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Rambler's Cottage Hilton, Dors - Rambler's Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Rambler's Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Cosy Grade II listed cottage with heaps of original features and character. It was renovated to a high standard in 2014.

Kitchen & living area (ground floor): open plan with a stone floor & underfloor heating, wood burning stove, breakfast bar with x 4 stools, comfy seating for x4, TV, selection of films and board games. The newly fitted kitchen has an electric cooker, hob, fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery, cooking utensils and cooking equipment.

Bathroom: Travertine stone tiled bathroom with a bath, shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 1 (attic): Dual aspect room with a kingsize bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, rocking chair, little chair, table, clock radio, hangers and hairdryer.

Bedroom 2 (1st floor): x2 full size twin beds, bedside tables, lamps and chest of drawers.

The latest (programmable) storage heaters have been installed in both bedrooms, ensuring a warm, cosy stay whatever the time of year you choose to visit.

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About the property

Rambler's Cottage Hilton, Dors

Our lovingly renovated 200 year old cottages are situated in the peaceful, rural village of Hilton. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hilton sits amidst some of Dorset's most striking countryside, with the slopes of Bulbarrow Hill (height 274m) to the north, the Dorset Gap to the south-west and Milton Abbey to the east.

Rambler's and Kitty's Cottages are centred in a small row of terraced cottages, built in 1812, to house workers at Milton Abbey, which is approximately a 1 mile walk away. The characterful cottages retain many original features, including beams and fire places.

The cottages are located on a quiet no through road, with beautiful meadow views to the rear and the 15th century All Saints church a one minute walk away.

The Fox Inn, a traditional 250 year old pub, can be reached by a 1.5 mile hill walk ( longer routes are possible for a bigger challenge) or a 2 minute drive. There are an abundance of public footpaths and bridleways criss-crossing the country-side, with walks straight from the door ( provided in a folder). Alternatively the cottages provide an ideal base for exploring Hardy country or the World Heritage Jurassic coast (30 to 40 minutes drive).

You can visit local market towns e.g Dorchester, Blandford Forum and Sherborne, or sea-side towns of Swanage and Weymouth, or historical sites such as Corfe Castle, Hardy's cottage, Athelhampton house, Kingston Lacey, Kingston Mauward, Rawlsbury Camp, Maiden Castle and much much more.

Both adjacent cottages could be booked together, if you have a larger gathering in mind.

We have lived in the Village since 2000 (raising our 3 sons here) and are still in love with its amazing peace and beauty. We hope you'll love it too.

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Owner
Jonathan and Christine Dodd
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017

About Jonathan and Christine Dodd

We are Christine and Jonathan Dodd and we are lucky to live in Hilton, Dorset, with our 3 sons and an idiotic, friendly dog called Dexter, who survived a fall of 125ft from 'Old Harry' in 2008...much to our huge relief!

Ever since we moved into Hilton village we dreamed about investing in a property to holiday let. It took us 14 years to get there - but we did it! We look forward to sharing our lovely cottages, friendly village and stunning countryside with our guests.

We spent 2014 renovating our cottages to what we hope our guests will think is a high standard. We are a short walk away from the cottages so we are around if you need anything or want some advice on the local area. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Jonathan and Christine

Jonathan and Christine Dodd purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jonathan and Christine Dodd chose Dorset

We have lived in the village since 2000 and still love it to pieces. We love the staggering beauty of the village and surrounding area which is fantastic for walking, running (as Jonathan likes to do) and cycling.

Hilton is a truly rural location, as far as you can get from an 'A' road, anywhere in Dorset, situated between the market towns of Blandford Forum and Dorchester

We think we have the best of both worlds; the wild rural retreat but within 25 minutes of the spectacular Jurassic Coast.

Our sons adore the open fields and woodland that surrounds us - often disappearing for hours on end making dens and the like.

What makes this cottage unique

Warm, cosy, characterful cottages set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Ideally situated for exploring the whole of Dorset. The cottages are over 200 years old but both have been lovingly renovated with all modern conveniences including modern heating, wood burning stoves and lovely bathrooms (with bath and shower). The cottages have lovely meadow views to the rear and a 15C church less than a minutes walk away.

Lovely walks and cycle rides straight from the doorstep for all abilities and the spectacular Milton Abbey is at the end of the valley, just a mile away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(Review from Airbnb website). Anita:

Jon and Christine were very friendly and made us feel really welcome. They have done a lovely job renovating the cottage. It is as nice as in the photos. It was very cosy and well equipped. Hilton is a perfect country village. Very scenic and really quiet. The surrounding countryside is amazing, really fabulous walks. It was brilliant to be able to go on walks right from the doorstep. There are farm shops and good pubs within a mile or so. We had a brilliant time and I would recommend Rambler's Cottage and Hilton very highly and would definitely go again.
Apr 2015
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

5

Beautiful Cottage in the heart of Dorset

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, and our little Dachshund were greeted by Jonathan upon arrival. Christine was kind enough to leave us a freshly baked Lemon drizzle cake which I must say, was absolutely delicious.

The cottage was very comfortable and spotlessly clean with all needs met. There is a lovely wood burning fireplace for the cooler nights and a very nice large bedroom on the top floor as well as two single beds in the bedroom on the first floor.

Rambler's Cottage lies in the heart of Dorset making trips to places within the county very easy in all directions. It is only about 40 minutes to Weymouth, Lulworth Cove and withing easy reach of Lyme Regis, West Bay and Charmouth.

I highly recommend Rambler's cottage to anyone wanting a comfortable place to stay in the heart of Dorset.

Richard and Liz Leah

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Well presented and equipped period cottage

  • 5 of 5

Rambler's is a nice modernized terraced cottage, which we found to be cosy and well equipped. There are lots of nice walks from the front door, it is ideal dog walking territory. The Fox Inn at Ansty does a nice cavery on a Sunday and welcomes dogs. Jonathan the owner lives down the road and made sure we settled in OK and had no issues - thanks also for cake, it was very nice. If you are looking for a relaxing stay in beautiful Dorset this is ideal for up to 4 people.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect get away for a couple of days with our son aged 10 was welcomed by Jonathan the owner and a delicious home made lemon drizzle cake was waiting for us ! Cottage was perfect, home from home ... Went on one of the recommended walks and found a gorgeous pub. Would definitely recommend and thank you Jonathan for your warm welcome .. We will be back !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us Kerry. You, P & J were lovely to meet and deal with throughout and I'm so glad you all enjoyed your stay. Thanks for leaving Rambler's so wonderfully clean and tidy :) Really look forward to seeing you again soon!
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5

An absolute gem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the wonderfully appointed Rambler's Cottage in the charming hamlet of Hilton. The cottage is newly refurbished and decorated with extras such as woodburning stove and underfloor heating under flagged floors. The modern kitchen area and fantastic bathroom meant that it was so warm and comfortable, whilst at the same time being a period cottage. There was lots of information provided on everything from local walks to pubs and areas of interest. The welcome cake provided by friendly owners was a nice touch and much appreciated. An absolute gem!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Hilary and Gary, Thanks so much for staying with us. We are chuffed to bits you enjoyed your stay at Rambler's Cottage (but sssshhhh about the cake or everyone might want one!) Thanks so much for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy: you are very welcome back anytime. Hope to see you again soon! Best regards Jonathan, Christine and the boys
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5

Small but perfectly formed

  • 5 of 5

My colleague and I have stayed twice at this newly renovated, well equipped cosy cottage situated in a peaceful picturesque thatched village in beautiful countryside. Our hosts were considerate, hospitable and welcoming. Perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed both stays at Rambler's Cottage. Thanks for being the perfect guests! Hopefully we'll see you again before too long for a third visit! Best regards C & J.
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5

So peaceful

  • 5 of 5

we stayed here in 2014 before the property had 'gone live' on Owners Direct. We loved it, it is the most peaceful location possible, nestled in a beautiful valley with wonderful walks from the front door. Christine and Jonathan looked after us fantastically, we look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being our guinea pigs! We really enjoyed having you all to stay. Thanks too for the very constructive feedback. Please come again back soon to see the transformation! J&C
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Blandford Forum in West Country

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 20 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Travertine tiling, shower screen, high quality shower.
  • Travertine stone tiled bathroom with a bath, shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. Bathroom is on the 1st floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Attic Bedroom - Kingsize - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Travel cot available on request.
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Travel cot available on request.
  • Bedroom 1 (attic): dual aspect room with a kingsize bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, rocking chair, little chair, table, clock radio, hangers and hairdryer. Bedroom 2 (1st floor): x2 full size twin beds, beds tables, lamps and chest of drawers. The latest (programmable) storage heaters have been newly installed in both bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Heating, electricity, a starter supply of logs (+ kindling) for the wood burning stove are all included at no extra charge. We also provide all bedlinen, hand and bath towels for each guest, tea towels, hand soaps and washing up liquid. Please use your own towels for beach use Children are very welcome! A small to medium sized four legged friend is also welcome with prior arrangement. Please keep on the ground floor and clean up after your dog. Free wifi broadband is available at both cottages Off road private parking fo is available Please note: Smoking is not permitted inside the cottages but there are lovely gardens to explore! Outside: Rambler's Cottage: South facing courtyard to the rear of the kitchen, leading to the Garden room with washer/drier, sink, iron, ironing board, fold- away dining table with x4 chairs, additional seats and chess table, where you can relax and soak up the meadow views. There is a mature garden behind the parking area, to the front of the property.

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