Unattended Cremation, without a funeral ceremony

Harbour View Crematorium offers unattended, direct cremation, from only £1700.

  • Cremation will take place at our own crematorium – no need for your loved one to be transported further away

  • No unnecessary waiting – cremation will take place promptly once necessary paperwork is complete.

  • Cremated remains available promptly afterwards and delivered to your home upon request

  • A crematorium with a beautiful setting in the heart of Dorset countryside

  • A location you know and a local Company you can trust

If you are considering an unattended cremation, look no further than Harbour View Crematorium. With full onsite funeral home facilities, including Chapels of Rest, everything that is needed is immediately available for a prompt and efficient service at a reasonable price.


Direct cremation, also known as unattended cremation, is a basic cremation service without a funeral ceremony and without any mourners or attendees other than the crematorium staff. The cremation takes place at a time to suit the crematorium.

Following cremation the cremated remains are available to the deceased’s family, who are then free to choose what should happen with them. At Harbour View Crematorium we will be pleased to scatter the cremated remains in our peaceful beautiful surroundings at no extra cost.

There could be many reasons, the strongest being that it was the deceased persons' wish, either agreed beforehand with the family or as specified in their will. If this is the case, there is nothing to prevent family and friends holding a celebratory or remembrance ceremony of their own devising, at a time and place to suit. At Harbour View we can assist with this as well – we have Ceremony Halls and Refreshment Suites with many options to choose from.

Other reasons for such a wish may include a desire to keep costs down, or there may be no surviving friends or family.

The cost of direct cremation varies and we don’t pretend to be the least expensive. However, we are based in the heart of Dorset in a beautiful location and we are a long-established Company owned by the same family for 120 years. Local families know us and are familiar with where Harbour View is located. We believe we charge a fair price for a simple but prompt, efficient and good quality service.

You will find our complete price list at https://www.tapperfuneralservice.co.uk/tapper/price-list

Our charge of £1900 (or £1700 when instructing us online) includes not only the cremation itself but everything else that is required to facilitate the cremation, such as collection of the deceased person, coffin and administration. Harbour View is not a typical crematorium - it is both funeral home and crematorium, so everything that is required is available at the one location. Please see our Price List (in particular, the sample packages) to find a specification of what is included and excluded.

Just get in touch with us by email or telephone, whichever is most convenient to you. If you prefer, you can make all arrangements via the Enquiry Form below and as this saves us some time, we reduce our charge by £200.

Certainly. Please visit our prepaid funeral pages for more information.

See the full range of options and services on offer from Tapper funeral service and Harbour View Crematorium, Funeral Home and Woodland burial Ground here.

The Unattended 'Direct' Cremation package 

What's included
  • Collection of the person that has died from a local address to our funeral home, here at Harbour View.
  • We will deal with all legal and medical requirements and advise you in respect of registering the death.
  • Provision of a simple coffin for the cremation.
  • The cremation itself at Harbour View Crematorium.
  • Simple casket for the cremated remains
  • The all-inclusive cost is £1900 (there may be an additional cost of £82 if a fee has to be paid to a doctor to complete Cremation 4 Certificate – we will advise you whether this is the case or not.)
  • The above cost can be reduced by £200 to £1700 all-inclusive if your instructions are made to us via our online facility below (the ongoing liaison from that point would also be primarily via email.)
Select Direct Cremation package

Looking for more options for a funeral service?

See the full range of options and services on offer from Tapper Funeral Service and Harbour View Crematorium, Funeral Home and Woodland burial Ground here.

Further Details
Complete the form below to receive a £200 reduction to the cost.

Enquiry Form

We are always happy to see you in person to discuss arrangements or we can liaise by telephone on 01202 630111. Our telephone is monitored 24/7 for emergency assistance such as if a person has died at home and requires immediate care. However, if you would like to instruct us via the form below you can reduce the cost by £200. Once the form is completed, you will receive an automated response immediately to acknowledge receipt. We will act upon your instructions immediately if made within normal working hours or first thing the following working day.