West Compton Manor

Dorchester, Dorset
Bed & Breakfast


There's a lovely relaxed feel to this rather grand house, garden, ponds and orangery. Ashley and Amanda are easy-going hosts

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

Drive down narrow lanes with tall hedges to this little hamlet and an old stone family house filled with photos, pictures, loads of books, a couple of friendly dogs and memorabilia. And a Tesla charger, although check the details before you stay.

Bedrooms feel very private – you pretty much have your own wing of the house and you can come and go as you please. Breakfast will include home-laid eggs, bacon and sausages from a local farm, maybe some mushrooms foraged by Ashley. He loves cooking and will give you supper too if he has enough notice, so do ask.

Walk along footpaths across Eggardon Hill into Askerswell and the Spyway Inn for good pub grub in about 40 minutes, or just over an hour to Three Horseshoes Inn at Powerstock. Beachcombers and fossil hunters can drive to Lyme in 30 minutes. 

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We think you'll love

  • The relaxed informal feel
  • The wonderful walks for you and your dog
  • Feeling private in your B&B rooms
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You should know

  • You'll also be greeted by terrier Tipple and lurcher Skinny
  • There's no pub or shop in the hamlet
  • Not all the bedrooms are dog-friendly so do make sure

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • 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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Pubs within 3 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
Surcharges
Singles £80-£100. Extra bed/sofabed available £50 per person per night.
1 Twin
From £100
1 Suite for 2
From £120
1 Double
From £110

Accommodation

Reviews

Hospitality and accommodation which ticked all the boxes and more. Ashley was a perfect host and looked after us excellently in this marvellous spot. 110% recommendation from all 5 of us.

Jonathan, Cambridge

What a wonderful and peaceful place to stay. Ashley and family (including dogs) looked after us so well and we were regaled with some interesting tales about the house and the tiny village of West Compton with its simple but charming church. Lovely breakfast with home-made bread, local jams and Ashley's wonderfully cooked eggs. Great local pubs with good food also helped make our stay memorable. We'll come back!

Sonia, Horton

Fantastic weekend, Ashley and Amanda were so welcoming. Can't wait to go back. 😊

Sharron, Sarratt

You couldn't fail to relax here among the family pictures, photos and memorabilia. It's a big old house but very homely and Ashley and Amanda are warm and fun. Terrier Tipple pretends to be fierce when you arrive but she's only flouncing - her sidekick Skinny the lurcher is as laid back as a bass player.

Nicola, Bristol

Ashley is a thoughtful and lively host. He was concerned about our comfort, and provided us with a superb breakfast of our choice - porridge, fruit, and a full english. Our rooms were very clean and comfortable, and whether it was being in the depths of the Dorset countryside and all the fresh air, but we slept like logs. Manor Farm is within a short drive of the jurassic coast, Bridport and Dorchester, and there are excellent pubs on the coast and near Manor Farm who use local in season food, so we had delicious evening meals at reasonable prices. We are looking forward to a return visit.

Anne, Leamington spa

A fabulous B&B, comfortable, warm and elegant, the beautiful surroundings are a bonus. Ashley is great, friendly and easy going. Breakfast was gorgeous, Tipple and Skinny dog even more so. Highly recommended!

Sonja, London

This place is truly one of the best Sawdays. Ashley makes you feel totally welcome. He is very flexible on timings, so you feel completely relaxed. He cooks a spectacular breakfast, and is thoroughly generous in his approach. This is genuinely B&B at its best. Ashley takes great delight in passing on information on the house and village if you ask him - and the surrounding country is spectacular. Over the brow of the hill you can see the sea. Ashley is also very dog friendly, which we liked. The bed was very comfy giving an excellent night's sleep, and we had a wing to ourselves. 10/10!

Max, London

What a lovely place. We were shattered after Camp Bestival and were in need of a comfy bed and a hot bath, both of which we got. Ashley is a welcoming host and a real character - he told us what to visit in the local area and provided us with a fantastic breakfast. The peace was tangible, and we left relaxed and refreshed.

Nicola

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Location

The neighbourhood

West Compton is made up of a cluster of houses at the head of a small valley, formed by a tributary of the river Frome. The surrounding chalk hills are part of the Dorset Downs – walk up Eggardon Hill for stunning views down to the sea. You're under 10 miles from Bridport for pop-up artisan food, good markets, independent shops and an arts centre. Dorchester is about 10 miles the other way; visit Max Gate, Thomas Hardy's old house and garden or walk around Maiden Castle, an iron age fort. For posher than pub grub try The Ollerod in Beaminster.

Local points of interest from Ashley Stewart

  • Coarse fishing available on estate lake for a quiet moment in competition with Kingfishers and Heron.
  • 4 miles from the stunning Jurassic coast, home to fossils and actors alike.
  • Squiffle the Saturday market and Antique Quarter of Bridport.
  • Take in the stunning coastline to Abbotsbury, where the Swannery hosts some of the most diverse wildlife in the South West, or lose yourself in the Sub-Tropical Gardens.
  • Walk up to the Iron Age fort at Eggardon Hill, and look across the stunning Marshwood Vale to Devon.

Introducing

Ashley Stewart

Ashley, ex-event manager, party planner, DJ – now builder, designer, forager, is a huge character. He clearly loves people and sharing his home and always has a project on the go. At the moment he's creating a games room out of another outbuilding. Amanda was an agent for TV and radio presenters then spent some time working in a B&B in Italy and enjoyed it. She's a natural home-maker and also a people person so between the two of them they look after you incredibly well.