Mrs bridges September 2023
Lovely place to stay with dogs, nice secure garden, walks from door up the lane. Warm log fire, lots of hot water, comfortable beds. Half hour drive to beaches, lots of homes & gardens to visit, good coffee shop/ farm shop just across the road.Friendly pleasant host.
Mrs Jones August 2023
The period cottage has a cosy feel , with original features such as the windows which are listed .
We were greeted with tea and cake on arrival and classical music which was a nice touch, and bacon ,pressed apple juice, delicious tea and eggs are provided .
We used the tennis courts, played scrabble and you're allowed to wander around the ample gardens which are beautifully kept.
There is a very handy farm shop very nearby. The pear juice is delicious !
The location is superb- I highly recommend visiting West Bay and Lyme Regis , beautiful countryside enroute too, only 30 minutes away ! Sherborne is also worth a visit .
Mr Gray July 2023
We really enjoyed staying in the cottage. It is charming with many period features, very cosy and well equipped, and owner Judith was the perfect host.
The only negative aspect was the lack of wifi. We thought we’d be able to rely on our mobiles but O2 coverage was virtually non existent in the house (only at the kitchen window or outside in the garden) and it made planning days out a real pain. We mentioned this to Judith and she said broadband locally is very slow but we’d urge her to install it as it’s better than nothing.
Only other things to bear in mind is that the garden isn’t completely enclosed as our terrier escaped (Judith is aware and said she’d fix it) and the car parking area is largely surrounded by trees so park carefully otherwise your car will be covered in leaves and bird mess like ours was!
Mr Wood June 2022
The presentation, character and surroundings of The Lodge were exceptional. A generous welcome pack was a small detail, but set the tone for the rest of the week. Everyone we met was welcoming. There were many local events and much to see in stunning countryside.
Mrs Symmonds April 2022
The property was excellent, clean and very well equipped and comfortable. It was well located, with lots of good dog walks in the area and the farm shop close by was well stocked with most things. Lovely relaxing holiday , would definitely book again
Mrs Kelleher April 2022
A high quality experience, made very welcome and adore the gardens.
Mr Tyas September 2021
A beautiful, tranquil place to relax and unwind. The surrounding village is so peaceful. Sherborne village is a must see and only half an hour away.
Ms Bush July 2021
A lovely cottage, in a really good location, just 30 minutes from the Jurassic coast. The house was beautifully maintained and very clean. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. The use of the grounds and tennis court in the evening is very generous of the owners. We had a wonderful basket with a cream tea on arrival, and they provide lots of useful information in the cottage. Lovely local walks – just lovely. Thank you!
Mr Hobbs July 2021
Really beautiful gardens to access freely, lovely old house of ham stone, surrounding village of interest, good cricket and delightful owner, excellent base for national trust properties
Mrs Williamson June 2021
A traditional, comfortable house in a lovely setting. There is plenty to do nearby and some great pubs, cafes and small towns to visit. It’s good to have the farmshop so close to the house too.
Mrs Housencroft June 2021
This is such a special place, we feel at home as soon as we enter through the door. The gardens are a sight to behold and we love that the owners care for their beautiful environment and nature. Always sad to leave and so are our pets.
Mr Maskell May 2021
A lovely place to stay.....plenty of space to relax and enjoy the ambience of 'old England'
How things used to be....and perhaps how England should be!!!
Mrs Tresidder October 2020
We had a wonderful week at very cosy cottage. Judith gave us a very warm welcome with cream tea and some local produce. We felt very much at home being away from home. The location is lovely in a beautiful village with picturesque drives to different sights. Our only disappointment was no internet connection available which we didn't pay attention to while reading the cottage description as we just assumed all places have it in 2020. The mobile signal is very poor in the house too due to its thick stone walls, so it was difficult to book places to visit (as everything needs to be pre-booked in Covid times). Otherwise, everything was great, the beds were comfortable, the duvets were cosy and we would come again.
Reply from Classic Cottages
It's great to see that you liked the property generally and had a comfortable stay. We always mention if WiFi is available, but as we know this is important to a lot of our guests, we've also added a filter to our search facility online so you can tailor your search to only show properties that have a WiFi connection. We hope this is helpful for the future, and thanks for letting us know. Tanya, Customer Services Manager
Mrs Hills September 2020
We had the most beautiful week at Manor Farm Lodge. It felt like our own miniature stately home. We loved the amazing grounds, tennis court, sheep, holy cow milk, apples, figs, birds, owls, stars... Thank you so much, Judith.
Mrs Hicks August 2020
Such a lovely cottage: very prettily decorated, some lovely welcoming touches from the owner and, and as it says, a very well stocked kitchen! Only downside for us was no Wifi which was a total miss on our part in reading the description, but not the end of the world at all. Lovley walks and gardens to explore locally, and the farm shop was fantastic. Highly recommend a stay.
Miss Stroud July 2020
Beautiful gardens and our one year old loved the sheep and ducks. The location is great for the National Trust, other gardens and the sea. The owner is taking the covid problems very seriously which meant we felt very safe visiting the property.
Mr Calder July 2020
Pleasant Victorian cottage with its own completely separate entrance and the additional use of the owners extensive grounds
Mr Bailey October 2019
For us Manor Farm Lodge was absolutely perfect and felt as though it was our own home from the outset of our stay.
Mr Hurwood September 2019
A gardeners garden, both at Manor Farm Lodge and at Manor Farm itself, delightful.
Mrs Bretherton August 2019
Lovely cottage - however the stairs are quite dangerous especially for elderly we had a few falls down, the gifts on arrival were lovely especially the home made cake! And it was in a lovely village the garden is beautiful and lovely little scrappy and Pickwit the sheep are so funny! We really enjoyed our style however the only advice I would give to better the cottage even more would be to be able to adjust the heating yourself as we was cold at night and also to cut back some branches on the path to the back door as you get attacked by trees over all great building with a lot of character and charm
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and the entertaining sheep! We're so sorry to hear that you had a fall - the lodge is a Victorian property and the stairs are typical for a cottage of this age, we hope you're not too sore. The gardens have flourished in the recent beautiful weather but we know the owner will have a pruning schedule in hand. We'll also pass on your thoughts about the heating. Thanks so much for telling us about your holiday. Emma, Customer Support
Mrs Townley August 2019
Always made to feel very welcome by the owners. A lovely cosy cottage.
Dr Davies May 2019
Well located, pretty wrap-around garden, very well equipped, comfortable & new electric heaters keep it snug. Have the feeling that we will be back
Mr Calder April 2019
Excellent in every way. Have stayed here for a holiday for 7 years or more and the same warm and welcoming experience enjoyed. Willingly have recommended to others and will continue to do so. Private but not remote, with a very useful farm shop selling all essentials just down the road within easy walking distance helps complete a restful relaxing holiday. Very dog friendly if required and an ideal centre for those who wish to view other areas of both Somerset and Dorset as close to the border of these beautiful counties. In addition the lovely atmosphere of this Victorian cottage must be seen to be believed!
Mrs Kelleher April 2019
Beautiful cottage and garden. Warm and friendly welcome. Lots of thoughtful extras. Lovely surroundings.
Mr Kennedy September 2018
This was our third stay at Manor Farm Lodge and we loved it just as we did before. The cottage is very warm and welcoming and the added bonus of cake, tea, milk, eggs and bacon left for us is always gratefully received! Our dogs had a wonderful time too, enjoying long walks in the countryside and visiting nearby towns with a superb array of quirky shops and great pubs. The beaches we visited were equally lovely and clean. Overall we all had a wonderful holiday and will definitely return again in the future! Many thanks to Judith the owner who is always accommodating and who makes the Lodge feel like a home from home. See you again soon!
Mrs Housencroft September 2018
This cottage ticks all the boxes for us, the location makes it very easy to visit Dorset and Devon. North Perrott is a lovely village with a well stocked farm shop and good pub, both places are dog friendly. The cricket ground is just down the road. The owners go out of their way to make the cottage welcoming and that is part of the attraction for us, also the fact that they welcome and accommodate our pets. This is our 4th visit and wont be our last. Thank you.
Mrs Kershaw August 2018
Wonderful period cottage with mod cons and a lovely enclosed garden made this a perfect peaceful getaway for a week for us & our dog, with walks right from the door and a well equipped farm shop opposite you could take the dog to as well, we felt really relaxed here. Judith and Gordon were really welcoming and friendly. We would love to use the cottage again and would definitely recommend it to friends and family
Mr Nankervis August 2018
We had a great time here, with our boys (11 and 13 years old) enjoying the tennis court. We found it a great location for exploring Somerset, Dorset and Devon. The gardens were lovely
Mrs Scoggins June 2018
Great location to lovely beaches and towns. A very comfortable cottage and beautiful gardens. Thank you Judith and Gordon for the lovely cake and goodies you left for us, they were very much appreciated.
Mr May December 2017
Great value for money, ideal location for walks, lovely gardens and close to the local farm shop and pub.
Mr Owen November 2017
What a charming little place. It was great for the dogs. We really enjoyed our stay. We were there in November and the heating was excellent. The owners have provided quality utensils in the kitchen and likewise with the bed linen and mattresses.
Mr Davies September 2017
We found this to be a very comfortable and well equipped cottage, whose owners deserve a big thank you.
Mrs Pilgrim June 2017
As always our stay at Manor Farm Lodge was very special. Judith and Gordon made us so welcome and the cottage was extremely comfortable and beautifully furnished. There was a delicious cake waiting for us with candles for my birthday, which was very thoughtful - thank you. We look forward to coming back soon. Sally and Graham Pilgrim
Mrs Housencroft April 2017
As always a pleasure to stay here. Made to feel welcome and lots of lovely special touches for us and our pets. Warm and comfortable and lovely location. Will return again
Ms Smith April 2017
Everything about this property is wonderful, and to wander around the owners garden is such a big plus. And for those of us who have dogs, the walks are wonderful.
Mrs Dowdall March 2017
I am happy for you to publish these comments, they are a true reflection of our findings.
Mrs Finch December 2016
Mr Kennedy October 2016
This was the second time my wife and I stayed at Manor Lodge and it was a wonderful holiday. As usual, a lovely cake and a pot of tea was waiting for us on our arrival and the eggs, bacon and juice in the fridge for breakfast was a lovely thought.The Lodge was as cosy and comfortable as we remembered it and lighting the wood burner in the evenings made it extra special and our dogs flopped in front of it after their long walks on Ham Hill. We explored different parts of Dorset and Somerset this time round and found Sherborne which is a must see for its history and lovely shops. We had an amazing weeks stay and will definately be back again in the not too distant future.
Mrs Medlicott October 2016
An excellent place to stay the house has wonderful feeling and reflects the happiness and friendliness of the owners - it is good place to stay and would recommend
Mrs Richards September 2016
Manor Farm Lodge is a wonderful retreat - to be repeated as often as possible!
Mr Dale August 2016
Will return next year !! Owner was so lovely. Nothing was too much trouble. The location was superb.
Mrs Richards June 2016
We had a wonderful week at Manor Farm Lodge! As we arrived and entered into the dining room we felt very cared for instantly! Gentle music was playing and there on the table was a chocolate cake! What more could we have asked for! A fantastic retreat.
Mrs Barnard April 2016
This is an exceptional venue the quality of fitting outstanding
Mr Alfter March 2016
Thanks a lot to Gordon and Judith for providing us with this unforgettable "home away from home". The Lodge is definitely worth coming back - and it is a fantastic base camp for exploring the south west.
Mr Simmons March 2016
Firstly an amazing welcome.. a fresh cake and everything set up for an afternoon tea just what you need after a journey. Milk eggs and bacon left for the morning. Even our dog had treats left in her bowl.A truely beautiful cottage with amazing hosts. THANKYOU!
Mrs Housencroft October 2015
This cottage exceeded our expectations. Location is excellent for exploring Somerset and Dorset. The village pub serves excellent home cooked food and is very friendly, especially with dogs. North Perrott is an idyllic village with a farm shop, pub, and cricket ground and lots of lovely walks. We stayed at The Pump house at the same location on our last visit and although the two properties are very different, they are both excellent and we will find it hard to choose which one to stay in again next time. Special thanks to the owners for their attention and the special touches in the house.
Mrs Harvey October 2015
Everything was perfect the location the walks around the area and the owners were lovely made us feel very welcome milk and bacon in fridge on arrival
Mr Kennedy September 2015
Manor Lodge is a warm and comfortable place to stay with everything you need and more. We especially liked the eggs, bacon, milk, tea, fruit juice and the wonderful cake that was left waiting for our arrival...what a lovely surprise! The bed is so comfortable and very welcoming after a day's walking.The garden is enclosed and secure for your dogs which is very reassuring and there is plenty of downstairs space for them to sleep comfortably. There are so many beautiful country and coastal walks nearby which makes the location perfect. We spent a really lovely week here and were really sad to leave......Happy memories!!
Mr White August 2015
We arrived late and in a torrential downpour to be met by the table laid with a pot of tea and a super chocolate cake. The cottage was warm and welcoming the heaters were on not something you normally find in a holiday cottage in August! This set the standard for the whole cottage there was milk in the fridge but also eggs from the owners own hens and super bacon and apple juice from the local farm shop. Nothing is overlooked in this cottage everything that is provided is of the best quality. I was especially impressed with the bathroom towels. I always bring my own as usually even in the best cottages those provided are a bit small and mean here they are huge white and fluffy and mine never came out of their bag! We are dog owners and here your dog isn't just tolerated but welcomed just as chocolate cake is waiting for you a dog bowl and doggy treat is waiting for your pet. The cottage is very dog friendly with easily cleaned quarry tiles and lots of doors so you can shut your pet away from the carpeted areas. Ther are super walks straight from the door and a lovely garden. The garden is very safe for small dogs you would need to take care if yours is large and a jumper as some of the fences are low . This is a fabulous area for wild life and farm animals so take care to keep your dog on a lead if they are a chaser. Our dog is called Ennis after Jessica Ennis and she is a wonderful hurdler and chaser ! We kept her on a long lead all the time she was perfectly happy and we knew she wasn't going to scare the sheep or get herself lost. The owners are very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. We had a great week the only thing that could have been better was the weather but that's the English summer for you.
Mr Hills August 2015
A beautiful cottage, bags of character, a lovely home from home. Judith made us feel so welcome. Definitely returning and cannot recommend the lodge enough.
Mrs French July 2015
The most lovliest of welcomes on our arrival, afternoon tea all laid out ready with a beautiful homemade cake, classic fm softly playing in the background. Perfect start to our holiday. The Lodge oozes warmth and character.
Mrs Lea July 2015
This is a great base for getting around Somerset and Devon. Very relaxing at the Lodge with lots of lovely touches , on arrival welcome local produce and an instant feeling of being on holiday.
Mrs Heath May 2015
Lovely cottage in a beautiful picturesque setting. Short walk up the lane to the local cricket club where if your lucky you can sit with a nice cold glass of cider and watch a cricket match. Short walk to the local pub which serves the usual pub food (only allowed to sit at one end if you have your dog with you), A slightly further walk down to Haselbury plucknett is the white horse, higher standard of food and you can sit anywhere with your dog. Short walk to the local farm shop for supplies (gorgeous cakes). Cottage is nice and cosy with a lovely wood burner, owners are friendly and helpful and not intrusive. You are allowed to wander through the owners gardens where there are lots of wild animals roaming around including baby rabbits (so cute). Lots of lovely walks in the area and you are only 30 mins from the south coast beach resorts.
Mr Quick March 2015
Beautiful place, comfy, cosy, stunning setting. Home from home. We will definately be back. 5*
Ms Castle September 2014
Lovely cottage, full of charm and ideally situated for exploring Somerset/Dorset. Lovely garden all around the property and truly enclosed; our dog thoroughly enjoyed it. Good walks from the doorstep and Farm Shop is well stocked with local produce and has a place to eat - very nice.
Mrs Pilgrim August 2014
Thank you for a wonderful weeks holiday one that we shall remember and we hope to come back to Manor farm lodge next year.
Mr Ferguson June 2014
It is a lovely cottage in a very friendly village, this was our second visit to North Perrott so cannot recommend it enough. Judith and Gordon made us feel welcome and our stay most comfortable.
Mrs Gipps May 2014
A lovely homely cottage with excellent walks straight from the door, and a good farm shop and dog friendly pubs nearby.
Mrs Badham April 2014
We had a very relaxing break in a comfortable, heritage home. A beautiful welcome with cake and tea, and a fantastic garden for the children and dogs to explore. We may well be back!
Mr Hughes October 2013
Manor Farm Lodge is a perfect holiday cottage for couples who want a quiet cosy retreat in a friendly village location but within easy reach of interesting towns and resorts. The owners are very friendly and helpful, there is a well stocked farm shop within an easy walk and a gentle stroll to the local village pub.
Mr Neve June 2013
One of the best cottages we have stayed at especially for those little things one forgets - e.g.. cooking foil, oil, sugar, milk, etc. There was bacon and eggs etc. in the fridge and a dog bowl complete with treats. On arrival there was a table set for tea complete with locally made cake, tea, milk, sugar etc.
What a fantastic welcome! All facilities were very good and exceptionally clean, however we found the bed not to our liking, possible due to the two mattress covers (understandable) making it very hot it was also very firm. The write-up on the main house mentions an additional occupant! We think there may be one in the cottage too. The owners, Judith and Gordon Hall, made us feel very welcome and extended the use of the main garden to us. Thanks to them both.
Dr Allan May 2013
Great walks from the door. Local farm shop good supply of local food. Pub did a fantanstic dinner and baby friendly.
Mr Calder May 2013
Have stayed there several times before and always appreciated the excellent hospitality/welcome from Mr & Mrs Hall. The cottage is very comfortable and attractive as Victorian. Owning a dog we also find this an excellent cottage with the enclosed front garden and the kind use, if required, of utilizing the large attractive grounds of Mrs Hall's main house. Much appreciated also is the welcoming food and drink (local Apple Juice!) supplied, particulary the cake, which we always enjoy on arriving. Always satisfied we hope to return again next year as we have never found anywhere better.
Mr Mitchell May 2013
This is a lovely old fashioned cottage set in its own enclosed garden which my dog loved, it was like spending a week in your own National Trust property. A big thanks for the cake on arrival it was lovely, and the eggs and bacon in the fridgel!!!!!! we had a fantastic week
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