Romantic Ruins of Dorset

Romantic ruins of Dorset (which sounds like a coffee table book) or just some derelict farm buildings? It depends on your outlook. A pair of old barns in a beautiful setting is a property developers dream, it’s good to see that they haven’t got their hands on everything, let it remain so. These are hidden…

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Athelhampton House

Last week’s Thursday afternoon jaunt was to Athelhampton House, a few miles east of Dorchester at Puddletown. It’s not National Trust so involved handing over cash to get in (a not insubstantial å£13). But if you take the time to snoop into every nook and cranny then it’s worth the entrance fee. The house, complete…

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Beaminster Roses

They love their roses in Beaminster. And roses seem to love Beaminster. roses. It’s one of those perfect little market towns, snuggled into the rumpled west Dorset hills. The back streets are charming – lined with neat and pretty cottages and some very elegant, more substantial houses. These dwellings are ideal for climbing roses of…

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