FAIRWAYS BED AND BREAKFAST
CREWKERNE - SOMERSET

View from decking at Fairways Bed and Breakfast Crewkerne Somerset TA18 8RN google

Sarah and Tim Dommett look forward to welcoming you to Fairways Bed and Breakfast, our Sawday's Recommended Luxury B&B in Crewkerne in Somerset, on the Dorset and Devon Borders

Tim and Sarah Dommett, Cheesemongers in Surrey for 20 years, are offering Bed and Breakfast high up on the hill on the edge of Crewkerne in Somerset, very close to the Devon and Dorset borders, just off the A30.

We feel that we know where our strengths lie, Sarah having grown up in the hospitality industry in Southern Portugal and Tim from a farming background with a life-long interest in good food.

Fairways is all about the experience: the food, the light, the peace and quiet and the view. You can switch off completely.  Our main aim is to exceed your expectations.


Our two guest bedrooms share their own private Sitting-room/Breakfast-room where we'll welcome you with a complimentary cream-tea on arrival if it's not warm enough outside on the decking.  If the second bedroom isn't booked, then you'll have this lovely sitting-room to yourselves. We think that this light and airy comfortable private guest area adds to the relaxing atmosphere at Fairways.  There's a TV if there's anything that you want to see.  There's a little fridge in here too with a good supply of glasses, bottle-openers and corkscrews, so that you can chill down any drinks that you've brought.

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Guest private sitting-room at Fairways Bed and Breakfast in Crewkerne in Somerset

You can walk out through the French windows onto a large expanse of oak decking from where there's a truly stunning view. 

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Comfortable garden furniture out on the decking at Fairways Bed and Breakfast Crewkerne Somerset TA18 8RN google

On a lovely day this is where you'll have your tea and homemade scones when you arrive.  The wonderful photo below was taken a few years ago by a lovely guest ...

Cream tea on the decking at Fairways Bed and Breakfast in Crewkerne in Somerset

We have two spacious double bedrooms with underfloor-heated en suite bathrooms.  Our nightly rate includes the breakfast of your choice served at your own individual table in the private Guest Sitting-room, or on the decking in the Summer months, weather permitting.

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Chestnut Double Bedroom at Fairways Bed and Breakfast Crewkerne Somerset TA18 8RN google

Chestnut Bedroom has a luxurious handmade 6ft Vispring pocket-sprung mattress and Tim made the ash bed and bedhead in his workshop.

You have huge squashy pillows and 100% cotton bed linen on the bed. During the late Spring and Summer months the bed is made up with a gorgeous silk filled 4-tog lightweight duvet. From mid-September onwards you've a 9-tog down-filled duvet. There is no television set in Chestnut, but if you want to watch telly, there's one in the Guest Sitting-room. There's a Pure DAB radio on the bedside table, a hairdrier and an iron and ironing-board in the wardrobe.

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Chestnut Bathroom at Fairways Bed and Breakfast in Crewkerne in Somerset

Chestnut Bedroom's modern en suite bathroom has a large bath, an over-the-bath pressurised shower, underfloor heating, thick white bathrobes, plenty of fluffy white towels and a range of complimentary eco-friendly guest toiletries.

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Willow Double Bedroom at Fairways Bed and Breakfast Crewkerne Somerset TA18 8RN google

Willow Bedroom has a fabulous handmade 5ft Kingsize Vispring Pocket Sprung mattress. During the late Spring and Summer months, the bed is made-up with a luxurious Silk Filled 4-tog Summer Duvet, and from mid-September onwards the duvet is a 9-tog down-filled duvet. There are always lovely squashy pillows and 100% cotton bed linen. There's no television set in Willow, but if you want to watch telly, you can always go into the Guest Sitting-room. There's a Pure DAB radio beside the bed, a hairdrier in the chest of drawers and an iron and ironing-board in the wardrobe.

Willow en suite bathroom with walk-in shower at Fairways Bed and Breakfast in Crewkerne in Somerset

Willow's stylish en suite has a large walk-in shower with a huge pressurised rain showerhead and a hand-held shower and underfloor-heating. You'll find thick white bathrobes, lots of fluffy white towels and a range of complimentary eco-friendly guest toiletries.

Willow Bedroom is probably the better choice if you have any mobilitiy issues, with its easy-access walk-in shower with two grab-rails, as well as a seat that can be positioned inside the shower tray if you have difficulties standing.

   In both Willow and Chestnut, there's a 4-socket device-charging PowerCube with 2 USB sockets for you to use. Just remember to bring your device-leads.

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Tea Tray in the bedroom with complimentary tea and coffee in the bedrooms at Fairways Bed and Breakfast in Crewkerne in Somerset

Both bedrooms offer a tea tray with a selection of black and green teas and individually wrapped fresh caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee bags from the Little Coffee Bag Company. We always make sure that you have fresh Somerset milk in an insulated flask so that you can make a morning brew. We know that you'll sleep well in either of our two bedrooms!

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Linen Cupboard at Fairways Bed and Breakfast Crewkerne Somerset TA18 8RN google

All of our bed linen, towels and bathrobes are 100% cotton for a luxurious experience ...

Entrance Hall at Fairways Bed and Breakfast in Crewkerne in Somerset

And of course it's always good to meet our visitors who've found us on Sawday's, TripAdvisor and Google.

Breakfast Table at Fairways Bed and Breakfast Crewkerne Somerset TA18 8RN google

There are two individual tables in the guest sitting room, which we lay looking out of the French windows. You might see the birds in their bath performing their ablutions. You may even want to glance through the two big National Trust Houses and Gardens books and make plans for your day.

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Homemade Granola, Seasonal fresh fruit, Poached Fruit, Local Organic Yoghurt and local Honey on the sideboard for breakfast at Fairways B&B in Crewkerne

The breakfast sideboard always has homemade granola, seasonal poached fruit, fresh local milk, organic local yoghurt and local honey for you to help yourself.

Bacon, Poached Eggs on homemade toasted bread and otello tomatoes for breakfast at Fairways B&B in Crewkerne in Somerset

An example of our Full English, which may vary a little depending on what's to hand.  This one has Fried Somerset eggs, Dorset Denhay bacon, Fried Organic potatoes, Oven-roasted Otello Organic tomatoes, Organic Mushrooms, Local sausage, Black Pudding made by "The Rusty Pig" restaurant at Ottery St Mary, and of course, good old Heinz Baked Beans. 

Organic Irish Salmon and Scrambled Local eggs for breakfast at Fairways Bed and Breakfast in Crewkerne in Somerset

Smoked Irish Organic Salmon sliced by hand with Somerset scrambled eggs.

Sunny Spanish Chorizo with Scrambled Eggs for Breakfast at Fairways B&B in Crewkerne in Somerset

Here's an alternative Spanish-style breakfast for you! The eggs are laid in Somerset, the bread is homemade in our kitchen and the chorizo is from just across the border in Dorset.

Smoked Haddock Benedictine for Breakfast at Fairways Bed and Breakfast in Crewkerne in Somerset

Smoked Haddock Benedictine made with local organic spinach, smoked undyed haddock, Somerset eggs, and all topped off with sumptuous freshly made hollandaise sauce.

Mushroom Filled Galette for veggie breakfast at Fairways Bed and Breakfast in Crewkerne in Somerset

Mushroom-filled Buckwheat Pancake with local poached eggs for gluten-free veggie breakfast

Middle Eastern Shakshouka for breakfast at Fairways Bed and Breakfast in Crewkerne in Somerset

Middle Eastern Shakshouka for a gluten-free vegetarian breakfast option ...

Homemade Croissants freshly made today at Fairways Bed and Breakfast in Crewkerne in Somerset

Tim's up early every morning baking these homemade beauties for your breakfast ...

Homemade Almond Croissants at Fairways B&B in Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 8RN

... or he may even make you these Almond Croissants if you ask nicely!

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Tim making B&B scones at Fairways Bed and Breakfast Crewkerne Somerset TA18 8RN google

Wherever possible, we use Organic / Local ingredients in the kitchen. Whether you're Coeliac, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Intolerant or whatever, we'll do our very best to accommodate your dietary needs - just let us know when you book.

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Stoat in the garden at Fairways B&B Crewkerne Somerset

We've seen this little stoat keeping-watch on the decking outside the French windows.

View of Fairways Bed and Breakfast from garden Crewkerne Somerset google TA18 8RN

Early April ... the garden is flowering and the decking is ready for you to relax. Built in the 1960s, Fairways is a large extended bungalow, situated half a mile from the A30, six miles from the A303, and only a 15-minute walk from Crewkerne town centre.

If you're staying with us on the 3rd Saturday of the month, why not wander downhill and have a look at Crewkerne Farmers' Market, where there are local goodies to be found.

We're only 25 minutes drive from the Jurassic Coast and there are many National Trust properties within easy reach for you to visit.  Fairways is very close to the Dorset and Devon borders and 3 hours between both the far West of Cornwall and the South East of England.  This is the perfect location if you're househunting in our beautiful area too.

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View from the decking at Fairways Bed and Breakfast in Crewkerne in Somerset

This is your view when you sit on the decking having your cream tea on arrival at Fairways. Crewkerne is only a two-and-a-half-hour Train trip from London Waterloo, and you can easily book a Taxi to collect you from Crewkerne Station which is about a 5-minute drive away.  You may, however, gain most from staying with us if you have your own vehicle.

We are in a great location for all that you might want to do. Golfers, Cyclists and Walkers - we've a secure drying-room for your bikes, golf clubs and wet-weather gear. You'll also find that we have plenty of car parking space for you.

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Peppercorn Class A1 Pacific 60163 ‘Tornado’ seen from the decking at Fairways Bed and Breakfast in Crewkerne in Somerset

And an exciting moment when this lovely Peppercorn Class A1 Pacific 60163 ‘Tornado’ came through the valley on its way from Waterloo to Exeter. Don't worry! There's no train noise at the house in case you might be concerned.

Oak kitchen made by Tim at Fairways Bed and Breakfast Crewkerne Somerset TA18 8RN google

This is where all the hard work gets done ... Oak kitchen made by Tim in his workshop.

New Front Door at Fairways Bed and Breakfast Crewkerne Somerset TA18 8RN google

Winter 2014 project : Tim made a new front door for Fairways in time for the 2015 season.

Sarah and Tim Dommett at Fairways Bed and Breakfast Crewkerne Somerset TA18 8RN google

So that you recognise us ... A happy photo taken in 2018 by a lovely guest ...

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Sunset on 23rd of October at Fairways Bed and Breakfast Crewkerne Somerset TA18 8RN google

23rd of October 2018 - pure evening drama ...

Snow on the 1st of March 2018 at Fairways Bed and Breakfast in Crewkerne Somerset

1st of March 2018, our first day open for business after our winter break ...

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Lots of cake made for Macmillan Coffee Morning at Fairways Bed and Breakfast in Crewkerne

We host the Macmillan Cancer Support World's Biggest Coffee Morning every year, on the last Friday in September. Lots and lots of lovely homemade cake was made in Fairways kitchen.  About 40 generous folks came, and the 2018 final total raised was £ 557.00.

21 PV Panels on roof at Fairways Bed and Breakfast Crewkerne Somerset TA18 8RN google

Green Credentials at Fairways

We have 21 PV panels on the roof, and are doing what we can to be environmentally-friendly. All of the lightbulbs in the house are low energy. There's a sunpipe in one of the corridors to provide daylight. Appliances are energy efficient and most of our household waste is recycled. Loos all have dual flushes, and we have just replaced our 60-year-old septic tank with a Kingspan Klargester BioDisc® Wastewater Treatment Plant. Our immersion heater is connected to our PV panels so that we produce most of our hot water during the day without resorting to the oil tank. There's a woodburning-stove in your guest sitting-room which can be lit on cool evenings.

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Pod Point 3.7kW Electric Vehicle Charger at Fairways Bed and Breakfast Crewkerne Somerset TA18 8RN google

We can also offer you overnight free use of our Pod Point 3.7kW Electric Vehicle Charger which is compatible with all IEC62192 Mode 3 enabled vehicles -subject to charging connector type compatibility.

Have a look on the national Open Charge Map to see how close we are to the A303.

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Ts & Cs - The small print :

  • Minimum booking of 2 nights usually on Friday and Saturday nights ... Sometimes there are exceptions, so please give us a ring if you're wanting a one-nighter. You never know!
  • We have only 2 bedrooms, both of which are doubles. 2019 Double Room with double occupancy rate is £110.00 per room per night. 2019 Double Room with single occupancy rate is £95.00 per room per night. These prices include the breakfast of your choice - See above photos of breakfast dishes to tempt you.
  • Check-in between 15:00 - 19:30.  We offer a complimentary cream tea between 15:00 and 17:00 on the afternoon of your arrival.
  • Check-out by 11:00 on morning of departure
  • Reservations are essential as we do not accept callers at the door.
  • Apologies, but owing to allergies, we do not allow dogs or other pets on the premises.
  • The accommodation and grounds are not suitable or safe for small children. The maximum occupancy per room is for 2 people, with the minimum occupant age per room being 16 years old.
  • Fairways is non-smoking in the house and in the grounds.
  • We have chosen not to list Fairways with any OTAs - Online Travel Agencies. You have told us that when enquiring, you prefer to have a friendly conversation with us on the telephone, rather than make an online booking which can be quite impersonal. So please phone us between 08:30 and 21:30. We're up very early serving breakfasts, so phone calls any later than 21:30 aren't great for us. We'll ask you for a deposit of one night's accommodation rate per booked room, which we will take on your Debit or Credit card at the time of reservation. We then email a Confirmation of Booking to you. This one-night deposit is set against your final bill at the end of your stay. It is fully refundable if cancellation is made at least 14 days prior to the start of your booking, after which time it is non-refundable. Please note that without this deposit your booking is not secure, and the room may be offered to another guest.
  • Many apologies, but from 2019 we've decided that we will no longer cook suppers. Do have a look below at the list of pub/restaurant websites and check their opening times. We happily recommend them to you.

    The White Horse
    At Haselbury Plucknett about 8 minutes' drive from Fairways.
    They do a terrific Sunday lunch, but you definitely will need to book well in advance.

    The Tytherleigh Arms
    At Tytherleigh on the road to Axminster about 15 minutes' drive from Fairways.

    The Lord Poulett Arms
    At Hinton St George about 8 minutes' drive from us. 

    Tierra Kitchen
    About 25 minutes away at Lyme Regis Vegetarian and wonderful! 
    You definitely have to book a table as they get very busy.

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CONTACT US : Tim and Sarah Dommett
Fairways Bed and Breakfast, Hewish Lane, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 8RN

Phone : 01460 271093
email : info@fairwaysbandb.co.uk

Check Availability

CHECK-IN : between 15:00 - 19:30 -  CHECK-OUT : by 11:00 in the morning

We are CLOSED from now until the 1st of March 2019 to do winter maintenance. We are always here, so please get in touch for any 2019 enquiries.

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