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Exceptional Bed and Breakfast by the sea in Dorset.

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 – for more on this please see Wendy’s web site at  Also see the Gallery for more pictures.


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 has breathtaking views of sea and cliffs.

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


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 from the bed through french windows. Click here for more information.

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

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

During April, May, June and September the cost is £115 per night per room, bed and breakfast.

July and August are £125 per night per room, bed and breakfast.

Minimum stay is 2 nights.

We can sometimes take one night bookings. There is a £20 surcharge for this.

There is no smoking anywhere in the house please. We welcome well-behaved dogs but they must sleep in the boot room and are not allowed in the bedrooms.

Payment can be made with cash, cheque or bank transfer.

For directions, see map:

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

Marren appears in Alastair Sawday's guide and website

Exceptional Bed and Breakfast by the sea in Dorset

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