“If you are a family group, book it!” We are a family group of 13, ranging in age from 6 months to 66 years.
This cottage is fabulous (a 400 year old thatched cottage would be hard to beat!) one of the best self-catering properties we've come across.
“Tastefully decorated, well thought out cottage” This is a beautiful little cottage, which has been tastefully decorated to a high standard.
Surrounded by beautiful gardens, and fabulous countryside.
Ideal place to stay if you want to get away from e
“Amazing cottage getaway in a beautiful setting with friendly hosts!” We stayed here in January as a mid winter break and I could not think of a more perfect location! The cottage served as a lovely cozy base with the fire, selection of board games pro
Fantastic cottage great for dogs as the garden is fenced off ideal for visiting many Dorset
beauty spots, will come back again!
only one small thing ! Would be very nice if you could fit a shaver p… More
Thank you for the review and thank you for your suggestion of a shaver point. I will definitely look into this and see if we can get one in there, with the building being hundreds of years old, these things are not always easy. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and would come back again. Thank you.
“great holiday experience”
Reviewed 21 May 2013
Such a wonderful experience- The cottage was beautifully decorated and very comfortable - the owners were helpful but not intrusive-ideally situated in a lovely location- perfect walks for our pet - o… More
“Fabulous property in a superb location!” What a lovely property this is! We travelled with ourselves, our 1 year old, friends and their two year old. House had everything we all needed for a brilliant stay and plenty of room for two families. Louise c
A group of us stayed in this property for 2 nights - we had a lovely time. The cottage is beautiful, location is great near to the beach and the town centre. On arrival the cottage was very clean and … 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.
Contemporary Lulworth 2 is a semi-detached mews house which can be reached through a gated entrance along a driveway set in 2 acres of meadow.. It has an open plan lounge /modern kitchen & dining area with french doors opening onto its own decked area with outdoor f …see more
This apartment is everything it 'says on the tin'. Great position with view of the sea, luxuriously appointed, large terrace and very quiet. We spent 3 weeks there and were sorry to leave. The only ch… More
Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoy your stay -- we hope to welcome you back again when you next stay in Bournemouth.
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Lovely apartment. Well appointed and very quiet. Good sized bedrooms with plenty of storage. Great to have both a bath and walk in shower. Clean and well looked after. Easy walk along the front to Bou… More
“Comfortable and good location.” Duncliffe Chalet suited our requirements very well, as we needed a base for the weekend. It is well appointed and provided comfortable accommodation for our party of 5 adults. We particularly appreciated having 3 en s
My sisters , daughter and I visited this amazing place for my 50th birthday it was so beautiful absolutely stunning . So clean everything we wanted it to be .It was so quiet and the owner was so n… More
Thank you for your kind comments and I'm so glad you had a memorable 50th Birthday. You were all a pleasure to meet and I would gladly welcome you back.
“Home From Home” A wonderful welcome pack on arrival.The cottage itself was very comfortable,excellent layout and facilities.It was very dog friendly with great walks around the area, set itself in a quiet country lane.Also a very good base for traveli
Spent a cracking long weekend in Win Place. Home from home. Clean and modern accommodation. Winfrith Newburgh is 15 minutes from Lulworth Cove and some great walking along the Jurassic Coast to Du… More
“a very comfortable, stylish and welcoming property”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2012
An absolute gem. Spotlessly clean, modern and stylish, with the only bed I have ever slept in that was more comfortable than my own. Very friendly and helpful hosts, and a very good base for the Jur… 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.
Comfortable family holiday home, full of facilities and close to safe sandy beach and countryside; with diving, fishing and boats from the Pier, great country pubs, fine local food and Purbeck golf course all nearby.<br />Friday changeover preferred for weekly boo …see more
“Look no further if you want a great place to stay in a lovely part of Poole” A spotless and well appointed environment that we all immediately felt comfortable in. Usually we would stay in a Premier Inn but with eighteen month old twins this wasn't p
This house contains everything you could possible need/want for your stay, plus a lot more! There is even a small outside area (which I'm told by a couple staying a few doors down that we were lucky t… More
We would be delighted to welcome you back in the future. So happy that you had everything you needed and the location suited you all. We also have another property called Dolphins which is just over Poole Bridge and very close to SANDY Hamworthy Beach, again a three storey townhouse (with garden) that we purchased in June 2013 and already getting booked up well. Kind regards, Julie (property owner)07427 603678
“All we hoped for”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2013
Superb property in excellent location and very well furnished. Walking distance to Poole Quay and all local shops and other amenities. Extensive welcome pack which was nice touch - homemade bread and … More
So happy to hear that you had a relaxing and comfortable stay at 5 Angel Mews, Poole. We pride ourselves on Customer Service. We would love to welcome you back at anytime. Kind regards, Julie
“Great House ... Great Location”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
It has often been said that all of the best places in Bournemouth are actually in Poole, and I think that is even more true now than it was 30 years ago, when I left the area. Part of the reason is su… More
Thank you for your remarks. Apologies for the heating going off at 10pm (previous guest had tinkered with controls). We have a second holiday property now with King size bedroom, double bedroom and bedroom with two 3ft singles - this configuration may suit you better next time. Best regards, Julie
“A beautifully appointed cottage in a lovely location” We had a lovely weekend at Eagles Nest. The cottage is wonderfully equipped, clean and spacious. The jacuzzi in the large garden was great fun. As dog owners it was really lovely to stay in such a
Luxury self catering holiday accommodation in Dorset with communal indoor heated leisure pool, gym, sauna, outside hot tub and 3 private coarse fishing lakes.A haven for children/adults - indoor games room, outside play area, swings, slides, trampoline.<br />Fami …see more
“The Great Escape” When you need to get away from it all and seek comfortable tranquillity then Bookham Court is the ideal venue. We have been virtually annual visitors for over 10 years. The boys have grown up here and insist on returning each year. W
“Amazing!!” Fantastic accommodation, amazing location with lots to do as a family and plenty of beach to scour. We stayed at the cottage for a week wanting a peaceful picturesque location but within east reach of other locations to visit. This was just
Mill House is a stunning property adjoining a former mill which dates back to the Domesday Book in 1066. Situated in the heart of Maiden Newton, West Dorset, ideally located for exploring Dorchester, 6 miles, Weymouth, Portland and the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coa …see more
“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
Large semi detached house, 5 bedrooms, ideal for two families to share, sleeps 12 guests. This is a normal house in a normal street, somewhere you can relax and have a fab holiday at a great price! 25 miles …see more
“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 do
“Charming cottage in lovely Wiltshire countryside”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2014
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 fo… More
Our family run apartment makes for a wonderful base when staying in Bournemouth or visiting the wider area.
You may be looking for a short break to get away from it all and enjoy the tranquillity of Bournemouth's famous gardens and beach, a more energetic long wee …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.
We are an extended family of 12 with children and we found Harewood Haven to be a very cosy place to stay while on holiday. The beds were very clean and comfortable to sleep in. There were fans in ev… More
“Comfortable, well-furnished, clean, big house in a good location”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2016
We were lucky to stay in this house. It looked as good as the pics and possibly even better. The dining room was so elegantly laid out, that made all of us go 'wow!' when we first stepped into the hou… More
“Home away from Home”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2016
Truly a cosy, warm and happy place to stay in. We were a family of 12, and stayed for a week. The rooms had different configurations of beds and it was very easy for us to fit large or small groups in… More
“Would definitely recommend!” The Old Barn is beautiful, comfortable, spacious, well-equipped and perfectly clean! It's ideally located, with coutryside walks on the doorstep yet very close to shops and the beach. Claire was really helpful with recom
“Seriously good accomodation” My wife and I spent a week staying at the Barn with our two golden retrievers. Property was clean, tidy and spacious and had everything we needed. Owners were friendly and helpful but not at all intrusive.
Wi-Fi was brill
“Perfect peace and quiet in a wonderful location!” This was our second trip to Crowthorne, Found it to be a fantastic home from home, everything you need is there and the location is great, just the sights and sounds of the countryside. Lucky enough to
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
“Wonderful weekend away in Abbotsbury” The Grain Store was superb, very clean and tidy, everything there you could possibly want. The building has great character and is beautifully laid out. The views are stunning and the walks are great. It’s the bes
“A great holiday property with much to see and do locally”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2015
We found that the Grain Store had everything we needed for a lovely holiday in Dorset. Well appointed, clean and all things thought through, including good wi-fi, a well stocked kitchen and utility r… More
Thank you, we are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay at The Grain Store and holiday in Dorset exploring all things Jurassic fantastic. We hope to welcome you back for more fun filled adventures soon.
“Very good, everything as promised” The flat is very clean, absolutely no allergy problems. Nicely decorated, just enough but not to much stuff, beautiful photographs from the region. Everything in a very good shape.
Advisable: Take your bikes with y
“Excellent well equipped ideally located property. First class communication and help from owners”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2016
Easy to book and just as described. Very helpful owners. Easy parking but we were out of season. Probably not so easy high season if travelling with two cars. Great views and good weather. Highly reco… 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
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
“Cosy cottage with a blazing log fire.” We rented The Brambles over February half term and enjoyed its ambience greatly, especially the log fire. It's perfect for a couple. Open plan, nicely furnished and very peacefully situated. Abbotsbury is only f
“Lovely clean, tidy, well furnished apartment, convenient location” Lovely apartment, good communication with agent & landlord. Well equipped kitchen with modern clean appliances. Dishwasher handy. Decorated well with lots of nice homely touches such
Lovely flat. Clean,comfortable and well equipped. 20 minute walk straight into Bournemouth town centre. Friedas cafe does a fantastic breakfast. Excellent bus service. £3.70 for an all day ticket. Bu… More
Thank you Maxine I am very glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcoming you in the future.