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South House Retreat

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South House Retreat

Private room in bed and breakfast
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
Sparkling clean
2 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Tracy is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Set in the Piddle Valley, the heart of Hardy country, amid nearly two acres of garden, built around 1827, retaining many original features adding to its grandeur. We include a full breakfast, but you can add extras such as massage, afternoon tea and dinner. We have a hot tub in our walled garden. We are A 10 minute walk to the pub, a short drive to Dorchester. Surrounded by countryside with the Jurassic coast, Monkey World, The Tank Museum and a whole host of other attractions nearby.


Free parking on premises
Hot tub

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed


27 Reviews

Matthew User Profile
August 2019
The retreat is the ideal place to escape and relax. Both Tracy and Martin are great hosts and make you feel very welcome. Set in beautiful surroundings with some nice local pubs close by. I’d recommend a spell in the hot tub with a glass of wine under the stars! Thanks
Kate User Profile
May 2019
It was the perfect ending to our holiday. A little bit of luxury after a few days camping and it was so nice to receive the warm hospitality that Tracy and Martin offered us. After a very warm welcome and tour of their lovely house we were left to our own devices to enjoy our…
Maisha User Profile
February 2019
Had an amazing stay at this retreat, amazing hospitality, and facilities exceeded expectations. There was nice details to the room and open space to park. Tracey and her partner were very welcoming and friendly and provided useful information on surroundings as it was our first…
Tracy User Profile
Response from Tracy:
So glad you liked South House Retreat. We were very disappointed to find out that you felt rushed in the hot tub??? Usually an hour is ample and we did explain before you booked that we had a family function on that evening and therefore were going out around 7. It would be very…
February 2019
Adam User Profile
July 2018
Tracy and Martin were superb hosts - both before our visit through prompt communication and during it with great advice about things to do in the local area. Our room was absolutely ideal with plenty of ventilation (despite the heatwave and being at the top of the house) and a…
Kellee User Profile
February 2018
No words to describe to amazing night we had! Tracy and Martin are just the nicest you’ll ever meet! So welcoming, friendly and they feel like family in no time! We didn’t want to leave! Beautiful home with beautiful people! We left so relaxed and happy :) We’ll be back ther…
Scott User Profile
June 2017
Tracy and Martin were wonderful hosts - welcoming and very generous and open with their home. South House is a lovely restored home with wonderful gardens, and unexpectedly quiet and peaceful even though it's on the main road through town (virtually no traffic in the evenings)…
Jane User Profile
June 2017
Tracy and Martin did nothing to alter our very high opinion of Air BnB and its operations. We have now had a number of very enjoyable stays around the country but possibly none quite so special as our visit to Tracy and Martin. Their welcome, warmth and good humour was matched…

Hosted by Tracy

England, United KingdomJoined in March 2016
Tracy User Profile
99 Reviews
Tracy is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Live with my artist husband Martin in our gorgeous country retreat. Book lover, author, writer, creative soul. Love meeting new people and sharing our knowledge. Drink too much coffee, love cake. My motto is 'Love the life you live.'
Interaction with guests
I am a writer and author and my husband is an artist, we offer tuition and studio space in these subjects. There is a lovely large lounge with open fires, games and lots of books.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 3PM - 10PM
Checkout: 10AM
3PM - 10PM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No pets
  • Smoking is allowed
  • Parties and events are allowed