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Maple Cottage

Buckland Newton near Dorchester, Dorset (Ref. 988550)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage in essence has the potential to be really great.”

    On entering we noticed the kitchen worktops looked a bit dirty with marks and toast crumbs or similar. I set to with a cloth and some bleach and by the time I had cleaned the kitchen surfaces, kettle, microwave, handles and high touch areas, the water was dark grey with dirt. The bin cupboard had food waste both on the inside lip and the inside of the cupboard. There was a side board in the living area that was thick was dust underneath. There were lots of dead bugs collected in the light ...

    On entering we noticed the kitchen worktops looked a bit dirty with marks and toast crumbs or similar. I set to with a cloth and some bleach and by the time I had cleaned the kitchen surfaces, kettle, microwave, handles and high touch areas, the water was dark grey with dirt. The bin cupboard had food waste both on the inside lip and the inside of the cupboard. There was a side board in the living area that was thick was dust underneath. There were lots of dead bugs collected in the light fitting. Ll the mirrors were smeared so i can only assume they we're cleaned with a dirty cloth or not buffed dry and clean. Considering that we had to arrive an hour later and leave an hour earlier to allow for enhanced Covid cleaning I found this to be unacceptable. I have taken photos. The TV was very small and very poor quality which for the price per week, and the remote location, really ought to be bigger and better, as there is little else to do when you are there, which is what we wanted but the TV was then an issue. The bed was really comfortable. The bathroom was well appointed. We would not go back.

    - Mrs Kirkby, July 2021

The property

Maple Cottage is a lovely semi-detached bungalow located near Sturminster Newton, in Dorset.

Playing host to two bedrooms; a double and a twin; this cottage sleeps four guests, as well as a family bathroom.

The interior also comprises a kitchen and a lounge with a dining area and open fire.

Outside is an enclosed garden with a lawn and patio furniture as well as off-road parking for 1 car.

Maple Cottage provides a splendid base to return to in a handsome region of south-west England.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/Dining area with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, Broadband WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • There is also a 'camp bed' so you can bring an extra child
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden to the front with lawn and patio furniture
  • Pet friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Coast 40mins
  • Note: Guests welcome to bring a horse as there is a stable, and field along with parking for horse box and an arena
  • Note: Property can be booked with Ref
  • 988342, together they sleep eight guests with interconnecting doors.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location

BUCKLAND NEWTON

Dorchester 12 miles; Sherborne 12 miles.

The West Dorset village of Buckland Newton, and its seven surrounding hamlets including Brockhampton, is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of Blackmore Vale, and at the head of the quaintly named Piddle Valley. The village is 12 miles south of historic Sherborne and 12 miles north of Thomas Hardy's Dorchester. Locally there are lovely scenic walks to be had, while a visit to nearby ancient Cerne Abbas is not to be missed, with its instantly recognisable chalk giant and numerous tea rooms and inns serving real ales and good food. Alternatively, travel south to the memorable Dorset Jurassic Coast, now a designated World Heritage Site, where many sandy beaches await you and provide visitors with great facilities for all kinds of water sports. Weymouth offers golden sandy beaches and a bustling harbour from which you can take a day trip to the Channel Islands. A short drive from here takes you to Portland Harbour and the rugged “Isle” of Portland, which is linked to Weymouth by dramatic Chesil Beach. With fascinating Sherborne and bustling Dorchester also just a short drive away, you really are spoilt for choice in this lovely part of Dorset.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas