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Entrance to the property with countryside views beyond
View towards the rear of the property and patio
Lounge with French doors to patio area
Lounge
Lounge
View from the lounge
Kitchen/diner
Kitchen/diner
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Bathroom with power shower
Guests are welcome to use the owners' garden
Garden
Sit and relax by the pond
Countryside views from the property
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Meet one of the neighbours in the adjacent field
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2 / 18  Entrance to the property with countryside views beyond
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12 / 18  Bathroom with power shower
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16 / 18  Countryside views from the property
17 / 18  Looking towards the property
18 / 18  Meet one of the neighbours in the adjacent field

The Linnie Durweston

Blandford Forum (3mls NW), Dorset
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Direct access to the jubilee trail
  • Ideally situated to explore the best of Dorset’s coast and countryside
  • A romantic countryside escape
  • A warm welcome awaits and seclusion is assured
Property code: 29291

Just 3 miles from the bustling market town of Blandford Forum, this quaint home is the perfect destination for a romantic retreat. Enjoy a rural escape with a loved one and explore near and far, from the local walking trails to the delights of the Jurassic Coast (20 miles). With gorgeous outside spaces to enjoy, spend time basking in the last of the sun or stay warm on chilly evenings and cosy up by the wood burner effect electric fire in the welcoming lounge.

 

Sitting amid verdant grounds and gorgeous gardens, make yourselves right at home in this humble abode. Flooded with light from the French doors, with books and games piled high to entertain you, the lounge is a lovely space to spend time unwinding. Switch on the TV/DVD for a snug night in or take a tipple outside and watch the sunset and the stars appear if the weather is warm and balmy. With all you need to rustle up three-course feasts and delicious picnics for beach days, the kitchen/diner is a light, fresh space in which to spend time. Plate up inside or step down through the French doors and serve up at the patio table for an al fresco dinner and a few sundowners. You are welcome to explore the owner’s grounds and wander the unfenced pond for a relaxing stroll past blooms and flowers. With a TV for lazy mornings under the covers, the double bedroom invites you to drift off and dream before you wake up for a refreshing shower.

 

Head to the coast and visit the golden sands of Sandbanks (21.5 miles) which sits near Poole Harbour. Head into Poole (17.5 miles) for a spot of retail therapy or to visit one of many eateries for a night off from the kitchen. The spectacular bay of Lulworth Cove is 23 miles from your door and the glittering ocean is a real sight to behold from this horseshoe-shaped beach. From Lulworth, a 1.5-mile walk takes you to the stunning arch of Durdle Door, a must-visit location when holidaying in magical Dorset.

  • 1 double bedroom with TV
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • TV/DVD C
  • oal effect electric fire
  • Kitchen: electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and slim-line dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer located in bathroom cupboard
  • Please note there is an unfenced pond in the garden
  • Private off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Electric and central heating included Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no infants
  • Secure storage available for bicycles
  • Beach 18.5 miles, pub and village shop within walking distanc
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sarah Jadali

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Roger 2nd February 2024

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A very comfortable little cottage.Couldnt find fault with anything.Definitely a good recommendation.

Reviewed by Robert 28th January 2024

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This was a wonderful break helped by this lovely cottage in a great location.. Super clean, comfortable and everything you may need is here. WiFi was good too.

Reviewed by Julie 30th October 2023

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The Linnie is a real gem providing a peaceful, tranquil break. The hosts are a lovely couple who have made the property homely and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Brian 23rd October 2023

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This is a lovely annex to the owner's home, which had everything we needed. The view from the lounge is superb and the location is fairly central, which enabled us to explore a number of places which Dorset has to offer. We would thoroughly recommend this accommodation. There is a local pub (The White Horse Inn) a short drive away, where we enjoyedRead more two lovely meals. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 13th October 2023

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Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean. Welcome pack much appreciated. Walks from the door, interesting places to visit nearby. Fantastic view from the lounge. Erik and Jane made us feel very welcome.

Reviewed by Mark 6th October 2023

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The Linnie is an absolute gem,...very comfortable, fantastic views,perfectly placed for exploring Dorset and beyond....and the most wonderful garden to relax in.

Reviewed by John 29th September 2023

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Reviewed by Geraldine 22nd September 2023

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It was such a pleasure to stay at The Linnie, the cottage is delightful and the gardens and view really lovely. It is ideally situated for discovering Dorset, perfect for visiting both the coast and countryside. I thoroughly recommend The Linnie for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by stephen 15th September 2023

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Really lovely cottage in a nice location. Well equipped, spotlessly clean with a lovely garden and raural views. Very friendly and helpful owners. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Pieter 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by liam 5th August 2023

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Excellent little cottage! In such a nice location to suit rural and city life with easy access to both. Property has great facilities and was cleaned to a high standard upon arrival. Both hosts are very attentive to any needs and very friendly, genuine and kind All I could want for in a holiday cottage. Thank you, both

Reviewed by Willem 21st July 2023

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Reviewed by Anthony 7th July 2023

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This is a very practical cottage for two with lovely views and delightful garden. The village is quiet but close to main roads for reaching various places around. Parking is easy and safe. I don't think you would be disappointed with your accomadation.

Reviewed by David 23rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Kenneth 16th June 2023

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First class cottage and gardens. Peaceful and serene.

Reviewed by David 9th June 2023

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A lovely cottage, set in idyllic gardens. Perfect for a relaxing break. The owners made us so welcome and provided thoughtful little touches. You can walk out onto footpaths from the property. Good location for touring Dorset. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by paul 3rd June 2023

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Erik and Jane were excellent hosts - delightful garden with beautiful pond and many small birds, interesting local walks.

Reviewed by Doug 7th April 2023

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A lovely quiet location with great hosts. Very comfortable place for a peaceful break. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Smart 10th March 2023

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Reviewed by Lorraine 2nd February 2023

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The cottage was well placed and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Shirley 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Helen 2nd December 2022

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Our second stay at the Linnie and we so enjoyed our visit. It was a very cold week but we were lovely and warm in the cottage. Thank you Erik & Jane - we wanted for nothing and much appreciated the Prosecco & Ale! Highly recomment this cottage.

Reviewed by Lynda 11th November 2022

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I have a lovely stay. Home from home with fabulous views. Loved it.

Reviewed by Helen 4th November 2022

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We have just had a fabulous week in The Linnie. The cottage is well equipped & very cosy, comfortable and warm. The gardens are lovely even in November, & the views from the cottage are stunning. Lots of good walks from the door. Also some great local pubs. Our favourite was The Anchor at Shapwick-very friendly staff, good food and their Sunday roaRead morest was the best weve ever had! We are looking forward to a return visit to The Linnie. Many thanks to Jane & Erik who were always helpful & discreet. Hide

Reviewed by Rosemary 7th October 2022

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Set in well laid out gardens with lovely views of the countryside this property is well equipped to ensure that your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. There are many places of interest in and around the area and the friendly owners have provided plenty of information. For inclement weather there are many books, games and puzzles for inside entertaRead moreinment. We would like to thank Jane and Erik for welcoming us to their home, for the welcoming gift of Prosecco and beer and flowers in the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 23rd September 2022

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The cottage was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and warm, with lashings of hot water. The garden lovely. Owners very friendly. The ideal place to unwind, relax and recharge your batteries. Couldn't find fault with anything.

Reviewed by Rob 16th September 2022

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Excellent cottage, hosts, location and facilities, our second stay we will go again. No hesitation in recommending, this an excellent property for a couple with lots of places to visit. lovely welcome pack and information.

Reviewed by Helen 19th August 2022

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The Linnie is a beautiful cottage and we received a very warm welcome from the owner, Erik. The cottage is set in a wonderful location with superb views across the beautiful garden to the fields beyond. It is such a peaceful place, we found it so easy to relax. The cottage is very well equipped and all to a high specification. The living room is soRead more comfortable has such wonderful views. We wanted for nothing! Plenty to see and do in this lovely part of Dorset. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Angela 5th August 2022

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A lovely, comfortable and well-equipped cottage with friendly, discrete owners and beautiful surroundings. A highly recommended place to stay and we would love to return someday.

Reviewed by Kate 25th July 2022

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Reviewed by Ian 22nd July 2022

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Beautiful cottage with easy links to all areas, with welcoming hosts. Recommendations for places to eat very useful and welcome pack even more so. Very comfortable bed and quite surroundings result in an ideal place to get some R and R. Thanks for a great weekend

Reviewed by Sue 24th June 2022

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A really comfortable, well equipped cottage, lovely gardens, a pond with birds drinking and bathing, lovely views over the fields and friendly owners. All set in beautiful surroundings with walks and lots to do in the area. A perfect country stay.

Reviewed by Diane 17th June 2022

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The Linnie is delightful and in a wonderful location. The gardens are a labour of love and the pond attracts so much wild life including swallows skimming the surface for insects and water. There is lots to do in the area and Erik and Jane are very knowledgeable if you need any help. We enjoyed a wonderful week here of total relaxation and will defRead moreinitely recommend this accomodation. Looking forward to our next stay here. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 27th May 2022

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A lovely cottage and garden in a beautiful and peaceful location. The owners are friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Hope to return in the future

Reviewed by Thomas 20th May 2022

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We had a wonderful weeks stay at The Linnie, which we found to be a very charming and comfortable cottage set in a very pretty garden, and stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Just perfect. Many thanks to Jane and Erik, the owners, for making us feel so welcome. Carole & Tom

Reviewed by Julia 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 29th April 2022

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Delightful gardened cottage with beautiful views. Ideal for both a relaxing break and further exploration around north Dorset. Hosts were considerate and thought of every need. Wonderful holiday, would thoroughly recommend. Many thanks!

Reviewed by Trevor 22nd April 2022

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A lovely well equipped cottage with an ideal south facing outlook on to the downs. Nice homely touches on our arrival All in all home from home

Reviewed by Alex 13th April 2022

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Very peaceful and beautiful property and is in an ideal location to explore. Has a stunning garden and has an amazing loop walk, with great views of the vale and the river Stour, of approx 2 hours on its doorstep. I would definitely recommend this as a Dorset stay.

Reviewed by Adam 9th April 2022

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The cottage was perfectly located in the most tranquil setting. Sitting on the sofa you can look out and see nothing but countryside. Plenty of amenities locally and great location to hit the coast or nearby towns and cities. The owners could not have been nicer. Left us to it but were on hand if we needed anything. We would definitely stay again aRead morend highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Sita 25th March 2022

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Excellent accommodation in glorious surroundings. Highly recommended for a relaxing break.

Reviewed by Margaret 7th March 2022

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Looking towards the entrance to the property, pond and gardens
Entrance to the property with countryside views beyond
View towards the rear of the property and patio
Lounge with French doors to patio area
Lounge
Lounge
View from the lounge
Kitchen/diner
Kitchen/diner
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
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