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Tanzey Hollow

Preston near Weymouth, Dorset (Ref. 952891)


(43 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

Reviews & Ratings

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Extremely comfortable house in a quiet location."

    Every need cantered for , for humans and dogs. So much thought and effort put into the house, very pleased. Owners do their own maintenance and cleaning, and it shows. Quite possibly the best house we’ve stayed in!

    Reviewed by Peter And JulieMay 2022

  • "Perhaps the best of many holiday rentals we have taken over the years."

    Homely, welcoming, clean and bright. Ideal.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay."

    Garden was great for dog.

    Reviewed by JacquiApr 2022

  • "Tanzy Hollow is a perfect location, peaceful and quiet with a beautiful garden to enjoy."

    We hope to return.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2021

  • "A fabulous place to stay that had everything!"

    All too often you find yourself without a kitchen utensil, or some other item, but not at this property. It was spacious and set in a beautiful location. We had the perfect family holiday with our dog. The enclosed garden was fantastic for the children and the dog.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2021

  • "A fabulous and comfortable house - made us feel like a home from home ."

    A wonderful dog friendly house in a lovely location

    Reviewed by VirginiaMay 2021

  • "Fantastic clean very large house close to all centres monkey world,Weymouth,pool."

    Would recommend this house

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "Lovely house ."

    Everything we could have needed & more . Catered for dogs ; left spare leads collars, bowls & treats in a jar . Biscuits & bottle of wine for us . Beds very comfy . Plenty of towels for us & dogs . pub just down the Lane . Would definitely come again

    Reviewed by DebbieMay 2021

  • "Our holiday included two dogs and Tanzey Hollow catered so well for us all!"

    The owners are dog owners too and want to make all that visitors welcome, and yes the dogs too. Dog beds were available and covers for them, doggie treats, and the odd toy. Even leads just in case. The adults were catered for too, a nice bottle of wine and I think free range eggs. Tanzey Hollow was for us bigger and more spacious than expected and would cope easily for 5/6 guests. The only normal sized room was the bathroom, but it doesn't mean it was small, it's family sized. The downstairs WC is always a nice to have. Reading the welcome pack gave us walks from the front door, with picture guides too. Something else to note is there is a new driveway to park on which isn't detailed in the description. I have a Focus and I had plenty of room. These people care about your experience, and I felt that they would try to accommodate us if I had a special request, so reassuring. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LewisOct 2020

  • "Our experience at Tanzy Hollow was very comfortable and relaxing."

    A home from home, loved the garden, it was great to have a washing machine and dishwasher. We will likely return next year as we loved the close proximity of places of interest.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "The surprise of seeing all of the cruise liners in Weymouth Bay."

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2020

  • "Brilliant house everything we needed, very clean and pleasent area."

    Would definitely come back again

    Reviewed by JeanAug 2020

  • "This was the best holiday home I have stayed in ."

    Perfect location would recommend this property to everyone I would give it 5⭐️ Fantastic stay thank you

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2020

  • "Fab location."

    Had everything you could possibly need. Clean. The only thing I could suggest as an improvement would be the oven, it is incredibly slow to cook anything as temperature does not get hot enough, took over 3 hours to cook a whole chicken. We had a lovely time though.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2020

  • "Absolutely a beautiful home,the owners Jax and Mal couldn't have been more helpful or nice."

    Tanzey Hollow was everything and more than was in the description, i can totally understand why it gets booked so quickly, i was quite sad to leave. If you are a dog owner this is definitely the place for you,my dogs were catered for as much as me. A lovely welcome pack (which included the dogs)was do nice. I would thoroughly thoughly recommend. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by SuzanneJan 2020

  • "A great time was had in this lovely home x"

    Reviewed by MichelleDec 2019

  • "Perfect location for dog walks and not far from the beach, local pub and shops, a very quiet location and felt like a home from home."

    Cottage was very tidy and clean and after a long drive , it was nice to arrive with a fresh bowel of water for my dog and treats and a nice bottle of wine for myself , and nice touch by the owners.

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2019

  • "We had a lovely relaxing yime."

    Everything we needed was supplied. Clean home from home..

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "House brilliant had all we could wish for."

    Personally only one thing bed in shades of grey room was on the low side. But this did not affect our holiday. Great location for walks and exploring Dorset. Would definitely recommend this property and would go back there any time. Even parking was better than I was expecting.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2019

  • "We have done cottage holidays for nearly 20 years; always with dogs."

    We have nearly always been satisfied with the accommodation but Tanzey Hollow exceeded our expectations; for some reason, people believe that people who wish to bring dogs on holiday must somehow be satisfied with less than luxurious accommodation i.e. a shed is good enough...…….. Tanzey Hollow catered for the dogs with their own 'welcome pack'; there were beds, treats and toys provided. The house itself was roomy, immaculately clean, supremely comfortable and welcoming. It is only a few miles out of Weymouth so perfectly sited for whichever way you venture.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "Tanzy Hollow is a spacious, comfortable ,well cared for house set in a quiet peaceful area close to all the amenities needed for a relaxing break from the daily routine."

    The owners are friendly and helpful should you need to contact them, and they leave a welcome pack of wine and other goodies including treats for your furry friends, we have enjoyed two visits to this house and have booked up again for next year enough said.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable property, would book again."

    Off road parking for 2 cars a bonus. Double bed in grey bedroom uncomfortable so 2 adults ended up sleeping on small double bed in the smallest room, not ideal. Kitchen fully equipped and supplies of washing powder, dishwasher tablets were a bonus too.

    Reviewed by DelfiAug 2019

  • "Location is fab, 10 mins from the beach in Weymouth and within reasonable distance of other locations for us to enjoy in the wonderful weather."

    Spacious accommodation for us, kids and dogs to enjoy.

    Reviewed by GemmaAug 2019

  • "My family and I was very impressed with the house it was big, clean, comfortable,very well equipped and had a lovely enclosed garden which our dog loved."

    The Photos don't do it justice definetly better in real life. It is situated in a very pretty area close to countryside and beaches the best of both worlds. Owner kindly left us a welcome pack we loved this holiday, everything went smoothly will definitely book with Sykes cottages again. From one very happy family Thankyou

    Reviewed by DebbieMay 2019

  • "Good location and nearby walks and pubs."

    Information book provided was very interesting and helpful. Though dogs welcome there was no smell of dogs having been in the house. Small bedroom is small.

    Reviewed by GlynMay 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our time at Tanzey Hollow"

    Reviewed by DawnApr 2019

  • "The photos really do not do justice to this lovely home from home."

    Much much larger than we expected. Everything you could possibly need for a holiday is catered for. A lovely welcome pack for humans and dogs! Beautiful walks close by. Lovely pubs in a few minutes walk! Handy stores also in a 5 minute walk. WiFi was good quality. We will definitely return. It is top of our list of places to stay with dogs! I would stay here without dogs too as it is clean and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by MichelleMar 2019

  • "It was a brilliant house in a brilliant location."

    Our 2 dogs were spoilt by the owners and the freedom that the garden gave them.you would struggle to find better.cant wait to go back

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage close to everything we needed."

    Very clean and everything was ther that’s] we could of needed.

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2018

  • "We have stayed in many cottages over the years with our dogs and i must say Tanzey Hollow has probably been the best cottage we have stayed in, it was spacious well equipped with every thing to hand, and the extras that were there to welcome us and our dog was most appreciated, the garden was a good size and secure for dogs."

    Amazing property to stay in.

    Reviewed by NikkiOct 2018

  • "We do have a few niggly gripes about the property: 1."

    The bed in the main bedroom next to the bathroom is very low for the elderly (like us) or disabled - the top of the mattress is only about 30cm high so it could do with some leg raisers to make it more accessible. We found getting in or out was very awkward, rather like using a camp bed. 2. The mattress in the bed in the second bedroom didn't have good interior springing as we could easily feel lumpy springs when we brushed a hand across the top. My wife found this too uncomfortable as she is only a lightweight and doesn't have the weight to press the springs down as I do. 3. The shower over the bath is fitted with a very large (and heavy) head as has become fashionable, but the extra weight means it doesn't sit reliably on it's fitting while you shower so you have to hold it in your hand throughout to avoid it suddenly falling off and surprising you at some point during your wash. In all other respects we enjoyed the facilities and had a good holiday.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2018

  • "We were a party of two and found Tanzey Hollow gave us the best of both worlds; it's close to amenities with lovely countryside and the beach within walking distance plus it's reasonable driving distance to the larger towns."

    My husband is a keen walker so it was a great base for that. The house itself is a great size (cupboards everywhere!), the kitchen/diner was a good size and it's always good to see a property that can seat as many people as it can sleep - that might sound strange but not all properties offer that. The garden was lovely, very private, a great size and with some beautful plants. The house had pretty much everything we needed; a coffee maker would have been great for us but we knew beforehand it didn't have one so took our own. The two double bedrooms are both an excellent size. We slept in the 'smaller' of the two as we preferred the height of the bed - we would have preferred all cotton bedding but that's our personal preference. I understand the comment made about parking; we didn't have too many issues as we have a hatchback. Thank you Jacqueline (and husband) for your help with the boiler and also to Liz for getting the house ready for our arrival. Extra points for the self check-in - such a simple idea that is effective and convenient for the guests and owners! We really enjoyed having a home from home for a week and I couldn't help but imagine how our own furniture/soft furnishings would look there! All in all Tanzey Hollow was a great find for us and we would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by BrendaSep 2018

  • "Fantastic residence better than expected"

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2018

  • "A wonderful rental."

    Great location, well resourced, lovely helpful owners. Will be going again!

    Reviewed by KerryJul 2018

  • "Tanzey Hollow parking on site is impossible unless you have a small car."

    With cars parked opposite, the turn Into a very down sloping uneven drive is too tight. We always had to park way down the narrow road. Once inside the house it was lovely. The small bedroom had a pull out bed and once made up you couldn't close the door. It's only a mile from Weymouth as the crow flies, by road it's longer. All else said it was a good place to stay as long as you keep these things in mind.

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2018

  • "The house we stayed in was everything you need wonderful place to stay will be coming back next year"

    Reviewed by MarieMay 2018

  • "Tanzey Hollow at Preston Weymouth was truly brilliant."

    Pristine and meticulous care given to make guests so welcome. Very, very dog friendly, they had biscuits, toys ,beds, etc even their own little black poo waste bin outside in the lovely enclosed garden. Everything luxurious. Bedrooms and beds very comfy as was the sitting room. Full marks to the owners.

    Reviewed by CApr 2018

  • "The house felt very homely and comfortable."

    Everything we or even our dog could want was provided. The lounge suite was especially comfortable and was not the usual sagging leather furniture one tends to find in holiday lets that allow pets. The property had a lovely secluded enclosed back garden that was a real sun trap. There are lots of ways to walk from the door to the sea, Coast Path and Inland Coast Path. We have already booked to return again later this year.

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2018

  • "Fantastic ."

    Owners Jacqueline & Mel went to the next level with Christmas Decs and Christmas goodies on our arrival

    Reviewed by SylviaDec 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage, extremely clean and a real home from home."

    Totally dog friendly, dog toys, baskets and an enclosed garden. The owner Jackie made us feel really welcome before we arrived and with a welcome bottle of wine and dog biscuits. Brilliant location, we spent a day in Weymouth and Portland bill and another day at lulworth cove. I would definitely recommend this cottage and we will use it again. Thank-you Jackie.

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2017

  • "This property had everything we needed and a great location."

    It has been the best "pet friendly" property we have stayed in with fully enclosed garden and lots of things around the house to cater for my dog........he was very happy

    Reviewed by MariaOct 2017

  • "Tanzey Hollow was lovely."

    Very comfortable, very clean, and very pet-friendly. The location is great too.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2017

  • "Booking through Sykes cottages was a very easy and simple process."

    Tanzey hollow cottage was wonderful , the owners were fantastic and very helpfull. the cottage has everything you need and the location is perfect.

    Reviewed by LeeJun 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor WC and basin
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with gas coal-effect stove
  • Gas central heating with gas coal-effect stove
  • Gas oven and hob,upright fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Wifi is available
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars and roadside parking
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

A delightful detached house situated in the village of Preston near Weymouth and the coast.

This 2 storey large and spacious home is perfect for families looking to visit the surrounding Jurassic coastline.

There are 3 bedrooms, two of which are king-size doubles and the other a single, but with a bed that folds out into a double, meaning this house can sleep up to 6 people.

Downstairs has a large living area with a gas coal-effect stove.

The family can relax and unwind after a busy day and watch Freeview TV on the large flat screen.

There is also a large kitchen space with all the necessary amenities, as well as a dining table for 6 people; a toilet and basin, a cloakroom and a utility room.

Upstairs guests can find a bathroom complete with shower over, basin and WC.

There is a small area outside the front which has room for parking, and out the back guests can find an enclosed green garden, offering space for children and pets to play.

A short distance takes you to Sutton Poyntz which is possibly the prettiest village centre in Dorset and is home to some local shops and a pub, and slightly further afield you can find the centre of Preston.

Being just a mile and a half from Weymouth, this property is perfectly located as a spot to explore the Jurassic coastline; which means there is the option to visit numerous towns and beaches all along the South coast of England.

As well as the nearby Monkey World and Tank Museum.

This house is a great holiday destination for families or groups of friends who want to escape to the beauty of the Southern coastline of England.

You can do so with plenty of space for everyone and without sacrificing the comforts of home.

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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!

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