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“A lovely place to stay - very helpful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Old Rectory Country House Bed and Breakfast

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The Old Rectory Country House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #7 of 50 Dorchester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cambs, England
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“A lovely place to stay - very helpful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2010

An excellent place to stay clean, friendly, a home from home. Caroline was very helpful with places to eat and places to visit. A great breakfast, a wide choice. Tea & coffee in room everyday.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Helpful?
Thank woollyhayles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2010

Lovely setting and house. Very welcoming family and a huge effort made for guests. But, the mattress was worn out and needs replacing and despite being tastefully decorated, the room and bathroom were a bit pokey. Breakfast was good but would have liked more choice of breads. A very good place but definitely not the best we have been to.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank nippychipper
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Caroline063Dorset, Owner at The Old Rectory Country House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 29 March 2011
We have bought a new bed and redecorated this room over the winter. Unfortunately we can't make the room any bigger but not bad for £70 per night!
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Old Rectory for four nights after we got married (our 'mini-moon') and we had a wonderful stay. The Old Rectory is a lovely building in a beautiful rural setting. We stayed in the Dorchester room (with the four poster bed) and it was fabulous - spacious, luxurious and very comfortable. Breakfast in the conservatory was great (we couldn't help over-eating!).

Caroline was a perfect, charming host and provided great advice on places to see/visit and suggestions for pubs and restaurants. Everything she suggested was just the sort of thing we were after. Also, she very kindly chilled our champagne when we asked and was brilliant when, having finished our break and returned home, I had carelessly left some make-up behind - Caroline e-mailed to let me know and posted it back straight away.

With Caroline's help we were able to make the most of the location in beautiful Dorset and could have stayed a lot longer as there was still loads of places/attractions we would have liked to have visited, but we ran out of time.

Without doubt this is the best B&B we've stayed in and we hope to visit again very soon.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jspn81
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Warwick, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2010

Our second visit to The Old Rectory. The house has been tastefully renovated to a very high standard. We have stayed in two of the bedrooms, both of which were beautifully decorated, spacious, and comfortable - especially the four poster!! Breakfast in the conservatory was first class, and Caroline was an exceptional host.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sprocketaway
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London
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2010

This is a wonderful place to stay in a pretty place in Dorset. I went back for the fourth time a couple of weeks ago (I don't stay anywhere else in Dorset any more!) - and had another brilliant stay. This time it was for a girls weekend away and we booked all of the rooms in the house - they are all very clean and spacious with spotless bathrooms and are well decorated.

Caroline was fantastic and always incredibly friendly and welcoming and made a huge effort to make sure we enjoyed our stay. She recommended a great place for dinner on Saturday evening and had local maps for us to use to plan our days. She seemed to know exactly what kind of weekend we wanted and was always helpful - chilling our champagne and drinks in her fridge, bringing us trays of tea in the living room and accommodating our manicure sets, cakes and chocolates - and even had a range of dvds that we could borrow.

I definitely intend to be back and recommend The Old Rectory to anyone looking for a lovely place to stay.

Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
Helpful?
Thank anon7_10
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2010

My daughter and her friends - 8 of us in total - had a memorable hen weekend away in Dorset, based at the Old Rectory. Every effort was made to make all feel comfortable and very much 'at home'. No request was too much trouble. We had the run of the house. The warm hospitality extended ensured that my daughter had a wonderful break away with her closest friends. I am sure all will be back at the Old Rectory sooner, rather than later.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vickytham
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Middlesbrough
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2010

We only stayed for two nights but the next time we visit it will be for longer! The house itself is in a fabulous location in a very pretty little village but only a short drive away from all the 'sights'. The stone house is stunning to look at from the outside and has been refurbished by the current owners to a very high standard. The room (we stayed in the Sherbourne) was beautiful, well dressed and immaculately clean. The en suite shower room was spotless and very tastefully decorated. The breakfasts are superb - lots to choose from, locally sourced produce and well cooked! I liked the fact that there was a toaster in the breakfast conversatory so you could make as much as you wanted, at whatever time you wanted. Caroline is a superb hostess, who is not only friendly but has an excellent knowledge of the area and is able to point out many hidden gems which you may have otherwise missed. Sadly, our stay ended far too soon but we will definitely be going back soon!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chelle63
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Additional Information about The Old Rectory Country House Bed and Breakfast

Property: The Old Rectory Country House Bed and Breakfast
Address: Winterbourne Steepleton, Dorchester DT2 9LG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovely Victorian rectory offers peaceful and relaxing breaks in our four en-suite rooms including one with a four poster bed. English breakfast is served in the courtyard conservatory. We are 3 miles west of the county town of Dorchester and within easy reach of the stunning world heritage Jurassic coastline. ... more   less 
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The Old Rectory Country House Bed And Breakfast Dorchester, Dorset

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