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Discover England Tours

Address: Church House, Church Road, Blandford Forum DT11 0SL, England
Phone Number: +44 1258 860646
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Owner description: Discover England Tours is run from our family home in Shillingstone, Dorset, England. When you tour...
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Owner description: Discover England Tours is run from our family home in Shillingstone, Dorset, England. When you tour with us we provide quality B&B style accomodation in our historic thatched village home and then take you out touring the local area specialising in heritage and gardens. You can see Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, the City of Bath and then other smaller yet special places that only we can find! Our mission is to provide a taste of English life; to enable the traveller to take personalised tours without moving on everyday; to give a quality and personal service in all regards.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

What a wonderful beginning to our trip -- our stay at Church House and meeting Susy and Paul. The tours were relaxed, informative and the food delicious! The accommodations were up to date without losing any of the charm of staying in a home that was built in the 1700’s. In reflecting back over our trip, we realized there was... More 

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I stayed for a week in early September 2014 at Church House. What a delightful experience! Every day was perfect from the gourmet meals to the personalized tours. Even though we were completely busy each day, it was still a relaxing visit. Susy and Paul are amazing, gracious hosts. Their house, built in the 1700's, is beautiful... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Five days was not nearly enough to see everything Dorset has to offer, and Church House is a wonderful base for exploration. The house is lovely, the hosts friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable, and Suzy's meals were both healthy and delicious. Paul took our group on four days of garden tours. He did a great job of helping us choose the... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My week staying at Church House in July was relaxing, educational, fulfilling, and enjoyable. From the gourmet meals partially prepared from Paul and Suzy's garden to the informational tours provided by Paul, to casual evening walks around the village of Shillingstone,  to the comfortable and sparkling clean rooms of the B&B, the vacation exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Church House,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Three gardener friends and I stayed at Church House for a week in July, 2014. We had a delightful time while there. Church House is an 18th century home set in a picturesque village. Our rooms were very clean and comfortable. After a substantial breakfast every day, Paul took us "touring" and we came back tired and happy every evening... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We spent five nights at Church House in early July, 2014. We loved everything about it! Paul and Suzy were gracious and kind hosts who were friendly, helpful and caring. Suzy's meals were both delicious and imaginative. Paul was our driver and we appreciated his considerable knowledge of the area. We managed to visit all of the places we had... More 

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Philo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Was first class darling English style home with thatched roof,quiet quaint town to take a stroll, take pictures and see gardens and personal tours.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed 6 nights at Church House as part of a two week stay in England, in June 2014. We are avid gardeners, and also love to tour stately homes, and so were delighted to find a surfeit of both in Devon. Because I have some physical issues, I was concerned about too much walking/stairs. The fact that we had... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We spent 5 nights at Church House in late June 2014. Paul and Susy were perfect hosts: accommodating and helpful but in no wise pushy. They really did tailor-fit our stay to suit our wishes. The day trips were lovely and very informative, but I equally enjoyed just walking around Shillingstone and the surrounding villages. They are all connected by... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Highly recommended!! Stayed 6 nights at Church House in May in the lovely room with a bay-window view of the garden and countryside that is accompanied by a morning chorale of bird songs. Paul and Susy were welcoming hosts, serving delicious breakfasts and dinners. Paul and Mike were wonderful drivers, expertly navigating the scenic back roads through beautiful Dorset for... More 

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