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Mallards at Rivendell

Piddletrenthide, Dorset, DT2 7QX (Ref. 1044878)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Review(s)

  • “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.

    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.

    - Mr Meldrum, September 2021

About 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 at your side.

The local area is perfect for those seeking an idyllic escape; the village of Piddletrenthide provides you with both a local store for picking up any last-minute amenities after a busy day of exploring.

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, there is also a village shop for all your day-to-day essentials.

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.


  • 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
  • A pet Owner herself the Owner will accept one well-behaved dog welcome at a cost of £21 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking inside the property
  • Shop 5 mins
  • Note: There are steps leading to kitchen and bedroom from living area.

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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, with excellent local pubs serving good food and real ales, and a village store. 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, only 2 miles away, whilst the bustling market town of Dorchester, with its array of interesting shops, 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.

Region Information

Note: There are 2/3 steps up to the bedroom and kitchen from the living area.
Note: Due to the patio area, please only babes in arms.
Note: Washing machine available upon arrangement with owner.
Note: Please no smoking inside the property.
Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the two local pubs in Piddletrenthide are currently closed, please check local guides for further information. There is a pub 2 miles away in the next village.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas