Priory Hotel South Dorset

“A slice of old England served with China tea. A peaceful and romantic hotel in lovely Wareham on the edge of the Isle of Purbeck. Classically styled rooms and a beautiful garden. Plenty of great excursions for adults and older kids.”

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“Hidden behind a church, just off the market square, the 16th century family-run Priory Hotel, smothered in wistaria and with dreamy English gardens sloping down to the river Frome offers a peaceful and romantic haven in time-honoured traditional style. Add richly satisfying food served in a stone-vaulted cellar dining room, then retire to a comfortable bedroom, very likely with beams and sloping ceilings and floors as befits an ancient building. A proper hotel in a lovely setting.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

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The Priory Hotel

"Many original features have been retained, lending much in the way of character. Interiors, although grand, are cosy and include a real log fire in the ornate drawing room."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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Facilities

Meeting Room
Outdoor dining
In room DVD
Bar
Parking
Parking available on site for a fee.
Free wifi
No pets
Restrictions on children
Not under 14
Good wine list
Sit-out Terrace
Not suitable for disabled guests
Wifi
Garden
Idyllic garden leading down to the River Frome
Restaurant
Sitting Room
Four poster beds
In room music system
Satellite / Cable TV
Suites
Room service

Activities

Other Activities
In the summer months there is nothing better than sitting on the terrace with a drink and watching the river pass, bliss.
Croquet
Make the most of the on site croquet lawn in the summer months.
Wine tasting
The hotel cellar boasts some 200 vintages, be sure to do some sampling while you're here.
Great walks
The lovely gardens slope down to the River Frome, a perfect starting point for an afternoon stroll.
Sights nearby
Check out nearby Corfe village with the spectacular ruins of Corfe Castle, only a few miles away.

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18 rooms from $292 per night

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Recommended for

Local exploring
From the Saxon town walls of the ancient market town of Wareham to the rolling Dorset countryside there is plenty to see.

Activities

Other Activities
In the summer months there is nothing better than sitting on the terrace with a drink and watching the river pass, bliss.
Croquet
Make the most of the on site croquet lawn in the summer months.
Great walks
The lovely gardens slope down to the River Frome, a perfect starting point for an afternoon stroll.
Wine tasting
The hotel cellar boasts some 200 vintages, be sure to do some sampling while you're here.
Sights nearby
Check out nearby Corfe village with the spectacular ruins of Corfe Castle, only a few miles away.

Other highlights

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Free wifi
Romantic
Country House
Restrictions on children
Not under 14
House party feel
Good wine list
Full of character
Sit-out Terrace
Intimate
Four poster beds
Quirky
Antiques
Chic
Riverside
Restaurant
Luxury
Charming
Exclusive use
Traditional

Hotel size

18 rooms
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