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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   4 High Street, Piddlehinton, Dorchester DT2 7TD, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Piddlehinton B&B and Inns
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“good overnight stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Ann very welcoming. Our room in the Annex was spacious as was the ensuite. Bed very comfortable. Very peaceful and wonderful garden. I suppose the only things I could say it lacked were biscuits on the tea tray and toiletries (bath shower gel etc.) At £80 pn I would expect these items. Breakfast was good but not the best we've had.

Room Tip: Annex rooms give poor privacy
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

If you want just the best of everything in a bed and breakfast experience then look no further than Longpuddle. This is what a bed and breakfast would be if a certain well known larger company were running it. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere Ann and Bertie could not have been more welcoming or helpfull. The accomodation is first rate we stayed in the main house what a fabulouse room, and we wanted for nothing. Large comfortable bed and so much peace and quiet it was almost deafening. The grounds are to be seen to be believed take a walk down to the paddock over the stream out into the loke and back arround the village we recomend it. Now if you think this sounds good enough to try well my friends the best is i can assure you yet to come, just wait until you arrive at breakfast. Personally i recomend the full English, Ann and Bertie are happy to cater for all tastest and preferences just tell them what you would like and how you would like it. I have never written a review for anything or anyone before, but frankly after the treatment we recieved at Longpuddle we just had to pass on the good news to everyone. Go enjoy and re-charge your batteries, we did.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

I have just returned from a four night stay and the couple - Ann and Bertie - who run the place are really friendly, the bedrooms are clean and have everything that you would want. Ann even supplied me with gluten free cereal, although I was willing to take my own. My friend had the full breakfast and it certainly looked delicious and I didn't hear any complaints from her.
Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

We stayed for one night and had a very good stay. The bed was comfortable, the room nicely decorated and very clean, had a very tasty vegetarian breakfast, wifi if you need it and the proprietors were helpful and polite. Would struggle to find fault with it.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dunmow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

We stayed at this tasteful and immaculate b&b this weekend and found it outstanding value. Our room was in an annex with modern facilities. Nothing was too much trouble for Bertie and Ann,the cooked breakfast and fresh coffee were spot on. Bertie even drove us back to our car in the morning after we had been to a wedding in Dorchester.
Ideal old England setting was a real escape and we will be back.

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Wve stayed in one of 2 rooms in the annex and which overlooked the lovely well kept grounds. The room was light and airey and spotlessly clean. The bathroom was roomy with bath. Bertie's breakfast was superb with nice china and presentation.

This was our first B&B experience ever and a pleasant one . Bertie and Ann were friendly and attentive hosts and have a property that is kept to a high standard throughout.
The rooms overlooked groomed gardens, and the thatched roof of the main house.

You can join on to the country lane at the rear of the property for nice walks or stroll to the nearby village of Piddlehinton. Being oversea visitors we were overawed by the quintessentially english village nature of the area... at one point we were sure we saw Barnaby drive by ..

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tooting, London
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29 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

We only stayed one night at this lovely B&B in Piddlehinton but could easily have stayed longer! There are 3 double rooms, one in the main house, and two in the Annex. The house is 400 years old with a thatched room and a large gardens. Breakfast was excellent and the hosts Ann & her husband were charming.
This would be a great location for anyone wanting to stay in a quintessentially English village in Dorset. There's a good pub up the road (The Thimble Inn) which serves food. Dorchester is only 10 mins drive away, as is the Cerne Abbas giant. Sherborne, Wimborne Minster are both within easy driving distance.
Would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4 High Street, Piddlehinton, Dorchester DT2 7TD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester > Piddlehinton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Piddlehinton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Longpuddle Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the Piddle Valley, midway between abbey town of Sherborne and the county town of Dorchester, Longpuddle is well placed for exploring Thomas Hardy’s Dorset and the Jurassic Coast. The 400 year old thatched cottage, originally a farmhouse, overlooks the embryo river Piddle which runs through the garden and paddocks. Guest accommodation comprises three spacious tastefully decorated rooms ideal for an extended stay; two double and one twin with colour TVs, radios and hairdryers, both en suite. A third bed can be made available if required. Breakfast consists of local produce freshly cooked personally by the proprietor. There is also a large comfortable guest’s lounge; with a log fire on winter days. This also has a colour television and views over the garden and paddocks. The name Longpuddle was used by Thomas Hardy collectively for the villages of the Piddle valley which has several excellent Pubs serving local food to suite a variety of tastes. The many bridleways offer a chance to see the local wildlife and badger watching is available locally. The delightful village of Cerne Abbas with the famous Giant (The Rude Man) is just a few minutes drive away. Ample off road parking is available ... more   less 

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