You can find reviews of Higher Melcombe Manor and see what previous guests have said at Sawday’s and Trip Advisor.
Higher Melcombe Manor in the Sawday’s guide.
You will also find us in Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay for Garden Lovers, who say of the Manor:
“Come for the far-reaching views over Blackmore Vale towards Somerset: these two acres appear to blend quite effortlessly into the countryside, and Highland cattle are sometimes seen grazing in the pastures. At the front of the house there are sweeping lawns, a shrubbery woodland area and a deep herbaceous bank, its flowers tumbling over each other in waves of yellow rudbeckia, white stocks and pink sedums… the tall blue spires of verbena soften the formality of clipped yew topiary hedges and open lawns. Here is a hidden pond and fountain and more little paths, bordered by lavender, which lead to a south-facing wall covered with climbing roses, clematis and figs.” .
Dorset Life – The Dorset Magazine – wrote in 2008:
“Just a stone’s throw from the Dorsetshire Gap, tucked into the surrounding downland, lies the 16th-century manor house with chapel known as Higher Melcombe. This charming group of buildings, home to Mr Michael Woodhouse, is approached by a lime avenue from the centre of Melcombe Bingham. The village itself is picturesque and peaceful, but the drive to the manor house shrugs off even that contact. It could almost be a journey back in time: the 21st century retreats as Higher Melcombe is reached and the perfection of its location can be appreciated.”
Read the full article at their website.
Other guests have said:
“Just the best way to spend a weekend in Dorset. A combination of excellent hosts, wonderful accommodation, and Alfie the dog!”
Jerry & Katherine
See more reviews at Sawday’s and Trip Advisor.
Higher Melcombe Manor – view from the Panelled Room
Higher Melcombe Manor – one of the garden seating areas
Click here for our entry in Alastair Sawday’s British Bed & Breakfast for Garden Lovers. We are also in Sawday’s Special Places – Venues in Britain Guide.