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Dibben's cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

A 19th century family cottage surrounded by a very flowery garden and rolling countryside.

The ground floor has the kitchen and a large dining room (with a piano that is reasonably in tune) and the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The first floor has a bright and spacious living room with an open fireplace, one bedroom with two single beds, and one with two single beds size pushed together into a super king size bed.

Plasma screen TV with DVD player and a classic DVD collection, including some for children.

We have all baby equipment: cot, playpen, highchair, bouncing chair, microwave oven, hand blender...

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Poole 39 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton 55 km, Nearest railway: Tisbury 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The West Country region

The cottage is located on the beautiful Dorset / Wiltshire border.

It is a very green and hilly region, and full of pretty villages and charming country pubs.

There are a number of beautiful towns to visit within easy drive, such as Shaftesbury, Salisbury, Bath, Sherbourne and even Stonehenge.


The cottage is surrounded by a large and very flowery garden. It is on the edge of a very quiet road, and overlooks the beautiful parkland of the neighbouring estate. The village of Semley is 3 km away, and has a very pretty village store, a pub with decent food, and a church.

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Review 1-7 of 7

2 Sep 2014


"Idyllic Place in Semley, Wiltshire/Dorset."

We spent a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage. Spacious, clean, with a wonderful garden and lots of space for us, our 5 children and our two dogs. Ideal setting "to recharge your batteries&… More

15 Aug 2014


"English paradise!"

We had a wonderful stay at Dibbens, the cottage is lovely and very well equipped especially for families, with toys for children, including toys for the garden! We found everything confortable and Con… More

29 Jun 2014


"A charming old cottage in a beautiful Wiltshire countryside"

We were so sad to leave Dibben's cottage. It isn't your usual holiday rental, this is a family letting you into their house. It's a lovely old cottage with heaps of history and personal… More

31 May 2014


"Gem doesn't sparkle because some amenities lacking"

Beautiful cottage, lovely garden, but this gem that could be 5 star remains 3 star because the owner didn't spend an extra few hundred pounds. What's the use of a lovely garden when there is… More

Thank you for taking the time to review Dibben's Cottage. You are absolutely correct that the cottage is not a 5 star hotel and, if you don't mind us pointing it out, it is not priced like one. It is exactly what it says it is, an old fashioned (most people think very beautiful) English cottage in a lovely part of the countryside. We use it as our family escape and don't want it to be anything else. Genuinely sorry that you found some cobwebs. We'll have to try harder.

We're terribly sorry about the garden furniture - It is now there (new photos going up shortly !)

We are sorry that you could not get the DVD to work. It does work (we just re-checked) but we'll put up some improved instructions. Thank you for feedback.

You are right, there is no BBQ. And we didn't say there was. We have been advised by an agency not to have one as guests rarely clean them and that it gets pretty messy and difficult to clean very quickly. Most people seem very happy using disposable BBQs.

The wine glasses are not from Poundland, they are from the 1950s. They have been continuously in the house for 60 years and we like to think help given Dibben's Cottage its rather special character. We're sorry they didn't do it for you.

But, above all, thank you for your helpful and constructive feedback.

28 Jan 2014


"Charming English cottage in rural Wiltshire"

Eager to escape the hustle and bustle of Central London, we spent a lovely summer weekend at Dibbens. The cottage is an easy drive from London, yet the setting feels worlds away from the frenzy of th… More

19 Jan 2014


"Idyllic, elegant, relaxing English country weekend"

Dibbens is simply a beautiful cottage/house set in a beautiful part of the world. The house is very elegant and relaxing at the same time and the garden is a joy - and everything that should work does work.

18 Jan 2014


"Charming cottage in lovely Wiltshire countryside"

On a rainy November weekend we were very lucky to stay at Dibben's cottage: However poor the weather was, we could still enjoy being in a charmful and cosy place!
The kitchen was very well equiped for cooking and kids enjoyed the numerous games left by the owner.
We also took the opportunity of a bright interval for local visits within walking distance, as well as a nice Sunday roast at the local pub.
On a nice sunny day, I'm sure that a stay in the cottage's beautiful garden would have been a real delight... next time!

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