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The Old Reading Room

Langton Herring, Dorset (Ref. 994488)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old Reading Room."

    It was a lovely cottage and the property was perfect for our family of 5. Lovely living space and lounge (and kids appreciated Netflix on the TV). We did have some minor issues with hot water and the last to have a shower had to suffer a luke warm shower. Our car was hit by an oil tanker whilst parked outside the cottage (in the designated space). The lovely lady over the road witnessed it and helped us to identify the oil company and vouched for us being well tucked in. However, it would be worth mentioning to guests that large vehicles have to get through so they park really close to the wall.

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2022

  • "I’m afraid it has got to be reiterated that David from Dream Cottages made our holiday a little more tolerable by sorting out the cleaners to hoover and dust and get rid of all the dead flies lying around."

    Also he employed a much needed carpet cleaner which made the property clean and acceptable and restored it to a ‘Dream cottage’. The inconvenience caused was really not acceptable but at least you have a clean house now acceptable for your next guests.

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and very well equipped."

    I agree with one of the feedback notes on your website which identified an issue with the seating in the living room and although it wasn't a problem for us as we were only a party of 3, anymore guests and this could be an issue. the only other observation was that there was not any information in regard to the local area/ villages for walks and this was only gained by speaking with locals. The information provided is only identifying Weymouth which is lovely, however the whole surrounding area is very picturesque and in my view needs to be explored also. As said this was only an observation and did not in anyway affect our holiday or stay at the cottage

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "A very nice cottage in a lovely quiet village with a great pub, however there were some issues."

    The sitting room furniture was uncomfortable, the downstairs bedrooms were noticeably colder and damp, the towel rail in the bathroom did not work and needed a good clean. The back garden overlooks the pub car park. On the plus side the upstairs was very light and airy and the kitchen was extremely well equipped.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by JessicaJun 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage in a great location, very pretty village and we would highly recommend the Elm Tree Pub (virtually next door!"

    ). Our only negative comments are that the lounge furniture is uncomfortable and does not really cater for 5 people, also there is a lack of garden furniture other than wooden benches and as we were lucky enough to have good weather these were not comfortable for long periods of time. Sykes also confirmed that the property does not have a barbecue when asked and it does! Overall a great holiday that could be made even better with different lounge furniture.

    Reviewed by JackieMay 2021

  • "The sofa in the lounge was not very comfortable or practical."

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a great, quiet location."

    Comfortable accommodation, styled very well. My daughter loved going to different beaches every day hunting for fossils, driftwood and sea glass. Great walks too. Local pub The Elm Tree was excellent too.

    Reviewed by RichOct 2020

  • "The village is beautifully quiet and the surrounding area is stunning."

    Many walks, beaches and surrounding villages to explore. The Cottage is well laid out and has everything you need for your holiday. Sadly, the downstairs has a musty smell in the master bedroom and bathroom which was disappointing. However the upstairs Living spaces and garden are great. Thank you.

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2020

  • "The house was dirty."

    Although we notified Sykes within minutes of arrival, it was 3 days until it was properly cleaned, and I had to issue detailed instructions on what to clean. All the handles and switches were grubby, there were mouse droppings in a kitchen drawer, the pillows were stained, kitchen utensils unwashed, cobwebs everywhere, dirty bathroom floor, thick dust on pictures and curtain rails. And of course this is in the midst of the pandemic when allegedly additional cleaning had been done. It’s a real shame because the house and location were stunning. The garden has a lovely open aspect so it has sun pretty much all day, and I put a mat out on the patio to do Pilates in the sunshine most mornings. We loved the open plan layout so everyone is together all the time. We didn’t find the seating in the lounge at all comfortable. There is one normal armchair, one of those big armchairs that two people can squeeze into but isn’t really comfortable, and a single bed. Watching television or chatting whilst lying horizontal isn’t really feasible.

    Reviewed by GillSep 2020

  • "The cottage was quiet and comfortable and the garden was lovely."

    The pub next door serving good food was a bonus. The shower in the downstairs bathroom was brilliant. The onlý things we would change would be the draining area in the corner which was awkward and the day bed which was good for teenagers to lounge on but not great for their parents!

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2019

  • "Lovely property as described, although parking is a little tricky."

    Beware the multi levelled layout if you or your pet have mobility issues. The village was very quiet and attractive. The local pub ( the elm tree) provided good food. Easy access by car to Weymouth and surrounding areas. We enjoyed our time there.

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2019

  • "Very disturbed to find a Nest security camera watching the kitchen/diner despite owners assertions that it would be turned off for our stay - unplugged it and turned it to face the wall - reconnected it as we left."

    Also astonished to find a note asking us to mow the lawn - 'it will only take you 15 minutes'. The heated towel rail did not work - the owners ask that visitors open the window when showering to minimise condensation - perhaps if the towel rail worked it would not be necessary. The cottage documentation on site stated that there was a tumble dryer in the garage - the key to the garage was available but the machine was behind an internal door locked with a combination padlock which Sykes were unable to provide us with the combination. This documentation should be kept up to date. We also had a problem with the induction hob not working one night - turning off the hob at the mains switch (no where near the hob) cured the issue. In general, we were disappointed by all these things especially given the significant price we paid

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2019

  • "The heating wasn't working."

    Your staff tried to resolve the issue with the owner. An engineer did come out to fix it but it still wasn't working properly. Also the cleanliness of the cottage was not great. I will be emailing you with a proper complaint.

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2019

  • "The property is superb - a traditional cottage with a real modern feel."

    Lovely little village in a perfect location. Would thoroughly recommend to others - stayed August 2017

    Mrs MorganSep 2017

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  • Ground floor bedrooms: 1 x King-size double 1 x twin single Bathroom, bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • 1st Floor: Bedroom 1 x single en-suite, shower basin and WC
  • Open plan Living Kitchen Dining room.
  • Oil fired central heating, Microwave, Dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with freezer box
  • Log burner in lounge, TV, Wifi
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Fuel and Power inc. in rent (not fuel for wood burner) Bedlinen and towels inc. in rent
  • Welcomes one well behaved dog
  • Sorry no smoking

The property

A charming stone semi-detached cottage located on the edge of the picture-postcard village of Langton Herring in Dorset. This beautiful and fully renovated upside-down living cottage is a delight.

The hallway will take you to three bedrooms all well-furnished and perfect for a restful night.

The stairs to first floor will take you to an...

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About the location


Weymouth 5 miles.

A charming, rural, coastal village set in a West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in an elevated position above the Fleet Lagoon and Chesil Beach. Known as a Thankful Village, as all men returned from both World Wars, Langton Herring is dotted with pretty thatched cottages and the local pub boasts connections to smugglers and their contraband! A stroll along the adjacent coastal path provides you with spectacular views across the Fleet Lagoon, home to many migrant birds, whilst a trip to nearby Abbotsbury, with its swannery and sub tropical gardens is a must. Alternatively, visit Weymouth with its bustling harbour or just soak up the sun enjoying the watersports and numerous attractions. Should you tire of all this take the scenic coastal journey towards West Bay, the setting for TV’s Broadchurch series. A picturesque village offering a peaceful West Dorset holiday base, which you won’t want to leave!

Region Information

Note: There is a small uncovered pond in the garden. Note: Garden area has a decked area and patio with steps down to lawn and up to an additional patio with picnic table and bench. Note: Guests need to provide their own fuel for the wood burner.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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