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Weavers Cottage: A Rural Idyll In The Cranborne Chase Area Of Outstanding Natura

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Minchington, nr. Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

A warm welcome awaits you at Weavers Cottage - a two-bedroom cottage set within the grounds of Kim & Peter’s home in the quiet hamlet of Minchington, come and unwind for a few days! We offer a completely self-catered experience, BUT if you don’t feel like cooking or visiting one of the many excellent public houses in our area; you have a third option - use Kim’s services, a home cooked meal could be waiting for you on your return at the end of the day -- you tailor your holiday to suit you. You also have the use of a recently renovated barn, where you can have a cinema style experience, and before/during/after the film why not help yourself to a drink or two at our honesty bar... A huge selection of blue ray DVDs are available, but feel free to bring along your own.


Owner
Kim Angeli
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2017

About Kim Angeli

We moved to Dorset in 2001 from Walton-on-Thames in Surrey. The reason behind the move was that we had owned a holiday cottage in Uploders, Bridport, West Dorset for many years and it was getting harder and harder to leave on a Sunday night! The children were still very young, and therefore we did not encounter any teenage rebellion!

We initially moved to Piddletrenthide in West Dorset, and then in 2007 we found our home in Minchington (after 3 years of searching!)… we renovated the cottage first, which we lived in as the renovations for the main house and barn took place.

We decided to start renting out the cottage in September 2013, and have been enjoying the experience of meeting new people from all over the UK and overseas, and more importantly, welcoming them back!

Kim Angeli purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Kim Angeli chose Shaftesbury and North Dorset

We took so long to find our home because we had a huge tick list!..

Our home ticked all the boxes, and still does - we simply love it.

The situation is just perfect - beautiful walks, lovely country pubs and to be surrounded by nature every day has to be good for you, but then to be able to be walking by the sea-shore in just over half an hour is very special too.

I think I have waxed lyrical enough - hopefully you will be able to capture some of the feelings I have tried to express!

What makes this cottage unique

Tranquility comes to mind first -

Great pubs within easy distance comes 2nd!..

Location

Coast/Beach:

The Coast is easily accessible too...

The Jurassic Coast

Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island

Studland

Distances:

Within 15 minutes:

Larmer Tree = ‘the jewel of the Cranborne Chase’

Cranborne Manor and Gardens

Gold Hill in Shaftesbury

The North Dorset Cycleway Cycle Route which passes by the cottage

Compton Abbas Airfield

Badbury Rings

Numerous walks - detailed ordanance survey maps are kept in the cottage

Within 30 minutes:

Old Wardour Castle

Salisbury Cathedral

Kingston Lacy House

Watersports

Slightly further afield:

Bath

Stonehenge

Corfe Castle

Further Details:

Places to eat:

We can personally recommend all the pubs mentioned!

The Museum Inn - a 5-minute walk up the lane to the village of Farnham is where you will find our favourite pub… (Tel: 01725 516261)

The King John is a 5-minute drive, in the lovely village of Tollard Royal - we often walk to it through Farnham, passing the back of the Larmer Tree, dropping down to the road leading to Tollard Royal. Proper directions will be given if needed!.. (Tel: 01725 516207)

The Beckford Arms at Fonthill Gifford (another favourite) is a 20-minute drive; this has the feel of a very relaxed country house, (only because you can have coffee in another room on comfy sofas after your meal) (Tel: 01747 870385)

The Fontmell at Fontmell Magna is also great, we prefer to have a table in the bar area, that could be because we are nosy! (Tel: 01747 811441)

The Anchor at Shapwick has gone through a few changes, and thankfully is back to being a good pub again… (Tel: 01258 857269)

The Forester at Donhead St Andrew does the best fish dishes, they are passionate about fish, but for meat eaters, the standard is also excellent (Tel: 01747 828038)

In Chettle there is a charming hotel called The Castleman, for a real country house experience. (Tel: 01258 830096)

Shaftesbury is a 15-minute drive, and has an excellent curry house called Chutneys (01747 852585), another good curry experience is Anokaa, in Salisbury (Tel: 01722 414142).

Establishments offering local produce are:

The Farm Shop at Tarrant Gunville

The Bakery at Long Crichel

The Village Stores at Chettle

The Butcher at Sixpenny Handley

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Blandford Forum in North Dorset District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a bathroom with a heated towel rail. Downstairs shower-room, which also benefits from a heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The cottage has two bedrooms upstairs: one with a 5-foot double bed, the other a standard size double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Sorry no dogs. Outside: Barbeque Garden table and chairs Bags of parking in gated driveway Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Egyptian cotton bed linen and bath towels included. Other: Barn: Honesty bar and Cinema style experience, including 2 floor based sub-woofers.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Tranquil

  • 5 of 5

The stay started with a nice warm welcome by Kim to what was a lovely, clean and tranquil cottage with excellent facilities. Whilst the cottage is a little distant from supermarkets etc. at the end of the day that is what we were looking for - peace and quiet. The use of the cinema in the barn was an added bonus for our son and Peter was always on hand to assist if we needed it. We've never slept in a place that is so dark, due to lack of street lighting, but that just added to the relaxation. Excellent place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mini golf break

  • 5 of 5

ME and my son had a lovely few days at weavers cottage using it as a base in order to play golf in the surrounding area. The cottage is wonderful and is set in beautiful countryside. With a pub restaurant 5 min walk away it was ideal.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The cottage is beautiful, clean, comfortable and welcoming. It is set in a quiet, pretty lane.

  • 5 of 5

We sadly didn't see the local villages and towns due to an illness of one of our group but the cottage had everything we could possibly need. The entertainment barn is amazing and Kim & Peter couldn't have been any more accommodating! They are lovely people. We will certainly be back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cosy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage on the 14th-16th October. Weavers Cottage is in a beautiful rural setting, and the cottage itself is cosy and inviting. Kim left us little welcome hamper with the basics. We had the opportunity to put on the wood burner during our stay, which was wonderful. Unfortunately we didn't get the opportunity to make use of the cinema room/bar in the adjacent Barn but it looked incredible! We look forward to retuning one day!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

I didn't really want to review this hidden gem - as we wanted to keep it a secret. It's lovely - real country cottage - and added bonus of the barn with bar - what a brilliant idea.

Lovely setting near a few pubs - which were lovely.

As I said I wanted to keep it a secret - but you should know - it's absolutely beautiful and very clean and comfortable - a real gem.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW!.. Thank you so much for such a lovely review - I really appreciate your comments, they have made me very happy :) Kim x
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Beautiful, comfortable cottage and very lovely hosts.

  • 5 of 5

The old and charming cottage was renovated with lots of love and offers the hole comfort you need on holidays. The picnic site gave us the chance to have a barbecue when the days were warm and in the fully developed barn a bar and a big screen were at hand.

Kim and Peter are adorable hosts and didn’t only surprise us with a little gift at the beginning, they also gave us many suggestions to explore the environment, in a very open minded and kind way.

Thank you a lot Kim and Peter

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to host the charming Draser family... such wonderful guests are exactly why we love having people to stay from all over the world in our little cottage in deepest darkest Dorset! Guests will find they can be as private as they wish, or interact with us as much as they like - we love chatting about the local area, and the things we enjoy doing in this beautiful county.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Blandford Forum, Dorset

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Autumn
22 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
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£150
£700
 
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Winter
5 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£300
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£150
£700
 
 
Easter Week
30 Mar 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
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£200
£750
 
 
Spring
6 Apr 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£300
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£150
£700
 
 
Early Summer
15 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£300
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£750
 
 
Summer
20 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Late Summer
7 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£300
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£150
£800
 
 
Autumn
28 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£300
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£150
£700
 
 
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
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£150
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Arrival from 4 pm and departure by 10:30 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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