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Self-Catering Winterborne Stickland

Keepers Cottage in Winterborne Stickland, Dorset

From: €432 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 2

Keepers Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Keepers Cottage is a single-storey cottage in a lawned courtyard setting, a mile from Winterborne Stickland and four miles from Blandford Forum. The cottage has a king-size double with en-suite shower, a twin bedroom and a bathroom. There is a kitchen, and a sitting room with dining area and woodburner. Outside is ample off road parking, a private patio area, shared lawn and shared games room with pool table, table football and air hockey. Keepers Cottage is close to local walks, pretty villages and bustling market towns, as well as for exploring the Jurassic Coast and the rest of this lovely area.

Area
Winterborne Stickland is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering good walks and superb views. Take a visit to the market town of Dorchester, home of Thomas Hardy. Within an easy drive lies the Jurassic Coast with sandy beaches at Weymouth and Swanage and cliff top walks along the South West Coastal Path.

Region
Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.

Amenities
Electric heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Further fuel can be purchased from owner. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Covered bike storage. Enclosed, private garden with lawned area, patio and picnic bench. Shared front lawned area. Shared games room with pool table, table football and air hockey. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead whilst on the premises due to nearby livestock. Please note: The communal games room may be unavailable for your stay due to the current situation.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Gibbs
September 2020
Furniture uncomfortable without cushions (covid) but couldn't be helped.. All knives (bread, dining cutlery and sharp food prep ) very blunt. Given covid accommodation overall was good
Mr Gibbs, September 2020
September 2020
This is a lovely property, one of six around a courtyard, in a quiet country area.. The property is huge, beautifully converted. The lighting in the lounge area is poor, not enough for such a big room. The furniture throughout is of excellent quality, but the two very large sofas are so low that anyone elderly will have great trouble getting up off them. In fact, we found it terrible to the point that we had to bring my wheelchair inside for me to sit in. The other great problem we had is the vast amount of flies in every room of the property, undoubtedly due to it being near the farm, , but a great annoyance to us.No amount of fly sprays were tried, but to no avail. The properties need some electric fly zappers such as you find in some shops being used Lack of shaver points in bathrooms. Beds are fantastic.. A great property , superb if only the points mentioned were addressed.
Mrs Bromley, September 2020
August 2020
We booked our holiday during the COVID-19 pandemic.. At the time of booking - and right up to the time of our holiday - the listing on your website featured photos and details of the games room included as part of the accommodation. It was only when I received a text from the accommodation manager - the evening before our short break - that I was told the games room would not be open. I emailed and phoned Sykes and did not receive a satisfactory response - as to why this needed to be closed or why this was communicated to us at such a late stage. Very disappointing and meant we were unable to enjoy our short break to the full.
Mrs Walker, August 2020
August 2020
Cottage was lovely and appeared very clean Due to Covid restrictions the lack of soft furnishings made it a bit echoey but big a big deal Problem with the dishwasher was noted personally by the owner our arrival and when we advised the housekeeper the following morning that it was leaking, another new machine was there when we returned later that afternoon.. Superb service Only real criticism would be that the provision of kitchen equipment was pretty basic/limited and not really set up for proper cooking but overall we would stay again happily as cottage was really nice and suited our needs perfectly
Mrs Hunter, August 2020
July 2020
Have stayed in this complex before and really enjoyed it,hence that is why we booked again
Mrs Moore, July 2020
January 2020
Loved the accommodation very spacious and beautifully furnished.. Very grateful for the considerate details like chocolate cake, milk in fridge, tea, coffee. Made you feel very welcome! Smashing walks with gorgeous views just by crossing road.
Mr Yearwood, January 2020
November 2019
Lovely barn conversion.. The best I have stayed in. We had everything we needed and couldn't have asked for more. Was sad to leave.
Mrs Parker, November 2019
November 2019
Our 10th visit to Keepers cottage as we love the area.. It’s great for dogs & walking with plenty of footpaths & the beach is 50 mins away. We’ve already booked no:11
Mr Wheeler, November 2019
October 2019
Fantastic cottage with a real home from home feel.. Really lovely touches with cake, milk, and Dog treats left which made us feel very welcome.
Mrs Vale, October 2019
October 2019
Spacious and well maintained cottage, which met all of our expectations and exceeded some.. Well placed cottage for the trips we had already booked and planned to the local areas. Great to know that we could have brought the dog (we chose not to) welcomed with cake and doggy treats. We hope to return in the future.
Mrs Smith, October 2019
August 2019
Very comfortable, well-furnished house with everything we needed, in a village location..
Mr Newman, August 2019
July 2019
The cottage was perfect - huge, clean, and well equipped with everything we needed for a fantastic week.. Lots of information provided about the local area and things to do. The property was exactly as described on the website. Check in arrangements were very smooth. Highly recommended.
Mrs Osborne, July 2019
June 2019
Our first visit to Dorset and the cottage was very comfy and spacious.. Parking was easy and only a few steps away. The enclosed lawned garden was safe for our little dog and we sat on the patio every morning and evening as the weather was so good. Very helpful lady who changed my duvet as I am allergic to feathers and the gardener was very friendly. The only slight niggles are that to use the hairdryer in the main bedroom was difficult as plug on opposite wall to the mirror an extension lead would be good. When it came to checkout on Friday which is 10am a cleaner arrived in a camper van at 8 am and waited outside.We found this very intimidating and felt we had to rush to get out not a nice experience after a lovely week.
Mr Jackson
April 2019
Very straight forward key collection etc No complaints at all
Mr Wheeler
March 2019
Our 9th visit to Keepers cottage, we find it very relaxing & a pleasant part of .... Our 9th visit to Keepers cottage, we find it very relaxing & a pleasant part of Dorset to do dog walking with some good pubs for refreshment
Mr Young
December 2018
Hi keepers cottage had everything u would need for your holiday , it was clean and tidy with plenty of car parking off road ..
Mr Platt
November 2018
The cottage was clean and comfortable but it would be better if there was a small dressing table and mirror in the bedroom and a radio available to use.. We don't always watch TV
Mr Wheeler
November 2018
As it was our eight visit to this property we know what to expect & that is why we keep returning
Mrs Folwell
October 2018
Superb accommodation with great facilities.. Extra touches such as cake, milk,tea and coffee a welcome extra as was the dog treats. The only criticism would be that the sofas were very low and soft. However on the way home we started discussing when to book a return trip.
Mr Williams
September 2018
The way a dog is catered for is excellent.. A fenced large grassy space private to the cottage.
Mr Taylor
September 2018
It's our fourth time at keepers cottagethis year it's lovely there and we're back there in december
Ms Day
September 2018
A wonderful cottage in a quiet setting.. It was clean, fresh and well equipped.
Ms Langston
June 2018
Beautiful spacious cottage, well equipped and very clean.. The photos don't do it justice. Central for all our needs via a car. Would recommend this holiday cottage, and would certainly stay again if I returned to Dorset.
Mr Cooper
June 2018
I got exactly what I expected.. I can't ask for more.
Mr Chapman
July 2017
Clean, spacious & comfortable property in an ideal location to explore Dorset & the New Forest..
Mr Wheeler
March 2017
Our 5th stay @ this cottage.. ......says it all
Mr Wheeler, March 2017
February 2017
Lovely week at Keepers Cottage, very clean and well equipped cottage.. Would definitely recommend and come again!
Mr Barlow, February 2017
November 2016
4th time stayed @ keepers cottage.. ...says it all! Would like a bit more kitchen equipment, but we bring our own. Don't find the sofas comfortable but we use plenty of cushions to get over it. Otherwise a nice clean, warm cottage, will be booking a 5th time
pinkskiddly
October 2016
We stayed here for 5 nights in October half term with our teenage daughter & 2 dogs. The cottage has been very well converted & everything you may need is provided. The beds were of good quality & comfortable ( not always the case when renting a cottage!) & the kitchen had a good dishwasher & washing machine. There is a small enclosed garden which is also a bonus when on holiday with dogs as we were able to let them out in the morning without worrying about the road ( or getting dressed!) . Lovely walks opposite too. There are lots of places to visit , we loved Burton Bradstock & the Hive Beach Cafe (see separate review). We also went to the New Forest as our son lives in Southampton & we visited him a couple of times whilst there. Would definitely recommend this property.
Mr Wheeler, November 2016
October 2016
It was perfect for the dogs and we could walk them just across the road.. We were welcomed with cake, ,milk, tea, coffee. Very clean would recommend to any one.
Mrs Kendrick, September 2016
August 2016
The cottage was much bigger than expected and very well equipped, comfortable, fab for the dog with our own garden.. Just lovely x
Mrs Head
July 2016
We were particularly impressed by the well thought out provision of kitchen equipment. It was all spectacularly clean as well. We would certainly book the cottage again.
Mrs Haskew
July 2016
The photos of the property do it no justice! It is far more spacious than it looks, we were pleasantly surprised. Imaginatively converted and beautifully furnished.
Mrs Haskew, July 2016
July 2016
We were particularly impressed by the well thought out provision of kitchen equipment.. It was all spectacularly clean as well. We would certainly book the cottage again.
Mrs Knight
February 2016
A lovely cottage in an amazing location. We couldn't have asked for a better place.
Mrs Head, July 2016
February 2016
A lovely cottage in an amazing location.. We couldn't have asked for a better place.
Mr Wheeler
November 2015
The cottage is good for dogs as it has a large entrance hall with stone flooring, so after a dog walk you can towel down the dogs without messing up other rooms. there are a lot of good walks in that area Cottage is well maintained, while we were there the grass was cut the windows where cleaned inside out.
Mrs Knight, February 2016
November 2015
The cottage is good for dogs as it has a large entrance hall with stone flooring, so after a dog walk you can towel down the dogs without messing up other rooms.. there are a lot of good walks in that area Cottage is well maintained, while we were there the grass was cut & the windows where cleaned inside & out.
Mr Halstead
October 2015
The Cottage was very clean and well maintained, this is important to us as we like to cook at home. The garden was ideal for our dog and the outside seating area was bright and sunny.
Mr Wheeler, November 2015
September 2015
The Cottage was very clean and well maintained, this is important to us as we like to cook at home.. The garden was ideal for our dog and the outside seating area was bright and sunny.
Mr Street
August 2015
The cottage was positioned perfectly to explore the major attractions of Dorset. The surrounding area was beautiful and the size and condition of the cottage exceeded our expectations. A great choice and one we would go to again and recommend to family and friends.
Mrs Simpson
July 2015
This is a fantastic cottage, furnished to a high standard. It is modern, warm, well equipped and spacious. The standard of cleanliness is exceptional. It has a pleasant garden area with garden furniture and a shared games room useful for children and young people.
Mr Halstead, September 2015
July 2015
The cottage was positioned perfectly to explore the major attractions of Dorset.. The surrounding area was beautiful and the size and condition of the cottage exceeded our expectations. A great choice and one we would go to again and recommend to family and friends.
Mr Street, July 2015
July 2015
This is a fantastic cottage, furnished to a high standard.. It is modern, warm, well equipped and spacious. The standard of cleanliness is exceptional. It has a pleasant garden area with garden furniture and a shared games room useful for children and young people.
Mr Hawkins
June 2015
The location was great for exploring the area and the accommodation was fantastic. Very clean and everything was of a high standard.
Mrs Simpson, July 2015
June 2015
The location was great for exploring the area and the accommodation was fantastic.. Very clean and everything was of a high standard.
Mr Matthews
February 2015
The accommodation was very spacious and very comfortable. Clearly much thought had been given to the fitting out of all rooms which had been undertaken to a high standard.
Mr Hawkins, June 2015
February 2015
The accommodation was very spacious and very comfortable.. Clearly much thought had been given to the fitting out of all rooms which had been undertaken to a high standard.
Mr Halstead
November 2014
Very spacious and clean, and the garden was great for the dog.
Mr Hawkins
October 2014
The cottage was well appointed and the location was great for exploring North Dorset. The local pub in Winterborne Stickland, The Crown Inn was welcoming and the food was very good.
Des H
October 2014
On arrival we found a wonderful courtyard of cottages, the whole outside area was very clean and tidy. On entering the cottage we found a cake, pint of milk tea and coffee, which was a lovely touch. The cottage itself is furnished to a very high standard with plenty of room. It is perfectly sited to explore Dorset with lots of lovely walks and beautiful scenery on the doorstep. You are only 1 mile from Winterborne Stickland which has a very friendly pub serving good food and a post office with small store. Everyone we have met was very friendly. A great holiday experience, we will definitely be returning
Mr Matthews, February 2015
October 2014
The cottage was well appointed and the location was great for exploring North Dorset.. The local pub in Winterborne Stickland, The Crown Inn was welcoming and the food was very good.
Mr Hawkins, October 2014
October 2014
Very spacious and clean, and the garden was great for the dog..
Ms Barry
September 2014
The Cottage was beautifully decorated, spacious and situated in a very peaceful and beautiful part of the country. The shared games room was a particular favourite.
Mrs Cooke
August 2014
Spacious, clean and comfortable accommodation and a great base for exploring Dorset.
Guest
August 2014
A beautiful, well appointed cottage which we would book again. The only downside from our perspective was its distance from the sea and local amenities.
Guest
August 2014
The Cottage was beautifully decorated, spacious and situated in a very peaceful and beautiful part of the country.. The shared games room was a particular favourite.
Ms Barry, August 2014
August 2014
Spacious, clean and comfortable accommodation and a great base for exploring Dorset..
Mr Slot
July 2014
The flexibility and convenience of not being limited to a schedule was great. The slightly remote location inland made for a very peaceful and quiet week. It was within reach of a lot of interesting places.
Mrs Cooke, August 2014
July 2014
The flexibility and convenience of not being limited to a schedule was great.. The slightly remote location inland made for a very peaceful and quiet week. It was within reach of a lot of interesting places.
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