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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Comfortable, clean and well-appointed cottage set in beautiful rural Dorset with lots of walks suitable for dogs lose by."

    Reviewed by Nigel4.4Apr 2024

  • "A delightful cottage well appointed,ideal for touring Dorset ."

    Dog friendly garden.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is our second visit to this lovely cottage."

    You feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. Comfortable with everything you might need. Our dog loves lying in the garden in the sun. Great for a relaxing break and central to places of interest. We will definately be back.

    Reviewed by Linsey5.0Oct 2023

  • "Pippins is compact and comfortable, with everything we needed for our stay (two adults and a dog)."

    Although it's close to the railway and main road, we heard nothing from the former and only distant traffic from the latter. Being close to Dorchester, the location works well for most of Dorset. There's an interesting Emporium only a mile or two south on the A37 for those who like browsing vintage and antique items. Thanks to our hosts for the Sicilian lemonade and Moores Dorset Ginger Biscuits.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our second time staying here."

    We find it very clean and comfortable. It’s a really good location for exploring. Although there is a train at the back of property, there is no noise from it. We would like to stay again!

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and beautifully decorated."

    Everything is provided to make your holiday a nice relaxing break. Nice comfy beds.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Pippins, great location ."

    ....Lovely cottage, everything you could need. Very clean, comfortable and cosy. Biscuits, orange drink and card left on table was a nice welcoming touch. Our two dogs enjoyed the enclosed garden. Would definitely recommend. Dorset is beautiful county Lesley and Alan Yates

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Sep 2023

  • "Cottage was comfy and as described."

    Plumbing was a bit temperamental but it worked. Facilities good and clean. Railway line hardly noticeable. Parking tight for our Skoda estate car, it wouldn't fit anything larger. We were disappointed that there were no nearby public footpaths except one which was inaccessible due to cattle. Lots of great dog walks a car ride away though. A good spot for exploring central Dorset, a little bit too far from the coast if that's your thing.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Aug 2023

  • "This is a very well equipped property that is comfortable and cosy."

    The garden is nice to sit out in and my dog loved it. if you are looking for a peaceful break then it is ideal. I suggest you source where the closest shop/convenience store is for top ups. You hardly hear the trains although there is some noise from the A37. We will definitely be looking to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Linsey5.0Aug 2023

  • "The perfect county cottage, with everything you would need and more."

    Loved all of the small touches. The garden is beautiful and safe. Cannot recommend this enough. Train! What train? Never heard it. Very clean. New decor - do update the pics as it is better than the ones listed. WIFI WIFI very good. If you want a quiet well kept and homely stay that is ideally situated to visit a lot of the sites, this is the perfect place.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very comfortable, clean and had everything we needed."

    Location is nice and central for exploring. Lovely garden. Train at bottom of garden but you don’t really notice it, as only about every half hour and not loud. Furnishings and carpet seemed brand new. A most enjoyable stay!

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Pippins 17-24th June."

    The cottage is lovely, it had everything we needed and the garden is absolutely beautiful. Can recommend the bakery in Evershot for fresh rolls for breakfast bacon sarnies. I echo a previous reviewer who recommended updating the photos on the website as the cottage has had a really lovely makeover. Our dogs absolutely loved a daily walk at Lankham Bottom (about a 6 min drive down the A37 towards Dorchester). We’d love to stay again - thank you :)

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Jun 2023

  • "Very good stay."

    Nice property and area. Lovely enclosed garden which our 2 goldies enjoyed exploring.

    Reviewed by Charles4.1Jun 2023

  • "Had a wonderful week."

    The cottage was lovely and homely. Very quiet and enjoyed sitting in the garden. Beautifully clean. Looking forward to staying there again. Website pictures doesn't do it justice.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2023

  • "Certainly could do with some better knives, they were blunt and spun round when trying to use because of round handle."

    Cutting/chopping board would help. Washing up sponge and cloth could do with being better quality. Property clean and tidy and nicely decorated. I have always got this thing about low back seating, I prefer high back for comfort.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4May 2023

  • "Nice cottage has new furniture in room"

    Reviewed by Marie5.0May 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed here."

    It is a comfortable and cosy house. Ideally suited for a couple with one child. It is in a quiet setting, and ideally suited if you want to travel around.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage."

    Photos on Sykes do not do it justice. You have obviously made improvements, with new furnishings, curtains etc. Great location for exploring Dorset. Had everything we needed. Never heard the train! Had a lovely cream/cheese scone lunch in Caerne Abbas and great evening meal at The Giant Inn. Great atmosphere, a true local, not many left. Lyme Regis and Weymouth always worth a visit, as is Brownscombe - Had a lovely meal at The Sea Shanty.

    Thank you for your kind words.We were so glad that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, Very cosy."

    We went in the August heatwave and the cottage was nice and cool. Very well presented and nice and quiet area. Don't worry about the train line behind the cottage as we couldn't hear it. Lovely big garden. Comfy beds. Highly recommended. 20 miles from Weymouth but it doesn't take long to travel there as the main roads are direct and easy to navigate

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Property is not called Pippins."

    It is 2 Bridge Cottages which is totally confusing on arrival. Please put a sign up saying 'Pippins'. Nor is it the third cottage. It is the second. Other than those comments it was a very comfortable stay in a very well equipped cottage.

    Reviewed by Frederick4.4Jul 2022

  • "Had problem finding washing up bits, so contacted the owner who helped: the bits were behind a door which looked fixed but was in fact hinged."

    The train noise was not a problem but the traffic on the A37 could be heard if the windows were opened. There are no short walks nearby so a minimum of about 4 miles for a loop.

    Reviewed by Dennis4.1Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage."

    It was far enough away to feel like you were in the middle of nowhere but so easy to get on to the main road to explore the local area. The cottage itself was super cute and quaint, the facilities were everything that was needed with great Wi-Fi.

    Reviewed by Elyse5.0Apr 2022



    Reviewed by Brian4.1Oct 2021

  • "We totally enjoyed our stay at Pippins, it's a lovely cottage with charm and character, situated in a beautiful location within driving distance to Towns and attractions and the number of beaches."

    The rear garden was ideal for dogs, enclosed with a long grassed area and beautifully landscaped with a suntrap patio area. The cottage was clean and comfortable and from our experience offered great wi-fi coverage and the facilities to make our stay extremely enjoyable. We will definitely be returning in the future!!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2021

  • "Need to update some info as there was a microwave which meant I brought different food."

    Also some new good sized mugs would be nice, I ended up using Costa coffee cups. The 4 mugs supplied were not good. Cottage was ideal for my trips out.

    Reviewed by June3.4Aug 2021

  • "The cottage does not have wifi, which was a nuisance as I had wanted to use it to find details of places to visit, etc and to receive emails."

    It was not the ideal house for two ladies in their eighties, mostly because of the rather awkward stairs but otherwise it was great. We particularly enjoyed the garden which was quiet and secluded.

    Reviewed by M4.1Jun 2021

  • "Really clean and neat little cottage, beds really comfortable… very peaceful location , would recommend ."

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7May 2021

  • "Would have been good to have WiFi and a dishwasher would have been useful."

    The fences in the garden were a bit low our labs could have jumped over them. Most of the facilities were very good for such a small cottage. Not too good if the weather is bad as there weren’t many books or games and the tv channels were limited. Cosy lounge we found the heating to be good and the bed comfortable. Parking was a bit cramped but ok. Enjoyed the break .

    Reviewed by Heather4.1May 2021

  • "Lovely stay at Pippins."

    Arrived to a lovely clean cosy cottage in beautiful countryside. Lovely comfortable beds which is always a bonus. Lovely and quiet to sleep too. Many thanks for a lovely stay. Easy to book on the website.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2021

  • "We won’t be going back."

    It was poorly appointed, ancient TV, shower was a joke, kitchen tatty, poor lighting. Steps down to property too narrow for ordinary use. No WiFi isn’t acceptable either.

    Reviewed by Jacey2.2May 2021

  • "Really enjoyed the cottage, nice and clean."

    The only drawback would be no wifi, other than that a thumbs up from us!

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Apr 2021

  • "We stayed at Pippins cottage it was very clean and comfortable the only thing was we had problem with the heaters in the bedrooms they kept switching off so we used the fan heater."

    The shower also did not run hot. Overall that cottage was brilliant and we had a very enjoyable holiday

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Oct 2020

  • "Evrything we could have needed was supplied."

    However it would have been advisable to state the front doot is a yale lock and to empasise the need to leave a key in the keysafe before aerriving as we were locked out . fortunately key was avilable with a neighbour

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage ina very quiet place ,nice big garden for the dogs and ..."

    Lovely little cottage ina very quiet place ,nice big garden for the dogs and easy to get to places like Weymouth and Yeovil

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Sep 2020

  • "Little bit of a fun house effect with uneven floor upstairs but once used to it, you won’t notice it!"

    .... lovely clean cottage with charming garden for outdoor living too!... parking can be tricky with cars on opposite side of lane but only if you want to reverse in!... highly recommended as a central place to stay and clean, charming and quiet!, perfect!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean."

    The only thing which would have been nice was wi fi

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    Nice touch was the welcome pack of juice and biscuits. Only downside was fridge was under the stairs and there was no light in there so had to use the torch provided to find anything as it was so dark, the other was there was absolutely no where in the bathroom to put toiletries, we had to put things into the bath. Otherwise perfect . Would definitely go there again and use Sykes

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2019

  • "Appreciate that the cottage is an old property but when you have to empty a dehumidifier twice a day and the place smells damp and the sofa in the lounge feels damp and smells of wet dog, it's not what you really want."

    Shower in bathroom was impossible to use as you basically had to climb over the toilet to enter! Just as well there was a bath. The location was good and there was no disturbance from the trains passing at all. Would not book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Suzanne2.5Aug 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Pippins ."

    We found the cottage delightful , charming and very comfortable . We particularly enjoyed the garden which is south facing , lovely and peaceful in a very quiet area. We had a great view of the lunar eclipse ! We would recommend if you like peace and quiet . We would book again if in this area.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation ."

    Though could do with new plates and bowels as present ones chipped. Need new baking tray as well

    Reviewed by Kevin3.4May 2019

  • "The cottage was very quaint and in a quiet area."

    Had everything we needed. Was very central to all amenities and places of interest.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage is ideally situated, just a short drive to beaches and other attractions"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was warm and comfortable and everything you needed was prrovided."

    We were lucky to have dry days whilst at our holiday cottage and was able to sit in the garden a lot ,I really enjoyed listening to all the birdsong ,which was beautiful .The flavoured water and ginger biscuits were a nice touch also .Would definatly stay there again in the future

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Apr 2019

  • "My husband and I have just spent 4nights at pippin's."

    Thank you for lovely greetings card and gift it was very thoughtful.We have had a lovely time Peaceful, Great weather,Lovely cottage in fact everything we needed,Diego the dog loved it to!!Thank you x

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2019

  • "We could not fault this property in anyway."

    So much attention to detail had been given following the cottage theme to make it feel really cosy and welcoming - Stayed June 2018

    Mr CurtisJun 2018

  • "Tastefully furnished, homely and peaceful."

    Stayed December 2016

    Mrs Geraldine PitteringtonDec 2016

  • "Had a wonderful time."

    The location was good the cottage justwhat I had imagined. Thank you for the warm welcome

    Ms Wencke SockolowskyAug 2014

  • "Had a very comfortable stay at Pippins , good that pets are allowed."

    Whole experience very good

    Mr LaskeyJul 2014

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room wood-burning effect electric stove.
  • Electric heating, wood-burning effect electric stove
  • Oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat and Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note:The village of Evershot is approximately 1.3 Miles

The property

Pippins has been carefully decorated to enhance the character features of the cottage.

The property has a cosy sitting and dining room for you to sit and unwind and two comfortable bedrooms continue the theme of the cottage upstairs which are accessed via cottage style stairs.

The generous beautiful garden is the perfect quiet space to sit and unwind with views across some of Dorset's stunning rural landscapes.

Pippins is perfectly located for country walks and whether you are a birder or twitcher it is idea for bird watching.

The surrounding villages have a beauty of their own and you can imagine why Thomas Hardy was inspired to write such wonderful literature from this part of the County.

Yeovil, Sherborne or Dorchester are all within a 10-mile drive, they all have many places of historical interest to visit as well as an abundance of shops.

A visit to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton is a great day out for adults and children.

Street which is famous for its outlet village selling cut price designer clothes and shoes is a relatively short car journey from the cottage.

Weymouth with its famous golden sands lies approximately 18 miles from Pippins.

This romantic rural cottage in Holywell is ideally placed for walking and enjoying the fresh air during your holiday.

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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!

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Note: Pippins is located within close proximity of a railway line so you can occasionally hear passing trains.

The property has cottage style stairs which are steeper than normal.

The parking area to the front is elevated and there are steps down to the front door.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas