Manor opens doors in aid of charity

Smedmore House, one of Dorset’s finest Georgian manor houses, is holding an open day in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust.
The house occupies two acres of walled flower gardens, orchards and a Mediterranean garden near Kimmeridge Bay.
Guided tours of the house will be led by well-known historian Dr Philip Mansel, who will be joined by members of his family knowledgeable about the house’s history and contents.
Visitors will also be able to see the seat where Napoleon sat when he visited St Helena and a display of vintage Morgan cars.
The open day is on Sunday, September 25, between 2pm and 5pm.
Tickets are £6 on the door – children under 16 free – and house tours are £4.50. Dogs are welcome on leads.
Dr Mansel said: “We wanted to do something to help raise awareness and funds for this wonderful charity because cancer affects many of us and Wessex Cancer Trust is there when people most need support.
“Smedmore House is a hidden jewel on the Jurassic Coast, so please join us for a wonderful afternoon.”
Wessex Cancer Trust has a support centre in Bournemouth and all the money raised will be used to provide emotional support to anyone affected by cancer.
For more information visit
Smedmore House is in Kimmeridge at BH10 5PG. Visit or call 01929 480719.

for this most worthwhile cause
Smedmore House is a fine Georgian property.

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