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Jane Tidman

Member since: 2013
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Stunning Property Nestled In A Wonderful Part Of The Dorset Countryside

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Purbeck - The Old Dairy

Cottage, bedrooms: 1, sleeps: 2

The Old Dairy is a stunning one bed property nestled in a wonderful part of the Dorset countryside. Its secluded spot on the outskirts of Winfrith Newburgh offers uninterrupted views of open fields and farmland. This former milking parlour is a Five*gold award holiday cottage providing luxury self-catered accommodation for couples.

The faultless architecture provides not only visual pleasure, but a relaxed and practical environment to enjoy the perfect holiday. This private and romantic hide-away is perfect for couples wishing to experience life beyond the public gaze; a honeymoon, special occasion or simply a well-deserved break.

A magnificent 20ft glass and oak gable end ensures the open plan living room, kitchen and dining area are bathed in natural light. This combined with the splendid oak vaulted ceilings ensures that the entire property feels striking yet serene. The immaculately designed mezzanine gallery bedroom enjoys exceptional views of the rural landscape making your stay truly memorable.

The Old Dairy benefits from a private courtyard garden which lies adjacent to a small paddock, home to our chickens and further afield our beehives with open farmland beyond.

* Sleeps 2

* Welcome Hamper

* King size bed

* 40' TV and DVD player

* Central Heating

* Private drive with ample parking

* Free Wifi internet access

* No Smoking

* Unsuitable for Pets

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Jane Tidman (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Sun it rose and warmed us; what a sight!

Its rays the fields they painted within a golden light!

The Roe deer browsing the hedgerow warming their flanks

almost as though they were giving thanks.

We sat and viewed such a glorious scene

from the lounge of one of the nicest places we have ever been.

The Old Dairy is such a peaceful, restful place

And Jane the host does welcome with such warmth and grace.

Our heartfelt thanks for such a lens from which to view

such a peaceful world as we reclined and enjoyed a brew!

A lovely poem for our guest book, thank you Chris and Ruth
Feb 2014
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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning Property Nestled In A Wonderful Part Of The Dorset Countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

The perfect place to lay your holiday hat!

  • 5 of 5

Jane Tidman, owner of The Old Dairy has designed and produced a wonderful property in which to spend a long weekend, week or even longer. All creature comforts are catered for but with an uncommon attention to detail. Jane welcomes her guests with homemade cake and scones and it is this welcome that will hint at how the rest of your stay will proceed. You will find that The Old Dairy is perfectly situated within walking distance of two fine pubs, The Red Lion and The Countryman Inn (that also do great food) and within a slightly longer walk of a local village shop from which to gather provisions.

The Old Dairy is situated within easy reach of some absolutely stunning locations, including Durdle Dor and Lullworth and is within reasonable driving times from such places as Lyme Regis and Stonehenge.

The Old Dairy itself is beautifully appointed and Jane affords her guests total privacy other than to welcome her guests and to wave them off post-stay.

The Old Dairy is not just a place to stay but instead becomes 'our' home for the week. Anyone who has stayed there will understand this but to others it may sound a bit strange that it almost feels like it 'belongs' to us for the week and we treat it with the utmost respect as shown to us by Jane who leaves it in our grateful hands for the duration.

We have visited twice so far, once in June and once in November and both times were equally as enjoyable. We will definitely be visiting The Old Dairy again as, I see by the visitors' book, most guests do. :)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about The Old Dairy. It was extremely comfortable and in a fantastic location, no need for window coverings as there was no light pollution. It was beautifully equipped and had everything we needed to make a perfect stay. There is a pub within 10 minutes walk, so no need to take the car. We really enjoyed it and would definitely stay again if in this location. Loved the cream tea, thank you Jane.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very impressed with The Old Dairy

  • 5 of 5

We loved every bit of our stay here - the immaculate property, the attention to detail with fresh scones, jam and clotted cream waiting for us on arrival and the wonderful area close to Lulworth Cove. Jane even went above and beyond when posting an item back to me, that I had left behind! The downside - only staying for 3 nights!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely few days at The Old Dairy. The property was down a nice country lane and was very secluded. Inside the property was lovely and comfortable with stunning views through the huge window. The location was ideal for lots of local attractions like Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Corfe Castle, Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World as well as many we didn't have time to visit. Jane made us very welcome and the welcome cream tea was very much appreciated!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this delightful property over New Year and couldn't have wished for anything better. Superbly well equipped and beautifully furnished throughout this is the perfect place for a real "get away from it all" holiday. A lovely extra touch were the Christmas decorations which gave additional festive flavour to our stay, along with the delicious home made scones and jam and clotted cream. We will definitely return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have just spent a week at the Old Dairy and couldn’t have asked for more!

The Old Dairy has been renovated to a very high standard, and will be hard to beat. It is bright and airy, and the fantastic full height window provides you with uninterrupted views of the fields beyond, even from your bed!

The welcome treats of Victoria sponge cake, scones, jam and clotted cream were lovely and delicious!

The property is very well situated, and within walking distance of the Countryman Inn Pub – a great pub that was recommended by Jane, good food, beer and wine.

Jane has a wide range of maps, and leaflets available which we made full use of – we walked to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door from the Dairy, visited Ringsted Bay, Studland Beach, Swanage, and enjoyed a lovely coastal walk from Langton Maltravers to Swanage on our last day. Corfe Castle is also just a short drive away.

We enjoyed using the outside patio area with views of the fields, feeding the chickens, and watching the rabbits early evening. We were also lucky enough to see three deer one evening.

Jane and Martin were great hosts, and welcomed us on arrival.

We loved it so much we rebooked while we were there.

Thanks again, and see you next year !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful holiday and have already booked with us again for next year. It is always great to welcome back our returning guests and really appreciate that you are choosing to holiday at The Old Dairy again in 2015. Look forward to welcoming you back.With our Best Wishes Jane & Martin
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Winfrith Newburgh
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Winfrith Newburgh
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Lulworth Cove
Car: recommended

Dorset, Lulworth and the Purbecks

With its clean air, sweeping coastal paths, breath-taking views and snug little villages The Old Dairy is a perfect location for a holiday. The local town of Dorchester is teeming with restaurants and shops to explore, Dorset is a county hard to beat.

Dorset is famous for its beautiful coastline, the Jurassic Coast, which features landforms such as Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Kimmeridge. The Isles of Purbeck and Portland along with Chesil Beach and Lyme Regis are all within easy reach.

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are a mere 3.5 miles away. As part of Dorset's Jurassic Coast they form a stunning stretch of 200 million-year-old shoreline that has been designated a Natural World Heritage Site due to its extraordinary geological make-up. This coupled with the charming countryside Dorset has to offer makes this county an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There is more to Dorset than just fabulous rural scenery – the more urban towns of Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth offer sandy beaches and harbours renowned for their water sports, bustling town centres with restaurants, cafes, art galleries and theatres.

Dorset is steeped in history and is the setting of the novels of Thomas Hardy, who was born near the county town of Dorchester. Local historic attractions also include Castles in nearby Lulworth and Corfe with the iron age Hill Fort of Maiden Castle situated on the outskirts of Dorchester.

The location of The Old Dairy is ideal for those that wish to explore. There are plenty of Coastal, Forest and Heathland walks or cycle tracks within easy reach. The Old Dairy has an abundance of wildlife, flora and fauna on its doorstep.

Winfrith Newburgh has a friendly village store and post office along with three welcoming pubs nearby. It is just three miles from the Jurassic Coast, eight miles from the county town of Dorchester and 18 miles from the popular towns of Poole and Bournemouth.

Dorset is home to a wealth of attractions; Corfe Castle, Monkey World, Blue Pool, the Tank Museum, the Cerne Abbas Giant, Swanage Railway, Sherborne Abbey, Portland Bill, Fly- Fishing in Tolpuddle and a whole lot more.

There are many coves and beaches along the Dorset coast - a World Heritage site. Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are just 3.5 miles away and Studland Bay which is renowned for its wonderful beaches is a 30 minute car ride.

The unspoilt countryside, dramatic coastline and spectacular historic sites make our county truly memorable for a winter or summer holiday.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Winfrith Newburgh, Purbeck

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring 2016
6 May 2016 - 26 May 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Bank Holiday
27 May 2016 - 2 Jun 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
3 Jun 2016 - 16 Jun 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
17 Jun 2016 - 14 Jul 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2016 - 1 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2016 - 20 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

* Weekly Lets: Available between April to October Friday-Friday (no short lets available during this period).
* Arrival: Check in time is 3pm onwards on day of arrival. Departure: Check out time is 10am on day of departure.
* Short lets (Nov – Mar) we accept 3 or 4 night breaks:
Fri to Mon (3 nights)
Mon to Fri (4 nights)

3 nights – Fri 3.00 pm – Mon 10.00 am
4 nights – Mon 3.00 pm – Fri 10.00 am
* A short break for Christmas and New Year may be considered within two weeks of the holiday period.
* No Pets/No Smoking

25% deposit required on booking.
Full payment is required 6 weeks before a holiday.
Short breaks ( Nov-Mar) 3 nights are priced at two thirds of the weeks rent.
Payment: cheque/ electronic bank transfer.
All prices inclusive of bed linen, towels, heating and electricity.
Welcome basket Provided with fresh flowers.
Free Wifi internet access.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Purbeck in Dorset

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom - Toilet
    En-suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Half round corner shower with toilet and basin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • One King-size bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
.A 'Welcome Hamper' is provided for a seven night holiday which consists of a Home-made Cream tea this includes a feshly baked Victoria sponge cake, scones, clotted cream and home-made jam. Tea, coffee, milk and sugar are provided with the addition of fresh flowers. * Short breaks of 3 nights 'Welcome Hamper' has all of the above except the Victoria sponge cake.

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