Portman Lodge is a large Victorian brick and stone built house in the pretty Dorset Georgian town of Blandford Forum. The house retains many of its period architectural features including an impressive stone built entrance portico, a mosaic tiled hallway and large sash windows.
The house forms the southern part of a large Victorian building, thought to have been a residence for choristers for St. Martin's Church, Bryanston, for the Portman family who then owned the estate. The estate is now home to Bryanston School, an independent private boarding school.
Built in approx 1873 the house was originally called St Martin's House. It has subsequently been divided into separate properties, each being renamed. The name Portman Lodge was adopted for the main wing, which reflects the connection to the original estate owner that commissioned the building.
Portman Lodge benefits from a grand drawing room at the front of the building, currently undergoing restoration and decoration, a traditional Victorian dining room, both rooms feature high ceilings and a large sash windows, making these spacious rooms ideal for special events.
The house has a private patio area for guest use. It is very pretty in the summer and suitable for quiet relaxation in the open air, or if you would like, we can serve your breakfast al fresco!
We have been awarded a 4 Star Automobile Association Bed & Breakfast rating and we are featured in the Automobile Association's 2019 Guide to Britain's Best Bed & Breakfast.