Mrs Sims October 2020
We had a lovely stay here. Would definitely consider staying again. Lovely spacious house, great for a bigger party (when rules allow). Dogs were happy in garden too, and a great base to explore Dorset from.
Mrs Blackburn August 2020
Beautiful cottage and decor. Wonderful setting
Mrs Brooker October 2019
Very good value for money. The cottage was spacious, comfortable and warm. We didn't want to leave!
Mrs Payne October 2019
Excellent facilities for a disabled person. Wet room is amazing . We were 7 ladies staying for a week and thought the cottage was spacious and ably equipped for us all . All rooms en-suite ( apart from wet room across the hall ) plenty of hot water and comfortable seating and dining . Location was a fantastic and local people friendly and helpful . Would highly recommend.
Mrs Stringer September 2019
The cottage met the needs of all our party excellently, especially my disabled father. The downstairs bedroom and wetroom worked really well, and the lounge was spacious enough to move a wheelchair around easily. A beautiful peaceful place!
Mrs Benyon-Tinker September 2019
Lovely setting, beautiful well furnished cottage with lots of lovely hot water. What more could you want? Do remember to take all your food with you although we were left a lovely lemon drizzle cake, milk etc. My second visit and will certainly go again next year.
Mrs Jeffery August 2019
A perfect spacious country house to sleep 9 plus travel cots for babies. A peaceful countryside retreat yet within striking distance of the beautiful Jurassic coast.
Mr Vaulters July 2019
A beautiful and comfortable cottage, well layed out for a large party
Miss Fitzgerald June 2019
Beautifully cottage in a lovely setting! Would highly recommend for groups and family gatherings. The cottage was very well equipped and the cottage was very accessible for my elderly mothers needs. On arrival their was a welcome pack with a beautiful homemade cake and some dog biscuits for my dog. This was a very welcome surprise after a long journey. Thank you very much for a lovely stay
Miss Sutton May 2019
Our stay at Beech Cottage was made even more special when a study group from the Kingcombe centre placed a moth trap in the garden. They allowed us to discover the ‘finds’ of the previous night with them and their enthusiasm for moths was infectious! None of us had any idea of the variety of moths to be found. We also enjoyed walking in the meadows in early summer seeing the variety of wild flowers. We think their were bats nesting under the eaves above the conservatory as we saw them fly out in the evening - no doubt catching some of those lovely moths!
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for taking the time to send us your review. Well, what a different holiday treat you had and probably not something that you would've been expecting to do on your stay - but a perfect location for it with the cottage being so close to the Nature Reserve. We're so pleased that some special holiday memories were made. Tressa, Customer Support
Mrs Wood April 2019
Wonderful location; fabulous views from the deck. Spacious and particularly good accessible facilities for wheelchair users.
Mrs King April 2019
What a wonderful place! It was so good to be in real countryside that felt remote, peaceful and beautiful. The bluebells and primroses were out and everything looked gorgeous. So good for three city families to feel a sense of freedom and to be truly next to nature. We loved the cottage as it was perfect for adults and children. It was comfortable, cosy and very easy for three families to be in. And the delicious cake on arrival was an added bonus. The visitors centre down the road is just fabulous and the children enjoyed a great Easter egg hunt there. It was a really great week and we would definitely recommend it.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for sharing your experience of Beech Cottage. As you found it's an amazing spot to experience the countryside, and you were no doubt treated to the very early display of bluebells this year, courtesy of the warm winter. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay (and of course the cake!) and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs North March 2019
We would be happy to stay here in this comfortable cottage in this wonderful location any time of the year.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the lovely Beech Cottage - we'd love to welcome you back again soon. Kari, Customer Support
Mrs Ash February 2019
Great locations for peace and quiet, views and walking from the cottage. Would return again .
Mrs Davies December 2018
Fabulous location for those wanting the peace and quiet of beautiful Dorset, imagine seeing woodpeckers and hearing owls at night and you have that amount of noise, Spacious garden, lots of car parking space, very dog friendly with walks on your doorstep. Well appointed accommodation, plenty of room for 8 adults and 2 dogs who loved the cosy wood burner !
Mr Robinson October 2018
We were lucky on our holiday and had wonderful weather, and the scenery was glorious, We received a warm welcome frome Steve and a lovely home baked cake (still warm ) from the wild life cafe nearby. We were there for a Golden Wedding Celebration, and had a lovely Sunday Lunch with extended family at the Spyways Inn Pub, a few miles away. Beech Cottage belongs to the Wild Life Trust, where they teach all sorts of lovely courses at the Main Centrer .The cottage is in a very remote location, down very very narrow lanes. Although we were sent a map, we still got lost several times. Also because of the distance to food shops and pubs we had to remember to get shopping on the way back from excursions, this curtailed our going out in the evenings. However we had lovely walks, around the surrounding countryside and enjoyed spectacular views, as the trees were just turning into wonderful autumn colours. We also visited many beaches near to Bridport Lyme Regis.
Mr Goerger August 2018
we liked the calm, the romantic landscape.
Mr Schrager August 2018
Beech Cottage is a beautiful and comfortable place to stay with easy access to the Kingcombe Nature Reserve and also a short drive to the coast. It is a great place to stay!
Mrs Benyon-Tinker June 2018
It is a beautiful cottage in a lovely location. The cottage is well equipped and the staff at the centre are extremely helpful
Mrs Hutchins May 2018
Anyone seeking refuge from the trials of daily life should spend some nights in this lovely house in such peaceful surroundings.
Mrs Gardner April 2018
Excellent location. Amazing views and lovely property. We liked how the rooms were all self contained with en-suites - great for a large party. Great set up for when you are cooking as there is an open-plan feel downstairs. Very social space. Was always light and bright and warm inside. Log fire was a real treat. Lots of space, no small rooms.
Mrs Walker December 2017
Fantastic cottage. Well equipped, very comfortable and incredibly spacious. Loved the woodburner for our New Year break. Imagine it is a fabulous place when the weather is better. Would definitely like to come back again.
Mr Shroeder October 2017
A very spacious and comfortable cottage in a pretty & peaceful location. Warm & cosy and very clean. Would be perfect for a big family get together especially with 6 toilets! The Nature Reserve staff were very friendly & helpful.
Mrs Hammond September 2017
Lovely large cottage, well set up for families with children and babies, the travel cot did not have a mattress so bring your own! Lovely quiet location
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for reviewing Beech Cottage and it's great to hear you had a wonderful holiday - the travel cot is a standard design with an in-built mattress, although we know some parents like to bring an addiitional layer. Bryony, Customer Support
Mrs Westwood August 2017
Lovely large property in a rural location.
Mrs Cookson June 2017
A perfect place to unwind. Lots of footpaths to explore.
Mrs Gregory April 2017
Delightful cottage, peaceful, quiet, ideal for bird watchers, walking and relaxation. Would love to go back there again.
Mr Whitgrove April 2017
Lovely Cottage, lovely location, We would have no hesitation in coming to here again.
Mr Hillman March 2017
Lovely cottage for a family group to enjoy celebrated my husbands seventy birthday their .
Mrs Sharp August 2016
Lovely place for a big family holiday.
Mrs Savory May 2016
The location of this lovely cottage is perfect for families, it's truly idyllic. The layout is ideal for those families who have someone who has physical difficulties. We booked the cottage to celebrate our Nanny's 95th birthday, and the cottage was perfect for all 8 of us. Our Nanny has limited mobility, so the level access bathroom, with an emergency call system in the bathroom and downstairs bedroom was ideal. The only reasons we haven't graded it 5 stars is because the hot water storage system wasn't sufficient for us all, despite us not all showering every day, and not being better even when we tried taking showers at different times. The standard of cleanliness and general maintenance was another reason for the lower rating. Light bulbs blown, first aid kit items out of date in 2010, furniture needing repairing/replacing, dirty kitchenware, and finding rubbish from previous rentals was disappointing. However, if these things were rectified, then the cottage would absolutely deserve a full 5 stars.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for taking the time to review Beech Cottage. We were so sorry to hear that there were some housekeeping oversights - we've passed details to the housekeeping team who have investigated and put measures in place to prevent this from happening again. We're glad that the house generally met your needs well, and hope you had a great stay overall. Tanya, Customer Support
Ms Robinson April 2016
A great spacious house that suited a group of 9 people. Fantastic lounge and conservatory surrounded by lots of local wildlife. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Mrs Robinson February 2016
Very relaxing. Loved the peace and quiet. fab to heard owls, woodpeckers and be able to walk for mils without getting into the car. Great pub recommendations in info provided.
Mr Stephens February 2016
Myself , two sons and their children enjoyed a pleasant and relaxing half-term break in a superb location. The Kingcombe centre cafe was great value and the resident chef was so helpful in many ways
Mr Stewart November 2015
I rented the cottage for a family gathering as it was my birthday. It proved to be the ideal spot as it catered for all of us from my four year old grandson through my children and up to my wife and I.
In the summer I am sure it would be perfect for a family holiday.
Mrs Bryden October 2015
We really enjoyed our stay at Beech Cottage and are planning to come back again in the near future.
Mrs Wright May 2015
Beech Cottage is a perfect location for those wanting to get away from a hectic lifestyle, and enjoy the attractions nature provides. Wildlife was abundant, and we were thrilled to see badgers close up, right outside the conservatory. The children loved the visitor centre, and enjoyed the half term courses run by Christine and her colleagues. They never once asked for the TV on or to use the Ipad. Success! We will be back.
Mrs Riches May 2015
Comfortable cottage with nature on your doorstep. Children's paradise with river really close and lots of animals around, and wonderful wildflowers all hiding in the depths of Dorset.
Mrs Nath April 2015
Absolutely idillyic surrounds. A lovely base to explore. not to long a drive to the seaside. Didn't want to leave and will definitely return.
Mrs Malam April 2015
We had a wonderful holiday with our family and we would definitely return again
Mrs Burns March 2015
Mrs Mundy February 2015
A wonderful break in a delightful cottage. The Kingcombe Centre staff were friendly and accommodating. A delicious last night evening meal was cooked for us all at the cafe and is highly recommended. Lots of beautiful countryside walks too.
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