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Duck Cottage

Sutton Poyntz, Dorset (Ref. 1008404)

4.5

Very good

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the duck cottage."

    It was really an awesome experience and all of us really loved the property and spent our Christmas at the cottage. It was so thoughtfully decorated and had all amenities required for a pleasant stay. Thanks for lovely gesture from owners on arrival- tipples, wine and welcome basket with goodies and lovely Christmas ... Continue reading

    It was really an awesome experience and all of us really loved the property and spent our Christmas at the cottage. It was so thoughtfully decorated and had all amenities required for a pleasant stay. Thanks for lovely gesture from owners on arrival- tipples, wine and welcome basket with goodies and lovely Christmas decorations put up on extremely short notice. They even allowed us to check out late as we had sealife visit planned on check out day Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the stay and would surely recommend to our friends and will definitely consider visiting again in future. Thanks to owners for accommodating all our requests. Highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by MithunDec 2021

  • "Thanks for the lovely stay."

    Reviewed by ConorDec 2021

  • "Beautiful, comfortable, clean, tidy, well presented, cottage, great location."

    A very thoughtful welcome basket filled with tea, coffee pods for machine, milk(in fridge), wine, biscuits, eggs marmalade and a stick of rock! tipples of Baileys and port ! Wish more hosts showed appreciation like this! Great place to stay! Definitely want to come back

    Reviewed by MarieNov 2021

  • "A lovely well appointed cottage set in wonderland setting ..."

    A lovely well appointed cottage set in wonderland setting Nice added touches of biscuits and tipples on arrival Would certainly return

    Reviewed by IanOct 2021

  • "Idyllic Cottage in a beautiful friendly village."

    The Springhead (Pub) opposite was also top notch. Wonderful food, beers and Staff. We were a party of 6 adults, same family, and were taking a much needed break. It was just what was needed, peace and quiet, and a time for reflection. Could not have been any better. Weymouth and it’s beach and attractions 10 minutes ... Continue reading

    The Springhead (Pub) opposite was also top notch. Wonderful food, beers and Staff. We were a party of 6 adults, same family, and were taking a much needed break. It was just what was needed, peace and quiet, and a time for reflection. Could not have been any better. Weymouth and it’s beach and attractions 10 minutes away.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Lovely clean and tidy cottage sited in a beautiful friendly village with the pub opposite, just across the duck pond, with lovely Sunday lunches, a Tuesday steak night along with a full and varied menu from a light lunch to a full three course meal."

    Duck cottage is home from home with everything you need and more, very comfortable, we loved the cosy log burner that we lit for a couple of hours each evening and as such we didn’t need to use the central heating even though the September evenings are beginning to chill off. A kind gesture from the owner of a bottle ... Continue reading

    Duck cottage is home from home with everything you need and more, very comfortable, we loved the cosy log burner that we lit for a couple of hours each evening and as such we didn’t need to use the central heating even though the September evenings are beginning to chill off. A kind gesture from the owner of a bottle of white wine along with a welcoming drop of Port and Baileys Liqueur were well received. Sutton Pointz is a dog walkers paradise with lots of beautiful walks right on your doorstep. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Robert StephenSep 2021

  • "What patio chairs -really dirty."

    Patio table n chairs - dirty. BBQ - dirty and rusty. Swing ball corroded, bats, ball n shuttlecock left over garden No rotary washing line Food left in cupboards from previous holidaymakers. Kettle stale water inside with lots of scale. No cups, oversized mugs- had to buy our own. Windows filthy, could have ... Continue reading

    Patio table n chairs - dirty. BBQ - dirty and rusty. Swing ball corroded, bats, ball n shuttlecock left over garden No rotary washing line Food left in cupboards from previous holidaymakers. Kettle stale water inside with lots of scale. No cups, oversized mugs- had to buy our own. Windows filthy, could have cleaned front windows, especially overlooking stream. Stargate at top of stairs a hazard. Hot water in both bathrooms just trickled. No plug near dressing table- had to plug in by bed and stand in bathroom doorway Toilet pan in on suite - marked. Hoover very little suction. Bin men came refused to take bin, already had bags inside from previous holiday makers. - began to smell Overall view if duck cottage For the price paid of £1680 expections of this idylic cottage was not up to our expectations. Not ideal for elderly that have issues or signs to accommodate those with walking aids or wheelchair use . It was a challenge with the steps and stairs. The cleanliness of the cottage should have been of a high standard. In vacating the property at 10am , alittle to much with what we all had to do, Strip beds, clean around, tidying up, hoovering, sweeping back and front, Getting ourselves sorted, breakfast. We all thought 12pm would have been better as the supposingly cleaners still would come in and have 3 hours. The location was as said idylic and the people from the village all very friendly, but unfortunately our family would not return to this cottage

    Reviewed by MarcelleAug 2021

  • "The cottage was not ready on arrival as stated in the arrival time."

    It was still being cleaned and as as such they did not clean it to an expected level in the bathrooms. There was Pubic hair left in the showers in both bathrooms.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2021

  • "The wine and cookies were very welcome."

    Reviewed by AntoninaJul 2021

  • "Beautiful location right in the centre of the village over looking the stream and village pub."

    Weymouth a short drive away, fabulous walks from the cottage. Very pretty cottage, well equipped and nicely decorated. Modern spacious bathrooms with comfortable bedrooms. The only criticism would be the twin beds in the third bedroom had very hard mattresses and the garden needed attention before our arrival, ie grass ... Continue reading

    Weymouth a short drive away, fabulous walks from the cottage. Very pretty cottage, well equipped and nicely decorated. Modern spacious bathrooms with comfortable bedrooms. The only criticism would be the twin beds in the third bedroom had very hard mattresses and the garden needed attention before our arrival, ie grass cutting and weeds pulled out.

    Reviewed by DonnaJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage Beautiful cottage, in beautiful setting."

    First impressions were very good and overall it is a lovely cottage to stay in. However, there were a couple of cleanliness issues in the kitchen. There was grime on worktops and grease on teapot and canisters, The cooker hood needed cleaning. The kitchen bin hadn't been emptied. The utility room area was also not very ... Continue reading

    First impressions were very good and overall it is a lovely cottage to stay in. However, there were a couple of cleanliness issues in the kitchen. There was grime on worktops and grease on teapot and canisters, The cooker hood needed cleaning. The kitchen bin hadn't been emptied. The utility room area was also not very clean. It didn't appear that it had been cleaned up to "Covid" standards. The garden was spoiled a little by the grass not having been cut. It is such a shame about these things, and would have easily scored 5 stars otherwise. That said it didn't spoil our holiday.

    Reviewed by StephanieJun 2021

  • "Firstly location is stunning in a beautiful village."

    Very well equipped cottage, cleanliness good and tastefully decorated. Very dog friendly and spot for walkers. The only reason we rated it 4/5 stars was due to the grass was not mowed and a couple of minor issues were not addressed quickly enough. The pub across the pond was great for everyone and no noise can be heard ... Continue reading

    Very well equipped cottage, cleanliness good and tastefully decorated. Very dog friendly and spot for walkers. The only reason we rated it 4/5 stars was due to the grass was not mowed and a couple of minor issues were not addressed quickly enough. The pub across the pond was great for everyone and no noise can be heard in the cottage. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by SadieMay 2021

  • "Duck Cottage was immaculate, well presented, with all home comforts."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay our dog Charlie was well catered for with blankets and towels and he enjoyed exploring the walks around the pretty village. We also appreciated the lovely bottle of wine.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2021

  • "What went wrong was that you were informed we had to travel home on the 3rd day due to COVID and no one in your company called us back as promised to discuss what we needed to do to leave the property safely!"

    The cottage was not deep cleaned as it was suppose to be prior to our arrival and having been informed that 2 of the party had developed COVID symptoms whilst on holiday we would have thought that a more professional attitude would have been taken rather than a broken promise to call us within ten minutes to advise what ... Continue reading

    The cottage was not deep cleaned as it was suppose to be prior to our arrival and having been informed that 2 of the party had developed COVID symptoms whilst on holiday we would have thought that a more professional attitude would have been taken rather than a broken promise to call us within ten minutes to advise what the owner would like us to do and whether they would refund any of the cost as we had to leave due to Covid! Not happy at all and will not leave good feedback on other sites especially given why we had to leave and the lack of care and support we received,

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am so sorry to hear that you felt the property had not been deep cleaned before your arrival. Please rest assured that we went over the entire property meticulously to ensure that it was cleaned to an excellent standard, particularly in light of these challenging times. ... Continue reading Property Owner

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am so sorry to hear that you felt the property had not been deep cleaned before your arrival. Please rest assured that we went over the entire property meticulously to ensure that it was cleaned to an excellent standard, particularly in light of these challenging times. Had we been made aware that you were unhappy with the property upon your arrival, we would have done everything we could to try and rectify this for you. It is disappointing that we were not aware of this and so unable to help. I am also very sorry to hear of your difficulty with the agent. I am aware they tried to help you as much as possible and it is a great shame that you are disappointed with the outcome. We do hope we will see you again in future Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2020

  • "The cottage was immaculate and very cosy."

    The pub opposite was served great food and was very friendly. The area is perfect for exploring. My only suggestion is that the lounge needed an extra seat - the house sleeps 6 but only 5 seats in the lounge.

    Reviewed by KathrynOct 2020

  • "Whilst we enjoyed our stay, lovely accommodation with views, there were quite a few snagging issues that need to be addressed."

    We were particularly disappointed with the overgrown back garden and old dog mess, together with window blinds falling off as we are very aware that other visitors had already reported these faults. A full list has been left with the owner.

    Reviewed by CharlieOct 2020

  • "Set in a beautiful peaceful location, ideal for walking and visiting the coastal towns of this area of dorset."

    The cottage was extremely clean and well equipped. The step staircase may be difficult for elderly. Having the Springhead Pub across the road was a bonus and we enjoyed several meals there.

    Reviewed by JenOct 2020

  • "Slightly disappointed with the cleanliness especially in the kitchen had to wash all cooking pots/utensils prior to use and the oven had not been cleaned, overall the property would benefit from a bit of TLC and a deeper clean."

    Reviewed by GillSep 2020

  • "Overall this cottage is in a fantastic position within the village with great views."

    Attention to detail within the cottage itself should had been far better. The shower unit the drain away was clogged up with scum. Cushion in the lounge ripped problems with the blinds in the master bedroom which was reported. Lastly it was a nice week so on returning to the cottage each day it would had been nice to sit ... Continue reading

    Attention to detail within the cottage itself should had been far better. The shower unit the drain away was clogged up with scum. Cushion in the lounge ripped problems with the blinds in the master bedroom which was reported. Lastly it was a nice week so on returning to the cottage each day it would had been nice to sit outside with a drink of tea or coffee but again a bit off putting the lawn had not been mowed which in my opinion is a must, like I stated earlier these are attention to detail and should be picked up every change over.

    Reviewed by StevenSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, felt very homely, so much so we didn’t want to come home!"

    Loved watching the ducks in the stream and great having a lovely country pub with a 30 second walk! Sutton Poyntz is a stunning village, amazing having the gorgeous countryside hills so close by for lovely walks but also being so close to the beach! Would highly recommend x

    Reviewed by ZowieAug 2020

  • "A lovely house and a great village, so much to do close by."

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, beautiful village and close to all places of interest."

    Reviewed by jJan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location, lovely touches on arrival, much appreciated & enjoyed."

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "There were six adults and a dog, and though everything worked out okay, I felt that the kitchen and lounge didn’t really cater for 6 people in terms of seating."

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2019

  • "This place was amazing, there were 5 adults and a dog and we all had a fantastic chilling holiday."

    All the welcoming treats were lovely, warm croissants and danishes as soon as we got there. The basket of coffee pods and tbags, nutritional bars, milk and sugar. The best was the bottle of wine (waddling duck) to match the theme of the cottage and the Port and Baileys which we all enjoyed. It was lovely to watch the ... Continue reading

    All the welcoming treats were lovely, warm croissants and danishes as soon as we got there. The basket of coffee pods and tbags, nutritional bars, milk and sugar. The best was the bottle of wine (waddling duck) to match the theme of the cottage and the Port and Baileys which we all enjoyed. It was lovely to watch the ducks, birds, dogs and children paddle in the stream right outside our cottage (including a few adults). The Cider, Dog and Sausage Festival was lovely on the sunday over "The Springhead", which was great, live music and lovely food and drink, and dog friendly. The rooms in the cottage were clean and comfortable, the mini toiletries were also a great touch. Plenty of utensils in the kitchen and hairdryers in Double rooms and showers were great. Plenty of storage in kitchen and bedrroms. We also enjoyed chilling in the garden and having a couple of bbqs. The footpaths and fields were great to take the dog for walks every day and Prston is only a mile up the road to walk to 2 chip shops, papershop/co-op and 2 other pubs. The Bridge pub did great food too. The only thing that would have made it better is if there was a downstairs toilet, there was a locked room outside to the left of the back door, maybe that could be turned into a toilet as one of our group was disabled. Thank you for the hire of a lovely welcoming cottage, will definitely be returning with friends next year

    Reviewed by DonnaAug 2019

  • "Perfect village location."

    We'll furnished cottage with some lovely touches. Will be back soon

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Duck Cottage with our two children aged 2 and 5."

    The cottage was immaculately presented and felt more like a luxury hotel than a holiday home with the mini toiletries, welcome goodies, crisp white linen, and very comfortable beds. It is also set in beautiful surroundings with a shallow stream outside the front door with a friendly collection of ducks to greet us each ... Continue reading

    The cottage was immaculately presented and felt more like a luxury hotel than a holiday home with the mini toiletries, welcome goodies, crisp white linen, and very comfortable beds. It is also set in beautiful surroundings with a shallow stream outside the front door with a friendly collection of ducks to greet us each morning.

    Reviewed by NaomiJul 2019

  • "The cottage was very well equipped, very comfortable and lovely touches like milk, wine and even liquers made us feel welcome from the start."

    Superb location, we could sit outside the front of the cottage or in the beautiful back garden. Karen the owner visited us just to make sure everything was okay.

    Reviewed by BernadetteJul 2019

  • "Very pretty location and the cottage was lovely."

    Tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable. A joy to return to after a days sightseeing.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2019

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The property

This charming cottage overlooks the pretty river right in the heart the Dorset village of Sutton Poyntz on the fringes of Weymouth, only a mile from the Jurassic Coast.

It is the ideal getaway for a family, couples or group of friends looking to explore this fabulous region, with golden beaches and plenty of walking and cycling opportunities for a truly refreshing break.

Make the most of the bright and airy sitting room, which has a solid oak floor, a lovely outlook over the river and a woodburner set in the inglenook for those cosy winter nights in.

The kitchen is very well-equipped for cooking up a delicious meal and getting everyone together around the dining table to discuss plans for your trip.

Upstairs, the master bedroom boasts a king-size double bed and en-suite shower room, while the double is filled with natural light from the dual-aspect windows, offering views over the front and the sunny back garden.

The twin room is ideal for those either travelling with little ones, or a couple, while the family bathroom offers a deep-soaking bath tub to indulge after an adventure on the Jurassic Coast.

Enjoy a quiet morning with a cup of coffee on the patio to the front of the cottage and take in the picturesque scenery of the babbling river, with ducks swimming along it and the Willow trees rustling in a cool summery breeze.

Alternatively, spend a balmy afternoon barbecuing in the enclosed garden to the rear, which is a lovely sun trap with patio furniture and an elevated landscaped garden for the kids to play on.

Stroll over to the Springhead pub, which offers food all day and has a children's play area, for a refreshing drink to end the day, and for shops and other amenities, Preston is only a short walk away.

You are in a fantastic location for touring the Dorset AONB and all that Weymouth has to offer, with its sandy beach, SEA LIFE Centre and plethora of shops, pubs and eateries.

Explore the beautiful coastline and find the natural, limestone arch known as Durdle Door, one of the most iconic landmarks in the area, and Lulworth Cove with its white pebble beach, both World Heritage sites.

This is a fabulous retreat to use as a base for your next Dorset holiday.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car directly outside, with additional parking in the pub opposite
  • Enclosed garden at rear with patio, lawned area, BBQ and outdoor furniture, open front patio
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (Please note there is a £5 charge)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles

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About the location

SUTTON POYNTZ

Weymouth 3.7 miles; Dorchester 5.4 miles

Sutton Poyntz is a small village on the northern side of Preston, on the outskirts of Weymouth, and it sits beneath the George III chalk horse that is carved into the hillside. At the centre of the village sits a beautiful duck pond, and the Spring head pub, where you can enjoy a drink in the pub gardens whilst admiring the chalk horse carving. Just 3.5 miles from Weymouth and it’s golden sandy beach, lanes of boutique shops, sea life centre and historic harbour this is a perfect village base for exploring the Jurassic Coast. Just 13 miles away are the UNESCO world Heritage sites of Lulworth Cove and Durdle, a short drive further on finds you at Corfe Castle, most recently known for being the inspiration behind many Enid Blyton Famous Five novels. Make sure you take a trip on the steam train on the Swanage Railway, which passes the magnificent ruins. A charming base to choose in a stunning part of Dorset.

Region Information

Note: £5 Pet supplement charge

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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