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Cottage, in a Semi Rural Area

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Single storey cottage in Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

A self-contained cottage adjacent to an area of outstanding natural beauty, but within level walking distance of Blandford Forum, with many restaurants/bars and shops. Ideal base for the Jurassic coast and North and West Dorset.

Built in the owners garden, it includes a kitchen, dining/garden room with vaulted ceiling,sitting room,double bedroom and modern shower room.

There is a small outside sitting area.


Owner
roger summers
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

About roger summers

We have lived in the area for 25 years, my wife was brought up in the area.

Why roger summers chose World

We bought the property about 20 years ago and have spent years renovating the main house and the cottage. The rural aspect and closeness to town attracted us initially.

What makes this bungalow unique

We live next door, and are on hand to help if need be, but will give you privacy to enjoy your holiday.A car is not required for daily needs, but is recommended to explore further afield.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow around the Blandford Forum around the

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • river
  • town
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern shower room, with walk-in shower, in built hand basin and wc, and heated towel rail
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed,bedside cabinets with lamps, and dressing table and chair, large built in wardrobe.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Sorry, No Smoking, small well behaved dogs welcome, suitable for children ( notice required).Welcome pack is provided. We live next door and will do our best to help, if necessary. Outside: Small sitting area outside, with benches and outdoor eating area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Linen are included and changed weekly.The property is cleaned fully at changeover. Other: Dining Room.Dining table 2 chairs, bookcase, double sofabed.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

5

Excellent facilities and a great base for exploration.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with excellent facilities including fast broadband. Within easy walking distance to Blandford but a very quiet location. We had the use of the garden and summerhouse. Jane and Roger , the owners, very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

what a clean, fresh, well equipped property. the owners had thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in an excellent location on a very quiet lane within a few minutes walk to Blandford. The owners made you feel really welcome on arrival and had thought of all the small touches- the homemade marmalade was delicious! All the facilities in the property were to a excellent standard and extremely comfortable- we had an great night's sleep. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Dorset Delight

  • 5 of 5

April Cottage was a real find! A great deal of thought had clearly gone into the equipment and sundries provided, the furnishing and fittings and the welcome goodies. In our case the extra items provided for our dog were also much appreciated - we had glorious weather but the dog towel provided was most useful when those we had brought along were soggy! The cottage was sparkling clean, nicely decorated and had good quality appliances and home furnishings.

We used the cottage as a base for visiting various parts of Dorset. It was convenient to be able to walk into Blandford to shops, pubs, etc, to have dog walking potential from the door and took about half an hour to drive to Poole going south and to Shaftesbury going north. We wish we had been able to stay longer as there were so many places to go!

Jane and Roger were extremely welcoming, showing us into the cottage and were helpful and cheerful each time we saw them. I would recommend a stay here to anyone looking for a relaxing, comfortable break to discover Dorset.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage welcoming hosts

  • 5 of 5

Pretty quaint cottage ideal for two and handily placed to explore the local area. Met at the door on arrival and lovely touch with a loaf of bread milk and bottle of red wine !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

Very pretty cottage and comfortable holiday home. Five mins from town centre where there are numerous shops including Morrisons supermarket. Plenty of places in town to eat out if you don't want to cook. Jane and Roger are lovely hosts and provided a welcome pack to start us off. There is parking in front of the cottage for one car. We normally go abroad for our holiday but this was a really lovely experience as we had never had this type of holiday before. Very pretty villages around the countryside. This cottage is very central to most places. Thank you Jane and Roger for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal location, lovely comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for two weeks in August with our dog. The cottage is extremely comfortable, and more spacious than I expected. The photos don't really do it justice. Jane and Roger, the owners, are extremely friendly and have thought of everything to make the cottage well-equipped and a pleasure to stay in. The cottage is very clean and all the furniture, crockery etc is excellent. Everything works really well - there's a great shower, the tv has lots of channels, the wifi is fantastic and there's lovely outdoor space, including an enclosed gravel area filled with flowering plants in pots, which is enclosed and so safe for the dog to wander about in. Parking the car in this area is very easy. The cottage gives you access to wonderful countryside, and nearby there are fantastic dog walks in the woods in the Bryanston School grounds, or on the water meadows beside the Stour. There are a couple of good pubs in easy strolling distance, a big Tesco's a few minutes' drive away, and Boots, M&S etc are ten minutes' walk away in Blandford. But the cottage is one of just a few houses on its street, and is very quiet and peaceful. Extremely highly recommended. I would have loved to stay even longer and am already looking forward to going back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
spring/ summer 17
18 Mar 2017 - 16 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£560
 
 
Summer 17
17 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£630
 
 
Autumn 17
11 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£525
 
 
Christmas
18 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£525
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit at time of booking with the balance paid in full 6 weeks prior to your stay. £100 breakage deposit is required when the balance is paid, returned in full after your stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is Saturday, but we can be flexible, subject to availability.

Notes on prices:
Shorter Breaks are available. All services are included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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