Bay Tree House - B&B Dorchester welcomes you to their family run bed and breakfast within a few minutes’ walk of the historic town of Dorchester in Dorset.
We offer high quality bed and breakfast accommodation in relaxed and luxurious surroundings and have recently been awarded an AA 4 Star rating for standards of accommodation and service.
Bay Tree House is a late 19th Century house that has been stylishly and imaginatively refurbished to a very high standard. The rooms are spacious and light and all rooms offer either en-suite shower, sink and toilet facilities or a private bathroom with shower, bath, sink and toilet facilities.
Bay Tree House is a late 19th Century house that has been stylishly and imaginatively refurbished to a very high standard. It is family owned business run by Nicola and Gareth Cutler.
Bay Tree house has up to 7 rooms from single, twin, double and ensuite rooms. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, light and all rooms offer either en-suite shower, sink and toilet facilities or a private bathroom with shower, bath, sink and toilet facilities.
We offer single, double and twin bedded rooms; single occupancy of the double and twin is subject to availability.
Although the house is just a few minutes’ walk away from the centre of town we are ideally situated in a quiet residential area, away from the noise and bustle of the town. We offer our guests the advantage of free off road car parking. A five minute stroll along tree lined pavements and avenues will take you straight to the heart of Dorchester's shopping centre. A five minute stroll in the other direction will take you to Thomas Hardy's town house.
We are very proud of our local reputation for providing high quality food since we are also the owners of the Walnut Grove Licensed Restaurant and Coffee Shop in Durngate Street in Dorchester town centre. Therefore we are confident that our catering at Bay Tree House will more than match your expectations.
As an added bonus we are happy to offer our Bay Tree House guests a 15% discount on any purchases from the Walnut Grove menus whilst they are staying with us. The Walnut Grove has a full menu available each lunchtime and serves snacks and drinks throughout the day.
We would be happy to send you a Bay Tree House brochure upon request - phone us at the restaurant on 01305 268882 during the day or on 01305 263696 during the evening or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Single,Double and Twin Rooms
Wi-Fi & Free-View, Flat Screen Television
Memory Foam & Spring Mattresses
Bathroom Cosmetics / Toiletries
Iron, Ironing Board
Powerful Hairdryer & Magnifying Mirror
Selection of Teas, Coffees & Hot Chocolate
Sparkling & Still Bottled Water supplied Daily
Use of Fridge with
On site – off road parking
Breakfast is included with your stay and located in our stunning new Breakfast Lounge. All our produce is sourced locally where possible, which may include our own homemade yoghurt, muesli, marmalade and preserves. Free Range Eggs and fresh fruit smoothies are just some of the choices available. This is complimented by freshly brewed coffee and a selection of Speciality Teas.
Deposits - All reservations require a minimum non refundable deposit. Check in is after 1.00 pm; Check out is 10.30 am
Our Ground Floor at Bay Tree House is entirely devoted to eating, drinking and relaxing. The open downstairs areas blend easily into one, giving a feeling of space and light. Our kitchen cum dinning Bar is designed to make you feel comfortable having a drink or coffee at any time of day.
Breakfast is available seven days a week. Coffees and afternoon teas are also served.
The walnut grove restaurant and coffee shop is a part of the Bay Tree Group and its 10 minutes down the road.
We are very proud of our local reputation for providing high quality food since we are also the owners of the walnut grove licensed restaurant and coffee shop in Durngate street in Dorchester town centre.
As an added bonus we are happy to offer our Bay Tree House guests a 15% discount of any purchases from the walnut grove menus whilst they are staying with us.
The walnut grove has a full menu available each lunchtime and serves snacks and drinks throughout the day
We use fresh local ingredients to produce our inspired menu. Our fish and meat are sourced locally and our style is modern, unfussy and concentrates on great flavours. Our wine list also has a Mediterranean feel but also showcases classics from around the world, all of which work well with our food.
Breakfast is a relaxed affair in our newly renovated dinning and no need to hurry out of the dining room. Read your newspaper and prepare for the day. This is how breakfast should be taken.
To start with help yourself to:
Orange or Apple juice
Plain / Fruit Yogurt.
Selection of cereals / Pink Grapefruit
Then choose either
Cooked Full English Breakfast
Cumberland sausage , Back Bacon , Grilled Tomato, Sautéed Mushrooms’, Fried Egg, Baked Beans and toast of your choice.
All butter croissants served with a smoked salmon, ham and cheddar cheese platter.
Tea or Coffee will be served while you enjoy your breakfast.
Kindly Note: We use free-range eggs, sausages and dry-cured bacon all of which come from local Dorchester farms.
Dorset is one of the most beautiful counties in England and has been the inspiration for generations of writers, poets and artists with its rolling hills and spectacular Jurassic coastline.
Some of the great local attractions are St Catherine's Chapel Abbotsbury, West Bay Bridport, Sandsfoot Bay Weymouth looking towards Portland, Weymouth beach and harbour and Portland's Victorian coastal quarries.
All are within a 40 minute drive from Dorchester and this is just a selection of popular locations on the coast! Add to that inland attractions such as the Cerne Abbas Giant and Maiden Castle just outside Dorchester and there are plenty of places for walks and days out.
Don't forget Dorchester itself, famous for its Wednesday market and long history. Dorchester is one of the few towns to still have its own Town Crier - hear him by the Town Pump (Corn Exchange end of South Street) most mornings. Visit Thomas St. CatherinesHardy's birthplace and town house both just outside Dorchester and see a recreation of his study in the town museum. Visit locations mentioned in TH novels including The Mayor of Caster bridge’s house (Barclay's Bank!) and Maumbury Rings.
You can also see the courtroom where the Tolpuddle Martyrs were tried, the infamous Judge Jeffreys quarters and The Roman Town House as well as the Tutankhamun, Dinosaurs and Terracotta Warriors Museums and The Keep Military Museum all in the middle of town. For more information on any of these please phone Dorchester Tourist Information Centre on 01305 267992 or call in at Antelope Walk.
If you need a break from sightseeing, pop into our Walnut Grove Coffee Shop and Restaurant in Durngate Street (just off the Town Pump end of the pedestrianised part of South Street) where as a guest of Bay Tree House you will enjoy a 15% discount on all food and drinks.
Hardy's Birthplace aHardy's Birth Placend Max Gate - the perfect day out for lovers of literature
Hardy Country in Dorset is home to Thomas Hardy's Birthplace and his later home, Max Gate. Few authors have such strong associations with the natural and cultural heritage of their local area as Thomas Hardy. His semi-fictional Wessex - inspired by the landscape surrounding Dorchester - was the setting for many of his novels, short stories and poetry.
You can visit the small cob and thatch cottage where Hardy was born and wrote his early novels. He later designed Max Gate, where he lived from 1885 until his death in 1928. For the first time these two houses, along with Clouds Hill - home to Lawrence of Arabia, a close friend of Hardy - are open to visitors five days a week, until October 30.
Dorset County Museum is an independent museum owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society with financial support from Dorset County Council and West Dorset District Council.
Open to anyone with an interest in Dorset’s past to join, the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society is an educational charity with over 1800 members. The history of the Society and its Museum can be traced back to theDorset County Museum mid 19th century, and its mission today is:
To help us achieve this mission the Society has a number of special interest groups, ranging from field surveys of flora and invertebrates to local history and inter-disciplinary research into the Dorset county boundary, and works with a variety of affiliated societies in subjects of common interest.
By becoming a member of the Society, you can help ensure the Museum’s collections are accessible to everyone for generations to come. We also have a varied selection of fascinating volunteering opportunities which enable a wide range of people to become involved in the work of the Museum through research, collections care and conservation work or by helping in our shop and tea room. With so much going on, every member recieves a regular newsletter twice a year to keep them informed about activities in the Society and the Museum.
In addition, as an independent educational charity we rely on our members, visitors and local businesses to support our work financially. You too can help, through individual donations, through the sponsorship of our exhibitions and events, and by remembering the Museum when the time comes to decide upon making a legacy or bequest.
In the 1830s life in villages like Tolpuddle was hard and getting worse. Farm workers could not bear yet more cuts to their pay. Some fought back by smashing the new threshing machines but this brought harsh punishments.
In 1834, farm workers in west Dorset formed a trade union. Unions were lawful and growing fast but six leaders of the union were arrested and sentenced to seven years’ transportation for taking an oath of secrecy. A massive protest swept across the country. Thousands of people marched through London and many more organised petitions and protest meetings to demand their freedom.
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Minutes Walk from Dorchester Railway Station