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Garden Cottage

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32 reviews
Local history and reference books
Compact well-equipped kitchen
Martyrs Sunday Rally
Nearby Athelhampton House
Great Dorset Steam Fair
Hardy's Cottage
Brewery Square Dorchester
Summer time at Durdle Dor
Fine walking country
Picturesque Tolpuddle house
Martyrs' Museum
Local walks
West Bay cliffs
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Dorchester, Dorset, England
This self catering cottage is located in the garden of an eighteenth century thatched house which was formerly the central farm in the village of Tolpuddle, eight miles from Dorchester. It was possibly the home of one of the employers of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. The cottage accommodation consists of an entrance lobby, spacious lounge dining area with sofa bed, separate compact well-equipped kitchen, bedroom with king size bed and plenty of storage space, shower toilet room, conservatory and private patio with table and chairs.There is a single bed in the conservatory so it 's possible if there are three of you to sleep separately. To ensure your comfort in hot weather, table fans are provided. There is secure parking for one car. We have fast broadband.
The world famous village of Tolpuddle is situated south of the A35 trunk road, eight...
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Listing #HL4804004
About the Owner
Bob H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
I will usually be there to meet you, give you the key and briefly introduce you to the facilities. If I am not there the key will be in a key safe outside the cottage. Otherwise I will keep out of your way. There is plenty of information in the cottage regarding local attractions, places to eat etc.
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 28, 2017

BobHopkin, VR Owner at Garden Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017


Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Lovely cottage with lots of extras. Will stay longer next time. High quality accommodation and very pretty setting.

Thank Carol F
BobHopkin, VR Owner at Garden Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2017

Thanks for your very positive review. Please come again!

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Reviewed August 18, 2017

BobHopkin, VR Owner at Garden Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017


  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Please inform me if you wish to invite friends and or relatives into the cottage
    1 Shower
    1 Twin
    1 King
    1 Sofa
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  • Damage Deposit: C$44 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
The world famous village of Tolpuddle is situated south of the A35 trunk road, eight miles east of Dorchester and about 16 miles west from Poole and Bournemouth. It is in the valley of the River Piddle in a beautiful area of countryside. This part of Dorset is where Thomas Hardy based his novels; his birthplace is only a few kilometres away and his house Max Gate, is in nearby Dorchester. In July every year the Tolpuddle Festival is held to celebrate the contribution of the Tolpuddle Martyrs to Britain's history
Within easy reach of the village is the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site, West Bay where Broadchurch was filmed and the fine beaches of Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth. We are also conveniently situated for the Great Dorset Steam Fair which takes place at the end of August....
Getting around
A car is essential as public transport is limited and taxis are expensive.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Bournemouth: 25.0 km
Railway: Dorchester: 15.0 km
Ferry: Poole: 20.0 km
We provide detailed motoring information on how to get here from every main direction. Tolpuddle is located just south of the main A 35 road. Although Bournemouth is our nearest airport, Southampton and Bristol Airports are about 50 miles away or an hour and a half in journey time. Gatwick and Heathrow are a couple of hours away and easy to get to. The nearest cross channel ferry port is Poole, 25km distant.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 20.0 km.
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