Double room with king size bed, TV & bathroom in our guest annexe. There is a twin room next door that can be taken with it by families/groups of more than 2 or if twin beds are preferred by adding the additional people to this listing and letting me know which beds to make up. Athelleaze is close to many of Dorset's best attractions, beaches, beautiful countryside and opposite Athelhampton House. You'll love the comfortable rooms, countryside views, and peaceful ambience.
Athelleaze is close to many of Dorset's best attractions, beaches, beautiful countryside and opposite Athelhampton House & Gardens. We have 3 rooms available; This listing is for Bedroom 1 which has a king size bed, TV, wardrobe, chest of drawers and south facing views. There is a bathroom with sink, bath and shower (over the bath) and a separate loo. There is also a twin room next to the double which you can use if there are more than 2 guests so it suits families and groups. If you are making a group booking then please just add the amount of people and let me know which beds/Cots/mattresses to make up. We only rent the rooms together to groups/families who don't mind sharing the bathroom so I haven't listed the twin room on here. It is possible to put a mattress on the floor or a travel cot can be provided. There is a further Bedroom (king size bed, ensuite shower room & separate WC) on the ground floor so large groups can book all 3 rooms. Please contact me if you can't find the other listing. The B&B area has it's own entrance, breakfast room with sink, fridge, toaster & kettle plus a guest garden area separate to our own. Guests do not have a cooker and it is not self-catered accommodation.
Athelleaze was previously 2 houses that have been merged into one but the upstairs areas do not connect so we sleep in one side whilst we invite guests to stay in the other. This works perfectly in preventing our children waking guests early as well as guests not waking us coming in late!
Guests have a parking space per bedroom in our driveway and can access the Bed & breakfast accommodation via the door at the side of the house which leads into a cloakroom and then into the breakfast room. Keys will be allocated on arrival for the front door.
We will arrange arrival times so that we can meet guests and show them their room and offer them any advice they might want on the area as well as giving them keys and agreeing when they'd like breakfast. We offer a choice of cereal, fruit, yoghurts, toast, tea and coffee and on weekends a cooked breakfast is offered. We are generally here throughout the day so can be on hand if needed but totally separate if not.
We have two small children at school/pre-school locally and a baby as well as a cocker spaniel (who will not have access into the B&B area). We also have sheep in our paddock beyond the garden and some chickens.
I grew up in Dorset, not far from where we live now. After I met Simon while we were both doing ski seasons, we moved to Sussex and both got jobs in London which was great but after having children the commute and distance from family was not ideal.
In 2015 we made the move back to Dorset thanks to Simon's work allowing him to work remotely. We were thrilled to find Athelleaze on the market which had previously been two seperate cottages, one lived in and one formerly used as a holiday let in the 90's. We have spent the last few years doing lots of building works, decorating and garden clearing to update it and create a comfortable home and guest annexe.
In addition, I am doing an Open University degree and volunteer at the local school when I'm not cleaning, cooking, entertaining the children, feeding and exercising animals etc etc.
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