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Dorset Walking Holidays

If your idea of an idyllic escape is one shrouded in gorgeous scenery and exciting places to explore, then Plumber Manor has you covered. Located in the heart of Thomas Hardy’s ‘Vale of Little Dairies’, you’ll discover one of Dorset’s most delightful country house hotels and restaurants. With so many places of interest to explore, what better choice for Dorset walking holidays? Book your reservation today by calling Plumber Manor on 01258 472507.

Charming Walking Holidays in Dorset

Welcome to Plumber Manor, where you won’t be short of places to visit that’ll be sure to make all Dorset walking holidays truly memorable. Set within a stunning Jacobean country house, Plumber Manor has a celebrated history that dates right back to its construction in the early 1600s. With so much beauty and wonder on show and a feeling like time has stood still, it’s clear to see why we’re such a popular choice.

Discover Somewhere New

Nothing quite beats the great outdoors, and there’s nothing quite like unburdening yourself of the stresses of daily life by retreating to the countryside. For those who enjoy walking holidays, Dorset will certainly exceed your expectations. Whether you’re immersing yourself in a little piece of history, enjoying a little culture or admiring the sheer beauty of nature itself, you’ll feel inspired when you stay at Plumber Manor.

Guests will find a copy of a guide compiled by our very own team which provides information on the many attractions and activities that are available for you to enjoy. With so much to see and do, you’ll wonder why you waited this long to book what is arguably the first of many Dorset walking holidays to come. If you’ve spent time here before, you’ll undoubtedly be aware of wonderful locations, such as:

Dorset Walking Holidays

  • Longleat House and Safari Park
  • Lulworth and Studland
  • Sturminster Newton
  • Cranborne Chase
  • And Many More Places to Explore

Whether you’re exploring a stone mansion on the edge of town, Dorset’s famous coastline or one of the many superb historical sites of interest, you’re sure to find something that catches your interest. For those who have no particular destination in mind, lose yourself in Dorset’s wild and untamed countryside. With so many places to visit, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for all within striking distance of Plumber Manor – the ideal choice for walking holidays in Dorset.

Dorset Walking Holidays with First-Class Accommodation

Here at Plumber Manor, you’ll be treated to a pleasing stay in one of our sumptuous rooms offering the utmost luxury. There are options to suit all from standard doubles to larger, family-sized rooms and all our rooms are kept clean, well-maintained and equipped with the amenities you’d expect from a hotel of our reputation. Beautifully decorated and furnished throughout, you’ll almost be tempted to stay indoors during your walking holidays, Dorset.

Of course, Dorset walking holidays are best spent with your furry four-legged companion. After all, only your dog enjoys the great outdoors more than you do. At Plumber Manor, we have a selection of dog-friendly rooms, so you’re more than welcome to bring your beloved companion along for a well-deserved break. With the coast just a short distance away, your pooch will certainly enjoy the escape as much as you will.

To find out more about how much our rooms cost, take a look at the page outlining our room rates.

Dine at Plumber Manor

One thing can be said about Dorset walking holidays, and that is that you’re sure to work up an appetite. At Plumber Manor, we play host to both residents and non-residents in our gorgeous fine dining inspired restaurant. As one of the most popular country house restaurants in Dorset, we’ve been listed in the Good Food Guide every year for the last 40 years.

Our dinner menu changes daily and features a la carte options as well as a Sunday lunch option. Dishes are prepared to order by our team of skilled chefs using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. We can cater for all dietary requirements, so please don’t hesitate to speak to our friendly waiting staff if you have any allergies or preferences. There’s a fantastic wine list, and you can also enjoy a wonderful cocktail mixed by our very own Richard Prideaux-Brune, who just happens to oversee our cellar too.

Why Choose Plumber Manor for Walking Holidays Dorset?

Plumber Manor is a hotel that is steeped in more than 400 years of history, set against a backdrop that has hardly changed in all that time. As far as choices for Dorset walking holidays go, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more scenic option anywhere else. Situated in the heart of Thomas Hardy’s ‘Vale of Little Dairies’, you’ll have the chance to become absorbed in one of Dorset’s most enchanting locations.

Of course, what makes walking holidays in Dorset extra special are the staff, and we’re proud of each member of our team. You’ll receive a warm greeting on your arrival and be looked after throughout your stay. If you have any concerns, feel free to speak to a member of our friendly team who will be more than happy to assist.

So, if you’re planning Dorset walking holidays and looking for somewhere that exudes charm and character, look no further than Plumber Manor.


Experience truly memorable Dorset walking holidays when you reserve a room at Plumber Manor. Call us now on 01258 472507 to book a room or take a look at our photo gallery to see what everyone is talking about.