Mrs Hale April 2021
Beautiful property in a lovely setting, ideal for exploring this lovely part of Dorset and for walking the South West coastal path. The cottage is beautifully presented with everything you need and the owners were extremely welcoming but equally discreet to leave you to enjoy your break. We hope to return next year.
Mr Smith January 2020
An excellent property with quality fittings and furnishings in a truly wonderful Dorset location. Top marks!
Ms Rance October 2019
Barn Owls Cottage is a very good place to stay. It is warm and comfortable, with lovely views and plenty of local walks.
Mrs Croxford September 2019
Well appointed cottage with fully enclosed garden for our dog. Spotlessly clean. Good pubs nearby. Owners were very friendly and welcoming.
Mrs Timms June 2019
Lovely attention to detail within the cottage and the extras provided. We had a wonderful week, a gorgeous view and a very warm welcome. Much appreciated.
Mrs Taylor May 2019
Barn Owls Cottage was every bit as beautiful as the photos. Stylish and relaxing interior helped us all unwind. The location was brilliant with plenty of great places to eat and stunning coastline & beaches, which the kids and the dog enjoyed. Walking the dog in the woods next to the cottage was great too. The water tasted amazing! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for sharing your glowing review - we can tell you had a wonderful break. The cottage is connected to a private water supply which is tested and maintained to recognised standards; as you found, this lovely natural water source can taste amazing after being used to a chlorinated supply! We're so glad you enjoyed your time and hope to welcome you back soon. Tanya, Customer Support
Mr Pugsley May 2019
The owners were very friendly and welcoming and we really enjoyed our stay at their cottage. A perfect place to stay! We would recommend it to anyone who is looking to stay in that area of Dorset.
Mr Anthony September 2018
very friendly and cooperative
Mr Cantle July 2018
Superb location, well equipped and overall, difficult to find any major issues.
Mrs Morton July 2018
This is a beautiful cottage in a great location. Very well-equipped and comfortable with everything our family needed.
Mr McGregor June 2018
Very friendly people and animals. Lovely cottage and surroundings.
Mrs Rye May 2018
The cottage is really lovely, the perfect place to stay with our daughter and family. The owners were so friendly and very kind. It was a holiday my granddaughters will cherish, infact they said it was their “ best holiday ever” and they have been abroad several times! I would highly recommend Owls Barn .
Mrs Hand December 2017
Great location on farm but easy access to towns, villages and beautiful coast.
Cosy cottage with delicious water! Log burner and sitting room made a perfect base for family evenings . We would definitely like to return .
Mr Clark December 2017
This lovely cottage was just as described, and very spacious and well equipped. Certainly one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in. Wouldn't hesitate to go back!
Mr Baker October 2017
Second stay here and would definitely return. Lovely place
Mrs Hammersley August 2017
Absolutely wonderful owners, so helpful and friendly. Perfect location and cottage. Didn't want to leave lovely Dorset!
Mrs Westoby July 2017
Friendly owners. We were made very welcome. The cottage is well equipped to a high standard. Our two dogs were made very welcome as well.
Ms Neufeld June 2017
Very friendly and helpfull hosts, very nice and pretty decorated Cottage and such enchanting sheeps grazing behind the Cottage! The garden is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the wonderfull countryside. We felt like home and we did not want to go, we could imagine to stay forever!!!
Dr Moston May 2017
Excellently presented and fully equipped with kitchen and comfort essentials.
Mrs McKeown April 2017
We had a very relaxing stay. The cottage is very well located and has everything you could require for a great holiday. The owners Charlie & Lucy go out of their way to make your stay pleasing and a memorable experience. We would not hesitate to recommend West Hembury to anyone.
Mr Jewkes March 2017
A lovely holiday cottage and perfect stay for us and our small children. Plenty of toys for them to play with and things to make it easy when away from home such as; wooden cot, steriliser, stairgates, bedguards and even children's books in their room! Lovely cottage and location and hope to return in the future.
Mrs Walker March 2017
Loved our stay here...Pretty, cosy, warm, great walks and delicious food on the door step. The McEwans could not have been more discreet, charming or helpful.
Mrs Read December 2016
An excellent cottage. Everything you need was all at hand. Very clean and cosy. Very friendly owners nearby. A Beautiful setting. Very friendly local pub. Made our group feel very welcome over the new year. Good access to surrounding attractions with good walking opportunities. Thank you ever so much to all
Mrs Andrews October 2016
Beautiful cottage in a great location!
Mr O'Grady September 2016
We have just spent 6 nights at Barn Owls Cottage. Everything was available to make it an enjoyable stay. Beds are super comfortable and the cottage is beautifully decorated, furnished and very well equipped. It was lovely to be able to bring our dog too and there is easy walking in the local area and further afield. Local pub very friendly! Lucy the owner and her parents were on hand for any questions. All in all a most relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of the country. Pete, Sue, Sue and Eileen and Heidi the dog.
Dr Milne September 2016
had great week. owners very helpful
Mrs Cole July 2016
what a lovely place and so much more was provided - fantastic range of toys for children, lovely local walks for the dogs, extremely helpful owners. We had a great time!
Great place, very helpful owners, great for taking dogs with local walks on the farm as well as nearby.
Lots of toys available for children - my grandson loved all the tractors and farm toys
Good pub nearby and the beaches nearby are also fantastic. Dog friendly West Bay was great - it was always possible to take dogs where we went
Mr Balment June 2016
Lovely cottage with everything we needed for our holiday with two small children. Great location to explore Dorset and close to excellent beach. Very friendly hosts made us feel really welcome. We'd love to stay there again.
Mr Cade May 2016
The Cottage is everything that is promised and the owners are very charming and welcoming. There are many fantastic walks.
Mrs White May 2016
This is a very spacious cottage owned by very friendly farmers. It has a nice enclosed garden which was perfect for the dogs bordered on one side by a stone wall and the other by a fence. It tacks on to a horses field. The view from the bedrooms at the back accross the fields and hills is breathtaking and extremely quiet and peaceful. The Owners far exceeded expectations by supplying many extra's like milk in the fridge on arrival, fresh flowers and a laid out tea tray with biscuits. Supplies of dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid and a woodburner fire laid ready for use. It was extremely clean and comfortable. We enjoyed many an evening after a day exploring relaxing in the large lounge/diner. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a nice restful holiday. We would love to go again. Hopefully sometime soon.
Dr Ramyar April 2016
Fantastic stay and place with a very warm and informative welcome from the cottage's owners. Would gladly return.
Mrs McKeown March 2016
Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. The Owners Charlie and Lucy are very friendly and welcoming. A fantastic cottage holiday guranteed!
Miss Thompson January 2016
We had a fantastic weekend away in the beautiful, cosy cottage - would not hesitate to book again. It was clean, comfortable & well-equipped, & looked exactly as it did in the pictures. The teapot, cups & saucers, biscuits & flowers laid out on arrival was a lovely touch.
Mrs Nicholson December 2015
We loved this cottage! Perfect for our family New Year break together as a late Christmas celebration. Very homely and comfortable. Charlie was very welcoming. Open fire Logs and kindling readily available Well equipped kitchen - lovely plates, etc Table in lounge area meant it was sociable and great with the fire going! Lovely rural setting, yet near main roads Milk and biscuits on arrival were appreciated
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