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“Beautiful Cottage”
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Wren Cottage sits in an elevated and quiet position in the historic village of Tolpuddle
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Wren Cottage sits in an elevated and quiet position in the historic village of Tolpuddle
A modern kitchen diner with painted units and furniture.  Patio doors lead out onto the garden The dining end of the kitchen - light and bright with country furniture from Neptune
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Wren Cottage sits in an elevated and quiet position in the historic village of Tolpuddle
A modern kitchen diner with painted units and furniture.  Patio doors lead out onto the garden
The dining end of the kitchen - light and bright with country furniture from Neptune
The lounge has flat screen tv, dvd, wi-fi, ipod docking, many games, dvds, and books
Close up of the cast iron electric 'wood burner' - great for a cosy evening in
The king size bedroom is wonderfully quiet - and has views.  Many comment on the comfort of the bed!
The twin bedroom is lovely and bright and has views over countryside.
The view from the bedrooms looks over beautiful countryside - walk on a footpath from the village
The spacious shower room is adjacent to the Main Bedroom - Dorset based Farrow and Ball paints!
A Bathroom with hand held shower attachment is adjacent to the twin bedroom
The garden is a good size - it is safe and fully enclosed.  There is furniture, a parasol and BBQ
The Martyrs Inn, Tolpuddle is nearby and offers great service, good food and a friendly welcom
Burger and Chips at the Martyrs Inn - we are pleased to offer you a discount here
Athelhampton (1.5 miles) a C15 Manor House with gardens, shop, tea room/restaurant, & art gallery
The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum is a short walk away and tells the story of the Martyrs
The Methodist Chapel, Tolpuddle with memorial arch to the Martyrs
The nearby children's play area has been much praised by visitors
Tolpuddle Village - the old main road runs through the village leaving it nice and quiet these days
Fishing is available at Tolpuddle - a short walk from the cottage
Monkey World - a great day out for all the family
The Piddle Valley boasts some spectacular views - an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The locals are very friendly at the seaside - try Lulworth, Weymouth, West Bay (Broadchurch)
Dogs are welcome at Wren Cottage - our cocker spaniel Watson enjoying the beach
The village of Moreton (6 miles) - tea rooms, gardens, fabulous church windows, T E Lawrence's grave
Kimmeridge - a new reason to visit is the fabulous Etches Collection of fossils
Nearby Stinsford has the grave of Thomas Hardy
Look out for deer, badgers and hares
Lower Bockhampton - Lovely walk from Stanford, Yalbury Cottage Restaurant & Hardy Visitor Centre
The Dorset County Show - something for everyone to enjoy
We have yet to find a pub which is not dog friendly and many beaches are too - we'll send you a list
From Ringstead Bay you can walk along the coastal path
St Catherine's Chapel - one of many reasons to visit Abbotsbury - the Swannery and Gardens too
Lyme Regis makes for a great day out
Portland lighthouse - windy and wild
Sculpture by the lakes - some 5 miles away - is a haven of peace and tranquility
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Dorchester, Dorset, England

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Pres11086...
Chepstow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Cottage”
Reviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Wren Cottage is beautiful home from home, very well equipped, comfortable & cosy. The cottage is tastefully decorated, soft towels, nice bed linen, comfortable beds. Plenty of space for a family of four. Our daughter and son loved the village park and open space.
The cottage is well situated in a quiet close off an A road which now has a bypass. Excellent for touring around Purbeck & Swanage, Dorchester, Poole, Sandbanks.
Great local pub with delicious specials evenings and lots of fantastic places to eat. There are plenty of places to site see, great beaches and beautiful scenery.
We would definitely stay at Wren a Cottage again! Thank you.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Sep 2014
Hello and thanks for your review. It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed the cottage, the local pub, the play area and the surroundings. We agree that the cottage is a great base to explore the area - perhaps you will come back and visit the bits you missed and re-visit your favourites!
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Teee7
Truro, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“lovely cottage”
Reviewed 4 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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A lovely cottage very well situated for touring Dorset. The cottage (well, modern house really!) is very well equipped and comfortable. Kitchen/diner and lounge downstairs, and 2 bedrooms upstairs with a bathroom and a shower room (not ensuite, but just outside each bedroom). The only thing I found odd here was that only the bathroom had a toilet; the shower room did not, which I have never encountered before! However there was a second toilet downstairs.
We found all our dealings with the owner (phone or email) to be very welcoming and efficient, and the cottage had masses of leaflets/books/maps about the local area. Free wi-fi as well - very helpful as I didn't have a very good mobile signal (O2).
The village of Tolpuddle is extremely quiet. No shop (closest one is 2 miles away); but with a very nice pub - the staff were extremely friendly. I can recommend the Monday curry night - all you can eat plus a drink for under a tenner - great value! We also went back another night and ate from the main menu. Nearest supermarket is in Dorchester.
Places we enjoyed visiting nearby (all within 30mins or less) were Monkey World, Swanage Railway (plus Swanage), Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacy (national trust), Weymouth, Dorchester and Kingston Maurward.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
11 May 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post a review and for passing on your comments about the cottage, the local pub and the area generally.

We created the new shower room from the third bedroom and when planning it we thought that three toilets in a 2 bedroom house was perhaps unnecessary and decided, on balance, that guests might prefer to have a nice spacious room instead.

It is good to hear that you thought the cottage well equipped and I certainly try to keep up with the Tourist information Office with regard to what is available to do in the area!
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delaine66
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Wren Cottage - a lovely "home from home"”
Reviewed 9 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We enjoyed a lovely week staying in Wren Cottage, Tolpuddle. The cottage is very clean and well equipped with everything you need for pleasant stay. Beds and sofas really comfortable. The location is very quiet and peaceful and The Maryty's Inn just around the corner has friendly staff and the food is very good. There is no shop in the village so best to take supplies with you.

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Liked best: Peaceful location with comfortable beds - a good nights sleep
Liked least: No shop in the village for early morning paper
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
16 Oct 2013
Thanks for taking the time to post your review and we are glad you enjoyed the cottage. As you say there is not a shop in Tolpuddle so you can either visit Dorchester (7.5 miles) for a choice of supermarkets) or Puddletown. This village is 2.5 miles away and has a very good shop with fresh bread and pastries daily, a good range of grocery products and a fresh butchery department.
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Asha1212
1 review
“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed 27 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Well located for Dorchester, the beach and monkey world. lovely cottage with everything you would need plus lots of useful information about the local area. Great playground across the road for the kids.

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Management Response
31 May 2013
Thanks for your review. As you found us on Trip Advisor in the first place, it is good to hear that you were as pleased as previous visitors. I'm glad too that you enjoyed Monkey World and the Village Street Fair which was held during your stay.
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heidi t
haversham
2 reviews
“Fantastic, high standard cottage,great pub,perfect for Lulworth, Chesil, Giant and towns.”
Reviewed 19 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

This is a great cottage. A really high standard throughout, completely modern, nothing missing. Parking right by house, kitchen perfect for cooked b'fasts round the table, garden ideal for meals outside. Living room has cosy fire, downstairs loo really convenient. Beds comfy with 5ft in main room and great 2 bathrooms.We are fussy and felt very happy here for 10 days. The pub is 2 mins walk and a good standard, lots of other nice places to eat, the New Inn in Cerne very good. Lulworth , Chesil, Corfe castle, Cerne Giant, Dorchester and Weymouth plus all very accessible. In the village a really lovely play area to burn off the calories, good roads for running, nice walks from the cottage. Perfect.

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Liked best: Really modern, great bedding, good kitchen, nice sofas, clean floors
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
22 Apr 2013
Thanks for your great review! We do try! So glad you enjoyed both the cottage and West Dorset - it really is a great place to visit as there is so much to do.
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