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Hensleigh House

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Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LW, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only 3 minutes away from Charmouth Beach, this B&B is ideal for any fossil enthusiast. However you do not need to be a fossil hunter to enjoy your stay at Hensleigh House; the staff is welcoming, the rooms are cosy, and the breakfasts and cream teas are delicious! Nothing else to wish for!

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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here overnight as , being big fans of Broadchurch , we wanted to vist West Bay and surrounding areas we stayed in Room 3 which must have just been redecorated as it was immaculate - Lovely Crisp Linen , Clean walls lovely bathroom even if shower was a little weak.Breakfast was superb in the Conservatory - We arrivd... More 

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Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your break and were able to visit some of the locations from Broadchurch. Its just a shame that our iconic blue beach huts were away having repairs to storm damage at the time, although we believe they are due to be reinstated on the beach soon. We hope to see you again soon.... More 

Downham Market, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a value beast house in easy reach of the beach then this is it. It's about a 2 minute walk to the beach and 2 minutes to the village where there is good pubs and some shops. You can easily come here and not drive for several days. There is a varied breakfast and the... More 

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Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

We are glad that you and your son enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards Jim & Dawn More 

North London
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217 reviews 217 reviews
40 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting for the price for the B&B to have some particularly redeeming qualities, but it was unattractive, set in a carpark and tarmac. Our room was grim, double aspect overlooking the carparking - not really what we came to Charmouth for. The décor was horrid and clashing pictures on the wall. The room did not afford us the... More 

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Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

At Hensleigh we aim to have a friendly, enjoyable, relationship with our guests. Our property has a private tarmac car park. Both the car park and property can be seen clearly on Google Streetview and Google Satellite view, so there should be no surprises, and we hide nothing. We do not claim any particular views from our rooms, even though... More 

Bedford, England
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16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here overnight, having been booked by our walking company as part of our coastal walk. Unfortunately we has room 4 which is very small and we struggled with nowhere to put our luggage without tripping over it. Looking at pics of other rooms it appears we drew the short straw as they were fully booked. Having said that... More 

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Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are sorry if the room was smaller than you would have liked. However, at Hensleigh House we strive to give complete transparency, and everyone books the actual room they stay in, so as to avoid any surprises. Photographs of every room are given on our website where Room 4 is described on our web... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really recommended. Very nice rooms and hosts - friendly and very helpful. The breakfast was excellent too, with very attentive service. Location couldn't be better - 2 minutes to the stunning fossil beach. Best pub was The George - good beer and nice atmosphere. Overall a perfect B & B.

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Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and also made the most of our lovely village. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at Hensleigh House for 2 nights, as we wanted to explore the Dorset coast. It is a comfortable hotel with friendly and welcoming owners, and is only 5 minutes walk from the high street and 5 minutes from the beach. My only complaint would be that the shower was the worst I have ever come across in... More 

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Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am afraid that the week you stayed we had work being carried out on the plumbing and water tanks which may have made the showers worse before they got better. We have now completed the installation of two larger, higher new water tanks to help improve the showers, although there is a little more... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean and comfortable. Owners friendly and helpful with good knowledge of area. Excellent breakfasts. Lovely sunny conservatory. Short walk to beach and village with all amenities including a couple of friendly pubs.

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Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

So good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and liked the village. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was an inexpensive B&B. I had the best Scrambled eggs in a long time at breakfast, there was a good range of herbal teas to chose from which I much appreciated not being a caffeine drinker and the location was ideal being close to the Heritage centre. We understand the ownership has recently changed and they are making improvements... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Booked twin room with a friend for a break. Room lovely and clean and warm. Good facilities in room. Breakfast was lovely and the owners couldn't do enough to make sure we were welcome. Will definitely book again. Also worth mentioning the location. Short distance from excellent fossil finding beach. ....

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Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and the kind words. We are glad you liked the redecorated room, we just need to finish painting the reception area now! We hope you will come back and visit again soon. More 

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