Plumber Manor Hotel North Dorset

“Characterful, family-run Jacobean manor house in glorious Thomas Hardy country. This quintessentially English manor has been in the same family for centuries, with portraits to match. An air of faded grandeur. The real deal.”

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“Remarkably, this Jacobean manor house has been owned by the same family, the Prideaux-Brunes, since it was built and is currently run by a triumverate of Prideaux-Brunes, who are visibly busy front of house and in the kitchen. With an air of faded grandeur this family home is hung with old family portraits, labradors laze by the fire and the bedrooms are spacious, homely and comfortable rather than smart. The restaurant is highly regarded locally and can be bustling at weekends. A gently eccentric, very English, warmly welcoming hotel.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

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They say

“Why do people love staying in your hotel? They like the relaxed but efficient atmosphere – almost like staying in a private house and Richard makes them feel that they are his guests and Brian (his brother, the chef) says he cooks for his friends........

What is there to do in the area or on site? On site we have croquet and a new hard tennis court and plenty of garden to sit and relax in. Around and about simply masses from walking to visiting Churches, houses, National Trust properties and land and delightful towns like Sherborne and Shaftesbury and gardens during the spring and summer months. We are always delighted to recommend days out, pubs to lunch in etc.

What kind of breakfast do you offer? Everthing from cereals, dried fruits, fresh fruits, freshly squeezed orange juice to full English or fish – just ask and you will get. All dietary requirements happily catered for too.

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? We do dinner 7 nights a week and lunch on Sundays and very happy to recommend places to eat out locally.

Which are your most popular room types, and why? They are all popular; the variety means that we can accommodate everyone from single to disabled, families and families with children and dogs......

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? Plumber Manor is a great place to get away from life and relax with great food and wine, very comfortable rooms and a friendly atmosphere. Not modern and stylish but very, very comfortable, classic and unique......almost the last of the privately owned and run hotels and we are celebrating this year 40 years of experience with the same owners.”

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Plumber Manor Hotel

"One of the most endearing hotels to have sprung up in rural England in the past few decades."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

Address

Plumber Manor Hotel
Sturminster Newton
Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Dorset
DT10 2AF
United Kingdom
01258 472507
www.plumbermanor.co.uk

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Facilities

Good wine list
Family Suites
Parking
Free
Free wifi
Wifi
Bar
Fireplace
Sit-out Terrace
Cots available
Meeting Room
Garden
20 acre of grounds.
Restaurant
Award winning restaurant, popular with locals
Pet friendly
Prior warning necessary
Child friendly
Children of all ages welcome.
Satellite / Cable TV
Disabled access
Sitting Room

Activities

Croquet
Enjoy a game of croquet on the well kept lawn on a summers afternoon.
Birdwatching
Take a deckchair and plonk it down by the river, sit, relax and listen to the birdsong.
Great walks
Bring your dog and enjoy the 20 acres of well kept grounds, with a river running through.
Tennis
Tennis courts on site are available for guests to use.

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16 rooms from $212 per night

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Recommended for

Country Escape
A perfect base for exploring the Dorset countryside- gardens, National Trust Houses, villages and walks.

Activities

Croquet
Enjoy a game of croquet on the well kept lawn on a summers afternoon.
Birdwatching
Take a deckchair and plonk it down by the river, sit, relax and listen to the birdsong.
Great walks
Bring your dog and enjoy the 20 acres of well kept grounds, with a river running through.
Tennis
Tennis courts on site are available for guests to use.

Other highlights

Good wine list
Family Suites
Owner managed
Since 1660!
Gourmet
Remote
Views
Free wifi
Full of character
Sit-out Terrace
Literary
Country House
Intimate
Luxury
Antiques
Historic
Artworks
Restaurant
Award winning restaurant, popular with locals
Pet friendly
Prior warning necessary
Quirky
Charming
Exclusive use
Traditional
Disabled access
Retro/Vintage
Child friendly
Children of all ages welcome.

Hotel size

16 rooms
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