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Two luxury pet friendly cottages set in tranquil gardens with their own hot tubs - Water Meadows Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking



Water Meadows Cottage

A 2-bedroom self contained cottage joined to the owners property but with it's own private and secure garden. A BBQ, patio set and hot tub are available for your exclusive use. A small charge of £2 per day is made for use of the hot tub.

The accommodation is well furnished and in excellent decorative order throughout. All rooms are on one level and both bedrooms have French doors leading to a private patio.

Both bedrooms have en suite shower rooms with travertine marble throughout and powerful showers. They also have LCD T.V.s with built in DVD players and a put-up bed is available to accommodate a fifth guest if required.

The lounge area has a comfortable corner suite, oak coffee table, 50" LCD T.V. and DVD player. The dining area has an oak table with four leather chairs, and oak display unit with games, books and local information.

The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, washing machine, fridge, freezer and all the utensils you need.

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About the property

Water Meadows, Old Coach House

Both cottages have their own private and secure gardens, set in a quiet location on the edge of Maiden Newton a rural village in the heart of West Dorset’s “Hardy country” and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is ample off road parking, we are dog and family friendly, and each cottage has it's own covered all year round hot tub.

We are only 9 miles from the historic county town of Dorchester, and ideally placed to explore Dorset's spectacular countryside and the Jurassic coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. Weymouth and Lyme Regis are only a short drive away and there are buses and trains connecting with Dorchester, Weymouth, Yeovil and Bath.

The village stores, a friendly local pub and French restaurant are within five minutes walk, and there are many stunning countryside walks on our doorstep.

Water Meadows Cottage has two bedrooms each with it's own en suite shower room, LCD TV and doors leading to a private patio. One bedroom has a king-size bed the other can be made up with a super-king-size bed or two single beds. There is a put-up bed available on request for a fifth guest. The lounge has a comfortable corner suite seating five and a 50" LCD TV with DVD player. There is a small but well equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine and all the utensils you need. The dining area has an oak table with leather chairs seating four, and display unit with books, games and local information. The accommodation is all on one level.

The Old Coach House has one large bedroom on the first floor with a super-king-size bed and an adjacent shower room. The ground floor is open plan with a sofa and sofa bed which can accommodate an additional two guests. There is a well equipped kitchen area with oven, hob, microwave, dish washer, fridge freezer, washing machine and all the utensils you need. The dining area has an oak table with four leather chairs.

For more information visit www.watermeadowscottage.co.uk.

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Mark Butcher
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
30 September, 2017

About Mark Butcher

Hi I'm Mark, my wife Karen and I have lived in Maiden Newton since 2004 running a small architectural practice from home. We enjoy walking with our dog in this beautiful part of Dorset, motorbiking around the quite country lanes and running our two holiday cottages.

Mark Butcher purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Mark Butcher chose Maiden Newton

Maiden Newton is in the middle of West Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), surrounded by some of England’s most picturesque countryside.

Despite such a beautiful location Maiden Newton is a genuine working rural village and is not overrun with tourist in the summer months like many of our more better know neighbours. We have a friendly local pub, French restaurant, fish and chip shop, railway station and everything else you might need in the village.

What makes this cottage unique

We are on the edge of the village enjoying space and privacy whilst only 5 minutes walk from the local shop, pub and railway station.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Perfect place to discover Dorset"

"Every aspect exceeded expectations"

"First class, home from home!"
Mar 2013
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Nine miles to the Jurassic coast a stunning world heritage site. Twelve miles to Weymouth and all its seaside facilities.


Bus stop 50 yards

Railway station 500 yards.

Weymouth ferry port 17 miles.

Poole ferry port 32 miles.

Bournemouth airport 38 miles.


Dorchester 9 miles.

Bridport 9 miles.

Yeovil 12 miles

Weymouth 17 miles.

Lyme Regis 23 miles.

Further Details:

The Chalk and Cheese public house in Maiden Newton is five minutes’ walk and serves excellent pub food. The petit Canard French restaurant opposite the pub is great for fine dining, and there is a Fish & Chip take away in the village. There are many pubs within a few miles drive serving everything from basic pub grub to locally produced gastronomic delights.

There are a huge range of activities available in the area, walking, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, go carting, diving, sailing, fishing to name but a few.

Available Rentals

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The nightly rate only applies to bookings of up to 3 nights, please contact us for a quote if you require between 4 & 6 nights or more than 7 nights as substantial discounts apply.

There is a £3 per night charge per pet to cover the cost of additional cleaning, limited to the first two pets.

Check in is after 2 p.m. check out by 10 a.m.

The hot tub is exclusively for your use and free of charge, please let us know at the time of booking if you will not require use so we can avoid unnecessary heating.

To cover additional cleaning £3 per night is charged for the first two dogs, any additional dogs are free of charge but please let us know numbers at the time booking so we can discuss suitablity of the accomodation.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Maiden Newton in Maiden Newton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , The room can also be made up with two single beds on request
  • A sofa bed is also available to accommodate a fith guest.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Water Meadows cottage is set in large secluded gardens with patio areas accessible from both bedrooms. There are terraced areas to the rear and a large lawn to the front with a picnic table seating eight people. In our lower sunken garden there is a hot tub available for the exclusive use of guests staying in Water Meadows cottage. The Old Coach House has a patio to the rear and terraced patio with table and chairs to the side. Both cottages have a BBQ and utensils available for guests to use. The gardens are securely fenced and dog friendly.


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Water Meadows Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Fantastic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Was a great cottage highly recommend and will definitely be coming back. Took the dogs too and was great to finally find somewhere that actually has an enclosed garden for them. The cottage was very homely

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, we're glad you enjoyed the cottage and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Lovely cottage in stunning village location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a stunning village, ideal location for exploring all that Dorset offers.

Cottage is very comfortable with modern furniture, very clean and having homely facilities. Lounge has comfortable seating, large dinning table, large flat screen television, kitchen has adequate facilities to enable to prepare meals if needed. Both bedrooms are large with patio doors with open onto the gardens, very comfy beds with lovely bedding, ensuite are clean and towels are luxious were changed half way through stay.

The garden to the cottage was very private and the hot tub was very welcoming after our days out in Dorset, robes were provided to use when coming out of the hot tub.

The cottage is situated in a stunning village which has two village shops and a larger Spar supermarket for all provision needs and petrol station. Village pub called Chalk and Cheese is very friendly and does meals too on certain evenings. Lovely country walks around the village area.

Karen and Mark are ideal hosts and nothing was too much trouble to make our holiday perfect in every way.

Location of the cottage is ideal to travel around beautiful Dorset sites. Would recommend cottage for a relaxing holiday and would definitely return in the future,

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We're glad you enjoyed the cottage, our village and local pub, hope to see you again soon.
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage, everything we could possibly want, so private and peaceful. So welcoming to come to milk in fridge with tea/coffee/ sugar and biscuits available after a long journey.

Dogs felt like they were at home with treats,toys,bedding and towels.

The hot tub was marvelous, so relaxing after a day out.

Good nights sleep in very comfortable beds, with good quality clean bedding.

Would highly recommend this place and can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, we're glad you enjoyed the cottage and all it's facilities, we hope to see you again soon.
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Luxury, Dog-Friendly Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a luxury, dog-friendly get away, look no further. Water Meadows Cottage is beautifully appointed and just oozes class. The whole place has been really carefully put together and the attention to detail in the décor and furnishings is evident throughout.

We were looking for mid-week get away to chill out and relax, especially after a busy Xmas. We also wanted something that was dog-friendly and, preferably, with a hot tub. Water Meadows Cottage delivered on every front. From the moment, we arrived we felt welcome, from towels and treats for our dog and the tea, coffee and biscuits for us humans. Immediate impressions were fabulous; warm, cosy and very fresh. This was definitely a place to stay and enjoy the facilities. The large 50” TV was a definite hit and Wi-Fi is fast and reliable.

The garden is very private, which was ideal when using the, clean, modern, hot tub. Despite being attached to the owner’s property, not once did we feel our privacy was intruded. In fact, we only bumped into our charming hosts (Karen and Mark) on our last day.

Maiden Newton itself is fairly self-contained. A couple of local stores (plus a Supermarket/Petrol Station) and a pub in the village, mean that there is really no need to drive anywhere. There are several really good dog walks nearby, including a River walk towards nearby Cattistock (which again has a great dog friendly pub, The Fox and Hounds), but it is also a great base to get to nearby attractions (Lulworth Cove, Portland Bill, Weymouth etc.).

So in conclusion, a lovely place to stay, in a well situated Dorset country village that pampers not only humans, but our four-legged friends also.

Thanks Karen and Mark. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a great review, we're glad you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to seeing you again.
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wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful area and wonderful building thoroughly enjoyed our stay wished we could of stayed longer will definitely be back. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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