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Clematis House

(Ref. 1076739)

Charlton Down near Dorchester, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "My party of four were all so satisfied with my choice and what a choice Just Brilliant all round."

    Welcome pack to everything one would need in their own house was here a Clematis House. We thought great location for all our trip needs.

    Thank you so much for these lovely comments. We’re so glad you all enjoyed your stay. Peter and Hilary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely house, comfortable and well equipped."

    The welcome tray was appreciated. It is nice that there are indoor pastimes e.g. chess, jigsaws and children's activities if needed, though the puzzles would need to be done on the dining table. The garden is colourful and quiet, a nice place to relax or eat on warm days. Having a shop so close is helpful for basic groceries. Clematis house is conveniently placed for Dorchester, the coast and other visitor attractions. We would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2023

  • "A clean, well maintained, cosy and peaceful house."

    Great location for exploring the area. Thank you.

    We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank4.7Jul 2023

  • "A very good comfortable townhouse property in a very quiet location."

    You provided everything that was needed for our stay. Look forward to using it again. Thanks

    We're delighted that you found the house to your liking. Our aim is to provide a quality comfortable home-from-home. We very much hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alwyn5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property is in a convenient position for visiting attractions nearby."

    The property provides most facilities that are needed. There were issues with cleanliness. The kitchen needs a through deep clean. There was remnants of food and dirt on the floor. A glass chopping board was provided, when we moved it we find food remains underneath. The sink plug was filthy as was the sink. All the drawer handles were caked in grime. In the washing machine drum was a 2p coin. A vacuum cleaner was provided but crammed full of rubbish and needed emptying and cleaning. In the bathroom there was bath with shower, however there is a problem with water draining away from the bath. The extractor is broken. Finally there was were large cobwebs in the conservatory with resident spiders and food store attached.

    We are disappointed that your stay in Clematis House was not up to your expectations. From your description it would appear that our own very high standards were not met on this occasion. Where guests find a problem they are asked to make contact immediately and where possible the issue will be resolved during their stay. Had we been made aware of the issues you raised, we would have made every effort to resolve them for you. We work hard to ensure the property offers everything the guest would expect and more and always listen and react to concerns raised. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy2.2May 2023

  • "This was our third stay in Clematis House."

    Excellent property. Very clean, warm. comfortable and welcoming. Welcome park left by owners much appreciated. Would highly recommend Clematis House and we definitely will be back!

    Thank you so much. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay! Peter and Hilary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jan 2023

  • "We found this house to be extremely comfortable, with everything we needed and also very clear instructions."

    It is handily situated for exploring this part of Dorset.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is such a find!"

    Peaceful is what I was looking for and it was perfect. Close to civilisation as well as great Dorset walks/hikes. Clean, beautiful back garden with loads of plants for pollinators, a shop near by for convenience. Perfect - it was the calm that was needed.

    Thank you so much for these lovely comments. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Nice, clean house, comfortable beds, soft towels and great location to explore Dorset. We liked to have meals on the conservatory, being full of day light and opened to the garden. The garden had a vast diversity of plants and we spoted on serveral times a colibri bird, wich it was AMAZING! Kids loved the curtains that separated the living room from conservatory, cause that was them stage and they put together some shows :) Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Florin Marius5.0Aug 2022

  • "A super house, beautifully clean and well-furnished, and well equipped for the holiday maker."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Damon5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was one of the very best holiday properties that we have stayed in."

    The owners had thought of everything!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth Jeanne5.0May 2022

  • "Disappointed with the position of the property, from the description on your website it did not mention it was on a housing estate surrounded by other properties."

    There was no privacy at the back and overlooked at both front and back. Your description said only 2 properties in the street. The property next door was scruffy and the back garden was a mess. No views from the property at all. Good points were that it was close to Dorchester and not far from other areas of interest.

    Reviewed by Jackie3.4May 2022

  • "Everything as described, and very comfortable and attractive."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, appreciated the welcome pack, and would like to come again However, just a few things to mention: Both the microwave oven and the DVD lacked instructions File needs updating for recycling and rubbish day of collection - it is now Fridays No liners provided for the brown food box - it was very messy to clean out after several weeks' worth of waste food I failed to operate the key safe - could do with instructions on how to close it Bathroom: 2 of us were unable to use the shower, as they needed a non-slip bath mat and grab handles

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Property is located in a good central position for exploring the beautiful county."

    The property is very well presented and had everything we needed. The welcome tray was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2021

  • "We found Clematis House very clean, comfortable and suited all our needs."

    Reviewed by Adrian Thomas5.0Oct 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area in conservatory
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Wi-Fi, Sky TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed rear patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: Garage is not for guest use
  • Please note: The garden is walled and totally secure
  • The house is on a walkway with private parking to access the house

The property

Clematis House is to be found less than 4 miles north of the county town of Dorchester in the unspoilt county of Dorset.

One of just two properties in the street, Clematis House provides accommodation for up to five people in the tree-lined village of Charlton Down.

Charlton Down is the perfect location for access to beautiful walks in the West Dorset countryside and areas of outstanding natural beauty whilst being situated less than half an hours drive from the sandy beaches of Weymouth.

It is also within easy reach of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast including Swanage, Corfe Castle, Lulworth, Abbotsbury and Lyme Regis.

A file of over thirty walks and cycle rides in the area has been provided within the property but there are many more to be discovered.

While the accommodation has been provided to cater for up to five adults in two double and one single room, it would equally well provide for children with a stairgate and highchair provided.

Two designated off-road parking spaces are provided adjacent to the property's pretty courtyard garden in which you will find a garden table, chairs and parasol.

This is a lovely spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or maybe just an aperitif before visiting one of the many pubs and restaurants within a short drive of Charlton Down.

The lounge and garden room provide ample comfortable seating along with indoor dining facilities over-looking the garden.

A TV (including Sky freeview), a DVD player and a hi-fi unit are provided for your enjoyment.

The kitchen is well-equipped and includes a dish-washer and wine cooler to make life easy during your stay.

A cloakroom completes the downstairs.

Upstairs the bedrooms are comfortably furnished providing ample storage facilities and there is a bathroom with bath, shower and WC.

Charlton Down shop and post-office is just a two minute walk from the house providing for your everyday grocery needs offering a wide range of products; they also bake bread every day including croissants, pain au chocolat and baguettes so get there early!

There are various playgrounds for young children, the nearest just yards from the property while a zip-wire and other activities can be found in the field beyond the cricket ground.

Dorchester has an extensive selection of museums relative to it’s size covering everything from teddybears, dinosaurs and Tutenkamun to military history, the justice system and the history of Dorset and it’s fascinating past.

There are a host of restaurants to choose from in Brewery Square with many international cuisines to be found in the High Street and elsewhere.

The surrounding villages provide a wonderful choice of pubs serving an extensive range of delightful food much of it sourced from local farms and fisherman.

If you love walking, cycling, beach or history Clematis House is ideally situated for you.

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About the location


Weymouth 7 miles.

A trip to Dorset is not complete without visiting the market town of Dorchester, with its Roman roads, museums and a wide selection of pubs and restaurants. Enjoy a scenic walk around Maiden Castle, the largest hillfort in England, or visit the County Museum which has a room devoted to Thomas Hardy, born just two miles away in Bockhampton. Just seven miles away are the glorious gently shelving beaches and picturesque harbour of Weymouth, and the rugged peninsula of Portland, linked to the mainland by Chesil Beach, part of the breathtaking World Heritage Coastline. In fact, you’ll find yourself so intoxicated by Dorset’s magic spell, you won’t want to return home at the end of your stay!

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas