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Beggar's Knap
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Reviewed 22 October 2011

We chose to stay at The Beggars Knapp for it's convenient location en route to Weymouth for the ferry to jersey for a short break.

We were aware of other reviews who had commented on the fdifficulty in locating this property so I visited Google Earth to view the area beforehand which aided my plans for parking and access as I had a disabled passenger who would be joining me on the break.I put the full address in the satnav and had no problems locating this house. However, I do believe reviews from another site do not provide the full address - you could always telephone Mark and ask! It's not rocket science.

The public house across the road helped us locate the premises and the property does have a very large sign in the garden which is well lit on the front.

We were greeted by a young female and shown to the room which over-looked the public house and we had a good clear view of our vehicle which was parked within the gates of the premises of Beggar's Knap..

The room was large and airy and met all our needs for our visit.

Although the room over-looked the pub and the main road we heard no noise from either and my passenger is a light sleeper.

We met Mark who greeted us the following morning for breakfast and albeit, all visitors will dine together at the same table, at quiet periods it is easy to choose a time whereby you are dining alone if you prefer. We dined with 2 gentlemen who were working nearby who were from Wales and had a lovely chat and the choice for breakfast was vast and variable to meet your needs. Mark would be only too happy to accomodate any dietary needs as I had asked the question.

The house has been tastefully decorated and cared for but some may think it's tired in some area's. It is at the end of the day Mark's home and not just a business.

Thank you Mark for a delightful stay and if we're passing your way again, we'd be happy to join you again.

Room Tip: Telephone in advance and explain your requirements - if limited mobility, low floor maybe of help.
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sh3ll3y28
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

I'm not sure how this property got a 4 star rating from AA because it certainly doesn't come close to meeting the standards that one would expect. Our room had dirty and stained carpeting, dirty bed linen, no hair dryer, a kettle that was completely corroded and unusable, and there was no remote for the antiquated tv. At breakfast there was no juice and only instant coffee. Not a good experience and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It's a shame really as the property itself has much potential with it's antique furnishings and decor. It just seems that no pride or care is taken in the operation of the business. Oh and it's also located across the street from a pub that can (and did) get noisy on the weekend. If you have another option, I'd suggest you take it and stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank vafrica
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Reviewed 9 June 2011

Beggar.s Knap
The greatest place on earth. Never have stayed at such a an old victorian home that was so lovely. Everything was just absolutely magnificent, Mark made us feel very comfortable and most welcome. It was an enjoyable and unforgetable two day stay, only wish it was much longer. we highly recommend begger's knap as the place to stay. thank-you thank-you take care mark
from your canadian friends
palma and sir winston
see you again

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank wesleyllewellyn
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Reviewed 28 May 2011

We brought our Canadian cousins to stay in The Beggars Knap. One is a vegan and one is a vegetarian. We informed Mark we would be arriving late in the evening. He was on the doorstep to greet us on arrival. He checked to see if we had everything we needed and reviewed dietary requirements for the morning. Mark went out of his way to make our stay a good one. The rooms were large and clean and comfy. The breakfasts were more than adequate and we managed to park our freelander happily in the carpark behind the BnB. Mark was happy to impart his local knowledge to help us with eateries and tourist info and the history of Beggars Knap itself. We had a wonderful stay and wouldn't hesitate to do so again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank tfizz
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Reviewed 17 April 2011

No-one to greet me on arrival.Seemed as deserted as the grave.Terrible coffee.Inattention to detail, e.g.clock not working, minimum of cheap toiletries.Crackling TV.Room not serviced at all! Indifferent breakfastAnd this is supposed to be a **** BnB.

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else
  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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2  Thank GPB37
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