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Droop Farm Cottage

Droop near Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset (Ref. 988951)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous cottage with views to die for."

    Excellent welcome pack. All facilities were very good. The hosts were very friendly on arrival and then did not bother us at all. Would highly recommend to anyone as an excellent base to explore Dorset or just chill out.

    We are thrilled to hear that you had a delightful time at Droop Farm Cottage, and enjoyed exploring the surrounding areas. Please do come again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by RonaldFeb 2022

  • "Only fault, down stairs shower - Safety handrail fixed by suction, top part hanging off wall unbeknown to us, When held onto to get in shower it came away in my Hand."

    No shower mat on shower tray, resulted in SLIPPING with handrail in my hand. ' could have been nasty' Hope you agree, Brian

    Very sorry that you had this problem. Will obtain shower mat and try different approach to handrail. Disabled shower chair available on request. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrianFeb 2022

  • "The property was lovely and cosy, with everything we needed and some lovely extras provided."

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanisDec 2021

  • "A beautiful, peaceful cottage with everything you need and more."

    So much attention has gone into making sure you have the most comfortable stay. Views are amazing too, with plenty of wildlife in the gardens. The welcome basket on arrival is all local produce, and contains all the needed essentials if you arrived with no food. The little dog treats were also welcomed by our Collie Riley. We really enjoyed our stay, and highly recommend this property. Thank you

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaNov 2021

  • "Great well equipped accommodation in a lovely quiet location."

    Friendly and helpful hosts. Lots of nice places to eat. And the weather was kind to us.

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2021

  • "The cottage was in a great location with fantastic views and a really lovely garden."

    Very comfortable with all the amenities and very helpful hosts We would definitely stay again

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed you stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PolApr 2021

  • "We had the most wonderful time at "Droop Farm Cottage" The owners are very welcoming."

    Alfie, The lovely westie, Came to visit, I adored him! Tracey left a lovely food package. The property I feel is more spacious than it appears on the pics" I can not fault it. PERFECT....

    Thank you for your amazing comments on Droop Farm Cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2020

  • "A wonderful cottage in an equally beautiful setting."

    A generous and thoughtful Welcome pack was also provided. The one tiny thing we could fault was a bath that didn’t quite run hot enough. The Rain Forest shower however was fine. We would definitely stay at this delightful cottage again.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Droop Farm Cottage. It's always lovely to hear how much guests have enjoyed staying and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SeanSep 2020

  • "As soon as we arrived we all felt very comfortable in this stunning cottage."

    Beautifully quiet a place to relax and unwind. Lots of places to visit for all interest. Host very welcoming but not intrusive. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone . Loved the Marmalde......

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Droop Farm Cottage. We love to received comments from our guests, advising how much they have enjoyed staying at the house. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and homely."

    It had everything you would need. The welcome pack was a lovely idea. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Plenty to do in the area . Would differnatly recommend to visit the Portsmouth historic dockyards museum .

    Thank you for your feedback regarding Droop Farm Cottage. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the recommendations for days out that you enjoyed. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CliveAug 2020

  • "A wonderful pre-Christmas treat, despite the wet weather!"

    Spacious, immaculately presented accommodation, with beautiful surroundings, and helpful hosts.

    Thank you for such lovely kind comments, the owner always try's to give guests a wonderful stay. I hope you made the most of the surroundings and enjoyed a few walks. We look forward to welcoming you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristopherDec 2019

  • "We had a lovely few days staying at Droop cottage."

    A very peaceful location and beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2019

  • "What is most important for us is seclusion."

    I take some responsibility for booking a property that is overlooked by the owners but it would be helpful for this factor to be explicitly set out in the details. Having said that, the owner clearly wanted us to be comfortable and left a lovely welcome pack.

    Reviewed by NickSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and garden ideal for dog."

    Owners very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by CAug 2019

  • "Our biggest compliment would be within in ten minutes of unpacking the cottage felt like home."

    Facilities are fantastic and furniture is of a high standard. Grounds are great views stunning. We don’t have a dog but for any future families no problem at all. Cleanliness was of a very high standard and no doggy smells. Alfie the owners Scotty dog came to the door every morning but how could you anything but like him. Owners left a lovely welcome pack and we Mrs very approachable with any questions. Book with confidence the Perry’s

    Reviewed by IainAug 2019

  • "Droop Farm was in a lovely situation and had a beautiful garden."

    It was deep in the countryside and the lanes were very narrow but nice and quiet. The wildlife was fantastic, lots and lots of diferent birds and lots moths in our moth trap and there were deer and fox and squirrels to be seen in and arround the garden. The owners were very friendly but unobtrusive and were on hand to deal with any problems or question but did not interfer with our holiday. The garden was lovely and private even though it was joined openly to the owners garden. The welcome pack was fantastic and included some lovely marmalade made by the owner herself. We had a great holiday!

    Reviewed by BarbaraMay 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is comfortable and well appointed with everything you need for an enjoyable holiday. The owners are friendly and helpful without being at all intrusive. The welcome tray including home made chocolate cake was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by PennyMay 2019

  • "Perfect setting, Cottage lovely, owners around to answer any questions, we really enjoyed our stay."

    Oct 2018

  • "A very peaceful extremely well equipped and furnished cottage with welcoming hosts"


  • "A fabulous place for a week's holiday."

    Peaceful, clean, great hosts. There was nothing more we needed. The heating is great. Tracy, your jams etc. are so yummy in your kitchen shop. A nice extra and thanks for the chats. Sorry we missed you when we left. We all really enjoyed our stay.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "First time we had used your Hideaways web site, very impressed."

    We all enjoyed a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere created by David, Tracey and Alfie, Droop Farm Cottage was wonderful and far exceeded our expectations. By the end of our holiday we all wished we had booked longer.

    Miss Breeds

  • "This is a beautiful little cottage, which has been tastefully decorated to a high standard."

    Surrounded by beautiful gardens, and fabulous countryside. Ideal place to stay if you want to get away from everything.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We stayed in Tracey and David's lovely cottage in the grounds of their house."

    It was fitted out and furnished about a year ago to a really high standard. We had everything we needed. They made us feel at home; there was a very nice personal welcome pack and there is even one for dogs if you have them! We felt we could ask for help - though didn't need any - at any time. The garden is lovely to relax in and the countryside around is typical off-the-beaten track Dorset. Droop is a tiny hamlet (don't expect to find a Tesco down the road) but it doesn't take any time to get to attractive little villages or some of the more well known attractions of sea and countryside. We would definitely recommend this cottage

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We had a great time and were very impressed with the fantastic cottage and location."

    David and Tracey were very welcoming (and Alfie). The very rural location was perfect for us and would go back in a shot!

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We were two families with a toddler, a 7 year old and 3 dogs staying for a long weekend."

    The cottage is in excellent condition and furnished to a really high standard. Fabulous relaxing location, spacious rooms, really comfortable beds, lovely linen and nice fluffy towels. The owners also include a great welcome hamper. We had a fab weekend and would highly recommend Droop Farm Cottage. One of the nicest I've stayed in a great value for money.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Fantastic, remote location but provides easy, drivable access to Stonehenge, Corfe Castle, and other interesting locations."

    The home itself is fully equipped with everything we needed for a lovely four day stay. The kids loved the open garden, Alfie the dog, playing croquet, and being surrounded by nature. The quiet location really gave our family time to relax, read, talk, and spend quality time together. The owners are exceptional. They balance privacy and accessibility for questions about the local area. They also create a really incredible batch of jams, marmalades, etc....highly recommended. This stop was one of the most enjoyable and memorable during our trip around the world, including several thousand miles of driving in UK and Ireland. The whole family wants to return for another holiday.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "This is a must for those dog owners who love excellent walks from the door, in a quiet picturesque location and staying in a cottage that is truly a home from home for both humans and dogs alike."

    In addition you get the fabulous touch of a welcome basket from the owners containing Dorset cereals, biscuits, home made marmalade, Dorset Tea, bread and treats, toys and poo bags for the dogs. The cottage itself has a good layout with large kitchen, shower room/toilet, double bedroom and lounge downstairs with a further two bedrooms and a good sized bathroom upstairs. It was well decorated and very clean throughout. It has a large secure lawned area attached to it that was perfect for our two busy Spaniels with large open fields literally 50 metres walk away. Thank you for an excellent break.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Lovely country location although our sat nav sent us round in circles a couple of times."

    A great place to stay to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life for a few days. We loved the cottage. It has everything you need and the food gift on arrival was much appreciated. The marmalade made by the owners was delicious. The cheese festival nearby was well worth a visit. Superb local suppliers with lots to do for all the family. Would definitely recommend the cottage and location and will stay there again. (Warning - Don't rely on your sat nav.)

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Very nice house and garden, clean, quiet and with perfect fittings, even for rainy days with games and DVDs (excellent new films)."

    The landlord is very helpful and the self-made jam is extremely delicious. From first arrival you feel good. Many sightseeing "objekts" in close distance. If we had the choice we would have extended our stay, but it was booked already.

    German Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "This is a beautiful cottage with all the modern facilities that you could ask for."

    The gardens were excellent and a great place to just sit and relax. There is plenty to do if you enjoy the countryside and the coast and other attractions are only a short drive away. The owners, Tracey and David made us feel very welcome. I would certainly recommend this venue for anyone that wanted to visit Dorset.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We booked this cottage for a long weekend over the May bank holiday and were very glad we did."

    The location was great, quiet and peaceful but with places to visit, (including the coast) and plenty of walks in the area. The garden and outside were well kept and there are terrific views from the patio area. We received a very warm welcome from Tracey and Alfie, (the dog) and felt immediately at home. The cottage was wonderful, with a well equipped kitchen, comfortable sitting room and spacious comfortable bedrooms. Everything was spotless and the cottage was full of thoughtful touches. The welcome basket of bread, milk, Dorset cereals and Tracey's wonderful jar of marmalade was very much appreciated. If you are considering a break, short or long, with friends, family, old or young, this place fits the bill and we were sad to leave. Thank you David and Tracey for your wonderful hospitality and beautiful cottage.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We have had a wonderful week in your beautifully furnished and equipped cottage."

    The welcome basket was a nice surprise, and your cake as well as the 'Jar Of' were delicious. Droop Farm Cottage is by far the best rental accommodation that we have experienced in the UK, and we would recommend it to all. Many thanks to Tracey & David, and we will miss our daily visits from Alphie.

    Mr Valentine

  • "My wife and myself, stayed in Droop Farm Cottage to familiarize ourselves with Dorset, and to visit possible rural locations for a property move from Surrey."

    The cottage is ideally situated to explore Dorset, it is extremely rural with all the advantages of wildlife, countryside, and peace, and yet it is not far from the Dorset Jurassic Coast, or neighbouring country or local attractions.The cottage is extremely well appointed, there is plenty of space, the beds are comfortable, and honestly, it wants for nothing. The owners, David and Tracey are extremely helpful, friendly, and genuine people, and their dog Alfie is a joy. They were extremely generous with their unexpected welcome pack, which included a “Jar-Of” Tracey's award winning marmalade, and a delicious home baked cake. We recommend Droop Farm Cottage to one and all, you will not be disappointed.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Superb accommodation, well equipped and furnished in idyllic quiet rural location with friendly hosts."

    Excellent for families and small dogs. The Fox Inn and local Pizzeria were fab. Great for a restful, quiet break and accessible to Dorset/Devon coast in 1-1.5 hours.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Very well equipped everything was clean & tidy, excellent location"


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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor 4ft double, 1 x first floor 4ft 6 double, 1 x first floor twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with WC
  • First floor family bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and washbasin
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Central heating with electric woodburning-effect fire
  • Electric hob, oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, washing machine
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Lawned garden and paved area with garden furniture, BBQ and croquet set
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome -welcome basket for dogs provided
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub less than 1 mile
  • Note: Single folding bed for alternative sleeping only

The property

Set behind the owners’ ancient farmhouse, and sensitively converted from a 300-year-old stone barn, Droop Farm Cottage has plenty to offer a group of family or friends seeking to get away from it all.

You will be impressed by the elegant and homely feel throughout, wonderful welcome basket provided with Tracey's own homemade marmalade and cake!

With the exterior stone work representing everything that is quintessential about small, English cottages.

The small windows and slate roof really add to the character, with the interior carefully thought out to provide the best experience for visiting guests.

The décor and soft furnishings give a sense of continuity as you pass through from room to room.

Outside, there is plenty of room to explore as well as space to sit and admire the views which stretch off into the distance towards Bulbarrow Hill.

If peace and privacy are high on your list, then this is a perfect choice for your holiday.

The three bedrooms are spread across both floors; the first of the double beds is located on the ground floor, while the second double room and third twin room are on the ground floor.

One family bathroom can be found on the first floor, hosting bath with separate shower, WC and Basin.

The modern kitchen dining area has everything you could ever need, and leads into the living room which features comfy seating and TV with Freeview.

A tranquil, rural village sat just outside of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Hazelbury Bryan is a small, traditional village with thatched buildings, a parish church dating back prior to the 15th century and a popular pub that was built in 1750, it also boasts a Spar shop.

In the village there is also a field with cricket and football facilities as well as a children’s play area.

Droop Farm Cottage is great for families looking to have a quiet country retreat away from the madness of everyday life.

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About the location


Sherborne 10 miles; Yeovil 15 miles; Bournemouth 25 miles

A tranquil, rural village sat just outside of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hazelbury Bryan is a small, traditional village with thatched buildings, a parish church dating back prior to the 15th century and a popular pub that was built in 1750, it also boasts a Spar shop. In the village there is also a field with cricket and football facilities as well as a children's play area. Hazelbury Bryan proves itself to be a great base for exploring the outdoors with the Dorset and Cranborne Chase Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty easily accessible, offering great opportunities for walkers and cyclists with great views to accompany it. The village is rather secluded, with the nearest well-stocked town being Sherborne 10 miles away, it offers a good selection of shops and places to eat. If you fancy a trip to the coast, visit Bournemouth around 25 miles south, a delightful town with so much to see and do.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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