Bedroom 2 Twin beds
Bedroom 3 Superking bed plus 4ft sofa bed (suitable for one adult or two children)
Bedroom 4 Double bed
Bedroom 5 Twin beds
Bedroom 6 (ensuite) Superking bed
Bedroom 7 (ensuite) Superking bed
Parking and EV charging
There is off-road parking for two cars (three at a squeeze) and plenty of on-street parking on two sides of the property. We have an outdoor EV charging point in the parking area. Download the Monta app to use it. The charger is 7.4 kw and uses a Type 2 cable (not supplied). There are also several EV spaces in most of the town car parks. Guests must NEVER charge their cars from any electric socket at the property.
We love dogs and are pleased to allow well-behaved pets by prior arrangement. We ask that dogs remain downstairs and off the furniture at all times, and if wet/muddy/sandy are kept in the kitchen/utility area of the house. They have free run of the garden but owners must bag and bin all waste.
The house is set up above the level of the garden at the front and there is a flight of wide stone steps leading to the front door. For level entry guests can use the door at the back of the house (which leads in to the small utility area). The Purbeck stone path around the house to reach this back door is bumpy and can be slippery when wet so please take care.
Once inside the house the ground floor reception rooms and kitchen are on one level. There is level access outside to the patio from the kitchen – with just a raised door sill to negotiate. Access from the patio to the garden is down three stone steps.
The main staircase to the first floor is wide with shallow treads and a sturdy bannister. The back servants' stairs are narrow and steep with a handrail on the right hand side as you ascend. The first floor is on one level throughout.
The stairs to the second floor are narrower than the main stairs with a hand rail to right hand side as you ascend. There is a small landing then a bannister to the left hand side.
The garden has many bumpy paths and areas on slightly different levels, with steps or sloping paths between them.
The parking area and main paths to the steps of the front door are made up of stone chippings.