*THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED*
The Castleman is a stunning original, sitting at the heart of a warm and visionary community that is reconnecting food, land and culture. This is no ordinary rural getaway.
To enter, simply scroll to the bottom
Dining and staying at The Castleman Hotel is like coming home to the warmth of family.
We offer guests homegrown and seasonal local produce, often picked from the walled garden and hedgerows, crafted into interesting dishes by talented chefs. As locally sourced as possible, the provenance of our meat, game and fish is a top priority, securing the tastiest cuts with sustainability in mind. Heritage grains and vegetables are often the stars of the show.
Our menu is often described as ‘fine dining enough to be a special meal, but not fussy and pretentious’. Simple, delicious and consistent, you will currently find dishes such as Hake ‘Kyiv’ with Sorrel Butter, Clarke’s Brisket Croquettes with Celeriac Remoulade and Vanilla Crème Brulée topped with Poached Rhubarb on the menu. Food at The Castleman is paired with a small, but well-chosen cocktail menu and an interesting and diverse wine list.
This big-hearted community is passionate about regenerating our English countryside. You may decide to head off round the estate, amble through the adjacent meadows and old woodlands up to ancient long barrows or viewpoints overlooking the Cranborne Chase AONB.
If you prefer to take it easy, find a seat in the dappled light beneath ancient trees in our spacious garden or stroll along its pear walk towards the delightful thatched village and pop into the famously quirky Chettle Village Store for a pie. There is also a charming play park for any smaller guests.
If there’s a chill in the air, you will find a plethora of comfy sofas and armchairs at The Castleman, surrounded by piles of interesting books to read. Or simply head upstairs to enjoy your beautifully curated en-suite room with roll top bath, glorious views over the garden and surrounding fields, comfy mattress and fluffy white towels.
Curious? You are warmly invited to come and enjoy the generous hospitality of this tiny community and find out more about its extraordinary history and plans for the future.
To be in with a chance to win a one night stay at The Castleman Hotel – including dinner, bed and breakfast for two – just answer the first three questions in the widget box below. There are more chances to win by completing the other entry options if you so wish – they’re entirely up to you! The closing date for this competition is 24th June 2022 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. The prize will go to the first randomly chosen entry. Good luck!
(competition opens when the May issue of the magazine publishes on the 3rd June)