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Garden Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

from £43 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

This self catering cottage is located in the garden of an eighteenth century thatched house which was formerly the central farm in the village. It was possibly the home of one of the employers of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. The cottage accommodation consists of an entrance lobby, spacious lounge dining area with sofa bed, separate compact well-equipped kitchen, bedroom with king size bed and plenty of storage space, shower toilet room, conservatory and private patio with table and chairs.There is a single bed in the conservatory so it 's possible if there are three of you to sleep separately. To ensure your comfort in hot weather, table fans are provided. There is secure parking for one car. After a long wait, we now have superfast broadband.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Weymouth, Poole, Bournemouth all about the same distance 20 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth 25 km, Nearest railway: Dorchester 15 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, King Beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Secure parking

About this location

The Dorset region



The world famous village of Tolpuddle is situated south of the A35 trunk road, eight miles east of Dorchester and about 16 miles west from Poole and Bournemouth. It is in the valley of the River Piddle in a beautiful area of countryside. This part of Dorset is where Thomas Hardy based his novels; his birthplace is only a few kilometres away and his house Max Gate, is in nearby Dorchester. In July every year the Tolpuddle Festival is held to celebrate the contribution of the Tolpuddle Martyrs to Britain's history

Within easy reach of the village is the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site, West Bay where Broadchurch was filmed and the fine beaches of Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth. We are also conveniently situated for the Great Dorset Steam Fair which takes place at the end of August. The recent film version of Far from the Madding Crowd was filmed in various nearby locations.

Fifteen minutes drive away are the attractions of Monkey World, the Bovington Tank Museum and T E Lawrence's house and burial place. We are ideally placed for walking holidays in this part of Dorset and the detailed information we provide on many superb walks in the area reflect this. There are many fine country walks just stepping out of the cottage. Several of our guests have enjoyed cycling the country lanes around us. The village is on a popular cycle route.

Tolpuddle has an excellent pub restaurant, the Martyrs' Inn only 100 metres from the cottage. Other nearby places to eat include Athelhampton House and the Blue Vinney. Dorchester, with its many and varied eating places is only fifteen minutes drive away.There is a well stocked Londis supermarket and post office in Puddletown, 3km away and another one in Bere Regis, 5km distant.

Puddletown has a surgery with dispensary.

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20 Nov 2014


"Ideal base for Dorset"

We stayed for a long weekend in November and though the weather was mixed we couldn't fault Garden Cottage.Well equipped and decorated (and gratefully stocked with milk and nibbles after a long d… More

Thank you so much for your positive review. We value your comments and hope you might think about staying here again.

5 Oct 2014


"Postcard from Dorset"

I came across Garden Cottage whilst searching for some centrally located accommodation for our whistle stop tour of Dorset. Luckily this most charming cottage was available. We received concise and cl… More

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Garden Cottage. We do our best to provide everything guests need. As you say, its central location makes it a convenient place to enjoy what Dorset has to offer. Thankyou for your very positive comments.

30 Aug 2014


"Home from Home comfort"

We stayed for 5 nights and found the cottage very comfortable and the Hopkins very friendly owners. The cottage was very convenient as it was close to all the places we wanted to visit i.e. West Bay, … More

Thank you for your positive review. We take great care to ensure the cottage meets our guests needs. We are also pleased that you were able to see so much of our beautiful county.

11 Aug 2014


"Ideal . couldn't have hoped for a better cottage."

So please we found this fabulous little cottage.Well equipped and comfortable, and a perfect location for exploring lovely Dorset.… More

Thanks for your positive review. I am pleased you appreciated what we provide in the cottage and were able to get around and enjoy the many attractions which Dorset has to offer.

9 Aug 2014


"what a find...brilliant."

booked late so we werent expecting to find anything near as nice as this .clean. comfy.lovely private location.well equiped and couldnt have been better situated for exploring lovely lovely dorset.we … More

Thank you so much for your positive comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay. The area is certainly ideal for getting on your bikes. Hope to see you again sometime.

3 Aug 2014


"Would certainly recommend"

This lovely cottage was everything we expected and more. Comfortably sleeps 4 adults. Utilities were excellent could not have asked for more. Will certainly be staying here again … More

Thankyou for taking the time to write a review. You were our first guests in the newly-renovated cottage and we very much appreciate your comments and hope to see you again.

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