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The Cottage

(Ref. 1111758)

Wimborne Minster, Dorset Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely mini break, the property is spacious with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds."

    The location was ideal for the places we wanted to visit with a variety of places to eat out locally. Would recommend for a nice peaceful stay in a pretty location.

    Was lovely meeting you all and glad you enjoyed the surroundings. So much more to see so do come back! Regards Dawn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin4.7Jun 2024

  • "Lovely spacious property."

    Great bathrooms with lovely hot water.Very peaceful with a private garden.We really enjoyed our stay here.So much so my father and friends are visiting in October.Great location for visiting the coast and my son and his wife

    We look forward to meeting the rest of the family! Always enjoy hearing you enjoyed your stay with us Regards dawn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim3.8May 2024

  • "We had a great weekend break at 'The Cottage' we were welcomed by Dawn, a beautiful house, with every amenity you could wish for."

    The owners were super attentive. We had a small issue which was resolved within minutes (no tea towel). We used this as a base to explore the local area including Poole, Bournemouth, Weymouth and Portland. There were loads of local walks for our German shepherd. We did not want to go home. We would highly recommend this place and will book again in the future.

    Lovely to meet you both and your furry family! So much to see in Dorset so do visit again soon! X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2024

  • "We have just returned after spending the weekend in The Cottage."

    The property was definitely 5 star*, we were made very welcome nothing was too much trouble. The property was spacious and clean and in a beautiful setting. Close to several beauty spots. Our dogs loved it too lovely walks nearby. Would not hesitate in returning and would definitely recommend The Cottage!!

    You’re very kind! Lovely meeting you all and your four leggeds! It is a beautiful spot we agree, and we are very proud of our two holiday lets ( side by side) in our grounds. Would be great to see you again. Always something to enjoy in Dorset! Regards Dawn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2024

  • "A fantastic peaceful location close to all amenities."

    This was our third stay at property and as always was immaculate. Owners very friendly and accommodating. Looking forward to our next trip later in year.

    Was great to see you both again and Orio! Let’s hope September brings an Indian summer for us all! Ps still waiting for pic of Orio and Michelle on kiddies train at Poole Park lol Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2024

  • "My friend and I plus her dog just had a three night break at the cottage, (14th - 17th April), the cottage is just amazing, facilities were excellent, great location, would highly recommend, and would definitely stay again, Dawn the owner was lovely, thank you so much for having us."


    You are most welcome ladies! Lovely chatting and do come back soon! X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Apr 2024

  • "Had a lovely time at The Cottage."

    Our main reason for choosing it was the garden as we were holidaying with our Labrador and it was great for her! Fab to come home after a busy day to sit out and relax. House itself was great too. Showers were fab!!! Everything you need is there, perfect base for all our trips to the surrounding area. Hosts are on site if any queries. Definitely recommend and we hope to be back in the future!

    Was lovely to see you all and we hope you come back again. So much to enjoy in Dorset xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage was a great place to stay, spacious, clean and within a short drive to all places of interest."

    The garden was great for our dog as it was a good size and enclosed. Thank you

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fantastic property, very spacious, modern and comfortable in a very quiet location."

    Thank you so much ! We love where we live and enjoy the fact we are a stones throw from the coast . Do come and see us again x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Cottage is warm and comfortable and very peaceful, a perfect place to unwind."

    The kitchen could perhaps use a few more utensils and serving bowls. The garden is enclosed but shady with large trees, but loveiy to watch the squirrels in the Autumn. We would recommend a stay at the Cottage and will definitely return, thank you Dawn.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Oct 2023

  • "Second trip of the year to The Cottage and looking forward to next years stays."

    Dawn is a great host and property is ideal for getting to all the places we wanted to get to. Even with bad weather it’s a spacious and peaceful place to stay and relax in.

    Always a pleasure having you here and hearing your stories!! Try a spring break too! Fresh but grounds come alive with wildlife!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable stay--arraigned good weather--a few more instructions needed for TV [for a technophobe]--very good kitchen but needed a few more cooking dishes ie pyrex bowls to microwave my porridge."

    I/we would recommend this cottage as it was comfortable and near to local attractions and sea

    Many thanks for your response. You are always welcome to knock on our door as we are neighbours too! Will always do best to accommodate needs! Hope to see you again soon! If you like wildlife our grounds have many species!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raith5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a lovely property clean comfortable Best sleep I’ve had for ages Great ..."

    What a lovely property clean comfortable Best sleep I’ve had for ages Great place to use as a base to visit some wonderful sites only a short drive Tony and Dawn really friendly and helpful Can’t go wrong booking this place Fantastic

    Always welcome back! We’re all neighbours in our gated grounds so anything you need we’re happy to help! Many seasons of wildlife here! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Jul 2023

  • "Spacious comfortable cottage."

    Very clean. Excellent location. Very friendly owners. Enclosed garden was appreciated by our active dog! Bed in second bedroom needs safer fixings to stop it slipping on laminate flooring.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Jun 2023

  • "Spacious ground floor accommodation in a lovely area, plenty of hot water, and very friendly hosts who didn't interupt our stay."

    We booked to share The Cottage with friends, and had a wonderful week exploring the Dorset area. Due to the construction of the property every sound carried, and with no carpets or curtains to absorb this, some of us didn't sleep so well despite the really comfortable beds. A little maintenance on the garden table and a few more cooking/eating utensils would have made out stay even more comfortable, and saved the owners money on fewer dishwasher cycles! Thank you for letting us stay!

    Reviewed by Margaret3.8Jun 2023

  • "We had a fabulous relaxing week away."

    The accommodation catered well for all 3 of us and our dog. We found some great places to walk the dog and spent most of our time near Christchurch as the beaches there were mostly dog friendly and beautiful sand. We found the facilities at the accommodation perfect for us with a good selection of items in the kitchen. Highly recommend as a fabulous space to relax.

    Was lovely meeting you! We are so lucky where we live in Dorset and glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Be great to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryne5.0May 2023

  • "We loved our stay at The Cottage!"

    It's very spacious with a Great sized Garden for our dog! It's very peaceful in the surroundings. The property was clean and kitchen was equipped with everything you needed. I'm from Dorset originally so it served us as a great base for our visits. We've finally found our "Home from Home!" we are booked again in September and will from now on be staying here in the future! Dawn was lovely!! and I'm looking forward to chatting to her again in September. THANK YOU.

    Lovely weather in our beautiful woodland surroundings, always helps! Lovely meeting you both and Oreo! Looking forward to meeting up again soon! X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2023

  • "We had a very relaxed stay at the cottage and felt at home instantly."

    The surroundings are beautiful and the accommodation was clean and spacious. Our host was very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely recommend the cottage to friends and family.

    Was lovely to meet you all, wish you well for the future! X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Mar 2023

  • "Generally good but the headboard in Bedroom 2 was not fitted and had castors on the bed so it moved."

    There was also no coffee in the container and one pod for the coffee machine.

    All noted!! Spot the tea drinker! I have made sure all Coffee drinkers more appreciated ! As to bed situation, the little grippy feet etc have been replaced so all hopefully good for use . Many thanks for feedback always helpful, and was lovely to have met you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil3.4Feb 2023

  • "Dawn made us feel so very welcome, it was a lovely week spent in a beautiful setting."

    Would definitely book again as a base in Bournemouth.

    We’re so lucky here in Dorset with our coastline and lovely countryside. Glad you chose us to enhance your holiday experience . Hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Dec 2022

  • "Both are Families really needed a break and this Property was above and beyond what we were expecting."

    the owners made us feel very welcome and went out to make sure we had a great stay. We will be back in the new year for sure and would recommend this to anyone we know.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with sofa bed
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private, off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio and lawn
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles and pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: This property is set on the owner's grounds
  • Note: Sofa bed in living room sleeps two extra guests
  • Note: Toilet paper only to go down the toilet
  • Please note: it is not allowed to charge electric vehicles at this property.

The property

Resting on the outskirts of the Cranborne Chase AONB in the market town of Wimborne Minster, Dorset is The Cottage.

This delightful single-storey cottage welcomes up to six guests across two bedrooms as well as your canine companion and boasts a bright, airy and contemporary decor, making it a wonderful setting for families or friends looking to explore Dorset’s coast and countryside.

After a busy day meandering through the countryside, enter into the living/dining room and snuggle up on one of the plush sofas while the Smart TV plays a family favourite in the background.

Stay warm and cosy and watch as the designated chef whips up a tasty meal in the fully-equipped kitchen to be enjoyed at the dining table with seating for the whole group.

While the evening away with a walk around the garden while sipping on a glass of wine before retiring to either of the bedrooms; there is a king-size room with en-suite bathroom and a king-size zip and link for flexibility which is serviced by a sleek shower room, both are furnished with plenty of storage and there is also a sofa bed for two guests in the living room.

Be sure to get some well-earned rest before another fun-filled day.

The Cottage is within proximity to a range of amenities, including a local shop to ease your self-catered stay and the Willett Arms which is a local pub with a rustic setting serving pub fare and ales, perfect for an evening out.

The coastal town of Bournemouth with its stunning stretches of golden sands is under ten miles away and is an idyllic setting for a day in the sun; visit 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.

The town of Poole is also just a short drive away and boasts its own quay, beach and Country park.

Choose The Cottage as the base for your next Dorset adventure.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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