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Willow Bank

Tolpuddle near Puddletown, Dorset (Ref. 1010325)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "My fiancé and I had a fantastic stay at Willow Bank."

    The owners were welcoming, the property was larger than expected and cleaner than expected after reading some reviews. I would stay here again and highly recommend. My only criticism is it’s not very transparent that the owners property is attached to Willow Bank. Privacy isn’t an issue though.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "We have already responded and we found it was a waste of time it was if you ..."

    We have already responded and we found it was a waste of time it was if you thought we lied unless you send representatives to check you will never know because owners can also lie

    Reviewed by WendySep 2021

  • "Poor water system ..."

    Poor water system cobwebs around all rooms plus wood lice windows in lounge need urgent repair fire door that that needs replacing owing to wood rot

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2021

  • "Beware, country lanes are narrow and main roads very busy!"

    Allow time to get to your destination

    Reviewed by VivianAug 2021

  • "Very noisy plumbing when using hot water tap ."

    Comfy bed . Cental location. Enclosed small garden. Dwelling built in rear garden of existing older timber dwelling and attached to it .

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2021

  • "The property very clean and tidy and also the garden was secure so you could let ..."

    The property very clean and tidy and also the garden was secure so you could let your dog out into the garden knowingIt would be safe we enjoyed our stay and thank you

    Reviewed by IanJul 2021

  • "Only stayed 1night had 2angina attacks climbing up hill to glorified shed rusty ..."

    Only stayed 1night had 2angina attacks climbing up hill to glorified shed rusty microwave and storage heaters NO view out of windows gardens overgrown musty smell who ever wrote reviews must be family sorry but never again forgot to mention cobwebs andstain on bathroom floor

    Reviewed by YvonneJun 2021

  • "The Sykes reputation allayed concerns of quality upon arrival because initial findings were of the exterior being shabby, with a steep, grass strewn & unkempt entrance, Thankfully, the cottage interior was clean, well-equipped, cosy & comfy."

    The bed/room high quality. A clothes airer would be useful. There was plentiful hot water & adjustable room heating. The views were exaggerated from the lounge seating. The rear garden was steep and views exaggerated; the patio was unattractive. Inconsiderate parking by the other resident (we were not aware they were the owners until mid-week) made un/loading hard work (in the rain with 2 dogs & 2 adults) as we could not reverse up the drive. The location is convenient & peaceful, although no amenities nearby. Dorset supports nature, is a picturesque county and people very friendly.

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2021

  • "This is just a small point, but it would be nice as it is dog friendly accommodation to have had a few details of suitable areas near Willow Bank to exercise a dog as footpaths are limited in the village."

    This could be in cooperated in the welcome folder. The location is very good for visiting a number of places on the coast. My wife, labrador and myself had a lovely break, Tolpuddle is quiet, peaceful and rather special.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2021

  • "A lovely stay with a well equipped cottage."

    A map showing local walls would have been helpful

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2021

  • "We had a really enjoyable holiday in this cosy, little cottage."

    We'd like to thank the owners for the tea, coffee, milk and biscuits that greeted us on arrival. We will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2021

  • "Great location for visiting Dorset"

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

  • "We think it should be made clearer how steep the hill is that the cottage is on."

    It was extremely hard work to unpack the car which is parked at the bottom of hill and carry everything up to the cottage. Apart from that it is perfect and the owners are a lovely couple and extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by TheresaAug 2019

  • "The information regarding mobility was fine but it was quite hard loading and unloading our car even though we are fit."

    Reviewed by sandraAug 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x super king-size (zip/link, can be twins upon request)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First floor sitting room with electric woodburning effect stove.
  • Electric central heating and electric woodburning effect stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, TV with DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Multi-level private lawned garden and small patio area with furniture
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Babes in arms only, not suitable for children because of the steep-level garden
  • Note: May be unsuitable for those with mobility issues due to walk from car and steps to front door
  • Check in 5pm for this property and check out 10am

The property

This quaint property is perfect for two people looking to go on a romantic, couples retreat centrally placed for the whole of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.

As you walk up the garden path to the front of the house, look around and admire the view right on your doorstep.

As you enter the property, you are greeted with a light and airy space, the entrance hall has useful hanging space for your coats and the dog’s lead.

Cook for your loved ones in the modern kitchen, featuring light units, dark worktops, a range of amenities and dining space for two.

From the kitchen, head outside and enjoy the fantastic views all around as you take a seat and relax into the evening whilst the sun begins to set.

Upstairs, the bedroom is spacious and light with a wardrobe, dressing table and chairs; perfect for getting ready in the morning and a relaxing, quiet space ideal for winding down at the end of the day.

The lounge area boasts fantastic views thanks to the elevated position and features a full-length window that frames the countryside fields beyond.

Curl up together in front of the electric woodburning stove or take some time for yourself and indulge in a good book.

With excellent access to the Jurassic Coastline, you’re just a drive away from lazy beach days, windswept walks and unique experiences like fossil hunting and coasteering.

With access to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks, the seaside town of Weymouth, with its historical and thrilling attractions such as the Escape Dungeons, its popular SEA LIFE Centre and plenty of country trails for some scenic walking, hiking and birdwatching.

Also close by are Bournemoth, Poole and Swanage.

This well-presented property is an ideal base for a couple looking to explore Dorset and the wonderful attractions nearby.

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About the location


Dorchester 8 miles.

The delightful village of Tolpuddle lies deep in the heart of Hardy country, just 8 miles from the bustling market town of Dorchester. Full of character, this village offers a tasteful combination of modern and thatched properties, surrounded by glorious countryside. The lush meadows, watered by the quaintly named 'River Piddle', and the nearby chalk downland provide lovely rural walks. This tranquil village is probably best known for its six famous Martyrs who held the first Trade Union meeting in 1831, and the local museum tells their story. There are plenty of other local attractions including Lawrence of Arabia's cottage, Athelhampton House, The Tank Museum and Monkey World, all of which are well worth a visit. With the delightful towns of Dorchester, Poole and Bournemouth, and the stunning Jurassic Coast also easily accessible, this is an ideal base for a varied holiday.

Region Information

Note - may be unsuitable for those with mobility issues as the property is on a hill.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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