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“Charming hosts, charming village” 5 of 5 stars
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14 Rodden Row, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JL, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Abbotsbury B&B and Inns
Mevagissey, United Kingdom
1 review
“Charming hosts, charming village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Our hosts welcomed us with their ready smiles and a delicious cream tea. There were several books in our room written by Nigel about the village which were useful. Our little thatched room was very comfortable and warm and also gave us the freedom to come and go as we pleased. We also enjoyed the delicious breakfasts. Sue and Nigel are, without a doubt, the best hosts we have experienced and we have no hesitation in recommending a stay at their B&B.

  • Stayed November 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

What a splendid and warm welcome from Nigel and Sue! Such charming hosts and what a lovely cream tea on arrival! The room was perfect and the bed enormous and comfortable! Great breakfast in the tea room in the morning too. I wish them well for when the Olympic torch passes through - the sailing decorations they've carefully organised will look fantastic!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

This picturesque village of Abbotsbury was our retreat and finding the Wheelwrights B&B was just the icing on the cake. Hosts Nigel and Sue were some of the most welcoming hosts we have ever met! Sue's 'arrival cream tea' was pure delight after being on the road for 3.30 hrs. Our room was immaculate and so comfy with a king size and great bathroom with a tremendous shower. Just wished we had more time to spend in Abbotsbury and the surrounding area as it truly is a very special place. Couldn't reccommend Wheelwrights Cottage highly enough!!

  • Stayed June 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
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, Owner at Wheelwrights Cottage, responded to this review, July 3, 2012
Many thanks for your kind review: we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you again some time.

Sue & Nigel Melville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Our visit to the Dorset coast was perfectly timed for the last week of March, a beautiful week of warm weather and sunshine. Abbotsbury village was as picturesque as its description, and Wheelwrights B&B was the perfect combination of modern comfort in an historic and charming setting.

Access to the airy bedroom/bathroom is in a quiet location at the back of the building, directly from the garden. The garden is a riot of lush greenery and perennials, broken up into small "rooms", set up with tea tables with views of the surrounding countryside. B&B accommodation is immaculate and immensely comfortable.

Much has been written here about the lovely hosts, Sue and Nigel. They warmly welcome you to their home and cosy tea room, providing fantastic food and helpful advice. Nigel very kindly assisted my boyfriend and I by dropping us off in a nearby village one morning. That allowed us to do a spectacular one-way walk on the coastal path, spending the whole day enjoying the Jurassic Coast, ending in Abbotsbury.

All in all, a lovely part of England and fantastic hosts at a wonderful B&B - very highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

We arrived to find a warm welcome from Sue and Nigel in the tea room which is next door to the room we stayed in. They gave us advice on nearby attractions and sat us in their garden with a home made cream tea.mmmmm perfect! Bed is king size and very comfortable and the shower is great. We will surely return. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed May 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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Malleville, Owner at Wheelwrights Cottage, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
Many thanks for such a positive - and prompt ! - review. Hope the airport pick-up went smoothly.

Sue & Nigel M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We read all the reviews written about Wheelwrights and have to say we agree with every word. Nigel and Sue are just the friendliest hosts you could wish for. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The room was so quiet and comfortable and Sue had turned on the toasty electric blankets for us so when we returned from an evening at the local (ish) River Cottage Deli we had a warm comfy bed to climb into. The breakfast was delicious (and plentiful), the cream tea on arrival was served in their sitting room and we chatted as if we had known them for years. Abbotsbury itself is chocolate box pretty, and the nearby beaches are beautiful. We didn't want to leave and we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed March 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
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

My husband and I have just returned from our second short stay at Wheelwrights. The host and hostess Sue and Nigel have inadvertently become friends in our eyes. They are absolutely perfect in every way - friendly, professional, knowledgeable, patient, hospitable, and the most lovely genuine people you could wish to stay with. We stayed in their converted wheelwrights workshop - THE most comfortable bed, everything tastefully finished, lovely breakfast, lots of chatter and laughing. This particular visit which we returned from was everything and more we could have wished for following the death of my father last week. Sue and Nigel were very upbeat and just what we needed. Abbotsbury itself is a gem - so is all of Dorset - we love it and cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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
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Address: 14 Rodden Row, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JL, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Weymouth > Abbotsbury
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Abbotsbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 1
Also Known As:
Wheelwrights Cottage Abbotsbury, Dorset

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