West Lane Cottage
About the home
West Lane Cottage is a modern cottage but built using reclaimed materials and furnished to reflect its Country setting in a delightful village which has a pub and a children's play area both of which can be easily reached by taking a short walk along the adjacent bridle path. Many visitors return year after year to this cottage which is set in rural West Dorset yet is only 6 miles from Dorchester and 12 miles from the Jurassic Coast
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Weymouth, 24km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
There is a living room with feature fireplace and "electric woodburner", TV with freeview, dvd player, IPod docking station, wi-fi internet access, and two comfy leather sofas. A second reception room offers flexibility and has a sofa, dvd player and plenty of games and books. The kitchen diner is very well equipped and has electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, fridge and freezer as well as everything you need for a self catering holiday. There is a downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs, you will find a double bedroom with plenty of storage and an en suite shower room. The second bedroom offers twin beds and an adjacent bathroom. Outside as a private and enclosed garden which adjoins a bridle path leading to a children's play area, the village Pub, and beyond!
Further details outdoors:
The garden is private and enclosed. There is a dining table, 4 chairs and a parasol and the shed has a BBQ which you are welcome to use. The adjacent bridle path will take you to The Millennium Green play and picnic area which adjoins the River PIddle
The West Country / Dorset region
Somerset and Dorset, which is the most easterly. Dorset is probably most famous for its coastline - the World Heritage Jurassic Coast - 95 miles representing 185 million years of geology, home to Chesil Beach, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Towns to visit include the County Town of Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Corfe Castle, Bridport, Shaftesbury and Sherborne while villages not to be missed include Cerne Abbas, Abbotsbury and Milton Abbas.
Ancient sites include Dorchester's Roman Town House, The Hardy Monument, St Catherine's Chapel, Kingston Russell Stone Circle, Jordan Hill Roman Temple, Maiden Castle, The Cerne Abbas Giant, and many more.
The climate in Dorset is mild, less wet, cool and moist than the South-West of England generally.
Dorset is great for lovers of wildlife as its habitats are among the richest for biodiversity in the country. It is also the only county in England without a Motorway!
The Dorchester / Piddlehinton area
The County Town of Dorchester offers a good range of shops and places to eat, as well as Museums, Sports facilities, a Market Place and Gardens. On the outskirts is Poundbury, famous internationally as a pioneering example of urban development using principles expounded by The Prince of Wales.
Piddlehinton is mentioned in the Domesday Book and during the reign of King Athelstan in the 10th century was granted to the Abbot of Milton. William the Conqueror gave the village to his half brother Robert, Count of Mortain. In 1440 King Henry VI made a gift of ‘property including a farm and rent of £14-8-4 of Hynepuddle otherwise called Pydelhyngton’ to Eton College who owned it until as recently as 1966. St Mary the Virgin was dedicated in 1299.
The current village hall used to be the School - Mary Hardy, sister of Thomas, taught here for several years from 1870.
How to get there
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Travel to Tolpuddle from Bournemouth Airport or by Ferry from Weymouth, both in Dorset
Activities near Dorchester
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
07 Jan 2012
We immediately felt at home in this delightful cottage and felt that we had been there before. All we needed was in there and we were delighted with the size and layout of the property. We felt that... more
This response dated April 2012 as I have only just discovered the ability to respond to reveiews - sorry about that. One advantage of having installed wi-fi at the cottage, is that holidaymakers can... more
20 Nov 2011
Piddlehinton is a charming Dorset village and West Lane cottage will make you immediately feel at home. Logically and well equipped with all you are likely to want or need. Information about local pubs, eating, walking, outings, events , and background on the district as well as how everything in the cottage works (and if it doesn't , whom to contact)? It's all there in two folders for you.
Close enough to the coast for day trips and Dorchester for shopping it is also remote enough to feel you are away from it all in the charming Piddle valley with the Piddle itself just 50 yards away.
Not sure what you will do when you get there? A week before you arrive you will get an email from the owners with the coming events. That is typical of their obvious desire to make sure your stay will be memorable, and if you are like me you will go again.
Thank you for your review. We do welcome all feedback from our visitors as we can only improve something if we identify a need for it. It is great to hear when people appreciate our efforts to make West Lane Cottage a real "home from home".
17 Nov 2011
West Lane Cottage is in the delightful village of Piddlehinton, about 5 miles outside Dorchester. The cottage is comfortable, warm and very, very well equipped. A host of footpaths run from the village and you can walk for miles and miles across beautiful Dorset countryside. If you want to use the car many attractions are a short drive away.
The local pub, The Thimble, is a no-nonsense, friendly village inn with great beers and pub food. It's less than ten minutes walk, so no worries about drinking and driving.
Thanks for your review of West Lane Cottage. The Thimble Inn has a new landlord (chef) and landlady with effect from late March 2012 and we visited for Sunday lunch on April 1st. A small menu but we tasted a good range between us and all was obviously fresh, home made and delicious. The chef told us that the only thing that had come out of the freezer was our ice and that all that could be home made, would be, and the menu certainly reflects this with homemade bread and brioche, and home cured salmon evident on the Sunday lunch menu. There was also a good smattering of locals in who proclaimed the new residents most welcome and friendly and we agree!
Rectory Road is a small road at right angles to the B314, the High Street running through the village. We do get some farm traffic (especially at harvest time) and some commuters. There is a 30 mph speed restriction, the cottage is double glazed throughout and very few people comment on the traffic. However, if holidaymakers feel that a peaceful lie in is particularly important to them, we would suggest our sister cottage Wren Cottage, Tolpuddle which is beautifully quiet and also offers a countryside view from the bedrooms!
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|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|January||4 Jan 13||1 Feb 13||£ 310||£ 65||£ 80||3 Nights|
|February||1 Feb 13||15 Feb 13||£ 330||£ 65||£ 80||3 Nights|
|February half term||15 Feb 13||22 Feb 13||£ 460||-||-||1 Week|
|February||22 Feb 13||1 Mar 13||£ 330||£ 65||£ 80||3 Nights|
|March||1 Mar 13||29 Mar 13||£ 390||£ 70||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Easter||29 Mar 13||12 Apr 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|April||12 Apr 13||3 May 13||£ 460||-||-||1 Week|
|May||3 May 13||31 May 13||£ 590||-||-||1 Week|
|June||31 May 13||5 Jul 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|July||5 Jul 13||2 Aug 13||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
|August||2 Aug 13||6 Sep 13||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
|September||6 Sep 13||4 Oct 13||£ 470||-||-||1 Week|
|October||4 Oct 13||25 Oct 13||£ 430||-||-||1 Week|
|October half term||25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|November||1 Nov 13||29 Nov 13||£ 305||£ 65||£ 80||3 Nights|
|Early December||29 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 325||£ 65||£ 80||3 Nights|
|Christmas and New Year||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 610||-||-||1 Week|
|January 2014||3 Jan 14||31 Jan 14||£ 310||£ 65||£ 80||3 Nights|
|February 2014||31 Jan 14||14 Feb 14||£ 330||£ 65||£ 80||3 Nights|
|February half term||14 Feb 14||21 Feb 14||£ 460||-||-||1 Week|
|Late February 2014||21 Feb 14||28 Feb 14||£ 330||£ 65||£ 80||3 Nights|
|March 2014||28 Feb 14||27 Mar 14||£ 390||£ 70||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Easter 2014||4 Apr 14||18 Apr 14||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|April 2014||18 Apr 14||2 May 14||£ 460||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rental rates include provision of all bed linen, duvets and pillows (synthetic) together with towels, tea towel, oven glove etc. A welcome tray is provided.
If you wish to bring your pets - please ask - mature dogs are welcome at £15 per head per holiday.
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