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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
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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.

This charming 18th century Grade II listed thatched cob cottage, nestled in the peaceful hamlet of Broadmayne, is full of character and traditional touches. Conveniently situated on a minor road leading out of the village, this two-bedroom listed property is ideal for couples or small families in search of a relaxing break. Neighbouring fields offer perfect opportunities for keen walkers to explore the surrounding countryside and, with the local shop, post office and pub 500 metres away, it’s the perfect base for your holiday.

Enter through the stable door to discover a small 50s-style retro kitchen, complete with Belfast sink. Two steps lead down into the slate-floored dining room with an open fire, perfect for warming up on those chillier evenings. Three steps take you up to the bright and welcoming lounge where you and your four-legged friends can curl up on the built-in sofa and make use of the Smart TV and iPod dock. The bathroom, with a shower, is also on this floor. Upstairs, via a steep original oak staircase with rope handle leads, you’ll find two inviting bedrooms – a double, and a single. Adjoining the lounge is a cosy slate-floored conservatory, with French doors leading out onto the beautifully-maintained garden. With a large lawn, borders and a gravelled terrace, this is the perfect spot for a little al fresco dining as the sun sets on a wonderful day. There’s also off-road parking for one car.

Explore the stunning Jurassic coastline, a World Heritage Site, just 4 miles from your door, with the delightful Durdle Door and Ringstead Bay only a few miles away. Dorset’s county town of Dorchester is a short (4-mile) drive away and well worth a visit, boasting some excellent places to eat and some of the area’s leading museums. The delightful seaside town of Weymouth is also 7 miles away, providing a lovely destination for a day trip.

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
  • Due to the cottage style characteristics of the property, the property is suitable for children over the age of 10
  • 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 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kerry 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Claire 23rd October 2020

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This was a lovely character cottage. Very clean. Very cosy. We didnt use the fire because of the toddler but would have been fantastic. Even so it was lovely and warm. The outdoor space was beautiful - we just didnt get chance to use it because of weather. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by David 2nd October 2020

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The bedroom is lovely and the sower is amazing. The cottage is supposed to be dog friendly but really its not to many rules and finally because rained all week theres no where to dry clothing thats adequate.

Reviewed by Patricia 11th September 2020

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The cottage was clean and welcoming. It is very quirky and probably not suitable for all due to the extremely steep stair and the irregular steps throughout the cottage. Its situated on a busy road and its quite difficult to see clearly when driving out. Parking was very limited and restricted. The cottage is charming and the garden is lovely. We rRead moreeceived a lovely note from the housekeeper and a lovely welcome of wine and biscuits. We had a lovely time visiting family in Dorchester. Hide

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

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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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