If you want just the best of everything in a bed and breakfast experience then look no further than Longpuddle. This is what a bed and breakfast would be if a certain well known larger company were running it. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere Ann and Bertie could not have been more welcoming or helpfull. The accomodation is first rate we stayed in the main house what a fabulouse room, and we wanted for nothing. Large comfortable bed and so much peace and quiet it was almost deafening. The grounds are to be seen to be believed take a walk down to the paddock over the stream out into the loke and back arround the village we recomend it. Now if you think this sounds good enough to try well my friends the best is i can assure you yet to come, just wait until you arrive at breakfast. Personally i recomend the full English, Ann and Bertie are happy to cater for all tastest and preferences just tell them what you would like and how you would like it. I have never written a review for anything or anyone before, but frankly after the treatment we recieved at Longpuddle we just had to pass on the good news to everyone. Go enjoy and re-charge your batteries, we did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the Piddle Valley, midway between abbey town of Sherborne and the county town of Dorchester, Longpuddle is well placed for exploring Thomas Hardy’s Dorset and the Jurassic Coast. The 400 year old thatched cottage, originally a farmhouse, overlooks the embryo river Piddle which runs through the garden and paddocks. Guest accommodation comprises three spacious tastefully decorated rooms ideal for an extended stay; two double and one twin with colour TVs, radios and hairdryers, both en suite. A third bed can be made available if required. Breakfast consists of local produce freshly cooked personally by the proprietor. There is also a large comfortable guest’s lounge; with a log fire on winter days. This also has a colour television and views over the garden and paddocks. The name Longpuddle was used by Thomas Hardy collectively for the villages of the Piddle valley which has several excellent Pubs serving local food to suite a variety of tastes. The many bridleways offer a chance to see the local wildlife and badger watching is available locally. The delightful village of Cerne Abbas with the famous Giant (The Rude Man) is just a few minutes drive away. Ample off road parking is available ... more less