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The Cottage, Ilsington Lawn, Puddletown, nr Dorchester, Dorset

Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Puddletown, Dorchester, Dorset, England
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Situated in a secluded country setting, yet within easy reach of all Dorset, The Cottage is a great choice for those who wish to stay a while and explore Hardy country with the freedom of self-catering. Our cottage is suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults + 1 or 2 children (over 9 years old) to come and enjoy our lovely corner of Dorset. Stroll out of the garden gate from the small but pretty cottage garden; walk over the little River Piddle to the old village centre with its church and thatched cottages dating from the sixteenth century; visit other typical Dorset villages, stately homes, the coast or countryside.

Puddletown is a pretty, typical Dorset village which has a well-stocked village shop and is within easy reach of Puddletown Forest and other good walking areas. A pleasant...
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Listing #HL12909
About the Owner
Lauran C
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2006
Interaction with guests
We are usually available in the main house if you have any questions, but we respect your privacy too! The Cottage is not overlooked and has its own small private garden.
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Well organised and easy booking process. Greeted by Lauren on our arrival and shown round the cottage. Milk and teabags thoughtfully available, and flowers in a vase on the table. Lauren full of information on the village and local area. She had already advised us...More

Date of stay: September 2013
Thank Jane429
Reviewed 6 September 2013

This cosy cottage is located in a picturesque Dorset village in the midst of unspoilt country scenery. We immensely enjoyed our holiday in this lovely, well-kept traditional country home.

Date of stay: August 2013
Thank Sabine C
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Boston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2013


Date of stay: June 2013
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Our period cottage has gas central heating. Upstairs the cottage has a main bedroom with a king-sized bed and lovely views of ancient water meadows, a small twin bedroom and a bathroom with shower over, wash basin and toilet. Downstairs there is sitting room with satellite TV, radio/CD/cassette player, a dining room and a separate, well-equipped kitchen with walk-in pantry. It is pleasantly furnished with fitted carpeting throughout, plenty of light, ceilings of a good height and attractive views. However, it's an old-fashioned cottage and, although it offers a welcoming rustic charm, it would not suit those seeking a contemporary feel.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
The cottage is suitable for 3 adults, or 2 adults + 1 or 2 children The owners regret that, unless agreed in writing, bookings cannot be accepted from groups or single persons...
    1 Full bath
    1 King
    2 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: $276 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
We make a £30 cleaning charge, unless you're happy to leave The Cottage as you found it, in which case we're happy to waive this charge. We don't have credit/debit card facilities but we accept UK bank cheques. We also accept IBAN/SWIFT and PayPal transactions, although we ask that you pay any charges incurred. Please also note that regrettably we don't accept children under 9, or pets.
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About the neighbourhood
Only a short drive away from Ilsington Lawn are numerous famous Dorset attractions - Monkey World, for example, Cerne Abbas and its chalk giant, Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Chesil Beach, Studland Bay, Weymouth and Portland - which hosted the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events - pretty villages, historic buildings and beautiful gardens. There's something for everyone here, all year round. The celebrated Jacobean Athelhampton House is within a mile. Tolpuddle - world famous for the martyrs who instigated the trades' union movement - is just a mile or so beyond. The Tolpuddle Festival and Hardy week take place in July, the Dorchester Show at the end of August, the Steam Fair at the beginning of September.
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How to get there
Airport: Bournemouth: 15.0 km
Railway: Dorchester: 7.0 km
Ferry: Poole: 12.0 km
Just a ten-minute drive from Dorchester, this is an excellent location for easy access to all of Dorset, and beyond. Poole/Bournemouth, Purbeck, the Jurassic Coast (a World Heritage Site), Weymouth and Portland, Bridport and Sherborne are all within easy reach.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 12.0 km.
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