We spent a night in this apartment three days ago and it was one of the most positive experiences we've had in our holiday travels throughout the UK.
The room itself is separate from the house, so has its own entrance through the garden, and there is ample parking space ( unusual in Abbotsbury ).
Nigel and Sue Melville, are not merely the proprietors. They are host and hostess. They behave as such - which made us feel not so much travelling lodgers as welcome guests.
On arrival, we were invited into their living room for coffee and scones with cream and jam and very much enjoyed talking with them, both then and after breakfast the next day.Their warmth and friendliness had a lot to do with the quality of our stay. ( It's not often that your host is an author and expert on the history of the town you're staying in! )
The apartment itself is not merely comfortable and attractively furnished; it has a host of small features which have been thoughtfully conceived and well designed, giving it character and ( if one's allowed to use the word ) 'class'. The double bed is large and very comfortable and the shower top quality. Tea and coffee-making facilities offer a wider range of choice than one would normally anticipate ( e.g., Columbian coffee and herbal teas as well as other more obvious options ), and the whole room,although not large somehow felt spacious.
Make no mistake: Wheelwright Cottage provides an unusually high-quality experience
Everything was done to make us both welcome and comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- B&B in a thatched en-suite bedroom at the back of a cottage, with independent entrance and off-street parking. Monsoon shower, TV, free wi-fi, tea and coffee-making facilities. Full English breakfast in the cottage: dietary preferences catered for. Free cream tea on arrival - in our garden if weather allows. Easy walking distance of local inns and restaurants for evening meals. On the South West Coast Path and the X53 bus service to Weymouth or Bridport. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wheelwrights Cottage Abbotsbury, Dorset