Chideock House Bed&Breakfast About Us

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Tel 01297 489242
Main Street Chideock Dorset DT6 6JN UK

ABOUT US & CHIDEOCK HOUSE

Located

We are located in the centre of the village of Chideock which straddles the A35 a mile inland from the coast at Seatown and nestling in the beautiful folding hills of West Dorset - truly "Hardy Country".

15th century

Believed to have been built in the 15th century possibly as the Dowager House for, the then nearby, Chideock Castle the house is Grade II listed and has featured large in the history of the village:

Chideock Martyrs

Four of the five Chideock Martyrs, arrested in the Castle in 1594 for their loyalty to the Catholic Faith, were believed to have been given a preliminary hearing in our hallway before being taken to Dorchester for trial and subsequent execution.

Civil war

In 1645, during our Civil war, it is believed that General Fairfax established his headquarters in our house whilst the castle was under siege. His ordnance was set up in the area at the back of our garden.

Opinion

We have been told that we have an eclectic assortment of belongings much deriving from Anna's love of visiting the local auctions over many years. Some have said that we are "cluttered" and we would agree that our home could never be described as minimalistic in its decor, but we believe that it suits well our ancient house.

Some even feel that the house is not bright and airy having traditionally small windows, we just feel this adds to the charm and character of our family home which is, after all, some 500 years old.

Garden

Outside we have a beautiful and well stocked garden also lovingly tended by Anna, and of course our guests are very welcome to make full use of this area.