THE PIG on the Beach
“Fabulously creative accommodation dotted amongst splendid gardens” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
This former summer house set in beautiful grounds has a dramatic coastal location. They rear their own livestock, including pigs and chickens, and there is a walled garden which provides much of the produce for the popular restaurant, an authentic reproduction greenhouse; alfresco eating is possible in the warmer months as there is a wood-fired oven in the grounds. The bedrooms come in an array of shapes and sizes – some are in the main house and some feature rooms are to be found in outbuildings. All are spacious, have high quality fixtures and come with their own larders and Nespresso machines. There are plenty of comfortable lounges where guests can make themselves at home, including a cosy cocktail lounge. Treatments can be taken in the two attractively converted shepherd's huts, and there's The Roundhouse which is ideal for private dining in a peaceful garden setting.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 23
- Family rooms: 0
- Bedrooms Ground: 6
- Satellite TV available
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 30
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £155
- Double room, minimum price: £215
- Open all year
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About the area
Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.
Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing.
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