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A hidden gem

This has limited opening hours, and not a lot of publicity, so it is not as well known as it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kent, United Kingdom

Visited with a group of 15 WI ladies on a group tour followed by an excellent cream tea... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dorset, United Kingdom
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A37, Charminster DT2 9QN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has limited opening hours, and not a lot of publicity, so it is not as well known as it deserves to be. That's a shame, but at least it is not swamped by visitors. And because it is not National trust, it lacks the...More

Thank ihbScotland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with a group of 15 WI ladies on a group tour followed by an excellent cream tea . Everyone found the house and its history really interesting, particularly the family stories recalled to us by Captain Nigel Thimbleby, descendant and current owner. A very...More

Thank Hillie2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first trip using our new Historic Houses membership and we were not disappointed. These houses are privately owned so not supported by the likes of National Trust who would undoubtedly had restored this very interesting and historical building. It is in need...More

Thank RichardEWatts
Reviewed 13 June 2018

It’s a beautiful house, dating in parts from the late medieval period with later additions, in a beautiful setting by the water meadows. Turn off the A37 and drive slowly up the rutted track, over the cattle grids and edge carefully past the sheep, who...More

Thank Soupdragon56
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a fine medieval Elizabethan manor house lying in water meadows, much embellished in 1560 with splendid plasterwork and panelling. The medieval gate house has two unmatched towers. There is also a chapel and cyder house. The owner Captain Thimbleby gave a very informative...More

Thank Mac42
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This house is a real gem. Clearly the property is in need of on-going restoration but that does not detract in any way from the charm and beauty of this beautiful building. Captain Thimbleby is a gracious and interesting host, who seemed to give all...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is our 2nd visit having visited many years ago, first time we came in by a farm at the rear so do look at the signs on the way out of Dorchester before the roundabout rather than trust your SAT NAV. We were given...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We have lived the other side of Dorchester for nearly nine years now and have been meaning to visit Wolfeton House for quite some time, but have only just got around to it. We are very glad that we did. I echo all of what...More

Thank TauntonBob
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

It took a while to find this house. The GPS takes you down muddy paths to the back of the house. The proper access is directly off the A37. But once you get there expect a quirky fascinating C14 onwards property, no guide (although you...More

Thank Michael2210
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Charming Manor House in rolling countryside, very old fixtures and fittings with lots of history in this family home.

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