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Dairy Cottage

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Abbotsbury, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Dairy Cottage."

    The house is lovely, clean and well located. It’s so quiet there, but really easy to get everywhere. Abbotsbury is lovely with lots of things to do. We spent a day on Burton Bradstock beach (15 mins away). The Subtropical Gardens are well worth a visit. We didn’t realise, but the bedrooms all have blackout blinds as well as curtains. As a parent, this is brilliant! Our children slept so well! The garden is lovely, and well set up for relaxing at the table whilst the children ran around. The house was really clean and had everything you could need to cook pretty much any meal! There’s also children’s plates etc which is a nice touch. Really dog and family friendly. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent holiday home."

    Lovely rural location which was very peaceful (don’t be put off by the ‘working farm’ description!), although worth saying it’s quite a long fairly bumpy track to get to the house. Very easy key collection from key box. Every room was very tastefully decorated, with all the facilities you could want and very clear instructions for all of them. We have a toddler so were very pleased to have a highchair, cot and stairgate all provided, and it was very helpful that there is a door at the bottom of the stairs that you can close too. Very nice garden and outdoor seating area, although it was a bit too cold to enjoy that fully. Comfy beds and pillows, good shower, and lovely to have local biscuits, coffee and milk on arrival. (Tea bags and instant coffee also provided.) Only suggestions would be to make one of the bathroom doors less stiff as it was very difficult to close, and the directions could be slightly improved, I.e specifying the road name for one of the final turnings approaching from Dorchester (Litton Road) and the fact that the last turning is signed for Ashley Chase Estate Office.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a great stay at Dairy cottage over the Christmas break."

    The house has been tastefully decorated and renovated, the beds were really comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. The garden was also beautiful and the area so quiet. If I could suggest any changes to the letting for future it would be to look at your internet providers as this was incredibly slow for a family of 6 and the smart TV would not connect. We therefore only had terrestrial TV over the Christmas period which was a shame. I also think it would be helpful if the instructions to gain access to the property were updated, including discussing the green ‘Ashley farm estate office sign’ as you turn by the house, it’s a good point of reference. We enjoyed our time and would recommend to others, thank you.

    Reviewed by Leanne4.4Dec 2023

  • "I would highly recommend Dairy Cottage."

    It is spacious, beautifully presented, well equipped and extremely comfortable. We had a fabulous long weekend with family, for my husband's 60th birthday. It was a perfect place to celebrate. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Dec 2023

  • "The property itself was lovely & of a high standard, however there was no meet & greet & no contact number available for owners so when I had a problem over the weekend I had to wait for Sykes to open 9am Monday morning & was without WiFi & TV till that was resolved."

    Steps out of property dangerous when wet & I had a nasty fall from them & being on my own was a nasty incident. Very remote & this isn’t made clear on advertisement & difficult to find even with satnav. Not up to Sykes usual standards compèred with all the other rural properties I have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Elaine3.1Dec 2023

  • "The cottage has been carefully and imaginatively adapted as a holiday cottage and we enjoyed the views and peace."

    In the summer I imagine that it would be even better to sit out for a meal (we had tea in chilly October). The directions could be sharper, eg. lane marked Ashley Close Estate office leads to cottage or an OS map reference.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage itself was lovely, everything was well equipped."

    Really did like the place. Comfort rating have had to give lower as 3 of the 4 people staying said the beds were hard and uncomfortable and did not get a good night's sleep. Unfortunately would not recommend to family/friends staying here and would not stay here again myself purely based on the roads getting in and out. Was extremely anxious driving the roads, and twice had to reverse a long way back up a hill because of a tractor coming the other way. I realise it is on a working farm, but this really terrified me and had to make sure was back before it got dark every night because of the roads. Therefore I would not book here again despite liking the place because of the difficulty getting in and out of the roads both ways.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.1Oct 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin, and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating
  • Electric Rangemaster oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 2.7 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior and interior, unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: The property rests on a working farm
  • Note: Limited headroom on the staircase
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Abbotsbury 2.7 miles.

Dairy Cottage, a delightful, three-bedroom thatched dwelling enjoys rural views overlooking the Dorset countryside, on the outskirts of Abbotsbury.

Located on a partial working farm, Dairy Cottage offers a peaceful base for up to six guests, whilst a short car journey away from the coastline.

Park up and take in the serene setting of your new abode, enjoying the views from the pet-friendly garden, a haven for alfresco mealtimes and late-night tipples under the stars.

Step inside to reach the farmhouse style kitchen/diner, complete with all the appliances needed for a self-catered stay, where you can prepare meals to be enjoyed in the bright and airy living/dining room; also featuring a woodburning stove, cosy up and spend quality time upon the plush sofas, with the Smart TV for entertainment.

Three well-appointed bedrooms await, including two doubles and a twin, offering plenty of space for your party, with the choice of a bathroom and a shower room for freshening up from.

Start your holiday with a visit to nearby Abbotsbury where you can explore the Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, a unique botanical garden featuring plants from all around the world or take a stroll on Abbotsbury Beach and watch the traditional Abbotsbury Swannery, the only managed colony of nesting swans in the world; in the village itself you’ll also find your nearest hub of shops, pubs, and eateries.

For those seeking a bit more adventure, why not take the Southwest Coast Path to Weymouth, taking advantage of your position in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can enjoy a bite to eat on the harbour, soak up the atmosphere in the lively town centre, or visit the National Sailing Academy for a spot of windsurfing or paddle boarding.

With plenty to explore on your doorstep, Dairy Cottage is ideal for a wonderful, Dorset escape.

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About the location


Weymouth 8.8. miles.

Nestled on the Dorset Jurassic Coast, the historic village of Abbotsbury offers quintessential high streets and a variety of amenities, including a village shop with a post office and ATM, a farm shop selling local produce, tea rooms, art galleries, and a character pub. The town boasts a selection of family attractions including Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, with its 20 acres of flourishing exotic plants and a pathway leading to the dramatic Chesil Beach, and a swannery, a unique attraction allowing visitors to wander through a colony of nesting Mute Swans Booming with tourism, the nearby popular seaside town of Weymouth has a wide variety of attractions on offer, including sandy beaches with opportunities for watersports such as kayaking, pedal boating and deep sea diving, a picturesque harbour, as well as a wide range of shops, pubs, cafes, and restaurants to choose from. Additional nearby points of interest include the County town of Dorchester, Portland Harbour, and the rugged “Isle” of Portland, which is linked to Weymouth by Chesil Beach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas