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West Lane Cottage, Piddlehinton, Dorchester - a dog friendly cottage with wi-fi

West Lane Cottage sleeps 4 plus dogs.  It has 2 reception, 1 bath, 1 shower, 1 cloakroom  and wi-fi
5.0 of 5 bubbles
30 reviews
West Lane Cottage sleeps 4 plus dogs.  It has 2 reception, 1 bath, 1 shower, 1 cloakroom  and wi-fi
West Lane Cottage is on the left, set amongst thatched cottages
The warm and cosy lounge has TV with Sky, DVD player, wi-fi, I pod docking station, tourist guides
The cottage was built with reclaimed materials and this ethos is echoed inside
The oak dining table looks out onto the garden in this light and bright dining area
The kitchen was new in 2015 and has everything you could possibly want for a self catering holiday
The snug has a dvd player, a large supply of games, books and DVDs - a quiet place to sit and read
The double bedroom  is en suite and has plenty of storage and looks over the Old Rectory
The twin bedroom is opposite the bathroom - Double wardrobe
Have a good soak after a long walk - the good sized bathroom was refitted in 2013
The fully enclosed back garden adjoins the bridle path for lovely walks to the pub or further
The Thimble Inn is a short walk - great food and a great welcome for two & four legged visitors
The Millennium Green play and picnic area is a short walk down the bridle path and adjoins the River
West Lane is a bridle path adjoining the cottage - you can take a fab circular walk of an hour
You can take a variety of country walks from the back door - some wonderful views to be had
Dogs are welcome!  The adjacent bridle path is such a boon for walks, if a little muddy after rain
Burton Bradstock is a great day out - see where 'Broadchurch' was filmed
Dogs are allowed all year round at Kimmeridge Bay - take in Corfe Castle on the way
Take the opportunity to try a Dorset cream tea - this at Moreton Tea Rooms (room for dogs outside)
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Dorchester, Dorset, England
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Anne C
Galway, Ireland
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We loved our stay at West Lane and have lovely memories to take away with us. The cottage is very comfortable and ideally situated beside a bridle path for dog-walking. I found the kitchen well-equipped and the sitting room was cosy, with a second sitting room just made for some secluded reading. The bedrooms were great and there are also...

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We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your holiday in West Dorset and that the cottage suited you so well. You have given some useful tips for future visitors as well as your thoughts about West Lane Cottage and us which is just what people want to read about before they book I am sure! As you say, the...


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Andy H
Atherstone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We have just spent a great week at West lane cottage. The beds were very comfortable and the shower was excellent. It was the best equipped cottage we have stayed in, ideally placed for visiting Dorset and Devon. The bridal path right next to the cottage was great for taking our dog a walk.The help and advice from Helen before...

Management response:

It was lovely to hear that you had enjoyed your stay that, not only had you posted this review, but that you wanted to stay with us again next year! We have tried to equip the cottage in such a way to provide holidaymakers with every comfort and to meet every requirement - holidays are much anticipated breaks from routine...


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Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We have stayed in many cottages and lodges throughout the UK and West Lane Cottage is definitely in our Top 2. It is warm, cosy and comfortable, has the best stocked kitchen ever and an amazing power shower! The bridal path next to the cottage was ideal for taking the dog for an early walk each day. A great base...

Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review of West Lane Cottage. We have just had the new shower put in and it seems to be going down well with guests so that is great! We too love being able to walk from the cottage along the bridle path and choose from the variety of routes, including the one to the Thimble...


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
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14 Apr 2017 -
27 Apr 2017
Late April 2017
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28 Apr 2017 -
25 May 2017
May 2017
7 nights -- --
26 May 2017 -
1 Jun 2017
Late May 2017
7 nights -- --
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rental rates include provision of all bed linen, duvets and pillows (synthetic) together with towels, tea towel, oven glove etc. A welcome tray is provided. Wi-fi is included.

If you wish to bring your pets - please ask - mature dogs are welcome at £20 per per holiday for 1 dog; £35 for 2 dogs. If you have more than 2 dogs, please ask!

Payment may be made by BACS transfer, online banking or cheque. Payment can also be made using PAYPAL but please note that this will incur an additional charge - please enquire for details
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About the neighbourhood
The County Town of Dorchester offers a good range of shops and places to eat, as well as Museums, Sports facilities, a Market Place and Gardens. On the outskirts is Poundbury, famous internationally as a pioneering and controversial example of urban development using principles expounded by The Prince of Wales. Piddlehinton is mentioned in the Domesday Book and during the reign of King Athelstan in the 10th century was granted to the Abbot of Milton. William the Conqueror gave the village to his half brother Robert, Count of Mortain. In 1440 King Henry VI made a gift of ‘property including Hynepuddle otherwise called Pydelhyngton’ to Eton College who owned it until as recently as 1966. St Mary the Virgin was dedicated in 1299. The current village hall used to be the School - Mary Hardy, s... more
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How to get there
Airport: Bournemouth: 45.0 km
Railway: Dorchester: 13.0 km
Ferry: Weymouth: 23.0 km
Travel to Piddlehinton from Bournemouth Airport or by Ferry from Weymouth, both in Dorset
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 24.0 km.
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