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Sunny Croft

Broadmayne near Dorchester, Dorset (Ref. 977681)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Great holiday ."

    .. our third visit to this property, so we obviously rate it very highly! In due course, the separate toilet (with no hand-basin) should be incorporated into the large shower room.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "We throughly enjoyed our stay at Sunny Croft, you couldn’t fault the ..."

    We throughly enjoyed our stay at Sunny Croft, you couldn’t fault the facilities, the kitchen had everything you needed , plenty of pots , pans, glasses, cups, dishes , bowls, nothing had been overlooked, very clean and comfortable, spent many evenings in the hot tub, we had a fantastic sunny

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2022

  • "Well suited for our needs."

    Our dog liked it .Everything you need was their ,hottub was brilliant. Thank you

    Reviewed by AdrianMar 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, absolutely loved out stay."

    Reviewed by HughJan 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean and warm."

    The kitchen was well supplied with utensils, pans etc. Our daughters loved the hot tub. There were good walks in the immediate neighbourhood for our dogs, and we could shut them in the dining room at night and when we went out so that we didn't have to worry about them getting on a sofa whilst we were out! Since we were in the cottage between Christmas and New Year we very much appreciated the Christmas tree in the sitting room and the chocolates! We would visit again.

    Reviewed by AliceDec 2021

  • "Lovely stay and bungalow, nice touch with the welcome pack."

    Only one jet worked on the hot tub and no lights, also one burner on the cooker didn’t work and couldn’t use the toaster as tripped the electric, had a lot of cobwebs and had to clean the leaves out of the outside drain to allow the shower to drain. There was a hoover brochure in information pack but no hoover could be found. But overall it was really homely and had a lovely stay in a great position and beautiful location, would come again .

    Reviewed by IanNov 2021

  • "Our second visit to Sunny Croft."

    Very welcoming, clean and warm on arrival. Much appreciated the welcome pack as well. Great location for local walks as well as venturing further afield. Hope we can visit again.

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2021

  • "This is the second time we have visited sunny Croft , everything was just as we expected."

    Clean and tidy, floors where still wet when we arrived . The jets in hot tub had stopped working, rung Racheal ,(owner) who got the engineer out to fix it, could not have been more helpful . Would advise to try the black dog pub about five mins walk from bungalow, meal and service outstanding .if you don’t fancy cooking .

    Reviewed by SuzanneSep 2021

  • "Sunny Croft is the perfect property to stay in if you are looking for a holiday down in Dorset."

    It's location is perfect for visiting all the beaches and sites in the area. The property itself is well kept, clean and has all the facilities you should need. The hot tub was also amazing to use in the evenings. I would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by EllaSep 2021

  • "Lovely welcome pack with milk, great to be able to have a cup of tea on arrival after a long drive"

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2021

  • "Sometimes things go wrong and its no-one's fault."

    The real test is how the problem is dealt with. We had a fault with the hot tub and Rachel, the owner, pulled out all the stops to get an engineer on site and get it fixed quickly, as well as giving us a refund for when we couldn't use it. Outstanding service from the owner.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "Very responsive to messages."

    Super helpful in taking deliveries in before we arrived. Extremely nice to have posted some things back that were left behind at no extra cost. Overall very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by VinayApr 2021

  • "The bungalow was lovely, comfy bed, nicely decorated and enjoyed the hot tub."

    Lots to see and do for adults children and dogs. Would definitely book again, thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting, very peaceful."

    The hot tub was lovely in the evenings. The cottage had everything we needed, very well equipped.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2020

  • "Hired bungalow due to closeness to Monkey world, Had everything we needed."

    It’s like a home away from home, great surprise from the welcome pack. Would use again . If we was down that way again .

    Reviewed by SuzanneSep 2020

  • "An absolute gem!"

    We enjoyed are time soo much at this charming cottage, just outside Dorchester. Hot tub was warm and entertaining for both nights! Very clean, and the hamper left was both thoughtful and appreciated! We hope to come back to Sunny Croft

    Reviewed by StacyAug 2020

  • "We had a fabulous week and thought the photos did not do the house justice."

    Hot tub was great and a thoughtful welcome basket was waiting on arrival.

    Reviewed by SaraAug 2020

  • "Overall the bungalow was ok but it does need a good clean the standard of cleaning was poor and we spent our first hour wiping things down ."

    The hot tub was nice but not working properly ie the jets were not working as they should also as far as we know it wasn’t checked for chlorine levels during our stay . The shower was very temperamental running hot

    Reviewed by BrianNov 2019

  • "The cottage is in a great location with loads of places to go all within a short distance."

    The hot tub is great for the kids. The local shop & pub are also very handy. Overall highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2019

  • "Sunny Croft, sunny by name, sunny by nature!"

    Enjoyed the wine and chocolates provided in the hot tub. Saw beautiful sun rises and views of deer over the back field.

    Reviewed by JanitaOct 2019

  • "Sunny Croft is in a great location for exploring Dorset, only 15 minutes from Lulworth Cove."

    The rooms were large, although there was a lack of a towel rail or toiletry shelf in the bathroom. It would have been helpful if the washing machine had been a dryer, too. Our main concern was that that the hot tub was leaking and had lost enough water to expose the heating element by Wednesday. On contacting the owner we were informed that she was aware of the leak and instructed us just to keep the tub topped up. I feel it is not really acceptable to advertise a property with a known fault in a facility.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2019

  • "Fantastic break, just what we needed."

    Good local transportation, so didn't have to drive into Weymouth ,therefore could have an alcoholic drink..lovely quiet ,surrounded by the countryside

    Reviewed by CaroleAug 2019

  • "Sunny croft was a great base in order to explore the area ."

    The house is beautiful and comfortable and the garden was a lovely place to relax after a day exploring. My little furry friend especially loved the garden though there were some areas where she could of escaped so garden not fully secure though we were with her when she was outside anyway . Whilst using the amenities of sunny croft we found that the kettle was full of limescale so probably could of done with a descale . Had to boil a pan of water to make a brew . Also the little fridge freezer kept on freezing all our food so had to throw out food stuff so had to buy food on a daily basis for our meals so could probably do with an upgrade there . Also my main concern was that my dog and us kept getting bitten whilst there . I also found a flea in my brew . We were fine before we got there as I spray my own house and treat my dog accordingly and have no problems at home . So this definitely needs addressing . Probably due to having different dogs coming and going . So I'm now having to wash everything I took down there and re spray my own house just in case I brought them home with us .

    Reviewed by CharlotteJul 2019

  • "Excellent location as a base to explore the Jurrasic coastline, cottage is in a beautiful village with lots of walks literally right outside the property."

    Local pub serves great food and Dorchester is only ten minutes away....perfect!

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2019

  • "Accuracy of listing - garden wasn't entirely dog friendly as the chicken wire attached to the bottom of the main gate was fixed only along its top and side edges - the bottom of the wire could be pushed through, as our dog tried to do."

    Had to place a piece of wood along the bottom of the gate to block this off for the duration of our visit. Cleanliness - generally ok but some utensils had food residue on them and there was a noticeable amount of black dog [?] hair under the main double bed [hoovered up by us on departure] Facilities - real problems with the hot water throughout the week. The boiler rarely fired up for that [although the central heating was ok] and getting hot water from the taps was a bit of a lottery. Showering was very difficult [as noted by a guest in 2018 per the visitors' book]. Pressure to the system was ok so suggests the boiler needs a service? The double bed could do with a tightening up! On a general note we were surprised there was no food waste recycling facility and no guidance on recycling generally [we had to look up on the Dorset Council website what the local recycling arrangements were]. Other than that we had a very enjoyable stay. Loved the hot tub!

    Reviewed by MalcolmMar 2019

  • "We rented this wonderful cottage for family from France, who were visiting for our wedding."

    On arrival, the house was immaculate and the vendor had left welcome gifts, which were gratefully appreciated - thank you. A wonderful rental and we shall certainly use it again.

    Reviewed by EmmaFeb 2019

  • "Lovely warm cottage during a snowy freezing week."

    Hot tub was a treat even with the freezing temperatures. The garden was so peaceful with views over farmland and we even had several gorgeous sunrises.

    Reviewed by HazelJan 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Sunny Croft."

    The cottage was clean and warm and very welcoming on our arrival …. milk, wine, decorations, Christmas tree, crackers, biscuits, chocolates, decorations etc were a lovely surprise. We were out every day exploring the local area, which was new to us, and the cottage was a lovely place to come back to at the end of each day.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2018

  • "We stayed at Sunny Croft for Christmas and was pleased to find it decorated with Christmas tree, lights and other ornaments."

    The welcome pack was a lovely surprise and had festive treats such as mince pies and bubbly, plus something for Molly, our Border Terrier. Thank you, a very nice touch. The bungalow is very well equipped, we had everything we needed to cook our Christmas dinner and beyond. It's warm, clean and comfortable and made an excellent base to spend Christmas week. We didn't venture far afield, spending the week relaxing and watching TV although we did get out and about locally enjoying the various footpath and bridleway walks in and around Broadmayne. Sunny Croft is one of our top ten places we've visited and can recommend it. Broadmayne has a well stocked and busy shop as well as an excellent pub that serves wonderful ales. We also recommend eating there at least once, the food and service is quite exceptional.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2018

  • "Enjoyed our week break and found the hot tub to be a very relaxing feature."

    The location of the bungalow was excellent for day trips to Dorset sightseeing attractions. The holiday was very good value for money.

    Reviewed by StevenNov 2018

  • "The cottage is set in a lovely peaceful village."

    The cottage has everything you need for your stay. Hot tub was perfect. Overall we had a lovely mini moon with our 1 year old daughter. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by StuartNov 2018

  • "Best bits. The garden and the hot tub."

    The garden was really secure for our dog. The house is ok but it’s showing signs of age, it had been cleaned well and the garden had even been cut on arrival. I wouldn’t stay there again however as it’s just needing a refurb.

    Reviewed by GlynOct 2018

  • "A fantastic cosy, comfortable and well equipped bungalow and contrary to a previous review was spotlessly clean when we arrived."

    Even had some lovely little goodies such as bread, biscuits and a bottle of ale waiting for us! We had a wonderful week in this lovely part of the country, lots to see and do and our pooch had an amazing time too. Will definitely be booking with Sykes again, highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RachaelOct 2018

  • "Set in a wonderful location and the garden was lovely."

    It was good to know we could relax knowing our dog was safe to run free. The hot tub and garden made this property. A few days into our stay we had concern regarding the colour of water in the hot tub, we contacted the owner and she came immediately to resolve. Inside the property, well this was disappointing. On arrival all the windows had been opened, it soon became apparent why, the fusty smell was awful. Despite having the windows open daily the smell never went. The first thing we did when we arrived was clean... cobwebs high and low and more spiders than I care to remember. Overall the property needs some modernisation and at the very least a properly fitted loft hatch, and boarding to seal the internal cupboard and fireplace in the dining room.

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2018

  • "Lovley location not far from the coast in between Weymouth and Dorchester hot ..."

    Lovley location not far from the coast in between Weymouth and Dorchester hot tub a added bonus would recommend to friends and we would book again

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2018

  • "The bungalow and garden are both spacious and tranquil, in a lovely village."

    The hot tub was most welcome. Although the garden chairs and table were good it would have been better to have some loungers for relaxing in the garden.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with double shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Utility.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample Off road parking for 2 cars on drive
  • Contact history
  • Large garden, patio with furniture and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 0.2 miles
  • Note: Please be aware that your dog must be supervised outside at all times
  • Note: From Spring 2021 potential building works taking place on neighbouring properties

The property

This charming 1930's bungalow is situated in the village of Broadmayne, just two miles from the county town of Dorchester.

Surrounded by the glorious Dorset countryside while boasting easy access to towns and amenities, this lovely property is ideal for exploring this beautiful area with the family.

Enter the bungalow through a utility room, which leads you to a bright kitchen.

To the left of the kitchen is a breakfast/dining room.

Continue on to find a beautifully decorated sitting room with cosy sofa and arm chair, perfect for putting your feet up after a fun-filled day at the beach.

The family bathroom is next to this, offering a spacious double shower.

Back along the hallway are the two beautifully decorated bedrooms, one twin room with two comfortable single beds and a double room boasting a luxurious king-size bed and large front-facing windows overlooking the garden.

Outside you have access to a third of an acre garden, which wraps round the house offering a lawn, BBQ and patio with seating area and a hot tub with views extending out over acres of beautiful countryside.

The property also benefits from ample Off road parking for 2 cars on drive.

Contact history .

The village of Broadmayne is a lovely destination for anyone looking to explore the Dorset countryside and Jurassic Coast.

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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!

Region Information

From Spring 2021 Potential building works taking place on neighbouring properties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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