We were heading over for a family funeral and as it was fairly short notice, we were unsure where to book. One of my cousins recommended this B and B and so we booked it.
They were very helpful on the phone when we called and gave us lots of advice and information. They ended up giving us a double room for myself at a single rate.
The B and B is located in Winterbourne Abbas which is a few miles away from Dorchester. It is really a collection of houses with a garage, B and B and a couple of food places. The road its located on is fairly busy. It is handy for driving around the countryside as its close to the coast and the towns etc.
The house is quite big but as its 300 yrs old, the ceilings are lower upstairs with beams and different floor levels. I liked it all but especially my double room on the top floor.
My relatives had two twin rooms on the first floor and I thought they were adequate for their purpose. There was a cute sitting room on the same floor so we didnt have to stay in our rooms.
My double room was bigger and brighter than the rooms lower down. All the rooms had decent bathrooms attached as well as tea and coffee facilities.
Breakfast is served on the main floor. The owners assign a table for each room so we were all on one table each morning. Breakfast was served from 8-9 and was delicious.
There is an array of cereals and juices to choose from. You can also order a cooked breakfast which I did. The bacon in particular was really good.
Parking is a bit tight as the house is just off the road. There is space for three cars out front and three at the back. We had no problem as the B and B was quiet the couple of days we were there. I would imagine it gets interesting when its busy though.
I liked this B and B as it was easy to get to, close to all the different places we had to get to such as Weymouth and Portesham. The owners were very forthcoming with information and advice.
I think it works best for those who want a quaint base to see this area of Dorset. It isnt luxurious with great views so it would not be ideal for anyone who wishes to spend a lot of time relaxing rather than sight-seeing.
I would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Delightful 300 year old Churchview is situated in the heart of Hardy Country close to the dramatic world Heritage Jurassic Coast. We offer delicious English breakfasts, character bedrooms with beverage hospitality trays, TV / DVD and Free high speed WiFi. Relaxation is provided by 2 comfortable lounges, garden patio and licensed bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Churchview Guest House Dorchester, Dorset