Elms Lodge Bed and Breakfast, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset

Elms Lodge Bed and Breakfast | Corfe Mullen | Wimborne | Dorset | BH21 3XD | 01202 699 669

Latest News from Elms Lodge

November 2012 - As part of our commitment to environmentally friendly practices:

  • we added a third garden composter and a fourth large water-butt this month;.

  • we are pleased to report that in the 7 years from September 2005 to 2012 (a period during which guest numbers have increased by over 43%) we have reduced our average consumption of:

    · gas by 57.4%,
    · electricity by 26.1%, and
    · water by 32.1%

Quite amazing - it's a shame prices didn't fall in the same way! Of the decrease in gas consumption, 48.8% has occurred in the 3 years since November 2009 when solar panels for hot water heating, a new energy efficient boiler, cavity wall insulation and thicker roof insulation were installed. Great investments.

An equally positive statistic is that on average 70% of our waste (up from 62% three years ago) is now recycled or composted, significantly reducing the amount of rubbish we send to landfill.

September 2012 - This summer has been our best year ever for spotting wildlife in the garden. In addition to numerous butterflies & bees, we have seen a sparrow-hawk on our fence; a green and a greater-spotted woodpecker regularly foraging in the grass; a wren with 4 youngsters; gold-finches (on one occasion we counted 13 together on the niger seed feeder & on the grass); green-finches; coal, great and blue tits, a nuthatch (our first ever sighting), a heron; & buzzards soaring in the sky. This is in addition to our regular visits from robins, sparrows, starlings, blackbirds and thrushes.

April 2011 - We are delighted that after our annual quality inspection by a VisitBritain Assessor our 4 Star Grading with Gold Award has been confirmed for the 6th year running. Our Breakfast Award has also been endorsed for another year. The Assessor described the new bathroom in the 'Jade' family suite as having the wow factor!

February - March 2011 - Following our improvements last year, which included the addition of a new 40" flat screen TV with Sky channels in our 'Jade' family suite, we are continuing with our endeavour to offer our guests first class facilities and accommodation. We have recently completed the re-design and refurbishment in the bathroom of the 'Jade' suite. This exciting project incorporates a new bathroom suite to include a spacious, easy access walk-in shower. We hope you like it !

January 2011 - A regular Fire Safety Audit by the Dorset Fire & Rescue Service re-confirmed our compliance with current fire regulations. Two years ago we installed mains powered (with battery back-up) interlinked smoke alarms in all rooms that immediately alert everyone in the house as soon as smoke is detected in any room.

Reviews - a selection of recent customer testimonials

If only we were in the area regularly, we would be visiting this delightful home constantly. Perfect everything, from a comfortable & spotless bedroom & grand breakfast to a sunny and totally welcoming hostess. Many thanks for all. Wendy & Jenny Cannon, Cambridgeshire

Thank you for such a warm welcome to your lovely home. The accommodation is lovely and breakfasts superb - what more can we say! We will certainly recommend you to friends. 
John & Rosemary, Warwick

Thank you again for yet another fantastic stay, the best B & B for miles around. Wishing you another successful and busy year. See you again soon… 
John, Norma and Christopher, Oxfordshire

Thanks a lot for your warm welcome. We enjoyed our stay here very much - it was our best B & B on our journey through southern England
Andrea and Jochan, Aachen, Germany.

What a stay! Definitely worth Gold 4 * rating. Nothing too much trouble, even supplying maps and scales to weigh our luggage for return flight. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time in this beautiful, friendly home. Thank you for everything and may you have a steady stream of guests to share this experience. PS Breakfast was amazing, always cooked to perfection and served in a lovely setting. Thanks so much
Paul, Christine + Sarah, Kilmarnock, Scotland

Second time staying here, as good as the last time. Excellent room, very friendly host. All in all a fantastic stay. Thank you for the Birthday cake!
Dave + Michelle, Swindon

Thank you for your warm and friendly welcome. The room was fantastic!! Will definitely recommend you. Many thanks.
Lesley, Jonathan, Megan + Eleanor, Ipswich

Thanks for a perfect stay. David was thrilled to catch the cricket on 'Sky' (despite the poor performance by Australia). The room, breakfasts and tourism advice was 5 star. Brilliant value for money.
Doreen and David, Melbourne, Australia.

We have enjoyed our return visit once again. Just superb, as last time. You made us feel so welcome and those breakfasts were great. Not looking forward to cooking for the family when we get back. Thank you Claire and Malcolm very much.
Marg, Cliff + Keith, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

Many thanks for your invaluable help and advice in our extremely hectic visit house-hunting. Your accommodation is certainly first class, beautifully presented with thoughtful touches. Coming from France, we enjoyed the wonderful English breakfasts! We hope to see you again.
Linda and Raffael, Lyons, France.

Wonderful room, friendly hosts, great breakfasts - what more could we want! Thank you very much for a comfortable stay. We'll be back next year!
Anne, John and Bethan, Bangalore, India.

100%! Thank you 4everything. Very enjoyable stay x.
Andrea, Andrew, Lee, Connor, Jay + Olivia, Sudbury, Suffolk

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