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Snowdrop Cottage

(Ref. 1086641)

Purse Caundle near Milborne Port, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful "chocolate box" cottage in the lovely village of Purse Caundle."

    Excellent facilities. The garden was typical cottage style looking out over rolling countryside. Lots of local wildlife to see including Bats Hare woodpeckers Barn owl and a vibrant dawn chorus. Idyllic and relaxing......just perfect

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2024

  • "Second time we've stayed at Snowdrop Cottage and had a fabulous time."

    Cottage had everything we could have asked for and the goodies were an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2024

  • "Truly wonderful cottage, ideally situated for a quiet getaway."

    Villagers were all friendly and the cider barn has a good cafe and veg shop. Fantastic welcome pack of eggs, cheese, milk, jam, fresh bread, butter and tea. Stayed in a cold February and the home was wondefully warm. The underfloor heating in the bathroom was great. Kitchen was well equipped. If I was being super fussy I would suggest only three things that would improve this property , 1. Microwavable bowls / small casserole 2. Rearrange the cupboard to the right of oven to hold plates and leave space for food in the wall cupboard- to avoid underfloor heating warming the food. 3. Replace the mirrored cupboard in the shower with a flat mirror to make the sink easier to use. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Feb 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage with great facilities."

    Only issue was trying to watch a dvd we couldn’t get any sound from the tv, I’m very tech savvy so I tried all possibilities do it’s possibly down to a faulty hdmi cable, but nothing that affected our wonderful break. It was delightful in the most beautiful location with a cider farm and cafe just across the road with entertainment on some weekends. Having cows at the end of the garden was definitely a highlight for us

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great well appointed cottage in lovely surroundings."

    I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a relaxing quiet restful break.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Oct 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting with everything we needed for a quiet few days."

    The welcome package was a nice touch. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get completely away from everything!

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is very nice, garden is pleasant and in a good location."

    We found the cottage kitchen to be extremely well equipped as is the overall cottage and we had a very nice stay and thank the owners for the nice gesture of providing some basis provisions oin our arrival -A few points for the owners attention: - The bathroom fan was not working - The hand-held part of the shower could not be made to work - Suggest given the size of the bathroom sink, the cupboard and its mirror directly above it would function better if the cupboard was removed and the mirror placed on the wall then the sink could be used better Overall the cottage was very good

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Jul 2023

  • "It was an excellent appointed cottage but it was not easy to locate."

    An earlier visitor to the cottage also mentioned this. Your photograph is actually the rear view from the garden. The instructions could read "On entering the village pass the church on your left. Within fifty metres there is a turning to the right. Snowdrop cottage is on the corner of this road facing you" All the facilities were excellent in particular the walk-in shower which my wife requires. At home we cook by gas so found the all electric hob/oven a complete mystery - but that of course was our fault. A final point the instructions regarding waste bins etc had not been updated for 2023 & on arrival both bins + food waste + glass jars etc did not appear to have been emptied for sometime. We put all four out on the Monday & let the Reuse collectors take their pick.

    Reviewed by John3.8Apr 2023

  • "The description showed a pub ."

    4 miles and also a bath. There was no pub and no bath. The bathroom had a shower. The sink was impossible to use. Had to clean teeth in kitchen sink. The crockery was generally a bit sparse including only one wine glass. However there were plenty of cleaning materials and bedrooms were very comfortable. The living area was very comfy especially the sofa.

    Reviewed by Alan3.4Sep 2022

  • "This was a great property with lots of things to make you feel at home."

    The place was clean and tidy in a very pretty location.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Aug 2022

  • "On arrival the chlorine smell met you, very unpleasant."

    The kitchen was downright dirty, everything you touched felt greasy. We reported this immediately, Sykes Cottages responded well. The next morning we spent cleaning the kitchen. But a certain mustiness lingered. There were still remains of the previous tenants in the fridge. The freezer was frozen solid. The garden furniture was covered with a cover, but it was heavily soiled. The lady from Sykes Cottages cleaned that up for us. It is shocking how such an expensive cottage is delivered in such poor condition. Furthermore, we were not particularly pleased with the amount of crockery, e.g. only four coffee/tea mugs and no cups. So you have to run the dishwasher half empty. The bathroom was not to my liking, there is no decent sink and the shower barely gives any water. We made the best of it. The garden was neatly laid out and well maintained.

    Reviewed by Elvera2.2May 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage with everything you need for a stay away from home."

    Having been cleaned after a visit in early April I felt the cottage could have done with a little freshen up for our arrival in May. Also the rubbish bins outside had not been emptied for a long while.

    Reviewed by Theresa4.7May 2022

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage and setting."

    Amazing cider farm very close by with bar, takeaway drinks and they serve food. Everything you need for that home from home feeling. Only two small improvements we would suggest: 1- Some instructions on how to use the oven 2- Some form of Signal booster for the TV as often only able to get 4 terrestrial channels on it.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Mar 2022

  • "Just returned from a long weekend at the Snowdrop Cottage."

    What a beautiful, cozy thatched cottage! It really does have everything you need and is in such a peaceful location; perfect for a much needed break! I don’t believe it had been cleaned since the previous people had stayed which according to the guest book, was a month before us. A freshen up would have been nice but nonetheless, we would love to return one day and explore more of Dorset and the surrounding areas! I would definitely recommend the Snowdrop Cottage and am so glad I found it on Sykes!

    Reviewed by Cherie4.7Feb 2022

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Ground-floor bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawned area, patio, furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 2 miles

The property

Milborne Port 1.9 miles.

Settled amidst wonderful countryside, in the rural village of Purse Caundle near Milborne Port, is this charming, thatched property, Snowdrop Cottage.

Within easy reach of historical sites and Goldbrick Hill for a hike, this two-bedroom cottage is the idyllic dwelling for a family looking for a secluded hideaway.

Be welcomed by private parking on the gravelled driveway and soak in the quaint setting before making you way inside this lovely abode.

Snowdrop Cottage boasts a combination of traditional and contemporary décor, with its original beamed ceilings and crackling woodburning stove mixed with a stylish kitchen and bathroom.

Entering the property, discover the stunning kitchen area, well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, as well as a washing machine and dishwasher to assist with any cleaning.

There are two dining tables to choose from, one in the kitchen and the other in the living area, here you can enjoy tucking-into a feast and chatting with your loved ones.

The sitting room is the perfect space to unwind after an adventurous day; rest on the sofa and let the large TV entertain you for the evening.

Soak in the the last glimpse of the sun in the enclosed rear garden on the outdoor furniture, here you'll find a barbecue to make use of on warmer days and storage for bikes and kayaks for those seeking an adventure.

As the sky grows dark, retreat inside to the warmth and indulge in a bubble-bath in the family bathroom, located on the ground floor.

Venture upstairs to the first floor to find two wonderful double bedrooms with matching furniture to store your belongings, as well as an elegant dressing table.

In the morning enjoy a steaming cup of coffee, courtesy of the coffee machine, as you ponder the excitement of the day ahead.

A scenic stroll will lead you to Laycock Cider, which resides in a pretty orchard, here you can sample natural cider or climb on the bikes and relish a refreshing cycle down winding country lanes with spectacular views.

Jump in the car and take a short drive to the green valley of Sherborne, where you can explore its vibrant museum, here the younger ones can get dressed up and transport back in time or tour the stunning 16th-century Tudor mansion of Sherborne Castle.

Visit the bustling market town of Yeovil for a wealth of independent shops to rummage around, enjoy quaint strolls in Ninesprings Park and an array of fabulous eateries for when you fancy a break from cooking.

For a recuperating escape to the glorious Dorset countryside, choose Snowdrop Cottage.

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About the location


Sherborne 2.8 miles; Yeovil 7.5 miles; Gillingham 9.4 miles

The large and friendly village of Milborne Port is settled in the South Eastern area of Somerset, near Blackmore Vale and the Dorset border. Milborne Port is home to all the essentials, including a good selection of shops, a post office, library, doctors' surgery, pubs and play areas for children. The surrounding area is fantastic for walking and cycling with its wonderful countryside, which rests on the banks of the River Gascoigne. During the Saxon period, Milborn Port was a mint town and was the most profitable market in Somerset in 1086. Nearby is the historical town of Sherborne, home to a fascinating museum, which includes costumes and paintings, as well as the 16th century Sherborne Castle & Gardens with a fine interior and lovely lake. Venture further afield to Yeovil for wooded parks with natural springs and an array of great restaurants. Nestled in the Blackmore Vale is the town of Gillingham, here you can tour the museum to uncover the town's past and rummage around the shops for a sopping spree.

Note: property unable to accommodate check ins on Saturday or Sunday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas