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Loscombe Retreat

Buckland Ripers, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Rest, relax and recharge in a secluded Dorset cottage hidden away in an acre of apple orchards
  • Spacious, airy accommodation which fuses the very best of comfort and contemporary convenience across a single storey
  • Enjoy al fresco dining on the terrace while drinking in unspoilt views of rolling hills and the surrounding valleys
  • Delicious welcome continental breakfast hamper on arrival
  • A paradise for nature lovers with deer roaming nearby and birds of prey soaring overhead
  • Explore the beauty of the Dorset countryside on two wheels with secure storage for bikes
Property code: DC102

Discover a secret holiday hideaway with this gorgeous cottage set in an acre of apple orchards. Relax in a beautiful setting and make the most of the stunning scenery all around.

Take a breath and soak up the tranquillity that you’ll find with this cottage, which is tucked away in the depths of a walled apple orchard. The very epitome of relaxation, this getaway offers a real chance to escape from the hassles of everyday life. With the owner’s property conveniently next door, complete with pond, you’ll be surrounded by the sounds of nature. Listen to the plaintive call of birds of prey overhead and the chirruping of the crickets in the trees while you kick back and take it easy. Despite the wonderful seclusion, the centre of Weymouth is less than 6 miles away while the A35 is approximately 3 miles, offering access to the whole of the Dorset coastline.

This single-storey modern cottage sprawls lazily across the drive, surrounded on all sides by beautiful green countryside. With every room accessed via a central hallway, moving from one room to another is easy, even though it’s not an open-plan design. The lounge is fitted with all the equipment you need to enjoy cosy nights in the cottage, together with squishy sofas you’ll love to sink into. Plug your iPod into the dock for some background music and challenge your partner to a board game or two for an intimate and relaxing evening. The cottage sleeps up to four and the kitchen diner is perfect for family breakfasts before setting off for adventures along the Dorset Heritage Coast nearby. When it’s time to get some shut-eye, there are two generously sized bedrooms where you can softly slumber.

Although the inside of the cottage is lovely, the garden and grounds are utterly enchanting. Surrounded by a walled apple orchard, there is nothing but trees, fields and rolling hills as far as the eye can see. In the distance, if you look hard enough, you might even be able to spot the distinctive silhouette of Hardy’s Monument on the horizon. The remote location of this property means that some form of transport is useful, and with bike storage and ample parking, there’s the choice of either driving or cycling - or both!


  • 1 double and 1 twin (can be made up as a double on request)
  • 1 en-suite with shower cubicle and WC, 1 with shower over bath with WCs
  • Single- level accommodation
  • Double aspect kitchen/diner with microwave, oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and washing machine
  • TV, DVD player, radio, Wii, iPod dock plus board games in the double aspect lounge
  • Set in an acre of private apple orchards. The grounds are completely walled apart from one corner
  • The owner’s property and pond are next to the cottage
  • Enclosed private terrace with garden furniture suitable for al fresco dining
  • Continental-style breakfast hamper included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure shed for bike storage
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Nearest shop 3 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles away

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs J Greenshields 28th September 2018

Warm welcome from the owners on arrival who showed us round the cottage. It had everything we needed, very clean, very comfortable and the best we have ever stayed in! It is situated in a quiet lane with a large garden and has beautiful views. We would certainly like to return some time!

Reviewed by Mrs C L Richardson 31st August 2018

A fantastic cottage in a wonderful setting with easy access to all that Dorset can offer. The owners were very welcoming, but not intrusive and the cottage was lovely and clean too.

Reviewed by Mr A Newman 31st August 2018

Tastefully decorated with colour co-ordination throughout, great pictures and accessories creating a wonderful impression from the minute you step in the door.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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