The Original River Cottage
River Cottage was a former weekend and holiday home that was originally a game-keeper's lodge in the grounds of Slape Manor, Netherbury, Dorset.
In 1998 it started to featured in a number of television series presented by television chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
The River Cottage brand left the holiday home to follow Hugh's progress as he set up a new business from old dairy buildings near Broadoak in Dorset in the later series Beyond River Cottage. In September 2006, the show would leave those buildings, then known as River Cottage H.Q., to move on to the Park Farm near to Uplyme in Devon and is now known as The River Cottage H.Q and going strong.
The first three series were set and filmed in River Cottage House, Netherbury.