Brief Description of Hotel:
Luxury family hotel in Dorset, overlooking the Jurassic Coast.
The first thing you’ll notice when you arrive at Moonfleet is its friendly and home-like atmosphere. Though the building may be historic, the welcome is never formal.
Immortalised by J Meade Falkner’s novel Moonfleet, the village of Fleet is a top destination for families and literature lovers alike. Throughout the centuries, Moonfleet Manor has played a pivotal role in Dorset’s history. Today, it’s dedicated to creating unforgettable family friendly holidays. Moonfleet is forever bound with Falkner’s classic tale of smuggling, which was published in 1898 and made famous the manor’s original owners, the Mohune family. In it, the ghost of long-dead Colonel ‘Blackbeard’ Mohune is said to haunt the local churchyard, concealing a secret passage underneath the family vault. When the Second World War broke out, Moonfleet’s then-owner Lady Noble moved to Bath and the house was requisitioned for use by American and British troops. In 1944, Fleet was a concentration area ahead of embarkation for the Normandy landings. On D-Day, the US Rangers left from Weymouth for Omaha Beach; a location immortalised in the film Saving Private Ryan.
The manor was broken up and sold after the war, being converted into a hotel in 1945. Nigel Chapman and Nicholas Dickinson (later Luxury Family Hotels) came into possession in 1997, immediately embarking on a £1 million refurbishment plan. Today, the hotel retains its unique Georgian style while offering contemporary comfort.
Rooms and Facilities:
With generous double beds, plenty of space and the option for adjoining rooms for children, these rooms are not just for sleeping. Take a nap, read, have a soak in the bath or just sit back and watch TV, they offer a number of interconnecting rooms, which can be booked together for flexible family accommodation. Classically elegant with period flair, our spacious family doubles are located in the historic manor house.
• Baby listening
• Baby equipment
• separate baby pool
• Crèche and babysitting
• Children’s dining
• Toddler equipment
• Guided Fossil Walks
• Outdoor adventures
• Durdle Door
• Lulworth Cove
• Jurassic Coast
• Charmouth and Lyme Regis
• Bovington Tank Museum
• Portland Bill
• Dinosaurland Fossil Museum
• Portland Castle
• Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre
How to get there:
From London/the south
• Travel on the M3 to the M27, to the A31 for Bournemouth/Poole, then onto the A35 for Dorchester and A354 Weymouth.
• Take the Honiton road onto the A35 towards Bridport.
• Continue on the B3157, passing through Abbotsbury.
Note to sat nav users: their postcode is shared with other properties within a five-mile radius, so to avoid arriving at the wrong location please insert “Fleet Road” as well as the postcode; or for ease, use the written directions above.
Driving an electric car? You can charge it at their POD Points on-site.
The nearest train station is Weymouth, approximately seven miles away. Services from London are from Waterloo and come via Southampton and Bournemouth. This service is hourly and from London the journey time is 2.5 hours. Taxis are available at the station if needed to take you to the hotel.