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Poole, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with friends for a birthday treat. The food was excellent. Comfortable rooms. Slightly cramped lounge, could do with a makeover, struggled with a small table for breakfast, but overall a very pleasant stay.

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england
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good room with comfortable bed and very good bathroom facilities. However, on a very wet Monday unable to use lounge in the afternoon due a cookery demo.Over priced cans of lager £4.75 per can. Not an easy place to find and the road leading there not the best to drive along in the dark.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for my husband 's birthday lunch. Restaurant was very nicely set out and fitting for a cottage, just right.We. We're offered canapés as part of the lunch and enjoyed these with drinks in the lounge. I eat no meat but enjoyed the Portland crab in squid ink brioche followed by plaice wrapped in smoked salmon on the most... More 

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Surrey
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70 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was expecting a small hotel, but this is really a B&B with a restaurant. We both found the service too personal; it felt as if we were staying in someone's house, and I wasn't too keen on being called by my first name. I had been booked in by the Dorchester Literary Festival, and because I had waived my... More 

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carshalton surrey
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86 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed recently at Yarbury cottage It like a bed and breakfast establishment and you feel you are staying in some ones house. The nibbles supplied were very good and the starter was OK. We both had the duck having spent several years on holiday in the Dordogne where it is also on the menu of most restaurants.When the duck... More 

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1 Thank carshalton
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Lovely little place set in a lovely area. Very friendly and welcoming hosts, unfortunatley the restaurant was already fully booked which was a shame as it is apparently the best in and around Dorchester. Took our spaniel who was also enjoyed his stay!

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Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

This was the first night of our holiday and was the perfect way to start. The greeting on arrival was very friendly, the bedroom was spacious and the food excellent. The hotel is in a quiet location perfect for exploring the area. Hope to return in the future

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Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Just spent a wonderful night here on the dinner bed and breakfast package. Lovely location with good walking and cycling on quiet country roads. Superb food and very comfortable room. Staff friendly and helpful. Thoroughly recommend and will definitely be returning.

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Thank Rob W
Llanddulas, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Have just spent three nights here. Warmly greeted on arrival by the owner Jamie who was on his way out when i arrived. Stopped and got out of his car to make sure I was ok. Booking in was friendly and slick, bags carried to my room where I was shown how everything in the room worked. I then sat... More 

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Thank SteveEeles
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stayed a night to celebrate an anniversary. The Cottage is delightfully situated in 'the middle of nowhere' and is quiet and rural. Our bedroom was fine -- not overly decorated, but with a wonderfully comfortable bed. The bathroom was superb -- newly fitted out with a good bath and lots of hot water. Our dinner was excellent -- very... More 

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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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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: $129 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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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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