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“Rural tranquility.”
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The Abbey House
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Abbotsbury
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Have a real problem knowing how to do this excellent establishment justice ! From the welcome we were given on arrival until our departure from this family run guest house ,we really enjoyed our stay, albeit short (the next will be longer). We did book ahead tho at short notice, and were very lucky to get a room, The Abbey House is very popular.
The Abbey House is a lovingly presented character property with many of it's original charm remaining. The situation in a secluded lane away from the main delightful Dorset village of Abbotsbury, could well assist in it's attraction, but once you experience the attention of the hosts as well as the comfortable rooms and good food, you are hooked. As my wife has dietary requirements we were delighted to be informed that all her needs could be easily met without special arrangements, this was a bonus indeed. We have no problem in recommending this rural haven to all discerning travellers!

Room Tip: We had the St Nicholas Suite, which enjoyed views over the garden and surrounding countryside. Alth...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mike M
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

If you want rigid floors and straight walls, then book into a Premier Inn. But if you want an atmospheric experience in a centuries old, but spacious, impeccably clean and comfortable accommodation, then try Abbey House, you won’t leave disappointed. Abbey House has an idyllic location, set in a pretty little village, amongst the ruins of an 11th century monastery and overlooking a scenic millpond and England’s largest tithe barn. The world renowned Abbotsbury swannery and award winning sub-tropical gardens are also closeby.
Maureen, our host, was friendly and very helpful, but never intrusive. Our breakfast in the wonderful surroundings of the one-time monastery infirmary, was both delicious and plentiful. Our party of four gave this accommodation a well deserved thumbs up!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bob T
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had not booked ahead as we were not sure of our route. We arrived in the area about 5 ish on a very busy August evening. Found this B&B tucked away down a quiet side lane. Looked very impressive and expensive with wonderful views, I thought it would be out of our price range. Greeted by a very friendly lady who informed me they had one room left which was not en suite but did have its own bathroom a few doors down. Showed me the room, which was very pretty and extremely clean and within our price range. So pleased we found this place, just wished we had arrived earlier to enjoy one of their cream teas on the lawn overlooking the wonderful view. Breakfast was excellent. Staff so friendly and helpful. The bathroom being just down the corridor was no problem (just like being at home) and this did save us some money. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jane S
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Myself and my 2 cousins first stayed at Abbey House in 2011, we shared the Benedictine Room, with its beautiful views over the garden and rolling countryside. The house and room is very comfortable and traditionally furnished, spotlessly clean with comfortable beds.
The breakfasts are substantial, with variety very well cooked and presented.
This is our 3rd return visit to Abbotsbury and Abbey House as we have family connections to the village dating back to the 1500s, we have now have been so spoilt that we wouldn't contemplate going to stay anywhere else on our yearly family pilgrimage. Abbotsbury itself is well worth a visit as it is like stepping back in time very historical and unspoilt with the Swannery and Sub Tropical Gardens, and a must to do is the walk up the hill to St Catherine's with the most amazing views over the Fleet and Chesil beach.it is also the best place to get a mobile signal if you do not want to be cut of from the outside world.
Johnathon (the handsome host) his words not ours) But of course we agree Jonathon! and his lovely wife Maureen are very friendly, helpful and welcoming as is their daughter, who is now involved in the family business, we would also like to include the staff. All in all we think this is a first class B & B and cannot wait to return next year.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Jacky K
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Just popped in to Abbey house for a cream tea with a friend in their beautiful gardens.

We sat outside as we'd been for a lovely walk in the surrounding countryside, and I had my little cocker spaniel in tow.

Alas, when our order of scones and sandwiches arrived, so did the wasps. No sooner had we waved the first one away from the jam jar, than a gentleman promptly appeared at the table and asked whether we would like a table inside, assuring me that my dog would be welcome in the dining room. It should be noted that she is quiet and well-trained, and at the time, miraculously enough, reasonably clean.

He set down a towel for pups on the floor next to our table and brought over our things from outside.

The setting, the atmosphere, and the food were excellent, as always, but this seemingly small gesture was just that one little thing that put them at the top of my list for first class service.

Thank you, and well done.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank scotlish
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We were recommended this tea room by a friend just before our trip to the widely known swannery in the town; less than 5 minutes down the road. We pulled up uncertain whether it was the actual location of the one we had been told about and to our delight it was. We walked round the side of the beautiful converted cottage to find the entrance and was greeted by the help and smiles of a waitress. She quickly came to our aid and led us inside due to the slight breeze that would of made the outdoor seating mildly unbearable. We were shown to a table in a wonderful little room that could of easily been a lounge, with plenty of quirks and character. The view through the window was wonderful of tithe barn and the landscape surrounding the tea rooms/b+b. We decided to have afternoon tea. I ordered pigs delight and was presented with a slice of hot chocolate fudge cake with clotted cream. As I like this sort of thing it was not too sickly and was exactly my cup of tea. My parents both had a cream tea and were served two plump plain scones with enough jam and clotted cream to sufficiently fill the scones. The tea was lovely and there was more than enough for one person. As my dad prefers coffee to tea he ordered this and found that this was no problem (as he was having it instead of tea). The coffee was thoroughly enjoyable and he was surprised that it was hot and not luke warm in a cup but instead came in one of those lovely French bodum coffee presses. Once we had payed we optimisticly enquired about directions to a local monument on a hill and were helpfully given directions as well as recommendations for an art gallery approaching our destination. Overall it was a lovely place and refreshing after our walk around the swannery. The staff were helpful and i hope we will return soon!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Heather R
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Our favourite place to stay in Dorset. What a tranquil and beautiful spot. Our room was so pretty and comfortable. We stayed in St Catherine's room which looked out over the tea gardens and beyond to the Tithe barn, from the pretty window seat to the the magnificent Walnut tree everything was perfect. We can't wait to go back again and will definitely return next year. We loved it so much.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank SimonRP
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Address: Abbey House Church Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Weymouth > Abbotsbury
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Abbotsbury
Number of rooms: 5
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