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Holworth, Dorchester DT2 8NJ, England
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Marren
Ranked #11 of 46 Dorchester B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a great place to stay if you want to walk the lovely Dorset coast. We stayed for two days and were able to walk each day from the house without needing to take the car. Peter gave us OS maps of the area, and others, which were really helpful and much appreciated. You do need to take the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Marren over Easter with our two dogs, who had their own spot in the boot room to sleep. Breakfast was amazing, particularly the home made bread! Rooms were large and comfortable, ours had its own access door to the outside which was particularly useful with the dogs. We were very well looked after, provided with tips and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

As other reviewers have said the challenging drive is worth it and you get stunning views along the way. The hosts Peter and Wendy really make you feel at home. We went for the smaller room with the view of the bay which was wonderful. We were visiting family for 3 days so not able to explore gardens or enjoy... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

What a beautiful location, fabulous views, lovely hosts, quiet nights, would stay again. You will need a car as the house is tucked away, there is a pleasant short walk down to the pebble beach though from the house, and a short walk along the beach to a cafe.

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Harpenden, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Beautifully furnished rooms, very welcoming hosts and a wonderful location make Marren a very special B&B. Breakfast was perfect with extra toast arriving before we even noticed we needed more. It was a pleasure to chat to Wendy & Peter with their excellent local knowledge available if you need it. The garden is wonderfully tranquil - perfect for taking in... More

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Surbiton, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Just back from a wonderful two night stay at Marren. Peter & Wendy are wonderful hosts and get the balance of help and conversation with leaving you to enjoy their home spot on. Bed, food, views and location all excellent. Quiet beach of Ringstead just a short walk away. Lovely to head up to the top of the gardens to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I can endorse all the positive comments already made. The drive from the car park is tricky the first time, but once you've got the last turn off sorted, it is easier the next time. We both drove down ( being 74 & 79 ) Don't be put off, it is well worth finding. Arriving the first time in the... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

A wonderful, magical secluded spot with friendly, helpful hosts. Fabulous room, comfy big bed. Spotlessly clean. Bathroom and shower excellent, everything worked well. The gardens are out of this world and great fun to explore. The quiet beach is a very attractive walk away. Lovely breakfast cooked by Peter. We will definitely return. Highly recommended especially if you enjoy being... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We stayed at this guest house for 3 nights,in our opinion it was not as good as we had expected. The journey from the carpark down to the Bed and Breakfast is a bit rough,but the veiw is amazing. The weather was supurb,it would have been great to be offered the choice of having breakfast on the terrace, our room... More

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Secluded, comfortable and welcoming. House and room to exceptionally high standard, good furniture, well decorated and very clean. Lovely garden and views. A good base for exploring Dorset by car but also close to the coastal path and a safe, shingle beach. Excellent value and highly recommended. In all my years of travel I have not found better than Marren.

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Address: Holworth, Dorchester DT2 8NJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Marren Dorchester, Dorset

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Overlooking the sea between Lulworth Cove and Weymouth is a house called Marren. Surrounded by National Trust land, Marren is set in a large garden on a steep slope with spectacular views of Portland and Weymouth Bay. The only sounds are of waves breaking and the cries of buzzards. We are seven minutes from a secluded beach to the east of Ringstead and five minutes from the Dorset Coastal Path which leads to Bats Head, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. It is the perfect place for walking, seeing wildlife and breathtaking views of sea and cliffs. We have two en-suite double bedrooms. The larger one has its own entrance from the garden and a super kingsize bed; the smaller one has a spectacular view of Portland and Weymouth Bay through french windows from the bed. We can recommend a selection of excellent restaurants and pubs for eating out, plus help with local maps and directions for walks. ... more   less 
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