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“Definitely Recommended!” 5 of 5 stars
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14 Rodden Row, Abbotsbury DT3 4JL, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Abbotsbury B&B and Inns
Harlow, United Kingdom
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“Definitely Recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

What a fantastic stay... away from all the hustle and bustle! ... the best night sleep for a long time! The heavy duvets are made to snuggle up and 'forget the world outside'. Breakfast plentiful and the variety was outstanding....everything you wished for. Good base (the breakfast) for a long day walking around the coast. I was personally drawn to St. Catherine's Chapel and the views are outstanding. Hosts are very interesting/knowledgeable people and help you wherever they can, providing you with books and magazines - don't be shy to ask!
Tall people beware - old buildings have low ceilings and door frames (:-)!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Malleville, Owner at Wheelwrights Cottage, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Many thanks for your generous comments. Hope to see you here again some time !
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Fleet, Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Sue and Nigel Melville made us very welcome at Wheelwrights, starting with a delicious cream tea when we arrived - and they are such interesting people. The cottage is attached to their home and stands, in effect, in their garden. It is a stone cottage with a thatched roof and is charming. You are about a mile or so from Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens and Abbotsbury Swannery, with Chesil Beach a few minutes' further. Off-street parking is provided at the top of their garden, so is very convenient. Breakfast was freshly cooked and very tasty. A definite recommendation.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Malleville, Owner at Wheelwrights Cottage, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your stay - and many thanks for your recommendation ! Best wishes, Sue and Nigel M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Best B&B we have ever stayed in by a mile. Great hosts, comfortable room with all the amenities you need, terrific cream tea on arrival, private parking (harder than you might think in Abbotsbury) and breakfast to rival Gordon Ramsay. Strongly recommended with no qualifications.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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, August 1, 2013
Many thanks for your review: glad you enjoyed being with us and rated the breakfast so well !

Sue and Nigel
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed here for two nights but wished we could have stayed much longer. The welcome we recieved was outstanding, and very friendly. We were invited in for the most delicious cream tea before being shown to our accomodation, which was a very luxurious self contained space with an extremely comfortable bed.The drink making facility had a lovely selection of teas. Breakfast was very tastey and was of a very high quality. We would highly recommend anyone to stay here.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Booked Wheelwrights after reading other reviews & it is a real gem of a place to stay. Sue & Nigel welcomed us with a delicious cream tea & then took us to our accommodation - this was very comfortable & had everything needed for an enjoyable stay - also had it's own entrance. Had the weather been a bit better we could have enjoyed a cup of tea in their gardens. Breakfast is served at a time to suit you - a lovely touch, the full english was excellent. Abbotsbury is lovely with many places to visit, including the Sub-Tropical Gardens & Sue & Nigel are so interesting & knowledgeable about the area. We loved staying here & were made so welcome, we shall certainly be going back.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I determined to stay at Wheelwrights after reading the earlier reviews, and can only say that all the earlier plaudits are well earned by Nigel and Sue. The welcome could not be more friendly and the room lived up to expectations as well. It was an unalloyed pleasure to stay for two days. Just a shame the weather was not as welcoming.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed here to spend a few days with friends who had booked a week in a self-catered holiday cottage. Upon arrival we were offered cream tea which was such a welcome treat. The room itself is on the groud floor with its own entrance and is equipped with everything that you need. You also have access to the gardens which are laid out as separate little rooms as an extension to the tea rooms. A full English Breakfast is served at a time to suit you and sets you up for the day ahead. Nigel and Sue are such an interesting couple, giving us lots of tips about places to visit in the locality. Abbotsbury is a beautiful village to visit, lying as it does between rolling hills and chisel beach, and Wheelwrights Cottage is ideally located close to the centre of the village.

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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Address: 14 Rodden Row, Abbotsbury DT3 4JL, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > 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
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Wheelwrights Cottage Abbotsbury, Dorset

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