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Our room were very comfortable Service was great Paul was very helpful suggesting gardens he... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jacqueline M
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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Absolutely wonderful! More than exceeded expectations.

What a marvellous experience! My friend and I spent a fabulous week touring gardens. Paul and... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
Susan B
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Victoria, Canada
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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...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed June 12, 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 June 13, 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

Reviewed February 7, 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 February 19, 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

Reviewed September 25, 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 October 16, 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

Reviewed September 6, 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

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

Reviewed September 4, 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 September 13, 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

Reviewed August 21, 2017

Paul and Susy are fantastic people and make your time at their B&B the best! Church House is beautiful and in a beautiful setting. You will be comfy and very relaxed. The food was wonderful and it was great not having to think about where...More

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Paul W, Owner at Discover England Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Thank you for taking time to leave a review for us. We are so pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your stay at Church House. Its always fun to do some family history, then Paul gets to seek out new and out-of-the-way places that...More

Reviewed July 24, 2017

Discover England Tours could not have been better. Having an expert driver take you down country roads and narrow lanes through the beautiful countryside to places you have chosen to visit and deliver you back to the comfort of Church House each day was ideal....More

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PaulWilson999, Owner at Discover England Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017

Dear Nancynmd. We're are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Church House and thank you for finding time to leave a review for us. I think you have summed us up rather well! Good food, good guiding, flexible at all times...More

Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

My mother , 2 aunts and brother all stayed with Paul and Susy for a week. Every day was wonderful from breakfast to tour to dinner. Paul is a very knowledgeable guide, as well as very interesting and a fun person. Susy made delicious meals...More

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PaulWilson999, Owner at Discover England Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Church House and in the gardens and country houses of the south of England! You were the first ever group to attend a concert in Sherborne Abbey and we were delighted to...More

Reviewed June 5, 2017

We were frustrated when our original Dorset garden tour was cancelled. However, after finding and experiencing Discover England Tours we realized that we were indeed fortunate. The custom tour, with our own choice of gardens, was above our expectations. Our hosts were charming and flexible,...More

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PaulWilson999, Owner at Discover England Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2017

Dear Brian and Pam. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Church House and the gardens that you visited. We were able to fit in a good number of gardens and it being an early season this year, there was a...More

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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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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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