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Minster Cottage

Wimborne Minster, Dorset (Ref. 1068492)


(14 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at minster cottage, everything we needed was there to cook meals, lovely and clean and comfortable."

    It would be nice to have a radio. would love to come again.

    Reviewed by PamelaJun 2022

  • "We spent a lovely comfortable week at Minster Cottage for a much awaited visit from France to see friends and family after the pandemic."

    Mary and Michael were very friendly and helpful and Wimborne is still as beautiful as it was when I was growing up there.

    Reviewed by PaulaJun 2022

  • "This is a nice house, beautiful garden, handy off street parking and a great location."

    However, it is lacking in some basics: only 7 pillows for 5 people, 2 bedside lamps for 5 people, no where to hang 5 large wet bath towels and no extra blankets for the beds should it be chilly. The description is full of lies. The bathrooms are tired, there is not a walk in shower and we could not find any ‘character’ in the main bedroom. The kitchen is ‘well equipped’ for tea and toast. The kettle is full of limescale, the crockery is of poor quality and out of the 6 dinner plates, 2 were cracked right across along with a bowl so unusable. That left 4 plates for 5 people. The cutlery is a mixture of 1970’s and the cheapest possible. The rest of the ‘equipment’ is basic. Cheap sharp knives falling out of handles, limited oven trays & 1 dish safe for the oven and only 2 shelves. No oven gloves yet the saucepans have a warning about hot handles and no mats to put hot pans or oven trays on. The microwave is new but tiny. There are no options for making coffee. More worryingly, the oven has an electrical fault. It cuts in out whilst in use (and yes we were using it correctly with the timer function) turning the display panel blank. It also cuts in and out when not in use, making a loud buzzing noise. We have stayed in Sykes properties before so happily booked this house assuming the description was accurate. We paid a premium for this property over half term which was not as described and we feel very let down by Sykes.

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2022

  • "This property is in a great location but that’s about it !"

    Cottage is very basic and needs a good upgrade for what Sykes are charging. The shower is a small cubicle not a walk in shower as described on the web site the door was hanging loose and shower head hardly works .It was cold as the radiator didn’t work properly. The Kitchen was basic and there was no instructions for the oven or microwave ! The lounge has a basic small TV no smart facilities or DVD player The main bedroom has the boiler in the wardrobe which is noisy when it comes on at 5 AM. Be aware the neighbour has right of way through the garden which would have been nice to known beforehand. Personally I did not find the cottage as clean as expected . Departure time of 9am is a bit early especially when you have to leave in the rush hour onto a busy road on a bend. 10 am would be more reasonable.

    Thankyou for these comment, which have been taken on board. Spare pillows & blankets can be found in the airing cupboard. Kitchen accessories & utensils are checked every month and are replaced as necessary. The new cooker has arrived from Germany and has been installed. All other items are covered by our on-going replacement program. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LornaApr 2022

  • "Great cottage in a fantastic location."

    Lovely welcome pack which was much appreciated. Really comfortable beds and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We will definitely be booking again

    We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was in a fantastic location, and appointed with everything you could wish for."

    It was clean, spacious, comfortable and cosy. The off street parking was so useful and the garden a real bonus. We will definitely return.

    We are so happy you have enjoyed your stay and look forward to next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SophieDec 2021

  • "A lovely cottage, thank you so much for the goodies and Christmas decs, a super touch."

    Very clean, comfy beds and gorgeous linen!! Loved hearing the bells of the Minster and being so close to the town. Easy parking but slightly scary pulling into the one way system!! Hope to be back.

    Thanks so much for your kind comments. Hope you will stay with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TraceyDec 2021

  • "Positives..."

    location great for Wimborne. Wimborne beautiful place and many great shops and friendly staff. Cottage was clean and tidy and a good base for our stay . Negatives...cottage very basic and needs an upgrade for the price charged. Only one shower and this hardly works and is in a cold extension by the back door with a poorly functioning radiator. The main bedroom has a boiler in which is noisy and the other two bedrooms are really only for children and were not suitable for a group of four adults. Very basic TV with no smart facilities or instructions for central heating and took a phone call to get working, likewise no instructions for the oven and the toaster only half worked. Two sets of stairs very steep and the first set definitely needs to be carpeted. Basic upgrades would make this more comfortable... overpriced and basic which was a great shame for location.

    The heating engineer called today and can find no issue with the central heating system or the radiator or the toaster. The shower was checked. The facilities are simple and this is reflected in the price. The owners do not set the prices and you could always take this up with Sykes. We are happy to accept whatever they say. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanDec 2021

  • "16th - 24th November 2021 A lovely cosy cottage, very clean & welcoming."

    It’s an ideal location to visit surroundings towns and beaches. Wimborne itself has lovely shops, pubs and restaurants.which are all in walking distance . We plan to stay again next year. Sharon, Christian, Janice & Bobbie

    Mary and I are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonNov 2021

  • "Very clean and tidy, helpful next door neighbour."

    Stairs are very steep and hand rail a bit wobbly, also they are painted and slippery with socks on, need to be made aware of this perhaps in description.

    Thank you for your helpful feedback. The hand rail is now fully tightened. When the stairs are next painted we will use anti-slip paint. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2021

  • "Five minutes walk from Wimborne restaurants and Pubs and having private car parking just outside back door - couldn't be more convenient."

    Really pleased you both enjoyed your stay. We were thrilled to be given 100% feedback! Thanks to previous guests who took the time to give very helpful feedback. Thank you all! Property Owner

    Reviewed by DenisSep 2021

  • "The accommodation is in a fabulous location, close to all amenities, great bars, cafes and places to eat too."

    With the wonderful weather we had, a rear garden was also a very welcome addition. Whilst the cottage was clean, some of the facilities in the kitchen were sadly lacking. The hob and oven never worked properly, limited cookware and utensils made cooking even simple meals a challenge, plus a chopping board with bits of it coming off onto food. As the accommodation slept 5, the lack of a vacuum was also a surprise. It was clear with the location how popular the cottage was, but those other touches would have made the stay even more enjoyable.

    Thank you for your feedback in regards to your stay at Minster Cottage. We can confirm that we have now added a vacuum cleaner and new cooking utensils, along with a towel stand and had the oven and hob serviced. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and lovely area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatrickSep 2021

  • "The house is in a lovely town and it’s close to everything so scores highly for location."

    Unfortunately the house itself needs some serious updating, particularly downstairs. For a family of 5 it lacked lots of basic essentials that I’d expect in a 3 bedroom holiday house - DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, Hoover. The kitchen and fridge were tiny with the bare minimum in terms of cutlery and pans etc. Not particularly child friendly with hanging blind cords and uncarpeted stairs. The toaster is still only half working and the oven is difficult to use.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We have taken your points on board. A new toaster will also be provided at the property. Once again, thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2021

  • "Cottage was very central within easy walking distance of shops, pubs and nicely located for walking the dog around Pamphill, the River Stour and Canon Hill woods."

    The smashing garden is full of flowers and has a friendly neighbour. The cottage is close to a fairly busy road but that didn't really bother us. Wifi was very unstable, but I changed the filter and it improved but still wasn't absolutely perfect. The cottage needs some essential facilities such as a washing machine, working oven, hoover and working toaster. The hob is very hard to control the temperature.

    Thank you for your helpful feedback. All of your points have been taken on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x queen-size, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with summerhouse, lawn, decking and patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome - £25 supplement per pet
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 200 metres away

The property

Situated in the heart of the lively market town of Wimborne, Dorset lies Minster Cottage, an attractive three-bedroom end-terrace cottage perfect for a family or group of friends.

The property is conveniently located within easy reach of nearby seaside towns, historic villages and in walking distance from the gracious Wimborne Minster, making it the ideal base for exploring this lovely area of Dorset.

Minster Cottage was an original Victorian cottage...

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About the location


Corfe Mullen 3.6 miles; Cranborne Chase AONB 1.5 miles.

Wimborne Minster is a beautiful market town is steeped in history and at the heart sits the gracious Minster church. The pretty streets and courtyards offer a variety of shops and cafes where you can explore and relax. There are two rivers that run through the town offering riverside walk or cycle routes. And when you have explored the town branch out into the beautiful Dorset Countryside. Moors valley country park offers a great day out for all the family and allows you to explore the Dorset countryside. Kingston Lacey offers the chance to explore a country house and estate, and dates back to the mid 1600’s. Upton Country park is just 6 miles away and sits on the outskirts of Poole.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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