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Beautiful, Welcoming Thatched Cottage 3 Miles From The Sea

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Litton Cheney, Nr. Bridport, Dorset, England - Gorgeous Cottage, Gorgeous Village In Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Rainbow is a home from home. It's very pretty and is very well-equipped. There is a log fire, large screen television and an excellent DVD library.Many visitors return again and again to soak up the peaceful, tranquil, warm and cosy atmosphere. Well behaved pets are welcome.

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Caroline,

Wow, we were blown away! It is absolutely stunning, and so nice and warm. It's really inspiring, and very relaxing, you have done so well with the place.

We have now returned from what was truly a lovely weekend. The house was so warm, inviting, inspiring and comfortable throughout. So so cosy with the fire on!

The village itself was beautiful, like something out of book, idyllic in every way. We had lunch at Hive Beach Cafe on the Saturday and then walked along the beach - The food was outstanding, some of the best fish we have eaten, it's a really good recommendation you put on your website for there.

Again, thanks for a lovely stay, everyone had such a lovely time. You really do have a beautiful home.

Alex, Emily, Isabella and friends.
Jan 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dorchester in Litton Cheney

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to Bedroom 1, with shower, basin and wc; Family bathroom with bath/power shower over, basin and w.c; downstairs basin and wc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite shower, Bedroom 2 with double bed, Bedroom 3 with twin beds, Bedroom 4 with twin beds
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes on accommodation: Very comfortable, family-friendly accommodation. A warm and welcoming cottage. Outside: Small enclosed pretty garden at the back, but with a feeling of space as adjacent to a large field. Outdoor table and chairs, with parasol. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, 2-ring cooking plate. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linens included. Housekeeping weekly. Other: Spacious dining room with round table which seats 8, armchair, high-chair, dresser and piano. Sun room with double doors on to the garden.


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Beautiful, Welcoming Thatched Cottage 3 Miles From The Sea
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 5 reviews

A true home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous property for space and comfort. Everything you need for a relaxing stay with thoughtful little touches. Perfect for a family get together including the dog!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could do better!

  • 3 of 5

It's easy to leave a poor review if the trip hasn't been good. But this review pertains only to the property. Our actual holiday - and everything we did - was superb.

'Strip the beds, empty the bins, unload the dishwasher, don't park in the front, lights out at the front when it's dark'... these are a few of the things listed by the host the week before we arrived. Staying in holiday rentals for the past decade both here and abroad, it's the first time I've ever encountered such a note. (Being addressed as a 'visitor' rather than a 'guest' in the note left for us seemed to highlight the approach. Felt like the request of a strict teacher or an inexperienced landlady. Having successfully run a holiday rental myself here, it also felt inappropriate. Despite her 'fantastic housekeeper', guests were still asked to do a portion of the housekeeping themselves.

I'd also say that much of the kitchen equipment and some of the furnishings could do with renewing. Knives were blunt, one coffee pot had no lid, the coffee maker I used was black at the base (had to wash it thoroughly myself before even considering using it). If the property has been available since it was built, (90s) it appears that everything in it also dates back to then. Bed linen is garish, wall hangings vary from the country quaint to the trendy. All a little out of sync.

The house is warm, the kitchen with the lovely Aga turned out to be the ideal place to talk, plan our days, cook, eat and share. The roosters in the neighbouring garden too seemed trained not to crow before 7.30am! There are fresh eggs available from a nearby farm. Unfortunately a number of rooms (kitchen, main bathroom) are overlooked so a little uneasy about really feeling at home here.

The wealth of books, CDs and DVDs was appreciated. and I caught up on a few films I'd been wanting to watch for years!

But the house is beautifully silent, neighbours are civil and even the local walks full of interest and a photographer's delight.

The lovely Bridport and Lyme Regis and Lulworth Cove are easy drives. (Make sure you get to Bridport market - Wednesday and Saturday, main one on Saturday.)

Overall an excellent location, a good house for us but needs some attention now.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review was submitted four weeks after their stay and perhaps these guests are attacking to defend because they’re feeling guilty about the dreadful state they left the house in. I have photographs as evidence. The following are just two of them. 2017-10-28-PHOTO-00000185.jpg 2017-10-28-PHOTO-00000189.jpg These guests have also misquoted my polite requests. Here's what I said which is very different from the way they report it. With regard to parking, it would be very helpful if you could please park on the drive to help maintain the appearance of the lovely conservation area we all enjoy in the village. Please could you close the curtains at the front of the cottage, upstairs and downstairs, in the evenings? Otherwise the lights shine into the house opposite. On departure, we would be very grateful if you would unload the clean dishwasher, strip the linens from the beds (not the mattress covers), make sure the windows are locked and leave the cottage as you found it. Very many thanks indeed. Here's wishing you a lovely time! With warmest wishes, Caroline As for the bed linen being ‘garish’ I guess it’s all a matter of taste!
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Lovely house in very pretty village

  • 5 of 5

Lovely thatched cottage with plenty of room for 8 adults. The house is very comfortable and well equipped, including an Aga, and a small pretty garden. The children enjoyed looking at the chickens next door and there are lots of games, CDs and DVDs to keep everyone amused when they are not out and about. Litton Cheney is very picturesque. Its just 10-15 minutes to Hive Beach (the cafe there is fabulous), and we also very much enjoyed Lyme Regis which is not far.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Creative writing courses from published author available on request

Self-development workshops on many topics on request


3 miles from Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock. Fabulous cafe with excellent food - featured in many national newspapers.


Nearest airports are Exeter, Southampton, Bournemouth, Heathrow, Gatwick


Bridport 6 miles (fabulous town); Dorchester 9 miles (county town)

Further Details:

West Dorset has many fab shops and restaurants. The cottage is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is two minutes walk from a lovely country playground. Five minutes to village church, 10 minutes to village pub.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A third deposit required on booking, the balance 8 weeks before your holiday.

Changeover Day:
In peak time, changeover day is Saturday.

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.