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Bay Tree House
Ranked #9 of 45 Dorchester B&B and Inns
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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“Lovely B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

We found this B&B when looking on the internet for somewhere to stay in Dorchester for a couple of nights. So pleased we chose this one! We had to phone Gareth when we arrived as he was at the cafe they own in the town centre. But they had provided a lovely little bench to sit on by their front door! He was only 10minutes. As we were away from home for a couple of weeks doing various things we had a couple of larger cases but Gareth carried them both up to our room on the 2nd floor. Very comforting room and good ensuite. We even had a tv rising out of the end of our bed much to my delight! Free wifi too.
The house was very tastefully decorated in a contemporary style. Breakfast was taken in the dining room round one table. Food was fabulous. Plenty of fresh fruit in all guises, yoghurt, cereals, lovely cooked items with eggs how you wanted them straight from their own chickens. Gareth and Nicola owned a cafe/bistro in the town centre which we tried out, getting a 10% discount. About 15 minutes walk into town, a lovely place to visit. Do go to the museum and see Thomas Hardy exhibition. Some nice restaurants and pubs too - my husband had a pint of Piddle! Would most definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

We found this little gem in Dorchester quite by chance and are so glad we did. We booked a night with less than 24 hours notice, how lucky we are that this B&B came up as available. It is definitely somewhere we would gladly have chosen even if we had had more time to research. The B&B is fitted out to a very high standard and very tastefully done. We stayed in room 5 at the top of the house, a lovely room, clean and comfortable with everything you need. The bed was very comfortable and luxurious with a built in TV in the leather bedstead, a first for us and we have stayed in some very nice boutique hotels and B&Bs. Such a nice host, warm and welcoming, even gave up his space on his drive for us We ate at La Caverna, a small Italian restaurant in Dorchester that we can also thoroughly recommend. As with everything else in the house, breakfast was very well presented and delicious with it. We will definitely be going back for a longer stay and to spend a bit of time in Dorchester which looks like an interesting town.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

I enjoyed my 5 night stay at Bay Tree House, Gareth couldn't do enough for you. I especially liked the large table for breakfast which you could have a chat with the other people staying especially as I was a solo traveller. The rooms were clean and quiet with a comfy bed, I was in room 2 which had a chaise longue so I could watch tv sitting on this rather than lying on the bed. The breakfast was great, juice, fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt plus lots of cooked options as well. Gareth was always around when I returned in the evening to ask how my day had been, I would strongly recommend this B&B to anyone with a lovely friendly family atmosphere. Thank you, I'll be staying there again if I'm in the area.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

I stayed for two nights with my husband. We thoroughy enjoyed our visit. The room was lovely and the breakfast was very good indeed. We also loved the area and found the location extremely convenient. We received a very warm welcome and had no complaints at all about our stay. We hope to return.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Berkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

Friendly, lovely bedroom, comfortable bed, good size en-suite bathroom. Toiletries, hairdryer, ironing board and iron. Quiet and peaceful. Spotless. Taxi fare from the station is very reasonable and the place is easy to find.
I've already booked to return.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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West End, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

My husband and I stayed for one night over the late May bank holiday weekend and we were pleasantly surprised with the accommodation. We stay in Dorchester about 3 times a year and now that we've stayed here, we will definitely return. Gareth was very welcoming and was able to loan me a charger for my Blackberry! We stayed in Room 7 which was larger than we expected and extremely well dressed and maintained. The en-suite was a very good size and had all that we needed. We had thought that it may be noisy being at the front of the property and near to the junction of two roads but this wasn't the case at all. The breakfast was lovely with a choice of fresh fruit, yoghurts, cereals and cooked options too. Our only niggle was having to sit at a large dining table rather than separately as a couple - it makes it slightly awkward to have a conversation! Nevertheless we would recommend Bay Tree House.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

We stayed for one night in May 2013 at the start of our tour of the West Country and to see friends in Dorchester. We had a warm welcome from Gareth followed by a cup of tea and chocolate biscuits. The room and en-suite were spotless and the bed comfortable. The location was very quiet at night and perfect for where we needed to be. Freshly cooked breakfast the following morning was in the conservatory. There was also a choice of cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt and fruit juice. Overall a very pleasant stay - we would definately return and recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bay Tree House
Address: 4 Athelstan Road, Dorchester DT1 1NR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay Tree House 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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