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Laurel Cottage

(Ref. 1064960)

Osmington, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage."

    Clean and tidy. Would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Martina4.7Jul 2023

  • "Overall property was clean and comfortable."

    ..the bed and pillows extremely comfy and slept really well. The bathroom too is modern and a great shower. A quirky spiral staircase and beams add character. Parking spot outside front door is great. The property has a small outside space which is a bonus and somewhere to enjoy a coffee plus fenced off so our little dog couldn't escape. Location wise Osmington in an ideal position to pop into Weymouth plus days out further afield....we had a very good value meal at The Sailors Return in Chaldon Herring...pie night on Wednesdays! A few minor issues as regards kitchen equipment (needed a washing up bowl!) were dealt with very swiftly by Dream Cottages and owner so overall a very good experience.

    Reviewed by Jeanette3.8Jul 2023

  • "Very comfortable, beautiful quiet location."

    The cottage itself was gorgeous, chocolate box, thatched roof cottage. Located in Osmington so a short drive into Weymouth itself. Everything was catered for, we loved playing Scrabble on an evening. The only suggestion we would have is that a bread knife would be nice to have. We've stayed in multiple places around Weymouth over the years and would happily stay at Laurel Cottage again!

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Jun 2023

  • "Overall very pleased with cottage."

    Presented well and ideally located for our needs. Issue with plumbing resolved very promptly. Bed was very comfortable and would be happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Jun 2023

  • "Excellent location and 20 mins in car to various places."

    Sun in small garden through our morning. No grass area for dogs so headed to the fields and oastal paths, not a problem. Cottage has everything covered even coffee, washing up liquid etc. Also provide a hairdryer which was not mentioned in the description. The bed was really comfy and from John Lewis! Fab dual shower but sadly when we had a bath this leaked all through to ceiling to thd kitchen down thd beams. Sadly this had happened before as thd ceiling has yellow patches from previous leaks, I hope this gets fixed out of season as needs sorting, not good on the eye! Contacting Dream cottages/Skyes on Sunday and had a response on the Monday saying someone will be in touch, true to word on Tuesday the team called me and entered the cottage while we were out. Added extra draining liquid down the plug and this stopped the blockage but please please this must be looked at because it was a massive inconvenience to us mopping the floor and wiping thd kitchen units especially during dinner time. Would we go back or recommend....YES we would. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Marlene4.1Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday in this lovely little cottage."

    It was perfectly located within Dorset for visiting the attractions and was clean and comfortable. We'd love to return.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0May 2023

  • "It was a little difficult to find, as the pub mentioned in the directions doesn't seem to exist."

    Apart from that, we had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Interesting property and really well located."

    The garden really needs to be fenced if dogs are allowed as ours escaped.

    Reviewed by Lee3.4Aug 2022

  • "Regrettably upon arrival the cottage hadn't been cleaned or fresh bedlinen etc."

    provided. Being a Sunday it proved awkward to establish communication with the owner, however, Sykes sorted this out for us and the owner provided all that was required promptly and in a very friendly manner. The cottage was as described and with a small garden to the rear was a lovely spot to use as a base for exploring the local coastline and going into Weymouth. It is worth noting that the cottage does not stand alone but there is sufficient parking space, just. A very nice cottage which we may well visit again.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, it's very much appreciated and pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Clean and comfortable. Good location. Our one issue was the back garden. Property advertised as pet friendly but apparently this does not mean pet secure. This was a very small area that could easily be secured. We were assisted by very helpful couple who live on site. They supplied us with two pallets to block the area!!

    Hi Nikki, glad you had a lovely time at Laurel. Thank you for your feedback - the back garden will be secured in due course so all furry friends can continue enjoying the space as before. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nikki3.4Jul 2022

  • "Great location, easy access to Weymouth and surrounding areas."

    Comfortable and compact cottage in a picturesque setting, thatched roofed cottages. Good quality bedding and towels. Poor standard of cleanliness , blinds,settee and armchair need to be replaced. (dirty and stained). Interior paintwork needed cleaning or repainting. Glasses and crockery needed to be washed before use. Tiles in shower area needed a good scrub.

    Reviewed by David2.8Jun 2022

  • "Property was lovely and clean and very comfortable."

    A very nice setting with all the other cottages. Farm shop was a short walk away with lovely homemade butter. A nice walk with outstanding views to the Smugglers pub. The park and ride was very handy, and Weymouth has a good network of buses. RSPB Arne is worth a visit, the cottage is very central. The best cottage we have had for quite a while.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2022

  • "Nice cottage in ideal area for exploring Dorset."

    Reviewed by Jim4.1May 2022

  • "We had a lovely time staying at Laurel Cottage."

    Its very cosy and convenient. Lots of lovely places to visit. The one and only drawback for us was that it was absalutely freezing when we arrived and the heating is not adequate for cold January. It really would benefit by having a better system of heating. Other than that, we could not fault it. Beautifully clean and well equipped. If we booked again, it would be in summer months.

    Thank you for your valuable feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Laurel Cottage. Although the central heating is regularly serviced and maintained, we have noted your comments regarding the cooler months, and will ensure that the heating is left on to maintain an ambient temperature. Best regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marguerite4.7Jan 2022

  • "We had a good comfortable weeks stay at Laure cottage , very centrally located ..."

    We had a good comfortable weeks stay at Laure cottage , very centrally located to the centre of Jurassic coast and Dorset , we have already recommended this lovely cottage to family and friends

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2021

  • "A cosy cottage, good location for exploring Weymouth and the surrounding area."

    It seemed as though the cottage had been recently refurbished. The thatch roof is now in the process of being renewed and did not impact our stay. The cottage could have been cleaner and we were requested to clean and tidy the cottage before our departure. However; no cleaning materials were left for us to do this properly. We were grateful for the dishwasher tablets. Shame there wasn't a dishwasher to use them in!!!

    Reviewed by Susan3.4Oct 2021

  • "Unfortunately we were a little disappointed with the cottage due to the damp smell and the amount of cobwebs."

    The cottage was also not very well equipped especially the kettle which needs to either be descaled or replaced. The shower was also poor. We do understand the cottage is old but we live in an old property and do not have any of the above problems.

    Reviewed by Anne3.1Oct 2021

  • "Should have been better for the price."

    Laurel cottage was let down by Dreams not paying attention to the details which turn a good holiday into a great one. Specifically and to help Dreams improve the cottage for the future: No welcome pack - not even milk to make a cup of tea. Cottage not as clean as we would have expected especially as access was not permitted until 5.00 pm. The armchair, settee, toilet and towel rail were tired and the windows very dirty. Printed TV instructions were inadequate but luckily someone had left a scrap of paper on which they had written how to operate the set. There was no oven glove but there were dishwasher tablets even though there was no dishwasher. There were no facilities for recycling and quite a few of the lounge light bulbs didn't work. The outdoor seating area is small and doesn't gets the sun and the archway joining Laurel Cottage to Magnolia Cottage could do with rethatching. The website and cottage details mention a pub near is closed and looks like it has been for about two years. On the plus side, the bed was extremely comfortable and the cottage nice and cool after a warm day's walking in the beautiful surrounding Dorset countryside. We enjoyed our stay but Dreams should take time and care to keep Laurel Cottage in the condition it and the price deserves.

    Thank you for your detailed feeback which we take on board and will use to ensure we improve the offering in Laurel Cottage. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in Dorset. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.1Sep 2021

  • "Nice little cottage."

    Comfortable. Easy access to local beaches - need to update the fridge which tended to freeze food, and a dish washer would be better than a clothes washer!

    Reviewed by Neville3.4Aug 2021

  • "No facility for recycling."

    Apart from that, everything was great!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2021

  • "Laurel Cottage was blissfully cool to return to each day during this heatwave."

    It does though, have a very hard mattress (double bed) which had a (possibly plastic coated?) mattress topper. These were not easy to sleep on. The shower could not stop going from too hot to too cold so baths were the only option. The cottage, did though, have everything we needed.and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Hayley4.4Jul 2021

  • "Ideal spot for travelling into Weymouth and surrounding area."

    Cottage was cosy but disappointed with the compact outside deck area, which was surrounded by a tall hedge this restricted the sunlight. Instructions for TV and cooker could have been more explicit. Also we had trouble opening the front door from the inside. Fortunately the cooker and door problems were quickly resolved as a result a call to the customer service number. Good parking right outside the cottage. Overall a good experience.

    Reviewed by Edward John4.4Jun 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Laurel Cottage."

    A beautiful location with off road parking close to all the beaches. The walk to Smugglers Inn from the cottage is a must... with a well deserved drink at the end. The cottage had everything we needed and was nicely decorated inside.

    Thankyou for your fantastic feedback. The Owner is so pleased you had such a wonderful stay and enjoyed the cottage and local area. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7May 2021

  • "Glass oven door needed a thorough clean, back left hob ring not working."

    Television not connected to either aerial or satellite, issue was fixed during our stay. Lovely situation and easy safe parking.

    Reviewed by Bridie4.7Apr 2021

  • "A really nice little cottage."

    We enjoyed our stay very much. I struggled a little with the internet TV but that is an age thing. The rear left ring on the cooker seemed to have stopped working but this was not a problem; three others worked OK

    Thankyou for your feedback, we are glad you liked the cottage. We have arranged for the hob to be checked. We look forward to welcoming you to Dorset again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Apr 2021

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  • Two Bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Electric heated radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc, in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Garden with decking area
  • One well behaved pet welcome, charge of £21 per pet per week
  • No smoking
  • Please note there is a spiral staircase at this property
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 0.2 miles.

The property

Perfectly positioned for enjoying the countryside and the coast of Dorset is this charming detached thatched cottage, Laurel Cottage, which rests within a cluster of holiday properties at the heart of the traditional village of Osmington.

This two-bedroom holiday accommodation has bags of character combined with a contemporary twist and is a great find for a couple or small family seeking a quiet getaway to the countryside.

Push open the characterful front door and be welcomed into the open-plan living room, where the exposed beams frame the sleek kitchen units, and you will find a range of appliances which are sure to encourage a spot of home cooking.

Step across the tiled floor and kick back on the sofa with a good book or browse through the channels of the TV for a movie night with your partner.

Afterwards, retreat up the spiral staircase, where the sense of opulence is continued in the plush double bedroom, with crisp white linens that are waiting to be curled up under after a busy day exploring Dorset.

The bedroom comes with stylish wardrobes for your holiday belongings, while along the landing you will find a single bed and a family bathroom featuring a shower over bath.

During the summer months, take your drinks outdoors and onto the decking area, with lots of privacy soaking up your surroundings.

If you can tear yourself away from the charming abode, enjoy a stroll through the village to admire the surrounding views, where you will discover a handful of pretty chocolate-box cottages.

Osmington Mills, the beautiful coastal hamlet known for its history of smugglers who supposedly took refuge in the local inn, now The Smugglers Inn, which dates back to the 13th century and serves fabulous food, and can be reached within a 20-minute walk along the famous South West Coast Path.

Craig's Farm Dairy, tea room and farm shop is very close to the property, so you are perfectly placed for buying fresh milk, cheeses and wonderful ice cream.

The seaside town of Weymouth is a short drive away, with numerous bars, restaurants, shops and activities, as well as the three-mile stretch of beautiful sandy beach, hosting a range of traditional seaside entertainment during the summer months, including donkey rides, fun fair and crazy golf.

A trip east to the unique Lulworth Cove is a must, here you can spend the day on the sheltered shingle beach or enjoy a meal at one of the local pubs or restaurants.

A walk from Lulworth Cove over the hill to Durdle Door offers the perfect opportunity to admire the stunning views over the coastline and unusual geological rock formations.

To the west you will discover the traditional market town of Bridport, with lovely shops and a weekly market with fresh local produce.

Take a trip to West Bay Harbour to discover a lovely beach and amazing cliffs to admire, and venture further afield to find Charmouth and Lyme Regis, where you can uncover your own fossils.

Laurel Cottage is a perfect cottage to explore the Dorset coast and countryside.

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About the location


Osmington village, sits on the Jurassic coastline of Dorset, just 6 miles from Weymouth with it’s infamous beach and historic harbour and just 11 miles from Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Home to the famous Chalk hillside carving of George III on horseback, cut into the hillside to commemorate the Royal visits to Weymouth, this landmark can be seen from miles away. It is also the place that John Constable spent his honeymoon in 1816 and where he completed his painting of Weymouth Bay that now hangs in the National Gallery. The South West Coastal path runs through Osmington Mills, a tiny hamlet on the edge of Osmington. Here many walkers start their coast path walks at the Smugglers inn, where reputedly there are historic connections to smuggling. Be sure to visit to find out all the stories. A short drive will see you reach a local convenience store at Preston. Weymouth offers a larger variety of shopping, eating and entertainment choices.

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