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“It’s the nicest B&B we’ve ever stayed in!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gorse Farm House Bed and Breakfast

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Gorse Farm House Bed and Breakfast
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Addlestone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“It’s the nicest B&B we’ve ever stayed in!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

We visited Sturminster Newton for friends’ 40th wedding anniversary and needed somewhere to stay for a Saturday night. We picked Gorse Farm House from www.bedandbreakfast-directory.co.uk as we liked the look of it and it was very conveniently situated.

We wish we had more time to spend there, it lovely and peaceful! Wendy and Lee the hosts were very welcoming and helpful. Lee does all the wonderful wood carvings around the farm house and also rides a motorbike so he and my partner hit it off straight away!

The room was very clean and comfortable with a king size bed (which could be converted into twin beds). The room was equipped with everything you could possibly need including a TV, courtesy tray, books, plenty of hangers, a hairdryer and even a small basket of fruit and sweets!

Downstairs is a guests’ sitting room with another TV, more books and magazines. Breakfast is served in the conservatory. Cereal and fruit is set out for you to help yourself and the cooked breakfast, which was freshly cooked, set us up for the rest of the day.

We are definitely planning a return visit and would recommend it.

Room Tip: We opted for the room with no en suite but the bathroom, which we had sole use of, was just a step a...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

We had a lovely stay at Gorse Farm. Wendy is a very good host who left treats in our bedroom every day. My husband loved the Cadbury Eclairs so much, she bought two bags just for him!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Canberra Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

We are currently traveling around England on a 5 week holiday from Australia and found Wendy and Lee to be the most fantastic hosts, the accommodation is beautiful, quiet and very clean, you couldn't ask for more. The English breakfast was fantastic and really set us up for a wonderful day of sight seeing. Again fantastic, B&B at it's best.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

We spent two nights here and thoroughly enjoyed it. We received a very warm welcome with tea and biscuits on arrival which we had in the sunshine overlooking the garden. Bedroom was clean, airy and very tastefully decorated. Bed was large and very comfortable. Nights were beautifully peaceful as you're away from any main roads. Breakfast in the conservatory was excellent with homemade jams and marmalade (no nasty plastic packs). Wendy was very helpful in providing maps and guidebooks for walks in the area, of which there are many. We enjoyed a particularly good walk on Hambledon and Hod hills just a few miles away. Parking is easy and undercover.
Lee's woodcarvings make the visit truly memorable as he has enormous talent and much of his work is on display indoors and in the garden.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank OntCommon
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

I can highly recommend Gorse Farm run by Wendy and Lee Dickenson. We were travelling through Dorset by public transport and Wendy very kindly met us in the town and transported our luggage to the Bed and Breakfast, which is situated in beautiful countryside about three miles out of the town. The house and garden are beautiful and contain many examples of Lee's carvings. Our room clean, confortable and very tastefully decorated. The en-suite bathroom was also first class. The full English breakfast was excellent and served in a charming conservatory.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Gorse Farm House Bed and Breakfast

Property: Gorse Farm House Bed and Breakfast
Address: Gorse Farm Fifehead ST, Sturminster Newton DT10 2AW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Sturminster Newton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Sturminster Newton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two light filled bedrooms are available here, both with super king sized beds (or two twins) and large bathrooms (one ensuite, one separate). Privacy and a quiet night is assured in this peaceful and secluded rural spot. Guests also have use of a snug, conservatory, 2 acres of garden, covered parking and WiFi. Rooms £70-75 for two people including breakfast. ... more   less 
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Gorse Farm House Bed And Breakfast Sturminster Newton, Dorset

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