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The Old Bakery

(Ref. 1058390)

South Perrott near Mosterton, Dorset Show on map

4.4

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (23)
  • owners (16)
  • lovely (14)
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  • dog (11)
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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice enough cottage and the owners are helpful and lovely."

    However the place suffered from old fashioned heating that worked only when it wanted . There were too many cobwebs and spiders which I felt could of been cleaned up before we arrived. If you can see past these things then it is a comfortable stay at the cheaper price I paid . I wouldn't pay top rates for this cottage. I have to be honest even though I hate it because has I mentioned, the owners are lovely people who will do what they can for your stay.

    As it happens we are about to spend several thousand pounds on replacing the old (about 25 years) storage heaters with modern ones which work a lot better and are much more controllable. Mary is fastidious about cobwebs and spiders - but in a centuries old property the spiders are very quick at find their way in. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy2.8Dec 2023

  • "Fabulous long weekend staying at The Old Bakery."

    Great location whilst visiting West Dorset, Somerset & Devon with our labrador. Lovely welcome from the owners and a comfy stay. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "My sister, my dog and myself had a very nice holiday at The Old Bakery."

    The cottage is perfect for a holiday on the coast of southern England: quiet and not too far away from nearby attractions. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The interior of the house is fine, not luxurious but everything you need is there. And the dog was very welcome, all the basic facilities were present for her too!

    Reviewed by Inge4.4Sep 2023

  • "A good base to see West Dorset."

    Good : owners friendly , outside areas . large tv .toiletries,wine,milk. no dog smells ! Suggestions: need more plates/mugs/bowls to be able to use dishwasher as if we had stacked the dishwasher we wouldn't have any to use. some more smaller oven trays would be useful as well as a pizza tray / rolling pin . Some New bedlinen & towels would be of benefit. Settee covers could do with a wash ! Obviously damp issues on walls as patches show through the paint & we could smell it when we open the kitchen cupboards below the cooker. . The storage heaters were old & rusty in places. We didn't need to use them ! I think if a bit more money was spent on these issues it would be a good rental to return to.

    Thanks for your valuable feedback. A pity you did not raise these points when you were here as several could have been sorted at the time. Most feedback we get says the cottage is very well cleaned and very well equipped but we do keep extra for anyone who asks. Yes - there are still some damp patches - the cottage was ill maintained when we bought it and drying out old rubble filled walls is a very long process indeed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie2.8Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was excellent, kitchen was well stocked and the welcome pack for us and the dog was a nice touch."

    The gardens were well kept, the owners were very helpful and friendly. Good location for exploring. Crewkerne just down the road for food supplies.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very welcoming, very dog friendly."

    Kind hosts and beautiful garden. Good location for exploring Dorset

    Reviewed by Ben4.7Aug 2023

  • "We absolutely loved the cottage and its private woodlands."

    A real treasure. Cottage perfect for us.Bed towel bowls and treats for our little dog which was great. Owners lovely and on had if needed but politely left us to our privacy. Plenty of spaces outside to relax after a day out. Pergola too if a shower occurs. The whole place was so relaxing. Perfect after the stresses of life and work. Even a bottle of fresh milk left in the fridge for a cup of tea after a long journey. Everything was thought of for the comfort and welcoming of us as will definitely recommend to friends and family. Absolutely beautiful idealic place. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Jun 2023

  • "Great stay, very friendly and helpful couple, well stocked and presented ..."

    Great stay, very friendly and helpful couple, well stocked and presented cottage, lots of extremely useful information went above and beyond with recommendations for days out,EXCELLENT

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely big garden to walk in, not secure for a roaming dog who is prepared to enter the river!"

    Some of the local footpaths were extremely muddy and impassable when we were there but at dry times would have been good to explore them. A convenient location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was a beautiful cottage set in acres of wooded grounds with the river running through which we could access with the dog whenever we liked."

    Good location central to many tourist sites. Cottage was well appointed with all the equipment one would want in a kitchen. The owners were lovely friendly and helpful. I want to go back again .

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, just a few minor issues that didn't distract from the holiday."

    Grounds were fab to explore.

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, well maintained, lovely hosts, would recommend to anyone"

    Reviewed by P5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely cottage which is nicely furnished and comfortable."

    Plenty of character and quiet, well located for Dorset/Devon explorations and walks and dog friendly. We have no hesitation in recommending The Old Bakery.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need for a stay."

    The hosts Richard and Mary were most welcoming and the welcome gifts were much appreciated. Good location for access to walks and the coast.some good pubs are close by

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage situated around a splendid courtyard with a wonderful wild woodland garden."

    Most relaxing of locations with excellent pubs nearby. Cottage had everything we needed and Mary and Richard the most friendly and hospitable of owners had left everything we needed to operate in the kitchen including a welcoming bottle of wine, biscuits, milk, tea, coffee etc. First class, a lot of thought had gone into the needs of guests to get them up and running. Only one little thing which would make a big difference when cleaning teeth or shaving would be a light fixed to the beam above the bathroom mirror to illuminate it more effectively. A simple job for Richard !

    Thank you for your review a new mirror with a light has been bought. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Jun 2022

  • "The only thing missing especially if you are staying for 2 weeks, in my opinion ..."

    The only thing missing especially if you are staying for 2 weeks, in my opinion is a washing machine otherwise an excellant stay

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2022

  • "The cottage and surroundings are lovely and very quiet."

    The cottage is very well equipped and the owners are on hand to help you if needed. Watch out though for the beams and low ceiling on stairs; might be good idea to put warning or a soft covering on wall. The location benefits from being about 5mins to Crewkerne which has a large Waitrose and Lidle so you are able to pick up practically all you need. The use of a small garden area is available for guests - lovely - we took our dog and would kindly suggest the garden is somehow enclosed so your dog cannot go off wondering into the larger gardens. The owners are working on the gardens which are incredible and looking to have a games room in one of the outbuildings. We will definitely consider another visit.

    Thank you for your review. We intend to follow your suggestion. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nichola4.7May 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay in The Old Bakers Cottage."

    The walks to two villages with eating and drinking was just across the road which the owners were very informative about. Being a draw back was there were no food facilities in the village! It was infact the prettiest village we have been too. The massive gardens were unbeleivable with plenty of places to sit and relax after a day of walking!

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Apr 2022

  • "Dark and dingy, very uncomfortable - not suitable for holidays."

    We received this review in July! An interesting comment as the customer did not stay! They had booked for April. We did not know when to expect them, they arrived quite late. We were frequently watching for them. My wife saw them driving out of the courtyard so they could not have been here more than a few minutes. They did not stop to speak. Fortunately other visitors do not share their opinion. You can't please everyone but we do seem to have a very high success rate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne1.6Apr 2022

  • "A wonderful location to explore the local walks and pubs."

    The garden was a delight and we can see the potential for a truly magical outside area. Henry, our 2yr old labrador obviously loved having his own personal river and stick supply. Mary and Richard were very welcoming and the cottage was warm, comfortable and well equipped. A delightful long weekend in a beautiful, quiet location, just what we were looking for.

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Feb 2022

  • "Lovely is cottage."

    The owners greeted us on our arrival and were very helpful. A great place to stay with your dog.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Nov 2021

  • "We were made very welcome by the owners of The Old Bakery Cottage,they have only been owners for a year or so,and work on the surrounding grounds (a very large area)is an ongoing project for them,but they are doing an excellent job."

    You have access to their own wood,that has a small river running through it, most delightful. Very comfortable and fully equipped ensures for a great stay in beautiful countryside.Would Visit Again.

    Reviewed by Dennis4.7Oct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the old bakery."

    The cottage had everything we needed and more. Richard & Mary the owners was very friendly and nothing was to much trouble. The garden was very big and pleasant to walk around with the dog. We would not hesitate to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Sep 2021

  • "The Old Bakery is a beautiful looking cottage and very comfortable to stay in."

    It was equipped with everything you could think off and more. All the little extras were a lovely surprise. Mary, Richard and off course poppy were fantastic host and nothing was too much trouble. I would say the best feature is the garden, my son loved it. There were places to hide, places to run and play, places to climb and best of all the river. Richard took the time to show us what was in it. There was always something new to see in the garden each day. A fantastic place for little explorers. The cottage is a little way from the beach and other attractions but it didn’t matter to us too much, as it was nice to see new places and the scenery. The shops are a 6 minute drive and about the same for a pub meal. We had a lovely time staying here and would recommend it. Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Amy4.7Aug 2021

  • "The old bakery is a very quirky cottage with old original features, the bedroom doors in particular are interesting!"

    The kitchen is modern and has everything you need, but the dining area was very tight and the 3 of us could not fit around the table. The WiFi facility was excellent, especially with a teenager in tow. The owners are really friendly and recommended restaurants and places to visit and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The only downside for us was the garden area, the seating area is not attached to the cottage, you have to go down some paths to get there and it’s also a bit overgrown, so for us who like popping outside for alfresco breakfast or lunch, it wasn’t really suitable which was a bit disappointing.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Aug 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely and clean had a bit of trouble with finding it as not Sign posted very well , very secluded ."

    Only problem was had to drive miles to do stuff with our daughter , even the shops are a drive away

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was in a beautiful location and the owners are very friendly."

    Enjoyed spending our wedding anniversary there.

    Reviewed by Louisa4.4Jul 2021

  • "Unfortunately the cottage did not meet the standards we usually find with a Sykes’s cottage."

    On entering we were met with a musty smell which caused us to go and purchase a Febreeze plug in. The bin in the kitchen had not been emptied. The amount of cobwebs and spiderwebs were unacceptable even for an old quirky cottage. The carpet felt spongy and moist underfoot. The view from the cottage was of a cardboard box and empty bottles full of water??? The path to the garden was obstructed by trip hazards, electrical cables being used to charge garden equipment that was being housed with no covering. Ladders left with ropes against trees and a plugged in chainsaw in the grass. We have an adventurous 10 year old who is disciplined and is very aware of danger but not sure every child would not have found these tools as toys! Unfortunately would not recommend at this time.

    Reviewed by Nigel2.2Jul 2021

  • "We stayed at the cottage several times a few years ago."

    The new owners have made substantial improvements.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2021

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric log effect fire
  • Electric central heating and electric log effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, Smart TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Private garden with seating and communal grounds with orchard, secret gardens and gazebo
  • One well-behaved pet welcome (a doggy gift pack is provided)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: There is a dog wash in the yard, a house and dog tank, with dog towels and treats provided Please note: This property only accepts a min of 3 night stays

The property

Mosterton 1.8 miles.

Enjoy a getaway to the breathtaking Dorset AONB at The Old Bakery, a traditional cottage filled with character tucked away in two acres of the owner's tranquil grounds.

The Old Bakery is perfect for a family of three or two friends to rest their heads after an exciting day of exploring the wonders of the surrounding areas.

Feel welcomed as you enter the cottage, beaming with character and steeped with history, get cosy in the lovely lounge room which still features the old bakery oven, snuggling up next to the electric fire whilst you enjoy a cup of tea on the sofa, letting the Smart TV entertain you for the evening.

A welcome pack bursting with tea, coffee, local biscuits and a bottle of wine awaits you as you make yourself at home.

Make use of the farmhouse-style kitchen/diner, cooking up a delicious home-cooked Friday night meal for your loved ones, or devour a takeaway on the dining table.

Find rest in one of two charming bedrooms on the first floor with a double and a single, both featuring sloped ceilings, exposed wooden beams leading through quirky doorways, and ample wooden storage space.

Mornings can be spent in the delightful bathroom, take your pick between a lazy bubble bath on a quiet Sunday, or hop in the overhead shower for a refreshing scrub before a fun day of adventure.

Enjoy your morning coffee in the comforts of your own private outdoor seating area, or choose to stroll around the amazing grounds, finding a lovely orchard and secret gardens.

The Old Bakery is a stunning property with so much to offer, in walking distance of a country pub, village shop and the astounding Dorset AONB.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 1058396, together sleeping five guests.

Bakers Arms Cottages

Tucked away in the heart of West Dorset are two beautiful cottages, nestled within two acres of the owner's grounds where you'll find secret romantic gardens, a stunning orchard, and the relaxing backdrop of the River Parrett flowing through, in the quiet village of South Perrott. This area is perfect for a group of friends or small family gathering to take a break from the stresses of daily life and discover all of Dorset's natural wonders and historic attractions, with the properties themselves keeping their original character, and boasting a rich history dating back to being an old quarry in 1680. Take a leisurely stroll via one of the nearby footpaths to the charming village of Mosterton where you can stock up on self-catered essentials at the village shop and take your pick from fresh pastries at the in-store bakery, as well as a welcoming local pub where you can take a break from the kitchen and enjoy delicious pub grub. Explore the bustling market town of Beaminster with a wealth of independent shops, pubs, restaurants, and museums, or travel along footpaths to the charming villages of Chedington and North Perrott, doing a pub crawl of the local ales. Discover the striking landscapes of Dorset's AONB and take in the surrounding nature on one of many walking and cycling trails at Beaminster Downs, Lewesdon Hill, Marshwood Vale, Powerstock Forest, and Eggardon Hill, as well as the 625-mile-long path of The Monarch's Way. Travel further afield and indulge in a day at the seaside at one of Dorset's many popular beaches for a classic day at the seaside, choosing between West Bay, Hive Beach and so many more along the glorious South West Coastal Path. The Bakers Arms cottages offer a delightful base for a memorable trip away with your loved ones to this fantastic Dorset location.

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About the location

MOSTERTON

Beaminster 4.5 miles.

The village of Mosterton is a thriving community with good local facilities, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the glorious West Dorset countryside, close to the Somerset border, just 3 miles from Crewkerne and less than 5 miles from Beaminster. The village is perfectly situated to explore this superb rural area, beloved of Thomas Hardy, and in recent times often featured in the River Cottage TV series. There are great walks to be had locally along the Monarch Way, whilst Forde Abbey and Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park are both easily accessible. Within 10 miles can be found the historic rope making town of Bridport, or at West Bay take a sea fishing trip or go fossil hunting on the scenic Jurassic Coast. An ideal base for an interesting and relaxing holiday.

Please note: This property only accepts a min of 3 night stays

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas