yalbury cottage
lower bockhampton
dt2 8pz

01305 262 382

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Welcoming you to Yalbury Cottage...

...with a friendly atmosphere and wonderful views. Stay and relax in our lovely rooms, enjoy a superb freshly cooked breakfast and dine in our award winning restaurant.

Small bespoke weddings and parties are a speciality and we offer a great alternative venue for private business meetings with easy and ample parking.

Just two miles from Dorchester, Dorset, Yalbury Cottage is set in the hamlet of Lower Bockhampton - the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex - walking distance to his birthplace, across the road from his old school house and around the corner from Stinsford church where his heart is buried.


Yalbury & Yvon’s Cafe Wine Bar is open!

Yalbury Yvon artisan patisserie cafe wine bar Dorchester

Yalbury Cottage and Yvon’s Artisan Patisserie are pleased to annouce we have opened our new Yalbury & Yvon’s Cafe Wine Bar in Dorchester!

A collaboration of fine English Tapa’s and Artisan French Pastries brought to you by two experienced and enthusiastic chefs, a match made in heaven….

Click here to go to www.ycscafe.com - find out where we are in town and view our menu choices!

We very much look forward to seeing you there soon!llinger our manager has worked at Yalbury Cottage for the past two years as an assistant manager 

Good Hotel Guide awards 2015



Jamie and Ariane are absolutely delighted to have the honour of Yalbury Cottage being awarded Small Hotel of the Year 2015 by The Good Hotel Guide.

The Good Hotel Guide is the leading independent guide to hotels in Great Britain and Ireland. It is written for the reader seeking impartial advice on finding a good place to stay. Hotels cannot buy their entry as they do in most rival guides. No money changes hands, and the editors and inspectors do not accept free hospitality on their anonymous visits to hotels.

Daily Mail Mail Online

'Cosy and friendly, this hotel in a Dorset hamlet is a conversion of 300-year-old thatched cottages which once housed the shepherd and the keeper of the water meadows. The bedrooms, decorated in rural style, look across fields. Ariane and Jamie Jones are the welcoming owners; his cooking of pork tenderloin with Blue Vinny sauce and duck liver parfait is sensational.’ The Daily Mail - MailOnline

Yalbury Cottage

Recipes for you!


Beef & Ale Stew

With the cold weather upon us, snuggle in front of a lovely fire with a warming bowl of Jamie's Beef & Ale Stew!

Click here for the recipe - and enjoy!

Gift Vouchers

Do not know what to give your friends, family as a special treat for a birthday or anniversary?? Then why not give them a gift voucher from Yalbury Cottage tailor made to suit you. All vouchers are presented in a lovely gift card and a brochure is attached.

Phone us on 01305 262 382 to purchase your gift voucher.