Wooden Cabbage House | Sawday's

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Bed & Breakfast

Wooden Cabbage House - Bed & Breakfast in Dorset

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East Chelborough, Dorchester, DT2 0QA, Dorset
England, United Kingdom

Martyn & Susie Lee

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+44 (0)1935 83362 (landline)

English country-house charm at this beautiful hamstone house with pretty garden and valley views, a half-hour drive from the Jurassic Coast


Leafy lanes and a private drive lead you to Martyn and Susie’s beautifully restored hamstone house and garden, hidden in rolling West Dorset. Leave the hurly burly behind, be bowled over by the stunning valley views, feel happy in this spacious stylish home among fresh flowers, fine antiques and lots of interesting, original art from the owners’ travels. Light, airy bedrooms have country-house charm, well-dressed beds and pretty views from each. A delicious breakfast is served in the garden room – homemade muesli, fresh fruit and yogurt, local eggs and sausages – and French windows open to a terraced garden. Twelve years ago this was just a field: now it’s an informal near acre of raised brick or slate beds brimming with colour and scent (all grown from seed or taken from cuttings), a proper English garden with a thatched ‘folly’, sweet peas, fruit trees, hundreds of roses rambling up walls, oak and weeping ash and plenty of good spots to sit and admire it all. The view truly is remarkable from the house and garden, over green fields for miles and not a sound except the happy tweeting of the thousands of birds who choose to visit here so often – they have good taste! You can walk for miles from the doorstep and the Jurassic coast is half an hour away; return to a cup of tea and a good book by the log fire. Charming hosts – nothing is too much trouble.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Martyn & Susie Lee:

Local points of interest from
Martyn & Susie Lee:

  • Wooden Cabbage is a perfect place to stay if you enjoy the peace and tranquility of the countryside, and on a clear night fantastic stargazing (no artificial light).
  • Stunning gardens to visit - Mapperton, Forde Abbey, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. Historic houses at Forde Abbey, Montacute, Barrington Court and Athelhampton or a little further afield is wonderful Kingston Lacey
  • Bridport has a wonderful market to browse on Saturdays including antiques and bric-a-brac. The series ‘Broadchurch’ was filmed at West Bay and Bridport - 12 miles. Sherborne is a delightful small town, with lovely Abbey and good shopping
  • Jurassic Coast for lovely walks; and lunch at the Hive Beach Cafe, Burton Bradstock, or Rachel’s at West Bay, Crab Shack Portland, - local crab, fish, scallops and other seafood all readily available.
  • Lyme Regis - 40 minutes drive, with a very pretty walk along the way which Martyn will tell you about, and the Hix Restaurant overlooking the harbour, for a good lunch or dinner.
  • Eggardon Hill is good for a walk with stunning views towards Portland and the coast - 15 minutes drive.
Points of interest

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  • 2 Doubles
  • , 1 Twin/double
Price:(i) £115 to£120 per night

Singles £100.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.


Pubs/restaurants 3 miles.


1 November - 12 March.


East Chelborough, Dorchester, DT2 0QA, Dorset

B&B 2 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 115 to £ 120 per night
B&B 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) £ 115 to £ 115 per night

Martyn & Susie Lee

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)1935 83362 (landline)