Bed and Breakfast in the most beautiful part of West Dorset
A family run Bed and Breakfast in Cattistock, Dorchester, Dorset. Fullers Earth is a charming, luxurious Grade 2 listed house lying in this pretty village in the most picturesque part of West Dorset. Wendy and Ian Gregory are warm welcoming hosts and do all they can to ensure your stay in their award winning B&B is a most enjoyable experience. Fullers Earth is well known for offering some of the best accommodation in the County. The village is central to all that West Dorset has to offer and an ideal location from which to explore both coast and countryside. This really is a very special place to stay.
Fullers Earth is a Country House dating to about 1750. A larger Georgian frontage was added in 1820 when the property formed part of the Hunting Box for Cattistock Hunt providing quarters for the huntsmen. The thatched stables were built at about the same time. Later it became a private home, the dwelling of Colonel Fuller, a Joint Master of the Hunt – which is how the house came by its unusual name.
The delightful courtyard with its fountain and thatched stables offers plenty of off-road parking.
Guests are welcome to wander around and relax in the garden. The rear garden is connected via a small courtyard to the walled garden offering a wonderful view towards Cattistock Church. At the end of the walled garden lies a prolific fruit garden – the source of most of your breakfast fruits and jams. Then you arrive at the paddock and it’s just a 100m stroll to our local pub – The Fox and Hounds.
Alastair Sawday, the author of several books on B&B in the UK and abroad, singled out Fullers Earth for praise saying: “You feel at home as soon as you step inside”. In 2015 Fullers Earth was awarded Sawday’s prestigious “Old Favourites” award. See Fullers Earth in ‘Special Places to Stay’ or click this link to the Sawdays website.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about a stay at Alford House.
News from Fullers Earth
It happens every 20 years or so but we’re thatching again. Just one face and 2 ridges this time. Great thatchers though – we’ve had a happy repartee over teas and breaks around the site and continuing in the Fox & Hounds. Just a few days to go – phew! When we grow up we’re going to live in a house with tiles, and vertical walls, and right angled corners and a small garden – when will we ever learn!