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“A Purbeck gem.”
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West Ower B&B
Ranked #9 of 10 Corfe Castle B&B and Inns
UK Midlands
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“A Purbeck gem.”
Reviewed 2 May 2013

If you are planning a visit to Purbeck, look no further than West Ower. Tucked away on a narrow lane between Corfe and Swanage, it is an oasis of tranquility. My room, in a purpose built extension to the house, was modern, light, airy and had a large bathroom with copious hot water. I had my own key and was free to come and go as I pleased. Breakfast was better than I have had in many 5* hotels - pretty much anything was available, including warm fruit compote and eggs fresh from their own hens. The owners are charming, and even provide a small decanter of sherry in the rooms - a first for me! I shall be back...

Antony Moore

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Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

We had a 3 night break at Westower and were really well looked after. Gill's breakfasts are excellent - a good variety of fresh fruit, delicious poached fruits and cereals were followed by sausages,eggs, bacon etc., coffee, toast and then there were croissants! Sitting by the window we could watch all sorts of birds taking seed from the feeders - they know where to find a good breakfast too! Our comfortable room had direct access to the lovely garden. Westower is well situated for Corfe Castle and Swanage and is not far from other areas of the Dorset coast. There are good pubs nearby where we ate out in the evenings.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

Perfect for walks and short trips to local attractions like Corfe Castle.
Friendly and helpful hosts who are happy to let you explore their garden, ( which promises to look stunning in-bloom!)
A fabulous selection for breakfast: fruit compots, full English and pastries!
Excellent value too.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

Thank you to the hosts for making us most welcome. A lovely, peaceful and tranquil place to stay. The breakfasts were just wonderful - far too much but we done our utmost to help out!!
A little off the beaten track but otherwise a perfect location for seeing Corfe, Swanage, Weymouth etc.
We enjoyed our stay very much and would highly recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Really lovely place, great breakfast and beautiful surroundings. A real retreat and nice to be somewhere a bit off the beaten track. The owners are incredibly friendly and helpful and there is so much to do in the surrounding area we could have stayed for weeks! The only slight downside was a smell of damp in the garden room, which was quite strong at first but got better when we put the heater on. That said, I would still go back, as it really was a lovely stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2012

Amazing garden, fabulous food, generous host, nice rooms, lovely bed and bed linen. This was my first B&B experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The B&B is a few km's off the main road wich means that there are terrific lanes to stroll along (I didn't get a chance to do this sadly). The breakfast was huge and delicious, in fact I have been trying to recreate Jill's plum and pear recipe at home - it was wonderful. Thoughtful little extras in the room. We had super weather and I wish I had had time to sit in the garden and read, the garden is glorious. None of the following B&B's on the trip (4 in all) were a nice.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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London
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

We stayed here for one night only. Would certainly recommend and hope to go back some time when in the area. We concur with all previous reviews that the breakfast was the best ever and our hosts Gill and David were very friendly courteous people. We are both keen gardeners and are very jealous of the beautiful garden that Gill and David have created.........certainly green fingers!!

Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: West Ower B&B
Address: West Ower Woolgarston, Corfe Castle BH20 5JD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Corfe Castle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Corfe Castle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to West Ower B&B perfectly located in the middle of the Isle of Purbeck with easy access to both Corfe Castle and Swanage. This large and attractive house is nestled in wonderful rural scenery only two miles from the historic and picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Both Corfe Castle and Swanage can be reached using the Steam Train from Harmans Cross Station (next to Harmans Cross Village hall) which is only a pleasant 15 minute walk away along country lanes. The B&B itself is is set within two acres of beautiful rambling gardens, where membership of the RHS has assisted in the development of an extensive collection of interesting plants, amongst which one can find a variety of unusual ducks, chickens and geese. Set amongst fields and woodland, the garden is an ideal habitat for an array of wildlife and we have been operating a moth trap for a National recording scheme for many years. The wide variety of birds and animals attracted to the garden gives a great taster for the delights to be found in the surrounding area.All accommodation is located within an extension to the main building, allowing for easy access through a separate front door. There are three en-suite rooms to choose from: The Garden Room A spacious room with a comfy double bed and large shower room. French Doors open onto a secluded garden patio over-looking a pond. The Gallery Room A light and airy double room with a bathroom that includes a shower. Windows on three sides provide great views of the gardens and the Purbeck Hills. The Twin Room Two single beds in a bright south-facing room with a bathroom including shower. The views across the valley to distant hills are wonderful. All rooms have a television and guests are provided with tea and coffee making facilities ... and even a little welcoming tipple of sherry! Breakfasts are served in the large, bright dining room, where doors open onto a verandah over-looking the garden and providing good views of the well-visited bird feeders. ... more   less 
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