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The Abbey House
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Abbotsbury
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 November 2013

I stayed here several times over the last few years and it is the nicest location and accommodation consistently for me in the UK. I love Dorset, and in particular Abbotsbury, and most of my frequent visits involved a stay at Abbey House and/or dropping in for their fabulous Cream Tea. I had lunch there once too, which was also great. The setting is incredible, with a lovely Garden and Wow factor House. The family are so down to earth and friendly, no wonder they get lots of 'return visits.' Not a single negative, 100% positive over what must be 10 years of visiting! Breakfast deserves an accolade in itself, but the Rooms too as they are all unique and spacious, with lovely views. Peaceful, spotlessly clean and welcoming.

Room Tip: All Rooms are good but only one has no en suite, involving a short walk out of the room. Personally...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

From the moment we walked in we felt at home in this cosy, warm and welcoming family run guest house. My husband and I stayed two nights in St Cathrine's room which was comfortable and tastefully decorated. The evening meal was superbly cooked by Jonathan, the owner, and seved by his daughter, Natasha, a lovely girl. We slept very well and so did our Norwegian friends in the Benedictine room. The breakfasts were perfect, the Abbey made museli was the best I have ever tasted and the full breakfasts super. We all said the same as we left, it is the sort of place one wants to return to and stay longer.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Popped in for afternoon tea, weather wasn't great so after walking round gardens sat indoors. Nice old fashioned style dining room nice with character. Had teas and apple cake and muffins. Apple cake lovely and generous pot of tea for two.

Nice friendly service, made to feel welcome. Certainly would like to stay there.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Have a real problem knowing how to do this excellent establishment justice ! From the welcome we were given on arrival until our departure from this family run guest house ,we really enjoyed our stay, albeit short (the next will be longer). We did book ahead tho at short notice, and were very lucky to get a room, The Abbey House is very popular.
The Abbey House is a lovingly presented character property with many of it's original charm remaining. The situation in a secluded lane away from the main delightful Dorset village of Abbotsbury, could well assist in it's attraction, but once you experience the attention of the hosts as well as the comfortable rooms and good food, you are hooked. As my wife has dietary requirements we were delighted to be informed that all her needs could be easily met without special arrangements, this was a bonus indeed. We have no problem in recommending this rural haven to all discerning travellers!

Room Tip: We had the St Nicholas Suite, which enjoyed views over the garden and surrounding countryside. Alth...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

If you want rigid floors and straight walls, then book into a Premier Inn. But if you want an atmospheric experience in a centuries old, but spacious, impeccably clean and comfortable accommodation, then try Abbey House, you won’t leave disappointed. Abbey House has an idyllic location, set in a pretty little village, amongst the ruins of an 11th century monastery and overlooking a scenic millpond and England’s largest tithe barn. The world renowned Abbotsbury swannery and award winning sub-tropical gardens are also closeby.
Maureen, our host, was friendly and very helpful, but never intrusive. Our breakfast in the wonderful surroundings of the one-time monastery infirmary, was both delicious and plentiful. Our party of four gave this accommodation a well deserved thumbs up!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We had not booked ahead as we were not sure of our route. We arrived in the area about 5 ish on a very busy August evening. Found this B&B tucked away down a quiet side lane. Looked very impressive and expensive with wonderful views, I thought it would be out of our price range. Greeted by a very friendly lady who informed me they had one room left which was not en suite but did have its own bathroom a few doors down. Showed me the room, which was very pretty and extremely clean and within our price range. So pleased we found this place, just wished we had arrived earlier to enjoy one of their cream teas on the lawn overlooking the wonderful view. Breakfast was excellent. Staff so friendly and helpful. The bathroom being just down the corridor was no problem (just like being at home) and this did save us some money. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Myself and my 2 cousins first stayed at Abbey House in 2011, we shared the Benedictine Room, with its beautiful views over the garden and rolling countryside. The house and room is very comfortable and traditionally furnished, spotlessly clean with comfortable beds.
The breakfasts are substantial, with variety very well cooked and presented.
This is our 3rd return visit to Abbotsbury and Abbey House as we have family connections to the village dating back to the 1500s, we have now have been so spoilt that we wouldn't contemplate going to stay anywhere else on our yearly family pilgrimage. Abbotsbury itself is well worth a visit as it is like stepping back in time very historical and unspoilt with the Swannery and Sub Tropical Gardens, and a must to do is the walk up the hill to St Catherine's with the most amazing views over the Fleet and Chesil beach.it is also the best place to get a mobile signal if you do not want to be cut of from the outside world.
Johnathon (the handsome host) his words not ours) But of course we agree Jonathon! and his lovely wife Maureen are very friendly, helpful and welcoming as is their daughter, who is now involved in the family business, we would also like to include the staff. All in all we think this is a first class B & B and cannot wait to return next year.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Abbey House

Address: Abbey House Church Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Weymouth > Abbotsbury
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Abbotsbury
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
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