Yalbury Cottage

Lower Bockhampton DorchesterDT2 8PZUnited Kingdom
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About Yalbury Cottage

Yalbury Cottage is a 350-year old country guesthouse that was earlier a 17th century shepherd’s cottage situated in the Lower Bockhampton Village, Dorchester.

Rooms are done up traditionally and give a beautiful view of the countryside. They are provided with flat-screen televisions, DVD players and tea/coffee making equipments. En suite bathrooms have a bath, shower, toiletries and hair dryer.

Yalbury Cottage provides complimentary parking and Wi-Fi. Guests can have a good time in the garden and sun terrace. Facilities of luggage storage, babysitting and ironing can be availed. Pets are allowed on applicable charges. Bicycles can be rented for sight-seeing. A bar/lounge, banquet and meeting room is present.

English breakfast is complimentary. There is an onsite restaurant that serves French cuisine and afternoon tea. Special diet menu can be ordered.

Dorchester Train station is only three miles and Weymouth is a twenty minutes’ drive from the hotel. It’s a short walk to a Golf Course.


Lower Bockhampton , Dorchester, DT2 8PZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1305)262382 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Positive Reviews

Cozy cottage with great meals

Guests loved the small yet cosy cottages with lovely countryside surroundings. Rooms were decorated tastefully and maintained well. A thoughtful touch like homemade biscuits kept by the coffee corner was much appreciated by the guests. The onsite restaurant is also done up well with beamed ceiling and a fireplace. Food served in the restaurant was delicious and all the ingredients were sourced locally which enhanced the taste of the food. The service was top notch. Canapés and pre dinner drinks were loved by the guests.

Attentive staff; pets allowed

All the staff members were very courteous and attentive to the smallest of the concerns that guests had to share. Guests felt very warmly welcomed with complimentary homemade biscuits. It is a very pet friendly hotel and guests were thrilled to have their pets along with them.

Good location with convenient parking

Most of the guests loved the countryside location where the guests could take a lovely walk along the river and enjoy the scenic beauty. The garden outside the rooms took some of the guests back to the old times and was very nostalgic. There was ample parking space for all the guests to park their vehicles.

Negative Reviews

Slow Wi-Fi connection

Guests were slightly disappointed by the slow Internet connection, which made it difficult for some of them to work.

Plastic tablecloth

Few guests were surprised to see plastic tablecloths on tables in the restaurant. They felt that these plastic tablecloths didn't go too well with the nice décor of the restaurant.

A little noisy

Some of the guests felt the place was a bit noisy as they could hear people walking on the floors above. Apart from the slight concerns here and there, all the guests truly enjoyed their stay in the guesthouse.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 106 reviews across the web
9.2 /10
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9.2 out of 10 based on 106 reviews