Mr Read May 2019
We had a lovely stay at The Parlour. Cottage has a lovely view across the countryside and is on a working farm, with lots of tractors for our under 3 to watch from the enclosed garden space. Was able to walk across 2 fields to the local Spar shop and 2 pubs in the village. Was also able to take our buggy to The Anchor Inn in Seatown and the stony beach, down the lane and through a couple of wide footpaths. Kitchen very well stocked with utensils. Polite and helpful owners welcomed us with a treat and milk in the fridge upon arrival which was unexpected but very welcome. Cottage positioned in a lovely area of Dorset, broad spectrum of beaches nearby in both directions, good local pubs, a tea room in a lovely setting nearby and the interior countryside is a walkers delight! A great trip for us!
Mrs Warner May 2019
We were delighted with every aspect of The Parlour. Waking up in the morning to stunning views of The Golden Cap and the Dorset countryside was the icing on the cake.
Mrs Van Wirdum April 2019
We, a family with children aged 8, 6 and 4 y and a baby, loved staying at and around The Parlour. It is a comfortable and warm welcoming place. Easy, safe and nice with small children. Enough to explore at little distance, kindly hosted, and well equipped with everything at hand.
Mr Briggs August 2018
Lovely cottage in peaceful setting, beautiful views. Lots to see and do nearby.
Mr Smith July 2018
People met locally were very nice, helpful and friendly, both on the farm and in the village. Nice to have a farm shop close by with local produce, too.
Quiet location, great weather (for us if not for the farmers), and plenty of things to do nearby (beach walking, village sights). The quiz games were enjoyed (and would have been even more welcome had the weather been poor).Felt like a cared-for home rather than a cheaply furnished let, if you see what we mean.
Mrs Lukmanji June 2018
We liked the location and comfort of the cottage. Everything was provided even down to hand soap etc. Cannot fault it. Best place we have stayed at. Further it was quite centrally located so were able to visit a lot of places without having to travel too far.Mrs Frankpitt has thought of everything to make her guests feel welcome. It is like home from home.
Mrs Hunter April 2018
Really lovely stay in a very peaceful location surrounded by fields. The cottage was very homely and comfortable and well recommended!
Ms Temlett October 2017
Our stay for October Half Term was really great! Welcomed with wine, chocs, a card to the family with a warm welcome and a freshly baked lemon cake with milk in the fridge for a warm cuppa. I was extremely impressed at the attention to detail and how well equipped the cottage was. The living space was super for our family whilst at the cottage. We also spent lots of time visiting the different stony beaches in the area and other family attractions. A really happy family week had by us all.
Mrs Worthington September 2017
Very well appointed. Tastefully attired. Great location. Attention to detail with welcoming touches and gifts right down to having fresh milk in the fridge on arrival was appreciated
Beautiful place. Thank you.
Mrs Rapley June 2017
We booked the Parlour and the Linhay together and it has been the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Extremely well equipped, excellent location, beautiful views and very comfortable. Highly recommended!
Dr Chadwick May 2017
We had an excellent holiday here with our 2 sons aged 2yrs and 6yrs. The Parlour is spacious, well equipped, good location, quiet, within easy walking distance of beach, village and 2 nice pubs (pushchair for 2 yr old). Excellent pizza Thurs night at The George (within walking distance) - would recommend booking during school holidays. Nice views of the hills from the front of the property. There is a caravan/camping site in nearby field - visible from the front of the property to the right side but it didn't impact on our enjoyment of the holiday. Farm vehicles exciting for the children and didn't bother us at all. Great places to visit - Dinosaurland (private museum on Coombe Street) in Lyme Regis, Durdle Door (wouldn't recommend a pushchair as steep/steps) and Lulworth Cove. Sandy beach at Lyme Regis - small and can be very busy but safe for children. Seatown beach good for fossil hunting - low tide - right side of the beach.
Mrs Rogers December 2016
A fabulous short break booked smoothly and efficiently by Classic Cottages. Amazing location just a 15 minute stroll from the Jurassic coastline and Golden Cap. So peaceful and restful for our family.
Mrs Hardwick December 2016
We had such a wonderful Christmas with our family which was made possible by renting the Parlour and the Linhay together and they were both decorated amazingly! Thanks and Bless you!
Mrs Langley October 2016
Parlour is a very nicely furnished and finished cottage , and is well maintained. very clean. It is in great location and has lovely views and outside space . Nice and bright and airy. Owners clearly take great care of it and welcome gifts and flowers are a nice touch.
Mr Wernham September 2016
The Parlour is a lovely cottage and a great base for exploring West Dorset, just a short walk from the sea and two execellent pubs (The Anchor & The George Inn)and and the views of Golden Cap are wonderful. As with many holiday cottages it's lacks a radio/music system, which is a pitty as not all of us want to have the tv on at Breakfast.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for taking the time to review The Parlour and we were delighted to hear you'd had a wonderful time. We'll certainly pass on your suggestion to the Owner regarding a music system - thank you. Bryony, Customer Support
Mr Buttress September 2016
Everything I have said above.
Mrs Crooks August 2016
A delightful house for a family holiday. We stayed here as a family of 5 with our 3 children age 15, 7, 6 . Although apprehensive at the prospect of 3 children sharing bedroom they loved it! - plenty of space for us all and the safe outdoor garden area brilliant as we had such nice weather our patio doors provided an open extension into the garden. A tranquil setting 5 mins walk from the beach, excellent pubs for food and fossil hunting organised trip worth every penny.
A thoroughly enjoyable, relaxing family holida that met everyones needs in our family.
Mrs McGreevy July 2016
Everything was perfect the little touches of cake wine and flowers so lovely . The location is fabulous hence it was our fourth stay at Doghouse Farm! We will be back next year.
Mr Blackmore March 2016
Very warm and comfortable cottage in a great location with fabulous views.
Mr Brookes August 2015
The Parlor cottage is simply perfect, gorgeous, scenic, plush, unique, comfortable, modern, clean, great views, ideal setting........need I say more. Go on, rent it and see what you can add to the list x
Mr Shoebridge August 2015
A wonderful little surprise in the heart of Dorset
Mrs Hoolahan May 2015
A lovely cottage, really good location for visiting Dorset & East Devon. Local pub, The George, serves excellent food at good prices - we booked to be on the safe side as this is now the only pub in the village. We didn't experience any problems with farm machinery, although the guys were working from early morning to late evening. We travelled as a party of 4 and would definitely stay at the Parlour again, or in one of the smaller cottages if we travelled on our own.
Mrs Walsh April 2015
Lovely cottage, in a beautiful location, very comfortable
Mrs Kay March 2015
Gorgeous and well equipped cottage in a lovely rural setting in easy walking distance to the beach at Seatown and the charming Anchor pub. We had our seventeen month old daughter with us and she loved it. The walk to the beach was easy enough with a pushchair (bar a few muddy patches). The property only has a shower which could perhaps be a little tricky with a smaller baby but we managed ok.
Mr West May 2014
A lovely comfortable cottage in a gorgeous area.
Mrs Dixon April 2014
Excellent views and location for visiting the Jurassic coast
Mrs Rickards April 2014
Property is attractive, immaculate and well appointed. Easy access by foot or car to fossil strewn beaches. The farm machinery returning each evening was a bonus for my young grandson.
Mr Selley March 2014
The Parlour is a nicely specified property in a very good location for the coast and nearby Bridport and Lyme Regis. It does need shelving in bathroom and kitchen. The only shame for us with a baby was being right next to farm machine barn with tractors still going in and out up to 9-10pm. Didn't help the sleeping!
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for your review - The Parlour is part of a working farm, and the three cottages on site are conversions of the original buildings so are close to the remaining farm buildings. As farming is so dependent on weather and seasonal conditions, at certain times of year - for instance in spring for planting crops and during the harvest in late summer/early autumn - the farm workers do sometimes have to work late into the evening to coincide with the right weather conditions. This isn't something that happens every day and lots of guests find it an interesting insight into rural life, but we're really sorry that it disturbed your little one on this occasion. However, we want guests to have a great time, so have revisited the description to really emphasise the location on this lovely working farm. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Benning September 2013
A lovely modern, fresh property in easy walking distance to the beach, can even buy homemade fudge on the way! Seatown beach is great for fossil hunting, the tide uncovers them for you - just keep your eyes peeled! The Parlour is in a great location for exploring the Jurassic Coast, lots of beaches and towns within a very easy drive. Would definitely consider returning, perhaps with extra family in adjoining cottages.
Mr Lilley August 2013
This newly decorated property is extremely well appointed with ample facilities providing everything our family of 4 needed. It is in a wonderful location with easy access to nearby attractions. We thoroughly enjoyed our week stay in this property and can highly recommend a visit.
Mrs Titley July 2013
Fabulous location and delightful property with many beaches nearby to explore.
Mr Kealey June 2013
Delightful cottage with modern decoration, excellent views of Golden Cap and a short walk to the beach (15 mins). There is some farm traffic quite close to the cottage but I suppose this was to be expected as it's part of a working farm.
Mr Adams May 2013
Fantastic, well equipped cottage in a lovely location. Would recommend to anyone wanting an excellent standard of accommodation.
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