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The Kingcombe Centre

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Buxton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Took the long route around the nature reserve and treated to wonderful hay meadows in full bloom. Saw many wildflowers including orchids. The walk was 'moderate' and damp in places so wear sturdy foot wear. Cafe not open Monday or Tuesday

Thank Cornish_Geoff
Pershore, UK
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I booked for one of the two day walking tours operating from The Kingcombe Centre. We had a fabulous time. The wardens who led the walks were great fun and very knowledgeable. We saw lots of wildlife, I learned loads and on top of that we had lovely food and comfortable accommodation.

Thank Sue J
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I stayed at the delightful Kingcombe centre Toller Porcurrum near Maiden Newton station - - I was doing a walk locally in the area and wanted a nice quiet location to stay and make a weekend of it - I stayed there for 2 nights and there was a wallpapering design weekend going on as well, and it made it...

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Amongst the trials and tribulations of life in today's urban-centric, hyper modern labyrinth, it's not often one finds an area that could be described as complete paradise. While Kingcombe is not one of these areas, it comes fairly close. Hidden betwix the iconic Rampisham masts and the rustic town of Beaminster, this miniature Garden of Eden is the perfect escape....

Thank Andy J
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Tucked away in a far corner of Dorset is this rural idyll, acres of floral meadows, woodland and accessible with easy or longer walks. Around the old and attractive farm buildings is a stream, pond, and vegetable garden and plenty of flowers. Perfect for a light meal and especially a cream tea. All cakes are good value. At present there...

Thank jacqueline p
Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 2016

With a walking group of a dozen, I walked in stunning bluebell woods - Kingcombe Woods - and then had a light meal at the Kingcombe Centre Cafe. We ate in the peaceful garden.The food was simple, good quality, delicious and very good value, all served in a lovely atmosphere.

1Thank funchitect
Reviewed 7 December 2015

We came to Beech Cottage not knowing quite how lovely it would be! It is part of the centre but we were completely left to our own devices. A large family lounge with log burner, well equipped kitchen and a big conservatory style dining room with a decking area outside for the warmer months. It is secluded and surrounded by...

1Thank campsitechick
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The Kingcombe Centre is the ideal place for our Wild Days Conservation wildlife research and conservation holidays. Staff, both of the centre and of the associated Dorset Wildlife Trust are enthusiastic, helpful and friendly, and the food, provided through the centre cafe is good local fare, much of it grown in the centre's well stocked garden or sourced from the...

2Thank Andy J
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Stayed in the beautifully restored roadmans living van - originally lived in by a man who worked on the roads with the van being towed behind the traction engine. The van was lovely, the bed comfy and the wood burner very effective. There was camping style cookery equipment for outdoor cooking and we ate our dinner outside as the sun...

1Thank Trip S
Reviewed 11 April 2014

We stayed in the living van or Shepherds Hut. Cosy comfortable bed with great log burner to keep it toasty once the Sun set. Fell a sleep to the sound of owls and woke to a mega breakfast. Loo s were a small walk away through allotment or orchard.

Thank daisycat73

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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Kingcombe Centre is nestled in the heart of 450 acres of stunning nature reserve within the ancient West Dorset landscape of rolling hills, woodland and wildflower meadows. We offer a programme of workshops and courses, group facilities, B&B plus we have a café and visitor centre. We also run our beautiful 5 bedroom Beech Cottage holiday let just round the corner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Kingcombe Centre

Address: Toller Porcorum DT2 0EQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Toller Porcorum
Number of rooms: 12
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“This isn't a luxury hotel - it is a wildlife centre. It was very quiet and peaceful with no distractions like television.”
155SueJ, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are excellent”
984annl, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“for a fun night, try the shepherds hut”
730jacquelinep, 31 May 2016 | Read review
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