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Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester, DT2 8PZ, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.3/10! (score from 91 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Yalbury Cottage.
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Garden, Terrace, Sun terrace
Golf course (within 3 km), Bicycle rental
Food & Drink
Restaurant (à la carte), Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Room service, Packed lunches, Luggage storage, Babysitting/child services, Ironing service, Meeting/banquet facilities
Non-smoking rooms, Family rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
French, English, German
14:00 - 22:00 hours
08:00 - 11:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
All older children or adults stay free of charge for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
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Based on 91 reviews
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Originally built in 1881, Beggar’s Knap Guest House offers 4-star accommodation in the centre of historic Dorchester. It is just 3 miles from Hardy’s Cottage, the birthplace of Thomas Hardy.
Score from 163 reviews Superb
The level of service and attention to detail was outstanding with fine dining that you could not fault.
A "climb in bath" to shower, The strength of the water power of the shower was barely adequate.
The restaurant is excellent. Worth seeking out for a date night.
Very accommodating, let me leave early and then come back for my breakfast. Very good breakfast too
Everything about Yalbury Cottage was amazing I've never had such a brilliant, relaxing weekend away, top notch place I would recommend to anyone
The whole experience from start to finish. We were warmly welcomed. All the staff were friendly nothing was to much trouble. The food was to die for yum yum.
If we had to say anything negative it would be that the shower for us wasn't powerful enough.
The room & facilities good with comfortable bed. We had breakfast and evening meal, both exceptional. Owners and staff friendly and provided excellent service. Would stay here again if in the area and will recommend to family and friends.
Nothing to dislike
Food, friendly staff
Room was comfortable and good value. Wifi generally worked well. Food was very high quality, and service was excellent.
Food was a bit too rich (and expensive) if you are going to be eating there every night. An option of lower-priced, simpler bar meals would be good for business travellers. Wifi in the lounge and dining room would be good for solo travellers. Larger desk/table in the room would also be good for business travellers.
The food is easily the best in the area. If you want a peaceful, relaxing break where you feel thoroughly spoilt, this is the place. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff.
We wouldn't have changed anything.
The building, beautiful Christmas decorations, fabulous food, excellent choices. Friendly, attentive staff.
The fact we couldn't stay longer! Bed was adequate.
The peace and solitude and the friendliness of the staff and owners. The food was superb and we had two excellent dinners, one of which was the best I have had in a long time.
Price for diner
Only stayed one night but hopefully will be back next year in better weather. Lovely location, very quiet, good dog walking close by. The staff were very polite, helpful and very welcoming. The room was large, clean and comfortable with everything that you would need. Didn't eat dinner but breakfast was really good. Welcomed our dog who thoroughly enjoyed her stay.
Car park a bit small and crowded
Friendly staff and nothing too much trouble, we'll be back !
Good food Friendly service Quiet Intimate and orderly.
Too much emphasis on energy saving lighting throughout resulting in a dim atmosphere. A decent reading lamp and or dressing table lamp could relieve that problem.
Beautiful cottage, very quiet location, pleasant staff/owners, courteous service, food delicious, attention to detail, room lovely with very comfortable beds and adjustable heating. Spacious and personable - very much a luxury guest house than a hotel room. Suited our needs perfectly. Just fabulous!
We don't know where to start because we liked it all. Everything was to hand with very well designed rooms and lots of good facilities. Real coffee in the hotel bedroom.
the lovely family atmosphere - very relaxed and nothing was too much trouble
matress was quite hard
Superb dining Peaceful country setting Friendly welcome
Noisy extractor fans at night
An absolute delight in all ways with dinner being a special and memorable experience.
Warm greeting Well appointed , luxurious room fine dining dinner Superb breakfast
only staying one night
The Food The Staff The attention to detail in the room
Poor water pressure for the shower
The owners were amazing and made me feel very welcome. Also the food was absolutely delicious! After having lunch there I decided to stay for dinner as well and was not disappointed.
Peace and quiet and in the middle of Thomas Hardy country which is reached by a single track road. The setting is amazing! Yarbury cottage appeared as a heaven as I drove towards it in the pouring rain. No disruptions as mobile phone reception is non-existent. What a way to spend a few days regrouping, refocusing and recharging away from the hustle bustle.
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