With less than 100 days until the start and with by far the best medal haul in the last three Olympic games, sailing buffs would be crazy to miss the opportunity to see Team GB perform at the greatest sailing spectacle the United Kingdom has ever hosted.
Between Sunday 29th July and Saturday 11th August 2012, the Dorset towns of Weymouth and Portland will be inundated with thousands of sailing enthusiasts from every corner of the world, all vying for the chance to witness the thirteen events (of which ten are medal events) in this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games calendar. And, as if that was not enough to whet your appetite, an estimated 10,000 spectators are expected to grace the beach at Weymouth to witness the opening of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the county of Dorset on 28th July. Eighty performers from “Breathe”, commissioned by the Arts Council, will take part in displays of circus, dance and cabaret.
With so many people descending on the area around Weymouth, getting reasonably priced accommodation in and around the town itself will certainly prove challenging. After all, it’s not every day that Weymouth plays host to events of such magnitude as the Olympic and Paralympic games. A wise choice for the sailing enthusiast travelling to Dorset would be to seek out hotels and guest houses a little further afield.
Twenty-five miles and a forty minute drive to West of Weymouth lies Charmouth, and with it the outstanding natural beauty, welcome and service provided by the Fernhill Hotel: A hotel where luxury really can be yours at excellent value for money rates… especially if you act quickly. To secure the gold medal standard for your unforgettable Olympic sailing experience this summer (and still keep the gold in your pocket), call 01297 560492 or visit www.fernhill-hotel.co.uk and book online
Top deal During the Olympics is a discounted rate for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast bookings of 3 nights or more – making sure after a day enjoying the competition at Weymouth, you can relax and be well fed for less!
For practical information about viewing the Olympic and Paralympic sailing events in Weymouth and Portland, see: http://www.london2012.com/weymouth-and-portland
For more information regarding the events schedule itself, see: http://www.london2012.com/olympic-schedule
For great priced Weymouth Olympic accommodation, call us!
Treat your Mum to a Family Sunday Lunch with us! We don’t charge a premium because its a Special Day, we just serve arguably one of the best Sunday Lunches around as usual!
Try our new Bespoke Sunday Lunch if there are going to be 6 or more in your Group…
Your choice of Joint, cooked your way and served to your table ready to Carve, with plenty of home made gravy and all the trimmings from just £9.85 per person!(*min. 6 people,book 48hrs in advance)
Our desserts are to-die-for so if you have space, indulge in our renowned Chocolate Brownie with choc sauce, and Vanilla Bean ice cream, or sticky Ginger pud with custard…
Now everyone can treat their mum to a wonderful family lunch without breaking the bank. But hurry – tables are filling fast!
If you haven’t yet booked something for your Valentine, or if you just need a couple of days to escape the Winter Blues with someone special, we’ve reduced our rates on some of our rooms to offer extremely great Value for the next couple of weeks…
Bed & Breakfast rates from £70 per room!!
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rates from £125 per room!!
Rates are per room per night based on 2 sharing, but hurry – they’re on a strictly first come first served basis!
Our DBB rates are ever popular, offering Free choice from our a la Carte menu for 3 courses plus coffee. There are no restrictions, supplements or set menus, simple relax and enjoy exactly the meal you wish.
There is so much to do and see in West Dorset we can help you plan to do as much or as little as you please during your stay – walk the Jurassic Coast or watch a host of free DVD’s from our extensive library and curl up in front of our log burner with a good book, the choice is yours!
And our weather while fresh has been bright and sunny (no sign of snowfall yet…)
Call us now to find out whether we can accomodate you!
Okay so Valentine’s Day is an excuse for Greetings Card companies to sell more stock, but its also the perfect excuse to show your loved one you care. In this busy world sometimes it is those closest to us who are forgotten when we are busy, stressed or just over-worked, so why not take the Valentine opportunity to take some time out with the person you love, and remind them how much you love them?
We have lots of ways to say ‘I Love you’ from our Valentine’s Menu available from 10th – 18th Feb. We also offer a Valentine Package for 1 or 2 nights on the 2 weekends around the 14th, so you can enjoy some serious time together and be truly taken care of http://www.fernhill-hotel.co.uk/offers.php
For a weekend which tells your Valentine just how much you care we include our Valentine menu for one night and Dinner in our a la carte menu on the second night – tea & cake on arrival to begin the unwind process, and homemade biscuits, massage oil and a Red Rose in your room. We have organised walks and places to visit so you don’t even need to plan how to fill your days! And with an extensive DVD library you could always relax in your beautifully appointed room and forget about the ‘Real world’ for 48hours…
Book a Table or a Stay with us today – and remind yourselves how beautiful love is!
Valentine Menu 2012
Please enjoy a glass of bubbly with our compliments
Home made Spinach & Watercress Soup(V, GF)
Tian of Mackerel (GF)
Pan fried scallops with Black Pudding
Mushroom Pate (V)
To follow: Lemon Sorbet
West Country Fillet Steak 6oz (GF) Peppercorn sauce, herb sauté potatoes & a selection of vegetables
Stuffed Chicken Breast Wrapped in air-dried ham, stuffed with mushroom pate, white wine & mushroom cream sauce, with potatoes Dauphinoise & a selection of vegetables
Sea Bass Fillet (GF) Pan fried with spring onions, garlic & Chilli, served with herb sauté potatoes & a selection of vegetables.
Courgette & Sun-dried tomato risotto (V) (GF) Topped with Parmesan shavings
Chocolate Shot, Chocolate Brownie & berries
Sticky Gingerbread Pudding, Ginger & Brandy sauce & Custard
Lemon Cheesecake with chocolate dipped strawberries
Cheese Board – A selection of local cheeses & biscuits
Enjoy Coffee & Mints in the Snug after your meal
We have just had another lovely thank you note from one of the families staying with us over half term – Thank you to the Moores for their kind words, we hope to see you all again soon.
The Studio is the perfect family accomodation for a short or long break.
A very spacious room with a family bathroom, Day bed/Sofa, superking bed and table & chairs in the Main room, plus a separate Bunk room housing bunk beds for 2 children.
A family of 5 is very comfortable here, and the room has also comfortably accommodated families of up to 7!
Some families of 3 prefer the Studio as it gives the parents and children privacy in the evening – Parents being able to relax with a bottle of wine and a DVD from our extensive collection, children to play in their own private space. Wifi access also helps the whole family relax with their favourite internet media – be it email / work for parents, and gaming for the kids.
And the space also means no climbing over each other while getting ready – and no ‘Cabin Fever’ from being cooped up too closely!
You can take advantage of our special offers and book soon!
Given that the authors of these thank you’s were younger than usual we have copied the originals in PDF form.
We are ideally located for exploring the South Coast with ample free parking so you can go green, leave the car and walk along the Jurassic Coastal Path as far as you wish, or take the Jurassic Coastal Bus which will stop right outside our drive. Fossil hunting, Dinosaur museums, beaches and local attractions like Pecorama and Crealy mean the region is perfect for a family getaway. Fernhill have all the resources to help you get the most from your stay, whatever your interests.Why not treat your family to a weekend away fossil hunting soon?
Not just restricted to the capital, London 2012 Olympic events are being held nationwide. The South West county of Dorset is the proud home of the July sailing events, with Weymouth and Portland providing ideal natural harbours for two full weeks of exhilarating nautical events.
Whether you are planning to stay a day, a week or for the entire duration of the Olympic sailing events, you will of course need a place to base yourself. Ideally located for Weymouth and Portland, as well as the entire south coast of England, Fernhill Hotel in Charmouth is just 25 miles from the main games.
Not only ideally located for the Olympics, but its location on the Jurassic Coast makes our hotel a great place to combine the games with a holiday by the sea. Our location offers guests convenient access to the stretch of rugged and prehistoric coastline of the south, whilst on-site there are plenty of facilities and amenities to make their stay comfortable and enjoyable.
Although we encourage our guests to get out there and explore the coast as well as visit the Olympic sailing events, we also make sure that for those who want time to relax, that they can do so at Fernhill Hotel. For complete indulgence, then our guests can treat themselves to a soothing massage or one of our other holistic therapies.
And of course no hotel by the sea would be complete without a heated swimming pool and a selection of comfy chairs and loungers. We even offer a pool-side drink and snack service so you don’t have to tear yourself away from a hard-day of soaking up the sun!
For our local and foreign guests, we ensure that we provide the best of British when it comes to dining. Our menu is always made of the best local, Organic, Fair-trade and seasonal produce (where possible) to ensure our ingredients are as fresh and tasty as can be from breakfast through to dinner.
With ample free parking on-site (something the Olympic towns will definitely run short of) as well as airy, spacious bedrooms and suites for our south-west visitors, Fernhill Hotel makes a great base for the Weymouth Olympic games next July.
Christmas is a fantastic time of year, perhaps the only one where friends and family all get together to catch up, share stories and indulge. Although many of us are lucky enough to get time off work over the festive period, that’s not to say we always get the chance to relax.
But if you’re tired of cooking and entertaining this year, then why not think about letting us do the hard work for you and enjoy a drink and a bite to eat at either our Restaurant or Café Bar?
Open both Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, you and your friends and/or family are welcome to spend a relaxing afternoon or evening at Fernhill Hotel. Unlike many hotels and restaurants open over Christmas, we don’t force you to have an entire 3-course meal. So if you want to pop in to share a bottle of wine and a plate of festive cheese and biscuits, then you can!
We do still of course have our full a la carte and Bar & Grill menus on over Christmas, so whether you want to enjoy a romantic meal or simply a relaxing, non-Christmassy gathering with your friends, then there’s still a range of delicious starters, mains and desserts to choose from.
If you’re bored of mince pies and sick of the mother-in-law’s sherry trifle, then you’ll be pleased to hear that our menu is free from Christmas clichés. Instead our focus, as ever, is on locally sourced ingredients and dishes that represent all that is British.
Our location to the coast means that we offer the freshest seafood, with Dorset also known for its meats, especially beef. With plenty of vegetarian options too, we ensure we cater for all our guest’s preferences, even if it is just those wanting to get away from the mountains of turkey sandwiches!
So why not give the best gift of all this Christmas by hanging up the oven gloves for a day and enjoying a stress-free meal in our hotel Restaurant or Café Bar.
Dear Rob & Jo
Please accept our apology for this belated thank you We have been very happily occupied with our lovely grandchildren.
We would like to offer a very sincere thank you for the wonderful reception you provided for our daughter Rowan’s wedding on September 24th 2011.
From our first meeting to discuss plans right through to the Sunday when we left the hotel, we found yourselves and your staff to be friendly, attentive and professional.
Jo, you were so helpful with all the planning and we found it easy and comfortable to work with you in deciding what we required. We felt confident you had understood the details and we were certainly not disappointed.
Rob, you were a great host. We really appreciated the unpretentious relaxed atmosphere, and many of our guests commented on the lovely ambience you have created.
Please give our compliments to your chef – we so enjoyed the seasonal local produce in the wedding breakfast. Please thank all the courteous waiting staff – they are a fabulous team.
Some of us were fortunate enough to stay the two nights of the wedding weekend. Having read a recent travel review in a Sunday paper, we can only agree that ” the bed was quite honestly the most comfortable I have ever slept in”!
You have created a delightful venue for weddings and we imagine you will be very busy into the future. Thank you once again.
with kind regards, Sally & John.
Winter is definitely on the way, but that’s no reason not to plan a short break in the South West! Save up to £170 with our Autumn/Winter deals..
We offering you a third night FREE when you book 2 nights with us until the 22nd December so there’s no excuse to let the weather get to you – plan a few days’ R&R with plenty of fresh sea air and good food.
Haven’t got 3 days spare? We’re offering up to 20% off our rates for Sunday-Thursday stays as well!
Here are some of the great activities you could be enjoying…
- Walk the stunning Jurassic Coastline - we are on the coastal path diversion and the Jurassic Bus Route so walking and travelling without car are simple. We have many walks available for both the experienced walker and the more relaxed stroller.
- Dine in one of our local Celebrity Chef restaurants – River Cottage Canteen and River Cottage HQ are less than 5 miles away, and Mark Hix’ Oyster and Fish House Lyme Regis is within walking distance.
- Fish the local waters with one of the local fishermen – and we’ll cook your catch for dinner if you wish!
- Tempt the taste buds by visiting some of the many wonderful food producers we have – The Town Mill Lyme Regis alone houses a local Cheesemonger, Bakery and tea & dining room – all have won awards in their class.
- Try some Fossil hunting on the beaches – a truly relaxing pastime with new treasures to find each day! The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is a great place to start.
- Head East to Burton Bradstock or West to Beer to relax in some of our coastal villages and enjoy some local produce while soaking up those stunning views.
- Spend some time exploring the historic buildings and gardens we have locally – Kingston Maurward, Mapperton, Abbotsbury and Forde Abbey to name but a few.
- Many museums whether you like Tanks & Military, Tutankhamun, Teddy bears or Dinosaurs.
- For the kids (large or small!) there are many many attractions from Creely to Pecorama and many more!
We haven’t mentioned the shopping, farms, beaches, or the many National Trust properties in the region…there really is something for everyone – 3 days will only scratch the surface!
Book a short stay at our discounted rates and enjoy everything West Dorset, Devon & Somerset have to offer without the crowds this autumn/winter.
Okay so the August weather we experienced a few weeks ago was a little more ‘Summer’ than the weather we have today, but that’s no reason to give up on a great Bank Holiday Weekend!
There are many things to do around the UK when it rains (and lets face it the Brits are used to a little poor weather every now and again)
Here are our top suggestions for W Dorset activities on a Rainy Day – great even if the sun shines
Home of the TV show about rescued primates, Monkey World is a popular attraction for all ages
The 2 best places for all things fossils! Visit the museum to see some exciting specimens, and then spend some time at the Heritage Centre where passionate l can fill you in on the latest discoveries, and point you in the right direction for finding your own..
3. Visit one of the many stately homes and National Trust properties in the region
Exeter and Bournemouth are both around an hour from Fernhill and offer fantastic multi-faceted shopping and sightseeing opportunities.
5. Have a Lazy Day in
Curl up on the sofa in our Snug lounge, or laze in your room with a novel or one of the latest DVD blockbusters – all part of the complimentary activities we provide to our guests.
At Fernhill we always help you get the most from your stay whether the weather is kind or not! With plenty to do at Fernhill and the surrounding 3 counties of Dorset Devon & Somerset, Fernhill is a fantastic choice for a short break throughout the Year.