Yalbury Cottage

Location Dorchester

Postcode DT2 8PZ

Telephone 01305 262 382

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Why we love it...

Cosy 17thC village hotel

The Place

If you love 19thC English literature, then this could be for you. This pretty 17thC thatched cottage is an ideal base for exploring Thomas Hardy’s Wessex. He was born a mile away in Higher Bockhampton and set all fiction in this area, widely known as Thomas Hardy’s Wessex.
With eight bedrooms, this is a personal and characterful place to stay. Rooms are tastefully decorated using creams, whites and lilacs. There is also a sitting room for guests’ use. Pre-dinner drinks are at seven o’clock. The cosy and highly rated restaurant accommodates just 26 people and serves earthy food in hearty portions. On Sundays, a special lunch is prepared using local ingredients purchased from the local Farmer’s Market earlier in the day.
If the Thomas Hardy trail is not for you, there is still plenty to do. Dorchester is just two miles away, with its Roman remains and architecture, shops and museums. From there, it’s another 15-minute drive to the famous Jurassic Coast (including Chesil Beach), and the popular seaside town of Weymouth.

The Essentials

Price Band £-££
Rooms 8 doubles, 1 can be adapted to take up to 4 people, whilst 2 can be twin or double; all rooms come with tea/coffee making facilities, fresh milk, complementary water, hairdyer, toiletries, TV and free wi-fi/
Food Breakfast; Farmers' Market Lunch on Sundays; dinner for guests 7 days a week; non-guests Tues - Sat
Facilities breakfast room, restaurant, lounge, bar
Children welcome although no children under the age of 10 allowed in the restaurant after 8pm
Disabled not suitable
Pets dogs allowed in some rooms, £7.50 charge applies

To Book

Contact Ariane Jones
Call 01305 262 382
Email enquiries@yalburycottage.com
Website www.yalburycottage.com

Good To Know

Address Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ
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The Location

Find this place: 3km east of Dorchester, on a single track road. 5 minutes' drive from the A35.

What's nearby: Thomas Hardy's birthplace (Upper Bockhampton), 1 mile; Dorchester, 5 miles