Local Services

There are many useful services locally as well as further afield. Below are just a selection, if any services are required that are not listed please ask and we will be only too happy to help you try to locate them.

Local Services


The nearest shop is in Winterbourne Abbas, about 3 miles where there is a garage and you can buy basics along with papers.

Mini Waitrose - Poundbury. Very convenient as our end of town, and excellent for small/emergency shopping.

Dorchester is 10 minutes away and has both a Tesco and Waitrose. Both now do a home delivery service, our postcode for this is DT2 9DZ. Waitrose have a minimum order of £50.

Dorchester Tourism Office:

Tel: 01305 267992


Cornwall Road Surgery.
Tel: 01305 251128


West Dorset Hospital in Dorchester has an A & E Department and is about 10 minutes from Dove House.


Southfield Veterinary Centre is our farm vets, in Dorchester.
Tel: 01305 262913


Urgent Dental Service for Dorset.
Tel: 0845 7010401


Dorset Cabs.
Tel: 01305 250666

Flowers: The Poundbury Florist:

Why not order award winning flowers ready for your arrival! Place your flower order online with The Poundbury Florist   and get free delivery (saving you £5) to Dove House or Swallows when you spend £30 or more. Quote offer code: Swallows or Dove depending on which property you want them delivered to.
Tel: 01305 263398

Their website allows you to choose from their selection OR create your own bespoke display, as well as the opportunity to add gifts such as Champagne to your order. The Poundbury Florist are top 3 finalists in the Flower Shop of the Year Award so we know you won't be disappointed.
www.poundburyflorist.co.uk Tel: 01305 268878

Local Foods of All Kinds:

See Local Produce page.


From London Waterloo to Dorchester South and from Bristol to Dorchester West.


Exeter Airport is about 1.25 hours away

Bournemouth Airport is 1 hr away

Bristol Airport is about 2 hrs away.

Bike Hire:

Dorchester Cycles.
Tel: 01305 268787

Tilley’s Ltd. For delivered bikes: Tilley’s Ltd will deliver to Dove House and Swallows which is very helpful.
Tel: 01305 785672. email: [email protected] .  As much notice as possible to ensure your requirements being met.!


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