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Little Croft

Broadmayne, Dorset
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Family friendly
Thatched
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Relax in the garden of this picturesque thatched cottage in a central village location
  • Perfect for exploring the Dorset countryside and coastline
  • Visit the popular county town of Dorchester or take a trip to the seaside town of Weymouth
Property code: DC096

This pretty 18th-century Grade II listed thatched cob cottage makes a perfect base for a family or a couple hoping to enjoy exploring the beautiful coast and idyllic countryside between Weymouth and Dorchester.

Leave the stresses of modern life far behind in this gorgeous cottage, 7 miles northeast of Weymouth and 4 miles southeast of Dorchester. Couples, families, friends and dogs will love the idyllic charm of this traditional cottage, set in the heart of Hardy Country; the author’s birth home in Higher Brockhampton (5.5 miles) and his house in Max Gate (3 miles) are both open to the public, and the landscape that he knew, loved and described rolls exquisitely all around. Explore Dorchester and Weymouth’s smorgasbord of independent shops, eateries, galleries and dog friendly pubs, including the latter’s excellent Old Ship Inn, which always has a dog biscuit and a friendly bark; it featured in Hardy’s beloved ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’.

 

Inside you’ll find a quaint country interior, overflowing with charming flourishes and traditional features, like the elegant wall lamps and the original stone flag floors. Gather on the long sofa in the lounge, with its lovely garden views. Unwind in the conservatory whilst you muse on coming adventures and summon feasts of fresh local seafood in the sweet mid-century-style kitchen. Down a few steps from the lounge and kitchen, the delectable dining room glows with the flickering light from an open fire. Savour sumptuous al fresco treats on the patio or in the long, garden lawn, before a steaming shower and a dreamy sleep in the characterful upstairs bedrooms.

 

Doggies will love to race on the beaches at Ringstead Bay (5 miles), Bowleaze Cove (6 miles), imposing White Nothe (6.5 miles), iconic Durdle Dor (9 miles), Church Ope Cove (14 miles) and the hidden gem at Mupe Bay (12 miles); check MOD guidelines for the latter. Find tranquillity at Jordan Hill Roman temple (5 miles) and inspiration at Cloud’s Hill (8 miles), the peaceful retreat of TE Lawrence. For seaside, shopping, cuisine and culture, Hardy Country has it all.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 single
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Oven, fridge with ice compartment, microwave
  • Smart TV/DVD, iPod dock
  • Conservatory
  • Garden with covered pond and outdoor furniture
  • Driveway parking for 1 car, additional roadside parking available
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric
  • Shop and pub 500 metres
  • Coast 4 miles
  • Steep cottage style stairs with rope handle leads
  • Please note no washing machine

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Clifford 4th September 2020

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We love the cottage, the interior is well designed by a good carpenter, (the kitchen is built using a 1950s kitchen cabinet as a theme!) The people in the village are friendly, the village shop is very useful. It is a good base for the various coastal attractions. For excersize there is a large field next to it to walk around.

Reviewed by Ana 28th August 2020

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Home from a fantastic long weekend away. Cottage was perfect for us and our 2 dogs. Had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend. About 20 mins drive to ludworth and durdle door. Great local pub about 5 min walk away.

Reviewed by Rita 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by David 4th July 2020

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Lovely period cottage in small friendly village. The property is on a main road but this is normally quiet. Make sure you park in the allocated space or there will be hell to pay. Garden is nice but could do with some nice recliners for days that you fancy chilling and not exploring. Talking of which, the location is ideal for visiting the attractiRead moreons. Lulworth, West Bay, Swanage and Lyme Regis are all within reach Hide

Reviewed by Chris 29th October 2019

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Reviewed by Rhea 8th October 2019

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Absolutely lovely and unique.

Reviewed by Raymond 30th September 2019

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Cute little cottage, very well equipped . As back sufferers we were worried about the bed but the mattress was lovely ( bed a bit squeaky when you turned over) right next to a main road which was noisy in the early hours , the rest of the time it didnt bother us as we were at the back of the house . Traditional cottage features so not suitable for Read morevery tall people or those unsteady on their legs as stairs would prove a challenge . We had a lovely mini break and would stay again . Hide

Reviewed by Ben 30th August 2019

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Me and my husband enjoyed our stay very much. The location was great, quiet and tranquil. Great location as close to all the main attractions and great area for dogs too.

Reviewed by Roger 9th August 2019

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Reviewed by Gareth 2nd August 2019

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Little Croft is a lovely cottage where the 3 of us had a wonderful time. The cottage is full of character and is finished to a very high standard. The living room looks over the large garden which is an ideal space for an al fresco lunch or playing with your children. The bedrooms are extremely cosy and comfy with top quality linen. It's an ideal lRead moreocation with many attractions close by and also a really good pub just down the road which serves very nice food. We would highly recommend Hide

Reviewed by Leigh 27th June 2019

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The kitchen was very well equipped, unlike other self catering properties weve stayed in, & there were also games and books if you wanted them. The housekeeper contacted us during our stay to check everything was okay and, whilst we never had a problem, I am undoubted she would have addressed it immediately. The cottage is quaint & compact, perfectRead more for a couple, but the staircase is very steep so unsuitable for guests with mobility problems. Lovely little cottage for a relaxing holiday Hide

Reviewed by Rekha

I stayed at the cottage for a long weekend in January and the cottage was the perfect hub to protect from the wintery climes outside. I went by myself to soak up some country air and to do some planning for work and it couldn't have served me better. I was up before sunrise (it was winter after all) and was out walking in the beautiful golden sunliRead moreght in less than a minute because the cottage is located next to and opposite a field and public walking route. The local shop is a 5 minute walk and contains all the essentials including fresh pastries. I really can't recommend this cottage enough if you are seeking solitude or a relaxed getaway in nature and English countryside. I'm already booked to go back in March with a friend and can't wait to explore more of the area. Hide

Reviewed by Mr D Whyman 17th October 2018

The cottage was clean and tidy upon our arrival, but exhibiting a slight musty smell associated with aged buildings. Being situated on a fairly busy road it was subject to regular traffic noise both early morning and late evening. Inside the kitchen space was very small and a little dated, but contained reasonable selection of utensils and sufficieRead morent equipment to produce basic meals. The lounge area in the extension at the back of the property provided plenty of seating, but was a little uncomfortable. All electric equipment was in good order and wifi connectivity was good throughout our stay. Hide

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