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Munden House
Ranked #1 of 1 Alweston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 December 2013

I was one of the party for the previous contributor Richard's birthday weekend, and have come away wishing to heartily recommend Munden House to anyone looking at these reviews. You can expect hospitality, very comfortable rooms, a beautiful setting, wonderful food, and a high standard of cleanliness. What comes as an extra, is the warmth of the owners Annie and Colin, and the relaxed atmosphere they provide which feels much like "Mi casa es su casa".

The celebration meal that Annie prepared for our party was exquisite, and dietary requirements were catered for to a most thoughtful and pleasing level. Annie and Colin have absolutely mastered the art of sensing exactly when to be on hand, so that the rest of the time, our party felt like we really had the 'run' of the house.

I for one, will be back first opportunity I get!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

To celebrate a big birthday with close friends, Munden House provided the perfect venue. A lovely, rural location, fabulous rooms, and superb food; all managed brilliantly by Annie, Colin, and Elaine who were always attentive, but never intrusive to provide exactly the right balance.

The Middle Eastern feast on Saturday night was an absolute winner. We were bowled over by the variety of food and the wonderful flavours in each dish; all beautifully presented and cooked by Annie.

The essential "morning after" breakfast was a delight with choices to suit all tastes.

Despite the dreary December weather, the ambience of the house and the warmth of our hosts could not have been bettered and we all left vowing to return again soon.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
2  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Whilst I accept that the correct title is B&B Munden House is far more than that!

It is of course a bijou country B&B but the personal service and high standards of the rooms, catering etc etc far outstrip even that title.

Do not book if you want the usual B&B standards and pub grub microwave food as you will be disappointed; similarly do not book if you expect normal B&B tariffs!

As they say you only get what you pay for and Colin and Annie have, in my view just about got it all right!

I can honestly say that the sleep quality experienced put 5 star hotels I have stayed at in the shade. The level of cleanliness and attention to detail was top notch as well.

The only negative I can think of was the fact that being 6 to 8 December I did expect Xmas decorations would have already been put up, as this would have provided a further cherry on the cake!

Do pay Colin & Annie a visit as I am sure you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Everything about our brief stay was better than we could have expected. Very friendly and helpful hosts. The whole house is beautifully presented.... we had a lovely room and must come back in Summer to enjoy direct access into the garden. The cosy sitting room and Annie's delicious dinner was well worth staying in for. During our visit there was a problem with another guest and his car and Colin dealt with the matter over several hours with great patience and tact. We will definitely be back soon. Sue M. Devon

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

We have just stayed for a long weekend (2nights) in the Chesil room. Very carefully selected furniture and tea/coffee set, clean and good quality sheets and very comfortable bed. Just what we needed for a good rest. The breakfast ingredients were fresh, very delicious, home made cereals, apple compote, jams and marmalade, and tasty cooked breakfast. We have booked an in-door dinner in advance for Saturday night- cooked by the owner, Annie. She is a fabulous cook, we have enjoyed every single bite of each courses, could not fault anything. We can only recommend to everyone staying to book in for at least one dinner - unforgettable flavours with caring, friendly service. Looking forward to return again and again.

Room Tip: We loved the Chesil, but looking at other photos, all rooms seems equally well looked after.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

A most beautiful property set in lovely tranqual grounds. A very classy premises which hits you as soon as you step inside. The decor is in keeping with the building and the finish is to an outstanding standard. The hosts Colin and Annie were lovely and extremely welcoming and the perfect hosts. As another review states, always there if you need them but quietly available in the background. We stayed in the Chesil room and it was spotlessly clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. It has a door leading out into the grounds at the rear of the property which we were unfortunately unable to make the most of due to the weather, but must be a huge plus in the spring and summer months. The food was delicious. We had both breakfast and also an evening meal on our first night. The dining area is a lovely spacious bright room which is accessed via a lovely cosy seating area, with a wood burning fire. Overall, a warm, welcoming, cosy and classy property which fully deserves its five star rating. Strongly recommended. If arriving in the dark, Munden House is the first property on your right as you turn into the lane from the main road.

Room Tip: As per my main review. Stayed in the Chesil which was excellent. Strongly recommeded although I can...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

This is a beautiful property in a perfect location. My stay exceeded my (high) expectations in that the hosts were so very welcoming; the room was spacious and spotlessly clean; the breakfast gorgeous - clearly made using local produce. I will definitely be returning.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Munden House

Address: Mundens Lane, Alweston, Sherborne DT9 5HU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Sherborne > Alweston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Alweston
Price Range: £87 - £130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Munden House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Munden House is a luxury award winning B&B with six individual en-suite rooms and three cottages only two and a half miles from Sherborne, Dorset. Originally a collection of old farm buildings dating back over three centuries it retains all the old period features and combines modern day comfort with tradition. All rooms are individually furnished, with comfortable beds and crisp Egyptian cotton linen, HD TVs, DAB radios and tea and coffee making facilities. The three self contained cottages offer flexible and spacious accommodation with fully equipped kitchens. In the heart of Thomas Hardy country,Munden House with 5 star rated accommodation is the perfect base from which to explore Dorset, or rest overnight on journeys to or from the West Country. ... more   less 
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