Fullers Earth | Bed & Breakfast in Dorset | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Bed & Breakfast

Fullers Earth - Bed & Breakfast in Dorset

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Cattistock, Dorchester, DT2 0JL, Dorset
England, United Kingdom

Wendy Gregory

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+44 (0)1300 320190 (landline)

+44 (0)7792 654543(mobile)

Just what you want from a classic Georgian house - tea and cake by the fire, beautiful views and a sense of refined Englishness. Splendid

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Such an English feel: the village with pub, post office and stores, the rose-filled walled garden with fruit trees beyond, the tranquil church view. This listed house – its late-Georgian frontage added in 1820 – is a treat: flowers and white linen, a lovely sitting room where you settle with tea and cake by the fire, roomy bedrooms with comfortable beds, books and views. At breakfast enjoy perfect compotes and jams from the garden, homemade muesli and local produce. Friendly Ian and Wendy will plan great walks with you in this AONB, the Jurassic coast is 20 minutes away and you can walk to the pub through the garden.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Wendy Gregory:

Local points of interest from
Wendy Gregory:

  • Great village pub with wonderful atmosphere just 3 minutes walk away through the garden. This is Dorset's 3 times Country Pub of the Year award winner - a proper local. Other good pubs and restaurants in the area.
  • See Cattistock’s church with its William Morris window, renowned Arts and Crafts Baptistry, and the highest village church tower in Dorset.
  • Beautiful Sherborne and Abbey 20 minutes away. Bridport's brilliant Saturday market also 20 minutes and you drive over glorious Eggardon Hill to get there. Visit Hardy’s Casterbridge (Dorchester), Weymouth, Lyme Regis and rugged Portland.
  • There's the Tank Museum, Monkey World, Weymouth Sea World, Hardy's Cottage, Lawrence's Clouds Hill and Jurassic fossil hunting - something for everyone, the list is endless.
  • Enjoy the changing face of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site. Visit Lyme Bay, Portland, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, West Bay (Broadchurch!), Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door. All places to amaze you.
  • Activities: Walking - a huge number of beautiful walks in West Dorset; Golf; Cycling; numerous water activitities: and brilliant fossil hunting around Charmouth. We are happy to advise.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Ian and Wendy are wonderfully welcoming hosts, lovely house, comfy beds, delicious breakfasts with fruit from their abundant garden - and only 100 yards across the field to the pub in the evening! So much to see in the area. We'll be back!"

Fiona - London, United Kingdom

June 2017
"We received such a warm welcome on our arrival and loved every minute of our stay. Our room was extremely comfortable and the fact that the excellent local was accessed through the beautiful garden was an amazing bonus. We planned to do a long walk and we're provided with directions, maps and a lovely route to our start. All in all a fantastic find."

Helen - Stoke-by-Clare, United Kingdom

May 2017
"We loved our stay at Fuller’s Earth B&B, an historic old house set in beautiful gardens. Welcoming, friendly hosts Wendy and Ian Gregory served excellent breakfasts in their gracious dining room and based on their broad local knowledge they were able to suggest a wide choice of outings and tourist sites. The village pub offered great evening meals too. We certainly hope to return."

Janet - London, United Kingdom

May 2017
"Myself and my two friends had a lovely stay at Fullers Earth. The beautifully decorated rooms were very comfortable and tea and home made cake in the guest living room was a real treat after a day of walking. Wendy and Ian are wonderful hosts and even recommended walks for us on both days which were spot on. Breakfast in the generous dining room was delicious, particularly the rhubarb and berries from the garden and home made jams. I would definitely recommend Fullers Earth to anyone wanting to visit this beautiful part of Dorset."

Mel - London, United Kingdom

May 2017
"This bed and breakfast was one of the very best we have ever stayed in. The warm welcome, spotless and comfortable rooms, delicious food and beautiful garden made it a perfect place to stay, with the added benefit of an excellent pub/restaurant within easy walking distance."

Paul - Stamford, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

July 2016
"We were made welcome the minute we pulled up on the drive. Our room was light, roomy and comfortable and we also had the use of one of the downstairs reception rooms and garden. Picturesque village with a fabulous country pub with friendly locals, Brilliant!"

Sylvia - Evesham, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

June 2016
"Ian and Wendy have perfected the art of not too little, not too much, in hospitality. They also provide that most vital assistance to the traveller-superb local recommendations of walks, places to visit and the best places to eat to suit your taste. With a beautiful house and garden and comfortable bedrooms - perfection. "

Vivien - London, United Kingdom

April 2016
"We had a cosy and comfy stay in chilly March. Breakfast was delicious and jolly with Ian regaling us with village gossip whilst Wendy looked after us with a delicious breakfast which consisted entirely of local produce! A delightful spring break."


March 2016
"Fullers Earth is really a home from home (but the type of home you wish you had in reality!) The B and B was so comfortable with the huge, soft beds adorned in gorgeous linen. Lovely clean, spacious rooms and sparkling bathrooms with everything you could possibly need - Wendy thinks of every little thing! My husband and I loved the fact that we had access to the guest living room that we had tea and homemade cake in when we arrived. It was almost like having our own place - Wendy and Ian are so discreet; there if you need them, but never intrude. We've booked again - can't wait to return!"
January 2015
"Sawdays has delivered once again. Fullers Earth didn't disappoint, it totally surpassed our expectations. What a find and what a place. I had actually heard Wendy Gregory interviewed on BBC Radio a few years ago and had put Fullers Earth on my 'bucket list' of places to visit, it sounded out of this world and we arrived to find it really is! Wendy and Ian are the most charming, thoughtful hosts. They are attentive, without being intrusive. A little slice of heaven, we are counting down the days until we return next year. "
August 2014
"Absolutely wonderful stay, thoroughly recommended . My boyfriend, parents and I all stayed here on a stop over stay from Cornwall and I'm glad we did. Not only are Wendy and Ian two lovely, interesting and very welcoming people, but the house is stunning inside and out, with beautiful rooms and ensuites. The pub is a stones throw away, which is most convenient for the weary traveller. What's more is you wake up to a superb fresh breakfast, cooked to whatever preference (eggs were perfect!) and fresh fruit hand picked by Wendy from their charming garden. Happy memories made here, will be back!"
August 2013
"Wendy and Ian are amazing hosts and made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. Our room was extremely pretty and the en suite bathroom was perfect; with the added bonus of a brilliant power shower combo! Breakfast was delicious and healthy with fresh ingredients, great coffee and the array of jams was particularly good. The location is excellent, walking distance to the local pub and village centre, if you have the time to relax in the gardens then you are in for a treat. We would stay at Fullers Earth in a heartbeat and can highly recommend this B&B to anyone."
June 2013
"What a delight, made all the more so by Wendy and Ian our wonderful hosts. Wendy made sure we were well cared for and Ian provided us with a wealth of information and maps to enjoy our 3 day stay to the fullest. Breakfasts were a treat. So pleased we found Fullers Earth on Sawdays."
December 2012
"This is probably the best B&B we have stayed at. Others beat it in individual ways but overall we could hardly have been more impressed. Great hosts and a lovely house in a most attractive village with a really good local is hard to beat. Our room was excellent, breakfast superb and our discrete but friendly and attentive hosts could not have done more for us. Well done Wendy and Ian."
August 2012
"We had a lovely stay at Fullers Earth. Wendy and Ian gave us a warm welcome and the B&B was beautiful and clean. Breakfast was served with home-made preserves and jams and the local pub 200 yards away offered nice food for supper. There are many walks and sights nearby and Ian enjoys giving useful suggestions. All in all, it was a very relaxing weekend in a beautiful part of the country and we couldn't have been better looked after."
June 2012
"It is difficult not to repeat previous comments, which are thorougly endorsed. A wonderful welcome from very friendly hosts who were also very informative and justifiably enthusiastic about what to see and do. Very comfortable, an excellent breakfast and made to feel very much at home. The village pub, within very easy walking distance, was also most welcoming, with good food."
September 2011
"Really splendid place to stay. Comfortable room, good food, delightful hosts, great countryside and less than half an hour to the sea. Highly recommended."
May 2011
"Warm welcome, beautiful house, short walk through pretty village to amazing pub where there was also a warm welcome. Fantastic shower (better than ours at home!) and feast of a breakfast with everything one could possibly want on offer. Written instructions to places of interest in surrounding area. One night felt like a holiday."
March 2011
"I think this is a first for me. I don't think I've ever commented about a B&B before but I've even registered with Alistair Sawday specifically to do so. Because this place was very impressive. It's exactly what one wants out of a country B&B. Genuine friendliness, lovely house, gorgeous village, excellent breakfast and superb advice about where to walk and what to do. I really can't recommend it enough."
March 2011
"We stayed for 3 nights here in autumn 2010. Both of the rooms are delightful, and quite different. The beds very comfy, linen crisp, lovely selction of toiletries in the bathroom. Breakfast, y delicious,locally sourced bacon sausages & eggs, with homemade jams & compotes, something different each day. We were made to feel very welcome at Fullers Earth, helping us plan our days out, lending us guides & maps. The local pub was just a few mins walk through the churchyard (take a torch,FE have them in a basket by the front door along with brollys to borrow. The landlords very friendly as were all the locals, we ate in there on two occasions and the food was superb, best to book a table as it is quite small and tends to get quite busy. I loved this village and would recommend it to anyone, a lovely base for Dorset."
September 2010

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  • 2 Doubles
  • , 1 Single
Price:(i) £50 to£115 per night

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. 2 nights in high season.


Pub 5-minute walk.




Cattistock, Dorchester, DT2 0JL, Dorset

B&B 1 Double room
Price: (i) £ 110 to £ 115 per night
B&B 1 Double room
Sharing bath/shower room with single (let to same party only).
Price: (i) £ 110 to £ 115 per night
B&B 1 Single room
Price: (i) £ 50 to £ 50 per night

Wendy Gregory

Visit website

+44 (0)1300 320190 (landline)

+44 (0)7792 654543(mobile)