We were part of the group of 13 plus dog (see Cheekyface27 review) and echo that we only have positive things to say about Kingcombe.
We rented the whole place as a self catering holiday let (rather than b&b) and it worked very well. My initial doubts on how it could work were soon put to rest as the lets are cleverly designed to be to be used individually or in adjoining pairs - perfect for families wanting kids sleeping safely close by yet with no compromise on privacy if let as individual units. Really well designed.
Accommodation is very good quality, really well appointed (we were really impressed) and spacious. Rooms had tea/coffee/hot chocolate and biscuits as well as TV's. Bathroom (some had wet rooms) were big and the showers were hot and very powerful - brilliant.
Location, whilst slightly remote, was still good and didn't impact our holiday. You need a car, and a short (sub 5-10m) drive would take you to a handful of villages for shops, pubs, petrol stations etc as well as only being 15/20m from Weymouth and Dorchester.
The fishing lakes were used by some locals (including fishing clubs) but they were so quiet you didn't know they were there unless you actually saw them, and even then the maximum number of people were c5/6 -and we stayed over a long weekend. We used the fishing lakes daily and all caught plenty of carp (mostly 7-10lb range).
Andrea and Paul were incredibly friendly and helpful - without being intrusive - and were always on hand for advice and recommendations if needed. They were confident in their product and It was reassuring!
Would definitely stay here again - perfect for large parties.
- Also Known As:
- Higher Kingcombe Lodge Dorchester, Dorset