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Marnhull is a large picturesque village positioned above the Stour River, in the County of Dorset, and is home to nearly two thousand people. This thriving village just ten miles or so from Sherborne is the largest in the county, and dates back to the Iron Age. Agriculture and quarrying for the mellow coloured stone have played an important role in its growth, together with farming as it's positioned in the stunning Blackmore Vale renowned for its rich meadows, and pasture where Dairy herds graze. Visitors will uncover a small array of shops for that everyday purchase, and a choice of interesting places to stay. There's a diverse mix of architecture from Nash Court the home of Henry VIII's last wife Catherine Parr, the ancient church standing at the heart of the village parts of which date back to the 10th Century, attractive houses, and cottages, and a pretty 16th Century thatched Inn. Perhaps it was the panoramic views across stunning countryside which inspired the talented writings of Thomas Hardy who encapsulated the village which was known as Marlott in the intriguing tale of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, the church, and the thatched Inn was also mentioned although the name was altered to The Pure Drop Inn, which also featured in the televised drama that was filmed here.

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The Crown Hotel (0.19 miles)

The Crown Hotel

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The Crown at Marnhull is steeped in history. It has been used as a pub and has been serving customers since the time of King Henry the eighth. The thatched ... More

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The Crown at Marnhull (0.19 miles)

The Crown at Marnhull
The Crown at Marnhull is where history meets luxury. Whether you want to relax with a drink in our 16th century pub made famous by Thomas Hardy, sample our quality dishes made from locally sourced ... More | visit website
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Vale Cottage (1.81 miles)

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Set in a quiet, secluded village, this attractive and very comfortable Grade II listed cottage lies just 10 miles from Sherborne's castle and abbey. Longleat Safari Park, ... More

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Northwood Cottages (2.22 miles)

Northwood Cottages

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This lovely Bed and Breakfast with a four diamond rating and silver award is located in a peaceful location with beautiful views, a has a large garden and children's play area. It has ... More | visit website

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Fiddleford Inn (3.80 miles)

Fiddleford Inn

Nestling in the heart of the North Dorset Countryside, our 18th Century country inn is waiting to give you a warm country welcome. The inn has a relaxed atmosphere and a comfortable interior. ... More | visit website

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The Glen B&B (3.89 miles)

The Glen B&B
The Glen is an eighteenth Century farmhouse recently restored to a high standard. Set in the delightful countryside of Hardy's Wessex, this welcoming home has views over surrounding farmland and lake. Less than three miles ... More | visit website
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Stapleton Arms (4.04 miles)

Stapleton Arms

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The Stapleton Arms in Buckhorn Weston is a new style country pub with rooms situated on the Somerset / Dorset / Wiltshire border close to the A303, A30 between ... More

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Saxon Inn (4.57 miles)

Saxon Inn

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Visit this Dorset gem and you will not be disappointed. Nestling beneath Hambledon Hill, the Saxon Inn is one of the most delightful and picturesque country inns you could ever ... More

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Toomer Farm (4.61 miles)

Toomer Farm

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This historic 400 year old Manor House, with its beautiful walled gardens are there for your use,a barbecue can be provided if necessary, there is an orchard, two carp ponds ... More

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Crown Inn (5.39 miles)

Crown Inn

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Family run Country Pub with Rooms. Conveniently located en-route to the South Coast, (Poole and Bournemouth), on the main A350 just 4 miles South of Shaftesbury. The Crown Inn provides ... More

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