We stayed with Ann and Bertie at Longpuddle for 14 days commmencing June 29th. The location was excellent for touring Dorset, being in easy reach of the major roads. The room in the annexe was excellent, being light and spacious, and the breakfasts were a delight, cooked to perfection and you could have various options depending on your appetite. The attentiveness we received from Ann and Bertie was excellent - nothing was any trouble and we were made to feel at home.
I recommend Longpuddle as a perfect touring base for Dorset.
- 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