Exclusive Food and Books Offer

Why are books included you ask?

We are so lucky in this beautiful County of Dorset to have been associated with such amazing literary geniuses, which in turn has also led to films and TV series being shot around this beautiful county.

Of course, several times, we have had our own literary genius staying at Lancombe, who based a series of books (which we provide for guests to read) on her holidays at Lancombe. This is the Award Winning Debbie Johnson and her Comfort Food Café Series.

But, of course there is Thomas Hardy, the most obvious Author related to Dorset, who lived in Dorchester and his two homes here are open to the public. The Author of many wonderful books including Tess of the D’urbervilles, Far from the Madding Crowd and the Mayor of Casterbridge.  Set in the semi fictional world of Wessex.

Enid Blyton, who holidayed every year on the Dorset coast (Isle of Purbeck) and it inspired many of her novels.  Noddy’s Toyland was based on the area of Studland. 

John Knowles the author of the  French Lieutenants woman. Which was also filmed in Lyme Regis, where John lived locally.

There is an amazing choice of Literary Festivals that are held this time of year in Dorset and Somerset, and let’s face it with our heritage, they are going to be good!

The Dorset Literary Festival continues until Sunday 20th October. But following this you have the Bridport Literary Festival, running from 3rd – 10th November and the Sherborn Literary Festival which runs from 23rd – 25th October and the Yeovil Literary Festival, which offers lots of famous faces runs from 31st October – 4th November.

More of a screen person? Well there’s the Purbeck Film Festival, which runs from 18th October – 2nd November.

So book your break at Lancombe and immerse yourself in fiction or reality, whichever way, you’ll love it!

This is an amazing peaceful place and just the ticket if you need to have a truly relaxing break, we will be back again soon. Thank you Caroline and team for a lovely stay again, and to the chickens who provided a lovely breakfast!!” Said Gail

Take advantage of this exclusive offer before Sunday 27th October for your stay anytime in 2019 (subject to availability) and get your Gourmet Breakfast Pack totally free – CLICK HERE

We Look forward to seeing you soon.

Caroline x