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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bridport, Dorset, England

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Nick L
Worcester Park, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“The perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of town living”
Reviewed 12 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

I booked Barn Cottage at the last minute for a week's stay to enjoy the last of the sunshine of September.Exchanging e-mails with Jenny and Richard ( the owners ) prior to the holiday reassured me that they were a caring couple and any questions were answered in a polite and timely manner. They sent us full directions together with a sat-nav postcode that was very accurate.
On arrival and after introductions we settled into the barn and lit the wood burning stove that had been kindly prepared for us. The cottage has everything that you would need and has a well fitted kitchen.Car parking is about 30 yards away and for unloading you can use their driveway which is closer.Nothing was too much trouble for Richard and Jenny and they outlined good local pubs to eat at and suggested places to visit.
Bridport is only aout 4 miles away and Dorchester,Weymouth,Yeovile etc are easy drives.
The location of the farm and cottage is remote ( to us townies ) and the narrow local lanes take a while to master but the remoteness is its attraction.If you really like walking there is no need to drive at all once you are there as you have the freedom of their farmland etc.
My wife said that she had one of the best holidays of her life here and that sums it all up as she is a confirmed shopperholic etc.Relax and enjoy as the setting is idilic. One tip is if you want mobile phone reception walk 20 yards inclined up in front of the property and mobile phone reception magically appears.If you get stuck Jenny and Richard will let you use their landline .Wifi is strong, reasonably fast and available in the cottage.

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Liked best: Cleanliness of the property and its location
Liked least: There was nothing not to like.
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PWOldham
Shaw, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Beautiful Cottage with Tradition Country Charm”
Reviewed 6 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Everything the discerning holidaymaker needs for a comfortable, relaxing, and restful stay.
A traditional, unpretentious cottage with all the necessities of home. Set in idyllic, peaceful, and tranquil surroundings, in what has to be one of England's finest counties. All coming together to produce the best atmosphere and ambience to enjoy the perfect "away from it all" vacation.
If you are one who cannot live without your mobile phone 24 hours a day, then you're not going to get the best of what this cottage has to offer. But what are holidays for if not to escape the stresses of day-to-day life at home?
The hospitality of our lovely hosts, Jenny and Richard, was delightful. We found them to be very kind, considerate and thoughtful. There if needed - but will happily leave you undisturbed to enjoy everything you desire from your holiday.
The area has a great deal to offer the lover of creation; from the splendour of the rural countryside and forest, to the wide variety of bird and animal life inhabiting it. All of which can be enjoyed from the pleasurable retreat of the cottage's private garden, or within the shortest of walks from the doorstep - not to mention the coast which is literally minutes away.
If we have one disappointment to report it is only that we didn't book for a longer stay.
We shall be returning!

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Liked best: location
Liked least: could do with a little extra wardrobe space
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Madzstar
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“Wonderful cottage in beautiful location.”
Reviewed 1 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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We had a lovely stay, the owners of the farm were very welcoming. The cottage is close to amazing coastal walks, the market town of bridport, beautiful countryside and a selection of nice places to eat.

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Ralph D
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10 reviews
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“Quiet, comfortable and out of the way”
Reviewed 20 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

This is the place if you want a warm out of the way place with all the comforts of home together with all the comforts of being away from it all. Even your mobile phone won't keep you awake.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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BettyandD...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Wonderful homely cottage, perfect for getting away from everyday life”
Reviewed 3 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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person found this review helpful

We stayed at Barn Cottage with our 2 year old and Jack Russell dog - had a lovely week, no phone reception suited us down to the ground - we actually got to forget about everything for a week and concentrate on proper family time.

We loved the walks out the back door across the fields, feeding the sheep, log fires, comfy beds and the cosy living room. The owners were lovely people. Hope to visit again one day.

Pecorama was a big hit with my son who hasn't stopped talking about the choo choo trains, so we can definitely recommend that.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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RTippin
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Lovely secluded retreat”
Reviewed 28 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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On the beach wasn't really on our list of needed items when we looked from somewhere to stay. However the location of Barn Cottage was a very happy accident, set beautifully on a farm in a pretty much unspoilt area of Dorset made the stay feel like a true get away. There are plenty of local good walks and some good pubs to eat at nearby (although the hill between Poorton and Powerstock makes it a sensibly heavy walk to get there, but it's definitely walkable). As you're on the farm already there is pretty much some private wandering available up to the nearby fields, and we even found a few fossils in the stream after some tips from the owners.

The cottage itself is a good, heavily built old stone barn, converted wonderfully, with a well kitted kitchen and a more than usable shower (and bath), which is a joy in such a property (we love a good shower and this one was great for a single storey property on a spring water system). The weather was good to us so the large wood burner already set with a fire laid for us wasn't really needed, but made a great feature in the room despite that. The decor is of an older style, which suited the cottage well and wasn't intrusive. The secluded nature of the property meaning no mobile signal was made up for well by the good wifi coverage. The smaller bedroom with the two single beds would be fine for a couple of children and just about managed to fit our standard travel cot without having to try too hard.

The reception couldn't have been friendlier, and when there was a problem it was sorted with no difficulty or hassle, which is a major plus factor for any holiday let. The owners were onsite and approachable, but not in any way intrusive.

Travelling group: Young Children
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Maria P
WIDNES
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“A little slice of heaven in Dorset.”
Reviewed 19 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We have just returned from a lovely relaxing week in an idyllic cottage tucked away in the countryside. The cottage itself was cosy and welcoming, especially the log burning stove and the views from the windows were very pretty. Our favourite places to visit were Lyme Regis,[ lovely cream teas],
Weymouth, with its gorgeous beach and West Bay with its dramatic cliffs. Added to this the warm welcome we received from the owners made it very hard to leave.

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