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AN ATTRACTIVE, COMFORTABLE AND MODERN FACILITY WITH BREATHTAKING FEATURES

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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AN ATTRACTIVE, COMFORTABLE AND MODERN FACILITY WITH BREATHTAKING FEATURES

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday cottage in Dorchester - Mill Cottage

Sleeps 10, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Mill Cottage has accommodation for 10 guests in 5 bedrooms each with its own bathroom. It is ideal for adults and children over 5 years of age but is not toddler friendly, particularly because of the large and unfenced river frontage.

Briantspuddle is a small village lying in the River Piddle Valley next to Affpuddle and Tolpuddle. The village lies within the Purbeck conservation area and is stunningly beautiful. The area is hilly and heavily wooded. The Purbecks themselves are renowned for their beauty and the Dorset Coast between Poole and Lyme Regis is a World Heritage site (The Jurassic Coast).

Briantspuddle is in the heart of Thomas Hardy Country about 8 miles East of Dorchester (Casterbridge?) and 3 miles West of Bere Regis. Poole, Sandbanks, Studland Bay, Wareham, Corfe Castle, Swanage, Kimeridge, Lulworth, Durdle Door and Weymouth are all within easy striking distance of no more than 30 minutes drive. Mill Cottage is less than 4 miles from Moreton station, which has a direct service to London Waterloo.

After a Day on the beach or fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast, guests can retreat to the cottage for a barbeque in perfect seclusion; or simply enjoy a sundowner in the Gazebo overlooking the Piddle. The Gazebo is wired with 13amp mains sockets and electric chandelier.

The Collared Doves also liked the Gazebo. A good place to bring up a family. Safe from predators and nice and dry. So they built their nest on top of the chandelier and raised 2 bonny youngsters ignoring the revelry going on below. Our guests were kind enough to ignore them. Hard work keeping the table clean though! They are gone now and the chandelier has fishing line around it to avoid a return visit.

Mill Cottage is listed Grade II and lies at the end of an unmade lane on the edge of the village. The lane is known as 'School Lane' but is not signed. The cottage has an unfenced river frontage of about 60 yards and a large garden of about two thirds of an acre. The River Piddle itself is a natural chalk stream with crystal clear waters except immediately after heavy rain.

The accommodation consists of five bedrooms (double or twin) with ensuite bathrooms for up to ten guests. The Hall, sitting room and dining room all have seating for ten people. There are terraces for alfresco dining at the front and riverside of the Mill and the Balinese Gazebo with traditional Dorset Thatch sits in the garden above the flood plain and is ideal for enjoying the tranquillity of the garden and the murmur of the River Piddle.

The former stable is a spacious well-planned kitchen boasting an Aga, low voltage halogen lighting and electrically operated skylights for controllable ventilation. The old village bus garage has been converted into the studio with its mezzanine bedroom and acrylic and stainless steel stairs.

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Owner
Advertiser since 2012
Speaks English

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bournemouth
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Poole
Nearest Train
3.8 Miles
Morton Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
A31
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Lulworth Cove
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Tolpuddle
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Tolpuddle
Car: necessary

Mill Cottage is a listed luxury holiday cottage on the River Piddle in Dorset’s Thomas Hardy Country, Its secluded idyllic riverside position in the Purbeck rural conservation area is stunning and unique. “Jurassic Coast”, 25 miles of Magnificent West Dorset World Heritage Coastline is on your doorstep. The Rivers Piddle and nearby Frome have some excellent fishing.

It offers spacious entertaining with high quality furnishings for ultimate comfort and relaxation, both inside and outside in the large and secluded garden. Mill cottage is ideal for large groups of up to ten friends and family gatherings to celebrate special occasions. Family holidays and intimate romantic breaks will also be perfect here.

Its location and tasteful restoration and extension, preserving ancient history with modern comfort are its major charms. It is completely secluded and quiet, except for the noise of rushing water when the river is in spate. Guests have noted that deer and their fawns, fox, rabbit, king fishers and pheasant have all been seen in the garden as well as numerous varieties of birds too diverse to catalogue here. The swans brought their cygnets here as 'day old chicks'! Brown trout are plentiful in the river, but are shy and quickly dart for cover. Stealth is required in approaching the bank.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Dorchester, Lyme Regis and West Dorset

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Season
5 Jul 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
Autumn Mid Season
6 Sep 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£990
for 3 nights
From
£330
From
£383
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,950
 
 
Low Season
25 Oct 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£849
for 3 nights
From
£283
From
£316
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,500
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2014 - 28 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,850
for 7 nights
£2,850
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
5 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 5 nights
From
£450
From
£450
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £0
Notes Mid Season: 3 nights 1150; 4 nights 1350; 5 nights 1550; 6 nights 1750
Low Season: 3 nights 1025; 4 nights 1200; 5 nights 1370; 6 nights 1540
Half Term 2012 (Easter, May Day, Whitsun,Autumn): 3 nights 1550; 4 nights 1850; 5 nights 2075; 6 nights 2350; 7 nights 2725
Christmas and New Year: 5 nights 2125, 6 nights 2400
1. Minimum 7 Nights High Season –Saturday is changeover day.
2. Minimum 7 Nights

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dorchester in Lyme Regis and West Dorset

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Wet Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Studio bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washbasin
    Twin Bedroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Washbasin
    Double Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , washbasin
    Mirror Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washbasin
  • Mirror Bedroom: shower one side of chimneybreast and WC the other, and antique French washstand. Double Bedroom: ensuite shower room, WC and washbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Studio bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Mirror Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Double Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Zip n' Link Super King or 2 x 3ft twins
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Zip n' Link 1 super king or 2 x 3ft twins
  • Bedroom: with river view and 6’ zip ‘n link bed which can convert to 2x3’ twin beds upon request. Fabric covered window shutters have been used instead of curtains in most rooms throughout the cottage. Studio bedroom: with two 3’ single beds on the mezzanine floor with river view, accessed by acrylic and stainless steel stairs floodlit in blue at night. There is a seating area at ground level with a large flat screen TV; a ceiling-to-floor toughened glass window with plantation shutters forms the South wall, a ceiling fan and own bathroom complete the transformation. Twin Bedroom: with river view and 3’ zip ‘n link beds that can be converted to a 6’ double on request, TV and ensuite bathroom also with river view. Mirror Bedroom: with 5’ mirror bed (half tester) Double Bedroom: is large and light with 5’bed TV
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Attractions:
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
Notes:
Kitchen: with cathedral roof and 3 electrically operated skylights. Two sets of French doors open onto the riverside and front terraces, with tables, chairs and umbrellas for sitting out / alfresco dining or a barbeque. For those who like cooking, the kitchen is a dream. The oil fired Aga and the conventional electric oven and hobs provide the tools for “Chef” to prepare a feast for 2 or 10! The range and quality of utensils has been carefully selected to please the most discerning of cooks. Additional features: Oil fired underfloor heating on the ground floor with oil-fired radiators on the first floor. The heating is controlled by thermostats in the downstairs rooms and radiator stats upstairs. Travel cot and high chair available. Gas fired Barbeque is kept on the riverside terrace or in the “Boots ‘N Bags” shed opposite the front door. Ample parking.
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