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Rainbow Cottage

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
A real treasure here! Rainbow Cottage is a beautiful stone and thatched 4-bedroom cottage built in 1994. Cleverly designed by award winning builders it has all the charm of old, but all the benefits of spacious and family friendly accommodation. Litton Cheney is a particularly attractive conservation village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The nearest beach is just three miles away at Burton Bradstock on the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site. Everyone loves the cottage and the area! There is a pub in the village with excellent food and a children's country playground, just 1 minute from the house.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
No parties whatsoever! Couples or family bookings preferred. No people in their teens or twenties unless accompanied by responsible adults! I have learned the hard way and not prepared to risk this again.
Bedrooms
2 Doubles4 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Caroline B
Hosting since October 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (14)
divrnewton
divrnewton
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant Dorsrt getaway
Beautiful cottage immaculately clean in a really pretty village. Well equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The family thought it was wonderful we could chill and relax and there was plenty of room for 8 adults and a 2yr old not to get under one anothers feet. My daughter in law could do her studies in peace it was so spacious. Village pub is a must for anyone staying with excellent fish and chips very big portions too.
Visited October 2023
Written October 23, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caromab
Caromab
Thank you so much - so glad you had such a lovely time. Hope to see you again soon!
Written November 8, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sam S
Sam S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fabulous host and idyllic location
The host/owner of Rainbow Cottage (Caroline) was absolutely lovely. From the booking date, accommodating us for last minute changes of plan and then all the useful information, I would recommend the property for that level of service alone! The lovely thatched roof cottage had everything you needed for a week away and all in good and clean condition. Beds were comfortable, showers were very powerful and the garden surrounding the house was a great place to relax at the end of the day. Litton Cheney village is very quaint with a lovely fresh water spring running through it (although maybe not so fresh when our springer spaniel jumped in it everyday!). The local pub (White Horse) was really good too - live band on a Sunday afternoon, good food and great staff. Highly recommend for exploring Dorset.
Visited June 2023
Written July 3, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caromab
Caromab
Thank you so much, Sam. Thank you too for being such wonderful guests - you'd be welcome back any time!
Written July 5, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lucy95H
Lucy95H
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely beautiful cottage - will be back!
We have just had the most beautiful holiday in this cottage, and we will most definitely be back. It is clean, warm and inviting and is great for everyone of all ages with a park just a short distance away, and also a friendly pub (The White Horse Inn) that serves the most delicious food on your doorstep. It is in the perfect location as it is in the centre of Weymouth and Lyme Regis, so we were able to do all of that coastline between throughout the week. The nearest shops are in Bridport, it looks far but it's only a 10 min drive! Arga was so easy to use. Wi-Fi was amazing! And to top it off, Caroline was so friendly and helped us with any issues we had.
Visited September 2022
Written October 3, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caromab
Caromab
Only just seen your review - thank you so much!So glad you had a lovely time. Rainbow Cottage looking forward to your return!
Written August 10, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JohnB
JohnB
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rainbow Cottage
Caroline, the owner, was incredibly helpful and accommodating.. The cottage is by no means perfect but aside from its few faults it is a very comforting place to stay. Maybe a little more attention to supply of refuse and food waste bags would make life easier . Any cooking is carried out on an Arga, which we had never used before, but it was surprisingly easy. If we return to the area I would use the cottage again
Visited August 2022
Written September 7, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caromab
Caromab
Thank you so much. You'll be pleased to know that normally there is a good supply of refuse and waste bags. Rainbow would love to welcome you again!
Written November 8, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nessa3794
nessa3794
Uxbridge, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful!
We just returned from spending Christmas at Rainbow Cottage. It was as fabulous as the week we were there before in May. The Cottage is very comfortable in furnishings and beds. The country kitchen is spacious to eat in although our Christmas meals were in the dining room. Each and every window has the most delightful view. From the chickens next door to the lit church a short walk away. We organised a Tesco delivery so no need for shopping. Sky tv and efficient WiFi is a luxury we havnt had in other holiday rentals. Locally Hive Beach Cafe and the walks around it are a must. The waterfall near the church at Long Bredy is like a little peace of heaven. The booking and arrival procedure is so warmly and efficiently dealt with by Caroline the owner, I cant recommend highly enough.
Visited December 2018
Written January 4, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caromab
Caromab
Thank you for your lovely review. The house, lake and waterfall at Long Bredy is where a lot of the television series Broadchurch was set Warm wishes, Caroline
Written January 5, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

westj007
westj007
Chatham, United Kingdom1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A quiet holiday setting
A lovely cottage set in quiet surroundings. A good base for exploring the beautiful county of Dorset.
Visited August 2018
Written September 1, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

John H
John H
54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb location and facilities
Six of us from 10 to 80 years stayed at Rainbow Cottage and it was excellent. There were 4 bedrooms and we were able to accommodate everyone comfortably. One of our party was disabled but was able to manage the stairs without much difficulty. The place was clean and very well-equipped, with TVs, hi-fi, and a plethora of books and games. In the kitchen there was every piece of equipment imaginable and an Aga range that appeared daunting at first, but was easy to manage and all the instruction manuals were there.
Visited July 2017
Written July 16, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caromab
Caromab
Thank you very much John. I am so glad you and your family thoroughly enjoyed the Rainbow Cottage experience! Warm wishes to you all, Caroline.
Written July 18, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fearless704853
Fearless704853
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous
An amazing weekend in a beautiful house in a wonderful area. Only downside, nearest shop 4.5 miles away
Visited April 2017
Written April 11, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caromab
Caromab
So glad you all had a wonderful time. Online shopping is very handy for the groceries.
Written July 7, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AliM81
AliM81
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Family getaway
We stayed at Rainbow cottage for a week in August. It was such a lovely cottage with everything you needed in it. Nice and spacious for 7 of us staying there. Ages ranging from 2-65. The cottage also homed an arga which was a new experience. The garden was lovely, the added extra of the neighbouring chickens for the children to watch. There was also a play park 5 minutes around the corner with a big field to run off any extra energy. As a family we loved our stay here and hope to return. Highly recommended
Visited August 2016
Written August 13, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caromab
Caromab
Thank you - I'm so glad you had a lovely time. The Aga is a new experience for some but thankfully it's straightforward. The children's play area is so wonderfully wholesome! Lots of grass, streams and no technology!
Written August 14, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HuddySB
HuddySB
Wantage, United Kingdom15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful place to stay for a family holiday (three generations)
We had a super stay in Rainbow Cottage. It was a real home from home with every comfort. We have never before stayed in such a well equipped rental cottage - there was nothing that we needed that was lacking. The beds were great and everyone slept well. We loved the village and the fact that it was so close to so many wonderful places to visit! We certainly want to return to this area and would be happy to revisit Rainbow Cottage - and to recommend it to friends. The boys (8,6 and 3) also loved the playground just a minute's walk away and enjoyed buying eggs laid by the chickens we could see from the garden.
Visited May 2015 Travelled with family
Written May 30, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Washer
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas

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Map
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Cottage

Rainbow Cottage is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Rainbow Cottage has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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