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Fiddlesticks Cottage

Beaminster, Dorset (Ref. 976064)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Ms Leete

    “The cottage is lovely, beautifully decorated and well equipped.”

    It boasts a lovely location in a quiet residential street, and is perfect for visiting this beautiful part of Dorset. ...

    It boasts a lovely location in a quiet residential street, and is perfect for visiting this beautiful part of Dorset. However the listing on your website suggests there is off street parking, which is simply not the case. While the smallest of small cars (eg a Smart car or a Fiat 500) could possibly park on the hard standing in front of the cottage, a regular family sized car would never be able to, most especially when there is a car parked on the roadside opposite. Interestingly, speaking to the local neighbours, they all commented how difficult parking would be and that all guests have to park in the road. It is clearly a source of frustration for them as well, especially for one lady whose car was stuck at the garage for 3 weeks having been hit by one of the Fiddlesticks guests. Personally, I think you would be better to describe the cottage as not having parking, as it sets the expectation for a potential guest, more accurately. The cleanliness of the property could perhaps be improved as well. We were left with no bathroom cleaning equipment which was disappointing, so had to go out to purchase this, including a strong limescale cleaner which my mother spent some time cleaning the bathroom basin, to remove the built up limescale residue. I should say that the property was not dirty, but perhaps not as clean as it could have been. A steam clean of the floors would be beneficial, as would the nooks and krannies. The bin in the kitchen would also benefit from a deep steam clean especially around the press button opening mechanism. Likewise, we were only left with 5 dishwasher tablets. As we were staying for 7 days, we had to go and purchase more tablets, which we have left at the cottage for other guests. Also, there were insufficient bin bags. It’s not a big issue but rather an annoyance especially as we had to buy other cleaning products. In other cottages we have stayed in, there has always been a plentiful supply of these sorts of items. Unfortunately there were a number of defective lightbulbs in the kitchen, with no spares available to replace them. Of the 7 lights in the kitchen, only 3 were working. I suspect the cleaning team have not noticed the issue as they don’t need to turn the lights on, but perhaps they could include this in their checks and replace where necessary, in future. None of the items are big issues in isolation and certainly did not stop us enjoying our holiday very much. Perhaps a little attention to detail on the finer points could help make ours (and others) stay, even better. ***Owners Response*** Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback following your recent stay at Fiddlesticks Cottage. We’ve spoken with the owners about your comments and they have asked we respond with the following: Although we agree the parking area is fairly small we do mention this in the property description on line to ensure guests are made aware that the parking space is more suited for a smaller car. We are not able to confirm if 1 of our visitors caused damage to our neighbours car, it's not something we have been notified of by her. Thank you for letting us know about the limescale in the bathroom, yours is the first report of any potential problem and we will ensure it is investigated. As a self catering property we do only provide enough household supplies to start your holiday off. The kitchen spot lights are LED and work on 2 switches, 1 of which works 4 spots and the other 3, all were working fine after our recent stay, we wonder if you had possibly not located both switches? Despite the issues raised, overall we are pleased you enjoyed your holiday

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
Facilities -
91/100
* Average score of 4 customer ratings

The property

In the thriving little Dorset town of Beaminster is this pretty, detached, 19th cent.

cottage.

Stone built, and gorgeous inside, Fiddlesticks cottage comprises an attractive sitting room with a smart fireplace and electric wood burner style fire, a sunny kitchen with dining area and a little outhouse-cum-sunroom with a comfy sofa, good for steamy cuppas on cool days.

On the first floor are two bedrooms – a double with a king-size bed and a very roomy twin with pretty village view to the hills.

To the rear you have a sweet, enclosed paved sitting area with table and chairs.

From the cottage you can stroll through lovely wooded valley to neighbouring Netherbury, where the original ‘River Cottage’ is located.

An easy drive takes you to the lively market town of Bridport and to West Bay (TV's Broadchurch) on Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast, whilst Lyme Regis, Dorchester and Weymouth are all easily accessible.

With lots to see and do nearby, Fiddlesticks is a comfortable cottage for all seasons.

Accuracy of the listing -
91/100
* Average score of 4 customer ratings

Accommodation

Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1x twin. Sitting room with fireplace and electric wood burning stove style fire. Kitchen with dining area. Sunroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor shower-room with shower, basin and WC.

Comfort -
91/100
Cleanliness -
84/100
* Average score of 4 customer ratings

Amenities

  • Central heating with electric fires
  • Microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one small car
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property does not accept children under 7.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

BEAMINSTER

Bridport 6 miles; Crewkerne 7 miles; Lyme Regis 15 miles.

The attractive country town of Beaminster nestles beneath the rolling West Dorset downland within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Around its square is the Conservation Area which boasts over 200 Grade II listed buildings, many of which are built from mellow hamstone. This thriving rural community offers a good selection of shops, inns and restaurants, whilst each summer hosts a popular music and arts festival. The local area abounds in a network of footpaths, one leads to the village of Netherbury, the site of the original River Cottage TV programme. An easy drive takes you to the lively market town of Bridport and to West Bay (TV's Broadchurch) on Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast, whilst Lyme Regis, Dorchester and Weymouth are all easily accessible. A charming Dorset country town set in a most attractive rural setting.

Region Information

Note: This property does not accept children under 7. Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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