We've just returned from a long weekend at this lovely cottage. As other reviewers have said it's been modernised and updated beautifully and sympathetically, we certainly weren't disappointed. We arrived late afternoon and the cottage was lovely and warm, there was a comprehensive file telling you how the heating/hot water and log burner worked, amongst other things. We had a quick re-arrange of the furniture to make the most of the log burner and we were right at home. The cottage is well equipped with most things you'd need whilst on holiday, except candles !! Unfortunately for us there was quite a major storm whilst we were there and the whole area suffered a 20 hour power cut so although not usually an item I would expect to need, candles would have been very handy on this occasion, the other problem was it's an all electric cottage as I'm guessing gas doesn't reach that far out into "the sticks" but a lovely couple down the road lent us a camping stove and gas bottle and thanks to the wonderful log burner we didn't get cold but again not usually something you need to worry about. It doesn't state, or didn't when we booked, whether logs are provided but they are, all you need to buy is newspaper, kindling and firelighters (if you need them) all available at the shop in the village which I think is open until 7pm, kindling was only £1 a bag so very reasonable. We didn't use the local pubs so I can't comment on them but the walking is wonderful and right on the doorstep, perfect if like us you take the dog, on the 3 days we ventured into the forest we never saw a soul until we got to the village which is just under 2 miles from the cottage if you go via the road, longer if you walk through the forest but much nicer, there is also a watering can at the property to wash off your mucky pup but no outside tap but according to the owners info pack they're more than happy for you to wash your dog off in the bath as long as you use the correct bath mat !! No such luxury for my boy I'm afraid it was a douse down in the very pleasant garden, although due to the weather that's all we used it for. Our last day was glorious and I can imagine a beautiful summers day with the dining room doors fully open, it must be fantastic as it's a real sun trap. We're on Vodafone and had a very good signal at the property and there were no problems with the wifi, again a very good signal. Despite the power cut and the flooded roads a very good weekend was had by all and I think Finn (the labrador) was very sad to come back to our log burnerless home. One last thing Lin at 24/7 Clean was a lovely, helpful lady and even checked we'd arrived at the cottage safely due to the adverse weather and flooded roads.
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Beautifully modernised character property. Spotlessly clean, warm, lashings of hot water. Although we took the opportunity to explore the lovely contryside, we would have been quite happy staying in and enjoying the peace and quiet. At night, we slept with the window open, our room lit with moonlight and we could hear nothing but hooting owls, screech owls and frogs calling to each other. This review sounds too good to be true, but it is really that good. I'm the sort of chap who, despite how good the holiday has been, I like to go home... I like home. This time, I really didn't want to go home, I could have stayed a LOT longer. Hope you all enjoy as much as we did.
Really lovely cottage set deep in dorset. Perfectly located for our trips to longleat, weymouth, bournemouth and peppa pig world. All of which were less than an hrs drive away. Cottage is modern and clean with lots of character. Things that could make it excellent on all levels would be.
A small welcome package so you dont need to rush and get milk, bread etc as its out in the sticks.
Bedroom lightbulb had gone.
No sheet for cot.
Advert says child friendly, but could do with at least one stairgate.
Overall a great place to stay for small family but with those few extras would be faultless.