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Riverside 67 Dorchester Road

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "We were very happy with the cottage and the location."

    On day 1 we had no hot water or heating but Clare found the problem and sorted it! TV was a bit difficult to use, if we didn't have younger people with us we would have been lost.

    Hi, So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Riverside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7May 2024

  • "Great cottage, Claire who looks after the place was great helpful suggesting places to visit, don’t miss the Chalk and cheese pub under new management now, locals pub good pub food."

    Thanks for your positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rodger5.0May 2024

  • "The only criticism would be the kitchen wasn’t very well equipped."

    There was only one very large saucepan without a lid. Wanted to cook pasta for my little granddaughter and there was nothing to cook it in. Many of the drawers have random items such as a paintbrush or ‘stuff’ not relevant to a kitchen. On a smaller issue, the outside courtyard could do with updating…it could be so very pretty. The garden furniture is in need of attention

    Hi Kay I have to say I panicked regarding the lack of saucepans as I knew on my last visit there was at least four. I went to the house last week, obviously you did not find the drawer below the oven doors, there are three saucepans in there with glass lids and other additional cooking utensils. Regarding the garden furniture. We are planning to replace the existing furniture but we will not be doing this until the summer due to current weather condition. Kevin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay4.7Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage in the perfect location for a relaxing break."

    It was so well equipped, comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. Claire next door was very helpful and welcoming and the owners were quick to respond if needed.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely house, in a lovely part of the country."

    Not our first visit, and it won’t be the last. Not a criticism at all, but the TV has the most baffling remote possible; immensely entertaining trying to figure out how it worked!

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage is in a lovely location."

    It's very quaint and comfortably furnished. The sofa and king size sleigh bed are very comfortable. We spent a lot of time in the large well equipped kitchen/ diner looking out at the river, which was lovely. There was a lovely welcome pack for us and our dog, which was a nice touch. The communication and instructions from owners slso very comprehensive. We never had any problem with hot water for bath or shower and the heating is controlled by hive thermostat so you can alter if needed. The cottage was always warm and we were never cold, despite not using the log burner. There is a Pub within walking distance and 3 others within a 10-20 min drive. There is a Spar inside the local garage for emergency provisions, but we had asda delivery whilst there The cottage is nicely situated for exploration of the south coast. We visited many beaches whilst there, all within 30 mins-1hr away. We also visited stonehenge which was an hour away. You don't need to leave the village if you just want somewhere peaceful to relax. My partner caught fish in the river too, which he was delighted about. We were very lucky with the weather though. 17 degrees and sunny mid October. The owners are lovely and were very kind to allow a short overstay due to storm babet.The housekeeper is also friendly and was happy to advise places to visit based on your interests We would strongly recommend the cottage for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a fabulous time in a great cottage and idyllic position."

    The cottage was first rate and probably the best we've stayed in. Everything was provided for a great stay and we were made to feel very welcome, by our neighbour Claire who looks after the property. We particularly appreciated the large fridge freezer, as we ate in several nights and able to store all our provisions. Love Dorset and would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay and had a great time."

    House had loads of equipment and was a bit quirky which was cool. Only criticism would be the smart TV which we found hard to use being of the older generation.

    Reviewed by Annette Marilyn4.4Jul 2023

  • "For 6 people shortage of chairs mugs outside facilities"

    Reviewed by Harold4.1Jun 2023

  • "We feel that as the patio area looking over the river is the main attraction of the cottage an update is needed."

    old chairs no cushions and pots not filled with plants. otherwise an excellent cottage and the housekeeper next door is most helpful .

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    ..being cute, spacious, well situated and appointed... and also being in the middle of the village and right by the was both convenient and very peaceful, tranquil and relaxing! The village was also chosen as it was pretty central and great for trips out to explore the coast or venues inland. Also for those who like a little relaxing river fishing... there are brown trout and grayling to be had - either trotting or fly fishing...which was great evening fun with a glass of wine And finally.... Claire the house keeper (who lives next door) was very friendly, kind, welcoming and helpful (if needed or required) so all in all...A Highly recommended getaway

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing holiday at a simply fabulous property."

    Location to die for so utterly peaceful and a great base to explore. The property itself is just wonderful, comfortably furnished and so homely and quirky. Terrace is just a magical place to while away the hours watching the river and wildlife. Clare was lovely greeted us after arriving and explained anything we needed to know. A few issues with the heating but nothing that couldn’t be managed with Clares advice. We will most certainly be back.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We very much look forward to your return to Riverside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Everything as described, all expectations met."

    May well stay again in Autumn. Just one query…….why no tea towels provided? Shouldn’t really have to bring our own.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Riverside and Claire looked after us really well when the heating played up."

    Its a great spot and a lovely home.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2023

  • "Gorgeous house in a gorgeous setting."

    Literally everything provided and soo comfortable. Loved our stay and would highly recommend Thank you Karen liam and Doris

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was exactly as descrbed on the website and the housekeeper Claire greeted us as we arrived, who was very welcoming and friendly."

    We loved the ability to sit and enjoy the tranqulity of the river from the comfort of the garden. Maiden Newton was a charming village and a great central point to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous riverside property."

    Welcome pack- the best ever. The cottage is very old and quaint but full of modern amenities. Everything we needed was at hand, the kitchen is very well equipped and the patio area provided us all with views of the swans, a heron, water voles and bats! We would most definitely recommend ‘Riverside’ to others.

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0Aug 2022

  • "The holiday cottage was very clean and welcoming."

    The location with the river meant you could see wildlife from the windows and the rear patio and over the week we saw fish, crayfish, egrets, heron, voles, squirrels and rabbits. Not forgetting the swans which demanded their breakfast every morning! The kitchen had everything you would need and more for a keen cook. The welcome pack was lovely and much needed after a long journey the bread and cheese in particular were a big hit with the family. Claire next door came to ensure we had what we needed and gave us recommendations on where to eat and places to go. We were visiting Dorset to visit Monkey World after my daughter had watched the programmes in lockdown and this was about 40 mins away. Weymouth was about 25 minutes, Lyme Regis 40 mins. We were happy to travel and also found lovely walks from the village. The village shop over the road stocked some nice items and the Spar shop at the garage was also good. The local pub (Chalk and Cheese) not very good and the food would not be recommended but the nearby villages had nice places to eat but need to be booked. We enjoyed our stay at Riverside. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Loved this house, comfortable sofa's and very clean."

    Beautiful location with the river running alongside the property, and two swans had settled across the river and visited us every day during our stay. It was very relaxing watching the many different varieties of birds. Clare who lived next door was lovely and made sure we had everything we needed, the welcome pack was very good. The village was very friendly and we settled in quickly. The only downside for us was there was nowhere in the village to eat out, the French restaurant is closed permanently and the fish and chip shop only opens Thursday and Friday evenings and the Chalk and Cheese pub didn't open at all but speaking to locals this isn't unusual. Stratton is only 4 miles down the road and we had a couple of lovely dinners at The Saxon Arms.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely, comfortable, well equipped cottage in an idyllic location."

    Only suggestion for improvement would be a blind in the ensuite window for privacy and to reduce early morning light coming into bedroom. We will happily book it again.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jun 2022

  • "Riverside is a lovely property and its layout takes full advantage of its unique riverside location."

    The decor is a mixture of contempory and period which suits the property perfectly. Large bifold doors open onto a private courtyard overlooking the river Frome and steps give access directly to the river bank. Prior to our stay we received a comprehensive welcome pack explaining everything about the property. Upon arrival we found essential provisions including milk, local cheese, bread, fresh coffee and wine in the fridge. Not long after our arrival we were greeted by Clare the housekeeper who shared her local knowledge of places to eat, local walks etc. If you are interested in wildlife and nature and are looking for a relaxing holiday then Riverside is the perfect choice

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped with a good log burner."

    Plenty of space for four and a picturesque outlook from the rear patio. Very helpful caretaker next door and handy local amenities (chippy, shop, garage).

    Reviewed by Gof5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage and location."

    Welcome pack was greatly received. One recommendation to the owner is to have black out blinds in the main bedroom and on suite bathroom, apart from that, we would highly recommend Riverside to others. Thank you

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Feb 2022

  • "The property is well maintained and exactly as described and pictured."

    You can see the lovely river out almost every window of the house and it makes for a nice way to pass the time watching the birds. We’ve visited in winter, it took us a few tries to sort out the heating but eventually got there and the wood burning stove made for cozy evenings in the very comfortable living room. The kitchen is well stocked and inviting. Upon arrival we recieved a nice gift of fresh bread, coffee, cheese, etc which made us feel very welcome. We stayed as a couple but the home would be very comfortable for a group of friends or a family. To see the sites requires a drive, but we managed to see Durdle Door, Lyme Regis and Swange all within 40 mins. I really enjoyed our stay here and would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    We had the best time here enjoying the local area on days out. The cottage was perfect for the four of us and our dog. Very well equipped and clean and we enjoyed the view of the river running alongside. We would thoroughly recommend it

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a great time at the cottage, it's a beautiful location and a very relaxing place to stay!"

    I should mention for others wanting to stay though that there were 5 adults (two couples and a single) and the single bed was not sufficient for an adult and extremely uncomfortable to sleep. My mum had to sleep on the sofa downstairs for the week which was disappointing. If the bed was for a young child it wouldn't have been an issue but I do think this should be made clear to anyone booking. On a small but much less important note, the pictures advertised of the cottage suggested a coffee machine would be available but it wasn't, just mentioning it so others know what to expect. Thanks for having us, hope the above feedback is useful :)

    Reviewed by Amy4.1Aug 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the house was very well equipped having more extras than expected eg dog bowls and beds and a hair dryer."

    The whole family relaxed with space for young teenagers and the older generations to either come together or to be separate and do their own thing. I would definitely recommend this lovely house.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location and a lovely home to relax in."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2021

  • "A lovely, very accommodating holiday home, with a high spec of equipment, owners always helpful if required, thank you for a great week."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2021

  • "Your cottage is beautiful and easily one of the best we have stayed in It is extremely well equipped with the highest quality of appliances and furniture, your showers are amazing."

    It is immaculately clean and well maintained, your housekeeper who lives next door was extremely helpful and friendly. It is in the most peaceful of locations by the river and is idyllic. The village is very well equipped, with a wonderful local shop selling quality produce and a Spar shop by the garage which is one of the best stocked Spar’s I have ever been in. The local Pub is well located and very friendly selling well made home cooked food with very friendly staff. The cottage is ideally located to explore the local area and coastline. All in all it was an absolute pleasure to stay in your cottage and we will certainly be recommending it to our friends and family and we will certainly be returning.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x single with trundle bed
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric air source heating, solar panels and woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars (beware parking for two cars can be tight), and other nearby parking available
  • Enclosed patio with seating and steps to riverside
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles.

The property

Find this unique riverside cottage nestled in the charming village of Maiden Newton, providing a restful base for couples, friends or families looking to escape to the Dorset Countryside.

Riverside 67 Dorchester Road is sat in a dreamy location overlooking the flowing waters of the River Frome, boasting a relaxing riverside setting where you can enjoy many an hour in the peaceful surroundings.

On entering, hang up your coats and prepare for a cosy night in, letting the chef of the group rustle up a hearty meal in the well-equipped kitchen before gathering around the dining table for a night of wine and laughs.

Once the plates have been cleared away in the dishwasher, retire to the homely sitting room for a family film night in front of the crackling woodburning stove, sitting in a quirky Inglenook fireplace.

Alternatively, spend a night in your very own private courtyard observing and listening to the riverside wildlife.

As the evening draws to a close, find the inviting bedrooms upstairs, comprising a double room, a single with a truckle bed, and a master king-size with idyllic countryside views and its own en-suite shower room.

The rest of the rooms are served by a spacious bathroom where you can unwind with a relaxing soak in the freestanding bath or choose to step inside the gorgeous walk-in shower to wake up.

Make use of the river right on the property's doorstep, perfect for fly fishing for those illusive brown trout that do not want to be caught.

The bustling village centre of Maiden Newton welcomes you as you leave the front door, with a good selection of shops including a well stocked local village store, a pub as well as a convenient train station so you can easily explore the excitement of the surrounding area without a car.

Explore the nearby beaches along the seafront just a scenic drive away, spending a day at the quiet village of Burton Bradstock with golden sands and hidden coves, or head along to Bridport Harbour and West Bay Beach for a classic day at the seaside.

Weymouth is filled to the brim with exciting attractions including a picture-perfect beach, colourful huts, the popular SEA LIFE Centre and the renowned Sandworld attractions, as well as a wealth of shopping, pubs, restaurants and bars to choose from.

More local attractions include the Fleet Lagoon, Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, and the incredible town of Lyme Regis, which hosts the Dinosaurland Fossil Museum, Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium, and the Lyme Regis Museum.

Make sure to take a trip out to the Isle of Portland for a memorable experience, or adventurers can relish in the choices of walking, cycling and hiking opportunities around the Dorset AONB, whilst the town of Dorchester is the perfect spot to immerse yourself in culture.

Enjoy a refreshing break with your loved ones at Riverside 67 Dorchester Road.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.