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Beautifully Newly-fitted Cottage With Open Parkland Views

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Alpaca Cottage is a one bedroom luxury gem set in a quiet and gorgeous corner of Dorset. Near the coast, it's perefect for walkers, cyclists or relaxers!!

Alpaca Cottage has just been subject to a 10 month luxury refurbishment. With the sitting room/kitchen, double bedroom and designer en-suite all located on the ground floor, it is ideal for those with limited mobility. The cottage has stunning views over a large meadow where our small heard of alpacas live, and you would be welcome to participate at feeding time. The cottage adjoins on one side the owner's house, but has a separate outside area for al-fresco meals or drinks. Located off a private road, and set in the midst of numerous footpaths, as well as just by the National Cycle Path ( bicycles are available for rent) , this is a superb location for the active, or for those just wanting to kick back and relax. The cottage is also close to the beautiful River Frome, which can be walked beside, or even paddled in! The wonderful Jurassic Coast is just 10 miles away, and the historic county town of Dorchester just 5 miles away.


Owner
Paul Abadjian
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
14 February, 2017

About Paul Abadjian

We have two apartments in Marbella. at La Mairena (S24133) and at Torre Real (S24782). as well as Alpaca Cottage near Dorchester, Dorset. The Spanish apartments are both owned by Paul and Jane Abadjian, who are brother and sister. Both apartments have been furnished and specified as homes, not merely as places to rent out, so the fixtures and fittings tend to be quite stylish and luxurious. Alpaca Cottage represents all that is best about rural England, while still being easily accessible from London. Alpaca Cottage adjoins Court Barn, where Paul lives with his wife Fiona.

Paul lives in west Dorset with wife Fiona, Sophie the Spaniel and a small herd of Alpacas (plus a couple of chickens)! They also offer a part of this property for holiday lets (Alpaca Cottage E 15146) Paul has enjoyed collecting classic Jaguars for more years than he cares to remember, and he and Fiona have enjoyed driving them in Russia, Argentina, the US, Australia and Tasmania.

Paul Abadjian purchased this cottage in 2009

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

5

A lovely bolt hole with alpacas!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic little bungalow! Small, but cosy with charming features and everything that we needed. The owners were away but we had a warm welcome from Jane who introduced us to the alpacas (and Bella!) and let my husband look at one of the Jags. We were lucky to meet the new arrival whilst he was still tiny (it was very hard resisting the urge to bundle him into the back seat when we were leaving as he was so gorgeous!), but all of the alpacas were big characters and hilarious to watch. Although we had some lovely walks and did some shopping, the main aim was to be able to unwind after a hectic winter, which we certainly did! Very peaceful spot, and watching the alpacas gave us endless amusement. We would definitely like to come back again in the future when we need to get away from it all and hope to see Jane and Bella again. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

excellent

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Alpaca cottage for 5 days in October 2016. It is tastefully decorated, well equipped, comfortable, and set in a beautiful, peaceful spot. It is a fine location from which to explore the lovely Dorset countryside and coast. Paul and Fiona have compiled a helpful file of local drives, walks and restaurants, together with appropriate maps, and a bit of local history. For anyone interested in classic cars, Paul's collection is very impressive.

Altogether a very pleasant place to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a lovely weekend at Alpaca Cottage. Fabulous little gem. Fiona and Paul very welcoming. Loved the Alpacas. Good location. Will definitely be returning. Eileen and Garry

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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5

Beautiful cottage in tranquil setting.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Alpaca Cottage. It was very clean and comfortable, and the views were wonderful. The weather was bad on Saturday, so we tried one of the suggested driving tours, which was fun. We also tried some of the recommended local pubs, which we liked very much. The cottage was secluded, very quiet, and in a fabulous spot. It was generously equipped and the wifi had a full 5 bars at all times! We discovered a part of Dorset we did not know well before, and would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

A perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

A very relaxing stay in this well equipped, clean, comfortable and stylish cottage. Such a scenic setting, overlooking parkland, ideal for alfresco meals. Well situated between coast and countryside, plenty of places to visit. Charming hosts, thanks to Paul, Fiona and Jane. Enjoyed the company of the alpacas and the dogs (a special mention for Bella.) . Do not hesitate to book.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

Fabulous place in stunning rural setting

  • 5 of 5

Alpaca Cottage is stylishly furnished, and immaculately presented. It has outstanding open views over 'Capability Brown' parkland with the alpacas (which we loved!) grazing just 50 metres from the cottage. Paul & Fiona are ideal hosts, and provide a very useful file with local pub and restaurant recommendations, and lots of suggestions for walks, local visits, driving tours and even complete days out. It was the perfect choice for a long weekend, and there is enough to do locally to occupy you for a week or more. We loved it, and will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£212
for 3 nights
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£71
£495
 
 
Rate 2
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
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£85
£595
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
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£110
£730
 
 
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
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£120
£798
 
 
Rate 5
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
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£110
£730
 
 
Rate 6
1 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
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£95
£632
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Please either e mail or telephone our land line to make a booking. We do not allow smoking in Alpaca Cottage.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Notes on prices:
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dorchester in West Country

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • en-suite bathroom with large walk in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with King size brass bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: There is a small patio area outside the front door, with a table and chairs for 2. Guests may roam the 5 acre grounds, with permission. Beyond this, there are numerous lovely walks in all directions. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Changed once a week. Other: Small walk-in hanging cupboard beyond bathroom.

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