“Fantastic location, lovely cottage with everything you need.” The cottage is conveniently located just above corfe castle within easy reach of swanage beach and studland bay. The cottage is safe and well equipped with everything you need. The owner is
Holidaying with other half, sis and only slightly grouchy 14 year old nephew for a week in a cottage in a quiet Dorset village could have gone one of two ways....happily, the Old Reading Room was abov… More
“Excellent!” Stayed at Summer Lodge for a week in October. Very nicely appointed, quiet residential area, and conveniently located within a five minute walk from the town centre, supermarkets (Tesco and Budgens), local restaurants, pubs etc. Hostess Da
“Beautiful cottage in great location” Three generations of us stayed at Wissett Cottage and we all loved it. It's a beautiful character cottage, spacious, tastefully furnished and very comfortable. It has a well equipped kitchen for us to cook our own
Lovely cottage in idyllic situation, well-appointed, couldn't be better. The location is lovely with access to surrounding countryside including Corfe Castle and Wareham. The family friendly seaside r… More
“Beautiful cottage in perfect location”
Reviewed 27 Mar 2013
This was our second stay at Wissett Cottage, this time with a toddler, a young baby and a Granny in tow. Both times we found the property spacious, yet cosy in the colder evenings. The kitchen was mod… More
“Warm, cosy cottage with lovely sea and cliff view.” We had a lovely Christmas week at Fisherman's Cottage, which was excellently equipped with central heating, fully fitted kitchen and washing machine/ tumble drier. So even when the weather was bad we
Lovely cosy cottage, everything you need for a great holiday, kitchen well equipped, washing machine and dryer really useful. Lovely sun room to relax in after a days walking. Stunning scenery and won… More
Thank you for your lovely comments, in future I'll make sure there are extra hand towels.
Reviewed 18 Sep 2016
A beautiful cottage in an ideal location. The owner seems to have her finger on what a guest would appreciate on their stay. For example a bowl of fresh fruit and a vase of flowers. Fisherman's Cottag… More
Thank you for your lovely review, we try and make the cottage as homely as possible. Look forward to seeing you in the future I'm sorry I didn't see you this time but I was away myself, Joanne said you where enjoying your stay. Thank you again.
“Lovely, peaceful, well equipped.”
Reviewed 30 Nov 2016
We had a fabulous time at Fisherman's cottage. The cottage was clean, light and perfect for a quiet holiday with a group of friends. The fresh flowers and fruit were a lovely touch and we'd definitely… More
“lovely” Lovely house well renovated and designed. Three good sized bedrooms. Knock through living area a bit tight for six, but I imagine in the warmer weather with the sweet comfortable courtyard open that would be resolved. Lovely, courteous owners.
“Lovely cottage” Stayed here over Christmas week and it is a absolutely beautiful cottage. The reason why it hasn't got 5 stars is because cooking xmas dinner for 6, we struggled with baking trays and had to buy more. Also the garden wasn't totally sec
“Great location” Lovely clean cottage very well presented. Would definitely return and have no problem recommending this lovely little house to any one. It has one draw back and that is the kitchen is very tiny, making cooking a little bit of a challen
The cottage itself is a beautiful place that's well maintained and in a really handy location for the village. We went with my 7yr old daughter too and she loved the thatched roof and easy access to … More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
A love cottage with a lovely garden in a wonderful town. Very comfortable throughout but being a tall Person I did have to watch my head… More
“Wonderful stay in cosy cottage”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2012
Recently stayed on August bank holiday. Cottage well located for castle, beaches etc.. Loved the cottage and decorated well with thoughtful items such as ipod dock radio in bedroom. Nice and clean. Ow… More
“Delightful home from home by the sea” This is a truly lovely home from home, in the heart of Swanage and accessible to all the amenities the town and its surroundings has to offer. Everything at Baytree is beautifully thought out, it's comfortable, s
“A home from home” Needing a break, and also obliged to visit family in Dorset, we booked Clockmaker's Cottage for the two of us and our seven month old son.
It is a surprisingly spacious property, with absolutely beautiful setting. To the rear is a
My wife and I have just come back from a long weekend break at Clockmakers Cottage. The cottage has been furnished and decorated to a very high standard, is spotlessly clean and surprisingly spacious… More
“Peaceful Setting and Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2013
We stayed at Clockmakers cottage in August last year before the owners refurbished. It is a lovely cottage in a really beautiful setting. We loved just sitting on the terrace and watching the river … More
“Perfect in Every Way” This cottage was a wonderful surlprise. It was beautifully and practically decorated, and its location really excellent...very close to all facilities. The owner, Ashley was both very friendly and helpful, and her thoughtfullness
The cottage itself is sweet. The main bedroom is quite spacious with the second one being on the smaller side. The bathroom and kitchen are very modern and everything is in good condition. I had a … More
“Just what we were after…and more” Thanks Sam. We just got back from Lyme and we're reminiscing about what a lovely week we had. And in no small part thanks to your lovely cottage. It's in such an amazing spot – perfect for The Cobb, seafront, downtown
Whites Georgian Stables nestles in the heart of the picturesque Piddle valley at Piddlehinton. A tranquil place to unwind and re-charge.It sleeps 6 adults and a child in en-suite rooms of a recently refurbished, comfortable cottage; ideally located for touring Dorset.&l …see more
“Splendid house with convienent acess to town” Well furnished and comfortable house in favourable location close to town. Clean throughout and only minor criticism is that it would have been appreciated if some small welcoming parcel ie Tea and biscuit
A nicely kept property with excellent facilities.
Close to the town centre and handy for local attractions, particularly handy for the steam railway, it is also within walking distance of the loca… More
“Fantastic cottage, lovely location”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
The cottage was brilliant, the images on the website are very accurate. Very spacious, decorated and furnished to a high standard.
Great location, easy to get to the beach and into town. The Steam … More
“Brilliantly cosy for December” The cottage was bright and warm. The heating system was excellent, the bathroom a treat. If we'd more time we would have tried lighting the log fire! A great break before the xmas rush.
Daisy Cottage represents the best of both worlds. A period country cottage in a quiet location but full of modern convenience. It is clean, well equipped and comfortable and I imagine, warm in the w… More
“A BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE. .HOME FROM HOME X”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2014
We have just returned home from a weeks stay in Daisy Cottage. On arrival we were greeted with flowers, wine, local eggs and biscuits along with milk,tea, coffee and sugar. It made a nice change to ha… More
Reviewed 23 Feb 2014
A wonderful place to stay and visit ,would highly recommend to all family and couples very clean and welcoming .we shall certainly be back… More
“Feels like a better version of home as soon as you arrive” We have stayed for two weeks for the last few summers and have already booked next year. The cottage is lovely, with a beautiful enclosed garden. It has been thoughtfully equipped and has ma
“Great for us and even greater for the dogs” The cottage was warm, welcoming and well equipped. The garden large, and very dog secure. Located near super walks and good pubs, what more can you ask for? Owners, Alistair and Lisa couldn't have been more
The cottage was very modern, it was great to have WiFi. Lovely large garden with gas BBQ. Great walks from the cottage, very peaceful and quiet. Warm and cosy.… More
“A splendid quiet week with everything taken care of”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2014
Melplash is a very beautiful location just outside the town of Bridport. We loved the beautiful outside with plenty to explore for our son of 4.
Inside was a very warm and welcome atmosphere and enou… More
“Everything we were looking for.”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2016
We have just returned from a lovely week at Bluebell Cottage. The cottage was immaculate and very well equipped. We were warmly welcomed by Alistair and Lisa and enjoyed the home baked cakes on arriva… More
“Perfect seaside location” Fantastic stay
A clean comfertable home perfect location
Everything available to make your stay comfy and stress free
Beautifully looked after comfertable and clean
Home from home adding luxury and comfort to a beautiful
Me and my family spent the last week of the summer holidays at Taunton cottage. The location is perfect nestled up a quiet side street with your own gated entrance. Literally 1 minute walk and you are… More
“Fantastic facilities, lovely homely accomodation, great holiday.” My 3 brothers and partners and me and hubby all met up in September for a weeks holiday. This is difficult as I am wheelchair bound and need a hoist. We bought or own hoist and the disa
Friendly welcome & quick resolution of minor problems.
Clean, well equipped property with comfortable beds.
Quiet farm location but close to Dorset's attractions.… More
Pleased you enjoyed your weekend
“Perfect family holiday in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
We stayed here in November with my children who are 22,23 and 26 along with grandparents too! We had such a wonderful stay, the house is plenty big enough to escape for peace when you want it but also… More
So pleased you had a wonderful stay all together. The Lodge has hosted so many family celebrations and its a joy to see so many people get together for such special memorable occasions. So many guests comment on the fact that its fabulous to be all together but yet to have the space to all do your own thing - whether its out of doors jogging around the meadows, walking the Nature trail admiring the wildlife, fishing on the River Frome, playing tennis, sunbathing on the terrace, making a barbeque, paddling in the stream, playing with Otter (the family dog) or relaxing in the Lodge taking a well earned soak in one of the luxurious bathrooms, watching a film on one of the many tv's or just snoozing by the woodburner - we try to ensure that there is something for everyone.
“Fantastic views, clean and comfortable accommodation” The cottage was as described, very clean and accommodated our family get-together of 6 adults and 4 children very easily. However, one comment I would make is that the oven, although the hob was
Beautiful cottage set at the centre of the world heritage Jurassic Coast and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 10 mins walk to beach. 30 minutes walk to Golden Cap, the highest point on the SW coast. Broadchurch filmed just down the road in West Bay.
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We really enjoyed the local area and there are some great places to visit. After previously holidaying in caravans and chalet's we thought we'd try somewhere a bit different. This location looked fant… More
Thank you for your comments which we are investigating and where appropriate we will action the changes required of the sofa and beds. Unfortunately we cannot do anything regarding outside space given we live and work on site - I will check our details though as I thought this was clear - we appreciate it doesn't suit everyone and particularly guests with young children staying for nearly two weeks. We will be sure to stress this in future listings to avoid others bring disappointed in the future.
While there is little I can do regarding the mould and damp smells due to your stay being some five months ago, we will alert the cleaning company of this.
Thank you again for your comments as it helps keep us informed of changes required and therefore to improve.
Mr & Mrs Lloyd
“Perfection” The retreat is so fantastic! We stayed for two nights, turned up on a dark and stormy evening and were greeted at our car and shown into the heated retreat with the 'fire' and heating on ready for arrival! EVERYTHING had been thought of an
Joy has thought of EVERYTHING to make The Retreat perfect in every way even down to high vis jackets and torches for the walk to the pub!! Well appointed and beautifully decorated cottage, amazing b… More
How very kind of you to write such lovely words about the Retreat now with it's own Hot Tub.
I'm just so pleased you enjoyed your River Cottage course.
It was a pleasure to meet you both and hope to see you again.
“Fantastic relaxing stay in gorgeous and perfect cottage”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2015
I booked The Retreat at Hedgehog Corner for my husband's birthday and it was an absolutely wonderful experience. Every little detail was carefully thought out - all the amenities you would expect fro… More
And I can't wait to welcome you back!
(p.s. Hot Tubs are great in winter too!).
“Beautiful, peaceful and so many special touches!”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2015
The Retreat is beautiful! The new hot tub was wonderful, especially at night and completely private. Every little touch has been thought of by Joy (who is lovely!). Can not fault it!… More
Just delighted you enjoyed the new Cedar Hot Tub that comes with The Retreat Cottage for Couples.
It's a real hit with our guests who enjoy it at night with the pretty lights as much as in the daytime.
So glad you had a restful break and thank you so much for your kind words.
“Amazing cottage!!!” We stayed over Christmas, and it was amazing from the moment we arrived. The cottage was so clean and inviting really cosy with an open fire the kitchen was great with everything and more you could need the owners have really put a
“FANTASTIC ACCOMMODATION, REALLY WELL SERVICED AND VERY CLEAN, AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE TO ARRIVE AND STAY THERE”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2016
On arrival I was very very pleased that the property was so beautiful. My party consisted of myself, 1 husband and 3 teenage girls and a little boy of 9 - I had booked to take my two dogs with me but… More
“Very nice and clean property in a great location”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
If you are visiting the Poole area this property is in a great location from the quay and 5 minutes fro the town centre for an excellent selection of shops and superstores.The property was cleaned to … More
So pleased you enjoyed the break with your friends to Poole and enjoyed the Cottage and its location to the shops and Quayside.
“Fantastic House and Location” We've always loved coming to Swanage but in the past have stayed out of town. This fantastic location made it so easy to walk to shops,food,beach,everything! The car was hardly touched all weekend!
The decor in the hous
A very comfortable and welcoming property, furnished to a high standard with many thoughtful little touches. After using many previous holiday rentals, this is definately the best so far.
The propert… More
“Beautifully presented cottage near all the amenities - attention to detail”
Reviewed 21 May 2012
This cottage surpasses any holiday let that I have ever stayed at. It was like being in a luxury, boutique hotel and at such reasonably prices. Every little detail was catered for and the owners have … More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 19 Nov 2015
We had a great weekend in a lovely house within easy walking distance to beach and town. Lovely decor throughout the house with everything you could need. We highly recommend this house.… More
“Brilliant, well equipped cottage, very comfortable for a quiet and relaxing holiday.” The cottage was wonderful, very comfortable and the owners were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. We had an excellent, relaxing holiday.The only downside we foun
“Excellent compact accommodation” House had almost everything we needed, easy to use appliances with instructions provided, comfortable beds and enough room for two adults and two teenagers without being cramped
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
“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
“Nice restful cottage with comfy beds” We have had a good week at pebble reef seen lots of sight we particularly enjoyed Portland Bill we have had some good weather and the Monet cafe at the water gardens
It is a lovely house and area. We travelled with out 18 month (walking) and 8 year old kids. The steep stairs was very dangerous and narrow even the portable stairgate could not fit. I would not recom… More
Great views & walks across the stunning West Dorset countryside our gorgeous terraced Victorian cottage has 3 bedrooms, sitting room, large separate dining, good kitchen, big family bathroom and lovely garden in a pretty village near historic Sherborne town and Abbe …see 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
Looking Glass Cottage is the perfect choice for those seeking a seaside holiday home with all of the amenities of this unspoilt coastal town right on the doorstep. An attractive two bedroom property in the heart of Lyme Regis, offering comfortable and well equipped acc …see more
“Excellent cottage in a picturesque dorset village in an ideal location” Piddlehinton is a charming Dorset village and West Lane cottage will make you immediately feel at home. Logically and well equipped with all you are likely to want or need. Infor
West Lane Cottage is in the delightful village of Piddlehinton, about 5 miles outside Dorchester. The cottage is comfortable, warm and very, very well equipped. A host of footpaths run from the vill… More
Thanks for your review of West Lane Cottage. The Thimble Inn has a new landlord (chef) and landlady with effect from late March 2012 and we visited for Sunday lunch on April 1st. A small menu but we tasted a good range between us and all was obviously fresh, home made and delicious. The chef told us that the only thing that had come out of the freezer was our ice and that all that could be home made, would be, and the menu certainly reflects this with homemade bread and brioche, and home cured salmon evident on the Sunday lunch menu. There was also a good smattering of locals in who proclaimed the new residents most welcome and friendly and we agree!
Rectory Road is a small road at right angles to the B314, the High Street running through the village. We do get some farm traffic (especially at harvest time) and some commuters. There is a 30 mph speed restriction, the cottage is double glazed throughout and very few people comment on the traffic. However, if holidaymakers feel that a peaceful lie in is particularly important to them, we would suggest our sister cottage Wren Cottage, Tolpuddle which is beautifully quiet and also offers a countryside view from the bedrooms!
“Well equiped, very comfortable cottage in great location for Dorset highlights”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2011
We have stayed at West Lane Cottage at least half a dozen times and have always been impressed by the standard of accommodation and the attention to detail. West Lane Cottage is in an ideal location … More
Now I know that I should respond to all reviews, those received after April 2011 will get a swift reply! So, retrospectively, thank you for your kind comments which I hope prospective visitors will find useful. It is so nice when people come back as it is the most positive recommendation one can get!
“Well equipped, comfortable cottage in a pleasant location.”
Reviewed 23 Dec 2015
The cottage was quite spacious, nicely decorated, well equipped and had its own off road parking. The bed was comfortable and there was a separate shower room as well as a bathroom. It was convenientl… More
Thanks for posting a review Paul, especially at such a busy time! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at West Lane Cottage and particularly so that you would stay again. Six of the 2016 bookings that we have already taken are from return visitors but it is always useful for our visitors to pass on their thoughts to others who may come across our cottages online and give their reasons for recommending a stay.
January, June, July August and September 2016 selling fast!
Welcome to Hector is our family friendly luxury self catering self catering holiday cottage. Hector is located in a private gated mews behind Brewers Quay very near to the Weymouth harbour side and only a few minutes from the beach, …see more
“Absolutely Fabulous” This is the first time we have rented a cottage, having usually stayed in hotels or our caravan, but this is the best holiday we have had in years. The cottage is just perfect and the photos are 100 per cent accurate. My little bo
“Lovely little cottage” Very comfortable and very we'll equipped cottage.
The village very quite with just a local pub very short walk away there is no local shop but a Londis couple of miles down the road there was no cash machine nearby that we coul
The cottage had all necessary for a good stay.The owners had thought of everything, and left us little notes to answer any common queries. Personally, the only thing I missed was a blind or curtains … More
Thanks for your very positive review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay despite the renovations across the road which as you say were beyond our control.
“Mr” Really nice house, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The location was great, everything necessary is within walking distance and the beach is no distance away – would happily book to stay again
Thatched Holiday Cottage in a World Heritage Site. Walkers paradise. 500 yards to safe child friendly beach. Two Bedrooms. Sleeps 3 to 4 people plus child/baby. Public transport 50 yards from cottage.Satelite Televisionand Wi-Fi.Child friendly private courtyard garden. …see more