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“A beautiful oasis in Dorset”
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Millpond Cottage
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19 reviews
Millpond Cottage
Sitting room 1
Kitchen/Diner
Sitting room 2
Bedroom 1
ensuite bathroom for bedroom 1
ensuite bathroom for bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3
Family bathroom
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England

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Tony P
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A beautiful oasis in Dorset”
Reviewed 30 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

A quite lovely house set by the millpond and church. The house is large and very comfortably furnished, the garden is simply stunning, you could be forgiven if you thought you were in the middle of the countryside. We had a tranquil, relaxing and peaceful holiday

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Liked best: The garden
Liked least: The white carpet (staring to look a little grubby at seasons end)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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vivl99925
Blackburn, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The service we received in booking this property was excellent our queries were answered quickly. We have family connections to Swanage and have visited many times and so we had seen the Millpond cottage and we were pleased to be in it and its lovely garden.
The accommodation was excellent with two sitting rooms and there was a large table with chairs in the garden where we ate breakfast every day. All the rooms had lovely views of the Millpond and there was a folder containing details of the history of the area which was interesting. We would all like to visit again.

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Liked best: location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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sharon121...
Northampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Idyllic Setting”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

The best accommodation we have stayed in at Swanage. A beautiful and peaceful setting but still has the convenience of a short walk to the shops and seafront. It was very comfortable and was perfect for our time at Swanage. Highly recommend.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: No wine glasses!!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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goatman07
Guilford, Surrey
2 reviews
“Fabulous Cottage in a great location!”
Reviewed 28 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Millpond Cottage is a lovely home to spend your holiday in swanage! The owner Alison has done wonders to make the cottage as homely as possible. Its location is perfect with a short 10 minute walk to the seafront and 5 minutes to the local supermarket.
The cottage resides by a millpond with ducks, which my 8 month old daughter loved to watch. It's very well equipped and caters for all ages. The garden was a joy, sitting out on the lawn playing with our daughter, so peaceful for a central location, ok...except for the church bells on sunday but that didn't spoil our day at all. The welcome pack was a lovely touch, my wife loved the local chocolates!
I would highly recommend this cottage a truly wonderful place! Thank you Alison.

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Hoomer P
Bicester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“Cotswolds-by-the-sea!”
Reviewed 14 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

After a wonderful, sunny week in Lyme Regis but with very disappointing accommodation, we were delighted to find that the 2nd week of our annual holiday was going to be spent in such a well kept cottage. The day we arrived was wall-to-wall sunshine and the walk through the pretty garden to gain entrance was one of the best introductions to a holiday cottage we have ever experienced.
Fortunately, we were blessed with glorious sunshine for the whole week and when we weren’t exploring, we spent almost every moment in the garden. The planting has been very cleverly executed with heritage roses, sweet lavender and scented geraniums (to name but a few). This added greatly to the historic feel of the surroundings and the evenings were a delight on the senses, provoking an emotional response at every turn of the head. We enjoyed a barbecue on 5 of the 6 evenings of our stay and were so impressed with the performance and results of it; we bought an exact replica after our holiday!
Once inside, we were greeted with a vase of fresh flowers, chocolates and a welcome note, so we immediately felt at home. The interior of the cottage was very well equipped with good quality appliances and utensils. The newly renovated double bedroom and en suite was modern yet still in keeping with the theme of the cottage.
The cottage was situated far enough from the town to be very quiet at all times (save the peel of church bells), yet still only a 10 minute walk to the delights of Swanage. The large Co Op was only 5 minutes walk round the back of the church and sold everything we needed during our stay but there is also a convenience store located at the top of the road (1 min walk).
We enjoyed every single second of our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
The memories of Millpond Cottage will be with us for a very long time. Thank you.

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Liked best: The beautiful garden.
Liked least: May be a darker colour for Carpets and Sofa. Tiny observation!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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