Mrs Faux July 2020
We chose this cottage because of the rural location and the separate games room for the children but unfortunately came away a little disappointed. The cottage itself is beautiful - very spacious with extremely comfortable beds and very well equipped. I was never found wanting for anything. We were hoping to have more of a countryside view but there is no view at all, only of the farm buildings. To get a view you have to go up to the top of the tennis court which wasn’t really practical. Visitors also have to note that it is on a farm site so you will be swatting flies all day long. Even with the windows shut they still manage to get in! The owners provide a fly swatter in every room and fly spray etc. The tennis court is a nice extra - you need to take flat tennis shoes and your own rackets. The grass area next to it is big but is away from the cottage so not suitable to release young children there while you sit inside. We had ages 5 and 9 with us. They enjoyed the games room and watched a couple of films on their own TV. It’s in a good location for exploring the area - about a mile from a main road but not audible. Absolutely no phone signal and WiFi package is limited so download films etc that you want to watch before you go. If you’re prone to hot flushes, this isn’t the property for you because they have to leave a radiator on maximum all day (something to do with the plumbing) and it got very hot some evenings. If you want an active holiday going out most of the day this is a lovely cottage and well equipped but if you want to relax a bit more onsite and enjoy a garden and some lovely views, I wouldn’t say this is the right property for that.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you for your review. Sturthill Stable is a very rural property located at the heart of a working dairy farm - although there aren't countryside views directly from the property which would be advertised, there are some beautiful countryside walks right on your door step to make the most of. Flies are unfortunately an everyday occurrence for rural farm-based properties and the owners have tried to alleviate any disturbance as far as they possibly can. Unfortunately mobile reception can be a little hit and miss in some rural locations so we'd always recommend checking with your service provider before travel if this is an important element. We've also noted your comments regarding the radiator and we'll certainly get that checked. We're really pleased that you enjoyed the tennis court and games-room and you found the cottage comfortable overall - if you're looking for something a little less rural in the future, please don't hesitate to get in touch and we'd be delighted to help. Bryony, Customer Support
Mrs Cunniffe October 2019
Another lovely cottage from classic cottages. A beautiful location and well equipped with all that you would expect to have in your own home. The whole family, including our dog, felt relaxed, happy and enjoyed all the cottage, the farm and exploring the surrounding area. The playroom was an added bonus and our children enjoyed the toys and games table lots.
Mrs Compton September 2019
A lovely, very well equipped and cosy but spacious cottage in which to spend a week although we could quite happily have stayed for longer. It is within easy reach of wonderful walks for us to take our dog to especially Burton Bradstock where we could take hi for a run on the beach followed by a tasty lunch at the Hive Cafe. The countryside around the cottage is beautiful with some amazing views and there are lots of things to do close to it. Although it is in a working farm, we didn't find it intrusive at all.
Mr Gillson September 2019
Beautiful location in a working dairy farm. Good access to local amenities. Use of land line phone. Limited WiFi and total lack of mobile phone signals.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for letting us know about your stay at Sturthill Stable - we're delighted you liked the beautiful loaction of the property. Due to the properties rural location, the WIFI is limited unfortunately as noted on the property description and mobile signal can be a little hit and miss, however there is use of a landline telephone as you have mentioned. Emma - Customer Support
Mr Rakels July 2019
We enjoyed our stay. The cottage was excellent.
Mrs Griffiths July 2019
Overall excellent......extremely child friendly.
Mrs Lyon October 2018
Warm welcome and lovely, well equipped accommodation. Perfect for a relaxing stay on a working farm.
Mrs Charman December 2017
Lovely cottage in a great location. Very spacious and well equipped. Would recommend and hope to go back ourselves next year.
Mrs Ewens August 2017
Just a fabulous family holiday home, all needs catered for.
Mr Tarr August 2017
Lovely property, very high standard of internal finishes ... and very comfy beds!
Miss Liddington April 2017
Peacefully situated opposite a working farm in the country, yet only a few miles from Bridport which has plenty of shops. Easy to visit many places along the Jurassic Coast. Stunning barn conversion and more than happy to keep retuning to. Made to feel very welcome by Jo and her husband.
Mrs Bennett October 2016
We have just enjoyed our third trip to Sturtill Stable as we really love the area. The stable is ideally located for all the beautiful beaches and we have enjoyed visiting the lively town of Bridport and Dorchester is really nice, especially if the weather isn't so good (plenty of museums for the children). Sturtill Stable is always very clean and comfortable with all you need for a perfect family holiday. We particularly like staying in the autumn and enjoy being able to walk around the farm fields. Have seen lots of wildlife around the farm including deer. Jo and family are always really helpful and we hope to return again soon.
Ms Brown April 2016
An extremely comfortable and beautiful place to spend a family holiday.
Mrs Dodge April 2016
The best holiday cottage we have stayed in, Sturthill Stable is well appointed, warm and welcoming. We have thoroughly enjoyed our two visits there.
Mrs Dodge September 2015
A warm and friendly welcome from the owners made us feel at home in this spacious, comfortable, beautifully finished barn conversion. Peaceful location, but within easy reach of local amenities, coast and countryside.
Mrs Gregson September 2015
Lovely setting. Very welcoming hostess and family.Spacious and attractive. Lovely kitchen. Attractive and restful lounge.
Mrs East September 2015
A great cottage in a great location.
Mrs Johnson August 2015
Perfect for families with little ones of any age. Just a beautiful spot and wonderfully well appointed cottage. The best holiday I have had in years!
Mr Whittaker July 2015
Wonderfully appointed property and fantastic location - a great place for a break in Dorset!
Mrs Worman April 2015
I give it 5 stars.
Mrs Smiles September 2014
This was the best property we have stayed in. It is a beautifully converted old stable and everything you could possibly need was provided and to a very high standard. We loved the peace and quiet of the property - no disturbance by staying on a working farm. We really appreciated the lemon drizzle cake and tea making provisions waiting for us together with the beautiful vase of cottage garden flowers -just like in the picture!
Ms Nelson August 2014
An extremely high quality barn conversion that's been well thought out to maximise space. A great location for exploring the Jurassic Coast and then retreating to rural peace and quiet. Lovely helpful though not intrusive owners.
Mrs Bennett July 2014
Beautiful spacious stable conversion. Excellent for children as there is lots of room to play inside and out. Also many thoughtful touches for younger gusts such as night light near the stairs, children's cutlery, lots of games etc. We have stayed in several Classic properties and this is one of the best equipped. We loved the area and stunning coastline. Bridport is a lively town with a great atmosphere. Definitely planning to return to Dorset. Sturthill Stable is very well located for beaches and exploring generally. The owners were very hospitable and able to offer advice on places to visit.
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