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surrey,
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really great B&B with views to Chesil Beach. More comfort here than some hotels! Beautiful big sitting room with a TV and magazines. Large garden to wander and sit. Although you share it with some unusual species of ducks, chickens, geese etc which run loose. I found them great fun to watch. Delightful hosts and exceptional breakfast. When I...

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Jane-SwallowsRest, Owner at Swallows Rest, responded to this review

Thanks for that super review. We aim to please! We look forward to welcoming you here again one day. Best wishes Jane

southampton
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a lovely time at Swallows rest, enjoying a beautiful room overlooking the countryside with a variety of wildlife including usual breeds of ducks, chickens and pet pigs George and Mildred! You can even stroke their bellies when roll over. My room was beautiful it overlooked the garden, animals and lakes. Everything matched and chosen very carefully with great...

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Devizes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for a two night stay and were made very welcome by Jane and Keith. Excellent facilities with all the extra touches like home-made cakes on arrival and each day after. Very comfortable beds and bedroom with en suite. Lovely view towards Portland and Chesil Beach. The dining and sitting rooms are spacious and well provided with a lovely...

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Jane-SwallowsRest, Owner at Swallows Rest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that excellent review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us here at the farm. I do spend lots of time baking cakes in the Aga but I also see the various pets in the garden from the kitchen windows to keep me interested! Hopefully we'll see you here again one day. Best wishes Jane

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked up a double bedroom in the house. Arrived later than intended as we were at our daughter's post wedding family party at the Al Molo Italian restaurant in Weymouth. As we were late we were given the two bedroom bungalow. No grumbles from us and OH snores loudly so peace for me. The bungalow is less than a...

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Jane-SwallowsRest, Owner at Swallows Rest, responded to this review

Many thanks for leaving a fabulous review. We always try to upgrade our guests and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our bungalow. After your exhausting and exciting time with your beautiful daughter you deserved a good rest! Lovely pics! Best wishes Jane

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Swallows Rest for 2 nights and could not be more impressed. The owners, Jane and Keith, made us feel so welcome with afternoon tea and homemade cake on arrival. The room was very pleasant and comfortable, with fantastic views over the garden and overlooking the Fleet, Chesil Beach and Portland. The garden was full of bantams, geese,...

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Jane-SwallowsRest, Owner at Swallows Rest, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such an excellent review! We're pleased you enjoyed the beautiful views across to Portland, Chesil Beach and the Fleet Lagoon. The Jurassic Coast really is spectacular. We hope to welcome you here again one day. Best wishes Jane

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned home after a 2 night stay at Swallows Rest. Stay made really enjoyable by our hosts who provided comfortable en-suite accommodation which was clean and included tea / coffee making facilities, water and sparkling water all in the price. Great view over Portland, easy access to the beach. Loved the garden which was full of bantams, geese, chickens...

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Jane-SwallowsRest, Owner at Swallows Rest, responded to this review

Excellent! We loved having you stay with us. The ornamental pheasants really are a great addition to our menagerie in the garden and the fresh bantam, chicken, duck and goose eggs make a great breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you here again. Best wishes Jane

Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The owners made us feel so welcome with afternoon tea on arrival. The bedroom was well appointed with all necessary amenities and serviced every day. Breakfast was excellent. The ability to select a time and pre-order the delicious local produce made great sense. The room looked out towards Portland Bill and Chesil Beach. The garden was full of wildlife with...

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Jane-SwallowsRest, Owner at Swallows Rest, responded to this review

We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We do try to look after our guests as well as possible. The pets in the garden are always a great distraction at breakfast time! We hope to see you here again one day. Best wishes Jane

W. Sussex
Reviewed 3 February 2017

As a rule I don't tend to leave negative reviews, however, I think it's best to warn my fellow travellers sometimes. I prefer to stay in places where the BOTH hosts are friendly and make you feel at home. Unfortunately, the male owner of this place is unsmiling, unfriendly and puts one on edge! Jane's ok and the place is...

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Jane-SwallowsRest, Owner at Swallows Rest, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to warn fellow travellers about us! Luckily the AA don't agree and every year award us a 4* Gold rating. We've also been awarded bronze for Best B&B in Dorset this year, and won Channel 4's Four In A Bed. 188 Trip Advisor reviewers also rated us Excellent and Very Good. So, clearly rather more...

Somerset, England
Reviewed 1 February 2017

When I seek accommodation I look for a comfortable room, a pleasant and relaxed guest lounge, wifi and caring hosts. This I got in abundance at this fine home which had many extras I hadn’t expected. I stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed it so much I am arranging to revisit again next year. Well done Jane and Keith. You...

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Jane-SwallowsRest, Owner at Swallows Rest, responded to this review

Excellent review! We really enjoyed having you all here at Swallows Rest. We love happy guests. I understand you're trying our self-catering holiday home next year which is great for socialising with like minded top photographers! Best wishes Jane & Keith

Solihull
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I stayed at the Swallows Rest for two nights and could not be more impressed. The owners, Jane and Keith, were very welcoming offering a tea and cake when I arrived. The cake was a home made merengue nest filled with cream and fresh berries. A real work of art and delicious too. Because they were not busy they had...

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Jane-SwallowsRest, Owner at Swallows Rest, responded to this review

Thanks Monica. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and of course Melvin's photography course! We do try to upgrade our guests whenever possible. We look forward to your return visit. Kind regards Jane

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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Swallows Rest Bed & Breakfast (recent winners of Four In A Bed on Channel 4!) with Self Catering is premium 4* Gold luxury Farmhouse accommodation located in the Dorset countryside on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. We are in a Nature Reserve, a site of scientific interest (SSI) renowned for its wildlife, and a great place for bird watchers during the winter months. We have been awarded a 4* Gold Rating by the prestigious AA assessors. We have an enclosed garden within our 34 acres, with a footpath leading down to the sea and the Jurassic coastal path. Swallows Rest is in a quiet rural location near Portland, just a 5 minute drive, or a 2 mile walk, from the Sailing Academy and the site of the 2012 Olympics. We are within 4 miles of the main attractions and sandy beaches at Weymouth. Surrounded by countryside, nestling on the coastline adjacent to the world famous Chesil Beach we are lucky enough to have all the benefits of both worlds. Our 4* Bed & Breakfast accommodation comprises of a luxury family room, two double en-suite rooms, one twin en-suite bedroom and a single en suite bedroom. We have 2 self catering apartments, one with wheelchair access. In our gardens we have a lake with ducks, chicken, bantams and pet pigs wandering. We are also a wedding venue with a civil ceremony licence. We can accommodate weddings with up to 100 guests in a marquee with a backdrop of Chesil Beach. From 1st Nov until 27th March we have a Special B&B Offer of 3 nights for the price of 2 (exc. 19 Dec-4 Jan). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Swallows Rest

Address: Martleaves Farm House 41 South Road | Wyke Regis, Weymouth DT4 9NR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Weymouth
Price Range: RM476 - RM1,025 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Swallows Rest 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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