My Faves

Click the bookmark icon to save all the stuff you love.

Be the first to know

Your inside line on the new, unique and unmissable across 24 Muddy Stilettos counties

Sign up to our newsletter

Win two nights and a dinner in a luxury Dorset hotel, worth £868

Reader Treats

Eastbury Hotel in DorsetThis Reader Treat is a real humdinger. We’ve got a two-night stay for two people, with breakfast each morning and a three-course dinner on one of the nights, at the luxury Georgian townhouse hotel The Eastbury Hotel & Spa in the centre of historic Sherborne, Dorset.
A bottle of wine will await you in one of the hotel’s new Victorian Garden Potting Shed suites, which are situated in the hotel’s beautiful walled garden. From the outside, they look like traditional potting sheds (albeit with eco friendly moss and sedum/flower roofs) but inside you’ll find a super comfy luxury bedroom – Egyptian cotton bed linens, robe, slippers, tea and coffee with home made biscuits (natch) – and tri-fold doors that open out onto your own private terrace, ready for when you want to crack open that wine.
Eastbury Hotel bedroom
The en suite wet rooms with White Company toiletries are rather nice.
Eastbury Hotel bathroom
Step outside into the tranquil walled gardens.
Eastbury Hotel garden
Have lunch, afternoon tea or a cocktail in a glass sphere called The Pod. Try your hand at croquet, badminton, table tennis and large chess on the lawns. Or just snooze in a deckchair.
The Pod at Eastbury Hotel Dorset
Hang out with a drink – or a game of chess – in the one of the hotel’s elegant rooms.
Eastbury Hotel lounge
You’ll be having a three-course dinner on one of the nights in Seasons, the hotel’s 2 AA rosette restaurant, headed up up executive chef Matthew Street (Master Chef – the Professionals and Roux Scholarship finalist). This is the sort of grub he cooks up. Not bad.
Seasons at Eastbury Hotel, Dorset
Seasons at Eastbury Hotel, Dorset
If you can tear yourself away from the Eastbury’s delights, you could while away a few hours mooching around Sherborne’s two castles, Abbey and all the independent shops, galleries and cafes in and around Cheap Street. The famous Cerne Giant (the rude one), iconic Gold Hill in Shaftesbury (the Hovis ad), assorted museums and glorious gardens are all within half an hour’s drive. You can get to Dorset’s spectacular Jurassic coast in about 45 minutes.
Eastbury Hotel, Dorset
Did we mention you could bring your dog? The hotel is super dog friendly (as is Sherborne generally) and your well-behaved dog is welcome to stay in your Potting Shed Suite with you. Woof! Woof!
Now all you have to do is enter the draw to win this splendiferous prize, worth £868, by answering an easy peasy question…


Our Reader Treats are exclusively available to Muddy Newsletter Readers

Please answer this question
Q: Which county is Sherborne in?

I accept to the Terms and Conditions

Huzzah! You've now entered.

Need to Know

Read our full Reader Treats Terms and Conditions here

The prize is a 2-night stay for two people sharing one of the Victorian Garden Potting Shed suites, with a bottle of wine on arrival, breakfast both mornings and a 3-course dinner for two (worth £39 per person) on one of the nights, at The Eastbury Hotel & Spa in Sherborne.

The total value of the prize is £868.

The prize is not transferable.

There is no cash alternative.

A winner will be selected at random. We will notify the winner, who will have 48 hours to confirm acceptance of the prize. If no confirmation is received, another winner will be selected at random.

The winner must use the prize between September 2020 and March 2021.

Competition closes 31 July 2020

More Reader Treats here

Win a luxe weekend and a dinner at The Pig, worth £600!

A weekend getaway at one of the UK’s coolest hotels, washed down with a delicious dinner, breakfast and a bottle of English fizz? Don’t mind if we do!

Win 5 annual courses at online school InterHigh worth £20,000!

Ever thought about sending your child to a virtual school? We’re giving away £20,000 worth of tuition fees at InterHigh, the UK’s leader in online education.

Back Home

The Urban Guide to the Countryside