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Farmhouse Cottage

(Ref. 1104917)

Osmington near Preston, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "A large comfortable cottage in a lovely peaceful location."

    The wood burning stove was great to have for the evenings. The only drawback we found was the lack of space to store/hang clothes in 2 of the bedrooms. We had fabulous weather in October and overall this was a great home from home.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.4Oct 2023

  • "We were a party of 6 adults plus one baby and a dog."

    The cottage was perfect for us in the recent heatwave - lovely cool interior. Beds, pillows, sofas were v comfortable. Safe enclosed garden for dog and small children. Easy parking. Great access to coast and inland. It's a character cottage so facilities were as expected and we were happy with provisions. Tea/coffee/biscuits and milk were a welcome surprise. You can hear traffic from the main road if that bothers you (it didn't us). The patio does need some repair work but overall we were very happy. Also a fantastic Thai food chef just minutes away (requires notice as freshly cooked).

    Thanks for the positive feedback. Very pleased you enjoyed yourselves and found the cottage comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Needra4.7Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful geographical position, but road outside noisy and busy."

    Accommodation okay, but bathrooms and kitchen unfortunately in need of a good clean. A few essentials missing, cafetière, clothes pegs, but otherwise fairly good. Patio dangerously broken and uneven, also steps down to back door tricky with wobbly handrail!

    Reviewed by Anne2.8Jun 2023

  • "What an amazing holiday we had."

    Tim welcomed us with the keys and told us some interesting facts about the property particularly the Priest’s hole in the fireplace. The kitchen is well equipped with a range cooker and spacious. A private quiet patio that traps the sun all day leading from the kitchen door. The lounge was so comfortable and a TV that has a good signal and Sky etc. The bathroom was very spacious and a new bath mixer tap was fitted too. The shower room was big and brighter lighting above the mirrors in both rooms would be welcomed. The bedrooms were spacious and beds very comfortable. As a suggestion, additional clothes hanging space is needed and a freestanding mirror. The property is very close to beaches, pubs, restaurants, towns etc. Tim was at hand if ever we had any questions or problems during our stay. We will definitely come back to stay next year. Thank you

    Very happy to hear how much you enjoyed our stay. We have tried to make it as comfortable as possible. Hanging space for clothes is a bit of a problem, guess when it was built the farm hands didn't have many clothes! We would love to welcome you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Jun 2023

  • "We have just returned from a week away at this lovely charming cottage."

    We were given the keys upon arrival and also a lovely bit of history about the cottage. It was well kitted out, comfortable and clean, and my children were pleasantly surprised to have sky tv and good wifi! The gardens are well kept and we enjoyed many afternoons in the sunshine on the patio. The location was good and lots of beaches and cove were just a short car journey away! Although on a main road there was not much traffic noise at all especially at night! We really enjoyed our holiday, it was a privilege to stay in such a beautiful cottage with all the mod cons we needed.

    Very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your holiday at Farmhouse Cottage, and found it was comfortable and well equipped. Did Tim show you the Priests' Hole? Hope you will return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7May 2023

  • "Disappointed in the overall standard of the property for the price paid in comparison with other holiday rentals we have stayed in and property in need of some upgrading."

    The particular items I would highlight are: 1. Plumbing for shower and bath in one bathroom faulty and needed replacement. 2. Lights over wash basins in both bathrooms broken. 3. Locks on two upstairs doors broken. 4. Inadequate range of cooking utensils. 5. Kitchen and one bathroom overlooked by adjacent properties but no curtains to provide privacy. 6. Felt website photos gave a very different impression of the property and it's grounds compared to the actual reality. 7. No details supplied regarding rubbish collection.

    Reviewed by Martin1.9May 2023

  • "Great location to explore Dorset."

    A lovely old cottage let down by level of cleanliness and poorly equipped kitchen. Also this property is next to a main road and a dairy, so if the cars don't wake you the 6 30 am work in the dairy will. Also I suspect the roof has a leak which and sounds like the water drips into a pot of some sort in the loft. Not a well maintained property and overpriced for what it is

    Very sorry to hear you had such a bad experience at Farmhouse Cottage. I am surprised as this is the first time in almost three years that a guest has been so disappointed. I am not sure what dripping you heard, but I can assure there is no pot in the loft collecting water and we had our builders in just a few weeks ago, as we do every year, to make good any damage which might have been done and to look foe any repairs which need doing. I would be appreciative if you would email me with more specific details of your comments so that I can get everything in order - cshelbourne@tiscali.co.uk. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim1.9Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great location.

    Glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you at Farmhouse Cottage again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2022

  • "Unfortunately my mum was taken I’ll so had to come home after just two days but loved the cottage"

    So sorry for the reason for cutting your stay short. Hopefully you will find time ti re-visit us next summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Cottage very well situated and very comfortable. Beach within about 3 miles, good pubs and facilities. Would certainly consider returning. Took our dog with us and cottage had a good sized garden for him to run around. No negative comments at all.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay at Farmhouse Cottage. We would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage,sadly a few cleanliness issues ,thick grease in grill pan left in oven,cups and glasses cutlery needed washing before use,sitting room thick dust on lampshades and large coffee table needed wiping and polishing."

    ..a bit sticky...sad because bedrooms beautifully prepared with lovely sheets etc...outside area great for dogs and nice patio area...we understood Internet access not good also tv....intermittent ...some people may not have been so patient!Consequently as a result of all these issues we left early...not a relaxing holiday at all.

    Sorry that you felt it necessary to leave early. The comments about the general cleanliness are noted, but it is not an issue we have had before. With regard to the Wi-Fi, this was beyond our control as BT closed down the wrong account and consequently service was discontinued. You were advised of this on your arrival by Tim and also by email, when you appeared to understand and were ok with the situation. We have since changed provider so this will not be an issue going forward. Free Sat TV runs independently of Broadband, so should not have been problematic. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rowena3.1Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Farmhouse Cottage which is perfectly located to explore the best parts of Dorset."

    The cottage was so well presented having everything you need for a very comfortable stay. We loved having a kitchen that is set up for actual cooking and the beautiful little sheltered courtyard for eating. Thank you for letting such a great property

    So pleased you enjoyed staying at Farmhouse Cottage. We have tried our best to make it a home-from-home. It is a beautiful part of the country. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Tim who greeted us was very friendly and helpful and we had a wonderful stay."

    We loved the cottage and especially the patio and garden. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Stewart4.4Jun 2022

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  • Three double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and study
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Travel cot
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking for two cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawned area, patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome by arrangement with the owner
  • Dog crate available (bedding not included)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles pub 1.2 miles, beach 1.1 miles
  • Note: This is a very quiet residential area
  • Note: Bedding for the travel cot isn't provided
  • Note: There are several steps up to the rear garden

The property

Preston 1.6 miles.

Farmhouse Cottage is a Grade ll listed thatched property in Osmington and is the perfect place for a family or couples to come and explore the wonderful Dorset countryside.

It's got a woodburning stove for cooler evenings, beamed ceilings to show off its character and is also pet-friendly!

This chocolate box cottage is the oldest building in Osmington so be sure to admire its original features on arrival.

The sitting room is an excellent space for you to relax and unwind in.

It is furnished with a sofa, a chair, a woodburning stove, and a TV.

The room also has a study area and is a great space for you to get some work done.

Stepping through the home, locate the spacious kitchen/diner hosting an oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and a washing machine to keep your clothes fresh.

Gather around the dining table to tuck-into a feast or why not head outside onto the suntrap patio to sip a cold beverage?

As the evening winds to a close, retire inside and climb upstairs to the first floor to choose between three well-appointed double bedrooms, all with bedside lamps for a nighttime read.

In the morning, have a quick wash in the shower room or take your time to relax in the bathroom for a soak.

Jump in the car to visit Preston, a quaint seaside town with plenty of charm, take a stroll along Greenhill Beach, and enjoy a meal or a drink at one of the town's many restaurants and bars.

Springhead and The Beachside are two of the most popular spots, offering stunning views of the sea.

Take a trip to Weymouth, home to a variety of attractions, including the impressive Portland Castle and the scenic Weymouth Harbour.

The town also boasts a number of excellent restaurants and bars, including the popular Crustacean seafood restaurant and the lively Sea Beats bar.

Lace up your walking boots and explore the Dorset AONB, known for its rolling hills, picturesque villages and stunning coastline.

The National Trust is a major attraction in the area, with properties such as the Hardy Monument, Abbotsbury and St Catherine's Chapel.

The coastline is also popular with visitors, with attractions such as The Nine Stones and Winterbourne Poor Lot Barrows.

For a wonderful setting in Dorset, make Farmhouse Cottage your next getaway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Weymouth 1 mile.

Preston is a small seaside village offering a selection of shops and fine pubs, and is ideally located within one mile of the popular beach resort of Weymouth. With glorious golden beaches, excellent watersports facilities and a bustling harbour, Weymouth has something for everyone. Take a short drive to the rugged isle of Portland, linked to the mainland by Chesil Beach with its National Sailing Academy, part of the breathtaking World Heritage Coastline. Visit historic Dorchester, with its Roman roads, interesting museums and remains of its ancient fortress, Maiden Castle. Take a journey along the scenic coastal roads and call in at Abbotsburys, swannery and subtropical gardens, or discover Thomas Hardy's 'Casterbridge', just 7 miles away. With the attractions of Monkey World and the Jurassic Coast within easy reach, this is an excellent location for a fun packed holiday!