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The Annex

Wimborne Minster, Dorset (Ref. 1118275)

3.4

Dream Cottages rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Sue

    “Awful experience.”

    We booked 2 weeks in January 2024. Really dark and dangerous access from the road during winter with no lights to assist you with finding this property. An old garage that's been converted in someone's back garden with no thought to adequate heating or proper double glazed windows. Doors and windows were really draughty we all caught respiratory illnesses. Someone thought it would be cute to walk through a dressing area with a single bed in it to get to the main double room. No hot water for 2 ...

    We booked 2 weeks in January 2024. Really dark and dangerous access from the road during winter with no lights to assist you with finding this property. An old garage that's been converted in someone's back garden with no thought to adequate heating or proper double glazed windows. Doors and windows were really draughty we all caught respiratory illnesses. Someone thought it would be cute to walk through a dressing area with a single bed in it to get to the main double room. No hot water for 2 days and then it was warm at best. There were 3 of us and they "generously" provided 3 glasses, 3 plates, 3 cups, 3 glasses and 3 sets of cutlery. No washing up bowl but hey, they had a massive dishwasher ( not very environmentally friendly). No oven dishes provided so you couldn't cook a decent meal. The washing machine held our clothing hostage from Sunday to the Thursday when they finally called a repair man out. The splashback on the wall behind the hob had a lovely collection of dead flies behind it. We arrived on the Saturday and asked to cancel the 2nd week on the Sunday but Sykes have a disgusting customer service plan of not bothering to answer you or call you back when they say. You chase them and both the owner and the company blame each other. I was made to feel like an ungrateful wretch for asking for a refund of the 2nd week. They have offered an appalling sum of £40 to cover the clothing. Not suitable for families with children. Not suitable to anyone who likes to go for a walk from a property. Use a car, bring your own cosy blankets when you watch TV and take a huge torch with you or even a "flag man" from the olden days to see you out safely onto the road.

    - Sue, January 2024

    We always meet and greet our guests as we like to make them feel welcome. Your first conversation started with, where’s the 3rd bedroom?!? In hindsight you had 2 days before hurriedly booked our well explained and photo documented property through Sykes, who are the most professional company that we chose to help us in our venture . You had a double and single for you and your 2 sons but you weren’t happy, so we made a further single bed available, with our compliments and gave the children access to our own leisure facilities to get you through a house move. No problem. You approached Sykes to refund your second week of money on the basis you made a mistake?! Sykes response to you politely was that you were not entitled to a refund you then took it upon yourself to badger me to give your money back , and if Sykes say no, we don’t have reason to either as they are unable to rebook on such short notice, which is fair. Your view on our property is entirely fanciful based on fact that we live in a very sort after postcode 1/2 mile off main route to local towns, and down a leafy country lane of 38 residences where average value is 2 million pounds. Your ‘garage’ description of our residence in 7 acres of rolling parkland securely gated residence, is where our many guests visit to enjoy the many beautiful places nearby. In short we did our best by you. We didn’t charge you for breaking handle of washing machine for not waiting for the click, compensated you for trapped school shirts and offered alternative machine next door, which you declined. The annexe and cottage had a full refurbished 1 year ago so all new. Our 3 boilers run 24/7 heating the whole residence. I am happy we were always accommodating and polite We wish you well in the future Property Owner

Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Patio area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome, recommend to be kept on a lead due to close by woodland area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: There is an additional bedroom through the main bedroom if guests require the second bed
  • Note: Toilet paper only to go down the toilet
  • Please note: it is not allowed to charge electric vehicles at this property. Please note: the courtyard is not enclosed until the end of October.

The property

The Annex is a superb, single-storey cottage situated in the Dorset market town of Wimborne Minster, on the edge of the Cranborne Chase AONB.

Tastefully presented throughout, this cottage welcomes up to three guests across one bedroom as well as your canine companion and boasts a light and airy, contemporary décor.

After a day of wandering Dorset’s coast and countryside, the open-plan living space will welcome your return; take a seat on the large sofa and tune into the Smart TV or throw open the French doors and access the spacious courtyard.

The designated chef can get acquainted in the kitchen, home to a range of appliances including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and even a dishwasher, so washing up will be no trouble!

Wander through to the bedroom, boasting a stylish flair with a double bed housed in a brass frame, along with a lovely fitted storage for your personal belongings.

There is also a second bedroom with a single bed, accommodating up to three guests in total.

Begin your daily routine in the sleek bathroom, complete with choice of bath and shower over so you can best decide how to prepare for the day.

The Annex is positioned within two miles of a welcoming pub, Willett Arms Wimborne, where you can pick up a tasty lunch after a day of wandering the village.

Hop in the car and venture to the coastal town of Bournemouth, an idyllic setting for a day out, it offers a range of activities from Oceanarium with a variety of marine ecosystems, underwater tunnels and feeding sessions or have fun at Bournemouth Pier Amusements which is full of arcade games.

Thrill seekers can zip wire over the pier or visit RockReef which houses a rock-climbing wall, ropes course and cave themed tunnels.

Visit the town of Poole and take on the Splashdown waterpark with a range of flumes and slides, or visit the beauty of the Upton Country Park and explore this massive rural part and Georgian mansion.

Beautifully presented throughout, The Annex is a charming base in any season.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

WIMBORNE MINSTER

Corfe Mullen 3.6 miles; Cranborne Chase AONB 1.5 miles.

Wimborne Minster is a beautiful market town is steeped in history and at the heart sits the gracious Minster church. The pretty streets and courtyards offer a variety of shops and cafes where you can explore and relax. There are two rivers that run through the town offering riverside walk or cycle routes. And when you have explored the town branch out into the beautiful Dorset Countryside. Moors valley country park offers a great day out for all the family and allows you to explore the Dorset countryside. Kingston Lacey offers the chance to explore a country house and estate, and dates back to the mid 1600’s. Upton Country park is just 6 miles away and sits on the outskirts of Poole.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas