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The Annex

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Wimborne Minster, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was very clean inside however the mattresses on both the double bed and put up bed were extremely uncomfortable."

    Not a nice experience. Also the outside patio area was very untidy with piles of wood stacked under the bedroom window and definitely needed weeding.

    Oh what a shame you didn’t enjoy the mattress. We keep up with mattress requirements as much as we can. The patio has beautiful Outlook to the grounds and it has now had its annual power clean after busy season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SueSep 2023

  • "It would have helped to have made it clear that the property is part of Brooklands as it was not obvious in the description."

    The property is well presented but not best suited for holiday use. The only ventilation is via the doors, the light switches are not near the entrance and the single bed is not suited to adult needs . It is not at all comfortable and the bed is in a windowless corridor. The front door was difficult to open as the wood was warped and the lower bolt fell out ! There was nowhere to hang wet coats and no cloths for wiping surfaces. The only"welcoming" provisions were a scimpy bit of toilet roll, some sugar and a few tea bags.. We will not be coming back !

    We wish you had spoken to us during your stay. We pride ourselves on making sure our guests are looked after, and you clearly struggled. Most of our guests enjoy the 7 acres of rolling grounds and it’s superb wildlife. It is a beautifully gated residence, with the view Annexe and The Cottage enjoying same the holiday lets enjoyed a full modernisation a year ago of which we are most proud. We are within easy driving distance of stunning beaches and attractions alike. We are always glad to have your feedback but we pride ourselves on being very friendly and approachable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillSep 2023

  • "A great location, and really nice room, however it was advertised with an enclosed courtyard which it does not have."

    Having a young puppy we were unable to let her out off the lead as we expected to be able to do so. In addition, the beds were incredibly uncomfortable. If the beds were changed and the advert was changed to remove the statement about an enclosed courtyard I am sure this would be a 5 star booking.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, much appreciated. We love where we live and hope you share the same.We try to accommodate all needs Wherever possible. Apologies for misunderstanding on outdoor arrangements. We have now had the site updated and the patio area has had its annual power wash ready for its new fencing. Don’t want to loose the lovely views but need to keep our doggy friends safe! We will look and new bed options to keep up the comfort levels . Property Owner

    Reviewed by RyanAug 2023

  • "We were very happy with the Annex."

    The fold out bed was very comfortable. It might be an idea to have a proper bed in the second room with the option of the fold out bed as well. The Annex was ideal with people with mobility issues with steps. The steps into the property were manageable. It would of been nice to have a few dishes for heating food. A few brochures of things to see and do, especially for people who are not technically minded. The position of the Annex was ideal for visiting several places and very tranquil for those who prefer it quieter. I would definitely recommend this property.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, much appreciated. Helps us keep our guests happy! We will take note of extra cooking utensils , and bedroom requirements are being sorted as well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SoniaJul 2023

  • "Arriving through the electric gates and entering lovely open plan lounge was great."

    tennis court set in the trees was a surprise. Good for touring round. Lucky with the weather and would recommend Alum chine and Weymouth . Good place for dog lovers .

    Thank you so much for your feedback, really appreciate you spending the time to help us create a better holiday experience. Hope to see you again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2023

  • "The Annex is a lovely property in a great location, the owners were very welcoming and friendly and it was very dog friendly for our energetic puppy."

    However the one big thing that we found was the bed and mattress were extremely uncomfortable, we struggled to sleep and would recommend a new, bigger bed and better mattress. Other than that we had a great weekend! Thank you

    Thank you for your feedback. Much appreciated. We are able to help keep holiday experiences as memorable as possible, for the best reasons! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2023

  • "We’re a couple with a little westie."

    The property was lovely, clean, bright and it had everything we needed. We tend to stay in on an evening as we go out exploring all day and we had everything we needed to cook and relax. We even woke up one morning to see a deer in the grounds which was lovely! The property doesn’t have an enclosed space outside, so just be aware of that if you’re with a dog (ours doesn’t go off lead if not enclosed), apart from that I couldn’t fault anything. We visited a few areas, Poole (dog friendly shopping in The Dolphin, good cocktails in the Viper and a boat trip from the quay), Swanage ( beautiful beach and seaside town - highly recommended), Weymouth and Bournemouth - all easily accessible by car. Wimborne Minster was lovely too and the hubby enjoyed a few cocktails in the Dancing Moose, which had a lovely fire and is dog friendly, whilst I had a wander around the shops. We’d happily return without hesitation - thank you!

    Lovely to chat with you, and our Westie was very happy to have a lady around! Thanks for great feedback and we have now discussed fitting of the sort of fencing that doesn’t spoil your view of the grounds, but secures your four legged friends on the patio Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamanthaMar 2023

  • "This will be a lovely place to stay once all the outside work has been completed but unfortunately there was a lot of noisy work going on when we were there for a lot of the days."

    This meant we had to be out earlier than planned most of the time so not very relaxing. The owners were very nice and apologetic, they didn’t realise the work was scheduled as builders just turned up. It might be worth checking if anything else is scheduled if you want a quiet stay. The owners contacted Sykes and to attempt some redress we were offered 50% off another stay there before the summer by Sykes but when we declined Sykes just marked that as resolved. The owner kindly offered us a takeaway meal but we had already made plans. The Annex is brand new, in excellent condition, the owners live next door. Nice touches like milk, biscuits and tea were welcome. Other thing to note is the second bedroom is like a dressing room, and has a comfortable single put you up bed.

    It was really lovely meeting you both. It was a bi annual gutter/roof cleaning service and had been booked months previously, so such a shame they arrived same time! Hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • 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
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Patio area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome, recommend to be kept on a lead due to close by woodland area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: There is an additional bedroom through the main bedroom if guests require the second bed
  • Note: Toilet paper only to go down the toilet
  • Please note: it is not allowed to charge electric vehicles at this property. Please note: the courtyard is not enclosed until the end of October.

The property

The Annex is a superb, single-storey cottage situated in the Dorset market town of Wimborne Minster, on the edge of the Cranborne Chase AONB.

Tastefully presented throughout, this cottage welcomes up to three guests across one bedroom as well as your canine companion and boasts a light and airy, contemporary décor.

After a day of wandering Dorset’s coast and countryside, the open-plan living space will welcome your return; take a seat on the large sofa and tune into the Smart TV or throw open the French doors and access the spacious courtyard.

The designated chef can get acquainted in the kitchen, home to a range of appliances including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and even a dishwasher, so washing up will be no trouble!

Wander through to the bedroom, boasting a stylish flair with a double bed housed in a brass frame, along with a lovely fitted storage for your personal belongings.

There is also a second bedroom with a single bed, accommodating up to three guests in total.

Begin your daily routine in the sleek bathroom, complete with choice of bath and shower over so you can best decide how to prepare for the day.

The Annex is positioned within two miles of a welcoming pub, Willett Arms Wimborne, where you can pick up a tasty lunch after a day of wandering the village.

Hop in the car and venture to the coastal town of Bournemouth, an idyllic setting for a day out, it offers a range of activities from Oceanarium with a variety of marine ecosystems, underwater tunnels and feeding sessions or have fun at Bournemouth Pier Amusements which is full of arcade games.

Thrill seekers can zip wire over the pier or visit RockReef which houses a rock-climbing wall, ropes course and cave themed tunnels.

Visit the town of Poole and take on the Splashdown waterpark with a range of flumes and slides, or visit the beauty of the Upton Country Park and explore this massive rural part and Georgian mansion.

Beautifully presented throughout, The Annex is a charming base in any season.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Corfe Mullen 3.6 miles; Cranborne Chase AONB 1.5 miles.

Wimborne Minster is a beautiful market town is steeped in history and at the heart sits the gracious Minster church. The pretty streets and courtyards offer a variety of shops and cafes where you can explore and relax. There are two rivers that run through the town offering riverside walk or cycle routes. And when you have explored the town branch out into the beautiful Dorset Countryside. Moors valley country park offers a great day out for all the family and allows you to explore the Dorset countryside. Kingston Lacey offers the chance to explore a country house and estate, and dates back to the mid 1600’s. Upton Country park is just 6 miles away and sits on the outskirts of Poole.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas