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Walking Holidays in Dorset

Day-to-day living can be hectic and non-stop, so if you need a break from the hustle and bustle then there is no better place to relax and explore than at the Plumber Manor, where you can experience one of the best walking holidays in Dorset. Also, if finding a dog-sitter has always been a problem, then your concerns will disappear as the Plumber Manor warmly welcomes four-legged companions. So, what are you waiting for? Book a reservation today by calling Plumber Manor on 01258 472507.

Discover Dorset Walking Holidays

Booking a hotel is more than just finding a room to rest your head at the end of the day; location is key for walking holidays. Dorset is one of the most picturesque areas in the country, and staying at Plumber Manor means that you have beauty and history right on your doorstep.

Historic Towns or Idyllic beaches? Enjoy both

When planning walking holidays in Dorset, there is no need to choose between a coastal stroll or exploring a town, as the county provides both. Plumber Manor makes it extremely easy for you as we have a handy guidebook placed in every room detailing things to do, which ensures that you don’t miss a thing during your stay.

As well as having the opportunity to see the Cerne Abbas giant, guests of the Plumber Manor can explore the towns of Dorchester and Sherborne. Sturminster Newton is also a must-see for walking holidays in Dorset, as it is where Thomas Hardy was inspired to create the ‘Return of the Native’ hotel.

When organising walking holidays in Dorset there is an element of stress, as you’re determined to get everything packed in, but the Plumber Manor is right at the heart of the action. If a calm beach walk with loved ones is your ideal way of spending an afternoon, then head down to the Dorset coast where you will find glorious beaches at Studland and Lulworth.

Not only that, but while planning walking holidays in Dorset, you can also include visits to some of the county’s historic houses, including:

  • Mapperton
  • Wilton House
  • Longleat House and Safari Park
  • Athelhampton
  • Milton Abbey
  • Melplash
  • Parnham

If you’re not done soaking up the local culture in Dorset, walking holidays can extend to trips to the Bovington Tank Museum and the Fleet Air Arm Museum. Those of you who have an artistic flair, there is plenty for you to do as well. Keep in mind that if you’re visiting during the summer months, the Salisbury International Arts Festival and the Plush Music Festival are nearby.

Walking Holidays in Dorset

Ideal Comfort for your Walking Holidays in Dorset

After a long day of exploring, there is nothing better than arriving back at your hotel to relax, and the Plumber Manor has the perfect hotel accommodation in Dorset for you to do so. Your Dorset walking holidays will be complete once you book one of the six luxurious rooms available in the main house, some of which boast views of our picturesque countryside.

There are also a further ten rooms that allow guests to take in scenes of the calming river and beautiful garden, and as mentioned, the Plumber Manor is a dog-friendly hotel. So, if you want to bring your pet on your Dorset walking holiday adventure, then there are four rooms that cater to the four-legged kind.

As well as providing a guidebook of all the local attractions and places to visit, our kind and dedicated staff lay on homemade shortbread biscuits for guests. So, why not enjoy a snack after taking in the sights during one of your best walking holidays in Dorset.

Don’t forget; our hotel is also home to a restaurant that has been in The Good Food Guide every year for the past four decades. The venue is open every evening throughout the week and serves Sunday lunch, which is the perfect addition to your walking holidays. Dorset boasts some of the best eateries, and the Plumber Manor’s establishment is also open to non-guests.

Why Choose the Plumber Manor for your Walking Holiday in Dorset?

A basic need is to feel looked after when staying in a hotel, but you will get much more than that at the Plumber Manor if you book in for your walking holidays. Dorset is home to our establishment, which has a strong sense of community. Our hotel has stayed in the Prideaux-Brunes family since the 17th century after it was constructed by Charles Brune.

Staying at the Plumber Manor for your walking holidays in Dorset mean that you will receive the personal touch as members of the family work front of house. Richard and his wife Alison are the perfect hosts for guests, while his brother Brian is also there to lend a hand and make your stay as comfortable as possible.


When planning walking holidays in Dorset, the Plumber Manor should be your first point of call. So, to make a booking, call us on 01258 472507 or you can find the hotel by following the directions below:

Take the Moor to A354 and then continue on to the A357 until you reach your destination at DT10 2AF.