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“Home from home”
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Review of Hillview Cottage

Hillview Cottage from the private garden
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12 reviews
Hillview Cottage from the private garden
Cozy sitting room with wood burner and flat screen TV
Cozy sitting room
Bright sunny garden room with double doors leading onto patio and garden
Bright sunny garden room
Bright sunny garden room
Fully equipped eat-in farmhouse kitchen with AGA
Fully equipped eat-in farmhouse kitchen with AGA
Upstairs passage
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Main bedroom with kingsize bed
Main bedroom with kingsize bed
Bedroom 1 with twin beds
Modern bathroom with bath, large walk in shower, basin, toilet and heated towel rail
Modern bathroom with bath, large walk in shower, basin, toilet and heated towel rail
Front of cottage on quiet country lane
Sunny private garden with summer house and views over beautiful Dorset countryside
View of cottage from garden
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Beaminster, Dorset, England

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cavaliers...
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed 24 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Hidden away in a tiny hamlet is Hillview cottage. Everything we needed for our stay was here, complete with the Aga which I loved. We went out exploring to Bridport, West Bay, Dorchester, crewkerne and Clarks Village for a spot of retail. Lovely walk to the local village of Broadwindsor where we had tea and cake in the lovely Craft centre there.
When we weren't out and about we curled up on the comfy sofas and listened and watched the wildlife in the garden. So peaceful here.
Bedrooms were comfy and homely and both bathrooms were beautifully finished with good showers.
You can tell that this is a second home rather than just a rental, it has heart.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Sep 2017
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage, and would love to welcome you back again soon.
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Pioneer68...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A country cottage refurbished to a very high standard”
Reviewed 19 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

The cottage has been extended, refurbished and fitted out to a very high standard and was a pleasure to stay in. The obvious, bright extension was large and a pleasure to relax in with its lovely garden view.

The main niggle, unfortunately, was a next door neighbour providing daily, almost constant machinery noise to what should have been a peaceful holiday.

Although we were blessed with several hot days during the stay it resulted in an extremely hot kitchen and double bedroom as the large AGA range is on 24/7, a fact that would have been welcomed on colder days.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Aug 2017
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. I am sorry that your visit coincided with our neighbours garden landscaping work, which we were not aware of, and is now complete. The cottage is most lovely in the summer when the doors and windows can be opened wide, and long summer days are enjoyed in the garden, cooking on the BBQ instead of in the AGA.
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Zoe H
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful cottage for family holiday”
Reviewed 7 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

This is a beautifully converted cottage with luxurious touches (eg under floor heating) that make staying in a pleasure. We spent Christmas at Hillview Cottage and as 6 adults really appreciated the two separate sitting areas and large kitchen. The kitchen is so well equipped we managed to cook a full Christmas dinner. Littlewindsor is set in lovely countryside so great for walks from the house and trips to the Jurassic coast. All in all a perfect setting for Christmas - the Aga was a particular hit with the cooks amongst us and kept the house really warm for our 8 week old baby.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jan 2017
We are so pleased that you had a lovely Christmas in Hillview Cottage!
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Lawrence...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic cottage”
Reviewed 28 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

We spent a fantastic Christmas at Hillview. The cottage is very spacious (we were a party of 6 adults) and well equipped - had everything we needed for Christmas lunch. We were quite nervous about the Aga but the instructions in the cottage and the tips from Clare (the manager) were very helpful. We were made to feel right at home (a Christmas tree was bought for us) and had a lovely time.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Dec 2016
We are so pleased your party enjoyed Christmas in Hillview Cottage!
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sjr202
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely Cottage and peaceful location”
Reviewed 18 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

An absolutely lovely cottage, it was very comfortable for the 5 of us and offered lots of space downstairs split between a big kitchen, garden room and lounge area. You could easily have different things going on without disturbing one another or come together socially.
The extension garden room is lovely, with views over the garden and nearby hills it catches the sun in the morning too.
The cottage has everything you need and using the AGA didnt take long to master and always meant a warm entrance when you'd been out for the day.
Its quite a walk to any pub or shop so car is needed but there is plenty in the region.
I think it would have been a nice touch to have a welcome basket with some basics and local goods in even if it meant a slight price increase as those sort of things are a nice touch after a long drive, having said that the house is excellent, clean and you will certainly have a nice time staying here.

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Management Response
21 Oct 2016
Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in Hillview Cottage. I appreciate your feedback about providing a welcome basket beyond the tea and coffee which we currently provide, and we will look into this.
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