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Poppy Cottage

Charlton Marshall, Dorset (Ref. 976077)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage, quiet & restful surroundings."

    Very clean & everything you need. We loved the garden & enjoyed the nearby walks.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2022

  • "This was our second holiday at Poppy Cottage , everything was fine ."

    The only thing it lacks is a washing machine .

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "Poppy cottage was a delight."

    The instructions before arrival were clear and access was easy. The cottage was clean, homely and well equipped with washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, tea, coffee and milk. It was decorated well and was pretty on the inside and out. It is located in a great position to explore Dorset and we would highly recommend a stay here. A very enjoyable holiday and we hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2022

  • "What a lovely stay."

    The cottage was super clean and very well equipped. Very thankful we had plenty of charcoal to keep warm when there was the power cut due to storm eunice.

    Reviewed by ReeceFeb 2022

  • "Hot water immersion heater came on regularly through the night and was noisey considering it was in a cupboard in the main bedroom."

    Cannot understand why it came on so regularly when no water was being used. Seats at dining room table uncomfortable after a while, just wooden bases, would benefit from tie on cushions. WiFi would make a big difference to this cottage, looks like this maybe in hand. The house itself was lovely and comfortable everywhere else. Kitchen adequately equipped. Very quiet and peaceful, in a good position to explore Dorset. This house we would use again for more things in the area we would like to visit. Supermarket and fuel garage just down the road which was handy, a pub in village looked nice, but we did not use.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback.  We are currently in the process of sourcing seat pads for the dining room chairs.  Wifi has now been installed at the property and we are in contact with a plumber for advice regarding the immersion heater. We're glad that you enjoyed the location and exploring the wonderful county of Dorset. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a superb location although thought it would be nearer the village."

    Also missed the fact of no Wi Fi, which is being installed soon. Yes we had a lovely time not too far to Lulworth Cove and Dirdle Door and many other locations.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2021

  • "Poppy cottage was perfect it had everything you needed it was super clean with a beautiful garden and very peaceful."

    The location was perfect for visiting lots of places ,would love to visit again one day.

    Reviewed by RickyAug 2021

  • "The top of the dishwasher doesn't seem to wash propperly, even after 2 different cycles ."

    The property could benefit from WiFi, especially as the smart TV could then be used to it's potential. In terms of summer bedding it would help to have top sheets or light blankets as the duvets were way too hot for the season. Otherwise it was a lovely property.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback which we have taken on board and purchased a new dishwasher. We are glad you enjoyed the property and would look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "We loved every moment of our stay in this beautiful clean and fresh little cottage."

    If we had one gripe (and why the 4 star on facilities) it was that the mattress on the bed is too small for the frame. Pillows keep going down the back. Please change this and it’s just perfect. The owner is very helpful and always at the end of the phone. We can’t wait to return.

    Thank you for your feedback and pleased to hear you enjoyed Poppy Cottage. The mattress has now been replaced with a brand new one. Look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2021

  • "Fantastic little cottage, clean and had everything you need."

    Stairs are really steep so you need to be careful. About 40 min walk into Blandford use cycle track instead of road. Easy driving distance to loads of beautiful places in Dorset. Supermarket 5 mins away. Poppy cottage is so relaxing dont hear any traffic noise just the birds singing in the garden. The only gripe we had was the bed wasn't very comfortable the mattress seems too small for bed frame. But it didn't spoil a great holiday would highly recommend Poppy Cottage.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Poppy Cottage. The owner has advised us that she is looking to replace the bed and will do this as soon as is possible. We very much hope to welcome you back to Poppy Cottage in the not-too-distant future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathJul 2021

  • "Poppy Cottage was is lovely little cottage situated in Charlton Marshall."

    It was the perfect base for exploring Dorset and the surrounding areas. The cottage itself is slightly smaller than it looked in the pictures but is the perfect space for 2 people and had everything we needed for our stay. We would definitely recommend and would stay here if travelling to Dorset in the future

    Reviewed by RebeccaMay 2021

  • "A lovely inviting cottage, warm and clean and utterly charming!"

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2020

  • "Poppy Cottage is a cosy and comfortable place to stay."

    The surroundings are peaceful but close to amenities. We had a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by JoanSep 2020

  • "Poppy Cottage is a small but very well equipped house with a large garden en good parking place (2 cars)."

    We have had an excellent stay here and had a very good relation with the owner. My family (2 adults and two adolescent girls) did not want to leave because we felt really at home and accepted. It is very wel situated if you want to explore Dorset and the Jurassic Coast. Beaches, nature and (pre-)historic England are close by and if we want to eat out, there are a lot of very good and not expensive Inn's and restaurants. Charlton Marshall itself is a small village with not much to do but the nearby villages and cities have enough to offer. We are still sad we had to leave after two weeks.

    Reviewed by FredJul 2019

  • "Really comfortable cosy cottage with good beds in a beautiful area for walking."

    The open fire in the cool evenings was a plus point.

    Reviewed by DerekMar 2019

  • "Had a very enjoyable week, Poppy Cottage was good and comfortable."

    However I found that the toilet did not flush properly. I mentioned this to the owner Jean before we left. Also the quilt in the single bedroom was not like the one that was on the double bed. It was lumpy, and did not provide for an adequate covering, and needs to be replaced. Overcame this problem by using the throw over on the 2nd night. Please note that this was not a major issue. Nevertheless, that aside, a nice comfortable cottage in a nice quiet location with all the home comforts and facilities. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. ***Owner Response*** We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Poppy Cottage. Thank you for your suggestions, we have now changed the single duvet and sorted the toilet flush out.

    We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Poppy Cottage. Thank you for your suggestions, we have now changed the single duvet and sorted the toilet flush out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaheshOct 2018

  • "Lovely area."

    Delightful cottage Peaceful and tranquil.Thank you for leaving is Milk and biscuits .Very much appreciated

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time, and the cottage added a lot of comfort to our experience."

    We were impressed about how quiet the surrounding was. Wonderful neighbours too.

    Reviewed by AleidaAug 2018

  • "Poppy cottage was fabulous very central neighbours friendly would stay again."

    Reviewed by peterJun 2018

  • "No we were delighted with the cottage"

    Reviewed by SherryJun 2018

  • "Lovely location, perfect peace and quiet for R&R, no nosey neighbours."

    Reviewed by CliffordMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location ."

    Will visit again . Gr8 beaches to be found , visited monkey world

    Reviewed by AdeleApr 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single and 2ft 6 truckle bed, only suitable for children Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Ground floor sitting room with open fire and dining area
  • Kitchen. This property sleeps a maximum of 4, including babies and is best for a maximum of 3 adults.
  • Electric fires with open fire
  • Microwave, Fridge, Dishwasher, WiFi, TV with DVD, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

The property

In a terrace of about twelve cottages on the edge of Charlton Marshall village is this dear little cottage.

Surrounded by countryside and unspoiled, it is a tranquil base for small families or adults to relax.

Head down a couple of steps through the porch into the snug sitting room where you can chill out beside the open fire or enjoy your meals, prepared in the well equipped kitchen.

Head on up the steep olde worlde stairs to the two pretty bedrooms, both looking over the garden.

The garden is safely enclosed and charming with roses and clematis sheltering the table and chairs.

Wander out to the village pub, which conveniently offers WiFi, or go fishing in the local river valley.

Head to the handsome resorts of Poole or Bournemouth for some seaside fun or to admire the boats in Poole Harbour, or try the more peaceful coastline around iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove which is timeless walking country.

Poppy Cottage is a lovely place to recharge your batteries or walk and cycle on the Stour Valley Way.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Lounge

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

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About the location


Blandford Forum 2 miles.

The friendly, elongated village of Charlton Marshall can be found in a rural Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty beside the River Stour, two miles south of the lively Georgian market town of Blandford Forum. The village boasts a friendly pub; whilst nearby Blandford Forum offers a good selection of shops and restaurant, and the stunning surrounding countryside welcomes outdoor enthusiasts with its network of footpaths and cycleways. Excellent transport links from Charlton Marshall offer access to many places of interest, with a journey southwest leading you to Thomas Hardy's Dorchester, then on to Dorset's magnificent Jurassic Coast at Weymouth and beyond. Take the route north to discover the many pretty villages of the Blackmore Vale on the way to historic Sherborne, then south to the attractive market town of Wimborne Minster, as well as stunning Poole Harbour, where a cruise around the islands is a must. A rural Dorset village providing a convenient holiday base from which to explore this fascinating area.

Region Information

Truckle bed is only 2ft 6 and only suitable for children.
Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 4, including babies and is best for a maximum of 3 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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