Top Solo Travel Deal Charming Historic English Country Inn: The Inn is located in the heart of Dorset on the southwest coast of England. This region has been the center of English classic novels and more recently a backdrop for films. Who can forget the magical countryside photography in Tess of the d’Urbervilles?
Check out the Tank Museum.
Have a nature walk along the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site.
Visit the National Trust’s Brownsea Island.
Photograph the lighthouse at the Isle of Portland and the Durdle Door.
Explore the 17th century Lulworth Castle.
The Acorn Inn dates back to the 16th century but has been updated for 21st bed and breakfast comfort. The Inn has received awards and has onsite a top restaurant which has been praised by the Sunday Telegraph and the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller.
Located in Dorset, the Acorn Inn is pet-friendly so no need to leave your best friend at home! (Charges may apply.)
Guest rooms have luxurious furnishings. The period style has open fires, rustic wooden beams and flagstone floors.
Each room has a private bathroom with showers or tubs. There is also free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee makers as well as a TV. Stylish furnishings are featured in each room. They take their names from Thomas Hardy’s ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’. (In that novel, the Acorn Inn was featured as ‘The Sow and Acorn’.)
You will enjoy a full English breakfast at the start of each day. That feast ranges from light fare to sausage, bacon and eggs. At lunch and dinner, the Acorn Inn’s on-site restaurant will offer a varied offering from local dishes, such as Dorset lamb, Gressingham duck and ever popular beer-battered fish and chips.
Nearby is the historic county town of Dorset, Dorchester. It can be reached in just 20 minutes. For a stroll along the fabled coast, you can be in Lyme Regis or Weymouth in about 35 minutes.
Sights nearby include the Fleet Air Army Museum and also Burton Bradstock for a view of the ocean.
The Acorn Inn is a member of the Red Carnation group. For another Red Carnation Group property, see our listing for the Chesterfield Palm Beach.