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Country Houses in Dorset

Are you planning a trip away and want to escape to the beautiful Dorset countryside? Well, why not book a room at Plumber Manor? We are one of the best country houses in Dorset that boasts beautiful rooms and delicious food and drink options. Our venue is also the perfect place to host specific events. To book a room at our elegant and luxurious hotel, give us a call on 01258 472507.

We Stand Out Above Other Dorset Country Houses

There are many hotels across the country that contain the same features, but there is something extra special about country houses. Dorset visitors should take full advantage of what we can offer here at Plumber Manor. From comfortable and luxurious rooms to picturesque grounds for you to stroll through, you are sure to have a relaxing stay. Below, we have outlined some of the features that make our hotel so popular.


In the main house you will find our luxury rooms, of which there are six. Within the restored natural stone barn that sits alongside our beautiful topiary courtyard, there are a further 10 rooms. One aspect that makes us stand out above other country houses in Dorset is that we welcome guests with dogs.

Four of the barn rooms are dog-friendly, but we do ask that if you are bringing along your four-legged friend, make sure you book by telephone. Dogs are not allowed in the main house, but your room will have direct access to the gardens, so there’s no need to venture elsewhere.

For those of you wanting to book one of the other rooms in our beautiful establishment, then you have a wonderful choice. You can secure a standard double/twin room that is situated at the top of our grand staircase, or a smaller double overlooking the gardens. We also offer superior double/twin rooms that are ideal for families. You will swiftly learn that Dorset country houses don’t come much better than ours.

Delicious Dining

As well as providing our guests with luxurious accommodation, we also produce delectable food that has featured every year in The Good Food Guide for the past four decades. Our dedicated culinary team offers a dinner menu that changes daily and a Sunday lunch that is so popular, booking is required. Country houses, Dorset visitors, take great pride in their hearty meals, and we are no different.

On top of that, we also have a fantastic wine menu, offering delicious wines from our cellar, which is overseen by Richard Prideaux-Brune. If wine is not your tipple, then consider choosing a cocktail from our extensive menu. As you can see, here at Plumber Manor, we go above and beyond to make sure that we are one of the best country houses in Dorset.


Many Dorset country houses are used solely as hotels, but here at Plumber Manor, we can stage many events. Due to our idyllic location, many people want to use our historic base as a venue for certain celebrations or functions. We can host the following:

Why We Are One of the Best Country Houses Dorset Has

Plumber Manor was built in the early 17th century by Charles Brune, and unlike other country houses in Dorset, it has stayed in the same family since its establishment. The Prideaux-Brunes are in charge of our beautiful hotel, with Richard manning front of house alongside his wife Alison and his brother Brian.

The delicious food that our guests indulge in is made by Head Chef Louis, who ensures that every single guest is catered to. The décor of country houses in Dorset can be similar, but here at Plumber Manor, we make sure every inch of our hotel is beautifully decorated. Being located in the heart of Thomas Hardy’s ‘vale of little dairies’, our Jacobean manor house has plenty of history.

There is no doubt that country houses in Dorset offer something different to standard hotels. Here at Plumber Manor, our guests can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life by enjoying our picturesque and quiet grounds. Get booking now!

Contact Us Today

To book a room or arrange an event, give us a call on 01258 472507. Alternatively, you can reach one of the best country houses in Dorset by sending an email to You can also contact us by filling in our online enquiry form.