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Beautifully Newly-fitted Cottage With Open Parkland Views



Updated: 24-May-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

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About the Owner

Paul Abadjian
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 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

30 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)


Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautful,spacious,cottage.It is warm and comfy and is in the most tranquill and relaxing setting, with an awseome veiw of the parkland.The cottage is very well equipped,wifi worked a treat and the Alpacha's were a wonderful source of relaxation to watch,doing just what Alpacha's do,they were so sweet. Paul and Fiona the hosts were warm and very welcoming and the information book they put together about the area was really interesting and helpful.We would have no hesitation in staying here again we had the most wonderful and relaxng time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Lovely little cottage, would definitely stay again!

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at Alpaca cottage, everything was well presented and Paul was a friendly host. Loved seeing the Alpacas every morning, especially little Eric! Thank you for the lovely stay :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 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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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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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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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bournemouth at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Stratton at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Poole at 28 Miles Nearest Golf : Charminster at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Dorchester at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 50 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Stratton at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Various at 8 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We are building up a small heard of alpacas, and are happy to talk this through with guests. We also have a collection of classic Jaguar cars kept at the house in the warmer months.


The nearest point on the Jurassic Coast is about 10 miles away.


The closest station is Dorchester. The closest airports are Bournemouth, Southampton or Bristol.


Dorchester is 5 miles. Yeovil is 14 miles.

Further Details:

Dorchester boasts more listed building in one street than any other town in the UK. It also has an abundance or restaurants, tea rooms, shops, bars, and two cinemas. There are some really excellent country pubs all around our area, many of which serve really good home-cooked food.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
1 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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:
In addition to the published prices, we MAY charge a £100 refundable loss/damage deposit at our discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-May-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • en-suite bathroom with large walk in shower.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with King size brass bed


  • Golf ...
  • Garden

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome


  • 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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