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Little Orchard

Maiden Newton, Dorset, Dorset (Ref. 1037321)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely break at the cottage and it had everything you could need."

    We were there in the heatwave so it was lovely to be in the shade in the garden. Would certainly return

    Thank you so much for letting us know, and for your lovely feedback! I am sure that the wonderful weather was in no small part responsible!! We are so glad you had a good week, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2022

  • "What a wonderful week we had, definitely enhanced by this accommodation and it's gorgeous garden."

    It's so spacious and well equipped (they thought of everything!) and more like a mansion than a house. The conservatory is huge and we spent a lot of our waking time in there as a family, playing board games from the cupboard, eating our meals, etc. The only suggestions would be to replace the sofa's and easy chairs. They are not the most comfortable. The formal dining room was a bit funereal but didn't matter to us as we never used it.

    Thank you Glynis for your lovely feedback, and we are so glad you had a good week at Little Orchard. We do plan to have the large sofa reupholstered this winter, and will of course review all of the other arm chairs and sofas. The formal dining room may indeed be a little too formal and I will also look at lightening it up a bit this winter! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GlynisMay 2022

  • "The house and garden were beautiful."

    We particularly liked the conservatory. We also appreciated the detailed information sent to us by the owners prior to our arrival. When there was an unavoidable plumbing problem it was sorted immediately.

    Thank you so much for your very positive feedback, it is very much appreciated and we hope to welcome you back to Little Orchard in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in Little Orchard."

    The house was perfect for two people, with plenty of space for us. Although a semi detached property we were not disturbed while we were there and it felt very cosy and private and everything was provided to make our stay comfortable.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your week at Little Orchard. The house is indeed very spacious for only two people, and while both the house and the garden have ample capacity for eight guests, we only let for a maximum occupancy of six people, in order to emphasise the roominess of the property for our guests. We hope to welcome you back in the coming year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MelanieOct 2021

  • "An extremely well-maintained and fully equipped house with acres of space for everyone to do their own things."

    Beautiful garden, totally secluded. Village shop, newsagent and pub just a short stroll away. Great base for exploring lovely area.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Little Orchard."

    It is very much a family house, spacious, with a comfortable lived-in feel, lots of character, and a lovely well-maintained garden. There are plenty of separate spaces downstairs and the utility/boot room is very useful. The kitchen is mostly well equipped although a little uneven, eg. a brilliant range of mugs and glasses but seemed short of cereal/pudding bowls, and some new pots and pans would be helpful. Comfortable double bedrooms with feather pillows and duvets (an alternative for those with allergies would be useful). A large, bright family bathroom. The ensuite could be useful after an update, although it is tiny! Overall, we found it a relaxed and cheerful home for a busy family holiday.

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday at Little Orchard, and that you found the house comfortable and welcoming. The bowl supply was reduced a little following a customer remark that some bowls had been "lightly chipped" but has now been restocked. With regard to the hypoallergenic pillows, these have always been available on request, and this will now be made clear in the welcome email to guests. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we hope to be able to welcome you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2021

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  • Four Bedrooms; 1 x superking, 1 x king, 1 x king with en-suite WC and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloak room
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Conservatory with dining and seating area and wood burning stove
  • Oil fired central heating & wood burning stove
  • Range with gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV (via Sky TV Box, terrestrial Sky channels are available, plus access to Netflix and iplayers for BBC, ITV and Channel 4) and WiFi
  • Books, games, DVDs and outdoor games equipment provided
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • Sorry, no dogs and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Fireplaces in the dining room, sitting room and bedrooms are not in use

The property

Tucked away in the idyllic Dorset village of Maiden Newton, Little Orchard is ideally placed for combining coastal and countryside holidays with families or friends.

A pretty and peaceful village, the bustling town of Dorchester lies just 7 miles and the magnificent Jurassic coast can be reached within 30 minutes.

Little Orchard is set back from a quiet, no through road, a gated gravel driveway leading up to the house with plenty of parking outside.

Step into the hallway that leads through to the kitchen/breakfast room equipped with a range cooker and everything you need to comfortably, cater for your staycation in Dorset.

There is a useful utility room and a separate ground floor cloakroom.

For formal occasions, a separate dining room is the place to gather and perfect for Christmas and celebratory meals and after a day exploring, kick back and relax on squashy sofas and enjoy a film or favourite TV show in the comfort of the living room.

Most of your time however, will be spent in the spacious conservatory equipped with a farmhouse dining table and comfortable seating with a wood burning stove to stave off Autumn and Winter evening chills.

The room is bright and airy with views out across the magnificent garden to the side and rear.

Tiled floors provide a Mediterranean vibe and invite you to unwind in this beautifully light and airy atmosphere.

Head upstairs and off the landing you will find four lovely bedrooms providing your party with plenty of sleeping versatility.

Each one dressed in crisp white linen, there is a super-king, two king size rooms and a twin room.

A family bathroom with double-ended slipper style bathtub & separate shower allows for a relaxing soak or refreshing drench to start your day. The wraparound garden at Little Orchard is a colourful array of mature planted beds and a lovely large lawn with a pebbled seating area equipped with garden table and chairs providing a place for summer barbecues and alfresco dining.

Maiden Newton is a picturesque village with a store and a great pub.

The beautiful rolling landscape affords wonderful walking both coastal and inland.

Enjoy the scenery from the Hardy’s monument and wander around the pretty village of Abbotsbury before heading to the subtropical gardens or Abbotsbury Swannery.

Bridport and the seaside resort of West Bay where the TV series Broadchurch was filmed are within a 30 minute drive and an undulating breath taking scenic walk along the coastal path will bring you to the Hive Beach Café, perfect for afternoon tea and cake!

There is much to do and plenty to see in this beautiful part of the world, however if all you want to do is to put your feet up and unwind, Little Orchard makes for a perfect choice for restful holiday at any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


West Bay 14 miles; Weymouth 17 miles; Lyme Regis 23 miles

Maiden Newton is a lovely village, well placed for the Jurassic Coast and the numerous Dorset beaches, the coast at Abbotsbury being a beautiful fifteen minute drive across country from the village. Days out and very worthy of a visit whilst in the area are Durdle Dor, Lulworth Cove, West Bay, Lyme Regis and Seatown, to name but a few. Other attractions nearby include the Swannery and the Subtropical Gardens at Abbotsbury, Hardy's Monument with its stunning views of Chesil Bank and Portland. Portland has some wonderful coastal and inland walks, or you just can go for breakfast/lunch outside at the Lighthouse cafe and drink in the impressive scenery.

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