Country House Living At Its Finest

Welcome to Melcombe Manor

Michael and Lorel are delighted to welcome you to their home, the Grade I listed Higher Melcombe Manor.


Higher Melcombe Manor is a peaceful place, whether you want to explore historic mid-Dorset, tramp the byways of the Wessex Ridgeway to the Dorset Gap – or just relax by the side of the fire with a good book. 


We Proudly Provide

The Heart of Dorset

Melcombe nestles in its own beautiful valley in the heart of Dorset, with far reaching views over fields and woodland and in the middle of its own estate.   The approach is by a private road along an avenue of lime trees, then under the magnificent copper beech to the garden.


What our guests say

“What a wonderful stay!”

Kate W. Sidmouth, England.

“Perfect Wedding Venue”

Mary. Banbury, United Kingdom.

“Exceptional B & B”

Chris B. Old Windsor, United Kingdom.


There are three sumptuous double rooms and one single, each with its own ambience – from linenfold panelling and fine plaster ceilings, carefully restored by a local master craftsman – to the new rooms on the second floor with the brand new ensuite bathrooms.


We Love To Chat

Feel free to drop us a line or give us a call. We can’t wait to invite you to share our beautiful home as our very special guests.