Communication with the property owner pre and post visit was excellent.
All furnishings were comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped.
It was useful to have a parking space with the rental.
The cottage is well located for local amenities and attractions and is a good base for day trips to a variety of places including the Blue Pool, Poole, Swanage, Lyme Regis, Studland Bay etc.
We have just had another week at Wissett Cottage, our 5th year in a row and we have already been in touch with the owner about our 6th visit. This cottage has everything you need for a very comfortable stay, every eventuality catered for. We find the county of Dorset a very relaxing area which can accommodate all interests and ages and coming back to Wissett Cottage after a day of exploring is a pleasure.
This really is a super, comfortable and clean cottage and one of the best we have ever stayed in and there have been many over the years. The owner Kate was a pleasure to deal with and the welcome bottle of wine was a very nice touch - thank you! This really is one of the best equipped holiday cottages we have stayed in and it had a lovely cosy feel with good quality crockery/glassware/bedding etc. Everything oozed quality and the log burner was so lovely to sit by of an evening. Corfe Castle itself is a great base from which to explore the surrounding area. Only downside for us was the road outside - oh my!! So, so busy and noisy and the cottage (which is located facing the busy road with no frontage) shakes with the vibration from the aggregate/quarry lorries that seem to pass by regularly from about 4am onwards. Such a shame but the traffic was mad when we stayed and even took the edge off walking around the village with young children in tow, everyone seems to drive so fast! In all a super cottage which is what we are reviewing here. But sadly for us traffic noise was a huge issue even for our young boys so much so we came home a night early just to get some sleep. If you are used to road noise it won't be an issue I am sure. We hate to mention this but need to reflect how we found our stay.
We spent a week at Wissett Cottage (21 Dec to 28 Dec). Our Christmas Holiday could not have been better. Such a lovely surprise to find a welcome basket filled with Christmas goodies. The Christmas decorations and tree made this a special home away from home for us to enjoy. Wissett Cottage is a gem. All of the modern amenities with historical charm. The rooms are spacious, the bed in the master was very comfortable and attention to detail was terrific. For a week long vacation it's very helpful to find a closet full of hangers that allow you to hang your clothes rather than living out of your suitcase. If you choose to cook on your holiday, as we did, the kitchen was very well appointed and had all of the items necessary to cook any meal. Any questions we might've had about the cottage and the operation of appliances etc were answered in a book provided by the owners. Finally, having our own parking on the property was a real plus.
The cottage Is located a short 5 minute walk in to the center of the village where you'll find pubs, the village store, village bakery and the castle. We have been to Corfe Castle / Dorset many times over the past few years and this stay was truly the most memorable. We would highly recommend Wissett Cottage and will definitely check availability the next time we find ourselves in the area.