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Little Berwick Cottage

Burton Bradstock, Dorset (Ref. 994004)

4.0

Dream Cottages rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Review(s)

  • Mathew

    “The property was a bit dirty when we arrived, but the overall complaint was the cluster flies.”

    These had gathered around the windows in the living room and in the folds of the curtains in the main bedroom. The property clearly has a known issue with these flies, as they had (full!) fly traps on all the windows. The fact that no one had been in to clear these traps and deal with the build up indicates it had not been cleaned for a while - you could not miss them. Instead, when we drew the curtains we were presented with 2/300 flies swarming the bedroom and house. We rang Sykes to ask for ...

    These had gathered around the windows in the living room and in the folds of the curtains in the main bedroom. The property clearly has a known issue with these flies, as they had (full!) fly traps on all the windows. The fact that no one had been in to clear these traps and deal with the build up indicates it had not been cleaned for a while - you could not miss them. Instead, when we drew the curtains we were presented with 2/300 flies swarming the bedroom and house. We rang Sykes to ask for help or alternative accommodation. No help was offered and only a much smaller property was sort of offered, but only with manager approval. In fact we were told if we wanted a refund or the option of moving property we would have to remain in the house that night. The only assistance offered was help to clear them in the following day, but we had to remain in the property that night. So we spent the first 2-3 hours of our holiday clearing flies while the kids got upset. A truly shocking start to our holiday with even worse customer service. The following day someone did come to the house to clear the traps, but left fly debris all over the bedding and no additional fly traps were left. We again messaged to ask for these and for someone to provide clean sheets. These calls were ignored for the rest of the week, so we had to take a trip to the supermarket to buy washing powder to do it ourselves at 7pm! The only positive was we were offered a 50% refund, however this took nearly 2 weeks to arrive. Conclusion: The house and location is nice, but let down by a poor cleaning regime, especially where there is a known issue with flies. Sykes are useless and could not care less about their clients once they have your money. I will not be returning to one of their properties in the future and would advise any holiday let owner to avoid using them.

    - Mathew, October 2023

Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin room (one single and one small single bed)
  • 2 x kingsize and 2 x single on first floor
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Night storage heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, telephone for incoming calls, wood burning stove logs provided (kindling, fireilighters and matches can be purchased from the local garage) October to March
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars only
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Two small well-behaved dogs welcome, charge of £21 per pet per week
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles away

The property

Little Berwick is a picture postcard thatched cottage parts of which date back to the 17th century.

The detached property is situated down a quiet lane about two miles from the village of Burton Bradstock.

On the ground floor is a well-equipped kitchen/diner leading onto a comfortable cottage style sitting room/diner with a inglenook fireplace complete with wood burning stove (during winter months) for you to build a fire to provide a warm welcome on a winters day after a bracing walk.

Featuring a ground floor bedroom and a shower room, there are a further 4 bedrooms on the first floor.

On a summer day sit and relax in the lawned garden and patio area having a drink in the sunshine.

Burton Bradstock is a village worth exploring with its tiny thatched cottages, colourful gardens, quaint tea rooms and local village pubs all with a tale of history.

The local farm which lies about a quarter of a mile away from the cottage offers free range eggs, fresh milk and delicious cream and honey.

For the country lovers the surrounding countryside gives you the luxury of watching rabbits, deer and pheasants wallow in their natural habitat.

Outdoor types have the chance to explore the country lanes and the magnificent World Heritage Status Dorset coastal path, part of which stretches from Portland to Lyme Regis.

Little Berwick is an ideal location in a character cottage allowing you to discover Dorset.

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About the location

BURTON BRADSTOCK

Bridport 2.5 miles; Weymouth 15 miles; Dorchester 16 miles; Yeovil 21 miles

A wonderful coastal village in Bride Valley on Dorset's picturesque Jurassic Coast, flanked by the River Bride. Burton Bradstock is the perfect spot for a peaceful break on England's south coast, with the South West Coastal Path running alongside for you walking enthusiasts. The village itself boasts 16th and 17th century thatched cottages as well as two pubs, a shop and a Post Office, the glistening Hive Beach is a wonderful spot to spend the summer days with the magnificent cliffs as a backdrop, there is also a lovely café to sit and relax in, once a year the Spring Tide Festival is held which would be worth lining up your holiday with! There are many attractions and activities to enjoy around here, with the stunning coastal resort of Weymouth making for an excellent day out. Alternatively, head inland to Dorchester and Yeovil for great shopping, architecture, eating and drinking.

Note: No BBQs allowed due to the thatch.
Note: Mobile phone signal is patchy or none depending on your provider, please check your coverage prior to booking if this is important to you.
Note: This property has parking for three cars only. Any additional cars will need to be parked in village 2.5 miles away.

Please note that the property is currently being re thatched and will be completed by 20th March 2024.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas