New Year holidays, we decided on a delayed family Christmas and could not have chosen a better location.. Set in a quiet nook in the heart of Yetminster and adjacent to the owners' own home, Bear’s Cottage, which offers guest parking for two cars, is beautifully appointed and ideally positioned for exploring the Dorset and Somerset countryside. Spacious and well-equipped, the apartment was light and airy, while the log-burning stove (bags of logs on an honesty box basis) created a lovely homely feel, as well as generating lots of heat during the cold January nights. The owners were on hand to welcome us when we arrived and to offer advice on local amenities, places of interest and walks for our Golden Retrievers, Sherlock and Mycroft, who thoroughly enjoyed the warm ‘doggy wash’ when returning from their perambulations. The village has a very good little store, a charming art gallery cum café and a friendly pub, the last offering a wide choice of locally-sourced food, beer and cider. All in all, our family thoroughly enjoyed Bear’s Cottage and will certainly return if the opportunity presents itself.