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Cottage In The Heart Of The Dorset Countryside

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Cottage nr Woodsford, Dorchester, Dorset, England

This beautiful spacious three bedroom stone and slate cottage with very large well established garden is thought to be built in the 1700's and is set in a rural location with countryside views. Lovely log burner in the lounge. Just outside the kitchen door is a conservatory leading to a patio area with garden furniture and further down the garden there is a summerhouse overlooking a fenced pond. A wide variety of birds visit the garden.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

3 Jan 2015 - Another fab New Year at Apple Cottage. Thank you Sandra and Terry for everything. So warm and cozy with everything we needed for a very relaxing week.

8 Feb 2015 - Had a lovely relaxing weekend, cottage very cosy, dogs loved garden and walks.

21 Feb 2015 - Lovely week here, Apple Cottage warm and comfortable with plenty to amuse. Great walks and cycling nearby. Really enjoyed watching birds at Apple Cottage. Lovely. Thanks.

28 Feb 2015 - A truly delightful cottage we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you Sandra and Terry x.

5 Mar 2015 - An absolute wonderful cottage and garden so luck with the weather. Can't wait to come back in 3 weeks. You thin of everything, thank you both x.

14 Mar 2015 - Very nice stay. Certainly has everything. Enjoyed!

4 Apr 2015 - An excellent stay. Every comfort. Thank you. Really enjoyed our visit the girls loved feeding the lambs. Will certainly come again.

11 Apr 2015 - Nice to see the squirrels and rabbits in the garden. We really loved the Jurassic Coast. Feeding the lambs excited my wife very much.
Jun 2013
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3 Reviews

4
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

4

Warm, Homely, Great Place for a Family!!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the large rooms, the large garden, the amount of equipment in the house. The walls are thick so the children can play in one part of the house and adults can relax in another. The garden is huge and got lots of interesting places for children to play in - our children loved it! There's Sky TV, DVD player with a good selection of DVDs for different ages and a Wii with a Wii Fit board. It was wonderful seeing all the birds on the bird feeders, and hearing the lambs bleating from the field across from the front door.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wellington
4

A lovely experience

  • 4 of 5

Lovely well restored cottage in a peaceful country location, with birds and rabbits. Ideal for either stay put total relax type holiday or as a touring base. Convenient to Dorchester and all other beautiful Dorset attractions. Very clean well maintained property, fully equipped. Secure carpark areas. Owner friendly and helpful. A highlight of our 7 week visit from New Zealand. Highly recommended. Dorchester museum outstanding and Re-loved café in Dorchester worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Warwickshire
4

Well equipped and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

A well equipped and comfortable cottage with a fabulous garden which was well used by the dogs and toddler alike. It was very secure (our two pointers tried very hard to find a way out!) which was a real bonus as the road at the end of the lane was quite dangerous. We had fabulous weather and so the garden was well used when we were in in the evenings for barbecues (it would be useful to have something to stand a disposable BBQ on?)

The train track at the end of the garden was not too obtrusive except for the horn they blew for the nearby crossing.

All in all, we would return. We saw Dorset at its glorious best and enjoyed our holiday very much. The cottage is a good location to see a lot of the area. We visited Lulworth Cove, Studland Bay, Cerne Giant, The Tank Museum, Monkey World, Weymouth, Portland.

Thanks to the owners who live next door for letting us bring our three year old (actually Mummy was the most keen) to be introduced to the animals. Great.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bournemouth International at 28 Miles Nearest Barpub : Frampton Arms at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Weymouth at 11 Miles Nearest Golf : Dorset Golf & Country Club at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Moreton, Dorset at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Frampton Arms at 2 Miles Nearest Ski : Warmwell Leisure at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Ringstead at 6 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Walking, cycling, beach, bird watching, watersports.

If you come from a flat or have an interest in gardening you are welcome to discuss the possibility of gardening at the Cottage.

Swimming pool with slide approx 1 mile.

Kayaking etc near by.

Please ask if you have any specific requirements/hobbies.

Coast/Beach:

Weymouth has a large sandy beach and is approx. 10 miles away

Smaller beaches closer such as Ringstead.

Travel:

Bournemouth International Airport is approx. 40 minutes drive away, taxis are available at the airport.

Weymouth ferry is approx. 10 miles away

Poole ferry is approx. 24 miles away.

(Taxis and trains are available from both ports.)

Our nearest train station Moreton is less than 2 miles away. It can be arranged by prior agreement to be picked up from the train station. Because of our rural location use of a car is recommended.

Distances:

Nearest village of Crossways is 1/2 mile.

Leisure facilities including swimming pool, skiing, slot machines etc is just over a mile.

There is a lot to visit close by including Brownsea Island, Aquariums, Sea Life Centre, Monkey World, Tank Museum, local Gliders Club, shooting, river and sea fishing, etc. There are lovely walks all around suitable for all abilities. County town of Dorchester is 4 miles with many shops, museums and other places of interest.

Further Details:

Crossways local shop and Post Office ATM - 1/2 mile away.

Dorchester has a many supermarkets, most banks ATM's, restaurants/cafes including Costa, cinemas, shops, museums - 4 miles

Tesco, Waitrose and Asda will deliver direct to the Cottage.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 31
5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£380
for 7 nights
£380
 
 
Rate 32
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Rate 17
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Rate 18
18 Mar 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
Rate 19
20 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
Rate 33
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£570
for 7 nights
£570
 
 
Rate 34
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
Rate 35
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£670
for 7 nights
£670
 
 
Rate 36
22 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
Rate 37
29 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
£845
 
 
Rate 38
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£820
for 7 nights
£820
 
 
Rate 39
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£670
for 7 nights
£670
 
 
Rate 40
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£570
for 7 nights
£570
 
 
Rate 41
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
Rate 42
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Rate 43
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
Rate 44
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Rate 45
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of 33% will be taken at the time of booking and the balance is payable at least 8 weeks before the commencement of the holiday.

Payment can be made by Bank transfer, cheque.
Card payments can be made with additional 2.75% charge.

Terms & Conditions are available on request.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the changeover day unless otherwise agreed. Arrival time is between 4pm and 7pm, departure time is before 10am. Early arrival and late departure times can be arranged by prior agreement and incur an additional charge.

Notes on prices:
Weekly prices range from £360-£805. Short breaks are available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom (bath and separate shower) - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bath and separate shower
  • 1 Bathroom with wc, sink, bath and separate shower.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 + cot (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 king bedroom, 1 double bedroom and 1 single bedroom.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Central heating, TV, DVD, wii fit, wi-fi. Outside: Large patio area with table and seating. Very large private garden is mainly laid to lawn and has a summerhouse with cane furniture overlooking a fenced pond, there is a wooded section at the bottom of the garden. There is sun and shade in different parts of the garden all day. Garage available for 1 vehicle/storage of any equipment. 4 adult bikes are available for your use, you may have to pump the tyres up! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, towels and tea towels are included in the price. You must bring your own cot linen. Other: Conservatory with comfy cane furniture, seating for 5+ and has views down the garden and leads on to the patio with patio furniture.

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