Yalbury Cottage

3 star rating Lower Bockhampton

Dorchester Dorset DT2 8PZ

Traditional country atmosphere and fabulous food awaits you at Yarlbury Cottage near Dorchester. Located in Lower Bockhampton – a must for Thomas Hardy fans.

King Charles II was on the throne in England when this delightful little thatched cottage was built. You had the Restoration to thank for that, and you have some no less loving restoration work to thank for this. Situated in Lower Bockhampton, a few short miles from Dorchester , Yalbury Cottage boasts the kind of character traditionally reserved for novels by Thomas Hardy and H.E Bates. It’s cosy, it’s informal and the food is prepared with the kind of enthusiasm that would even put Ma Larkin to shame. The charming period features are more than ably supported by a solid range of mod-cons including Plasma TVs with built-in DVD.

  • 300 year old thatched cottage with original oak beams, inglenook fireplaces and exposed brick-work.
  • Comfortable well-lit guest rooms with a simple rustic aesthetic.
  • Two miles from Dorchester and Max Gate where Thomas Hardy died.
  • Award-winning restaurant with creative French menus prepared with the finest local produce.
  • Excellent wine list.

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Thomas Hardy was born in nearby Higher Bockhampton. Take an hour or two out for a walk in Thornecombe Wood which provided inspiration for novels like ‘Return of the Native’. Terracotta Warriors Museum in Dorchester is also worth a visit

  • High Speed Wi-Fi
  • Satellite/Cable TV
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