Meerhay Manor Bed & Breakfast in Beaminster
- 4 Star
- Tennis Courts
Meerhay Manor is a thatched hamstone house at the foot of the southern slopes of the Dorset Downs offering Cottage & B&B accommodation.
About Meerhay Manor
Meerhay Manor has stone floors and mullioned windows. Its exact age is unknown, but it was rebuilt in 1610. There are four acres of garden, featuring many exotic tree species, and 35 acres of rolling farmland surround the property. We have a number of animals including horses and ponies, dogs, and a flock of Portland sheep.
After running successful creative writing weekends we have decided to provide Stone Sculpturing weekends with resident stone sculptor Pete Price. For over 20 years, Master Carver, Pete Price has been creating works of art. With private and commercial commissions including carvings for the Alton Towers Hotels in Staffordshire, his work is showcased across the UK. Prominent displays of his art at the RHS shows in Hampton Court and Tatton Park have contributed to Pete's reputation.
The house is a family home and we hope to create an informal, friendly atmosphere for our writers to relax and enjoy a break from their everyday lives and think about their shared interest in writing. An opportunity to relax in the company of like minded people in the peace and quiet of rural Dorset. A chance to enjoy some good home cooking made from our home grown produce. We have a flock of rare breed Portland sheep and an extensive vegetable garden.
The small town of Beaminster is only a mile away and we are located just seven miles from the coast and the small harbour of West Bay (where Harbour Lights was filmed) The nearest BR station is Crewkerne approx two and a half hours from London Waterloo. Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
One twin-bedded room with en-suite bathroom available in the house for bed and breakfast.
per person per night.
Walkers very welcome and kitchen supper and picnics available on request. Local Area
Beaminster is a pleasantly located small town in a valley amidst rolling Dorset hills. Many buildings date back to the 17th century. The town has a character market square. Population 2,500. It is only 7 miles from the coast at West Bay. Lyme Regis is 15 miles, Dorchester 16 miles and Yeovil 14 miles away. There are many local National Trust properties in the area to see including Montecute, Kingston Lacey, Hardy's Cottage, Stourhead. Also Abbotsbury Swannery, Sherborne Castle, Forde Abbey, Parnham House, Yeovilton Air Museum, Kingston Maurward Gardens, Dinosaur Museum, Monkey World and Sea World are all within a radius of 30 miles.