Unusual place to stay dorset

Tilleys Hut, Bed and Breakfast in a restored Dorset shepherds hut.

Tel: 01747 854 375
Email: info@tilleyshut.com

Scenes of Tilleys hut and the surrounding area.

Things to Know

Important information about staying at Tilley's Hut that you should know before you go.

Arrival & Departure

You are welcome to arrive at our Hut from 5pm. Should you require an earlier arrival time then please confirm this first with us. Departure should be no later than 12 midday.

Getting Here

The following links will take you to driving directions, local bus and train stations and a general map of the area so that you can plan the best way to arrive.

Things to Bring with You

We are situated in a beautiful valley but the ground can become very water logged. If the weather has been very wet then it would be a good idea to bring sturdy waterproof shoes or wellington boots with you.


We realise many of you have extremely well behaved dogs who would love to come on holiday with you.  However out of  consideration for all  our guests we have made a policy of not allowing dogs in Tilley's Hut - sorry!


Payment can be made either in cash or a cheque.  Unfortunately we do not have facilities to take card payments.

Going Green

Not only is your stay of very low impact to the environment but for those of you who wish to reduce your carbon footprint even further and arrive by train, the nearest train station is Gillingham (Dorset) which is 5 miles from Melbury Abbas.

Places to Eat

We are fortunate to have many gastro-pubs and inns in the area that have excellent reputations for food.  Some recommended places to eat are:

The King John at Tollard Royal - www.kingjohninn.co.uk
The Museum at Farnham - www.museuminn.co.uk
The Compasses at Chicksgrove - www.thecompassesinn.com
The Fontmell at  Fontmell Magna - www.thefontmell.com

For more basic pub grub you could try The Half Moon at Shaftesbury.

Also in Shaftesbury:

Chutney's is a good Indian restaurant and take-away  - www.chutneys-restaurant.com
Amore is an Italian restaurant - www.restaurantamore.co.uk

The bed inside the hut

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