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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, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is superb.. Delightfully sited in the Dorset countryside this beautiful restaurant with rooms is a real treat. Service is intimate and friendly but never overbearing and as for the food well... The food is quite simply superb a rotating seasonal menu and local ingredients make for a memorable meal. Highly recommended.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three days of bliss in this peaceful part of Dorset. Four of us stayed on a dinner, bed and breakfast deal and had a wonderful time. Every member of staff was helpful and cheerful and the food was wonderful. The chef/owner and his wife are so full of enthusiasm and could not have been more friendly. Can't fault the accommodation,... More 

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Bucks, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful cottage in stunning Dorset countryside. Our room was lovely with great views over fields. In room drinks provided and homemade biscuits on arrival. The breakfasts are quite simply the best we've ever had and our eve meal was very special. Would love to come back some day.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very quaint cottage in the middle of the countryside. We went with a group of friends to celebrate a 50th birthday, the reviews about the restaurant had caught our eye as we are all 'foodies'. My partner and I had a lovely room overlooking the countryside at the back of the property. It was all very clean... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

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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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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