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“Idylic cottage set in rural surroundings”
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Very good
16 reviews
Back garden
View of side garden from bedroom
Master Bedroom
Garden bedroom
Double bedroom
Enjoy the view from the kitchen sink
The kitchen
The spacious first floor sitting room
The sitting room has a functioning fireplace
The dining room
The view into the neighbouring field
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

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Very good - based on 16 reviews
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SueMuss
Suffolk, United Kingdom
1 review
“Idylic cottage set in rural surroundings”
Reviewed 2 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We have just spent 3 days at Dibbens Cottage and on arrival we immediatly fell in love with its charm and character it has a wonderful welcoming feel as you walk through the door and didn't take us long to feel at home.
We were allowed to bring the dogs and they loved the pretty garden and surrounding countryside of which there is plenty as the cottage is set in a rural position so very private, just how we like it.
The local pubs are very friendly and not far to walk or drive to, the food is locally sourced and cooked to a high standard.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dibbens and were sad to leave, regretting the fact we hadn't booked a longer stay.
I cant recommend Dibbens highly enough as a holiday retreat, it is a beautiful, cosy, charming and well loved cottage that opens its doors and makes you feel warm and secure.

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Liked best: everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nmulv
1 review
“Magical cottage in beautiful location”
Reviewed 15 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We had a wonderful w.e stay at dibbens cottage. we stayed there with my brother in law and family who had come over from New Zealand . We hadn't seen them for 7 years , our children had never met so this was a perfect place to reunite. The cottage is magical and we loved the location esp the views from the lounge window. The gardens are beautiful. The cottage is very well equip and the kids loved all the toys . We hope to return as it is one the loveliest places we have ever stayed.

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José-Dani...
Leonding, Austria
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3 reviews
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“Idyllic Place in Semley, Wiltshire/Dorset.”
Reviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We spent a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage. Spacious, clean, with a wonderful garden and lots of space for us, our 5 children and our two dogs. Ideal setting "to recharge your batteries"; alone in the country side, but just a few minutes away from Semley Village, 15 Minutes from Shaftesbury and 40 minutes away from magic Stonehenge. The house has all the amenities you need for a tranquil "away from it all" holiday. The owner was very friendly and helpful through e-mail and telephone; the caretaker was always in reach in case of help, and the gardener was a nice person to chat with. We recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to spend time discovering and exploring Wiltshire and Dorset. We were just sorry that we didn't stay any longer.

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Liked best: Location and size. Peaceful environment.
Liked least: The property could have a tumble dryer for rainy/cold days
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Reubrecht...
Fondettes, France
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“English paradise!”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Dibbens, the cottage is lovely and very well equipped especially for families, with toys for children, including toys for the garden! We found everything confortable and Constance had ensured that we had information for visiting all the local sites. There is masses to do around Dibbens, we didn't have time to do half of it in a week. I would truly recommend Dibbens cottage either for a wonderful get away and rest from the crowds or as a lovely base for a family holiday - the garden is beautiful, truly English ! We will be returning for sure.

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Liked best: beautiful location set in the English countryside
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Arnaud B
Merville-Franceville-Plage, France
1 review
“A charming old cottage in a beautiful Wiltshire countryside”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We were so sad to leave Dibben's cottage. It isn't your usual holiday rental, this is a family letting you into their house. It's a lovely old cottage with heaps of history and personality, not brand new but very comfortable. And surprisingly spacious.
The photos don't do justice to the garden. It was in full bloom and was absolutely enchanting. And the surrounding landscape is wonderful.
The welcome tray and milk in the fridge were a nice touch. And the owners were very helpful as was the caretaker.

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Liked best: the spacious first-floor lounge with unexpected wide view of the coutryside
Liked least: Bathroom need refreshing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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