Wooden Cabbage House

Dorchester, Dorset
Bed & Breakfast

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


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Leafy lanes and a private drive lead you to Martyn and Susie’s beautifully restored hamstone house, hidden in rolling West Dorset. Savour the total peace and stunning valley views in a home full of flowers, fine antiques and paintings. Cosy bedrooms have country-house charm; the suite is dog-friendly. Delicious breakfasts are served in the garden room: homemade muesli and jams, garden fruit compote, local eggs, bacon, sausages, smoked trout; French windows open to a productive potager and terraced gardens. Good walks, and the Jurassic coast is 30 minutes; return to sofas by the log fire. Fabulous hosts – nothing is too much trouble.


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


  • 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

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Children over 6 welcome. Suite: £20 per child per night. Dogs welcome in suite: £10 per dog per night.
1 November - 12 March.
Pubs/restaurants 3 miles.


Nightly price
from £115
Singles £105.
1 Twin/double
From £115
2 Doubles
From £115


Martyn and Susie's are perfect hosts and welcome you into their home as friends. Their experience as hoteliers is evident as nothing is too much trouble and your requirements for each day are anticipated and catered for. We are frequent travellers with Sawdays and can honestly say we have never had a better experience. Light and airy rooms, homemade breakfasts, suggestions and details of places to visit and enjoy an evening meal. Coming back to those starry skies was a delight.

Geoff, Ludlow

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The neighbourhood

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.