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Norden House

(Ref. 1072294)

Maiden Newton, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage the photos don’t do it justice, everything you can think of was supplied even blankets for the dogs, the garden was huge and very private and the neighbors were very friendly and dog lovers too, we were blessed with great weather so spent lots of time relaxing outdoors, can’t wait to return."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2024

  • "Had a fabulous time at Norden House."

    Super accommodation including a separate garden area which we used regularly. Children declared the snug as their own. Owners were very friendly and helpful which added to our enjoyable holiday. Beaches are easily accessible, as are many of the region's tourist spots.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "What a lovely home from home Norden House is."

    . Clean, comfy and everything you need, second stay for us and love it every time we stay .. Beautiful cottage in a stunning village .. Just perfect ..

    Reviewed by Colleen Marie5.0May 2024

  • "We had a fantastic week at Norden House, the cottage is beautiful and the mud room was a godsend!"

    ! The property was spotless, and had everything we needed. Our only complaint would be that there was no visitors book, it would be nice to be able to recommend places locally and see other guests recommendations

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely start to our stay with the fire lit, beautiful Christmas tree & a yummy welcome pack, including biscuits & pink bubbles."

    Thank you. The property has great facilities, everything lovely & clean. Beautiful fireplace, with a good supply of logs for our stay. Everything you need for your fur baby too…including an enclosed safe outside area. There was even an umbrella & torch for those early morning/late night doggie outings! The owners were so lovely & welcoming, we will definitely be going back…can’t recommend highly enough…friendly pub next door was a bonus…everywhere was dog friendly & close to all our favourite places, including West bay, Thank you for making our New year so memorable.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Dec 2023

  • "The four of us had a thoroughly enjoyable and comfortable week at Anne and David's superbly furnished Nordern House."

    Everything we needed was there. They had decorated the house with fine Christmas decorations and a lovely tree. They even provided newly bought roasting trays in case we needed them for Christmas dinner. We have no hesitation in recommending this property. We would certainly go again.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautifully furnished and comfortable."

    Well equipped and one of the best holiday properties we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Terence4.7Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful house, spacious and perfect for families and small dogs."

    Boot room and shower room. Fabulous kitchen, snug. My only one thing would be the Sofa wasn't the best. Looked good but extremely uncomfortable. On a wet day a cosy sofa would have made it perfect. Very freindly helpful people , pub did great food, local coffee shop great. Surrounding area was worth a visit, beautiful and pretty. If your in the height of summer it's so worth staying at Norden House, plenty to see.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Sep 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage and gardens for a family holiday."

    We were made to feel welcome from arrival with an arrival note and gift. The cottage is well equipped and maintained, with everything needed for a stress free time. The hosts have paid particular attention to detail and even the dog was catered for. The location is perfect for dog walks. The hosts were accessible if needed from arrival and easy to communicate with.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a beautiful and well equipped holiday cottage."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful and we had a wonderful week away.

    Reviewed by Bea5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent property with attention to detail in every room."

    I can honestly say I have never stayed in such a well equipped property. It’s a lovely old property modernised sympathetically and a nice quiet village. Our 3 generation of family with dog lived very happily there for a week.

    Reviewed by Katriona5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful weeks stay at Norden house, the property was delightful!"

    An old building with bags of character, the house is beautifully decorated and oozes quality and charm, fully equipped with everything you will need to make your stay comfortable, a lovely gated private garden at the end of the drive was welcoming in the evening to have a refreshing drink and let the dog run around, also an old style refurbished caravan to use if the weather takes a turn for the worse, all this made our holiday memorable I would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful property, very well thought out nice touches everywhere, nicely decorated and extremely comfortable and clean, only a couple of negatives, the garden not attached to the property, but that was noted in the advert, and the bedroom windows that aren't able to open, which wasn't mentioned in the advert."

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jun 2023

  • "Excellent home from home cottage."

    Would stay again as it is situated in an ideal location to all surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Colleen Marie5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely cosy home from home."

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely break in Norden House."

    It's a very well equipped, comfortable and tastefully decorated house. We were made to feel very welcome as were our dogs. We also really appreciated the logs. There's a very comfortable mattress in the en suite (I believe replaced by the owners following previous feedback). Maiden Newton is very well situated to explore beautiful Dorset. Thank you Anne. We hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Giles5.0Feb 2023

  • "Made to feel welcome and dealt with queries quickly."

    Overall a lovely cottage but spoilt by the very poor mattress on the bed in the en-suite which was extremely uncomfortable and would prevent us considering a return visit.

    Reviewed by Sally3.4Dec 2022

  • "Norden House was a wonderful place to stay - no expense was spared top quality and the bed linen top quality and so soft."

    However, the mattress in the ensuite bedroom was a little too soft and there was a tendency to roll inward so at some point the owners might want to replace the mattress. On balance though the accommodation was amazing.

    Reviewed by Ros4.4Sep 2022

  • "A very well appointed house in a great location within easy reach of many wonderful sights and activities."

    Everything you could need was at hand, along with some really nice personal touches and the owners are lovely - I would recommend Norden House to anyone without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Antal5.0Aug 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    Equipped with everything you could need. Hosts popped by to say hello and were close by if we needed anything. Added bonus were the fans in each bedroom, very thoughtful. Lovely separate garden. Adjoining neighbours very friendly. Can definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely house which had excellent facilities."

    Perfect for a family of 4.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely family stay ."

    Everything was perfect at the cottage and they had not forgotten anything even for the dogs. Very friendly owners and good garden for the dogs and us . Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our stay at Norden house left us not wanting to leave."

    We had a fantastic week stay here. The cottage was truly amazing with period features. Everything you could have wanted the house was equipped with it. There was 4 adults, 2 toddlers and 1 dog in our party and there was tonnes of space for us all. The outdoor paddock was something special with a added retro caravan for us all to enjoy. My wife and I stayed out till the early ours stargazing and enjoyed a bottle of champagne. We will be going back as the location is perfect for walkers, beaches, lovely towns to shop and so much more. We came back Friday 8th and already looking to book up again. The owners are fantastic and on hand if anything is needed. Thanks Danny Carter-Walford

    Reviewed by Danny5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is an absolutely gorgeous holiday home which has been presented immaculately."

    We all loved the property and really enjoyed our stay. It is also well stocked so has everything you need. It is in a great location with easy access to many local places of interest and beaches. My only criticism is the check in and out times 5pm is too late and 10 is very early when you have to strip all the beds as well as pack everything up to leave.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property, beautifully decorated and very well equipped."

    We enjoyed the great location in the centre of the village, and short drive to the gorgeous coastline. Please provide a visitor book. We would have loved to share our favorite places to eat, walks and beaches with future visitors.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful week at Norden House."

    The property was perfect for three generations and a dog! The owners are so friendly and it’s location is ideal being around 20-30 minutes from various destinations such as Lyme Regis, Weymouth and West Bay. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2022

  • "Really great place to stay."

    Charming home and village. We would definitely visit again if we were back that way. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2022

  • "Norden House is a gorgeously lux place to stay, the decor is impeccable and nothing is wanting."

    Every single detail is met, the house was immaculate and is a real doggy haven. The owners are lovely but leave you to it, just there if you need them, which is perfect. Great location for walks, local shops and just exploring the area. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2022

  • "We had an excellent stay at Norden house."

    The owner and her family were very welcoming and the accommodation was lovely. The kitchen was well equipped and the bedrooms comfortable. It was only a short walk down the drive to an enclosed garden which contained a small caravan and plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy the sunshine. The village of Maiden Newton was very pretty, especially the walks along the river which were 5 mins from the house. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Apr 2022

  • "What a wonderful place in the perfect location for exploring Dorset."

    Nordon House is lovely making you feel like it's a home from home with some thoughtful touches throughout. The garden is at the bottom of the drive detached from the house but this is perfect creating a cute little hideaway for either for a peaceful drink or play, Jack hasn't stopped talking about how good the garden was since we got back. The neighbours are really friendly and Jack loved getting to know the dogs. We will hopefully be booking again but for selfish reasons wish it wasn't so exceptional as we know it will be a struggle to find availability during school holidays as it gets more and more popular. Overall I would recommend if you want a great location with local shops on your doorstop for supplies and a good sized holiday home offering you everything you need to create those memories. Thank you to David and Anne for letting us stay at your exceptional holiday home. P.S. having 3 showers within the property was brilliant. Thanks again Mark

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2022

  • "A really lovely house - warm, comfortable and well equipped, with lots of nice touches which made us feel welcome."

    Very well set up for dogs too, with the mud room being particularly useful. Adding a mirror to the second double bedroom would be helpful, but otherwise everything was absolutely great - thank you.

    Reviewed by Rik5.0Dec 2021

  • "Cottage was beautiful in a lovely little village."

    Local shop is only 40 second walk with great local produce. The dogs loved the river which is a short walk into the village. Lots of wildlife around as well. Also the fox & hounds pub is a must visit for hearty meals & a good cider.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautifully presented cottage - like staying in a boutique hotel."

    Every little detail thought of (including a beer fridge in the classic caravan in the garden) - restored my faith in holiday cottages in the UK. The village was great with good facilities (petrol!, pub and groceries), and well located.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at this cottage."

    The facilities were as listed however I felt that there could of been a few improvements. It would have been fantastic to have a BBQ in the garden next to the caravan to use. The towels and bedding were of great quality however a bath sheet would have been better than 2 bath towels ideally. Having a few extras provided in the kitchen would make this accommodation 5* even if the price went up slightly to cover the cost. Overall we had a great stay. We picked the hottest week of the year and the desk fans were an added extra. Thank you

    Reviewed by Steven4.1Jul 2021

  • "Great accommodation with an interesting history and land which we didn't have time to make use of the back garden and facilities supported by on site staff."

    Great for accomadating a small but lively puppy as well

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

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  • Three bedrooms; 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Range electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • The garden is home to a 1960s retro caravan with electric
  • It has an awning, tables and chairs and picnic kit inside that can be used by guests
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • This property can only accept a Friday check in

The property

Nestled in the charming village of Maiden Newton, sits Norden House, a delightful detached holiday home, boasting wonderful original features, exposed beams and traditional stonework.

This property provides the perfect base for a family or group of friends looking for a quieter staycation, immersed within the tranquil Dorset countryside.

Stepping inside the property, be welcomed into the comfortable sitting room where the woodburning stove adds a touch of charm and warmth on those chillier evenings, providing the perfect spot to spend time with your loved ones, whether it be planning your holiday itinerary or watching a family favourite film.

Move your conversations into the country style kitchen, where the designated chef of the group can rustle up delicious home cooked meals while the others set the dining table and pop open a bottle of wine, before retiring to the cosy snug and enjoying a quiet night in, making a start in that book you have been saving.

A downstairs shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC completes the ground floor.

Moving upstairs, choose from one of the three elegant bedrooms; one double benefiting from an en-suite shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC, and a further double room and a twin room, both served by a chic bathroom complete with a bath for those who like to indulge in a long soak after a busy day exploring the local area, along with an overhead shower, basin and WC.

In the warmer months, why not enjoy a spot of alfresco dining in the enclosed garden, where your four legged companion can run off some energy whilst you sit and relax, reflecting on the holiday so far.

Venture out for the day and take a stroll along the River Frome before heading into the centre of the village of Maiden Newton to discover a scatter of shops and eateries which is sure to make for a delightful afternoon outing.

Explore more of the Dorset AONB, beginning at the nearby Hog Cliff National Nature Reserve, or choose to ramble along the West Dorset Heritage Coast providing unforgettable views and seascapes.

This fantastic area is a haven for walkers and cyclists alike, with so many trails and paths already carved out for you, and with plenty of quaint tea rooms and cafes to stop at along the way.

Not far away is the bustling towns of Lyme Regis, Weymouth and West Bay, all excellent choices for a day out exploring the local sights and taking in the history.

Norden House is a wonderful home away from home, perfect for taking on the delights of Dorset.

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About the location


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

Maiden Newton is a town-sized village in the county of Dorset and surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within the village you'll find shops, a pub and a restaurant. Maiden Newton is also home to the Church of St. Mary, which is one of the most interesting buildings in the village. The church door is thought to be the oldest wooden church door in England. For fine beaches, fossils and cliff walks, look no further than the South Dorset Heritage Coast where you'll also find the towns of Lyme Regis, with its famous Cobb, Charmouth, with its sandy beach, or West Bay, where you can fish off the pier.

Please note: The garden is a short walk down the drive and not attached to the house.
Please note: This property can only accept a Friday check in.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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