We’re proud to have been given several prominent awards including Booking.com, Travellers’ Choice 2021 and an 8/10 rating from the Telegraph Travel Destinations expert ratings We’re also delighted to have been given such high recommendations from our guests over the years.


“The hotel was lovely in its own right but the dog facilities made it perfect for us especially as our dog was recovering from an operation. The run area was just the right size and the dog sitting meant we could get out for the day. The food was lovely too!”

Thank you- Sarah Heale – 12 Nov, 2020

Pleasant Stay

We had a very pleasant 4 day stay at the hotel recently. Our hosts were very welcoming and made our stay most enjoyable. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The food was excellent and we had two evening meals at the hotel which were delicious. We would certainly visit the hotel again if we return to this part of Dorset.

Amazing Place!

“The Dower House completely lived up to our expectations in every way. We cannot wait to have a return trip. Neil and Rosemarie were excellent hosts they have thought of everything to make your stay the best experience. Thoroughly recommend it.” 

Linda Charles – 2 Nov, 2020

Fantastic Stay at The Dower House

“Stayed recently at this hotel and could not fault the house or location. The hosts were friendly and relaxed and nothing was too much trouble even organising an area where we could wash our dog down after muddy walks. We would definitely stay here again, thank you Neil and Rosemarie.”

Amanda sarraff – 31 Oct, 2020

Ideal stay for visiting the Jurassic Coast!

“An ideal location for visiting the Jurassic coast at a suitable distance from the more tourist populated areas. Hosts Neil and Rosemary make every effort to welcome guests and attend to all requirements. Rooms are impressively furnished and as we were there during covid regulations they were excellent in ensuring all restrictions were overcome and requests suitably met. Meals provided were top of the range and highly recommended . Dogs are made welcome with every provision that might be necessary including a small adjacent paddock for exercise. The hotel stands in it’s own extensive grounds with gardens and a swimming pool. Highly recommended.”

Malcolm Wray – 24 Oct, 2020

Top Service!

Our room, the Anning Suite, was luxuriously appointed in terms of equipment, decor and attention to detail. It had everything! Both Neil and Rosemarie were extremely friendly and intent on making their guests feel comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble. – There was fresh milk in the mini-fridge; so often not the case. – A secure area for your dog to run in. – Excellent food. – Etc. Etc. Too many plus points like these to list and the level of service was the best we have encountered. We are already thinking about a return trip.
Ian Sharpe – 10 Oct, 2020

Great Place to stay!


“Who could go wrong with such a beautiful hotel owned and run by a lovely couple. From the moment we arrived Neil & Rosemarie made us feel welcome and at home. The hotel was beautifully decorated and clean and we had a very nice room with a four poster bed overlooking the garden. Everything we needed in the room, a great cooked breakfast and a well stocked bar where we could relax at the end of our day. The hotel is within easy reach of many seaside resorts, most of which we visited but a great place to stay if you want to go walking too. COVID-19 rules were adhered to making us feel completely at ease at this difficult time. Will most definitely return.” 

Mrs Rosemary Prior – 8 Oct, 2020