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Gutchpool B&B

(33 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Friendliness 4.9
  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Facilities 4.9
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.9
  • Breakfast 4.9

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Gutchpool B&B Information


A charming and comfortable B&B in a private wing of a restored farmhouse in rural Dorset. Carefully furnished, with 3 large bedrooms, modern private shower rooms and a spacious guest sitting room with wood-burner for winter nights. In summer enjoy a sunny terrace or an enclosed private garden. The property sits within its own land, by a river and away from any roads. All the bedrooms have lovely views over the farm, orchard and river or the courtyard garden. While the farm is secluded, it is not isolated, and there is much to do and see in the area, with a good choice of excellent places to eat nearby. The famous National Trust run 18thC landscaped gardens of Stourhead are only 10 minutes away and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Stonehenge only 30 minutes away.

Bill and Rachel Hall welcome you to Gutchpool, where they have lived for the last 14 years since moving from Oxford. Bill runs the family business from the barns, which makes environmental monitors for museums and art galleries, he is also a keen pilot, and has flown his single engine aircraft all over the world. Rachel has slowly renovated the house, made a garden, created a wildflower meadow and planted numerous trees, including an orchard with predominantly old West Country apple varieties. She now runs the stables and the farm, and is building up a small flock of Dorset Down sheep. When time allows she also paints, writes and sews.

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Masks for guests
  • Gloves for guests
  • Reduced occupancy
  • Staggered time slots for dining


  • Bar
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Stables
  • Bike lock-up
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Shop/boutique
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Wheelchair friendly


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Secure parking
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Accessible parking
  • Recreational vehicle parking

Business Facilities

  • Photocopying


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Farmhouse breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Horse racing
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Polo
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Walking
  • Farm life
  • Croquet
  • Games, chess, cards
  • Retreat
  • Special interest
  • Wild life


  • Check in
    17:00 19:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Adults only
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
  • Quiet Hours
    Quiet hours between 23:00 and 07:00
Booking Terms and Conditions


The ground floor Blue Room is suitable for wheelchair users. We can provide a ramp for front door access and a shower chair is also available.


  • Road from Postcode SP8 5QP (1.0 miles)

    Use satnav to get to postcode location (SP8 5QP) which takes you to some brick houses.

    With these houses on your left, continue for 400m.

    Just before a 'road narrows' sign turn left up our farm track

    Pass brick cottage on right and continue to the end.

    Please ring the ship's bell on side of low building and we will come out and show you where to park.

    Google Maps

  • Road from A303 Westbound (from London) (5.0 miles)

    Leave A303 to left at first Mere exit (on a short bit of dual carriageway)

    After 300m turn left at the T junction towards Mere

    After 0.4 miles, in the center of Mere, turn left before clock tower down Boar St (becomes Partridge Lane)

    Keep post office on your right, then church on left, stay on this road round all the bends & out of town 

    After 2.4 miles pass straight over crossroads (Gillingham signed to right, Knoyles to left)

    After another 0.5 miles, just before 'road narrows' sign, turn left up our farm track

    Pass brick cottage on right and continue to end of track.

    Ring the ship's bell on side of low building and we will come out and show you where to park.

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