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Maple Cottage

Buckland Newton near Dorchester, Dorset (Ref. 988550)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a lovely place to stay."

    We booked at the last minute because we had urgent building works at home and we couldn't have been happier. Elizabeth was a lovely welcoming host, the cottage was spotless, stylish and so comfortable. It was lovely to draw back the curtains and see sheep and horses grazing so close to us. Positively therapeutic!

    Thank you very much for your feedback, most kind. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2021

  • "This place is dated and very dirty and full of spiders."

    There were dead spiders in the bathroom cobwebs all in the lounge with spiders the white sofa was more like dirty brown the heating was not great no phone signal. WiFi was really bad we left after two days

    Reviewed by CraigOct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and well equipped."

    The only things missing were instructions on how to use the hob and a baking tray! The owner left us a bottle of wine and some crisps which was a nice touch. We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by JennyOct 2021

  • "We were looked after very well by the owner."

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2021

  • "Beautiful quiet location."

    Hosts helpful and always on hand if any questions. Excellent base, perfect for days to the coast. We had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "The cottage in essence has the potential to be really great."

    On entering we noticed the kitchen worktops looked a bit dirty with marks and toast crumbs or similar. I set to with a cloth and some bleach and by the time I had cleaned the kitchen surfaces, kettle, microwave, handles and high touch areas, the water was dark grey with dirt. The bin cupboard had food waste both on the inside lip and the inside of the cupboard. There was a side board in the living area that was thick was dust underneath. There were lots of dead bugs collected in the light fitting. Ll the mirrors were smeared so i can only assume they we're cleaned with a dirty cloth or not buffed dry and clean. Considering that we had to arrive an hour later and leave an hour earlier to allow for enhanced Covid cleaning I found this to be unacceptable. I have taken photos. The TV was very small and very poor quality which for the price per week, and the remote location, really ought to be bigger and better, as there is little else to do when you are there, which is what we wanted but the TV was then an issue. The bed was really comfortable. The bathroom was well appointed. We would not go back.

    Thank yuo for your feedback, I am very sorry you found flies and crumbs in the cottage. The cottage was checked before you arrived and as it was so very hot that day I opened all the windows so the cottage would be cool when you arrived so maybe a fly had entered the cottage but all the surfaces were spotlessly clean. The television is a new 32 inches JVC model and there is a new dvd player and a cupboard full of dvds to watch. We are out in the countryside but in the middle of all the wonderful places, towns, villages and seaside that Dorset has to offer with having the complete peace and quiet with the wonderful night skies. There is a very good selection of books and a chest full of games for adults and children in the cottage so I am sorry you found nothing to do in Dorset. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Lovely cosy, comfortable cottage."

    Thoughtfully furnished. It's rural location is perfect for getting away from it all with great views of the countryside. Very peaceful location disturbed only by the gentle sounds of cows, sheep and horses. Great dog friendly property with secure garden and plenty of places to walk and explore. Owners very friendly and helpful. Will hope to make a return visit

    Reviewed by JeannetteJun 2021

  • "We had such a beautiful stay at Maple Cottage."

    Elizabeth and Jeremy were amazing hosts. They managed to give us both privacy and help in all the right measure! The grounds and location are stunning, and Maple Cottage felt like a home away from home. An utterly delightful stay and one which will be repeated in the future. If you looking for pure tranquility and somewhere to get away from it all, you have found it here !

    Reviewed by BlairMay 2021

  • "A great little holiday retreat."

    Well greeted by Elizabeth on arrival and always around if needed. It's fairly remote which was just what we wanted - though still with good village shops not too far away. Loads of local footpaths / bridleways to explore - never did the same morning walk twice with the dog - new every time. And quiet country lanes for cycling too.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "Beautiful quite location and a completely enclosed safe garden for dogs."

    Very comfortable beds. Bedding, sofas and cushions very good quality and clean, towels so hard we could not use them, thankfully we had taken our own, BUT rest of cottage is in need of a deep clean. Kitchen shelves you could write your name in, the skirting boards are thick dirt (not dust) and the walls need painting to cover the many scuffs and splashes. We did not feel clean staying there. We would stay here again but only if we could be assured that everywhere had been thoroughly cleaned.

    Many thanks for your valuable feedback, we are very disappointed that one of our properties has seemingly let us down and not provided you with the experienced that we had hoped for. We will be contacting the owner of this property shortly regarding the points you have raised. Thank you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2020

  • "Maple cottage is a very restful place – so quiet and peaceful it’s almost another planet!"

    Every comfort is provided for and a lovely welcome from the owners. We very much enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2020

  • "We wanted somewhere in the countryside away from the obvious holiday spots and this was in perfect seclusion."

    The standard of the décor and facilities were exceptionally grand. The addition of a very generous 'welcome' pack was totally unexpected and a wonderful gesture. The weather was regrettably wet but there can be no doubt that in a decent spring or in summer this idyllic cottage would be a splendid retreat. That said it is not far from the tourist interests and the wealth of excellent places to eat nearby more than met our needs. I think it is quite likely that we will return.

    Reviewed by PatrickFeb 2020

  • "Lovely owners and lovely accommodation."

    Picturesque setting in an area of Dorset that is off the beaten track and peaceful.

    Reviewed by JeffreyJan 2020

  • "It was a lovely, beautiful cottage which was beautifully furnished and very well equipped."

    The owner met us, showed us around and the left us alone. My only issue was that despite it all being on one level it was not so easily accessed for my wife who has limited mobility, to be fair it was not described as such, the entrance step was very high and no hand rail, the bath was also pretty difficult for her to negotiate but both were manageable with help. Unfortunately I had to do some work whilst there and the internet was not very strong, but again with a hotspot on my phone we managed, EE signal was superb. Overall it was a beautiful out of the way setting, several great places to eat and relax.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, we are pleased you thought the cottage was well presented, I am sorry to hear you had some difficulties whilst at the cottage, we feel the property is well advertised online. We have never had any complaints regarding the WIFI before, so I am unsure what happened during your stay, we are currently changing WIFI providers and having a dish installed on the house, so this should boost the signal and the property will benefit from stronger WIFI. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RolandAug 2019

  • "The peace and quiet, the lovely warm welcome, the welcome pack."

    Ideal location for the South coast. We couldn't fault it. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2019

  • "Very nice owner very helpful very nice setting very quite which was very nice."

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2019

  • "We loved this cottage!"

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2018

  • "Maple Cottage is warm and cosy and a real home from home."

    There was everything we needed and we loved the peace and quiet. The enclosed garden space was perfect for our dog, Angel, and she loved laying out in front of a real fire; something we don't have at home. We loved the personal touches and the care package on arrival. If you like stargazing then the dark skies here are hard to beat, and Elizabeth, our host, offered to loan us a telescope for the duration. Maple Cottage is one of the nicest cottages I have stayed in and I would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to explore what Dorset has to offer. We hope to be back again soon!

    Reviewed by CatherineNov 2018

  • "The instructions for finding the cottage were abysmal."

    " Travelling to the Property Continue to Bridge St/B3092 Drive along Glue Hill Take Pleck Hill to Taylor's Ln " Continue from where ??? I pointed this out to Sykes prior to travelling to the property, but apart from acknowledging my message, Sykes chose to do nothing.

    Reviewed by DennisSep 2018

  • "Lovely peaceful location."

    Quality cottage next to Georgian mansion. Photograph does not do this justice. This is away from it all in the heart of Dorset

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/Dining area with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, Broadband WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • There is also a 'camp bed' so you can bring an extra child
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden to the front with lawn and patio furniture
  • Pet friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Coast 40mins
  • Note: Guests welcome to bring a horse as there is a stable, and field along with parking for horse box and an arena
  • Note: Property can be booked with Ref
  • 988342, together they sleep eight guests with interconnecting doors.

The property

Maple Cottage is a unique, spaciously designed, ground floor accommodation resting near the pretty market town of Sturminster Newton.

Walk or cycle down the 3/4 mile long tarmac driveway suitable for children to ride on their bikes.

With a quirky interior boasting quality, antique furnishings, the cottage sleeps up to four guests.

Perfect for families and friends, the two welcoming bedrooms come appointed with luxurious all-white linens adorning sumptuous beds, both refreshing places to catch your rest.

The open-plan living space boasts beautiful upholstery and luxurious seating, providing guests a comfortable stay in a peaceful, rural location.

On a cold winter's evening you have the benefit of the open fire, a focal point in the room, drawing your attention to the thoughtful layout of furnishings.

The well-equipped kitchen rests in the centre of the cottage; fully integrated with a galley-style formation to suit your needs.

Just off from here are the king-size and twin bedrooms alongside an ultra-modern bathroom, assisting you each morning and evening of your stay.

Take the time to appreciate the countryside surroundings, engulfing the cottage in a serene wildlife haven, clustered among rolling pastures and textured landscapes, all to be enjoyed from the enclosed front garden.

This excellent location provides good walking and cycling opportunities to get the whole family outdoors within the fresh country air of Dorset.

Couples may enjoy a romantic stroll, whilst friends can engage in the pleasantries of Sturminster Newton and its surrounding beauty spots.

For a great day out you can visit the beach which is approximately 40 minutes away.

Nearby Sherborne boasts a splendid castle and grounds along with its historic abbey to discover, further afield you can visit the beautiful sights of Shaftesbury and even Cranborne Chase AONB.

A lovely base to choose for your Dorset break.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 988342, together they sleep eight guests with interconnecting doors.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Dorchester 12 miles; Sherborne 12 miles.

The West Dorset village of Buckland Newton, and its seven surrounding hamlets including Brockhampton, is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of Blackmore Vale, and at the head of the quaintly named Piddle Valley. The village is 12 miles south of historic Sherborne and 12 miles north of Thomas Hardy's Dorchester. Locally there are lovely scenic walks to be had, while a visit to nearby ancient Cerne Abbas is not to be missed, with its instantly recognisable chalk giant and numerous tea rooms and inns serving real ales and good food. Alternatively, travel south to the memorable Dorset Jurassic Coast, now a designated World Heritage Site, where many sandy beaches await you and provide visitors with great facilities for all kinds of water sports. Weymouth offers golden sandy beaches and a bustling harbour from which you can take a day trip to the Channel Islands. A short drive from here takes you to Portland Harbour and the rugged “Isle” of Portland, which is linked to Weymouth by dramatic Chesil Beach. With fascinating Sherborne and bustling Dorchester also just a short drive away, you really are spoilt for choice in this lovely part of Dorset.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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