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

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

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.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

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

Check in
5pm-7pm
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Children over 6 welcome. Suite: £20 per child per night. Dogs welcome in suite: £10 per dog per night.
Closed
1 November - 12 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 3 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £115
Surcharges
Singles £105.
1 Suite for 4
From £145
1 Twin/double
From £115
2 Doubles
From £115

Reviews

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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Location

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.