Best country house hotels in Dorset

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From countryside to coastal hotels, Dorset is known for its Jurassic Coast, a long stretch on the English Channel where the cliffs contain many fossils, and rock formations show millions of years of geological history. Exceptionally beautiful no matter what the time of year, it is a place for long walks with the dogs as well as surfing with the kids, spa escapes and romantic getaways.

Amongst its natural assets there are two prominent and famous landmarks to take in on your visit. Durdle Door is an ancient stone arch, while the layered cliffs nearby are called Lulworth Cove. The towns of Poole, Weymouth and Swanage are popular for their sandy beaches, and the region’s country house hotels make for the perfect retreat after a day of exploration and discovery.

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Best country house hotels in Dorset

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The Priory

The Priory - Gin Stay Package Special Offer

Wareham

Riverside gardens and a country house hotel in a former 16th-century priory, The Priory in Dorset is known for the personal touches, like remembering everybody’s name.
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The Eastbury Hotel & Spa

The Eastbury Hotel & Spa - Twilight Tranquility Special Offer

Sherborne

Close to Sherborne Abbey, this handsome Georgian town house in ‘lovely’ walled gardens makes a ‘pleasant retreat’ in the heart of the historic market town.
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Plumber Manor

Plumber Manor - Spring Three Night Special Offer

Sturminster Newton

A Jacobean country house hotel set in immaculate gardens is in the heart of Thomas Hardy's 'Vale of little dairies'.
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Last updated: January 27, 2023