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Dorset Hotel Holidays

If you’re thinking of having a short break in Dorset and wondering where to go and what to do, well here are a few ideas when staying at Plumber Manor; an excellent way to enjoy the renowned Prideaux Brune welcome and hospitality whilst making the most of all that beautiful Dorset has to offer.

Stay in great comfort at Plumber Manor and relax by the open fire, bring your dog to join Toby, the resident black Labrador, enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with homemade biscuits, scones and fruit cake and when you get restless we can offer you an itinerary 100% your own, picked from some of the suggestions below.

These are only suggestions and can be fine-tuned and booked by June Watkins on request.

Hotels in Dorset

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Please let us know what you would like to do and how long you would like to stay. We can then give you a rate for your Dorset holiday. Please either complete the enquiry form or call us on 01258 472507.


Stourhead for the daffodils and rhododendrons
Sherborne for the abbey, delightful town centre and old castle
Cerne Abbas for the charming village and view of the Cerne Abbas Giant
Milton Abbey and Milton Abbas via Hilton to see the bluebell wood and historic buildings
Longleat House and garden
Walks recommended by Richard to suit guests’ personal requirements
Pub lunches recommended by Richard to suit the itineraries
National Hunt Racing at Wincanton Racecourse
Blackmore Vale, Portman and South and West Wiltshire Point to Points


Sherborne new castle and old castle and Country Sports Fair on late May Bank Holiday
Royalist castles of Wardour, Sherborne, Corfe and Nunney Hill forts at Maiden Castle Dorchester, Hambledon and Hod Hills Blandford, White Sheet Down Mere.
Gardens of Stourhead, Tintinhull, Montecute, Forde Abbey, Heale House, Cranborne Manor and private houses open by appointment in the yellow book.
Picnic lunch and walk on the coast at Worth Maltravers, Lulworth or Studland, or Old Harry Rocks.
Villages of Childe Okeford, Okeford Fitzpaine, Sturminster Newton, and many other routes which will be devised
The Thomas Hardy route including Stinsford Church, his houses and places named in his books (usually with pseudonyms)
Racing at Salisbury

Autumn and Winter

Wilton House, Longleat House (throughout the year) and the National Trust Houses until late October.
Abbeys and Churches of Dorset to include a walk and pub lunch
Racing at Wincanton Racecourse
The pretty towns of Shaftesbury, Blandford, Sherborne, Dorchester, Wincanton and Bruton and many more.