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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.

Set within the owner’s extensive grounds, this cottage sits in a tranquil spot with beautiful views of rolling countryside. Tastefully finished throughout with oak floorboards, modern decor and plenty of natural light, this is a perfect choice for both couples and families. After a busy day exploring the Jurassic Coast (2 miles), return to your private walled apple orchard for a picnic surrounded by nature.

Inside, a sunny kitchen/diner is a well-equipped, modern and homely space to prepare and enjoy tasty meals while away. At the end of a long day, spend quality time with loved ones in the spacious lounge, which opens onto the garden for those sunny afternoons. It’s kitted out with an iPod dock, games console and selection of board games for cosy nights in. Stepping outside, an enclosed terrace with pretty pots and a table and chairs is a delightful space to enjoy breakfasts alfresco while the orchard and woodland beyond are perfect for romantic picnics or for exploring with tots. There is ample parking.

Surrounded by stunning rolling countryside leading to Corton Down and the Hardy Monument, this property is an excellent choice for keen walkers. The beautiful Dorset coastline lies just two miles away, with the 18-mile stretch of shingle and sand running all the way from West Bay in the west to the Isle of Portland in the east. The nearby seaside resort of Weymouth offers a multitude of activities for all ages including cycling, speed boating, horse riding and kayaking together with a good selection of shops and eateries.

  • 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 Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Debra 30th August 2019

A Wonderful property. Clean, comfy, homely, and a garden to die for!

Reviewed by J 9th August 2019

Excellent property with lovely owners

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.

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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