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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Right across the road from Thomas Hardy´s cottage, Ariane and Jamie run this quaint cottage. Be aware when you are tall, you might bump your head! Both Ariane and Jamie have been in the hostelry business for a while it seems, she as the manager, he as the gourmet.(=cook) Both have been living abroad for this purpose. They seem a...

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LONDON
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Warm welcome from Jim on arrival. Lovely cosy cottage set in a quiet country lane with view of green prairie from room's window. It has a well design garden where you can seat and relax after a full day adventure. Room is bright and clean, well equipped with only drawback of weak shower. Evening meal and breakfast is exceptional quality,...

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This Restaurant with rooms is set in a country location. The Food is excellent as is the accommodation. Our room was well appointed and very comfortable. Dinner begins with drinks in the lounge before going into the heavily beamed dinning room. As with the evening meal the breakfast was first class with an excellent choice. We look forward to returning.

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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice meal here, quiet setting in Hardy country and well worth a visit. Will definitely return dont think you can say fairer than that. They also have rooms although we didnt stay. Trip Advisor wants me to write 200 characters so now I am just waffling!

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Not much we can add to the previous glowing reviews of this place. Peaceful is probably the first word one thinks of when entering (and leaving) this little Hamlet a few miles from Dorchester. The cottage (it's actually a bit bigger than a cottage) is beautifully presented and the hosts are most welcoming. Our room was surprisingly spacious, spotlessly clean...

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I stayed here for one night, I shared a twin room with my sister which was small but cosy and comfortable. We had a bathroom with a shower that was hot but not too powerful and plenty of toiletries. Breakfast was lovely in the morning, with plenty of choice. Cereal, fruit, yoghurt, and cooked items including full english breakfast items...

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We came across Yalbury Cottage via a web search and how lucky were we! The only small thing was the showers were only the 'over bath' type with little pressure but thats it! This is a beautiful quaint B&B and what makes the stay especially good is the food. They have an exquisite restaurant which they open to the public....

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Stayed for 3 nights for a wedding with the family. Is an up market B and B. Very comfortable, breakfast and dinner wonderful and owners and staff delightful. Nothing was too much trouble. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We had pre dinner drinks and canapés in the pretty garden on a lovely summer evening before going indoors to the restaurant for a wonderful meal. The food was delicious, the staff were charming. Most of the food is locally sourced and beautifully presented, this was our first visit and I can't wait for our next one! A really lovely...

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Manhattan Beach, California
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Three days at Yalbury cottage is three days in heaven. The grounds are exquisite and inviting, the rooms are charming and the staff bends over backwards to make one's stay memorable. Nothing is too much to ask for. This was our second stay here and this time we decided to go for for the full dinners every evening. Great decision!...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Breakfast
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 

Additional Information about Yalbury Cottage

Address: Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range: RM390 - RM662 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Yalbury Cottage Dorchester, England
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“All rooms were as good as each other”
 of 5 bubbles SteveEeles, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lower Bockhampton is a short taxi ride from the centre of Dorchester town.”
 of 5 bubbles old_poundbury, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room near restaurant needed for baby monitor to work due to thick walls”
 of 5 bubbles Chrisinpoole, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room 7 overlooks the pretty garden.”
 of 5 bubbles jennikew, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
“overlooking the garden or the fields”
 of 5 bubbles perart, 27 May 2016 | Read review
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