Athelhampton holiday house rental with internet access, TV, rural retreat and DVD

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  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

River Cottage is a thatched cottage on the Athelhampton Estate. The cottage was refurbished and modernised in 2009, and adapted to be carbon neutral, with ground-source heating and hot-water and solar electricity in 2021. Set in its own private setting across a small bridge the cottage has its own private driveway and parking for 3 cars.

River Cottage has its own lawned back garden with patio and bbq.

Ground Floor :-

Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) in a king size bed, en-suite bath with shower and TV.

Lounge with electric fire and comfortable seating and large TV.

Kitchen diner with large electric range oven and induction hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer. Dining table seats 6..

Outside :-

Laundry Room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

First Floor :-

Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) in two twin single beds or can be made into a double, zip-linked beds with ens uite bath and shower, TV.

Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) in a double bed with en-suite bath and shower, TV..

Outside:-

Patio furniture for 6 with gas BBQ. Parking for three cars..

River Cottage sits in an exclusive spot in Dorset, neighbouring the historic stately home of Athelhampton House.

Reached by a bridge over the stream which runs through the extended garden of the cottage. The cottage offers a private rural setting.

This Dorchester holiday cottage provides a comfortable countryside style with en suite bathrooms for each bedroom. From the sitting room’s French windows walk out onto the private patio where the tranquillity of the countryside setting can be enjoyed. Nestled under a thatched roof, this is a unique Dorset cottage perfect for relaxing into a slower pace of life.

Travel cot available for children on request.

Please note that as weddings are sometimes held at the House - there may be some distant noise, but never past midnight.

Free Wi-Fi. Carbon Neutral ground-source heating and hot water throughout.

EV charging payable on site.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: King Bed
  • Bedroom 3: Double Bed
  • 3 En suites

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

A member of the Athelhampton team is on the estate at all times, so any issues can be resolved quickly and efficiently. Our 'visitors' team can assist in advice on things-to-do, local festivities and all manner of other helpful information.
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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £50.00

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

House rules

River Cottage will be prepared for you upon arrival, clean and tidy with fresh made beds and towels in bathrooms, arrival from 4pm, late arrivals after 5pm are no problem. We kindly ask that you leave River Cottage as you found it, clean and tidy. Housekeeping would like to start from 10am on the day of your departure.

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About the owner

Owen D.
Average reply time:
2 hours 27 minutes

Calendar updated:
16 Apr 2024

Years listed:
4

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This House has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Sep 2019. Located in Dorchester, it has 9 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £802.
The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Apr 2024.
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Amazing Cottage
Aug 2022

Lovely setting in beautiful surroundings of the Athelhampton Estate . Fully equipped with lots of little added extras . Exceptionally clean and comfortable with all mod cons . All the rooms had ensuit… More 

Reviewed 21 Aug 2022

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julielG2519MG

Beautiful, comfortable thatched cottage
Nov 2021

Wow what a gem. This beautiful cottage set on the Athelhampton Estate was amazing. So private, nobody overlooking us. Our dogs loved the big enclosed garden. My elderly parents loved the large double … More 

Reviewed 10 Nov 2021

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Patricia U
Forest of Dean, United Kingdom

Charming Cottage
Sep 2021

What a lovely cottage! We found it to be well equipped with everything that you would require for your stay. A `Welcome` basket was a surprise and filled with lovely local products. Thank you! The loc… More 

Reviewed 19 Oct 2021

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leighc976

Idyllic cottage in fantastic location
Jul 2021

The cottage in lovely in the grounds of the magical Althelhampton House. It is private with a lovely garden to have a meal and drinks. Stunning parts of Dorset are all within easy driving distance inc… More 

Reviewed 20 Jul 2021

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Perfect
May 2021

Great location in the grounds of Athelhampton House. Great comms from Owen and a lovely Dorset cottage. Couldn’t ask for more. We shall be back.

Reviewed 4 Jun 2021

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FAQs

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Send Owen (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Owen the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Owen (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Owen (the owner) before booking?

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Owen (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Owen (the owner) a message.

If Owen (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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