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Dorset Knob Throwing is BACK!

Save the date!  Dorset Knob Throwing is back.  Sunday 5 May 2019 is the big day.  This is something that just shouldn't be missed.  Watch out for more information as the date draws nearer.

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Aubergines for Breakfast?

What do you do with a glut of aubergines?  There's only so much ratatouille a person can take.  Anyone know a good B&B breakfast dish with...

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Who’d have a thatched house?

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...

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Fete Date Dilemma

Cattistock Fete is on Sunday 15 July.  What a day to choose!  Wimbledon Men's Final and World Cup Final on that afternoon.  Solution:  record them both and enjoy the best village fete in Dorset live!

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Cattistock Village Website

A new Cattistock Village Website is currently being built.  This will enhance the many village activities and allow our guests to enjoy the Cattistock Experience. ..... we will let you know when cattistockvillage.co.uk is up and running.

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Cattistock Fete

The best Village Fete in Dorset will be on Sunday 15 July. Come and join  the fun!

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Hawfinches in Cattistock

One of Britain's rarest breeding birds has arrived in Cattistock.  Well, not one, more like 50! Is the collective noun a charm, trembling or trimming of hawfinches?  Whatever it is we've got them here in a corner of the field adjacent to Fullers Earth's paddock.  We...

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Dorset’s Very Best

We were delighted to learn that Cattistock Post Office and Stores has been awarded the accolade “Dorset’s Best Village Stores 2017”. Well done Andy and Michelle and all the rest who work there.  Well done to Lucy too.  Lucy runs the newly established Coffee Shop at...

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Harvest Moon

This picture showing Cattistock Church tower was taken from Courtyard Room well into the night.  The brilliance of this harvest moon was remarkable.  Posted on the 212th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, this scene was another “immortal memory”.

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Garden abundance

What a summer it has been in the greenhouse and fruit garden.  Pears, apples, peaches, blackberries are superb.  Best year ever!

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Cattistock Garden Festival – 2017 a great success

Reputedly Cattistock was the first village in Dorset to have an Open Garden weekend.  No doubt others will also claim the distinction but we in Cattistock are sticking to our guns!  This year it was on Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 July.  With 31 gardens (including...

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Dorset Knob Throwing – 6 May 2018

Like Topsy, it grew and grew.  There's something quintissentially British about "The Dorset Knob Throwing and Frome Valley Food Festival".  It's fun, zany and has become more and more and more popular.  Last year over 6,000 arrived which fully stretched the capacity...

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