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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having stayed in many B&B's, this is one is up there with the best. Very clean, comfortable, friendly, welcoming and a great breakfast. Nothing is too much trouble for Jim and Dawn. A perfect location for fossil hunting ( a big thank you for your help) and we were lucky enough to enjoy the switching on of Lyme Regis Christmas... More 

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Thank Linda W
Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

Glad we could help with a little advice on fossil hunting. We hope to see you again for some more fossiling next year! Do remember our commission free rooms and family rooms can only be booked direct. Kind Regards Jim & Dawn More 

Bushey, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a bed and breakfast to stay in close to the Jurassic Coast and came across Hensleigh House which had an organised fossil weekend. The proprietors Jim and Dawn had put together a fantastic weekend. The rooms were spacious and immaculate as was the bathroom which was clean and new with toiletries. There was a hairdryer in... More 

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Thank katieyahoo
Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the fossil weekend. For future events keep an eye on our website and social media pages, although we can also give contract details for local experts at other times. We are glad that the family suite gave you space to enjoy your break, but do remember that in 2017 the family suites can... More 

St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had visited Hensleigh House on a previous exploration of the Jurassic Coast, but this was their first fully organised Fossil Weekend. The proprietors Jim & Dawn had put together an excellent package aimed at families and enthusiasts. A weekend of Fossil hunting walks and lectures using the talents of The Charmouth Heritage Centre and staff from Lyme Regis Museum.... More 

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Thank kenmarsue
Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the fossil weekend. We are in discussion with the local experts regarding future events, but can also always help recommend qualified guides with relevant permissions and insurance who can help at other times. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards Jim & Dawn More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Warm welcome on arrival and shown to our room where TV etc. explained. Very clean and tidy with everything you need for a stay. First class breakfast promptly served with a smile and chat. Great stay and we would certainly stay again if in the area and recommend to friends and family. Ample parking.

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Thank 453MikeandGill453
Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed you stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again, and do remember that many of our rooms can now only be booked direct on our website at lower commission free rates! Kind Regards More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

The B&B has a good location in the centre of the village and a few steps from the beach. Adequate parking. Friendly staff. A very clean establishment serving an excellent breakfast. However, the twin room was a bit small and rather overpriced at £120 a night compared to other establishments including hotels. Charmouth handy for visiting Lyme Regis and Sidmouth.

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Thank John D
Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Hensleigh House. With regard to your comment regarding price, you did of course book on a price comparison website with full photographs of the actual room you stayed in, and full details of other comparative local accommodation and their prices. You stayed towards the end of our ‘high season’ (you may... More 

Middlesex, UK
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

When I was choosing where to stay in Dorset, for some reason this hotel kept jumping out at me on the Internet. Fate? I never ignore my gut instinct so booked in for five days for a mini getaway. The hotel is utterly charming and the owners have made a wonderful effort to use the decor to reflect the gorgeous... More 

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Thank Voyagerchick
Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

Thank you for such a glowing review and your kind words. It is always a joy to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us, and made the most of the wonderful area that we live in. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Jim & Dawn More 

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

About a 5 minute walk from the beach, glad we chose to find a nice coffee shop rather than opt for one in a polystyrene cup on the beach. Very friendly and inviting, the coffee tastes beautiful and cakes were moreish and mouthwatering. We took our two young children who were made to feel very welcome also.

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Thank Emma J
Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards Jim & Dawn More 

Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2016

A very welcoming, comfortable hotel with an excellent breakfast. Lovely crisp clean rooms with all the necessary facilities for the perfect stay. Our hosts were kind and helpful with a sound knowledge of the local area. The Hotel is in an ideal position for the beach as well as the local shops, pubs and cafes. Moreover it is only a... More 

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Thank deanbaldwin63
Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and were also able to explore the local area. We do hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards Jim & Dawn More 

cheshire uk
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great location for walking coastal path good facilities and comfortable room Nice choice at breakfast also good location for visiting Lyme Regis accessible by car or local transport hosts made us feel very welcome

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Neath, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Hensleigh house is a great B& B ,perfect position 5mins walk from the beach,5 mins walk to main street ,with Gastropubs,bakery general stores. Hosts were very welcoming ,spotlessly clean rooms & dining area,good hearty breakfasts,nothing was too much trouble.highly recommended & we would certainly return .

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Thank 97carole
Jim G, Owner at Hensleigh House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, it is extremely useful to hear back from our guests and it is great to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Jim & Dawn More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hensleigh House is a family-run guest house 300 metres from the famous Jurassic beach at Charmouth, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Charmouth village centre is just a 3 minute walk, and the historic town of Lyme Regis 2 miles away. The 8 comfortable rooms have flat screen televisions, en-suite bathrooms, free toiletries, hairdryers, and tea and coffee making facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout. A hearty English breakfast prepared with local fresh produce is served in the delightful conservatory, with cereals, fruit, fish and vegetarian options also available. Hensleigh House provides free parking. Morning coffee, light snacks and cream teas are served during the day. Hensleigh House is ideal for those that want a quiet, relaxing break, close to village amenities, and with a friendly informal, home from home, atmosphere. Under new ownership from September 2014. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hensleigh House

Address: Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bridport > Charmouth
Price Range: €115 - €140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hensleigh House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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