A Dorset luxury hotel and one of the most characterful country house hotels in England, Plumber Manor is the only manor house in the UK that is still owned, and now run as an hotel, by the same family that built it in the early 1600s. There's no pretence here and the hospitality is renowned. You're guests of one of the oldest families in Dorset, whose roots can be traced back to William the Conqueror, and they'll really look after you. There’s even a portrait of Charles I hanging in the Gallery, a portrait that the king personally presented to his mistress who was a member of this family.
Plumber’s gardens are glorious with cricket pitch perfect lawns running down to the Devilish stream, Kaleidoscopic flower beds, majestic trees and well-positioned benches where you can sit and enjoy the peace and beauty all around you. Inside, comfortable rooms and legendary hospitality await you, as does the delicious food.
Plumber Manor, the archetypal Dorset country hotel, is a fine Jacobean country house, located in the heart of Thomas Hardy's ‘vale of little dairies', one of the most beautiful parts of Dorset. It's so ‘far from the madding crowd', you could be excused for believing time is at a standstill and that Plumber Manor is the natural order of things. Plumber is one of the most dog friendly hotels in Dorset.
If you're looking for a family hotel in Dorset, a hotel near Wincanton Racecourse, a hotel near Salisbury Racecourse, or for a hotel near Longleat, you need look no further. Plumber is also conveniently located for all the major independent schools in Dorset and Wiltshire.
The Dorset hotel accommodation comprises 16 lovely rooms and the hotel boasts one of the finest restaurants in Dorset, featured in the Good Food Guide every year for 38 years.
It’s easy to appreciate why this beautiful country hotel is the most idyllic exclusive use wedding receptions venue, especially when outside, there are the beautiful gardens that are pure therapy, whatever the time of year.
“Guests come to Plumber for a b***** good time!” Richard Prideaux Brune.
Plumber Manor is recommended by:
Michelin, The Good Food Guide, The Good Hotel Guide, the Best Loved Hotels and Johansens guides.