Plumber Manor is a Jacobean Manor House of local Dorset stone that has been owned by the Prideaux-Brune family since it was built in the early seventeenth century. The hotel stands in Thomas Hardy's Vale of Little Dairies. The garden and grounds are well-tended and deck chairs are scattered on the lawn for guests to relax on. There is a tennis court and croquet lawn.
Gardens to visit while staying at Plumber Manor include Stourhead Garden (23 miles), Hadspen Garden and Nursery (18 miles), Cranborne Manor Garden (22 miles), Tintinhull House Garden (23 miles) and Montacute House Garden (24 miles).