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Higher Melcombe Manor

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nannyk65 wrote a review Aug 2020
Hampshire, United Kingdom37 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from a stay at this beautiful manor house. The host Nicki was warm and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was superb with a very wide choice considering this is a small establishment even including pastries! The grounds are so peaceful and although this is a familiy home as well you are welcome to use the grounds to relax in. We will definitely return as the area is so lovely with a variety of things to visit or great fro walking.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms are quiet with great views
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whereshalligo wrote a review Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom158 contributions60 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A most beautiful setting and a wonderful historic house. Our room was super comfortable and furnished to a very high standard. Charming hosts who are working so hard to make a go of this and their farm. The dogs are gorgeous too and we enjoyed a relaxing time and lovely cycle rides every day. We could not get the WiFi in our room but we were made very welcome to use it in the main living room which was fine for us. We would love to return one day.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pam S wrote a review Sept 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simon and Nicky couldn't be more welcoming, excellent room and breakfast, plenty of parking. The Manor has a small kitchenette and a TV lounge for guests as well as access to other reception rooms with enormous fires - unfortunately not lit during my stay.I'll be back for a short break as soon as I can. (Nearby pub is excellent too).

Thanks to you both.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Christabel S wrote a review Aug 2022
Ramsgate, United Kingdom123 contributions87 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning house and surrounds, with a friendly welcome from both dogs and humans, and a lovely family atmosphere inside. The bedroom was comfortable with a gorgeous view and the bath was superb. A generous breakfast, with fruit, croissants and cereals on offer, as well as the cooked options - I hope we will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We had a very poor dinner at The Fox and a 90 minute wait with no explanation. Next time will go...
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Phillipa C wrote a review Aug 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Delightful welcome by owner Nicky with her 3 friendly, beautiful dogs. This is an exceptional place, steeped in history and character. Tranquil and just what we needed for the three nights we stayed. Lovely locally sourced breakfast. We will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mai3096 wrote a review Jun 2014
Ammerbuch, Germany645 contributions229 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The house is located in a beautiful and quiet valley. The rooms are nice and the bathroom was very good. The breakfast is B&B standard. What ruined the stay was the fact that our host was overwhelmed by servicing two guests. She forgot dinner reservations and a tea promised was less important than talking to a friend on the phone. Coming back from Dinner late in the evening and the used dishes from breakfast are still on the table is below the standard of a B&B. Sad to see that such a nice house is run so poorly.
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Date of stay: May 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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johnapryor wrote a review Mar 2017
London, United Kingdom7 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked an overnight stay for two couples to visit relatives in the area. The whole experience of Melcombe Manor was outstanding. The welcome from the owner Michael,
the two upstairs rooms with sitting room and kitchenette, the house itself and the breakfast were all excellent. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: March 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Areopagite wrote a review Jul 2011
Austin, Texas4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Situated between Dorchester and Sherborne, this is the perfect spot for visiting Dorset. Everything is a convenient, and attractive, drive away, and you won't find a more scenic or relaxing base. NB no mobile or broadband reception, so make sure you're happy to get away from it all! Of the rooms available the pannelled room is certainly the pick with its antique engraved wooden interior and lovely furnishings. Bathroom is across the hall but is first rate (and anyway the place is very private). The other rooms are very nice too (and I think they're en-suite) but don't have quite the same character. The owners will make you feel very much at home and serve up a fantastic breakfast to fuel you through your sightseeing / country walk. You're on a working farm but how intimate you get with it is entirely up to you. Stay in the manor and stick to your car and you'd barely know you were on a farm, but if you'd like to get a feel for the look and functioning of a farm you can do that too. The owners were remarkably polite about our ignorance and incompetence in the face of the countryside! The owners do have a dog, but as one who isn't especially animal friendly I can say that this one is loveable. There's a nice pub down the road for food and drink, but you can do even better if you're prepared to drive 15-20 mins. We spent a LONG TIME looking up B&Bs within a couple of hours of London - we're confident we found one of the best.
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Date of stay: July 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pannelled Room
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Cat C wrote a review Jun 2009
United Kingdom449 contributions337 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Higher Melcombe Manor is possibly one of the most stunning places in which we have stayed so far. It is set in the heart of Dorset with easy access to interesting places such as Shaftesbury and the Jurassic Coast but set as it is within its own grounds and located in a little hamlet, it is an oasis of peace and tranquility. The gardens around the manor are picture postcard perfect. Beautiful plants, expertly landscaped grounds that yet retain the timeless quality of an English country garden, they provide the loveliest backdrop for photos and strolls in beautiful surroundings. Inside, the house is absolutely stunning. The owners Lorel and Michael have worked tirelessly on renovating and restoring to its full beauty this ancient and historical manor. Furnished and decorated faultlessly in true harmony with the age of the building, this house is a joy to stay in. The owners are welcoming, easy to talk to, fun to be with, and opened their home to us so that we felt completely included and free to enjoy their lovely home. All of the bedrooms are different - just take a look at their web site - and not all have en-suite facilities but there is easy access to a beautiful and well-stocked bathroom. Bathrobes are provided. Breakfast was fantastic, served outside on a hot and sunny Sunday morn. We all sat around the huge outdoor table surrounded by banks of flowers, the hum of bees, and the backdrop setting of the Manor's own chapel. I understand that it is licensed for weddings and I think it would be difficult to imagine a more perfect and romantic setting for a wedding to take place.
Thank you Lorel for welcoming such a huge number of us into your home for Mark's surprise birthday celebrations. Your breakfasts will soon be legendary we think, and your sense of humour and sense of hospitality ensured that our stay was absolutely perfect.
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Date of stay: June 2009
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Matt354 wrote a review Feb 2015
Norwich, United Kingdom5 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The house is wonderful, the countryside is glorious and Lorel and Michael are the perfect hosts. I stayed for one night during a business trip to the area and had a unique and memorable visit for about the cost of a room in a Premier Inn! There's no comparison. Visiting Higher Melcombe Manor is like rediscovering old friends, not least Alf, the greyhound lurcher cross, who is very affectionate and adorable. I intend to take my wife and kids next time we're in the area. I have no doubt they'll love it as much as I did.
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled on business
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89mitzi58 asked a question Jun 2017
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
where in dorset is it
Christabel S wrote a tip Aug 2022
Ramsgate, United Kingdom123 contributions87 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a very poor dinner at The Fox and a 90 minute wait with no explanation. Next time will go to Cerne Abbas instead"
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nannyk65 wrote a tip Aug 2020
Hampshire, United Kingdom37 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are quiet with great views"
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Janet R wrote a tip Aug 2012
Hatfield, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I slept in the very pretty Chapel Close Room at the top of the house overlooking the fields - very quiet, super bathroom, very comfortable. But all the rooms are lovely!"
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Smoothguide wrote a tip Jul 2012
Clapham, London221 contributions125 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Garden Room on the second floor is lovely and new and has an en suite and access to a nice TV lounge and team making area."
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camprovis wrote a tip Jun 2012
Hereford, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you can, ask for the paneled room. It's amazing."
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PRICE RANGE
£116 - £147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandDorsetMelcombe Bingham
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Higher Melcombe Manor
Which popular attractions are close to Higher Melcombe Manor?
Nearby attractions include Badger Watch Dorset (3.3 miles), Milton Abbey (3.4 miles), and Henley Hillbillies (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Higher Melcombe Manor?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Higher Melcombe Manor?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Higher Melcombe Manor?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Higher Melcombe Manor?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Thimble Inn, The Royal Oak, and The Blue Vinny.
Is Higher Melcombe Manor located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Melcombe Bingham.
Are there any historical sites close to Higher Melcombe Manor?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Milton Abbey (3.4 miles).
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