Yalbury Cottage

Guest house in Dorchester
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It's almost your archetypal English cottage: framed by flowers and crowned by moss-studded thatch. Inside fresh, simple, gently rustic bedrooms overlook the garden or fields. Yalbury is in Lower Bockhampton, 3 miles east of Dorchester.

The restaurant (two/three courses £35/40) serves up top-notch takes on British classics in convivial, clublike rooms; bookings are required. Food is served from 6.30pm to 8.30pm Tuesday to Saturday, and between noon and 2pm on Sunday.

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Quick description

Dating back around 350 years, Yalbury Cottage is situated in the village of Lower Bockhampton, 2 miles from the historic town of Dorchester. It offers a restaurant and free Wi-Fi. Each room at Yalbury has views of the surrounding countryside and its own bathroom with a bath, a shower, toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can also enjoy tea/coffee making facilities and flat-screen TVs. The restaurant, with its fireplaces and beamed ceiling, serves French cuisine made of fresh, local produce. Guests can also enjoy a drink in the lounge and a full English breakfast is served every morning. Dorchester Train Station is just 3 miles from the cottage, Weymouth is a 20 minutes’ drive away and Poole can be reached in a 30-minute drive. Parking is free at Yalbury Cottage.

Important information

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property. Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).


  • On-site parking
  • Invoice provided
  • Family rooms
  • Kid meals
  • Garden
  • Packed lunches
  • Parking
  • Smoke alarms
  • Free parking
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Cycling
  • Sun terrace
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Wifi
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Terrace
  • Internet services
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Cooking class


  • Free WiFi available


  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Non-smoking rooms


  • Private parking

Food and drink

  • Restaurant


  • Golf course (within 3 km)


  • Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


  • Luggage storage