Leweston is situated three miles outside of Sherborne, Dorset surrounded by beautiful countryside in the heart of Hardy’s Wessex. Recognised for its focus on health and well-being Leweston makes the most of its rural location.

With extensive grounds surrounding a beautiful Georgian Manor House Leweston provides a location which whilst being safe, is close to a town with good transport links to London and South West airports. Within the 46 acre estate sits our swimming pool, a full-sized all weather pitch, a walled garden play area, Enchanted Wood Forest School, tennis courts as well as a wealth of historical features including work by Thomas Mawson and George Sheringham.

The Spaces

The Belvedere

The Belvedere is an enchanting feature inspired by the walk of The Villa de’Este near Florence. The statute at the entrance is a replica of the Florentine Boar which, in turn, is a copy of the Roman marble statue housed in the Uffizi Museum.

A short wooded walk leads to a natural crescent amphitheatre with a central well, looking out over the Dorset countryside. The location is truly magical, making it a perfect setting for any outdoor celebration.

Popular for events of all sizes, drink receptions and wedding photoshoots. The Belvedere also licenced for civil ceremonies with up to 75 seated or 150 standing guests.

The Italian Garden

The Italian Garden is a beautiful setting for your wedding breakfast, evening drinks or intimate outdoor dinner.

Designed by Thomas Mawson in 1912 the enclosed garden is located outside the Drawing Room.

It is an idyllic venue for a summer celebration, set amongst the beautiful flowers, and next to the central pond.

Price to hire per hour: £30.00

The Enchanted Wood & Forest School

The all-weather, outdoor Forest School is based in our beautiful Enchanted Wood and can support activities including den building, clay faces, leaf pictures, seasonal hunts and more.

The parachute awning provides sufficient seating for a whole class and well as a dry area for parties, food, stories and much more.

Price to hire per hour: £70.00

The Trinity Chapel

Built in 1616 and bathed in history this Grade 1 listed building is truly stunning.

The historic wooden pews and imposing windows give the chapel a wonderfully romantic and impressive feeling. Inside, there is a rare example of a double pulpit and, whilst is no longer large enough to hold the whole school, is used for smaller services as well as weddings and baptisms and will seat approximately 40 people.

When the sunlight pours in through the spectacular windows and the aisle is full of flowers it creates create a magical moment which will be remembered for many years to come.

Please note Trinity Chapel is available for Roman Catholic services only.

Price to hire per hour: £120.00

The Leweston Learner
From Nursery to Sixth Form Leweston shares an educational approach that helps our pupils develop an attitude to learning they can apply across the curriculum, as well as in the wider world. Click on the five key characteristics to find out more.