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Honeypot Cottage

Preston, Dorset (Ref. 1020408)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage."

    We slightly misunderstood the listing info - this cottage has an ELECTRIC woodburner - don't take logs like we did!! Ha Ha! A couple of tips: to get the electric ovens to work you need to set the clock time. When using the key safe you do need to walk round in what looks like the neighbours' drive. This cottage does have oven gloves. Bedding fantastic, both bathrooms lovely. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Great location for exploring the coast and in land Dorset."

    Plenty of space in the living areas, with most things you would want in a cottage - would have liked a dishwasher. Though comfortable, there is a slight musty smell to much of the soft furnishings. There were no outside chairs and the curtains in the smallest bedroom were insufficient. The secondary double glazing did well to cut out most road noise.

    Reviewed by TimSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in this spacious comfortable cottage."

    The road is very busy, but if your out all day it doesn’t matter and it gets fairly quiet at night when you want to sleep. We loved eating in the bright dining room/conservatory. We had to wait to park sometimes, but always managed to so. It is a good location for walking over the hill to the beach, other walks and getting to Weymouth. The only thing I would mention is that as a family who cook at home because our child has a major allergy, the kitchen utensils, cutlery and pans were not that clean. We cleaned what we used and kept them separate for the time we were there. Perhaps a dishwasher would help.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "Had a great time at Honeypot Cottage."

    Everything to a good standard.Enjoyed looking through the books !!

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with all the facilities you would need."

    Very clean, spacious and warm. We stayed as a family of 4, 2 kids and 2 adults. If the weather had been better, the would have been some great coastal walks from the doorstep. Weymouth is only a short drive away with plenty of attractions.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "The customer service aspect from Sykes really soured the experience for us."

    Over the course of a three night stay I received 8 emails and a text message from Sykes, a mixture of advertising, offers and instructions. It’s too much. Whilst we understand everyone is navigating trying to continue to run services as normally as possible in very different times, the multiple communications with instructions on how to leave the property felt unnecessarily over the top, at yikes patronising and not very conducive to a relaxed break. Furthermore the lack of provision of simple basics which facilitate a much more pleasant stay and which I would have expect to have included (basic cooking supplies such as oil, salt and pepper as well as Clear supply of extra toilet roll and shower gel) was a great disappointment. We are regular users of self catering accommodation and have come to expect a more well-served and relaxed approach. I don’t know if this was simply a one off negative experience but I’d think twice before booking a Sykes cottage again.

    Reviewed by NicoleSep 2020

  • "Holiday cottage was lovely, very spacious and booking process was great with Sykes and helpful to have the emails with updates/ reminders."

    Will definitely be booking with you again. Although the cottage was lovely there is obviously a damp and leak issue with the property going down into the utility area and this leaked whilst we were there when it rained heavy. I think this needs to be addressed as I should imagine through the winter the rain would be most days and this would cause a lot of inconvenience to who is staying there to put buckets out. The leak is obviously long standing due to the state of the walls and plaster and probably should be addressed before more guests stay. Apart from that the cottage is lovely and quaint but this does spoil it.

    Reviewed by AngieAug 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and electric woodburning stove
  • Gas Range cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV, DVD player, music system, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking is roadside on a first-come first-served basis
  • Enclosed garden to the rear with patio, chairs and table
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop within 0.1 miles

The property

Dating back to 1740 is this traditional, thatched cottage resting within the seaside village of Preston in Dorset.

This spacious accommodation is ideal for a family seeking to explore the delights of this corner of England and is within striking distance of the resort of Weymouth.

Entering through the front door you will find a heap of period charm, with an inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, equipped with a woodburning stove and beams.

From here, you will find a dining room, where you will be delighted by the spacious area, perfect to gather and enjoy a delicious meal as you plan your holiday together.

Step into the contemporary kitchen, where the Range cooker takes centre stage and allows you to cater delicious home-cooked food for you and your loved ones.

Climbing the stairs, you will find three well-presented bedrooms, comprising of one double and two single bedrooms, all individual in design where you can relax and unwind.

Finally, step outside into the enclosed garden where you can relax in the summer sun on the patio with a refreshing drink in-hand.

Weymouth Beach and town centre are a short drive away, as well as the traditional village of Sutton Poyntz with its historic duck pond and renowned village pub.

For a taste of history, be sure to view the chalk horse carved into the hillside.

Weymouth offers everything for your shopping needs as well as a lively café and restaurant scene.

Delight in a stroll along the seafront with an ice cream or watch the boats sail past in the harbour whilst enjoying local fish and chips.

Honeypot Cottage would suit a family looking to escape to the Jurassic Coast.

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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!

Region Information

Note: Honeypot Cottage is on the main road through Preston.
Note: Honeypot Cottage is adjacent to the fish and chip shop.
Note: There is on road parking on a first come first served basis.

Note: No dogs are permitted at Honeypot Cottage.
Note: This property is not suitable for babies or children under 5.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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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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