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Manigod, France

Impressive Alpine getaway

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Grays Court
York, England

Celebrated city retreat

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The Talbot Inn
Mells, England

Luxury village inn

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The Beckford Arms
Tisbury, England

Relaxed countryside charm

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Le Relais du Lyon d'Or
Angles sur l'Anglin, France

Enchanting village hideaway

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Our Dorset places to stay are mostly traditional, as befits a county which in many areas has been left behind by the twentieth century – it's one of the few not crossed by a motorway. They range from a delightful guesthouse, Bridge House, and a long established country house hotels such as Plumber Manor.

 Dorset has a wild and interesting coastline. One unique feature is Portland Bill, streching 6 miles south into the English Channel. And east of it lies the fascinating Jurassic Coast, so called because of the number of fossils found in the cliffs dating from this prehistoric geological period.

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Beaminster, DT8 3AY, 01308 862200
Great food, charming hotel


Chettle, DT11 8DB, near Blandford Forum, Dorset, 01258 830 096
Charmingly eccentric, reasonably priced

Plumber Manor

Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2AF, 01258 472 507
Comfortable, relaxed, welcoming

Wooden Cabbage

East Chelborough, DT2 0QA, near Dorchester, 01935 83362
A real Gem in Dorset
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The Abbey

Abbey Street, TR18 4AR, Penzance, 01736 366 906
One of Cornwall's best