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My Darling Old Quirky Dorset Cottage

Sun room - wonderful for sitting and quietly reading the papers or kicking off muddy boots
1 of 18Sun room - wonderful for sitting and quietly reading the papers or kicking off muddy boots
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Melbury Osmond, Dorset, England
This is my darling cottage set in the delightful village of Melbury Osmond known as 'Little Hintock' in Thomas Hardy's book 'The Woodlanders'. It is perfectly placed to reach many of the wonderful things that Dorset has to offer - the Jurassic Coast, the charming villages of Cerne Abbas, Evershot and Cattistock and the quaint towns of Beaminster and Sherborne. There are many lovely walks around - an amble with the dog, The Hardy Way nearby or a walk through Melbury deer park to the Acorn Inn at Evershot.

A great place for family holidays or weekends with friends, a Dorset institution in fact where many of my Dorset friends have had much jollity and fun. Shabby chic in style, this is for guests who enjoy an old slightly bohemian quirky property with its coloured walls, cosy wood burner, cottage rooms with rural vie...
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Listing #HL8641211
About the Owner
Kate G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2017
Interaction with guests
I will be contactable AT ANY TIME during your stay and can either meet you at the property or there is a lockbox. There is a list of information in the cottage but having lived in Dorset for many years, please do ask me anything.
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The booking process was very easy and Kate answered all questions I had. My mum, Nan, partner and 3 dogs loved it there and there was ample space for all of us and the downstairs toilet was a bonus! Garden isn't 100% secure but the...More

Thank emiekimbo
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Stayed in June, what a lovely little cottage great if your taking the dog away too. Very central so able to get to lots of places countryside & coast. Downstairs loo is ideal, as the winding staircase was a bit difficult to negotiate at speed...More

1  Thank Tracy S
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 AM
Pets by prior arrangement
No pets upstairs or on the furniture
No smoking indoors or in the sun room
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Queen
    3 Twins
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  • Cleaning fee: ₹ 4,820 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
This is located in one of the prettiest parts of Dorset bordering the 'Cattistock country' with its green undulating land which gets more dramatic as you weave your way to the coast 25 minutes away. It could be said that it is in the centre of the county and access to many of the iconic Dorset landmarks are within 1/2 hour's drive in any direction. The village features in one of the great writer, Thomas Hardy's books 'The Woodlanders' and in fact his mother was brought up in the village and her cottage still stands. It is one of the 'choice villages' in estate agents speak with its lovely period properties, handsome church and 'the Splash' - a small brook that crosses the village road and flanks the Melbury Estate with its parkland.
Getting around
A car is required.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bristol Airport : 77.0 km
Railway: Yeovil Stoford: 6.5 km
Ferry: Portsmouth : 140.0 km
BY ROAD: The A37 is nearby giving great access from the A303/M5 to the north or from the M3/M27 to the south.

BY TRAIN: The London Waterloo to Exeter train stops at Yeovil Junction/Stoford 5 minutes away
Bristol /Bath/Castle Cary/Weymouth train stops at Yetminster also 5 minutes away.

BY AIR: Bristol Airport is 1.5 hours away
Exeter, Bournemouth and Southampton are also around 1.5 hours away.

PORTS: The ports of Dover (212 miles) and Portsmouth (87 miles) serve the South of England.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 31.0 km.
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