Secure your holiday for £20. Limited availability, could end at any time.
All available departures from 23/01/24. Selected properties only.T&Cs apply
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

POPULAR REGION! A property was booked in Dorset 6 minutes ago

1 of 21 View Image Gallery
  • Mallards at Rivendell - Dorset - 1044878 - photo 1

Mallards at Rivendell

(Ref. 1044878)

Piddletrenthide, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance

24 Customer Reviews

  • "Spotlessly clean, spacious and very comfortable, also well equipped kitchen, bathroom etc."

    Any help needed just ask the owners next door, they are very friendly without being intrusive. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you very much for the compliments and the positive feedback , which is really appreciated. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and made the most of the surrounding areas Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2023

  • "From arrival to departure, Mallards was more than we could wish for."

    Our stay was fabulous and our hosts Rob and Sue were so nice and helpful. From the home made shortbread and jam to the local knowledge and recommendations of eateries, all of which made our stay so very enjoyable, not forgetting Sam, Alfie and the adorable little Lexy. We will certainly be returning to Mallars again.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, we're very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us We'd love you to visit again and remember - Desmond is 'Simply the Best" !!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our holiday at Mallards was perfect!"

    Sue and Rob were very welcoming and extremely helpful! The property was well equipped and extremely clean. The bed was also really comfortable. I would have no hesitation on recommending Mallards and will definitely be returning!

    We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you very much for the lovely positive feedback and compliments which really are appreciated We'll look forward to you visiting again sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2022

  • "One word 'perfect'."

    The Mallards was comfortable, bright, very well equipped and clean accommodation, our hosts were very friendly without being intrusive all adding up to a relaxing and very enjoyable stay. A great location but within easy reach of Dorchester and the west of Dorset. Thank you Sue and Rob, we are looking forward to visiting again and enjoying your hospitality. Jane

    Thank you so much for the compliments and feedback, which is always appreciated. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay, you'll be most welcome to visit us again Thanks again, Sue and Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Noble5.0Aug 2022

  • "Mallards is a delightful hideaway nestled in the heart of beautiful Dorset countryside."

    This property is perfectly proportioned, tastefully furnished and extremely well equipped for two people. Sue and Rob were kind and generous hosts, helpful and friendly but not intrusive. The property is well positioned for local walking, and a good base for exploring this part of Dorset and the coast. Nice restaurants and pubs in the surrounding villages, Cerne Abbas, approximately 2 miles away has much to see and plenty of places to dine.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, it's very much appreciated and pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jul 2022

  • "The owners of this cottage did everything in their power to ensure that our holiday went smoothly and nothing was too much trouble."

    The annexe was presented immaculately, and every detail thought about. Questions about the area were answered quickly, and suggestions for local walks and interesting places to visit were put forward.

    Thanks for your feedback regarding your holiday and accommodation. We would appreciate what problems you found with the accuracy of the listing to enable us to rectify this for future guests Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Jun 2022

  • "The owners, Sue and Rob, were very welcoming and helpful and not intrusive at all."

    Mallards had everything we needed for a comfortable, relaxing week and the extras on arrival - flowers, wine, shortbread, doggie biks etc were a delightful touch. We have stayed at many holiday cottages over the years and this is right up there with the very best. A lovely village setting north of Dorchester with easy reach of all Dorset.....and thanks to Sue for the extra shortbread on leaving for the drive back to Cornwall !

    We are pleased your enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the lovely positive comments, which are appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "The holiday Annex was very clean and comfortable with all the things you need plus more."

    Sue & Rob were very approachable and even allowed us to use their beautiful private garden which was enclosed with a small river (great for a little dog to explore). They went out of their way to look up places for us to visit and Sue even cooked a cake for us to go home with. I would thoroughly recommend a stay at this property as it made a perfect week holiday base for us. A big thank you to Sue & Rob

    Thank you very much for your feedback and so pleased you enjoyed your stay, you were delightful guests ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "Sue and Rob were excellent hosts and looked after us very well."

    The accomadation is very comfortable and is really good for dog owners like ourselves. We loved the village location and local walks. We would strongly recommend this place for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "An absolute gemmof a property to stay in."

    The owners Rob and Sue are lovely hosts, on hand for anything you may need but never intrusive at all. Mallards is very well equipped, it's comfortable and homely and is decorates tk a high standard throughout. It's an ideal base to explore the area and isn't far from the main towns. We would highly recommend Mallards to anyone looking for a comfortable, well equipped and 5 star property.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful relaxed and peaceful time in Sue and Rob’s gorgeous holiday annexe."

    Perfectly balancing hospitality and privacy, they made us welcome. Our dog loved it. Clean and spacious and near everything but still very calm and quiet. Really hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Corydon5.0Aug 2021

  • "Sue & Rob are phenomenal hosts, lovely little touches that made this such a brilliant stay."

    The cottage was gorgeous, clean, cosy & really comfortable. I felt very sorry to leave!! Fabulous stay highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Aug 2021

  • "Absolutely perfect wonderful hosts."

    Comfortable, spotless home from home. Had everything we needed for a wonderful week holiday. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Aug 2021

  • "The photos don't do the property justice."

    A real home from home. The owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jul 2021

  • "Charming hosts, spotless,tasteful accommodation."

    Stunning in every way.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "Every was right owners went beyond the mile for our enjoyment"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2021

  • "Friendly helpful hosts."

    Cosy cottage. In a quiet spot close to sights and beaches. Great cake, flowers and a bottle of wine as welcome gifts, thoughtful touches.

    Reviewed by Nicky4.7May 2021

  • "Exceptional hosts, going above and beyond our expectations."

    A very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2021

  • "One of the cleanest property's we have stayed in, we'll equipped and comfortable, our hosts were lovely, good local knowledge, covid rules meant we could only do outdoor attractions, we will return after restrictions change, would recomend this lovely home from home."

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Mallards, Sue and Rob welcomed us on our arrival and were ..."

    We loved our stay at Mallards, Sue and Rob welcomed us on our arrival and were great hosts, full of helpful information and places of interest to visit during our stay, had to cut our visit short due to Boris’s lockdown but look forward to returning soon when able to in 2021

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation with very welcoming and helpful hosts."

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Oct 2020

  • "It was a good place to explore the area and it was not far from the coast."

    Sue and Rob were so helpful and made our stay very relaxing. Just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Sep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday in this comfortable and well equipped accommodation."

    Sue and Rob were friendly hosts with lots of local knowledge. The area is beautiful with plenty to see and do. We have no hesitation in recommending this lovely cottage and hope to stay there again sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2020

  • "Sue and Rob were excellent hosts, the annex was a really lovely space for us to spend a few days and really well equipped for all our needs."

    Centrally located in Dorset, it's an ideal base to explore the county. A really excellent pub/restaurant in the next village called The Thimble Inn. Couldn't have asked for a nicer short break away.

    Reviewed by Kyle5.0Aug 2020

Show more Hide all

This property is part of the Dream Cottages collection.
Over 350 carefully selected and perfectly located properties, helping you create your perfect holiday.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One twin bedroom with 2 x single beds
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • Washing machine available on arrangement with owner
  • TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Courtyard with table and chairs
  • Will accept one well-behaved dog welcome at a cost of £21 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking in the property or within the grounds
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • There are steps leading to kitchen and bedroom from living area
  • Not suitable for children.

The property

Mallards at Rivendell is an inviting, well presented annexe located in Piddletrenthide, a delightful Dorset village surrounded by wonderful countryside and plenty of outdoor adventure.

Situated next to the Owners home all on the ground floor, this property can accommodate two guests in the light and airy twin bedroom decorated with calming blue tones, a real relaxing retreat.

The spacious living dining space is the perfect spot to spend some quality time together relaxing and planning your itinerary, surrounded by a beautiful and homely interior as you tuck into a tasty treat around the table.

The kitchen will cater to all your culinary needs, with a good range of utensils and appliances at hand you have all you need to prepare a romantic meal when you’re not out sampling what the delicious local eateries have to offer.

The contemporary-style bathroom benefits from a spacious walk-in shower, basin and WC to freshen up in after your busy days exploring the local area before snuggling down for the evening on the sofa with a good book from the wide selection on offer at the cottage.

From the living space, patio doors open up and lead to a large courtyard complete with table and chairs for you to enjoy your morning cup of coffee, or spend a lazy afternoon here basking beneath the sun with your canine companion by your side.

There are so many walks available from your doorstep where you can explore the windy lanes and scenic rolling hills of Dorset, the pretty village of Cerne Abbas is overseen by the famous Cerne Giant, where locals believe there are many legends surrounding the giant and his mystic powers, as well as lovely Dorset village streets to discover.

Around eight miles away is the town of Dorchester, boasting both character and charm, here you can find Brewery Square, a modern complex sitting at the heart of the town, offering many shops, bars and eateries to choose from, with many of the restaurants giving off a Covent Garden feel with alfresco dining, perfect for watching the world go by.

Take a scenic car journey to the beautiful coast at Weymouth with its award-winning sandy beach and clear, shallow waters; backed by an attractive Georgian esplanade which is lined with tourist shops, cafés and bars, be sure to tuck into delicious fish and chips, enjoy a Dorset ice cream and get involved in traditional seaside attractions.

Mallards at Rivendell is an idyllic couples' retreat set in a superb location to enjoy a relaxed getaway in Dorset.

View on map

About the location


Dorchester 8 miles.

The pretty West Dorset village of Piddletrenthide can be found in the quaintly named Piddle Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, only 8 miles from Dorchester, situated off the main road on a private track. The village is surrounded by glorious countryside, with direct access to public footpaths abounding in superb walks. Interestingly the young Thomas Hardy, as an architect's assistant, worked on the parish church. A great base for touring, there is much to see and do within a short drive of this picturesque area, including the world-famous Cerne Abbas giant, where you can find the nearest shop for the essentials, whilst the bustling market town of Dorchester, with its array of interesting shops, pubs, restaurants and museums is well worth a visit. Within easy reach is the family friendly seaside resort of Weymouth and the Jurassic coast, and also dramatic Portland, venue for the 2012 Olympic sailing events. With Bournemouth and Poole only 40 minutes away, this is altogether a super holiday destination at any time of the year.

Note: There are 2/3 steps up to the bedroom and kitchen from the living area.
Note: Washing machine available upon arrangement with owner.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas