Set in Melcombe Bingham in the county of Dorset, 11 miles from Dorchester, Higher Melcombe Manor features a sun terrace and views of the garden. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms have a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. Higher Melcombe Manor features free WiFi throughout the property. A TV is available. There is a shared sitting room at the property. The area is popular for horse riding and cycling. The bed and breakfast also offers free use of bicycles. Blandford is 12 miles from Higher Melcombe Manor, while Poole is 25 miles away. Bournemouth Airport is 22 miles from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Ansty
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  • Roy
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Fantastic location with history, many walks & stunning views, with hosts who couldn’t do enough to make our stay a memorable one!!
  • Malcolm
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The owners are lovely and friendly. The property is very quirky and interesting. The room was of a good size with a window overlooking the garden. The breakfasts were generous with a good range of local produce. The property is well located for...
  • Christopher
    Ghana Ghana
    The breakfast was fulfilling and very tasty cooked to perfection. The homemade sausage was a bonus
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Hosted by Simon & Nicky

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Simon & Nicky
Melcombe nestles in its own beautiful valley in the heart of Dorset, with far reaching views over fields and woodland, in the middle of its own estate. The approach is by a private road along an avenue of lime trees, then under the magnificent copper beech to the garden. There are just two sumptuous double rooms each with its own ambience on the second floor with brand new ensuite bathrooms and a shared Sitting Room with television and video. Additional rooms may be available from time to time
Simon & Nicky are delighted to welcome you to there home, the Grade I listed Higher Melcombe Manor. Simon still works at the Hampshire Farm running a Wholesale Business & Farm . Nicky spends her time looking after children, horses & dogs at Higher Melcombe Farm and running B&Bs.
Higher Melcombe Manor is a peaceful place, whether you want to explore historic mid-Dorset, tramp the byways of the Wessex Ridgeway to the Dorset Gap - or just relax with a good book. The two acre garden wraps around the house, to south, east and west. The market towns of Dorchester & Blandford are 20 minutes from the house, with lovely restaurants and bars. Local pubs within ten minutes include, The Fox in the local village Ansty ( including village shop ),The Rivers Arms in Cheselbourne, The Ibberton in Ibberton, The Blue Vinny in Cheselbourne, The Brace of Pheasants in Plush, Hambro Arms in Milton Abbas . Further afield there’s the Jurassic Coast, and lots of local activities and visitor attractions.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Higher Melcombe Manor
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Private bathroom
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Table tennis
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English

Property practice

This property has told us they implemented a practice in one of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules

Higher Melcombe Manor takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 16:00 to 22:00


Until 12:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Payment on arrival can be made by BACS, cheque or cash.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about Higher Melcombe Manor

  • The prices at Higher Melcombe Manor may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Higher Melcombe Manor offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Table tennis

  • Room options at Higher Melcombe Manor include:

    • Double
    • Single

  • Check-in at Higher Melcombe Manor is from 16:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • Higher Melcombe Manor is 1 miles from the centre of Ansty. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.