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
1 of 28 View Image Gallery
  • Dorset View - Dorset - 1111804 - photo 1

Dorset View

(Ref. 1111804)

Ibberton Hill near Ibberton, Dorset Show on map


  • 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
  • All reviews
  • views (19)
  • lovely (14)
  • property (11)
  • garden (10)
  • comfortable (8)
  • beautiful (8)

27 Customer Reviews

  • "An ideal spot, deep in the Dorset countryside, for a peaceful three day getaway with the dog over the firework weekend."

    It was so quiet, with stunning views over Blackmore Vale. Nice walks in the area, lovely enclosed garden and a good inn at Ibberton. Very good facilities, warm and spacious. It suited us just great! The cutlery, glassware and crockery was a bit limited and the frying pan handle was dangerously loose. These aspects need checking. The parking space could have been more clearly described before arrival. Also the path from the parking space to the front door, via the main house garden, was quite steep and slippery in the rain and therefore probably unsuitable for some people to negotiate. We were OK with it however as we are very nimble!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Nov 2023

  • "A lovely spot , wonderful views, warm comfortable cottage."

    Only downsides were no name in outside so difficult to find, some damp issues in shower room area making it smell unpleasant and the so called smart tv not working properly so watched some programmes on phone

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Oct 2023

  • "Accommodation clean and has everything you need with lovely views from the property with beautiful sunsets."

    Enclosed garden for our dogs. Thank you for letting us stay.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2023

  • "I had a wonderful restful week at Dorset View."

    Being on a hill, the views were gorgeous. My dog enjoyed the enclosed garden and adjoining field. The owner was welcoming but respected my privacy. A great spot for countryside walks and we particularly enjoyed the Trailways in the area.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property, wonderful views."

    Friendly and helpful owner/neighbour. If you want a quiet retreat this is your place.

    Reviewed by Kay4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property Yes path down is a little tricky especially in the rain, which ..."

    Lovely property Yes path down is a little tricky especially in the rain, which is what it was doing when we arrived but views and accommodation more than make up for it once you are in and its is a lot bigger than it looks

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very nice cottage but a bit far from everything for us."

    Lovely area.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely clean cottage with stunning views."

    We found the pillows on the bed too firm for us and would have loved a bigger Duvet as it barely fit the bed. The owner was very nice and gave permission to use the field for our dogs which they loved charging around in. The area is a good choice for many days out within the hour. Bulbarrow is stunning in the evening.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2023

  • "This holiday property ticks all the boxes ."

    So quiet with lovely views .Sunshine in the garden all day. And a field to walk the dogs . Love the layout . So spacious . Thank you Ann

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very clean,comfortable and well equipped property."

    Lovely safe garden for our dogs with added bonus of a field next door for us to use to exercise them. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants a relaxing time away from home. Beautiful views too.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "Just got back from the most relaxing week here."

    Followed what three words and found the cottage with no problems at all. Fully equipped home from home, spotlessly clean, comfortable bed, stunning views, quiet location and very dog friendly. Definitely need own transport. A beautiful cottage in a scenic location. Would highly recommend. Thank you for letting us stay.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2023

  • "Friendly and welcoming lady owner."

    Spacious, nicely decorated and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing time during our stay at Dorset View and found the accommodation had everything we needed."

    The accommodation was clean, comfortable, had a great enclosed garden for our dog and the views were amazing. Our evenings were spent in the garden listening to the wildlife whilst watching the most beautiful sunsets. The location is nice and quiet, but still close to plenty of activities for great days out.

    Reviewed by Sarah-jane5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful relaxing break, the property was well furnished, comfortable and clean."

    Couldn't ask for any thing more. Thank you

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2023

  • "My stay at Dorset View with my 2 dogs was fabulous."

    The peace and tranquillity of the setting, the cleanliness and comfort of the accommodation were all perfect for a relaxing reset break.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, warm and comfortable, enclosed garden for the dogs."

    Everything we needed. Beautiful views. Only thing we would change (being tall people) a larger bed would be good.

    Reviewed by Trudi5.0Apr 2023

  • "The only problem we found was the fact parking was on the verge outside the property and ther path down to the property as i advised th owner was not suitable for those with walking difficulties or over 80 as my wife an d i are with no hand rail an d very muddy."

    i suggesteg that she had the tree roots cut out and a hard surface put down with shallow steps.

    Thank you for your feedback. I did offer alternative parking through a gate on the other side of the property which was declined. The parking outside is off road and nearer the property. There is a warning on the gate about the uneven path . It was unfortunate March was a very wet month. It was nice meeting you and glad you liked the accommodation. Hope your house sale went through satisfactorily. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely warm, comfy and spacious cottage, perfect for myself, husband and our two labradors."

    Fantastic views even in the snow!! The field was well used by the dogs and they loved it. Little bit of a mystery tour initally to get there, our own fault, but then we used what3words (doubts.attending.doors) and bingo!! Would we go back??? Yep, in fact we have already booked for next year!!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2023

  • "A great little bolt hole in beautiful setting with great walks, pubs ."

    It’s the perfect place for a weekend away. We did not want for anything & the views are stunning.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a really lovely stay at dorset view, if you are looking for a relaxing time away with amazing views and with pubs near by that serve lovely food then this is the place to book."

    Dorest view has everything you need to make your stay stress free,We didn't want to go home.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Very comfortable annex, very clean, very well maintained."

    My wife & I & our dog had a quiet 4 days at christmas here, peace & quiet was what we wanted. Belive me, that is what we got. There was just one incident that made me jump when someone appeared outside the window talking on a mobile phone! But, bearing in mind this annex is attatched to the owners back garden which has a conservatory. But I would definatley recomend this dog friendly holiday

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Dec 2022

  • "It’s one of the best views we’ve ever seen."

    Very well equipped and homely. We’d have been happy to live in it for weeks.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property with stunning views."

    Sadly my stay coincided with lots of heavy rain so I wasn’t able to enjoy sitting out in the lovely garden and listening to the beautiful birdsong, which really struck me on arrival (it was sunny then!) because it’s so quiet and peaceful out there. But it was still a very peaceful and relaxing stay nonetheless. The power shower was wonderful! Spacious cubicle, the water was lovely and hot and the water pressure was superb (I’d wondered about that after reading that negative review and I can confirm that that person was talking absolute rot! In fact I wanted to take the shower home with me!). The pathway to the cottage did get quite muddy because of the rain so I did have to do a bit of tidying up after myself around the front doorway when I was loading up the car on departure, so sorry if I missed anything! (During my stay I just made sure I took my shoes off just inside the front door so I didn’t carry any mud into the property, but during a dry spell I’m sure the pathway wouldn’t be a problem). The TV worked perfectly well and the bed was very comfy, although I couldn’t find a WiFi password - but that didn’t matter as I just used data on my phone (and I had no problem getting service, which I thought I might with the cottage being so remote). All in all I’d definitely book again - hopefully when the weather’s better!

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Oct 2022

  • "Very nice property, great location facilities suited us to a "T"."

    Getting to the property was more luck than judgement had to ask for directions once nearer to Ibberton.

    Reviewed by Jim3.8Oct 2022

  • "Just had the most amazing week at Dorset View Annexe, located on ibberton hill, we found this property easy following what3words."

      So tranquil and the views are to die for. The annexe is a good size, nice size kitchen, washing machine, dryer and dishwasher if needed, a  comfortable bed and the sunset from the living room was amazing. We retreated to the garden in the afternoon for coffee and cake and just took in the views. We've never been so relaxed. The owners allowed us to walk our dog in the adjacent field which was appreciated in the late afternoon/evening if we didnt want a lengthy walk, we will most certainly be looking to book again. Thankyou, for an amazing chilled out week.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Awful experience!"

    It was like camping in the middle of woods with beetles, moths and spiders around! Boiler was running with a loud sound every 5 minutes. TV and wifi was not working! The postcode of the property was wrong. It was at least 12 miles away. No address details was provided. It took us 2 hours driving around the village to find the place with help of a campaign guide! All in all terrible experience!

    The description of the accommodation very clearly states that property is located in a rural countryside position and as such you must expect insects and other wildlife to be part of any country holiday stay. I appreciate that the postcode gets you to the village of Ibberton (which is less than 1 mile away, and not the 12 stated), but again the information provided did state the issues of just following satnav and not using the direction information provided. The full address was also given. The water pump issue could have been resolved very quickly if Mr Finn and his partner had actually turned the shower off and not left it running for three days and when we tried to go round and help resolve things Mr Finn and his partner decided not to open the door to us despite being in the property! We helped with bags on arrival, set them up on the internet and TV and provided materials to help with any rogue insects that may have appeared during their stay. So, to clarify 1) Read the description regarding the countryside/city location 2)Read the directions on the booking site 3)Turn running showers and taps off when you are not using them. After investing so much care and attention to detail to this brand new property, this has been a very distressing experience for me. The negative review posted by Mr Finn is full of untruth and if he had cared to read the Sykes site more carefully we would never have had the misfortune of meeting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian1.3Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely four night stay at Dorset View."

    Beautiful views, very peaceful. Our dog loved it. Ideal for keen walkers & cyclists. Transport needed . Well recommended Thank you

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

Show more Hide all


  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating in shower room and feature electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Dorset View is located next to the owners property
  • Please note: please call the office if booking with children as the owner would need to agree
  • Note: There is no wheelchair access

The property

Dorset View is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty with breath-taking views overlooking the Blackmore Vale - Thomas Hardy’s ‘Vale of a Thousand Dairies’.

It sits perched on a hill, 1 mile along the Wessex Ridgeway Trail from the top of Bulbarrow.

Surrounded by an abundance of nature-filled footpaths and bridleways, it is an idyllic countryside setting.

Half a mile below you will find the pretty village of Ibberton, which has a pub with the same name.

A well-presented single-storey dwelling featuring a welcoming sitting room, a well-equipped kitchen/diner, and a private patio and garden, the property invites two guests and two well-behaved dogs, ideal for a romantic break away or country retreat.

Make use of the spacious kitchen/diner to prepare and savour your meals, before retiring to the sitting room, featuring a beamed ceiling, plush sofas, a Smart TV and the most spectacular, far-reaching view.

French doors lead you outside to the patio area with BBQ and your own private secluded garden.

As sleep calls, refresh in the sleek shower room, before retreating to the well-presented double bedroom with homely interiors.

If you can tear yourself away from Dorset View, the delightful village of Okeford Fitzpaine is 2.5 miles away with its pub, the Royal Oak, village stores and post office.

A couple of miles further on you will find the village of Shillingstone, take advantage of a range of amenities, including the supermarket, petrol station and The Old Ox Inn.

It was once on the Somerset and Dorset railway line and the village is proud of its beautifully restored station.

Take a stroll around enchanted Fiddleford Manor.

Bring your own bikes to enjoy the off-road network of bridleways right from your doorstep or opt for a thrill-seeking mountain bike experience at Okeford Hill Bike Park.

Head South to the picturesque village of Milton Abbas, with its line of thatched cottages, often featured in Dorset calendars and postcards.

Reachable by car, the market town of Sturminster Newton has a variety of shops and the Museum is a recommended attraction for budding historians, covering Dorset's heritage.

You'll also have the chance to tour Sturminster Newton Mill, set upon River Stour.

Travelling into the bustling Georgian town of Blandford Forum you will find a large variety of shops and eateries.

It is the home of the famous family-owned Badger Brewery, dating back to 1777, which offers tours, a shop and refreshments.

Blandford is also home to the Royal Signals and their regimental museum.

The more adventurous can arrange a day at Gorcombe Extreme Sports, offering quad biking, paintballing and clay shooting experiences.

Further afield visit the charming honey-coloured town of Sherborne with its Abbey, two castles and gardens.

Another ancient town is Shaftesbury and its famous cobbled Gold Hill which featured in the 1973 Ridley Scott “Hovis” bread advert.

The historic county town of Dorchester is also about 30 minutes drive away.

The scenic Dorset Jurassic Coast is also easily accessible by car.

Enjoy an unforgettable stay in wonderful Dorset by booking Dorset View.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

View on map

About the location


Sturminster Newton 5 miles; Blandford Forum 9 miles.

The attractive little village of Ibberton, nestling beneath the ridge of Bulbarrow Hill, is located within the Blackmore Vale, a short drive from Blandford Forum in glorious North Dorset. The surrounding countryside, celebrated by Thomas Hardy, who wrote 'Return of The Native' in nearby Sturminster Newton, is now a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with superb scenic walks and a haven for wildlife. There is plenty to see and do within an easy drive, including Stourhead House and Gardens, the fabulous abbey and castles at Sherborne, the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury, as well as the bustling market town of Dorchester. Just a little further afield, the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury, and the popular seaside resorts of Bournemouth and Weymouth provide great days out. A super, peaceful holiday base from which to explore this lovely part of the country at any time of the year.

Note: There is no wheelchair access.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas