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Country House Hotels Dorset

Are you planning a trip to the stunning county of Dorset? Do you wish to stay somewhere that defines Dorset country hotels? If so, look no further for the best country house hotels Dorset offers than Plumber Manor. Our exceptional country house is also a luxurious hotel, which is owned and managed by true country people. To find out more or to book your stay, please call us today on 01258 472507.

Authentic Dorset Country House Hotels

If you are visiting the area and wish to stay in one of the original country house hotels in Dorset, Plumber Manor is the hotel for you. Built by Charles Brune in the early 17th century, it has remained a family home of the Prideaux-Brunes ever since. Our hotel is very much run as a family affair and we will make you feel at home with our genuine hospitality.


When you choose to stay with us over other country house hotels Dorset offers, you will find our hotel accommodation Dorset to be comfortable and luxurious. In the main house, our six very comfortable bedrooms include an impressive, yet charming gallery of family portraits, typical of fine Jacobean houses of this period. The view from these rooms overlooks the lovely gardens and stunning surrounding Dorset countryside.

A further ten extremely spacious rooms, some with window seats overlooking the garden and river, can be found in the beautifully restored, natural stone barn. Four of these rooms have access to car parking and welcome guests with dogs, making them ideal for a holiday with your furry friend. Two of the courtyard rooms also have access for the less abled, meaning everyone can enjoy one of the best country house hotels Dorset has to offer.

In your room, you will find home-made shortbread biscuits and tea and coffee facilities. You will also find everything else you would expect from fine Dorset country house hotels, such as a phone, TV, hair dryer, and Wi-Fi.

Smaller Double

These smaller double rooms are very pretty and cosy, each with a window seat overlooking our lovely gardens. Part of the delight of these rooms is that they are off the period gallery in the main house.

Standard Double/Twin

These two large, classic rooms are also in the main house off the period gallery. One has an en-suite bathroom and the other has a large, entirely private bathroom with a huge Victorian bath.

Superior Double/Twin

All of these very large and spacious rooms have en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers, ideal for families with small children. Two are in the main house and have luxurious Victorian baths. The remaining ten rooms surround our splendid topiary courtyard in the beautifully renovated barn. Four have access to parking with dogs allowed, while two have wheelchair access, aids in the bathroom and are on the level.

Food And Drink

The restaurant has been in the Good Food Guide every year for 40 years, and is now one of the most popular restaurants in country house hotels Dorset offers. Our delicious menu changes daily and ‘a la carte’ supplements accompany the set price menu. Additionally, our Sunday Lunch is highly regarded locally and is always popular.

With Richard Prideaux-Brune in charge of the cellar, a responsibility he takes very seriously, we have an enviable wine list to complement our exceptionally fine food. You will also find that he is one of the finest cocktail mixers in the business, so if you fancy a few cocktails, Plumber Manor is the place to be.

Country House Hotels Dorset

Things To Do

There are a wide variety of things to do and places to visit in Dorset, including:

  • Longleat House and Safari Park
  • Bovington Tank Museum
  • Fleet Air Arm Museum
  • The Dorset Coast (Lulworth and Studland)
  • And Many More Places and Activities

When you choose to stay at Plumber Manor over other country house hotels in Dorset, you will find there are always activities nearby, all year round.

Why Choose Us Over Other Country House Hotels Dorset Offers?

When you decide to visit the stunning county of Dorset, you will want to stay somewhere that is comfortable and luxurious, while remaining affordable. In this case, Plumber Manor, a hotel that defines Dorset country house hotels, is the perfect choice. Located in the heart of Thomas Hardy’s ‘vale of little dairies’, one of the most beautiful parts of Dorset, you can create an interesting and absorbing holiday while staying here.

Ours is one of the most dog friendly country house hotels Dorset offers. Our pet friendly policy that dogs are always welcome is because you will always find at least one lovable furry friend. We have four dog friendly bedrooms with direct access to the gardens and car park, so it’s easy to take your dog out for a walk whenever you choose.

The accommodation is so comfortable that you will feel as though you’re staying with friends, not at one of the most popular country house hotels in Dorset. If you wish to see our accommodation for yourself, please browse through our photogallery page, where you will see photos of our hotel and its stunning surroundings.

As one of the most popular country house hotels Dorset offers, we have many highly satisfied past guests. These guests were so impressed with everything we offer that they highly recommend us to friends and family. To read some of these reviews for yourself, please navigate to our testimonials page. Once you have read the reviews, we are confident you will understand why we are a popular choice.

Contact Us

To find out more or to book your stay at one of the best country house hotels Dorset offers, please contact us today on 01258 472507. Alternatively, you can fill out the form on our website or send us an email at A member of the friendly Plumber Manor team will respond quickly and efficiently to your enquiry.