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West Lane Cottage, Piddlehinton, Dorchester - a dog friendly cottage with wi-fi – Home 177056 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

West Lane Cottage, Piddlehinton, Dorchester - a dog friendly cottage with wi-fi – Home 177056

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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About the owner

Helen F.
Average reply time:
1 hour 12 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
25 Jun 2017
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Oct 2011. Located in Dorchester, it has 33 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £390 to £900.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Jun 2017.


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“A beautiful cottage in a lovely village”

Reviewed 21 Jan 2016

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 beautiful and has a real home from home feeling - from the quality of towels and linen even down to the cutlery!! It was warm, homely and impeccably kept. Its location was great for travelling to both Weymouth and Lulworth Cove, but is also only a 5 min walk to the local pub where we also spent some time!! I would recommend this cottage to anyone wishing to stay in the area, we only wish we could have had a few more days to enjoy it!!!

Owner's reply: It was so kind of you to email me when you got home and tell me where you had been and how much you had enjoyed the cottage - it made my day! We hope that the location of West Lane Cottages enables visitors to enjoy both the beautiful Piddle Valley (an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and also to visit the coast, which is a great place to let the dogs run at this time of year. We have taken care to equip the cottage to a high standard having stayed at various places with squishy sofas, unsupportive beds, blunt knives etc ourselves over the years. We believe that a "self-catering" cottage ought to supply all that you need to do just that - cook (and bake!) although there are so many fabulous places to eat on the doorstep (as you discovered) - The Thimble Inn, Blue Vinny, and Greyhound to name but three that you visited - it is tempting to eat out all the time! Perhaps you will return and carry on exploring the area?

“Excellent Cottage with First Class Booking Service”

Reviewed 4 Jan 2016

Not normally one to write reviews i thought compelled to on this occasion. From the moment i booked the owner was extremely helpful with everything and even advised prior to our visit what was on in the local area during our stay which was very helful. The Cottage itself really felt like a home from home cottage and everything about it from the kitchen equipment to the bed linen was top qualitly. We have already recommneded to a friend and will be back in the future.

Owner's reply: I do like to think that service is an area where the owner can beat any Cottage Booking Company. For a start, we have personal first hand experience of the property and the area; we are available 24/7 and you don't have to hold in a queue or listen to annoying music while you wait to be put through! The fact that we regularly stay in our cottages too, means that we can keep on top of things and I genuinely enjoy helping holidaymakers get the most out of their visit to beautiful West Dorset. We are so glad you enjoyed West Lane Cottage and hope to welcome you back when it suits. I have already spoken to your friend!

“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 conveniently located and provided easy access to the main roads, as the local roads were good. The instructions to find the cottage and access it were good. There is WiFi available which worked well. There are many books, games, toys and puzzles and a wealth of information on local attractions, hostelries and things to do. As it was close to Christmas when we stayed some decorations had been put up which provided a pleasant festive atmosphere. We would be very happy to stay at West Lane Cottage again.

Owner's reply: 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!

“Cosy Cottage”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2015

Another great week at West Lane Cottage, I think this was our 4th visit. Cottage is lovely and has everything you need for a comfortable stay, home from home. A great location but really suits us as we have family nearby.

Owner's reply: It is lovely to hear people saying that West Lane Cottage is a "home from home" as that is exactly what it is for us and we aim to have every facility there that we have back home so we can just relax as soon as we arrive and we hope you do to! Also good to hear that you find it a great location - we think the views are fantastic when you drive in from Dorchester and really help put the cottage in context for its setting. We love having the bridle path on hand for walks too. Thanks for the review and hope to see you next year!

“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 pubs, eating, walking, outings, events , and background on the district as well as how everything in the cottage works (and if it doesn't , whom to contact)? It's all there in two folders for you. Close enough to the coast for day trips and Dorchester for shopping it is also remote enough to feel you are away from it all in the charming Piddle valley with the Piddle itself just 50 yards away. Not sure what you will do when you get there? A week before you arrive you will get an email from the owners with the coming events. That is typical of their obvious desire to make sure your stay will be memorable, and if you are like me you will go again.

Owner's reply: 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 village and you can walk for miles and miles across beautiful Dorset countryside. If you want to use the car many attractions are a short drive away. The local pub, The Thimble, is a no-nonsense, friendly village inn with great beers and pub food. It's less than ten minutes walk, so no worries about drinking and driving.

Owner's reply: 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 to explore the beautiful Dorset coast which really is an incredible place to visit. We visit with our dogs and the cottage is situated right next to a lovely bridleway which makes taking the dogs out for a quick trot ideal before embarking on a longer romp across the coastal path. The cottage has a lovely cosy feel, is always extremely clean and tidy when we arrive and there is a pint of milk in the fridge for a much needed cup of tea after the journey! Nothing is left to chance but is all meticoulsy planned and well oiled by the owners. Great place to stay - thoroughly recommended

Owner's reply: 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!

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