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#18 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Dorchester
Overlooking the sea between Lulworth Cove and Weymouth is a house called Marren. Surrounded by National Trust land, Marren is set in a large garden on a steep slope with spectacular views of Portland and Weymouth Bay. The only sounds are of waves breaking and the cries of buzzards. We are seven minutes from a secluded beach to the east of Ringstead and five minutes from the Dorset Coastal Path which leads to Bats Head, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. It is the perfect place for walking, seeing wildlife and breathtaking views of sea and cliffs. We have two en-suite double bedrooms. The larger one has its own entrance from the garden and a super kingsize bed; the smaller one has a spectacular view of Portland and Weymouth Bay through french windows from the bed. We can recommend a selection of excellent restaurants and pubs for eating out, plus help with local maps and directions for walks.
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holidayaddict030 wrote a review May 2019
Acton, United Kingdom12 contributions9 helpful votes
Marren is like a secret slice of heaven. Wendy really looked after me, was helpful with maps and restaurant advice but never intrusive. I had the lovely large garden room and it was a joy to wander around the never ending garden. It feels remote in the best possible way, but only a short drive to all the things to see in the area and places to eat. I walked to Lulworth and back, incredible, bracing and well worth the slog! It's perfect.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
Oliver M wrote a review May 2019
Bromley, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
What a great place to stay. So relaxing and absolutely calm. We stayed in the sea view room which was well appointed. The view really steals the show. The bathroom is really nice with a huge bath. Breakfasts were really good fresh fruit, cereal, home made toast and what you want cooked fresh. All in all an ideal stay for anyone looking for a stay near the sea and the costal path. We will be back again.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Geoff R wrote a review Sep 2018
Ludlow, United Kingdom7 contributions7 helpful votes
There is a magical, calming effect Marren has on you a mile before you reach it. It does not do justice to call Marren a Bed and Breakfast. You are invited to share the home of Peter and Wendy. This includes the sumptuous breakfasts, comfortable rooms, glorious views and beautifully designed garden. We didn'the meet the hosts but know them from their lovely home. Thankyou for sharing it with us.
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms are quiet. Our room had its own entrance via the garden.
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NorthantsJosh wrote a review Apr 2018
Northants32 contributions9 helpful votes
A very comfortable and welcoming bed and breakfast home, with great touches like fresh flowers and wonderful bed linen, informative and friendly hosts and for us a regular get away spot for a relaxing break. Access not for the faint hearted, but scenic countryside location particularly for walking and amazing views of the sea.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Front room has fantastic sea views, back room slightly larger with garden views.
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Connie G wrote a review Dec 2017
19 contributions7 helpful votes
Staying at Marren was absolutely fabulous! Peter and Wendy were great hosts and the B&B was beautiful. The location was perfect as we had planned to walk the coast to Durdle Door - there is a national trust car park at the top of the hill where we left our car - but you could always leave it at the B&B. Breakfast was delicious and there was home made jams which in my mind is always a winner! A great full english and tea or coffee! The views from the B&B were amazing and if you are looking for a quiet truly english setting I can't recommend it highly enough!
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Date of stay: November 2017
United KingdomEnglandDorsetDorchester
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marren
Which popular attractions are close to Marren?
Nearby attractions include Xtreme Falconry at Dorset Falconry Park (4.1 miles), The Tank Museum (4.8 miles), and Saint Nicholas Church (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Marren?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Marren?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Marren?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marren?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Sailor's Return, Rainbow Garage Cafe, and Limestone.
Are pets allowed at Marren?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Marren?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Lulworth Estate (4.2 miles), Wareham Saxon Wall Walk (4.3 miles), and Jordan Hill Roman Temple (4.3 miles).