“Fantastic” Our high expectations were far outreached when we first walked through the door into an inviting and homely house.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this inspirational and relaxing environment thanks to the numerous books to browse throug
An ideal location for visiting Dorset and the New Forest. Leisure activities nearby, 2 mins drive to a golf course, 20 min drive the beach, local family park (moors valley) 10 minutes walk away …see more
Please note that we only accept short breaks of less than a week from September to mid-March as shown on the calendar.
Limekiln House is set in an elevated position with marvellous views across the Dorset countryside from the one acre terraced lawns and the picture wind …see more
“Ideal location for families” The key was available so we were able to get straight into the apartment. Mrs McWilliams was very friendly and helpful. The apartment is very spacious. It has lovely views over the gardens, and the swimming pool was nic
We recently spent a week in this apartment, it was great value for money and the facilities were excellent! My daughter learnt to swim in the pool within two days of being there and my son learnt to s… More
“Had potential, but very disappointing, definitely not good value for money.”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2011
We are writing this because if we had had the opportunity to read this before booking, we wouldn’t have! We have tried to keep it short – believe me, the first version being more like an essay!
As owners of Purbeck Cliffs Apartment we welcome comments and suggestions and have run the apartment very successfully for over 20 years. Each year we are visited by an independent Quality Assurance Assessor recognised by the Tourist Board to check the Apartment and we have consistently maintained our four star rating.
We were sorry this contributor did not enjoy her holiday, despite the beautiful weather they experienced. The comments about the pool were particularly unfair; the pool is kept heated to 81 degrees and above. It is checked at least twice a week and there is certainly no algae growing in it. It is unrealistic to promise to keep the pool totally insect free but we are always happy to give the pool an extra clean if requested.
Each year we redecorate and renew equipment and as part of this ongoing programme items such as the garden seats would clearly have been replaced, had this or some of the other points raised been brought to our attention at the time these would have been dealt with.
Purbeck Cliffs Apartment with its own private swimming pool and 2 acre garden presents outstanding value for money and compares very favourably with similar types of holiday where the swimming pool, sauna and snooker room are shared with other guests.
“Too short a stay” We booked Moonfleet for a long weekend whilst family members took part in a Triathlon event in nearby Weymouth. Although this was a brief and very busy stay we all had a wonderful time and can't wait to return to enjoy Moonfleet and
A very comfortable home from home. The views and walks around the area were great. We were 6 adults, a toddler and 5 month old twins with room for us all.
Our grandson particularly loved the playroom… More
“Wonderful seaside cottage in Dorset”
Reviewed 13 May 2012
Stayed at moonfleet cottage and had great time exploring local walks in fleet and surrounding area. Ideal for couples and families. Can't wait to go back next year. Couldn't ask for better location an… More
“The perfect base for exploring Dorset”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2015
Moonfleet is a lovely cottage set about halfway along the Fleet lagoon. More importantly it's located perfectly; be it for Corfe, Lulworth or Bovington to the East, or Lyme Regis, Charmouth & Seatown … More
“Excellent Holiday Cottage” Just got home after staying 1 week at Lavender Cottage which is in a very central part of Lyme, very close to many restaurants and sea front, the cottage was very clean and warm, very nice to have outdoor space for the dogs,
Very cosy and well equipped cottage, in a great location. Quiet street in the old town just a short walk to beach and shops. Small garden is a bonus. Owners very communicative and helpful. Would book … More
“Lyme is great, so is this place”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2012
We stayed for a week with a super-active 1 yr old: Mark the owner was good enough to get us a toddler gate for the stairs - he already had crib, high chair, plus all the things that make a family holi… More
“Great Cottage, great location.”
Reviewed 24 May 2015
Cottage in great location leval walk to beach, new kitchen Wifi available not fast but adequate.
Garden area fine but could do with updating table and chairs. Car park safe and secure next to police … More
chalet in small peaceful park. Out door heated swimming pool.
The chalet has been modernised and has good facilities.
We have a fully equipped kitchen with microwave washing machine fridge freezer.
Tastefully decorated to give a beach hut feeling.
I call it my dream du …see more
Driftwood apartment is a stone's throw from Southbourne's golden sandy blue flag beaches.
With clifftop restaurant, beautiful walks, sandpit play park and cliff top lift to the beach.
The apartment is opposite Fisherman's Walk, a woodland walk with an ab …see more
There is a fully equipped kitchen with window seat & tiled floor, cosy beamed sitting room with inglenook fire place , window seat & dining area. Steep winding stairs to double bedroom leading into twin bedroom. Sloping ceilings, some low doorways, downstairs b …see more
“Great Christmas” We stayed here with family over Christmas and had a great time, couldn't have asked for more. It was peaceful, within a short walk of the coastal path and a pleasant, hilly, off road walk to the nearest village and friendly local pub
Which is what they delivered. We chose this for the Jurasic coast and joy riding to heritage sites. Plenty of easy walks or otherwise if that's what you're into. But, peace and quiet, Bliss! Did it … More
Thank you, we are delighted that you enjoyed your trip to Dorset and stay at Wears Farm to explore the Jurassic coastline. We really appreciated your patience and understanding whilst we resolved your heating problems and look forward to welcoming you back to stay again.
Set halfway down the only 'street' in the scenic village of Milton Abbas, “The Engine Room” has been imaginatively created from the building, which once housed the engine for the village fire station and now provides a very cosy, well-planned hidea …see more
“Charming, quiet, rural retreat” The owner has put a lot of thought into this place. It had everything I needed with large bedroom (comfortable bed), Egyptian cotton sheets, dark blinds to keep the light out, with the styling of a smarter hotel. Small
Left waterloo after work, arrived at cottage within 2 hours. Perfect quiet surroundings and nice garden to sit in. The owner had put a bottle of bubbly in the fridge at our request. The rooms were… More
Im delighted that you found your stay relaxing and comfortable. Seems Gardeners Cottage and the Dorset countryside did their job for you.
“Nice little getaway”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2013
If you like little hideaways, this is right up your street. This suited us down to the ground for our last minute getaway. A car is essential, due to its location. There are plenty of good pubs les… More
Willow Way is a delightful two bedroom self catering holiday home located in this fantastic holiday location being just 5 minutes away from the lovely sandy beaches at Southbourne and Boscombe and within easy reach of Christchurch Quay. …see more
“excellent holiday home” I would recommend this lovely house to stay in. It's very modern and clean with everything you need for your stay. Great location, near to bus stop and train station.
I rented this house for my visiting son and family from overseas with children aged ten and eight. it was perfect for them, lovely and clean house with everything they needed, close to shops and res… More
So pleased you had your family close by for there visit, I hope they come back again soon
“Five go exploring at Christmas” Five of us (and a German shepherd) spent a very happy Christmas in this beautiful home. The estate is incredible! So peaceful, and the other residents were very friendly and welcoming. The house is stunning; beautifully
1 of 16 charming properties a stroll from the popular world heritage jurassic coastline
this gated holiday complex offers a selection of well thought out, purpose built, spacious accommodation within these converted former farm buildings located a... …see more
“Superb Holiday” We had 3 generations of our family stay here for a week and all agreed that the stay was wonderful. A beautiful 18th century ( I think? ) cottage just a few minutes from the seafront and the start of spectacular walks along the coast a
This is a very pretty little cottage a short walk from the centre of Shaftesbury. Fantastic, quiet location, where you can see and enjoy nature while also being close to the town centre.
The house has a double bedroom with en-suite shower room upstairs, and a small sin …see more
A delightful ancient stone thatched cottage which has been tastefully modernised to give spacious accommodation of great character with many exposed beams. The cottage has recently been completely redecorated and a new kitchen installed all with new white goods, gas ho …see more
Picturesque village, lovely pub,chocolate box cottage until you open the door! Kitchen didnt look as though it had been cleaned from previous occupants. Crumbs,food scraps and dirt in fridge and on s… More
After apologising profusely to the guests the housekeeper has been dismissed as the cleaning clearly wasn't up to the level expected.
The house has had a deep clean less than 2 months ago and all windows, carpets and lampshades were deep cleaned at this time. It was a shame the plumber had not been able to fix the tap whilst the guests were there but there have been no reports previously about the sealant on the bath so that will now be checked too. I agree that the towels do need replacing and in fact we will be suggesting guests bring their own as most people prefer to do this anyway. A very disappointing review but hopefully with the new housekeeper in place things will be 100% better from now on. Once again we apologise to the guests involved.
“A Total Disgrace!!”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2013
We arrived to find dirty linen on the floor no beds made
the whole cottage needs a good clean and the garden was overgrown. When we rang the contact number we were told the housekeeper had the wrong… More
This was a total disappointment for us too as we had just employed a new housekeeper who had sadly misunderstood the booking schedule so she had not done a changeover. As soon as I was contacted (the bookings manager) I offered them a free meal locally whilst I sent the housekeeper straight to the property to do a changeover for them. Sadly the guests decided to leave and travel home which was a disappointment for both us and them. They had a full refund and Our sincere apologies.
This modern style single storey annexe is beautifully located in a quiet countryside area just a short drive away from the bustling towns of Bournemouth, Poole and Wimborne. Offering accommodation for up to four guests with off road parking and access to local fishin …see more
4 Sea View offers the best of modern comforts with period character in a cottage just a short walk from the splendors of Chesil Beach & Cove on the Isle of Portland Dorset.<br />Offering a fabulous kitchen and comfortable accommodation. …see more
tranquil retreat in an acre of its own private land and leisure pool
located off the heart of this charming village centre, a short stroll from the local amenities, including 2 pubs both with good reputations just stumbling distance from... …see more
1 of 16 charming properties a stroll from the popular world heritage jurassic coastline
regret no babies or children under 18 years in this property or ammonite cottage, amber cottage and jurassic tide line. Welcome in all other properties on site... …see more
“Great place for family group and close to all amenities” We were a family of 3 generations. There was plenty of room for us all and with 3 ensuites plus a family bathroom there were no queues for the bathroom! The house is light and airy, facilities a
The Studio is situated in a superb position on the Christchurch bank of the Rive Stour. It is self contained and south facing in a quiet location about 12 minutes walk from Christchurch town centre and 6 miles from the centre of Bournemouth.The Studio is NON …see more
“Shhhhhh! Dont tell anyone” This is a great place to stay in Dorset.
You have the quiet setting of Upwey but with the local activities just down the road.
The house was superb and enough for the 4 of us.
The host , could not be more genuine and hone
“Lovely cottage in quiet village close to Dorchester and Weymouth”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2016
We stayed for a week with teenage daughters and an elderly parent, and had a wonderful time. Very quiet (apart from Saturday night when a private party at the nearby pub continued into the small hours… More
Thank you for taking time to submit your review. We very much appreciate your comments and kind words and are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We would like to thank you for leaving the cottage clean and tidy after your holiday and we hope to greet you at Vitality Cottage again in the future. All the very best. Steve & Ella
“excellent experience of staying”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2013
Property located very close to Weymouth beach, about 5min drive; also close to supermarket, very convenient.
Owner is very friendly, house is super clean and have home feeling. Great place to stay… More
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
This was a great getaway from our busy life. We were totally unwound in this house with every convenience we could wish for. There was privacy at the rear to be able to dine in the evening or to go… More
3 Lower Farm Cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage which sleeps up to 5 people. Situated near the seaside town of Weymouth and the stunning Chesil beach. It offers the chance to enjoy a traditional farm stay in a character property full of original features and a log fire. …see more
“an idyllic retreat” had a lovely week at the cottage ,if you really want peace and quiet in glorious surroundings this is the place to be , so relaxing . the owner ruth is very welcoming with great local knowledge of places to visit ,i will definitel
We had a lovely stay at Ruth's cottage. It is incredibly peaceful and relaxing.
The cottage has absolutely stunning views through the large kitchen window and wooden decking that looks out over t… More
Thank you for your review.We look forward to seeing you again.
Grantham Cottage is a luxury self catering property that affords every extra you can think of. It is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with many of the famous Dorset attractions a short drive away. It is all on one level making it easily accessible for the le …see more
“Beautiful location” We stayed at The Steps for a week with our two dogs in April and had a fabulous time even though the weather was pretty poor. The view from the house is stunning, the house itself is fairly basic but had everything we needed and w
First of all I would like to thank the owner for letting us stay in this amazing holiday home.
We could not have been happier here for the week.
The location attracted us in an instant to book t… More
“Views to die for....”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2016
If you google West Bay, the white house you see on the views over West Bay Cliffs, is this house. It's a unique building probably of some years that has been loved and characterised by the current ow… More
“Very pleasant retreat”
Reviewed 24 Apr 2012
We stayed in at "The Steps" for the week before Easter and thouroughly enjoyed the location. West Bay and the surrounding coastal area (Weymouth to Lyme Regis) is very quiet during this period which m… More
Welcome to The Retreat, a wonderfully relaxing beach house located in the heart of the famous Sandbanks pensula. With parking for at least 3 cars you will never find yourself looking for a parking space. The Sandbanks peninsula is surrounded by water, making the air is …see more
“Highly recomended, great attention to quality and detail” We had a lovely stay at Lyttle Manet. The owners Wendy and Trev were very welcoming and attentive to any needs we had without being intrusive. The cottage is extremely well appointed with a lov
“Beautifully equipped and furnished cottage in peaceful setting” A very well presented and well maintained cottage with top of the range utensils and fittings. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner Maryanne. Little touches like fresh flowers, larg
The whole family loved the cottage; the cleanest property we have ever seen with a very well appointed kitchen and generally high specification throughout.
The owners could not have been more friendl… More
“Beautiful Cottage” Myself and my family stayed here for a short break and it was amazing.
The cottage is beautiful,as soon as I walked into the kitchen I fell in love especially with that AGA!
It's a real home from home and has everything you coul
“Very well equipped, comfortable and spacious house”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2014
Excellent short break in this lovely traditional cottage. Nice beds and good bathroom with a well equipped kitchen. Quite warm with the Aga running in the summer but I would imagine very cosy in the c… More
“Definitely the best caravan on this site” Can't fault this caravan really. Felt like home from home. Feels like new, as clean as it can be, very comfortable, great location on this site and some special features like the massive windows make it what I
“Beautiful setting, great cottage and close to the beach, perfect.” We (2 adults, 4 children aged 6 and over) stayed with friends at Crepe Farm Cottage. The cottage suited everyone as it was so well equipped with loads of space. The weather was fine so
“Fantastic family holiday” When we arrived at the property we were welcomed with a lovely welcome pack, which included all you would need until you visited the shops.The location of the bungalow is ideal, close to the beach, the shops and a lovely fish
Situated in rural East Dorset, close to beaches and the New Forest. We can offer a peaceful location with views to our local "Folly" of Horton Tower. the property is situated 6miles (10kms) from the delightful town of Wimborne Minster with its lovely Minster c …see more