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

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


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.

Kim Angeli
Member since: 2013
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

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 Blandford Forum

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!..


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Blandford Forum in Sixpenny Handley

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
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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(11 traveller reviews)

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Weavers Cottage: A Rural Idyll In The Cranborne Chase Area Of Outstanding Natura
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Lovely cottage - would recommend

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the lovely review... I enjoyed having you and your family stay for the weekend, top guests! Kim x
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Lovely property and all you could need for a stay. Breakfast sorted..eggs butter bread and milk

  • 5 of 5

Great property. Lovely host who made sure every thing was OK.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We all had a fantastic time at the cottage and enjoyed the cinema barn immensely.

We enjoyed the surrounding area especially Studland Bay, lots of interesting National Trust properties nearby.

Loved the welcoming Museum Inn , food amazing

Thank you again

Sue, Michael, Annie and Rob

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at weavers cottage and a lovely warm welcome from kim cottage is clean and very comfortable and I look forward to staying with you again

Thanks Simon

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 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: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Coast is easily accessible too...

The Jurassic Coast

Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island



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


Slightly further afield:



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


Prices & Availability

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.