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Petite Bella

Melplash, Dorset (Ref. 29979)


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Bed and sofa uncomfortable."

    Well equipped. Owner very friendly. Good location.

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2021

  • "We were very disappointed with this apartment."

    While it was very clean we found the sofas uncomfortable and the bed rather small, feeling narrower than a standard double bed. There is poor, if any phone signal in the area (not the fault of the owner!) but the lack of an internet connection was very inconvenient, calling for a visit into Bridport each day to find email access. There were absolutely no leaflets on any local attractions to visit, the first holiday cottage I have ever visited that lack such a facility which, together with no internet access made finding what to visit or see locally very difficult. There were no instructions on how to leave the premises with regard linen, rubbish etc, so we left it as we found it. We cut our holiday short coming home on Wednesday. We would not visit Little Bella again.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2021

  • "The bed is too small for 2 people ..."

    The bed is too small for 2 people the fridge is leaking and on the floor the tv does not work correctly, poor signal the shower needs unclogging the oven came out of the ark and needs replacing there were long dark black hairs in bathroom, we are blond

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Ideally situated for walking the coast path."

    Welcomed by a friendly host. Pub serving good meals and takeaways just across the road. Ideal .

    Reviewed by BrindleyJun 2021

  • "Owner very friendly, property absolutely spotless located across road to a pub serving food fantastic views in a quiet village location about two+half miles from coast."

    Reviewed by TerryApr 2021

  • "It was an asset to have Lidl and Morrisons a few miles down the road because we were self-catering."

    We appreciated having a dishwasher, washing machine and cooker. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of dishes, cutlery etc. The property felt very spacious and warm in inclement weather. The owner had thoughtfully supplied fruit, biscuits and a container of milk for our arrival. The only negative was that we had no phone signal ( for EE) or internet.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2020

  • "A cottage that added just that extra bit by having washing up liquid, , a bowl of fruit, a packet of biscuits & a few other little touches that some cottages don't have."

    Plenty of cleaning & sanitizing product available for clean before leaving.

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2020

  • "The accommodation had lots of extra’s in the kitchen and also had small things like washing up liquid and bathroom cleaner and the whole space was bigger than I anticipated."

    The garden was also lovely to sit in and read and relax. Our host was friendly, helpful and professional and we would recommend the area too.

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2019

  • "It was the size of the bed only 4’ with very little room either side of the bed,my husband has had both knees replaced and I have had a hip replacement,so not easy to get out of bed."

    The 2 seatees were very uncomfortable. Everything else was good, it was a shame these 2 things let it down.

    Reviewed by JaneferMay 2019

  • "Delightful accommodation - warm welcome from extremely helpful owner."

    Perfect and thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable base from which to explore Dorset. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AnnApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage which was perfect for touring the area."

    We will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2018

  • "The cottage was very nice, spacious, clean , and comfortable."

    The owner was very professional, friendly and helpful, lovely person. EXCELLENT !

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2018

  • "The Petit Bella apartment was a gem in the wonde4ful Dorset Countryside."

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2018

  • "The brilliant views from the Juliet balcony across the orchard to the trees on the hill with the buzzards soaring and the wild rabbits playing in the field."

    A superb garden to relax in, an excellent eatery across the road "Half Moon". All this and Bridport just down the road with West Bay beckoning to entice one to yet more good food, a wander around the harbour or a relaxing day on the beach. Makes a good launch point for the whole Jurassic coast and Dorchester.

    Reviewed by TerenceJun 2018

  • "Good accommodation, village didn't have a shop which we would have liked (purely ..."

    Good accommodation, village didn't have a shop which we would have liked (purely a personal thing) a good base from which to explore the area, lots to see and do,

    Reviewed by MairiMay 2018

  • "A last minute decision to go away for Easter."

    Efficient reaction by Sykes cottages enabled the booking. The cottage was easy to find in a quiet location. Parking is off road. The owner lives next door and was very helpful and friendly. The cottage is warm, clean and nicely decorated throughout. We appreciated the milk, fruit and biscuits along with shower gel, etc. Nice little touches that make you feel welcomed. There are lots of walks in the area. Shops are nearby in Bridport and Beaminster. Nice pub in the village. The garden is well kept with lots of spring flowers and the view at the back of the orchard and sheep is lovely. The cottage does not have wifi. In our haste to book a weekend away we missed that fact. However, we still enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in recommending the cottage and area. A good weekend away in a lovely cottage and area.

    Reviewed by KateMar 2018

  • "The holiday let was in a very good location and the owner who lives on site was very kind and helpful."

    Reviewed by DerrickJul 2017

  • "Stayed here a few times."

    The property and the owner are 1st class, we would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2017

  • "We found the owner of the property very friendly and helpful ,the accomadation exceeded expectations"

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2017

  • "Private accommodation with parking space, and view from the lovely long living room, out over the orchard."

    Local pub and lovely walks and market town. Lovely owner and fantastic.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2016

  • "We had a warm welcome from the owner, but found little to do in the actual village, but spend most of our time touring so didn't really matter."

    Pub not really what we wanted.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2016

  • "Super accommodation with a most welcoming owner who obviously takes pride in her property."

    Would definitely visit again if we go to Dorset and wth Sykes for ease of booking. Thank you for another great holiday.

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2016

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  • All first floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and Juliet balcony
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private area of lawned front garden with pond and seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 4 mins walk
  • Note: This property does not accept children
  • Note: Some residual traffic noise can be heard in the garden
  • Note: This apartment has its own private access and is completely separate from the owner's accommodation.

The property

A delightful, self-contained, eaves apartment, situated on the first floor of a wing of the owner's bungalow, located in the small West Dorset village of Melplash.

A light and airy first floor apartment, this Melplash holiday apartment offers couples a comfortable holiday base with lots to see and do within a short drive.

Furnished and equipped to a good standard, this Melplash apartment offers a generously-sized living area with a Juliet balcony, which looks out over the neighbouring cider apple orchard, whilst there are super views across the local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from the bedroom window.

You don't have to travel far from your Melplash holiday accommodation to find a lovely pub serving local ales and good food, as it is just across the road!

Whilst the attractive hamstone town of Beaminster, often featured in the River Cottage TV series, is only two miles away.

The vibrant market town of Bridport is also only a short drive from this Melplash holiday apartment, where you can browse the fascinating market stalls selling everything from vegetables to antiques, or travel a little further to Dorset's scenic Jurassic Coast and sample some sea food at West Bay, the setting for TV's Broadchurch drama.

This comfortable and well-presented West Dorset apartment makes a super holiday base at any time of the year.

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About the location


Beaminster 2 miles; Bridport 3 miles.

The small West Dorset country village of Melplash nestles amongst rolling downland within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, two miles from the charming little town of Beaminster, known for its picturesque Conservation Area which boasts over 200 Grade II listed buildings, many of which are built from mellow hamstone, and the town also offers a good selection of shops, inns and restaurants. The local area abounds in a network of footpaths, one leading to the village of Netherbury, the site of the original River Cottage TV programme. A short drive takes you to the lively town of Bridport, with its vibrant twice weekly market 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 little village in a most attractive rural setting.

Region Information

Note: This property does not accept children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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