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Very good
15 reviews
Back garden
View of side garden from bedroom
Master Bedroom
Garden bedroom
Double bedroom
Enjoy the view from the kitchen sink
The kitchen
The spacious first floor sitting room
The sitting room has a functioning fireplace
The dining room
The view into the neighbouring field
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

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Very good - based on 15 reviews
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NewwoodyL...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“I never understood the idea of "I can't rate it highly enough" so I'm going to give it a go.”
Reviewed 5 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Dibben's is delightful, I strongly recommend it. Much more like visiting friends in the country who have a charming, warm, tasteful house they are generous enough to share than the usual holiday rental, Dibben's is a family home. The house is quirky but well proportioned - we were a party of 4 ( a 3.5 year old, a 19 year old and two parents) and everyone found their own space. The garden is spacious (we were very lucky with the weather for November) and has copious play and relaxing spaces. The area is fascinating - long walks, a nearby walled garden and cafe, a beautiful village (Semley) moments away and then the more obvious draws of Shaftesbury, Salisbury and beyond. Read the owners wise advice about fabulous local places to visit and you'll easily fill up a week long break. Corfe Castle and the south coast were an under the hour drive away. Most of all, when you park outside for the first time, take a moment to look at the outside. This is a place that has been lived in and had lived. Dibben's is a much loved family house and garden and it shows in every path, rose bush, brick, window and hearth. I hope you enjoy as much as we did. dw

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Liked best: character
Liked least: having to return to London
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SueMuss
Suffolk, United Kingdom
1 review
“Idylic cottage set in rural surroundings”
Reviewed 2 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We have just spent 3 days at Dibbens Cottage and on arrival we immediatly fell in love with its charm and character it has a wonderful welcoming feel as you walk through the door and didn't take us long to feel at home.
We were allowed to bring the dogs and they loved the pretty garden and surrounding countryside of which there is plenty as the cottage is set in a rural position so very private, just how we like it.
The local pubs are very friendly and not far to walk or drive to, the food is locally sourced and cooked to a high standard.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dibbens and were sad to leave, regretting the fact we hadn't booked a longer stay.
I cant recommend Dibbens highly enough as a holiday retreat, it is a beautiful, cosy, charming and well loved cottage that opens its doors and makes you feel warm and secure.

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Liked best: everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Nmulv
1 review
“Magical cottage in beautiful location”
Reviewed 15 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We had a wonderful w.e stay at dibbens cottage. we stayed there with my brother in law and family who had come over from New Zealand . We hadn't seen them for 7 years , our children had never met so this was a perfect place to reunite. The cottage is magical and we loved the location esp the views from the lounge window. The gardens are beautiful. The cottage is very well equip and the kids loved all the toys . We hope to return as it is one the loveliest places we have ever stayed.

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José-Dani...
Leonding, Austria
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3 reviews
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“Idyllic Place in Semley, Wiltshire/Dorset.”
Reviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We spent a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage. Spacious, clean, with a wonderful garden and lots of space for us, our 5 children and our two dogs. Ideal setting "to recharge your batteries"; alone in the country side, but just a few minutes away from Semley Village, 15 Minutes from Shaftesbury and 40 minutes away from magic Stonehenge. The house has all the amenities you need for a tranquil "away from it all" holiday. The owner was very friendly and helpful through e-mail and telephone; the caretaker was always in reach in case of help, and the gardener was a nice person to chat with. We recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to spend time discovering and exploring Wiltshire and Dorset. We were just sorry that we didn't stay any longer.

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Liked best: Location and size. Peaceful environment.
Liked least: The property could have a tumble dryer for rainy/cold days
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Reubrecht...
Fondettes, France
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“English paradise!”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Dibbens, the cottage is lovely and very well equipped especially for families, with toys for children, including toys for the garden! We found everything confortable and Constance had ensured that we had information for visiting all the local sites. There is masses to do around Dibbens, we didn't have time to do half of it in a week. I would truly recommend Dibbens cottage either for a wonderful get away and rest from the crowds or as a lovely base for a family holiday - the garden is beautiful, truly English ! We will be returning for sure.

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Liked best: beautiful location set in the English countryside
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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