WESTON, built in 1927, is an Arts and Crafts, Grade II listed landmark building. One of Lutyens' last commissions, the country house was built for Sir Alfred Downing Fripp, Surgeon to King Edward VII. Famous visitors have included Sir Lawrence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, who stayed at Weston during their honeymoon.
A sympathetic restoration of Weston has recently been taken to its completion by the current owners.
Weston is situated on a wooded private road above Lulworth Cove and Stair Hole, a short walk to Lulworth cove but far enough from the crowds of visitors to be an oasis even in high summer. A path leads directly from the garden to the beaches.
There are stunning views of the coastline and the south-west coastal path from the garden.
Lulworth and its surrounding coastline of cliffs and bays is a favourite holiday destination on the Jurassic Coast.
Entry is through the oak panelled porch onto the 1920s parquet floor of the entrance hall. Guests will immediately be struck by Lutyens' Scissor Staircase. To the left is the eastern hall and elegant fully equipped guests' office.
Entrance hall with walk in cloakroom
Ground floor reception hall and office
Large living room with sofas and wood burning stove
Large traditional country house kitchen
Full sized Aga cooker with two sinks
Marble floor and surfaces
Walk in larder
Fully equiped utility room with double sink,
washing machine, dishwasher & microwave
3 bedrooms: 2 with king-sized double beds (with Hypnos mattresses), 1 with 2 very comfortable single beds
1 luxurious marble bathroom with bath, shower, bidet & toilet
1 shower room
4 additional toilets
Garden and parking
Large south-west facing lawn overlooking Weymouth Bay and Durdle Door with picnic table and barbeque.
Complementary car parking at Weston for 2 cars. Additional parking is available at the nearby pay and display Lulworth Cove public car park.
Lift access from garage to accommodation.