North Dorset Hotels Guide

recommended hotels and other accommodation in North Dorset


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Plumber Manor Hotel

Sturminster Newton

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experience luxurious comfort in a breathtaking historical setting, at this fine Jacobean manor house - rooms are in the house or a restored barn

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a period country house, in a picturesque, tranquil location, with original decor in the public rooms and offering charming, comy guest rooms

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a fine Georgian hotel, set close to famous Gold Hill, retaining character features, combined with more contemporary styling and comforts

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17th-century inn, retains flagstone floors, roaring fires and cosy alcoves, set in a picture-postcard village surrounded by Cranborne Chase scenery

La Fleur de Lys

Shaftesbury

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family-run accommodation with comfortable, well-appointed rooms, traditionally decorated, and a restaurant serving award winning cuisine

The King John Inn

Tollard Royal

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elegant country bedrooms or a suite, provided with thoughtful high end extras, add to the pleasure of eating in the fine field to fork restaurant

Crown Hotel

Blandford Forum

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beautifully restored Georgian coaching inn, said to be Dorset's oldest inn, featuring stylish rooms and a large patio overloking water meadows

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a popular restaurant with a wide menu is a bonus for guests who stay in rooms set around a courtyard, at this inn in the heart of Dorset

The Langton Arms

Tarrant Monkton

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a 17th century thatched inn where you can enjoy home cooked food and real ales

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a former 17th-century monastery, set in attractive grounds on the town's outskirts, making a most comfortable base to explore Dorset from

The Fontmell

Fontmell Magna

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set over a babbling brook, it flows between the eclectically furnished bar and the library-themed restaurant, a comfy inn with stylish guest rooms

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a 17th century thatched inn with roaring fires, beams, comfy sofas and a modern British pub menu, now also offers smart well-equipped rooms

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luxurious rooms, wonderful hospitality and a home-produced breakfast feast are offered at this tastefully restored Dorset farm house

Higher Melcombe Manor

Higher Melcombe

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treat yourself to a stay in this Grade I listed manor house, beautifully restored with a historic chapel; rooms - some panelled - are sumptuous

The Rivers Arms

Cheselbourne

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enjoy a tranquil stay in cosy Alpine-style chalets, with tasty food on hand in the restaurant, at this relaxing inn in beautiful Dorset countryside

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a peaceful Dorset retreat has been highly commended by former guests for its luxurious rooms and the sitting room with a wood burning stove

The Saxon Inn

Child Okeford

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a 300 year old country inn with exposed beams and log fires serving CAMRA approve ales

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you can sleep comfortably in the refurbished modern rooms, and dine well, at this 17th century inn in the Dorset/Wiltshire border countryside

St Leonard's Farmhouse

Blandford Forum

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enjoy a relaxing stay in the gorgeous rooms and bathrooms of this 18th century Grade II listed former farmhouse close to Blandford centre

Church Farm

East Stour

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high review scores for this this farmhouse B&B in a beautiful setting, especially for the spacious, comfortable rooms and warm welcome

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