A Trip to Dorset
We had a wedding to attend in Wareham, Dorset and so needed some accommodation to stay in both the night before the wedding and night of the wedding. Initially searches had proved difficult to find anywhere given it was the first weekend of August and Dorset is a popular holiday destination. However we stumbled across Oakside B&B and booked immediately – it looked great and we couldn’t believe it still had availability.
Arrival Apple Cake
We arrived at Oakside B&B after a couple of hours drive from Cornwall. We were tired and hungry and pleased to be greeted by Ruth and Mark who were friendly and welcoming. On arrival they offered us tea and homemade Dorset apple cake in the lounge which was delicious and just what we needed! Ruth and Mark took the time to welcome us to the B&B and get to know us – they were able to advise on local places to visit and eat and appeared interested to find out more about us. The couple run the B&B in the main house and live in a annex at the end of the garden. They mentioned they hope to convert the annex into a holiday let and move back to live in the main house instead of using it as a B&B as it’s a lot of work. The B&B is located in a quiet room near Wareham and there were gorgeous fields with horses to look at opposite. Great location for travelling into Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding areas.
After devouring our homemade cake (it didn’t take long as it tasted so good!) we were shown to our room. The B&B offers three rooms – two doubles and one single. We had the biggest double room which featured an en suite. The room was clean, spacious and modern. It had a TV, tea tray with homemade cookies and a small table and chairs. The en-suite was a good size and the shower was warm and powerful. There were fancy complementary soaps and shampoo too. The bed was super comfy too with lots of pillows and cushions to cosy up with. There was free wifi provided however we found it worked intermittently – but this didn’t really bother us.
A Breakfast Feast
Breakfast was a brilliant and plentiful affair. We were placed in the dining room at the main table and Ruth came to cook us a full English – sausage, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and beans. We also had the option of helping ourselves to cereal, fruit and juices. Placed on the table there was fresh bread and Continental pastries. It all went down a treat and it set us up for the day ahead.
5 Stars All Round
Overall we really enjoyed our stay at Oakside B&B. Ruth and Mark were friendly and welcoming and it had a family atmosphere. We enjoyed the chats with Ruth at breakfast and of course the yummy breakfast on offer. We would certainly recommend and would stay again if we visited the area again in the future.
(Our double room was £65 a night including breakfast).
Have you ever been to Wareham? Or can you recommend anywhere nice to stay or visit in Dorset? Let me know your thoughts 🙂