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Yalbury Cottage

Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
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Ranked #1 of 46 Dorchester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had pre dinner drinks and canapés in the pretty garden on a lovely summer evening before going indoors to the restaurant for a wonderful meal. The food was delicious, the staff were charming. Most of the food is locally sourced and beautifully presented, this was our first visit and I can't wait for our next one! A really lovely... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three days at Yalbury cottage is three days in heaven. The grounds are exquisite and inviting, the rooms are charming and the staff bends over backwards to make one's stay memorable. Nothing is too much to ask for. This was our second stay here and this time we decided to go for for the full dinners every evening. Great decision!... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a luxury hotel and it would be a mistake to rate it against that standard. But it is a very comfortable place to stay, in delightful countryside not far from Dorchester, where the rooms are spacious and contain many nice touches - home made biscuits with real coffee and fresh milk, the fastest wifi I've experienced in... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! What a stunning place! The sun was shining and it was a lovely hot day. We had pre lunch drinks by a little pond with waterfall. The flowers and the grounds are so beautiful. The service was of a very high standard. The food was exquisite. We were lucky enough to be treated to a meal here so can't... More

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Norfolk, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Yalbury Cottage is a popular restaurant with rooms in a good location. By today’s standards it’s realistically priced. Our upstairs bedroom, No.8, was spacious and decorated in a nicely uncluttered way. There was a comfy double bed, a single bed, a large wardrobe and good tea and coffee facilities. There wasn’t a proper desk for a laptop though WiFi was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We loved Yarlbury Cottage, the food is excellent with well sourced local produce. Our room had views over the hill and over the garden and a comfortable bed. We stopped over on our way to the West Country but will come back for a proper weekend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I've been visiting Yalbury Cottage for the past 8 years or so and have fond memories of all my visits. A few years ago I visited with a friend and happened to spot the perfect wedding dress in a shop in Dorchester. I then had to come down from London several times for fittings and stayed at Yalbury each time... More

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St Mawes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A well located spot, rural but minutes from Dorchester. It was a good base to explore the county for a few days. The main building is the old cottage/restaurant - accommodation in the more modern additions to rear. Rooms overlooking fields or a small garden .This is a relaxed, welcoming and professional team working together and I felt confident from... More

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Thame, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed here for a wedding nearby. We were greeted at midday with delicious warm steak and chicken open sandwiches. We sat outside on the comfortable garden furniture by a bubbling pond in warm sunshine. What a start. This delightful small hotel is tucked away in a village. Our bedroom was quiet and comfortable - we were woken by the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

From the minute we arrived at Yalbury Cotage we were made to feel really welcome by Ariane.It is a beautiful building in a gorgeous setting and the interior suits the age.Our bedroom looked out onto the pretty garden and we were able to watch the wild rabbits.The facilities in our room were of a high quality and nothing was left... More

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Address: Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Yalbury Cottage Dorchester, Dorset

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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Yalbury Cottage is a wonderful Dorset country house hotel, near Dorchester. Offering cozy accommodation and award winning cuisine, serving only the very best local produce available. Set in the heart of Thomas Hardy's Dorset and just a short walk from the cottage where he was born and grew up. ... more   less 
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