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Discover England Tours

Church House, Church Road, Blandford Forum DT11 0SL, England
+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 with us we provide quality B&B style accomodation... more » 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. « less
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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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Yorba Linda, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We included 4 nights at Church House as part of our 2-week tour of England and Wales in May. The house is lovely and comfortable and Susy and Paul made us feel completely at home. Susy's cooking rivals the best restaurants we ate in on our trip. There is so much to see in Southern England, and Church House is... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My husband and I just returned home from a cruise vacation to Norway that concluded with 4 special days at Church House. From the time we were picked up at the cruise terminal in Southampton to the day we departed Heathrow, every moment was memorable. The tailored tours of Salisbury, Bath, Wells, Lacock, Sherbourne and Stourhead made the most of... More

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Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My daughter and I stayed for 2 wonderful weeks in September at Church House. I could not recommend Discover England Tours more highly. Our room was lovely, very spacious with comfortable beds and convenient, sparkling clean en-suite bathroom. The food was delicious, a wide array of choices for breakfast and the 3 course dinners were always a delight. We were... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I could not say enough about how wonderful our visit to Dorset was, thanks to the talented people at Church House. The food was delicious, the touring was superb and the accommodations were delightful. And, our taxi driver to and from London was an added bonus!Paul expanded our horizons with visits to places that we would not have known about,... More

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Weems
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I was with a group of six women the first time I visited Church House, and we all loved it. We had a list of gardens we wanted to see, and with Paul's help we saw everyone plus a few of his suggestions. They even arranged for us to see a neighbor's lovely garden. This September I returned again, this... More

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My companion and I are busy with our careers and family, so were searching for Hosts who would understand our need for a Holiday that did not leave us even more exhausted than when we began. Paul and Suzy seemed to instinctively know what we wanted and needed, we never had to ask. What a lovely family, sharing their love... More

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Seattle, WA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

For travelers who hate to be "herded" this is the ideal way to actually get to know a beautiful and interesting region of England. Paul and Susie Wilson were the perfect hosts for our six day stay (wish now we'd made it longer!). Church House was charming, comfortable and immaculate; the flower and vegetable gardens complemented the home. The meals... More

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Hanover Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My wife and I are garden enthusiasts and wanted to spend time in the south of England visiting the beautiful gardens of the area. We found Discover England on the web and began communicating with them before deciding to book. Everything from that process on was a pleasure. Paul and Susy are great hosts and cooks and their home oozes... More

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