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The Hayloft

Tolpuddle, Dorset (Ref. 1594)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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    11 Customer Review(s)

    Mrs Davidson
    November 2016
    “It would be difficult to exceed ...”
    It would be difficult to exceed expectations as this is the second time we have stayed at this cottage and we will definitely do so again. The owner is lovely and extremely helpful - if there's anything not quite right, she'll fix it in a flash, as long as you let her know! ...


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

The property

A charming, semi-detached cottage, situated in a tranquil countryside setting, on the edge of the world-famous village of Tolpuddle.

Full of character, the cottage is well equipped and furnished to a high standard, providing quality holiday accommodation.

The property also boasts three en-suites and a cosy open fire with log burner for those cooler evenings.

There are lovely views across the nearby valley of the River Piddle stables and pastures, and a gentle stroll takes you to the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum.

This is also a perfect base for exploring Thomas Hardy's Dorset, with his birthplace just a short drive away.

With Athelhampton House, Lawrence of Arabia's cottage, Monkey World and The Tank Museum nearby, and the Blue Flag-awarded beaches of Bournemouth also within easy reach, you really will be spoilt for choice!


Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite (bath, basin and WC), 2 x double with eaves and en-suite (shower, basin and WC). Ground floor basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area and patio doors to garden. Sitting room with open fire with log burner and patio door to garden.


  • Oil central heating with log burner in sitting room
  • LPG hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, CD player/radio
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden to rear with two patios and garden furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (to be supervised at all times)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: There are horses stabled opposite the cottage
  • Note: Max
  • 6 people inc. infants.

About the location


Dorchester 8 miles.

The delightful village of Tolpuddle lies deep in the heart of Hardy country, just 8 miles from the bustling market town of Dorchester. Full of character, this village offers a tasteful combination of modern and thatched properties, surrounded by glorious countryside. The lush meadows, watered by the quaintly named 'River Piddle', and the nearby chalk downland provide lovely rural walks. This tranquil village is probably best known for its six famous Martyrs who held the first Trade Union meeting in 1831, and the local museum tells their story. There are plenty of other local attractions including Lawrence of Arabia's cottage, Athelhampton House, The Tank Museum and Monkey World, all of which are well worth a visit. With the delightful towns of Dorchester, Poole and Bournemouth, and the stunning Jurassic Coast also easily accessible, this is an ideal base for a varied holiday.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season