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“Beautiful home in an amazing setting”
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Marren
Ranked #27 of 45 Dorchester B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“Beautiful home in an amazing setting”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We stayed at Marren over Easter with our two dogs, who had their own spot in the boot room to sleep. Breakfast was amazing, particularly the home made bread! Rooms were large and comfortable, ours had its own access door to the outside which was particularly useful with the dogs. We were very well looked after, provided with tips and maps for local walks around what is a beautiful part of the UK. Excellent location for a relaxing weekend, great pub (which is dog friendly) called The Smugglers Inn, within walking distance. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

As other reviewers have said the challenging drive is worth it and you get stunning views along the way. The hosts Peter and Wendy really make you feel at home. We went for the smaller room with the view of the bay which was wonderful. We were visiting family for 3 days so not able to explore gardens or enjoy walks but Peter was really helpful in offering maps and suggested places to visit and where to eat. The room was beautifully presented and the bed really comfy. Fresh milk in your room was really appreciated. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

What a beautiful location, fabulous views, lovely hosts, quiet nights, would stay again. You will need a car as the house is tucked away, there is a pleasant short walk down to the pebble beach though from the house, and a short walk along the beach to a cafe.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Beautifully furnished rooms, very welcoming hosts and a wonderful location make Marren a very special B&B. Breakfast was perfect with extra toast arriving before we even noticed we needed more. It was a pleasure to chat to Wendy & Peter with their excellent local knowledge available if you need it. The garden is wonderfully tranquil - perfect for taking in the summer sun and sea views.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Surbiton, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Just back from a wonderful two night stay at Marren. Peter & Wendy are wonderful hosts and get the balance of help and conversation with leaving you to enjoy their home spot on. Bed, food, views and location all excellent. Quiet beach of Ringstead just a short walk away. Lovely to head up to the top of the gardens to enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine. We will certainly be going back.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

I can endorse all the positive comments already made.
The drive from the car park is tricky the first time, but once you've got the last turn off sorted, it is easier the next time. We both drove down ( being 74 & 79 ) Don't be put off, it is well worth finding. Arriving the first time in the light is a must. The interior of the house is also delightful with some lovely pieces.
There were delightful flowers in the room.
Door to door, 30 mins away is a super gastro pub the " Blue Vinney" at Puddletown.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

A wonderful, magical secluded spot with friendly, helpful hosts. Fabulous room, comfy big bed. Spotlessly clean. Bathroom and shower excellent, everything worked well. The gardens are out of this world and great fun to explore. The quiet beach is a very attractive walk away. Lovely breakfast cooked by Peter. We will definitely return. Highly recommended especially if you enjoy being outdoors and walking.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Marren

Property: Marren
Address: Holworth, Dorchester DT2 8NJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Marren Dorchester, Dorset

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