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“Lovely cottage in a great location.”
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View of front of Stable Cottage,
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View of front of Stable Cottage,
Cosy living room, with leather sofas, inglenook fireplace with log burner and 50' smart UHD TV, DVD Dining table in Livingroom
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Very good
12 reviews
View of front of Stable Cottage,
Cosy living room, with leather sofas, inglenook fireplace with log burner and 50' smart UHD TV, DVD
Dining table in Livingroom
Kitchen with cooker, fridge, freezer, washing mahine, dish washer and microwave.
Second bedroom - can be made up as twin or double
Bathroom and shower in Stable Cottage
The view from Stable Cottage - sunny cottage garden with BBQ. annex available - sleeps 2.
Thatched annexe available at small extra  charge
King-sized bed in annex
Annex with vaulted ceiling
The Famous Sailors Return pub.. serving great food and drink. just 300 meters  from the cottage.
Dorset's famous Durdle Door just 5 minutes by car.
Man of War Bay, adjacent to Durdle Door
The view from  Coast Path... just one hour's walk from the Cottage
Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Dorchester, Dorset, England

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Very good - based on 12 reviews
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Amanda S
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely cottage in a great location.”
Reviewed 2 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Had a really enjoyable stay at Stable cottage. Brilliant walks to the coast from right outsde the front door.Excellent log fire.The local pub,''The Sailor's Return' is very close and with good beers and food.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Jan 2015
Glad you enjoyed the stay.We should point out that apart from the great location for walks to the coast and Durdle door, the new kichen and large livingroom and log fire make it perfect for entertaining. Plus there is always the great pub! the Welcome back anytime.
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Cazj1982
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Better than expected!!”
Reviewed 24 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

After reading the last couple of reviews we were slightly anxious about our stay at this cottage- but we were very pleasantly surprised! It's evident that the reviews of late have been acted on- the cottage was spotless, all linen was clean and ironed, the kitchen was up to my ocd standards and was all ready to be used.
Communication with the people who handle the bookings was seamless and the lady who dealt with our enquiries was both efficient and friendly.
It seems that lessons have been learnt from recent reviews and everything is how is should be. Beautiful cottage, beautiful location and perfect for a break away. We will definitely be going back and will also recommend to our friends and family!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Nov 2013
We are really glad to hear this thank you, people don't always take the time to do positive reviews which is a shame and we really appreciate it.
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Liked best: The cottage looked nice from outside
Liked least: The standard of cleanliness and upkeep of cottage
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Aug 2013
After apologising profusely to the guests the housekeeper has been dismissed as the cleaning clearly wasn't up to the level expected.
The house has had a deep clean less than 2 months ago and all windows, carpets and lampshades were deep cleaned at this time. It was a shame the plumber had not been able to fix the tap whilst the guests were there but there have been no reports previously about the sealant on the bath so that will now be checked too. I agree that the towels do need replacing and in fact we will be suggesting guests bring their own as most people prefer to do this anyway. A very disappointing review but hopefully with the new housekeeper in place things will be 100% better from now on. Once again we apologise to the guests involved.
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Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Liked best: Nothing
Liked least: Everything this cottage was nothing like the web picture
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Aug 2013
This was a total disappointment for us too as we had just employed a new housekeeper who had sadly misunderstood the booking schedule so she had not done a changeover. As soon as I was contacted (the bookings manager) I offered them a free meal locally whilst I sent the housekeeper straight to the property to do a changeover for them. Sadly the guests decided to leave and travel home which was a disappointment for both us and them. They had a full refund and Our sincere apologies.
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Musicalva...
UK
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage to spend a winter week in.”
Reviewed 3 January 2012 for a stay in December 2011
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person found this review helpful

Great cottage - really olde worlde, with huge log burner, sofa you can't get up out of and kindly the owner provides a log store from which you can help yourself. The bedrooms are lovely, cosy and comfortable and everything clean. The bathroom slightly lets the cottage down as it is relatively basic, but everything works. The hamlet is very rural - we found it was a bit like staying in a ghost town! - but the area is amazing - straight out of the cottage onto the lane and up over the hills to Durdle door with incredible views of the Weymouth bay and portland to Lulworth once you're up there. No problems with the owner or the arrangements - altogether a very enjoyable stay.

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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Jan 2015
Glad you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage cosy and comfortable. We always try to supply a good store of logs (free of charge) for the log burner, as that is one of the many delights of staying at Stable cottage and provides a lasting and memorable experience.
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