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Spring 2016 at Dippers

Another year has begun at Dippers bringing some exciting changes. Don's bog garden is continuing to develop and the new raised walkway will enable our guests to enjoy it with us. We are grateful and very happy that the owners of the glade (across the river from our garden), have entrusted us to manage the area and we want try and enrich it with wildflowers and grasses. We did manage to take a reasonable hay crop from it his year and I have been delighted to extend my apiary and now have two hives over there.  

During these wet winter months when the bees are not very active, we have used our bee-cam to monitor the river and, from the comfort of our dining room, we have been able to witness some dramatic rises and falls in water levels during the storms.

Once more, we are pleased to say that our good friends in the village (recipients of the hay) are rearing some Large Black (rare breed) pigs for us to enable the provision of our special bacon and home made sausages for breakfast.

Reluctantly, we have after seven years with no change, decided to increase our prices this year to meet overheads, but will continue to give you our very best service - AND - we have made some exciting changes to our breakfast menu as you will see! Don't forget that evening meals are available here by arrangement.

We are pleased to welcome Karin and Dave our new landlords at the Crown Inn

 

 
Spring 2015

Has anyone spotted the problem?!! Should have done this on April 1st!

 

PostHeaderIcon Access Statement for Dippers Bed and Breakfast

Introduction


Our aim is for you to enjoy a comfortable, high quality stay in our home at Dippers which has three letting rooms providing bed and breakfast for our guests. The following statement gives you details of our provision. Please phone or email us if you have any specific questions and we will do our best to help you.

 


Pre-Arrival

• Please see our website www.dipperswestdorset.co.uk for directions or ask for a copy to be posted to you
• There is a bus service between Dorchester and Bridport, but this necessitates a walk of approximately half a mile from the main road bus stop to reach Dippers
• There are two train stations at Dorchester- Dorchester South with trains going to the East and Dorchester West with trains going to the West and North. Dorchester is 12 miles from Dippers
• We would be happy to book a taxi for you if required
• There are some pictures of the interior of Dippers on the website but we are happy to send you more if you require them
• You can contact us by phone or email (details below)

 


Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

• There is ample off road parking at Dippers on a flat surface
• There is a fairly steep slope down to the front door (approx 1:6). Please ask if you need assistance with this.
• Please ask if you would like assistance with your luggage
• The hall is well lit and has umbrellas for you to borrow if necessary
• Our local pub - 'The Crown' is 200 metres (just over 200 yards) away;  please ask if you would like a table reservation which we would be pleased to do for you

• Dippers welcomes your dog and has comfortable indoor dog accommodation but not in the bedrooms


Main Entrance & Reception

• The entrance door is 68.5cm (27”) wide and has a sill of just under 7.5cm (3”). It leads into the hall which has quarry tiles on the floor
• The door from the hall to the main house and all other inside doors are 73.5cm (29”) wide
• The bedrooms and stairs are carpeted and the dining room has a solid wood floor
• Guests will be shown the dining room and escorted to their bedrooms where facilities will be explained and keys given


Public Areas - Stairs

• There are 14 stairs to the landing and bedrooms. Each stair is 18cm (7”) deep. There is a handrail on the right going up


Public Areas - Sitting room and Balcony

• Our dining room overlooks the garden and river and also provides a comfortable, spacious sitting area with a pair of binoculars provided for bird-watching enthusiasts
• The dining room opens onto a large balcony where guests may choose to have breakfast or sit during the day
• A box of games and toys is provided for our younger guests


WCs

• The two double bedrooms are en suite
• There is a downstairs cloakroom

 

Public Areas - Dining Room

• We provide a selection of dining chairs both with and without arms
• The main table is 76cm (30”) high with 4 legs and a central runner. There is under-space of 64cm (just over 25”) at the sides and the overhang at either end provides under-space of 72cm (28.5”).  An alternative can be provided on request

• Our breakfast menu is varied with produce sourced locally where possible and it includes eggs and honey from our garden and bacon and sausages from a pig reared in the village. Dippers has been given a Visit England Breakfast Award in 2012

• We can cater for special diets on request - please ask

• Menus can be provided in large print or read to you on request

• We do not play background music, but please ask if you would like it

• Evening meals can be provided on request


Laundry

• Please ask if you need items of clothing washed
• Wet coats and boots can be dried for you on request
• Guests are welcome to use the ironing facilities at Dippers


Shop

• The nearest shop is approximately 2 miles away


Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas


• The three letting bedrooms are on the first floor at Dippers.

• Bedroom 3 has a king-size divan bed which is 63.5cm (25”) high and has ample access from both sides. It can easily be moved if required
• There are 2 easy chairs either side of a coffee table
• There is a silent fridge containing bottled water and fresh milk
• There is a double wardrobe with a drawer underneath
• There are shelves containing spare towels, blankets and tissues and for you  to use for storage
• There is a large tea/coffee making/work station area with an electric point conveniently placed for plugging in a laptop
• There is a freeview TV with integral DVD/CD player
• There is a small vestibule leading into the en suite bathroom (see below for details) 

• Bedroom 2 has two single 91.5cm (3') beds which can be linked together to make a super king-size bed. The height is 63.5cm (25”).There is access from both sides and the beds can be moved
• There are two easy chairs and a coffee table
• There is a silent fridge containing bottled water and fresh milk
• There is clothes hanging space and shelves containing spare towels and blankets and for you to use for storage. The shelves also contain a hairdryer
• There is a large area for tea/coffee making
• There is a freeview TV with integral DVD/CD player
• There is an en suite toilet/shower room (see below for details)  
• Bedroom 1 has a single bed  which is 56 cm (22”) high and 91.5cm (3') wide
• There are tea/coffee making facilities and fresh milk is provided in a flask
• There is a hairdryer
• There is a freeview TV with integral DVD/CD player
• There is a writing desk area
• There is no en suite facility but the toilet and shower room are private to this room ( see below for details)


Bathroom, En Suite Shower-Room, Cloakroom and Shower Room

• The en suite bathroom to room 3 has an inward opening door 73.5cm (29”) wide
• The bath which is 61cm (24”) high has a rounded end to accommodate the shower
• The basin is set into a wooden unit which contains a hairdryer
• There is a heated towel rail
• The toilet is 42cm (16.5”) high and has access from both sides

• The en suite shower room to room 2 has an outward opening door 73.5cm (29”) wide
• The shower cubicle is 66cm (28”) square and has a 25.5cm (10”) step to access it
• The basin is 81cm (32”) high and has limited under-space
• The toilet is 42cm (16.5”) high and has19cm (7.5”) space either side


• The private facilities for room 1 are downstairs
• The Cloakroom
• The pedestal washbasin is 81cm (32”) high and has some under-space
• The toilet is 42cm (16.5”) high and has 28cm (11”) to either side
• Shower room
• The shower cubicle is 70cm (27.5”) X 110cm (43”) and has a 10cm (4”) lip

• There is a changing area and dressing gowns are supplied


Grounds and Gardens

• Guests are very welcome to use the balcony overlooking the garden and the patio area at the front of the house
• Guests may access the rear garden on request, but this slopes quite steeply and children must always be accompanied as it borders the river


Additional Information

• Dippers has a wide selection of local books and guides and maps of the area for you to use during your stay
• We have considerable local and natural history knowledge which we would be pleased to share with you
• Our bird feeders attract some interesting visitors and we would be pleased for you to enjoy it and to help you with identification if needed
• We can advise you on walking routes and car excursions including refreshment stops
• Mobile phone reception is poor at Dippers, but there is a landline phone at the top of the stairs which is available for guests to use

 


Address:

 

Dippers
42 Uploders
BRIDPORT
Dorset
DT6 4PE

 

OS Grid reference SY507936


Telephone:  01308 485504
mob. 07855344121


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Hours of operation:  Open throughout the year



 

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Revised October 2012