Another fantastic location – which I discovered thanks to Louise Hodgson’s wonderful book Secret Places of West Dorset – is St Luke’s chapel on the Ashley Chase estate, close to Abbotsbury.
To get to this hidden and ruined chapel, you have to walk through a lovely wood aptly named Chapel Coppice. The coppice and the chapel are both part of the Ashley Chase estate which is located in its own, secluded valley just behind Abbotsbury Castle. It is a peaceful place with an eerie edge to it.
In The Right Place, Sir Ronald Sinclair's house, Genius Loci, is inspired by several big houses such as Kingston Lacy and Norburton Hall, but its location is that of Ashley Chase House as I needed it to be close to Abbotsbury.