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Mill House

Maiden Newton, Dorset (Ref. 990015)

3.8

Dream Cottages rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Review(s)

  • Stephen

    “Whilst the Mill House was a lovely building, with plenty of character and a beautiful setting, I can't help but feel that for the price we paid, there could have been more done in preparation for our visit.”

    Little things add up. Overgrown rear patio, covered in cigarette butts, and a left behind bag of dog poo. Non of the TV remotes in the super-king bedroom worked. Several lightbulbs missing or blown, Some exploded beer bottles in the freezer, rusty pans where they had been put away wet. Dirty plates and pans from lack of cleaning. I don't mind that there was mould on the window frames - that goes with an old building, but the little things, as I said, do add up. The biggest problem, by far, was ...

    Little things add up. Overgrown rear patio, covered in cigarette butts, and a left behind bag of dog poo. Non of the TV remotes in the super-king bedroom worked. Several lightbulbs missing or blown, Some exploded beer bottles in the freezer, rusty pans where they had been put away wet. Dirty plates and pans from lack of cleaning. I don't mind that there was mould on the window frames - that goes with an old building, but the little things, as I said, do add up. The biggest problem, by far, was that we were unable to run a bath in either of the bathrooms on the first floor, as there was no hot water, even though the ground floor water was hot. The shower in the ground floor, likewise, had no hot water. The only reliable hot water was in the electric shower on the first floor. There was a problem with the electrics on the Friday, which I had to fix, although an electrician did turn up there was nothing he could do. Finally, you might want to look at your "Maiden Newton" guide book. The advertised fish and chip takeaway had long since closed down, the menu for the Chalk and Cheese was wildly out of date, (and in fact had no chef, so no food) and Le Petit Canard was nowhere to be found. This meant that we had to leave the village to get something to eat, not fun for the driver! Over all we had a pleasant stay, but for £2400 for the week we expected a bit more polish.

    - Stephen, May 2024

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x super king-size, 1 x king-size, 1 x double with feature fireplace, 1 x double, 2 x twin with feature fireplaces
  • Two bathrooms: 1 x shower over bath, WC, basin and bidet, 1 x roll top bath and separate shower, sink and toilet, 1 x shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug with open fire
  • Games room
  • Electric storage heating with open fire places
  • AGA oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power included inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking for three cars
  • Any additional vehicles (in addition to the 3 already parked on site) can be parked free of charge in Maiden Newton village
  • The closest free parking to the property is- turn right out of the driveway and take the first road on your right - you can park free of charge in the road adjacent to Maiden Newton Village Primary School Garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property cannot accept Sunday arrivals

The property

Offering an unforgettable stay, the Grade II listed dwelling of Mill House is ideally situated for exploring the most scenic spots of Dorset.

Placed within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property benefits from an abundance of activity on its doorstep, ideal for a large family or group of friends looking for an action-packed adventure.

Combining traditional charm and hosting an array of contemporary delights, step inside to uncover the wonder of your home-away-from-home; both the sitting room and the snug provide charming spots to gather with your loved ones amidst, where you can spend quality time together as large groups or separate into individual families, with a warming open fire in each room, you can ensure that this property offers a homely aura.

The kitchen also continues the charm and offers a spot for everyone to come together at meal times under the rustic beams of the room to enjoy a delicious home-cooked delights, with a wide selection of appliances to choose from including an AGA oven and a further oven, you’ll have no problem in rustling up a celebratory feast.

The property also benefits from a games room, offering hours of fun for the little ones or even big kids, end your evenings with a game of pool before retreating to one of six bedrooms to catch up on your rest.

Consisting of a super-king size, a king-size, two doubles and two twins, the flexible sleeping arrangement is ideal to suit a variety of group needs, with each room offering its own unique quirk and traditional wonder.

In the summer months, take advantage of the rustic benches outside to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining beneath the warmth of the sun, as your canine companions play freely as you marvel at the countryside views.

Pack up a picnic and head out on your day of adventure; take a stroll along the River Frome before heading into the centre of the village of Maiden Newton, offering a scatter of shops and eateries it makes for a delightful afternoon outing.

Explore more of the Dorset AONB, beginning at the nearby Hog Cliff National Nature Reserve, or choose to ramble along the West Dorset Heritage Coast providing unforgettable views and seascapes.

In reach of the beaches at Weymouth, West Bay, and many more coastal attractions, Mill House is a superb base for your getaway to Dorset.

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About the location

MAIDEN NEWTON

West Bay 14 miles; Weymouth 17 miles; Lyme Regis 23 miles

Maiden Newton is a town-sized village in the county of Dorset and surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within the village you'll find shops, a pub and a restaurant. Maiden Newton is also home to the Church of St. Mary, which is one of the most interesting buildings in the village. The church door is thought to be the oldest wooden church door in England. For fine beaches, fossils and cliff walks, look no further than the South Dorset Heritage Coast where you'll also find the towns of Lyme Regis, with its famous Cobb, Charmouth, with its sandy beach, or West Bay, where you can fish off the pier.

Note: This property cannot accept Sunday arrivals

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas