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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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Horsham, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
12 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
36 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this location as being close to Thomas Harry's birthplace, deathplace and resting place. The landlady was excellent, friendly and very helpful. There is parking on site and you are only two miles from Dorchester. The breakfast my wife rated as one of he best she has ever had ( high praise ) and the evening meal was also... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit to Yalbury and still a special experience. A wonderful evening from reception through a really lovely three course dinner and relaxing coffee and home-made chocolates to finish. Hosts are so welcoming and friendly. The food was fantastic with wonderful choice of wine. The meal was a present from our children and was a wonderful treat. I couldn't... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
37 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place used to be our regular "special" restaurant but we had only stayed once previously. Having moved away from the area we decided to stay overnight again. The food remains outstanding quality and quite exceptional value for money. The wine list is varied, reasonably priced and in a word, good. Ariane is the most welcoming host and nothing was... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rather than a meal this was an 'experience'. Right from the beginning we felt so looked after, there was small details that had been so well thought out. First we were seated in front of a large fire where we ordered champagne and given canapés. Our meal orders were taken whilst in front of the first, when our starters were... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have just had the most lovely stay at Yarbury Cottage. The room was very nice: clean and functional with all the extras (tea, coffee, biscuits, hairdryer etc). Dog-friendly as well. The only downside (which is why I didn;t give it a 5) was that it was noisy: you could hear people walking in the upstairs bedroom. The real draw... More 

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Solihull, England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This hotel has 8 rooms and the ones we had were lovely. Very clean,nice views of the countryside,bottled water,homemade biscuits(nice touch),tea making with proper sized cups. hair dryer,comfy bed and a lovely good sized bathroom with soap,shampoo etc. Went to the atmospheric and cosy lounge where drinks and canapes were served. We chose our meals and when ready shown to... More 

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El Portal, CA
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We have stayed here before and again found Yalbury Cottage and its staff very warm and welcoming. The rooms are charming, parking is convenient, and the food in the restaurant is terrific! The owners are such helpful, friendly people, and the location is excellent for exploring the area! We highly recommend Yalbury Cottage!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

we enjoyed a very quiet and wonderful evening here. Amazing food. Thoroughly recommend the snails for starters!Amazing service. The staff were very attentive and we will definitely recommend this charming retreat to friends and family.

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