My partner Sue found the Chetnole Inn whilst hunting around the net, looking for somewhere for us to sneak off to for a few days.
The reviews on TA were all very positive, and we duly took the plunge and booked for a 3-night stay.
There are only 3 rooms at the Inn, so advance booking (I guess particularly in summer) would be advisable. The rooms have 'names', ours being the Hardy.
Our room was both spacious, well-equipped and spotlessly clean, with a lovely en-suite (please note shower-only in this room). The room also looked over the Church (and graveyard!) opposite, but I'm pleased to say that the only 'spirits' we encountered were the ones behind the bar!
Chetnole is well positioned for either visiting the Dorset 'jurassic' coast (about a 30-minute drive), or, like us, visiting National Trust properties in the surrounding areas. We ate in the Pub on two nights, both meals being of an excellent quality, and reasonable prices, when compared with similar properties in our experience.
Our only 'gripe' was that the menu could have been more extensive.....it's fairly limited, but they did have 'specials' offered in addition, over the 3 nights we stayed.
Chetnole is a quiet village, with its own ford, and worth a walk around after your evening meal. We enjoyed undisturbed sleep on all 3 nights, and there never seemed to be much more than general chat emanating from the Bar and restaurant area during opening hours.
The hosts also took every effort to try and ensure you enjoy your stay.
In summary, I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award winning country Inn set in the Dorset countryside a short distance from the historic town of Sherborne. We have flagstone floors, beamed ceilings, fires, good selection of real ales ales, fine wine list, beer garden with our family of chickens...Our rooms our 4 Start Gold rated and all are en suite with sofa's, flatscreen televisions, dvd players, free wi-fi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Chetnole Hotel Chetnole
- The Chetnole Inn Dorset