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“Comfortable cottage in postcard vilage”
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Excellent
33 reviews
Local history and reference books
Compact well-equipped kitchen
Martyrs Sunday Rally
Nearby Athelhampton House
Great Dorset Steam Fair
Hardy's Cottage
Brewery Square Dorchester
Summer time at Durdle Dor
Fine walking country
Picturesque Tolpuddle house
Martyrs' Museum
Local walks
Shaftsbury
West Bay cliffs
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Dorchester, Dorset, England

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Pauline M
Rugeley, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Comfortable cottage in postcard vilage”
Reviewed 19 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We found the cottage very comfortable with everything you could possibly need. there was a host of local information including maps for local walks. Bob the owner was very friendly.

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Management Response
20 Jun 2015
Thankyou for your positive review. You obviously found plenty to do in the two weeks you stayed in the cottage even though the weather was quite variable.
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Judy P
Kingsburg, California
1 review
“Marvelous stay in the Garden Cottage”
Reviewed 2 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We sent a wonderful week at the Garden Cottage in May and can thoroughly recommend it to other travelers. Our goal was to have a low stress vacation with lots of privacy and still be able to see the surrounding Wessex area and other local attractions. We achieved it all! Bob was a wonderful host and provided us with information on points of interest that specifically related to us. Lots of Thomas Hardy brochures and information on the awesome Tank Museum. If we were ever able to travel to England again, the Garden Cottage would definitely be on the list of places to stay. Judy P from Kingsburg, CA, USA

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Your age range 65+
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Management Response
3 Jun 2015
Thank you for your very positive review. The cottage and its location obviously suited your requirements for privacy and nearby places of interest you wished to visit. The latter included places connected with Thomas Hardy and Dorset's links with America during the Second World War.
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JPF50
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Real Find”
Reviewed 9 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Cottage is just as described and very comfortable. Everything we needed, and milk and biscuits too, to make a cup of tea as soon as we arrived. There are loads of pamphlets of places to visit and huge number of maps and walks if you are keen to explore. The cottage is centrally situated and its very easy to get to the coast or to Dorchester. Bob gave us excellent directions and we enjoyed a hassle free couple of days. We will certainly rent the cottage again.

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Management Response
10 May 2015
Thankyou for your very positive review. We very much appreciate your comments and hope you will pay a return visit.
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Dee698
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Pretty cottage in a picturesque location”
Reviewed 17 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This cosy cottage is situated amidst a beautiful rural landscape, perfect for exploring Dorset and its nearby areas. We loved everything about the cottage which was perfect in every aspect. It was warm and welcoming and we felt very comfortable, the standard of fittings was excellent throughout. The rooms were immaculate. The locality was quiet and relaxing and led to a memorable family holiday. Bob was very friendly and helpful. Would thoroughly recommend Garden cottage to friends and relatives and plan on returning soon.Thanks once again Bob !

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Management Response
18 Apr 2015
Thankyou for your very complementary review. We always try to ensure the cottage is well presented and meets our guests' needs. We very much appreciate your comments.
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pa s
1 review
“Very Happy Stay”
Reviewed 3 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We had a wonderful time in this lovely Village, The hosts were very welcoming, the attention to detail in the property was spot on, and we needed for nothing.
Would definable recommend this property and its owners to friends and family, and we hope to go back there in the not too distant future.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Apr 2015
Thankyou for your positive review. We very much appreciate your comments.
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