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Yalbury Cottage

Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
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Ranked #1 of 45 Dorchester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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El Portal, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights in March in Yalbury Cottage while exploring "Hardy Country" and the Jurasic Coast. This is an extremely beautiful area, and Yalbury Cottage is a very convenient location. The rooms are cozy and nice...but the most outstanding feature is the restaurant...it is fabulous! The breakfasts are good, but the dinners are really special...and you get a bit... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed overnight as it is situated in a convenient location for an early ferry from Weymouth. We were extremely well looked after with friendly efficient service. Our bedroom was well supplied, with extra touches such as home-made biscuits and fresh milk being particularly appreciated. The food was interesting and tasty. We invited an elderly relative to dine with us.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great little break where we were made to feel very welcome. In all honesty we went for the food as heard it was impressive. We took the dog with us as we thought £7.50 was reasonable especially as we could take him for a nice walk which we did on a route recommended by the staff. The hotel... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

i went on a monday evening, i found the whole experience pleasurable , every thing was absolutly fantastic from the cutlery to the food every bit was like it was from heaven would strongly recommend to all of my upper class friends and collueges.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We chose Yalbury cottage from the internet because we were going to see our grand daughter at a dressage competition at Kingston Maurward. If you are looking for somewhere convenient for there or Dorchester this is the place. Literally 5mins by car to the show ground. It is very easy to find, coming from the east on the A35 it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My wife and I just got back from a memorable weekend, staying at a Yalbury Cottage. James, welcomed us and looked after us faultlessly and nothing was too much bother. The room was lovely and breakfast was incredible. We were so fortunate that we were able to have Sunday lunch because of a lower number in another party. Ariane, was... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We regularly visit Yalbury Cottage with our friends for a special treat about every three or four months and we are never disappointed. We had dinner there last night (Saturday 1st February 2014) and the food is to die for. We could not find fault with any aspect of our dinner. The starters were amazing, the main courses (we all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

5 generations together at the Yalbury cottage to celebrate a 90th birthday. It couldn't have been better. The accommodation was perfect.. Since we had ALL the rooms, I know they are ALL great. And the food was fantastic. With an x 4 Season exec chef running the kitchen, how could it be anything but great. A weekend in the UK... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Just back from a lovely stay at Yalbury Cottage. It was my first time staying at a B&B and it was a rather lovely experience. The food is where this place really comes into it's own. The owners are lovely also, really keen to help with anything you may need. From an extra bed in our room for our young... More

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Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The rooms are perhaps a little dated and could do with revamp but the location is beautiful. We came for an anniversary stay. The welcome was warm and the hotel homely. The food however was to die for. The chef is a genius. Dinner was fantastic. I don't know quite how we managed it but also couldn't resist the tremendous... More

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Also Known As:
Yalbury Cottage Hotel Dorchester
Yalbury Cottage Hotel
Yalbury Cottage Dorchester, Dorset
Address: Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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