As much as I love living in London, there’s something truly magical about leaving the hustle and bustle and general craziness of Hackney on a Friday afternoon to arrive in the tranquil countryside just a couple of hours later. This weekend we went to beautiful Dorset and spent three amazing days at adorable Plum Cottage on Deans Court Estate.
Located just a stone's throw from the centre of the picture perfect town of Wimborne Minster, Deans Court is run by William and Ali Hanham. The impressive country estate has been in the Hanham family for nearly 500 years and it's not difficult to understand why it's such a popular wedding venue. It also houses a vintage-inspired lifestyle store, great café, holiday cottages and a beautiful walled kitchen garden.
The seven bedroom Gate House is perfect for a long weekend with friends or family.
Walking around the grounds, orchard and walled vegetable garden was a real treat.
The super cute lifestyle store offers a mix of hand-picked items for the home as well as a café, which serves delicious coffee and a selection of seasonal snacks, sandwiches and homemade cakes. Using local produce as much as possible, the food in the café comes from the vegetable garden and the local surrounding area.