Are you running in the 2017 North Dorset Village Marathon and Relay and need somewhere to stay?

north-dorset-village-marathon-2017The North Dorset Village Marathon and Relay takes place on Sunday 30th April 2017 and starts very close to Gillingham, Dorset; runners leave the Sturminster Newton High School at 8.30am.

It’s part of the Dorset Road Race League, is run under UKA rules and is organised by Runners for Runners.  

Described by a commentator on the Runner’s World site as “the best organised, most friendly marathon of the 150 [the writer] has completed so far – outstanding on every front. ANY runner should do this event”, the route is a picturesque race along country lanes through the villages of Hinton St Mary, Marnhull, Stalbridge, Todber, Stour Row, Margaret Marsh, West Orchard, Farrington, Child Okeford and Hammoon.

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Glorious hot tub in Gillingham, Dorset

Please contact us if you’re taking part in the race and need a place to stay – we can guarantee a friendly welcome, an early (and running appropriate) breakfast on the day of the race and,  if you decide to stay with us on the Sunday night too,  a complimentary post-race dip in the hot tub to soothe your muscles!

Celebrating the New Year with Dorset style – check out our special offer

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Happy New Year!

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This offer has now closed and we are booked for New Year 2016.

All the Twos!

Still planning where and how you might see in the New Year?  Why not get together with some friends and book both of our luxurious double en-suite rooms and the hot tub for two nights over New Year?

We’re offering a fantastic package with lots of little extras, which is sure to help you see in the New Year with a bang.

Our package gives you:

  • TWO nights’ accommodation over New Year: choose either the nights of December 30th and December 31st OR December 31st and January 1st, as long as you book our TWO double rooms for use over the same dates by your group.
  • TWO complimentary bottles of Prosecco, served chilled – provided with an ice bucket and glasses. Want to use it to make a Kir Royale? We have the Kir too!
  • Unlimited use of the candle lit hot tub, complete with the legendary floating drinks tray, pool towels and fluffy robes – can you picture yourself in there at midnight, watching the New Year’s Eve fireworks? pool-towels
  • TWO delicious cooked breakfasts for all four of you – served at a time to suit you and featuring wonderful local produce, freshly squeezed orange juice, smoked salmon and pastries. Want to have it at 12 noon on New Year’s Day and call it brunch? No problem.
  • TWO special offers on check in and departure: check in as early as 2pm on the day you arrive and no need to rush off on the day you leave – we’re extending check out until 12 noon.

This very special package costs just £299 for all four guests, so that’s less than £75 each for your two night New Year’s celebration! Contact us now to book and confirm your dates.