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The Plough
Kelmscott, England

Quintessentially cosy,
sophisticated food,
peaceful rooms

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The Grange
Fort William, Scotland

Beautiful location,
admirably decorated,
luxurious bathrooms

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Gasthof Kohlern
Bolzano, Italy

Commanding views,
unique location,
delicious food

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Blackaddie Country House
Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Famous restaurant,
refurbished bedrooms,
warm hospitality

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The Pig at Bridge Place
Kent, England

Mellow ambience,
local food,
laid-back yet sophisticated

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Domaine de la Tortiniere
Veigne, France

Fantastic views,
elegant bedrooms,
friendly staff

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Covering captivating small hotels, pensioni, auberges, inns and guest houses

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, to 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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10 Castle Street

Cranborne, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 5PZ, 01725 551 133
Majestic house, novel concept


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

Plumber Manor

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

The Pig on the beach

Manor Road, Studland, Swanage BH19 3AU, Dorset, England, 01929 450288
Enchanting, with terrific views

Yalbury Cottage

Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8PZ, UK, 01305 262 382
Cosy 17thC village hotel
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The Traddock

Austwick, Settle, North Yorkshire Dales, LA2 8BY, 01524 251224
A well-considered Yorkshire treat