Manor Farm

Dorchester, Dorset
Bed & Breakfast

High above the Jurassic coast amid sheep-dotted hills, this handsome manor has been in Tessa's family for generations. Stay for dinner!


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


You are high up on the chalk hills that fall to the Jurassic Coast. Tessa’s family have lived in the flint and stone house since 1860 and it is crammed with history: solid antiques, books galore, pictures, maps and photographs. From all the windows views soar to sheep-dotted hills. Settle by the wood-burner in the dining room for your Aga-cooked breakfast or supper; in the summer you can eat outside in the garden; cooking is one of Tessa’s passions so food is good! Bedrooms are without frills but clean and comfortable; the bathroom is large and sparkling. Outdoor heaven is yours; find a pet pig called Pork!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Dinner, 2-3 courses, from £15. Pub/restaurant 4 miles.


Nightly price
from £80
1 Double
From £80
1 Twin
From £80


An incredibly elegant house in lovely countryside. Tessa is warm and engaging and the B&B bedrooms have stunning views.

Nicola, Bristol

Back again with our grandchildren for 4 nights. We just love it here and couldn't wait to be back after a visit last year. Everything just the same. Beautiful countryside. Warm and friendly helpful hosts. Lovely rooms and super breakfasts. Tessa cooked us a delicious meal the first night with home grown veg and lovely fresh cod. The baked apples and custard were a favourite. This is such a lovely peaceful place to stay. Really close to lots of attractions and also the coast. Nothing is too much trouble.

Suzanne, London

A wonderful, relaxing stay in such peaceful surroundings. So well looked after and in beautiful countryside. Thank you Tessa

Caroline, Oxford

Tessa & Jeremy do a fine job with this B&B. They offer friendly hospitality in a picturesque 1860’s farmhouse surrounded by sheep grazing on rolling hill pastures. Tiny Compton Valence is a good place to stay if visiting Minterne and Cerne Abbas or even the coast. We had booked just one night but decided to stay a second night. The first night we had a tasty dinner at a nearby pub that Tessa recommended. The second night we had dinner at Manor Farm. Tessa made salmon with a delicious sauce. -- wonderful! What a find. Manor Farm was a bucolic delight and we highly recommend it!

Gene, Ashland, oregon

Spent a magical 3 days at Manor Farm with out two small granddaughters. Tessa is a natural host. Nothing is too much trouble. The location overlooking hills and fields with sheep is gorgeous. Rooms were bright and clean with freshly ironed sheets. The homemade shortbread biscuits left in the room were delicious with our tea. Breakfasts were scrummy and the children appreciated the Frube yogurts as part of their breakfast. Bina and Toilly their young dogs are such a friendly pair - the children loved them. We had a really great time and can't wait to visit again soon. Thank you.

Suzanne, London

We would like to thank Tessa for her warm welcome. It was the perfect place for my husband, me and our baby. A beautiful surrounding, a lovely decorated house, nice rooms, a superb breakfast with fresh ingredients from the own garden and caring hosts, helping you to find the best spots around to spend our time on the beautiful Jurassic coast or having the most delicious dinner. (Beside supper of hers - jummy! ) We hope to come back some day, to enjoy Tessa's hospitality again! It was the best location we have been.


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