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Yalbury Cottage

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Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two wonderful days of haute cuisine and being a Thomas Hardy heroine and all down to Yalbury Cottage, a country hotel in the best manner with a wonderful chef. With all the elements of a cottage hotel - beams, huge fireplaces and charming rooms - we wallowed in central London status food at very reasonable prices; scallops, venison, local beef... More 

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Poole
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a traditional restaurant with excellent food. We had a three course meal at £27.50 and the standard of the food was outstanding. The garden is wild and has lovely secluded sitting areas for drinks and coffee. The service was prompt but rather formal, lacking warmth.

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Broome, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend yalbury cottage for the high end B&B experience. The service is exceptional. Room was very comfortable and tastefully decorated. For some reason we were booked in for dinner at 7.30 but had to wait til 9, which was quite annoying, but the food is great so overall I give 4 out of 5.

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Southampton UK
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a good small hotel. Fairly simple and basic but very clean, comfortable.and quiet. Great personal service and wonderful food. Not surprising that it was the Good Hotel Guide's Small Hotel of the Year 2015. Just down the road from Hardy's cottage and 5 minutes from Dorchester. Lovely walk along the river to the church and graveyard Hardy's heart is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heartfelt thanks to the extraordinary, unflappable Ariane and ever-smiling Jamie for such a wonderfully restorative few days of spoiling relaxation and delicious food, with a special emphasis on local dorset fish, seafood and the most melting beef I have ever experienced anywhere. You run the friendliest hotel with such professionalism, yet never ever seemed to be too rushed to chat,... More 

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Aubonne, Switzerland
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52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Everything is in place to make your stay In this charming hotel a comfortable one. A warm welcome, luxuriously equipped room, very comfortable bed and delicious breakfast, featuring local products. Convenient parking and good location for visiting the surrounding area. Their restaurant for dinner is not to be missed. Excellent value.

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Portesham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

After a recent stay my wife booked a surprise meal with friends and family for my 30th birthday. The food was just as exceptional as last time and the service was excellent, really couldn't have asked for any more and all of our friends and family (including children) commented on how it was one of the best (if not the... More 

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Beaconsfield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Twice in 3 years - would be more often if we were closer. It is essential to appreciate that one comes here for the dining experience with great service. This is the reason it has 5 stars. Our cheese soufflés were superb with the pork and lamb mains beautifully cooked, leaving room only for a pudding to be shared. This... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A lovely, cosy, welcoming and highly-efficiently run hotel. A peaceful location in Lower Bockhampton, a stone's throw from Thomas Hardy's Cottage. Very comfortable bedrooms with only the sounds of birdlife outside. Fantastic breakfast. We will definitely be back! Highly recommended!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We spent a night there with our dogs. They were welcoming and lovely - I particularly liked the sign in reception which said 'All you need is love. . . and a dog'. The bedroom was comfortable, and attractive. I'm glad they asked us about dinner when we booked because it's obviously the local go-to for excellent dining and I... More 

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