Step inside this tiny isolated cottage, rented by Lawrence as a retreat from army life. Lawrence read, wrote and listened to music here at Clouds Hill. Isolation and solitude were essential ingrediants to the way he chose to live his life.
The walls in this room are lined with aluminium foil to help keep in the heat. You can still see Lawrence's sleeping bags, one of which, Teum (yours) served as guest bedding. The other, Meum (mine), used by Lawrence, is downstairs. The room was also used as a larder with food stored under glass domes.
You can find out more about T E Lawrence and his extraordinary life from our exhibition in the motorbike shed. Or why not chat to our room stewards? They are passionate about the house and happy to share their knowledge.
Due to the size of the property, access and parking is limited to small groups only with no access available for big coaches.
Please phone to pre-book and make arrangements on 07769 711785 or email.
You can explore the grounds and take a picnic to the top of the hill to see the outstanding views over the Isle of Purbeck.
Why not enjoy a walk along the ‘Lawrence of Arabia' trail’ which takes you through idyllic county lanes and leafy woodlands.This circular trail starts and finishes at Bovington's famous Tank Museum, taking in Clouds Hill and passes by the churchyard in Moreton - Lawrence's final resting place.
It is also worth visiting St Nicholas' Church at Moreton to see the engraved glass windows designed by Lawrence Whistler and commissioned in 1950 when the church was restored.
The Moreton Tearooms about 3 miles away in Moreton is the nearest place to find refreshments. Winner of 'A Taste of Dorset' award in 2011, it's open for morning coffee, lunches, afternoon tea and sometimes dinner.
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