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Discover England Tours

Church Road | Church House, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum DT11 0SL, England
+44 1258 860646
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Six friends in search of a garden (or two)

It all started many years ago when I met up with friends in Colorado. "We should plan a trip to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarah P
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Southport, North Carolina
A LOVELY WAY TO SEE DORSET

Paul and Susy Wilson's Discover England Tours are personalized and thoughtful. I was looking for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jeanforrister
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Sylva, North Carolina
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Discover England Tours is run from our family home in Shillingstone, Dorset, England. When you tour with us we provide quality B&B style accomodation in our historic thatched village home and then take you out touring the local area specialising in heritage and gardens. You can see Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, the City of Bath and then other smaller yet special places that only we can find! Our mission is to provide a taste of English life; to enable the traveller to take personalised tours without moving on everyday; to give a quality and personal service in all regards.
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Church Road | Church House, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum DT11 0SL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It all started many years ago when I met up with friends in Colorado. "We should plan a trip to England, to see gardens, maybe some places where our favorite authors lived and wrote".Fast forward 20+ years. "We are all retired now - let's do...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Paul and Susy Wilson's Discover England Tours are personalized and thoughtful. I was looking for a way to see gardens without getting on a big tour bus, when I found their site. The way it works is that you book the room (one of three...More

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Paul W, Owner at Discover England Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Jean. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Church House. Your summary of how we work is very good - I may cut and paste to the website!! Every itinerary that we do is personalised to match...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister in law and I enjoyed a week in Dorset at Paul and Susy's Church House. The house is charming and comfortable with excellent wifi service and a nice guest family room with a library full with books on the area. Both the breakfast...More

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Paul W, Owner at Discover England Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Meganpauline. Thank you for leaving a review for us. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us - your review captures the essence of a stay with us at Church House. We really enjoyed your company and look forward to your return visit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paul and Susy are absolutely the best hosts who have thought of everything. Comfortable accommodations, wonderful food, and fabulous touring of gardens and villages. Can’t wait to go back again!

Thank rebeccasd2017
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Paul W, Owner at Discover England Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so pleased that your enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for taking time to write a review for us. We look forward to your return visit to explore more of Dorset's many attractions!

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Our room were very comfortable Service was great Paul was very helpful suggesting gardens he thought we would likeMore

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Paul W, Owner at Discover England Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jaqueline.Thank you for taking time to leave a review for us. I create individual itineraries after listening to what you tell me about the kind of places that you like. There are lots of different types of gardens heer in Dorset and the surrounding...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

What a marvellous experience! My friend and I spent a fabulous week touring gardens. Paul and Susie are charming and knowledgeable and provide such a comfortable place to stay - lovely room (the views were so beautiful and peaceful- we even saw an owl) and...More

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Paul W, Owner at Discover England Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Dear Susan B. Thank you for giving time to write a review for us. We are delighted to hear that enjoyed your stay at Church House with us. It was a great week for visiting gardens and of course June is amongst the best times...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

My friend and I had a wonderful 8 day experience as guests of Paul and Suzy. Our focus was historic homesteads and gardens and the location in Dorset puts you pretty much in the middle of endless options. We had done a tour on a...More

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Paul W, Owner at Discover England Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you Rosegirl21 for your lovely review. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that furthermore you felt it was good value for money. A personalised tour itinerary with us is designed to give you the opportunity to...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Jim and I spent a week at Church House at the end of 3 1/2 weeks of traveling in England. It was the perfect conclusion to a very full schedule. We were able to pick what we wanted to visit and enjoy it at a...More

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Paul W, Owner at Discover England Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Its always fun to help our vistors with tracking down the villages and homes of their ancestors! We get to seek out some new and 'never before visited' locations which is a very rewarding and interesting part of our job. We're very pleased to hear...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

My friend and I have just returned from a wonderful vacation in Dorset England. I have visited England 13 times during the past 44 years but this has to be my favorite vacation yet. Paul and Susy were gracious, enthusiastic hosts. Susy is an excellent...More

Thank Dolores C
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Paul W, Owner at Discover England Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear Dolores Thank you for finding time to leave a review for us - and for making it such a lovely one. Its very rewarding for us to hear a very experienced traveller such as yourself, describing their stay at Church House as your favourite...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

My friend and I just returned home to NYC after a lovely stay in the English countryside. We are seasoned world travelers but we have never experienced a vacation quite like this one. Church House is a charming old place complete with thatched roof and...More

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Paul W, Owner at Discover England Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear Wilma We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Church House. It was a pleasure to have your company and Paul enjoyed touring around sharing the sights of Dorset with you. You certainly arrived at 'peak vegetable' so its...More

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nancyleemerz
28 October 2015|
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Response from Paul W | Property representative |
Prices are based on lenght of stay and the number in your group. For example, a couple staying 5 nights pay GBP1310 per person. Please contact us through our webiste to discuss your requirements in detail. Hope to welcome... More
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JanRomsey
22 April 2015|
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Dear Jan Thank you for getting in touch and enquiring about Discover England Tours. We provide a basic hairdyer, hand wash, shower gel. We do not offer robes. If there is anything else you would like to know we would be... More
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Dear Loretta Thank you for visiting our Facebook page and for getting in touch. The rate per person varies according to the numbr of people travelling with you - so there is no simple answer. Please take a look on out... More
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