We had a 3 night break at Westower and were really well looked after. Gill's breakfasts are excellent - a good variety of fresh fruit, delicious poached fruits and cereals were followed by sausages,eggs, bacon etc., coffee, toast and then there were croissants! Sitting by the window we could watch all sorts of birds taking seed from the feeders - they know where to find a good breakfast too! Our comfortable room had direct access to the lovely garden. Westower is well situated for Corfe Castle and Swanage and is not far from other areas of the Dorset coast. There are good pubs nearby where we ate out in the evenings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to West Ower... West of the old port of Ower in Poole Harbour This large and attractive house is nestled in wonderful rural scenery only two miles from the historic and picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Here one can enjoy views of the imposing 11th century castle and take advantage of the numerous stunning walking and photographic opportunities.West Ower is set within two acres of beautiful rambling gardens, where membership of the RHS has assisted in the development of an extensive collection of interesting plants, amongst which one can find a variety of unusual ducks, chickens and geese. Set amongst fields and woodland, the garden is an ideal habitat for an array of wildlife and we have been operating a moth trap for a National recording scheme for many years. The wide variety of birds and animals attracted to the garden gives a great taster for the delights to be found in the surrounding area.All accommodation is located within an extension to the main building, allowing for easy access through a separate front door. There are three en-suite rooms to choose from: The Garden Room A spacious room with a comfy double bed and large shower room. French Doors open onto a secluded garden patio over-looking a pond. The Gallery Room A light and airy double room with a bathroom that includes a shower. Windows on three sides provide great views of the gardens and the Purbeck Hills. The Twin Room Two single beds in a bright south-facing room with a bathroom including shower. The views across the valley to distant hills are wonderful. All rooms have a television and guests are provided with tea and coffee making facilities ... and even a little welcoming tipple of sherry! Breakfasts are served in the large, bright dining room, where doors open onto a verandah over-looking the garden and providing good views of the well-visited bird feeders. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- West Ower B&B Corfe Castle, Dorset