Here are some other hotels nearby that we have reviewed
The Acorn Inn
6 miles away
You can sink a pint of Durdle Door in the oak-panelled bar in the village inn that furnished Thomas Hardy with his ‘Sow and Acorn’ in Tess of the d’Urbervilles, then stay the night in one of the bedrooms named on a Hardy theme.
When the Earl of Ilchester hired a certain Thomas Hardy to extend his Georgian dower house, he could not have foreseen the praise it would receive as an 'extremely well-run, very comfortable, welcoming hotel with first-class food' (Relais & Châteaux) and spa.
In a lovely conservation village, long under the feudal sway of the Poulett family, this thatched 17th-century inn is now a stylish dining pub-with-rooms, part of the fiefdom of the trio behind The Talbot Arms in Mells and The Beckford Arms, Tisbury (see entries).
‘A very strange stranger it must be, who does not see charms in the immediate environs of Lyme,’ wrote Jane Austen, and only a very strange stranger would not see the charm in Lyn and Jason Martin’s Regency-style, eco-friendly B&B.