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Extensively renovated 18th Century secluded cottage.



Updated: 13-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Cottage in Broomhill, Nr. Wimborne, Dorset, England - South facing sun trap sports two patio areas with outstanding views of rural Dorset.

Rural and peaceful countryside setting with direct access to A31 which is a few minutes away. Listed walks, mountain bike routes, coarse fishing lakes & garden centre, all within walking distance. Two local Public Houses within 10 minutes walking distance, one showing open air films during the summer months. The modern garden room with both bifold and patio doors at either end make the room an open air living space leading onto both patio sun traps. Great for entertaining and star gazing which is fantastic as there is little/no light pollution.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Tonya Monaghan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2017

About Tonya Monaghan

Professional Teacher with two teenage children. I have lived both in Poole and Wimborne but much prefer the quietness of the countryside and the Georgian market town of Wimborne with the beach only bring a short drive away.

Tonya Monaghan purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Tonya Monaghan chose East Dorset

Beautiful views and peaceful, yet not far from all amenities.

Easy journey to Bournemouth, Poole and beaches.

What makes this cottage unique

Country living with access to town amenities and lifestyle.

4 Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Absolutely fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Sunny Cottage is furbished to a very high standard and strikes the perfect balance between being a rental and being a home. The living rooms are very spacious and the we used the outdoor spaces every day. We did several walks from the Cottage including a walk to the local pub. I can't recommend this enough and we would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we would love you to visit again!
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5 Stars is insufficient

  • 5 of 5

Six of us arrived at Sunny Cottage for a two night stay, not too sure about what we would find. Turned out that the word 'cottage' is a bit of a misnomer, this was a veritable Tardis. A beautifully reconfigured dwelling with much obvious love and care taken in the decoration and furnishing.

If you like to cook for others, bring the ingredients of your favourite meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner, the kitchen is a wonderful space in which to work. The plenitude and quality of the accessories is a real surprise...

but - maybe you don't want to cook? A ten minute stroll past the red telephone box and a right turn will lead you to the Barley Mow where you can enjoy good food from a choice menu.

The bathroom is luxurious and the bath trapped all of us for longer than the normal soak. Felt slightly guilty about the forest of logs that we burnt, but we did stay up late playing daft games, and the fire really drew in the atmosphere of lazy indulgence - something we all need now and again.

Only one regret - that I couldn't fix the flying goose which we found clapped out in the morning.

Many,many thanks for providing us with such a pleasant stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Douglas, really lovely to hear and thank you for leaving the cottage exactly as you found it. Glad you had a such a great time. I hope you come again in the future.
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Wonderful holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What an amazing week. I was looking to book a holiday for my children over the Easter Break. I wanted a week full of activities for them. I thought of going to a Centre Parc but was worried about the crowding & volumes of people (& the prices!) so I decided to build my own Centre Parc week & I'm so glad I did!

I stayed at this beautiful, peaceful house. It was quiet, so comfortable, fully equipped & I felt totally relaxed with the kids running free in the garden. To top it off there was a surprise in the field next to the cottage - the children were so excited!

The property couldn't have been in a better location for us. We loved Wimborne & went wondering through the town for coffees, brunch & looking in all the unusual shops. But the best part was being a short drive away from so much to do, yet coming home to complete peace.

We all loved Moors Valley, which is just an amazing place, miles of woodland, a small steam train & wooden climbing frames scattered through the woods & the kids got to climb the trees & use zip wires with Go Ape. We've been bike riding, horse riding, walking, tree climbing, zip wiring, picnicking, swimming at Splashdown Poole. We've been to Honey Brook Farm & Monkey World. We all went to see Kingston Lacy, which is a magnificent stately home right on your doorstep. (More for me than the kids!!)

I would highly recommend this property. It is a beautiful house & I'm definitely coming back next summer as there's so much more to see! I took a risk doing something a bit different with the kids & it's just so much better to be independent. Now I'll never look back. I wanted to write this review because firstly, Tonya & the house were just amazing & secondly, to help other parents who are looking to create a great week for their kids & not sure (like me) where to go to do it. Thank you Tonya for all your helpful advise & suggestions!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had such a lovely time and thank you for leaving my home exactly as you found it, it was immaculate!
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Fields, Farms, Food, Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We drove down from Hertfordshire and found the house nicely tucked away in on a quite road between small local villages. It didn't take us long to feel at home in the cosy and surprisingly roomy cottage and country atmosphere. The house was immaculate! We'd taken our bikes and found lots of quiet country roads, good pubs, and forest tracks to cycle around. Ideal place for walking, biking or just relaxing in front of the TV... We LOVED the views - and the sky was so dark at night the stars were amazing! Highly recommend this to anyone - just make sure it's not when I want to come back! Thank you so much for making our break a real pleasure.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Colin, glad you had such a good time. I hope to see you again!
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From the Owner

Beautiful views and peaceful, yet not far from all amenities. Easy journey to Bournemouth, Poole and beaches.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bournemouth at 7.7 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Barley Mow at 0.3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Poole at 10.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Dudsbury Golf Club at 4.3 Miles Nearest Train : Poole at 9.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M27 at 34 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Barley Mow at 0.3 Miles Nearest Ski : Snow Trax Alpine Activity Centre at 8.9 Miles Nearest Beach : Sandbanks at 13 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:



Dorset is famous for its blue-flag coastline beaches. Poole & Bournemouth share 8 miles of glorious sandy beach both being 30 minutes away by car. Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world, is gateway to the Jurassic Coastline, providing long beaches and a plentiful supply of fossils. Poole's thriving commercial port and local marinas offer plenty of maritime activity to watch, from glossy Sunseeker super yachts to local fishing boats.


Bournemouth International Airport - 15 minutes.

Poole Ferry Terminal - 25 minutes

Ringwood & Poole National Express Coach Stop - 25 minutes.

Poole & Bournemouth Train Station - 30 minutes.

Southampton Airport - 45 minutes.

Heathrow Airport - 1hr 30 minutes.

Car hire essential. Regular local buses run from Wimborne to Poole & Bournemouth.


WITHIN 25/30 MINUTES BY CAR: The New Forest National Park, The Isle of Purbeck, Poole, Sandbanks, Bournemouth, Southampton, Blandford.

Within 45 minutes: Swanage, Lulworth Cove, Kimmeridge, Salisbury, Dorchester.

Up to an hour away: Lyme Regis, Bridport, Lymington, Weymouth.

Further Details:

The Market town of WIMBORNE MINSTER has numerous cafes, pubs and independent restaurants covering a wide variety of food styles. There is a large Waitrose and Co-op in town and access to banks, building societies & cashpoints. 'Wimborne Market' trades on a Friday, Saturday & Sunday offering antiques and a farmers market alongside general market goods. Wimborne has its own Tivoli theatre, Priest’s House Museum & Garden, Model Town & Gardens & leisure centre and is most famous for it's Norman church.

WITHIN 4 MINUTES BY CAR: Wimborne Minster. The Iron Age Hillfort - Badbury Rings (dating from 800BC). National Trust Properties: Kingston Lacy 17thC Mansion and Estate & White Mill. English Heritage Site – Knowlton Church & Rings. Honeybrook Farm Riverside & Adventure Play Park.

WITHIN 10 MINUTES BY CAR: Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park and Rescue Centre. Adventure wonderland theme park. Splashdown water park. Tower Park entertainment centre, Moors Valley Country Park – 1000-acre Park and Forest offering golf, hire wire adventure, mountain-biking, tree top adventure trail, narrow-gauge steam railway 7 adventure play trails. Green Cottage Riding Centre.

HISTORICAL INTEREST all within 1 hour: Athelhampton House & gardens (Dorchester), Tutankhamun exhibition (Dorchester), Lulworth Castle, Corfe Castle.

ADVENTURE: www.bluesureadventure.co.uk/group-balloon-flights-wimborne. www.paintballwarriors.co.uk. Surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking available at all beaches. www.gorcombe.co.uk clay shooting, buggies, paint balling. www.wildwaybushcraft.co.uk archery & survival courses.

DAYS OUT: Paultons Park & Peppa Pig Land. Bovington Tank Museum. Monkey World. The Blue Pool. Bournemouth Aquarium. Marwell Zoo.

EVENTS 2017: www.whatsonindorset.co.uk. Wimborne folk festival 9-11 June. Wimborne cheese festival. The Great Dorset Steam fair Sept . www.greatdorsetchillifestival.co.uk. Bournemouth Air festival Aug 24-25. Larmer tree festival July

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £54
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Guests pay a 25% non-refundable deposit for bookings made more than 8 weeks prior to the holiday start date.
This is non-refundable although all genuine reasons for cancellation will be considered.
Full payment is required 2 weeks before arrival date.
If shorter, full payment is due upon booking.
Security deposit: weekly bookings £200/weekend bookings £100. Returned as soon as cottage checked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Updated: 13-Apr-2017


From the Owner

Country living with access to town amenities and lifestyle.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Modern wet room
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Modern marble bathroom
  • Downstairs is a wetroom with WC & shower. The upstairs modern marble family bathroom has a WC & separate bath & shower.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Superb countryside views 4 ft double bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Can accommodate a choice of twin 3 ft beds OR a 6 ft double.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Superb views 4 ft 6 bed, cot can be provided on request.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: The cottage comfortably sleeps 6 people + cot. Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has a 4ft 6 bed, bedroom 2 has a small double bed, bedroom 3 has twin 3ft single beds that can be combined into a 6ft double bed. The Cottage comfortably sleeps 6 people. Travel cot can be provided ON REQUEST. Super views.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only


  • Notes on accommodation: Access to study denied and some cupboards. Wardrobes with personal belongings are locked. Hanging rails provided. Swing, climbing rope and monkey bars use at owners discretion.