Tudor Cottage

Dorchester, Dorset
Bed & Breakfast

A beautiful cottage and garden filled with lovely things, good art and kind Louise who looks after you with much care and flair


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Come to feel very special and for truly exquisite breakfasts at the cosy table in the sitting room. Homemade muesli and granola, homemade jams, artful fruit salads, mushroom omelette, home-baked bread and more. All served on pretty china with proper linen napkins.

Cross the bridge over the river Frome from the village and enter a vast parkland criss-crossed with paths, ancient trees and bridle ways, take a packed lunch and head to pebble or sand beaches in under half an hour, eat well at the Royal Oak in Cerne Abbas or The Ollerod in Beaminster. Bridport is worth delving into for its quirky independent shops and arts centre, thriving markets and artisan food outlets.

Return to a comforting sitting room – in winter the fire roars up the chimney behind the medieval over mantle – and sit back with tea and cake.

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We think you'll love

  • Breakfast – it's worth staying longer so you can try everything
  • Feeling so very much at home
  • Discovering the heart of Hardy country
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Home truths

  • The cottage is on a road but quiet at night
  • There's no pub in the village
  • Stairs to bedrooms are steep and narrow


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: 10% off all bookings made through Sawdays on stays at Tudor Cottage during March

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Children over 16 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £90
1 Double
From £95
1 Twin
From £90


A glorious experience. Everything one could possibly want and then more. One of the jewels of the B&B diaspora. Louise os the tops!


So cosy and warm walking in here on a very grey and rainy day. All was sparkling inside and that includes Louise. Her breakfasts are works of art, beautifully presented and as light - or hearty - as you want.

Nicola, Bristol

We spent 2 nights at this most excellent B&B. Our hostess, Louise, was most delightful and welcoming. On arrival we were served a scrumptious tea with home made cake/scones and biscuits.The breakfast was amazing with everything you could wish for. The room also had everything needed, including robes, toiletries, chocolates, fresh fruit, home made biscuits and fresh flowers. A superb find and we would highly recommend!

Catherine and trevor, Long crendon

A very quaint cottage full of delightful family treasures. Such a very large selection for breakfast, and Louise is always on hand to offer advice about the local area. One of the best Sawdays we have stayed in.

Anthony, Bookham, surrey

Our 2nd visit - we couldn't wait to go back as we had had such a brilliant experience last time! Louise looked after us so well! The cream tea on arrival was a fabulous welcome with homemade scones, meringues & Victoria sponge! Virtually everything at breakfast was homemade including preserves, bread & even tomato sauce! The cooked breakfast with local produce was the best I have ever tasted! The evening meal was the standard of a 5* hotel! We slept in the Crab Apple Room which was beautifully decorated & so comfortable. We will certainly be back again!! Thank you so much, Louise!

Caroline, West malling

We were made so welcome by our lovely host, Louise, for whom nothing was too much trouble. Our room had everything we could have wanted including a TV, super comfy beds with electric blankets and it was a haven of tranquility. The home cooked breakfasts were superb with a huge choice (just what you need on a cold winters day!) We also enjoyed dinner one night which was fine dining in a beautiful setting. We will be back and have no hesitation in recommending this stylish and welcoming home.

Annie and robin, Wirral

This is a superb B&B. Very comfortable beds in a beautiful house. Very welcoming and kind host and fabulous food. In over 30 years of staying in B&Bs in UK this is probably the best we have stayed in


It was our first time staying with Louise in her lovely Tudor Cottage (TC). My wife and I took 3 days out to walk the Dorset coastline and countryside and stayed in TC for 2 nights. Far from the madding crowd TC is in an excellent location for exploring Dorset. Louise is a wonderful host and she made us feel most welcome. Her attention to detail in every respect together with her culinary expertise/talents are second to none. Those who are planning to stay in TC are in for a real treat - I am certainly looking forward to our second visit.

John, Lower farringdon, hampshire

We stayed 21st-24th Oct with Louise at Tudor Cottage and there is no doubt that she provides the best breakfast we have experienced. In particular, she provides: Ten different fruits cut up and served in seperate dishes - the selection changes each day. 7 cereals, including at least four homemade mueslis and granolas. 3 types of nuts in their own containers. 9 different choices of homemade jams and marmalades and also local honey. Homemade tomato sauce and brown sauce, yogurt and assortment of fruit juices, cooked breakfast with local ingredients & she remembered my wife likes Earl Grey tea


Well, where to start to do justice to Louise and her splendid home? It was my birthday and Louise very kindly made me a cake....and cream tea, of course! She gave us advice on where we might eat. Louise simply could not have been more obliging. Her home, the room et al were all charming. Her breakfasts would compare very favourably with anyone's, anywhere! She cooked us dinner one evening and it was simply marvellous. It is her attention to detail that is exemplary. It was a truly wonderful experience staying at Tudor Cottage.

Richard, Haynes

We stayed two nights at Tudor Cottage and if there was a rating above excellent then it would be exceptional! Louise's attention to detail, in every way, would be hard to surpass. We stayed in the room with the four poster bed and the room and ensuite provides you with everything you need and more. The breakfast presentation, quality of food and choice is beyond anything we have experienced. Our evening meal, too, was of the highest order and a complete culinary delight. We strongly suggest you experience it, too! The ambience at Tudor Cottage is truly wonderful!

Chris, Malmesbury

This is the third time We have stayed at Tudor Cottage. As ever Louise was the most perfect hostess. The scones were as light as a feather. The evening meal was superbly presented and tasted delicious. If you stay here, do have an evening meal. The rooms are most comfortable and have everything for your needs including homemade biscuits and chocolate. I would not hesitate to recommend Tudor Cottage and Louise to anyone. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Philippa, Nottingham

We knew the minute we walked through the door that this would be a good experience but it surpassed all expectations. Louise gave us the best most delicious gourmet breakfast, I wish we had been able to stay another day. This B and B is so relaxing, comfortable, visually stimulating, the cottage is delightful, the homemade treats irresistible, we can't wait to return.

Andrew, Newark

Romantic Getaway !!!! We searched for 2 whole weeks on line looking for the perfect romantic getaway in Dorset & found it in The Tudor Cottage . Louise the owner is absolutely lovely and rather than a bed and breakfast we felt like honoured guests in her home. The décor is stunning and I can honestly say this IS the best I have ever stayed in , so quaint , so tastefully done . The four poster bed was so comfortable and in the room were fresh flowers, grapes and home made biscuits. The Cream tea that greeted us was sumptuous and as my girlfriend was gluten free. Louise is a Gem :)))))


Excellent B&B. Exceeded all our expectations.


Relaxing and luxurious stay at this small but perfectly formed B&B. The surroundings blend the historical and the modern with quiet and intriguing sophistication. The cream tea by a roaring log fire was a brilliant way to begin. There was attention to detail in every aspect - from home-made jams, marmalades and tomato sauce to the most wonderfully varied offer of fruits- fresh, poached and stewed - for breakfast. The decor, ambience and welcome were memorably great, the chocolate truffles and fresh grapes in the room were delightful.


A lovely place to stay with the most wonderful fresh fruit breakfasts. Louise provided a very friendly and warm welcome to me and my sister.


A stylish country house hotel in a cottage. Very comfortable living room were we ate; very well equipped bedrooms - comfy beds, power showers, piles of soft white towels and bathrobes. Louise has thought of everything. Excellent suppers in house (we had the choice of three menus), bring your own wine. Would we go back? Oh yes.


We stayed at Tudor Cottage for 2 nights during the Olympic sailing at Weymouth. It was a very comfortable and relaxing stay. Louise made my husband and I feel very welcome. The breakfast spread was wonderful and we had a superb three course meal on one of the nights which was deserving of a Michelin star. Overall we would say it was one of the best Alastair Sawday's B and Bs we have ever stayed in and would most definitely return.


My partner and I had such a wonderful stay at Tudor Cottage. We booked a few days for a summer break from London, and what a relaxing and lovely place we chose! We stayed in the luxurious Tudor Room with a magnificent (and very comfy) four poster bed and very clean and modern en-suite bathroom with a superb power shower (the homemade biscuits in our room were also very much enjoyed.) Breakfasts and the evening meals we had were so tasty, just right. Louise is an excellent cook, and very helpful and knowledgeable on local tips and places to see. Highly recommended, would love to stay again.


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The neighbourhood

Frampton sits in the chalk hills of the Dorset Downs and its bridge over the river Frome is Grade 11-listed. Maiden Newton is the nearest bigger village – and it’s got a train station. You're 25 minutes from Abbotsbury with its tropical gardens and swannery, 30 minutes from Bridport (if you're feeling cool, trendy and bookish) and 30 to Weymouth for old-fashioned donkey rides, Punch and Judy, coastal train rides and fish and chips. Athelhampton and Mapperton are both 20 minutes’ drive.

Local points of interest from Louise Clarke

  • At beautiful Tudor Cottage you will be spoilt with delicious food and gentle comfort, it's close to beautiful houses and splendid gardens: Tudor Athelhampton, Mapperton's terraced gardens, glittering Montacute, Forde Abbey and many more
  • This is Thomas Hardy's Wessex with his birthplace nearby and real places incorporated in his books, See his architecture including Max Gate where he died and visit the churchyard where his heart lies buried with his first wife Emma.
  • Also within easy reach are TE Lawrence's Clouds Hill, Lulworth Castle and early Baroque garden, Minterne's glorious gardens particularly spectacular in May, 18th Century Kingston Maurward, intimate medieval Lytes Cary Manor with its Arts and Crafts garden
  • Visit Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, Ringstead Bay, Weymouth beach, Burton Bradstock with it's famous beach cafe serving glorious fresh fish, charming Lyme Regis, Charmouth for fossis, Studland and Chesil Beach. All are within easy reach.
  • Sherborne: a beautiful and elegant small town with lots of style, a pretty shoppers paradise with a beautiful abbey and 2 castles.
  • Charming Abbotsbury and nearby Chesil Beach, Abbotsbury's ancient swannery and tropical gardens , beautiful, far reaching views from St. Catherine's Chapel


Louise Clarke

Louise grew up in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire; she often had holidays in Dorset as a child which she never forgot. She ran her own catering company for many years and now does B&B, beautifully. She loves cooking and she loves looking after people.