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The Mouse House

(Ref. 986342)

Milton Abbas, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Enjoyed a relaxing week away."

    Lovely cottage in a beautiful location very quiet and peaceful. Plenty of stunning walks in the area which was great for the dogs. Cottage was clean and tidy and was very warm and cosy. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week break and the accommodation was very comfortable and accurately described."

    Situated in a quiet location so very peaceful and came back home refreshed. Only negatives would be 1. It would be nice to have a pint of milk in the fridge on arrival to make a drink after journey to get there. 2. Fridge very small for self catering,I realise space is limited but maybe a power point added to the porch would allow for a larger fridge freezer to be fitted.3. The WiFi was poor. Besides those three things everything else was excellent.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property although you need to accept that it is small."

    Good facilities apart from poor WiFi. Very clean and tidy in a very quiet location. Owners were very friendly but do not bother you. Pets are welcome but dogs are expected to stay in the entrance hall. If we had taken him our pooch would not gave liked that as he is always with us. Would definitely use this property again, really enjoyed our week there.

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Aug 2023

  • "Enjoyed our holiday but felt that as a self catering cottage could have done with a larger fridge as it was only a mini size & not a lot of room for storing food & wine & no freezer space."

    Very compact but was OK.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jun 2023

  • "Cottage was very much as listed."

    A good location to Weymouth, Swanage and surrounding areas. Ok for 2 small dogs an outside drive that could be gated off. A pleasant stay in all.

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Jun 2023

  • "No welcome pack."

    We found the accommodation to be very basic. The underfloor heating did NOT extend to the bathroom so it was COLD in there. There was no oven only a microwave. The plates were large and cumbersome and difficult to use. To this end we went home early.

    Reviewed by Irena Kate1.9Mar 2023

  • "Very cold. Temperature settings didn't make sense."

    Took 19 hours to get to the temperature required. Called the mobile numbers provided left message on one, no one got back to me. Then the temperature slowly came down. This was over Christmas eve day and Boxing day. I have written to Sykes Cottages about this and a few issues with the accommodation.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so very sorry that you were inconvenienced during your stay. We have never had issues with the heating system before, and have been told by the guests who attended following your departure that it is working. The boiler was only replaced six weeks ago, and we haven't experienced any problems since, however we will still ensure it is looked at on the next changeover to double check that everything is in order. We have been made aware of the other concerns you have highlighted to Sykes and will make it our priority that these are addressed accordingly. We are so sorry that your calls were not answered by the person we had left in charge, and have made Sykes aware of the unforeseen circumstances that caused this so that they can inform you. The last thing we would want is for any of our guests to feel uncomfortable at any time, and we are sorry that the concerns raised were detrimental to your overall experience. We really hope to be able to welcome you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma1.9Dec 2022

  • "We had a great stay at mouse House The only thing was WiFi Apart from that ..."

    We had a great stay at mouse House The only thing was WiFi Apart from that we had a great holiday Thank you for letting us stay in your holiday home Many thanks debbie and darryl

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in the Mouse House."

    It is a nice little cottage in a good environment with dog and walks

    Reviewed by Wil4.1Sep 2022

  • "The Mouse House is a tiny property just as the name suggests."

    It is clean and tidy and situated in easy reach of all parts of Dorset. The cooking facilities are simple with a gas hob and microwave oven, it took us a moment to realise that the microwave has a grill and convection oven capability. Blandford Forum is 10mins away with supermarket and laundrette, the latter we needed to dry towels as we had some rainy days and the Mouse House has an airer but no drying facilities. There is only a very small patio area other than the driveway to sit outside, the garden that looks like you have use of is actually private. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily visit the Mouse House again, it is easy to relax and enjoy the peace.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had an enjoyable time and enjoyed the views and tranquility."

    The mouse house has a very small kitchen area with all the basic necessities though it would have made life easier if there had been some basic everyday plates as the square ones were extremely heavy and awkward to use. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well. The water pump was rather noisy when using the shower, toilet etc but as long as all the taps were properly turned off gave no other problems. The room was attractive with a high ceiling and beams. There were quite a few spiders (The type with long spindly legs) when we arrived, but they gradually whittled down to just one or two as the week on. We could have done with a small cupboard in the eating area as there was nowhere to store food and so we had to pile it up on the drop leaf table. Having said that, the house is situated in a lovely relaxing area from which to explore and overall, we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jul 2022

  • "A great place to stay in Dorset, very quiet, comfortable, clean and a good centre for walking and visiting other villages."

    We really enjoyed our time there.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Mar 2022

  • "The Mouse House is a really comfortable and peaceful place to stay."

    It is very warm with the underfloor heating even in the coldest part of winter when we were there. Although it is quite small (as the name suggests) it doesn’t feel poky due to the lovely big windows.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Feb 2022

  • "Very pretty location and perfect for visiting all the favourite places in Dorset."

    For two people wanting to have a quiet holiday with lovely views this is perfect. The only sounds are of nature and if it is harvesting time this is a real treat to see and hear. Would definitely go back again and experience it all over again.

    Reviewed by Ev5.0Aug 2021

  • "The place its self was fine."

    Clean an tidy etc small but with everything you need for a short stay and for us it was a very short stay as we were very disappointed that the garden was not made secure for the dog. We saw no one at all the time we were there to asked if the small garden an the lawn belongs to us as there was a chain across it Mark private but as I said before not secure and as its a farm land all around with cattle and sheep the last thing you want is for your dog to get out . To us the write up was very miss leading to being dog friendly. And we felt we could not stay for the whole week and decided to come home on the Wednesday and it was with much that we had to do that

    Reviewed by Janet3.1Aug 2021

  • "Great little house, we felt very welcomed."

    It is in a super location in Dorset, easy to get to different places like Weymouth and Monkey World.

    Reviewed by Jessica4.1Jul 2021

  • "Since the owners moved away we felt the cottage was not as clean as it should have been."

    There was a vacuum cleaner which was blocked so didn't work until my husband fixed it. Also the kettle we feel needs replacing as it didn't always switch off and was badly in need of a descale.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.1Jun 2021

  • "The Mouse House is the perfect location for a few days away in the countryside."

    Very peaceful and quiet but only 17 miles from Weymouth and 11 miles from Poole so ideal for exploring.

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0Apr 2021

  • "Super comfy cottage!"

    Sally & Paul are very welcoming, great central location for the beach & walks!

    Reviewed by Soraya5.0Sep 2020

  • "Most are personal things, possibly due to age :) Freeview TV - limited number ..."

    Most are personal things, possibly due to age :) Freeview TV - limited number of channels - not as many as at home, including Dave, Yesterday and Talking Pictures Wi-Fi connection hit and miss

    Reviewed by Edward4.4Aug 2020

  • "This was a perfect little getaway for Christmas following a busy time and my husband's recovery from heart surgery."

    It was just what the doctor ordered, peaceful and relaxing. Absolutley loved this hidden little gem in the countryside. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to escape the rat race and recharge their batteries. Superb.

    Reviewed by Sonya5.0Dec 2019

  • "The Mouse House is small but perfectly formed everything you need for a holiday ..."

    The Mouse House is small but perfectly formed everything you need for a holiday the only thing that the house could have done with was more comfortable easy chairs they were more like hotel chairs but apart from that it was great sadly the weather wasn't perfect but it did not put us off visited all the places we wanted to go and seeing family that live in beautiful Dorset

    Reviewed by Jeannette5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Mouse House and despite not having the best weather, we saw all we came to see and more."

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Oct 2019

  • "Perfect getaway cottage, ideally located for exploring Dorset, lots to see in 50 ..."

    Perfect getaway cottage, ideally located for exploring Dorset, lots to see in 50 mile radius Owners very pleasant and friendly

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Mouse House is exactly what it says it is small, compact,quite, relaxed, the bed is comfortable, warm private, with outside private sitting area with table and chairs."

    despite no oven there is a microwave come oven to use which we chose not to as the pub down the road the Milton Arms is brilliant, affordable friendly very good hot home cooked food. The mouse house had all we needed for a weeks comfortable stay the views across the fields and the paddocks are a delight, For the ladies a hairdryer is provided so no need to pack your own. The owners are on hand anytime but also respect your privasy. The warm welcome they give you when you arrive to your mouse house is friendly and helpful Well appointed accomodation for the area to explore, no where is too far to travel to. Local information of leaflets and maps are very helpful for new comers to the area. Should you be bored of an evening they also provide books to read television to watch or the rolling fields outside the window to look across. We will not hesitate to go back.

    Reviewed by Rowena5.0Sep 2019

  • "Comfortable accommodation, pleasant hosts, in a beautiful quiet area, very enjoyable holiday."

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Jul 2019

  • "Excellent , very nice people, had a very nice stay, would like to go back one day,"

    Reviewed by Sidney5.0Jun 2019

  • "Apart from a minor problem with the fridge which was resolved by the owner, we had a very comfortable stay."

    Situation was idyllic, just what we hoped for. Our thanks to Paul and Sally for a happy and enjoyable few days.

    Reviewed by Ray4.7May 2019

  • "It was lovely but the only problem was the fridge."

    It froze everything so I had to throw away over £25 worth of food. It was a small fridge . I did leave a note about it and I thought I would hear from them regarding it but there was no response. There was no way to adjust the setting.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2019

  • "The kitchen area really is very limited - the lack of a cooker ( a Microwave oven has its limits and was too high for me ) and very small fridge,do not allow for much opportunity to store ingredients/ cook a fresh meal."

    The addition of a mixing bowl and a colander would have helped me.The work surface is also too small. I appreciate that the nature of the space has its challenges but if you do not have a budget to eat out all the time then you are very restricted.

    Reviewed by Clare3.1Mar 2019

  • "I had a very pleasant week in The Mouse House."

    It had everything I needed and the owners were very friendly and helpful. The cottage is set in a beautiful rural area of Dorset and there are many interesting places to visit within easy reach. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2019

  • "The Mouse House is compact, comfortable, quiet and just perfect for escaping the daily rat race!"

    It is modestly, but tastefully, furnished and provides virtually everything you could need on a daily basis. The kitchen does not have an oven but a microwave makes up for this.The Mouse House was freshly cleaned prior to our arrival and nicely presented.The owners, Paul and Sally, who live in the adjacent cottage, are friendly without being obtrusive. There is a small, private seating area to the rear of The Mouse House overlooking the garden and surrounding countryside. The location brings you within easy driving distance of the coast; allow around 20 minutes for Wareham, Swanage taking a further 20 minutes. The Tesco store in Blandford Forum (10 minutes) is easily accessed for all your food shopping and fuel. The town also has a reasonable selection of smaller shops and banks. Both Dorchester and Bridport are also well worth a visit.There are a wide choice of decent pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area for dining out but booking in advance seems essential, as we found out! The Royal Oak in nearby Milborne St. Andrew (5 minutes) provides hearty pub grub at reasonable prices. All in all, we spent a very pleasurable week in this peaceful part of Dorset.

    Reviewed by Howard4.4Sep 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Studio accommodation: 1 x double bed
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area.
  • Underfloor gas heating
  • Gas hob, microwave, fridge, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Dogs to be kept in entrance hall only, has heating.

The property

The Mouse House rests amidst luscious Dorset countryside, on the fringes of the Dorset AONB and just a few short miles from the lovely village of Milborne St Andrew.

Benefiting from snug studio accommodation and with much to see and do close by, use this romantic bolt hole as the base for your next Dorset adventure.

Feel right at home as you step into the delightful Mouse House, the studio open-plan living area is bursting with charm as it is enhanced by a flourish of stunning wooden furnishings.

Choose to watch the TV from the comfort of the snug double bed, or kick back in one of the welcoming arm chairs.

Alternatively, simply sit with a drink of choice and look out towards the rolling countryside which surrounds this lovely retreat.

The kitchen is compact yet amply equipped, and a refreshing shower room finishes the property off in a splendid fashion.

Relax among this tranquil location by taking your morning coffee out to the courtyard under the summer sun.

Idyllic walking and cycling can be enjoyed right from your doorstep here at The Mouse House, with the beautiful Dorset AONB also within a stone's throw.

A series of quaint towns and villages abound the local area, all with their own charming pubs and shops to enjoy, the county town of Dorchester is most certainly worth a walk around.

For a day by the sea, the gorgeous coastline is also close by, hosting popular spots such as Weymouth, West Bay and Lyme Regis which sit along the South West Coast Path.

Escape from reality at this secluded rural getaway.

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About the location


Milborne St. Andrew 3.2 miles.

Milton Abbas is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in South West England. It is in the North Dorset district, about five miles south-west of Blandford Forum and 11 miles north east of Dorchester. There is a pub and tea room in the village, along with a farm shop. Every two years a historic country fair takes place in Milton Abbas where the locals celebrate the rebuilding of their village. It attracts thousands of visitors and recreates village life from the 18th century with various stalls, traditional music, dancing, farmers market and much more. Further afield lies the village of Milborne St. Andrew, the valley is named for the seasonal stream which runs from springs high up on the chalk downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering glorious walks and superb views. Discover Dorchester; a vibrant town for sightseeing and shopping but also home to Dorchester's museums and shops, walk the walks, drink great coffee, eat great food and take trips to the Jurassic coast.