Yoah Cottage & Garden
Yoah Cottage
West Knighton
01305 852087

Double £65-85
Single £40-50

Rooms: 2
1 double/twin
1 twin

Minimum stay 2 nights

Children over 7 welcome

Dogs welcome

In this Western part of Dorset, a lovely area, you will find Thomas Hardy's birthplace and Max Gate, the house he built for himself and lived in for the last 40 years of his life (both National Trust), and Stinsford Church where his heart is buried, - all within 3 miles of Yoah Cottage, Dorchester.

The largest Iron Age hillfort in Europe, Maiden Castle, is on the outskirts of Dorchester, a flourishing market town with its Roman villa and excellent County Museum, containing , among other things, a reconstruction of Thomas Hardy's study, Roman pavements, 19th century agricultural machinery and a remarkable collection of fossils, some huge, found on the Jurassic coast.

Clouds Hill, the home of T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) (National Trust), is 10 minutes' drive from our cottage, as is Moreton where he is buried. Moreton Church is unique in that all its windows were engraved after the Second World War by the poet and glass-engraver, Laurence Whistler, and is unlike anything else in England.

The Dorset Coast, within six miles distance, is now designated a World Heritage Site and provides exciting and wonderful cliff walks, from Purbeck in the East with the famous Lulworth Cove, to Lyme Regis in the West with its equally famous Cobb and its Jane Austen associations. The Fossil Centre is at Charmouth, nearby.

Further afield, an hour's drive will take you to another World Heritage site, Stonehenge, and to the cathedral city of Salisbury. Indeed places to visit are legion in this historically fascinating and beautiful part of England.