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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- Higher Melcombe Manor Melcombe Bingham, Dorset