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West Lane Cottage, Piddlehinton, Dorchester - a dog friendly cottage with wi-fi

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West Lane Cottage sleeps 4 plus dogs.  It has 2 reception, 1 bath, 1 shower, 1 cloakroom  and wi-fi
1 of 27West Lane Cottage sleeps 4 plus dogs. It has 2 reception, 1 bath, 1 shower, 1 cloakroom and wi-fi
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Dorchester, Dorset, England
Adjacent to a bridle path so ideal for walkers and dog owners, West Lane Cottage is a modern cottage built using reclaimed materials and furnished to reflect it's Country setting. Piddlehinton is a delightful village which has a pub and a children's play area both of which can be easily reached by taking a short walk along the bridle path. Many visitors return year after year to this cottage as they love it cosy and welcoming atmosphere. The cottage is set in in rural West Dorset yet is only 6 miles from Dorchester and 12 miles from the Jurassic Coast.

There is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room, a twin bedroom with adjacent bathroom, a downstairs cloakroom and two reception rooms - one with Freeview TV/DVD and a pair of leather sofas and a feature brick fireplace with beams; the other with a single sofa and drawers f...
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Listing #HL177056
About the Owner
Helen F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2011
Interaction with guests
Before you arrive, we will provide you with details of how to access the cottage (we have a key safe so that you can let yourselves in without fuss whatever time you get there); directions; details of our local discount scheme; information about dog friendly beaches in the area; our wi-fi code; our ideas on where to eat out and other useful information including a 'What's On' guide. In the cottage, we provide a wide range of tourist information, maps, fiction and relevant non fiction books, toys, games, and dvd's. We are at hand at any time to answer any queries that occur during your stay and we have a range of maintenance people available should they be required.
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Location great for being near lovely walks & then short car distance from shops & beaches. Accommodation had more than enough kitchen equipment, games, dvd & books to keep the family busy. The owners left lots of useful info for the area. Only down side...More

Thank Adventure729285
Management response:Responded 13 November 2017

Thank you for your 5 * review of West Lane Cottage in Piddlehinton. It's good to hear that you found the location ideal for exploring the area - there is so much to see in West Dorset. We have tried to provide plenty of everything...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We stayed here in September and had such a fantastic holiday, the cottage is so cosy and perfect to come back to after a busy day. It's so well equipped, clean and homely. We went to longleat which was brilliant, durdle door and lulworth cove...More

Thank Holly E
Management response:Responded 13 October 2017

What a lovely surprise to read your review here today - thank you! There is no better endorsement than to hear that you'd like to return and I do hope your parents will be able to come at some point too. West Lane Cottage is,...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This cottage was a lovely surprise, as good as the photos are, it doesn't show its true potential...we were delighted to find an ensuite bathroom and did not feel on top of each other even though we are a family of four and one dog....More

Thank lgrey755
Management response:Responded 7 September 2017

We were so glad that we had availability for when you wanted and that you had such a nice time. Having the second reception room is a great extra that not many two bedroomed places have and I am sure the children appreciated the space...More

  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Please keep your dogs downstairs (we provide a stairgate if you need help with this!) and do not leave them unattended in the cottage. Thank you. This site does not supply us...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Sofa
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rental rates include provision of all bed linen, duvets and pillows (synthetic) together with towels, tea towel, oven glove etc. A welcome tray is provided. Wi-fi is included.

If you wish to bring your pets - please ask - mature dogs are welcome at £20 per per holiday for 1 dog; £35 for 2 dogs. If you have more than 2 dogs, please ask!

Payment may be made by BACS transfer, online banking or cheque. Payment can also be made using PAYPAL but please note that this will incur an additional charge - please enquire for details
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About the neighbourhood
The County Town of Dorchester offers a good range of shops and places to eat, as well as Museums, Sports facilities, a Market Place and Gardens. On the outskirts is Poundbury, famous internationally as a pioneering and controversial example of urban development using principles expounded by The Prince of Wales. Piddlehinton is mentioned in the Domesday Book and during the reign of King Athelstan in the 10th century was granted to the Abbot of Milton. William the Conqueror gave the village to his half brother Robert, Count of Mortain. In 1440 King Henry VI made a gift of ‘property including Hynepuddle otherwise called Pydelhyngton’ to Eton College who owned it until as recently as 1966. St Mary the Virgin was dedicated in 1299. The current village hall used to be the School - Mary Hardy, s... more
Getting around
It is a short drive (6 miles) to reach the A35 which can take you to Dorchester (10 minutes); Bridport and the Jurassic Coast or Poole and Bournemouth. Other popular destinations easily reached include Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Shaftesbury, Cerne Abbas, and Lyme Regis. There are no motorways in Dorset which is one of the appealing features of the county and you will find some unspoiled country lanes with spectacular views.
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How to get there
Airport: Bournemouth: 45.0 km
Railway: Dorchester: 13.0 km
Ferry: Weymouth: 23.0 km
Travel to Piddlehinton from Bournemouth Airport or by Ferry from Weymouth, both in Dorset
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 24.0 km.
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