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“Lovely cottage”
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Wren Cottage sits in an elevated and quiet position in the historic village of Tolpuddle
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Wren Cottage sits in an elevated and quiet position in the historic village of Tolpuddle
A modern kitchen diner with painted units and furniture.  Patio doors lead out onto the garden The dining end of the kitchen - light and bright with country furniture from Neptune
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41 reviews
Wren Cottage sits in an elevated and quiet position in the historic village of Tolpuddle
A modern kitchen diner with painted units and furniture.  Patio doors lead out onto the garden
The dining end of the kitchen - light and bright with country furniture from Neptune
The lounge has flat screen tv, dvd, wi-fi, ipod docking, many games, dvds, and books
Close up of the cast iron electric 'wood burner' - great for a cosy evening in
The king size bedroom is wonderfully quiet - and has views.  Many comment on the comfort of the bed!
The twin bedroom is lovely and bright and has views over countryside.
The view from the bedrooms looks over beautiful countryside - walk on a footpath from the village
The spacious shower room is adjacent to the Main Bedroom - Dorset based Farrow and Ball paints!
A Bathroom with hand held shower attachment is adjacent to the twin bedroom
The garden is a good size - it is safe and fully enclosed.  There is furniture, a parasol and BBQ
The Martyrs Inn, Tolpuddle is nearby and offers great service, good food and a friendly welcom
Burger and Chips at the Martyrs Inn - we are pleased to offer you a discount here
Athelhampton (1.5 miles) a C15 Manor House with gardens, shop, tea room/restaurant, & art gallery
The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum is a short walk away and tells the story of the Martyrs
The Methodist Chapel, Tolpuddle with memorial arch to the Martyrs
The nearby children's play area has been much praised by visitors
The Piddle Valley boasts some spectacular views - an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The locals are very friendly at the seaside - try Lulworth, Weymouth, West Bay (Broadchurch)
Dogs are welcome at Wren Cottage - our cocker spaniel Watson enjoying the beach
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Dorchester, Dorset, England

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Asha1212
1 review
“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed 27 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Well located for Dorchester, the beach and monkey world. lovely cottage with everything you would need plus lots of useful information about the local area. Great playground across the road for the kids.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 May 2013
Thanks for your review. As you found us on Trip Advisor in the first place, it is good to hear that you were as pleased as previous visitors. I'm glad too that you enjoyed Monkey World and the Village Street Fair which was held during your stay.
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heidi t
haversham
2 reviews
“Fantastic, high standard cottage,great pub,perfect for Lulworth, Chesil, Giant and towns.”
Reviewed 18 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

This is a great cottage. A really high standard throughout, completely modern, nothing missing. Parking right by house, kitchen perfect for cooked b'fasts round the table, garden ideal for meals outside. Living room has cosy fire, downstairs loo really convenient. Beds comfy with 5ft in main room and great 2 bathrooms.We are fussy and felt very happy here for 10 days. The pub is 2 mins walk and a good standard, lots of other nice places to eat, the New Inn in Cerne very good. Lulworth , Chesil, Corfe castle, Cerne Giant, Dorchester and Weymouth plus all very accessible. In the village a really lovely play area to burn off the calories, good roads for running, nice walks from the cottage. Perfect.

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Liked best: Really modern, great bedding, good kitchen, nice sofas, clean floors
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Apr 2013
Thanks for your great review! We do try! So glad you enjoyed both the cottage and West Dorset - it really is a great place to visit as there is so much to do.
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Keeley M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 17 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Wren cottage is a wonderful place to stay. Not only is it close to many great places of interest in Dorset, but it is a lovely, warm and comfortable cottage.
Spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated, the cottage has everything you need. The "welcome tray" was an added bonus as we were able to have a cuppa when we arrived, before heading out to get the shopping.
Already booked for a return visit later in the year!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Apr 2013
Thanks for your review and lovely that you want to come back again so soon. Let's hope it is a little warmer for you next time although I am sure you will find plenty to do in the area in any case. We will have the new part of the garden planted out next weekend so it should be in full bloom when you return.
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Jane10041...
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Comfortable, well equipped & peaceful perfect base for a Break!”
Reviewed 14 April 2013 for a stay in February 2013

Wren Cottage situtated in the lovely village of Tolpuddle Dorset within a very short walk of the village pub that serves good food & is a great base to visit the attractions of Dorset or just to chill and take local walks. Warm & cosy in the cooler months & patio to enjoy the sun when it is out. Lovely play area for young ones in the village.

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Liked best: Decor & warmth.
Liked least: Coming home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Apr 2013
So glad you enjoyed the cottage and hope you will find our sister cottage in Piddlehinton just as welcoming when you visit later in the year!
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2011 for a stay in October 2011

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Liked best: Broadband and the coffee machine
Liked least: Nothung not to like
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Apr 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our new cottage. We are so glad you all enjoyed your holiday and you would be most welcome to return of course!
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Chichester
Reviewed 2 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011

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Liked best: The comfort and quietness
Liked least: Can't think of anything!
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
3 Apr 2012
A late response I'm afraid as I did not realise that there was a facility for me to reply. We are so glad that you enjoyed Wren Cottage as much as West Lane Cottage in Piddlehinton. It is hard for me to choose for people which one they should pick if both are available - the short answer is West Lane Cottage if you have dogs or like to walk from the door and Wren Cottage if you like to lie in of a morning (and enjoy the view) and particularly enjoy a very smart shower room!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The quality of the property furnisings.
Liked least: We only booked a week - wished we had booked longer.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
3 Apr 2012
It is now April and I have only just discovered that there is space here for me to respond to your review so apologies for not knowing "the system". I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday and our cottage - we really do aim to please and try to think of everything that you could want. Having had very many self catering holidays ourselves, I hope we know what our visitors want!
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