Overlooking the sea between Lulworth Cove and Weymouth is a house called Marren. Surrounded by National Trust land, Marren is set in a large garden on a steep slope with spectacular views of Portland and Weymouth Bay. The only sounds are of waves breaking and the cries of buzzards.

The garden has been designed by Wendy Cartwright and is a fantastical mix of exotic planting and wild woodland – see Wendy’s web site at www.wendycartwright.net

We are seven minutes from a secluded beach to the east of Ringstead and five minutes from the Dorset Coastal Path which leads to Bats Head, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. It is the perfect place for walking, seeing wildlife and breathtaking views of sea and cliffs.

We have two en suite double bedrooms. The larger one has its own entrance from the garden and a super kingsize bed; the smaller one has a spectacular view of Portland and Weymouth Bay through french windows from the bed.

Access is fairly adventurous being down a rough farm track. Low slung cars may find it challenging.

We can recommend a selection of excellent restaurants and pubs for eating out, plus help with local maps and directions for walks.

Booking: Telephone 01305 851503 or email marren@lineone.net

Price:     October to April £100 per night per room bed and breakfast

April, May, June and September £115 per night per room bed and breakfast

July and August £125 per night per room bed and breakfast

Minimum stay 2 nights.

We can sometimes take one night bookings but there is a £20 surcharge

No smoking please. We welcome well behaved dogs but they must sleep in the bootroom and are banned from the bedroom.

Payment by cash or cheque or bank transfer

For directions, see map:

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Marren appears in Alastair Sawday's guide and website

Marren appears in the Sawday’s guide and website. Read what Alastair Sawday writes about Marren here »

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