A "unique inn" with "rustic decor" in Dorset has been named among one of the cosiest seasonal stays for 2024.

The Acorn Inn located in the village of Evershot was featured in the list of 12 establishments from Red Magazine.

Before the list, they wrote: "With the shorter days and cooler temperatures, winter is the ideal time to hole up somewhere warm and cosy - but why not do it in style at a luxury hotel on a chic winter break in the UK?

"There’s nothing more inviting than sitting in front of a crackling fire on a cold winter’s night, so we've selected the very best places where you can snuggle up in cosy surroundings on a winter break in the UK."

The full list can be found on the Red Magazine website here.

What did the magazine have to say about The Acorn Inn

Describing The Acorn Inn, Red wrote: "Nestled among the hills of Dorset, this unique inn has a rustic decor, with wooden beams, oak-panelling and flagstone floors.

"In the lounge, there’s a calming fireplace, along with rows of books to enjoy in front of the entrancing flames.

"It's also perfectly located for embarking on a wintry walk, with the impossibly idyllic village of Evershot nearby.

"The 16th-century inn is an ideal choice for literary pilgrims, since it featured in Thomas Hardy’s novel, Tess of the d’Urbervilles.

"Just down the road, sister property Summer Lodge has more dining options and a spa."

You can book a room at The Acorn Inn at the Booking.com website here.

The establishment has been well-received by those who have stayed there, with it earning a score of 8.7/10 from 107 reviews.

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One person wrote: "We had a sense of history staying at The Acorn Inn, especially in having booked a room complete with four-poster bed, which was a special experience. All staff were always helpful and friendly."

Another shared: "Incredibly charming inn with lovely room design. Rooms are very well equipped, excellent toiletries and lovely sweets to go with your coffee or tea. Restaurant serves great food for dinner and breakfast. Staff is super friendly, this inn is a true gem."

Meanwhile, one person commented: "Such a beautiful, casual yet classy property. Historic yet approachable. Warm, delightfully friendly staff. Fabulous food."