Mill Street cottage
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This Grade 2 listed cottage offers a quiet, peaceful base for exploring the beautiful Dorset countryside and coast with its dramatic cliff top walks, sand and shingle beaches and the World Herritage Jurassic Coast. A 19th Century estate cottage in the heart of Puddletown village, it lies 12km from the coast in the midst of 'Thomas Hardy Country'. The cottage is beautifully presented and is comfortably furnished with plenty of outdoor space.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ringstead Bay 12 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth 38 km, Nearest railway: Dorchester 9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Sleeps 4/5. The property offers two bedrooms; one double and one kingsize bed. There is also a foldaway bed available for a 5th person or if 2 people do not want to share a double bed. The bedrooms have stripped pine floors with the back bedroom overlooking the beautiful cottage gardens at the back of the house. The upstairs bathroom has a powerful shower (no bath) and there is an additional toilet downstairs off the utility area. The lounge has an open, coal or log burning fire, a 2 seater and a 3 seater sofa with the original Dorset Blue Lias flagstone flooring. The kitchen/diner offers a comfortable area to dine in with a fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and everything you need for a self-catering holiday. The utility area houses the washing machine and offers adequate drying or storage space for your boots, coats, bicycles and beach gear.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage has a secluded garden which is lawned with mature planted borders. Perfect for a game of boules, a play area for the kids or somewhere to relax after a hard days exploring. There is a raised patio section at the back of the garden which catches the last rays of sun in the evening as it drops behind the house. There is a brick built BBQ and table and chairs for dining outside. The garden is accessed by a side gate or over steps outside the back door. There is off road parking for 2 cars at the side of the house.
A 25% deposit to be paid at the time of booking with the balance paid 4 weeks prior to your stay. Except for last minute lets where payment to be received at the time of booking.
We will usually only take bookings for a minimum of one week during holiday periods.
During the colder months coal and logs will be provided for your first evening's fire.
The West Country region
Dorset is one of the four counties in the west of England including Devon, Somerset and Cornwall. It lies on the south coast and has 89 miles of coastline which forms part of the 630 miles South West Coast Path.
The Jurassic coast is a World Heritage Site and stretches from Exmouth, Devon in the west to just beyond Swanage, Dorset in the east, and comprises dramatic, undulating cliffs, sandy beaches and pebble beaches including the famous Chesil Beach.
Dorset is perfect for outdoor pursuits, offering coastal and inland walking, horse riding, canoeing, sailing, fishing, diving and rock climbing on the Isle of Portland.
Dorset gets more sunshine than anywhere in the UK and for days where the weather is not condusive to being outdoors, it is teeming with history and culture and places to visit. Dorset is steeped in ancient and Roman History with sites including stone circles, Roman Temples, Maiden Castle and Corfe Castle. Dorset's most notable resident was Thomas Hardy who lived in and around Dorchester and many places can be recognised in his novels including Dorchester and Puddletown.
Puddletown is centrally located in Dorset - 31 miles from Lyme Regis to the very west and 19 miles from Poole to the very east. It has a thriving local shop with Post Office, butchers and other fresh produce. The cottage is situated just off the main square and from the back of the house you can see the12th/13th Century church - St Mary the Virgin. A short amble past the River Piddle takes you to the highly recommended gastro pub â??The Blue Vinnyâ??.
It is located to the north east of Puddletown forest where there are good walks and a walk of 2 miles along forest tracks will bring you to Thomas Hardy's cottage. A drive through the forest will take you down â??Rhododendron mileâ??, which is stunningly beautiful in the spring. On the outskirts of Puddletown you will find Athelhampton House and gardens where 'From Time to Time' based on The Chimney's of Green Knowe was filmed.
The neighbouring village, Tolpuddle, home of the famous Tolpuddle martyrs is an hours walk or a short drive or cycle where there is a museum and a pub, The Martyrs Inn, both of which chronicle their story.
Driving south towards the coast for 8 miles through picturesque villages and lanes takes you to Ringstead Bay and Osmington Mills. A cliff top walk to the east gives you stunning views of Durdle Door and walk a little further and you reach Lulworth Cove. Miles of beautiful sand can be found at Studland and if you prefer a town beach; Weymouth, Bournemouth and Swanage are all within easy reach by car.
Dorchester is considered to be one of the Gateway Towns to the Jurassic Coast. A short drive away, it is a busy shopping centre with a market every Wednesday and Saturday. There is an excellent selection of restaurants, cafes, delis and pubs including the smallest Michelin starred restaurant in Britain: Sienna.
Outdoor pursuits include coastal, forest and inland walking; cycling; horse riding; canoeing; sailing; fishing on the Jurassic Coast; diving and climbing on the Isle of Portland.
There are many cultural activities and places of interest including the museums in Dorchester, Thomas Hardy's cottage and birthplace, stately homes, market towns and nearby Monkey World and the Tank Museum..
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28 Aug 2014
"Superb holiday cottage"
A beautifully appointed cottage with all you could need. Excellent base for exporing Dorchester area and all the coast hot spots. Stayed here with my husband and 8 year old son and we had a great time… More
10 Aug 2014
"Great base for exploring Dorset"
This was our second stay at Mill Street cottage after a short stay in 2013; a longer stay was required in 2014 in order to experience the many things to do in the area. Mill Street cottage is equippe… More
22 May 2014
"Great location to explore Dorset"
The cottage was just like a home from home for us. Plenty of room to spread.The facilities were excellent and all rooms were clean and tidy.Puddletown has an excellent Mini Market and Pub and is a goo… More
25 Nov 2013
"Excellent Holiday Cottage"
Mill Street cottage is an excellent holiday home for a small family. We stayed here during the summer holidays and found it to be an excellent choice.
The cottage itself is superb, with all the amenities you could ask for...including the real fire which we duly made use of even in the warm summer months! The garden was lovely and the kids had a great time playing boules on the lawn. The beds were lovely and comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped.
The location of the cottage is fantastic with easy access to Weymouth, local beaches. Clouds Hill, The Tank Museum, Farmer Palmers and Poole (Brownsea island is lovely), to name but a few of the local attractions. There are also some lovely walks through Puddletown forest to Hardy's birthplace.
In all I would highly recommend Mill Street cottage to anybody looking for a peaceful yet ideal location in the heart of Dorset and it will be top of our list for places to stay should we return to Dorset.
13 Sep 2013
"Everything you could wish for"
We stayed at this lovely cottage for a week recently and really enjoyed ourselves. We particularly liked the convenient location which was a good base for exploring around, the downstairs loo, the di… More
29 Jul 2013
Fab cottage, great location, v quiet, but close to lots of attractions so ideally situated. Loved the Blue Vinney pub, great food, little bit pricey but worth it. Close to Weymouth which the children … More
28 Jul 2013
"More than we expected"
Mill Cottage was better than we expected. More spacious, more comfortable, bigger garden, not to mention a surprise downstairs loo! There were many brochures, leaflets and maps. The beds are very comf… More
10 Apr 2013
"fabulous, well equipped cottage"
I don't think we have ever stayed in such a well equipped cottage! There is everything you could possibly need in the kitchen (even a wok!) and bathroom towels are supplied, which is unusual. T… More
2 Oct 2012
"Lovely cottage, good value, very clean, great location, all mod cons."
Well decorated and modern inside. Lovely garden, very quiet and pretty location. Blue Vinney (village pub) has excellent food, good walking especially Puddletown Wood, easy access to A35 and Dorchester. Great Thai Restaurant in Dorchester. Easy access to seaside, Lyme Regis always worth a visit Will certainly pay a return visit.
12 Sep 2012
"Superbly appointed accommodation!"
The quality of the funiture and fittings in this cottage was second-to-none. Thye kitchen was spotless and had all the am,enities/appliances you could wish for. (Washing machine in conservatory). The lounge was amply equiped with good quality sofas and the usual television/DVD player .... essential for teenagers?? The bedrooms were immaculate with excellent beds that ensured a good nights sleep. The bathroom had a large shower cubical and again was stylishly appointed. Overall, I* would thoroughly recommend this cottage!!
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