Bindon Bottom in Lulworth Cove, Dorset has been voted the world’s best B&B in the Travellers’ Choice Awards announced today by website TripAdvisor.
The B&B, opened by Lisa and Clive Orchard in 2010, has triumphed over its international rivals and reclaimed the title for the second time in two years, after initially winning back in 2014.
The humble English guest house is the only B&B to have been named the UK’s number one, twice in the history of the TripAdvisor awards.
The charming Victorian country house, built in 1871, is nestled into the bottom of Bindon Hill in the quintessential English village of West Lulworth, Dorset. It has panoramic views of Hambury Tout and Bindon Hill, and is just a five-minute walk from Lulworth Cove.
The village church Holy Trinity, was rebuilt by a Dorchester architect, John Hicks in 1870; his pupil was a young Thomas Hardy.
The church was completed around the same time as Bindon Bottom, which was then famously known as Bindon Villas.
The B&B has five en-suite bedrooms, which have all been named after authors – Thomas Hardy, John Keats, J M Barrie, Enid Blyton and William Barnes.
Award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide.
929 reviews rated the B&B excellent, with reams of high-praising comments such as “lovely people…lovely place” and “simply the best B&B we’ve stayed in” all over their TripAdvisor page.
Elsewhere in Dorset, Bay View Hotelin Weymouth is named fourth best bargain hotel in the UK, while Rousdon’s Dower House Hotel and Derby Manor Hotel in Bournemouth take 14th and 18th place respectively in the UK small hotels category.