This property was everything we wanted it to be, and more.. It has been created and finished to a very high standard, to ensure a comfortable and luxurious stay. The garden view is beautiful, peaceful and rural, with both outside and inside seating facilities from the patio furniture or conservatory - depending on the weather. Inside, the décor is simply lovely, with very comfortable furnishings and beds, and good quality bedlinen. The extra upstairs washing/toilet facility was a real plus for us. The log fire worked very well indeed, and was easy to light and look after. We particularly enjoyed the peaceful location, yet within reasonable car journeys to a host of lovely towns and locations, such as Sherborne, Kingston Lacy, Blandford Forum and Weymouth. One certainly needs a car. The owners of the property live next door, and are very helpful and kind - providing a welcome pack of biscuits, tea, milk and so on. There is a shop in the village for other necessities, and we also used Sturminster Newton 5 miles away, for shopping and cafes. The TV worked well, including BBC iplayer and so on which was always reliable. The wifi also worked very well. We weren't able to get a mobile phone signal for making or receiving calls from the house, but this wasn't a problem for us. All together a super cottage and we would love to return soon. This was one of the very best self-catering accommodation we have stayed in, out of tens of cottages!