“Very peaceful, romantic, quiet and secluded” We loved our stay at Sika lodge. It was a very peaceful place to stay and the owner was very welcoming. We loved the log burning hot tub which got to a lovely temperature. We went to the silent woman pub ve
We work 6-day/80-hour weeks and this was our first break this year. We didn't know in detail exactly what an 'eco-lodge' was so made the booking with a little trepidation. However, the owners are real… More
Dear Bernie and Chris
Thank you so much for you kind words, it was really lovely to meet you and we are so glad that you both had a well earned rest and enjoyed you stay with us, we hope to see you again sometime.
Robbie and Rachel :0)
“A charming and comfortable rural escape” The Music Room is a charming, cosy cottage with a real away from it all feeling. If you are after peace and quiet and the countryside on the doorstep then it is perfect. The furnishings and beds are comfortable
“A beautiful cottage in a lovely village” Since we booked the cottage Helen has been fantastic at providing us with more than enough information to make our stay as easy as possible, particularly with 2 dogs in tow!! Quite simply the cottage is beauti
“Excellent cottage in a picturesque dorset village in an ideal location”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2011
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. Information about local pub… More
Thank you for your review. We do welcome all feedback from our visitors as we can only improve something if we identify a need for it. It is great to hear when people appreciate our efforts to make West Lane Cottage a real "home from home".
“Complete rural relaxation”
Reviewed 17 Nov 2011
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!
“Very good property and location for walking and visiting surrounding area” Nice property to rent if you have dogs and like walking and visiting places around such as Bridport, Dorchester and Weymouth. Situated in a nice friendly village with a good l
“Lovely property in a perfect location for exploring Dorset”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2014
Made to feel very welcome - even with my big dog! Beautifully appointed accommodation in a great location. Lovely walks nearby with the added benefit of the railway station in the village. Would defin… More
“A pleasant place to stay after enjoying a day out.”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2014
Great cottage, good size bedrooms, small kitchen but very well equipped. Friendly owners. Central location is very convenient for sightseeing. Definitely recommended.… More
“A great place to stay in Lyme” 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 again.
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 out… 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
“Warm, comfy apartment” We stayed at this apartment in Poole for a few days in March 2017. It is very tastefully decorated and we found it warm, comfortable and clean with a very well equipped kitchen. It was lovely to come back to after a day out expl
Anne and David gave us a warm welcome spending time to go through instructions. The little extras were a lovely touch. Being within walking distance of Poole (as noted by previous guests) and taking a… More
We are pleased you enjoyed your short break. The Jurassic coastline beautiful cliff walks and beaches to explore next time. Swanage Ferry and Steam Train adventure sounds like a Must Do experience. Welcome back anytime.
“Spacious house with wonderful views” A steep climb up from the beach but worth it for the view over the bay. A few minutes walk from the coast path and open countryside. Easy parking in the street outside the house. We have stayed in Swanage 10 times
“Fantastic house, great views, peaceful location.”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
Well appointed house that soon felt like home, excellent location handy for the town and also Durlston Country Park. Amazing views over Swanage Bay towards Old Harry Rock and Ballard Down. Plenty to d… 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.
“Very nice and clean property in a great location” 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 a
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 ne… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review - I'm so pleased you had a great Christmas at the Cottage and look forward to welcoming you again soon!!
“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
“Perfect place” it wasn't just the wonderful setting of the house, but the attention to detail within which made this a perfect stay. Everything you could wish for self catering -wise was provided and the owners did everything they could to ensure our
“A warm welcome” We have stayed at the Coach House before.Always a warm & friendly welcome from Jayne,fruit cake & a pint of milk in kitchen ready for a cuppa! Central location just a 10 minute or so walk through Middle Chine to the beach.Bournemouth
We had a lovely time in Bournemouth - we arrived very late and Jayne had cake and everything we needed for a nice cup of tea waiting for us when we arrived. The studio flat is roomy, very clean and ha… More
Thank you for the lovely review. It was really nice of you to take the time and write about your stay! I remember you all really well, not only was it an absolute pleasure to have you with us, but I also remember you because you have the same name as my daughter!
I hope to see you again
And would like to wish you all a lovely Christmas with all good wishes for 2017!
“Never Disapointing” We have returned home again after our second stay at this most wonderful cottage. Everything in the cottage is of a high standard and you could not wish for a better place to spend time in Dorset. We found this 'Gem' quite by ch
“A warm welcome awaits all who stay at the A Coté”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2011
A last minute booking found this little treasure in Dorset and if you are reading this review then go ahead and treat yourself. My wife and I cannot fault the accommodation, we really enjoyed our stay… More
Thank you very much for this glowing review. We are delighted you liked us and we hope to see you again.
“Home from home.....”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2012
The cleanest and best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in with a beautiful garden. Ideally located for exploring Devon and Dorset in all weathers, as we did!! yes it rained every day but still had… More
We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves despite the inclement weather. We hope we will see you again soon.
“Cosy comfortable cottage”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2012
We had a very enjoyable stay here at the end of March the cottage had everything we needed in fact was probably the best equiped self catering place we have ever stayed in.
The garden was lovely and … More
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to hopefully you seeing you next year and we will of course endeavor to make your stay equally as enjoyable and comfortable.
“What a gem!” This is just a lovely place to stay! The setting on the village green is stunning and the accommodation is spotlessly clean and very well thought out with tremendous attention to detail. Alan and Jo, the owners of the cottage, live next d
We spent 4 nights in lovely Pelham cottage . Firstly the directions to the farm were very easy and well detailed . There was a homemade gift awaiting us and everything was as clean as if new .Every am… More
“wonderful holiday between horses and nature places to discover”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2015
the cottage is lovely and clean, elisabeth and andreas are very hospitable, there are many places to visit and supermarkets is near, need to have the machine… More
“Comfortable, spacious holiday home in fantastic location.” We loved this house, it was perfect for our family & in a brilliant location with beautiful views especially from the bathroom. It was easy to pop back to & change or get something we'd forgot
“The perfect country weekend away!” My girlfriends and I had a wonderful time at Mel and Ian's place in Cerne Abbas, Dorchester. The cottage had everything we needed, and they even baked us a cake on arrival! We went on walks, drove out to the Giant (h
“Immaculate with great attention to detail” Our stay was great from start to finish, a lovely welcome from Carol and her husband with lots of handy tips that would be useful for our stay. The lodge is beautiful, incredibly clean and tastefully done.
We stayed in 2 lodges during our devon family holiday, this one in particular was superb in every way. Very nicely furbished, every detail considered, spotlessly clean. This place really is a credit t… More
Thank you very much for your positive comments and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Kingfisher Breaks.
“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 short break” Caravan is clean, comfortable and warm. Central heating is great and works very well. We enjoyed a short break here with our two children and we all had a great time. Trish has been very quick to respond to any emails and is very a
“Really enjoyed the short stop over at Littlesea.”
Reviewed 27 Mar 2017
The caravan was spotless and we also liked the layout inside, it did not feel cramped like others we have stayed in. We could not believe it was over 5 years old and due to be replaced next year!
“Wonderful cosy cottage.” We had a superb week in this lovely cottage. Situated on the Jurassic Coast with lovely walks all around and the seaside a 5 minute drive. The house is lovely, big family kitchen and table (with gorgeous AGA) cosy lounge with
“Wonderfully relaxing holiday in a super cottage in a beautiful, peaceful location” Buckingham Cottage was everything it said on the website, and more - eg in an absolutely secluded and quiet location with its own private garden; reclining leather sofa
A wonderful set of cottages in a very quiet spot . There are all the facilities needed onsite for a self-catered break. The remote location does demand a car for getting around but waking up in the mo… More
“Lovely, warm cabin.” Will and Tania were lovely. There when needed but not obtrusive.
Lovely area with loads of dog friendly places to eat..
The cabin was just as described, snug but with everything we needed for our weeks stay.
Jacuzzi lovely but,
Back from a long weekend with my 2 daughters. We were warmly greeted by Tanya on arrival. You found everything you needed in the cabin, it was clean, tidy and very comfortable. Great facilities with … More
“Excellent, relaxing, friendly, comfortable place to stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
My husband and I are just home from a three night stay at Cherry Orchard Retreat and Spa. On arrival we were greeted by Will who was very friendly and welcoming. He showed us to the cabin and where ev… More
Reviewed 3 Apr 2013
I found my stay at Cheery Orchard and the Orchid Spa excellent and most relaxing!
Will and Tanya are most friendly and the treatments provided by Tanya at the Spa are superb and excellent value for m… More
“Fantastic weekend break” Lavender Leap was everything we wanted and more, a beautiful lodge, very well equipped and in a stunning setting. We had a fabulous weekend stay. Ron was very welcoming and helpful. We couldn't have asked for more.
Perfect in every way, clean, modern, homely, spacious, scenic, relaxing, fun and will definitely be recommending and coming back if Ron will have us. Also the pheasant came into the cabin and was so b… More
Reviewed 4 Apr 2017
Such a lovely area to stay and the lodge was a fantastic standard. Visited Durdle Door and Swanage town is lovely.… More
“Beautiful accommodation! Didn't want to come home!”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2016
We stayed at Lavender Leap for 4 nights as a family with our three daughters at the end of August. The lodge itself is just beautiful, a real home from home. It's so spacious and comfy with all the mo… More
Thank you so much, I'm really glad you enjoyed yourselves at Lavender Leap, looking forward to seeing you again next year, as is the pheasant.
“Time with a Dear Friend.....” Hazel Copse Cottage, peaceful, beautiful, breath-taking views and absolutely comfortable. A great get-a-way. Highly recommend it. If you are a creative, it's a real treasure, for painting, writing and photography. Ameni
“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