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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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Excellent - based on 33 reviews
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Helen K
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed 18 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We stayed at Garden Cottage to 'get awatv from it all'. It's a well stocked little cottage, with lots of local information, books, even dvds. It's clean and well presented. The owners left a welcome pack including milk, tea and biscuits, which was very much appreciated. The location is good for getting around to the coast and local places. Lots of kitchen equipment. There's a nice pub 2 minutes walk away. In the end, I was quite unwell for most of our holiday (as luck would have it!) but we were comfortable and warm and felt at home in the cottage. So definitely recommended.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Apr 2016
Thanks for your very positive review. It's a shame you were ill but as you say, the cottage is warm and cosy. I'm pleased you managed to get to see some of the nearby attractions.
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Mausa71
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely surrounds”
Reviewed 10 November 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Lovely garden setting and very well fitted out. Great countryside and lovely villages nearby.
Bob was an excellent landlord.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Nov 2015
Thank you for your positive review.
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Martin B
Witney, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Lovely comfortable cottage”
Reviewed 19 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is a lovely cottage in a very quiet location. The facilities in the cottage are very good with some nice little touches that make the stay very enjoyable. It is a good location for getting to places like Dorchester and Weymouth.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Nov 2015
Thank you for your positive review.
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Mausa71
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pretty location”
Reviewed 2 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

After just arriving from a 26 hr flight from Australia, The Garden Cottage was a lovely site because as of the name the garden was pretty.
Bob was an excellent host and there was nothing that the cottage lacked. Nice and quiet in a pretty village with thatched roofs .

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Aug 2015
Thank you for your positive review. With its cultural connections with Australia, This area of the southwest has much to offer our antipodean guests.
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suetreas
Romford Essex
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed 18 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Garden Cottage is very well equipped and had everything we needed for our stay.
The bed was very comfortable. Everything was very clean and tidy. Bob the owner had left some provisions for our arrival along with a good selection of leaflets on places to visit in the area. The position of the cottage is ideal being situated half way between Weymouth and Bournemouth,
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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Liked best: Location of property
Liked least: Low pressure in shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Jul 2015
Thank you for your positive review. As you say, we are very conveniently situated to visit the attractions Dorset and beyond has to offer.
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