I look forward to welcoming you to my home in Wool in sunny Dorset. Getting here couldn't be easier either by car or train. Wool is on the main London to Waterloo line and we are around a 10-minute walk from Wool Station.
There is accessible accommodation and a first-floor family suite and they are ideally located for visiting some of the best Dorset attractions. Just 5 minutes drive from the UNESCO World Heritage Coast, the famous horseshoe-shaped bay of Lulworth Cove and the iconic rock arch of Durdle Door plus the award-winning Monkey World and The Tank Museum are within just a couple of miles away .
The lovely resort towns of Weymouth, Swanage & Lyme Regis are within easy reach and there are miles of fabulous footpaths for you to explore from the doorstep.
My goal is to make your stay a memorable and happy one!
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We have two rooms available at Dongola B&B. We have a comfortable large, ground-floor room with 5 ft sleigh bed, private entrance and en suite wet room. It offers a sunny private seating area and is accessible for those with reduced mobility.
Also, a first floor Family Suite which includes: a large double room with 5ft bed, off which is a twin children's room (2ft, 6inc beds) and an en suite shower bathroom.
TV /Wifi/Netflix and Tea & Coffee making facilities are provided in both rooms.
Cot or Z-bed available (ground-floor room only). Regret no pets. No Smoking.
Minimum 2-night stay.
Choose from a sumptuous Full English, or a combination of:
Bacon, Sausage, Egg (fried, scrambled or poached), Beans, Tomatoes (fresh or tin), Hash Brown, Mushrooms, Black Pudding, Toast.
Fresh Fruit, Yoghurt, Cereal, plus Vegan options are also available as an option.
Just confirm at the time of booking your preference and any dietary requirements.
Wifi available via our home network. Great for emails and web browsing the local area.
A bistro table and chairs on the sunny decked area directly outside the ground floor room are available for those guests staying in this room.
There is also a communal area at the front of the property for guests in the Family Suite.
Your room will be freshly-prepared for your arrival including towels and tea and coffee making facilities.
A hairdryer is provided for your convenience as well as shower gel in the en suite shower rooms.
There is ample off-road parking on our large drive.
There is a ramped access to a front/side path leading to the private entrance to the ground-floor room. The entrance to the Family Suite is via the front door.
Out & About
There is so much to see and do in our little piece of paradise you'll be spoilt for choice. This part of the Jurassic coast is truly dramatic and the geology of Lulworth Cove is a real must. I can recommend a tailor-made personal tour with Andy from Jurassic Jaunts (Full & Half Days available)
Dongola - front of house.
Large ground floor bedroom with 5ft bed
THINGS TO DO
A world-famous attraction housing a unique collection of over 300 vehicles, plus 6 exhibition halls telling the fascinating story of armoured warfare from World War I to the present day.
Open Daily from 10 am to 5 pm and later in the summer school holidays with many special events throughout the year.
Set in 65 acres this award-winning sanctuary houses 20 different species looking after over 250 primates. You can adopt your own primate and enjoy all the special privileges that come with it.
Located just 5 minutes drive away and with so much to see and do at the Sanctuary, one day just won't be long enough!
Wareham - Saturday morning market at Wareham Quay - 10mins drive.
Dorchester - Wednesday and Sunday morning market at Dorchester - 15 mins drive
Weymouth - Sunday morning Farmers Market at Weymouth - 20 mins drive
Poole - Thursday and Saturday general market - 20 mins drive
Bridport - Wednesday and Saturday morning market at Bridport - 40 mins drive
Fabulous Countryside Walks
There is much to explore from the village of Wool with many footpaths and bridleways on the doorstep.
Or challenge yourself to a coastal walk from Lulworth Cove, walking in either direction will supply you with amazing Jurassic coast and countryside views. For a tailor-made tour check out our Jurassic Jaunts (Full or Half Days available).
With a bit of notice, a packed lunch can be provided (additional charge applicable) .
For those of you that like getting wet you'll be spoilt for choice.
Snorkelling at Kimmeridge
RYA sailing course at Studland
or for a bit of fun
Clay Pigeon Shooting
For something different, why not test you skill at Purbeck Shooting School. Whether you are a beginner, novice or experienced clay or game shooter, they can tailor your lesson to suit your requirements.
You'll be spoilt for choice as there are 3 pubs in walking distance and many more a short drive away.
The Black Bear - is located in the older part of the village.
The Ship Inn - Good food and a guest's favorite. Friendly atmosphere and great service. It holds events such as 'Open Mike', regular Quiz nights and music nights showcasing local talent.
The Seven Stars at East Burton - a 20 minute walk or 5 mins drive. Good food and large portions.
We experienced a lovely stay recently at Dongola, Jennifer did us a homely breakfast each morning and our accommodation was very comfortable. We would definitely recommend anyone to stay here.
Ian Bourne - November 2021