The Mythic Imagination - talks, trails and mysteries



Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for accommodation and meals during the courses, but there is plenty of choice in the area.

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Breakfasts, lunches and teas are available in the delightful Lucy's Tea Shop behind Cattistock Village Stores. The latter sells groceries, newspapers, confectionary etc. and is open 8.30am - 6.00pm on weekdays, and 9am - 12.30pm at weekends.

Lunches and evening meals are available at the Fox and Hounds pub in Cattistock.  Booking is desirable. Tel: 01300 320444

Maiden Newton is a mile from Cattistock, where there is the Chalk and Cheese pub, Tel: 01300 320929

The newsagent No. 64 includes a lovely coffee shop Café 64 open Saturday 9am-12noon. Visit  or ring 320260 for more information.  Riverside Fish and Chips takeaway is open in the evenings at 63 Dorchester Rd., Maiden Newton DT2 0BG   Tel: 01300 320321

In addition there are many good restaurants in the wider area offering seasonal, locally sourced food; for instance The Greyhound pub in Sydling St Nicholas, pubs in Evershot, Cerne Abbas, Beaminster or Dorchester. 

Below is a list of some of the accommodation available in Cattistock and the surrounding area, of widely varying prices and types. The information below is a guide only - it has been mainly gleaned from other websites, and so may not be accurate or up-to-date. Please make your own further enquiries as necessary.


Culvers, B&B in a beautiful period house in Cattistock village, a short stroll from the Mythic Imagination venue, and opposite the village shop. Accommodation comprises two double bedrooms, one with ensuite. There is also one single bedroom.  In the large garden there is an octagonal hut which is a bedroom (either twin or double - it's flexible), with a loo, shower and basin adjacent to it. There is another octagonal hut in the garden with a raised fireplace in the centre in which guests can sit and relax.  Information and prices from Mrs Macdermot:

1 Rectory Gardens, B&B in a pretty modern house in Cattistock village, a short stroll from the Mythic Imagination venue. Accommodation comprises a twin bedroom with en suite; also a double sofa bed (a very comfortable proper one) with sole use of the en-suite in the room next door. Information and prices from Mrs Evans:

The Lodge Cottage, B&B
Cattistock, Dorset DT2 0JL
Spacious, friendly country house next to the cricket pitch, owned by Mrs Penny Rogers, and also the venue for the weekend talks. Accommodation comprises 3 rooms, all ensuite: one double room, one twin-bed room, one double + single.
£35 per person per night, which includes full English breakfast.
Tel: 01300 320392

Vine Cottage. Central Cattistock. Charming garden room, en suite, sleeps two. £95 per night (for two)minimum two nights. Contact Mrs Nelson, 01300 320364 email

 Fuller’s Earth B&B
A Grade 2 Listed country house dating to about 1750, and a cosy, elegant B&B famed for its breakfasts.  Approx 200 yards from the venue.
Two bedrooms with a double bed in each, £70.00 - £80.00 per night (2 people sharing)
Single occupancy of double room:  £60.00 - £65.00 per night
Contact: Wendy and Ian Gregory
Fuller’s Earth, Cattistock, Dorset DT2 0JL
01300 320190
07968 325698

The Fox and Hounds is a cosy 16th century coaching inn in the centre of Cattistock where Scott and Liz Flight serve local beer and delicious locally produced food.
Three rooms available, two double and one twin. For rates contact Liz and Scott Flight on 01300 320444
All rates include free use of Cattistock Tennis Courts, and all letting rooms and the bar area have wifi access.
Discounts offered on stays of four nights or more.
You can also camp in the garden if you bring a small tent.
The Fox and Hounds,
Duck Street, Cattistock, Dorset DT2 0JH

Camping is available (small tents only or a campervan) in the garden of the Fox and Hounds, and in the garden of The Lodge Cottage, in both instances for a small fee.

Self-Catering. Ivy cottage is a charming cottage right in the centre of Cattistock which can be viewed and booked here


Maiden Newton - approx 1 mile from Cattistock

No. 64, Newsagent, Café and B&B. Delicious coffee, breakfasts, snacks. Lunches and suppers on request. Accommodation details at
64-66 Dorchester Road, Maiden Newton, Dorset DT2 0BG 
Tel: 01300 320260

Self catering accommodation


 Sydling St. Nicholas – 4 miles from Cattistock

 The Greyhound Inn
Beautiful inn in the middle of this idyllic village, serving good food.
We have 6 en-suite double bedrooms all offering comfortable accommodation with hairdryer, coffee and tea making facilities, TVs. Three of the rooms have sofa beds which can be used as family rooms or twins. Prices range from £70 to £90 per room and includes full English breakfast.
26 High Street, Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset DT2 9PD
Tel: 01300 341303

Frampton - approx 3 miles from Cattistock

Tudor Cottage B&B
9 Dorchester Road, Frampton, Dorset DT2 9NB
A pretty Tudor thatched cottage, 8 minutes drive from Cattistock.
Telephone: 01300 320382

Cerne Abbas  – approx 5 miles from Cattistock

Giant's Head Camping and Caravanning Park
A peaceful, rural park with exceptional views of Dorset Downs and Blackmore Vale,  near the ancient village of Cerne Abbas where the 180 foot high figure of the Cerne man is carved into the hillside.
It is a well drained site of three and a half acres with a good, hard access road. There are 50 pitches for caravans or tents, with terraces.

Old Sherborne Road,
Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7TR
Tel/fax: 01300 341242

Abbots Tea Room, Restaurant and B&B  

Single occupancy of standard double room (en suite) £55.
Standard double, en suite, from £75.
Twin, en suite, from £80

The New Inn
Prices from £95 to £160

Field Farmhouse B&B, Godmanstone
2 double en suite bedrooms
1 Twin en-suite
1 Double with private bathroom
Single occupancy £45 per room per night
Double Occupancy £80 per room per night.

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