The open plan kitchen is very well-equipped and has plenty of space to create some delicious holiday treats.
Tolpuddle is the middle cottage in the photo, the parking is behind the cottages, turn right before the white thatched cottage.
The sitting-area has books, games and a wood-burner effect electric stove for cosy winter evenings.
Bedroom 1 has a comfy five-foot bed and en suite shower-room; it is at the back of the cottage.
The dining-area has French doors that lead out to the fully enclosed raised terrace.
This pretty area leads from the French doors up to the fully enclosed raised terrace.
The raised deck behind the cottage has steep steps, please supervise children. Steps and a little gate continue up to the parking-area.
This lovely open plan cottage allows for a very sociable holiday.
Another view of Bedroom 1 which shows the en suite shower-room.
Another view of Bedroom 1 which looks out at the terrrace at the back of the cottage.
Bedroom 2 has a six-foot 'zip and link' bed, seen here as two three-foot singles, but can be made up as a super-king size.
Bedroom 2 is at the front of the cottage and has a six foot 'zip and link' bed, which can be made up as two three-foot single beds if you prefer.
The family bathroom has a shower over the bath
The modern family bathroom is at the front of the cottage.
Bedroom 3 looks out over the garden and has a truckle bed, which has a second mattress beneath, suitable for sleeping two children.
Another view of the terrace, which catches the sun.
A very well-equipped kitchen with electric hob and oven.
This great little play area is a two minute walk from the cottage, it has an enclosed gated-area for small children.
The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum in the village tells the story of the beginning of the Trades Union Movement, it is free to visit.
The little village green and memorial shelter gives details of the village's historic past.
This spectacular view is of Chesil Beach, with Portland in the background taken from the Jurassic Coast road between Weymouth and Bridport; fabulous views in both directions.
Nearby Monkey World is a great day out for all the family.
Corfe Castle stands imposingly above the village of Corfe. The Swanage steam railway runs along the side of the village and stops at the little station there.
Just a 15 minute drive will take you to Bovington Tank Museum.
Taken from the Corfe to Studland Road, from this viewpoint you can see Poole's natural harbour in one direction, and in the other Bournemouth bay. across to the Isle of Wight.
The World Heritage Jurassic Coast starts at Old Harry Rocks, near Studland.
Lyme Regis is a fabulous town to visit, always so much to see and do.
This cottage extends a warm welcome.
This is the parking space, up behind the three cottages.
The landing leads to the family bathroom.
Nearby Athelhampton House and Gardens are well worth a visit, they have a restaurant there too.
Tolpuddle Cottage is recently built but in a very traditional style.
The Isle of Portland from the clifftop car park at Ringstead, a short drive from the cottage.
Nearby Bockhampton woods - a great place to visit, Hardy's Cottage and visitor centre are here too.
Nearby Brownsea Island Nature Reserve is a short boat trip from Poole Harbour and makes for a great day out, the red squirrels and peacocks are delightful for children to watch.
Tolpuddle Cottage is surrounded by countryside with some fabulous views.
The magnificent Jurassic Coast, looking east from Durdle Door.
The Jurassic Coast as viewed from Greenhill Gardens at Weymouth.
The New Forest National Park is less than a one hour drive from Tolpuddle.

Tolpuddle Cottage


Tolpuddle / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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Well appointed and comfortable cottage. Well located to access local attractions.

Tolpuddle Cottage is located in a pretty village with excellent access and within a 30 minutes drive of most attractions, towns and villages. The photos and description of the cottage are generally accurate but me mindful the stairs are steep and winding. A very generous welcome box was left for us, which was much appreciated with a jar of biscuits for the dogs. The kitchen is has decent work top space, is well equipped and plenty of crockery, cutlery and glassware. The sitting area is comfortable, light but cosy. Attention has been given to the furnishings to give it a home from home feel. It was great to have off road parking. Although a modern terrace, we did not hear any noise from the neighbours. I have made detailed comment in the feedback form, but the duvets and pillows are in very poor condition; this does need addressing for future guests' comfort. We had very mild nights in September and unfortunately we did not sleep well under 10.5 tog duvets. Season appropriate duvets would have been much better. Overall we enjoyed our stay and exploring the east side of Dorset. I would return to the cottage if the bedding issues are rectified.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for sharing your review and for your suggestions regarding the bedding - we are following this up, we appreciate you letting us know. We're delighted to see that you enjoyed your time in Dorset. Tanya, Customer Support

A well located cottage for visiting our favourite places in Dorset. Unfortunately this cottage fell below the usual standard in housekeeping/cleanliness we have always experienced at other "Classic" cottages.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're sorry that the cleanliness wasn't quite up to standard. Thanks for letting us know so that we can follow this up with the housekeeping team. It's great to hear that the the cottage offered a great base for you and we'd love to welcome you back in the future. Julie, Customer Support

This cottage is in a perfect location for touring most of Dorset; especially the coast. The village is full of beautiful, thatched, picturesque old and modern cottages. The 180 degree staircase was fun to negotiate with large suitcases, but we managed; the Welcome Pack made us feel better! It is adequate for two adult couples, and the off-road parking for two cars is a bonus. We were aware that the cottage was dog-friendly, but we weren't prepared for the doggy smell that greeted us as we arrived. A lot of opening of windows cured the problem. We experienced issues with property maintenance that should have been remedied by the Housekeeper prior to our arrival, but Classic Cottages resolved the problems promptly and courteously. Dorset holiday cottages are always pricey. This particular property's price equated to a BnB our friends had used in Weymouth (no parking), so the cottage did seem value for money.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your review. You have painted such a lovely picture of the area and the cottage for future guests. We're so glad that we could help you with the issues that you encountered while you were at the cottage. It's always reassuring to hear that our work here at Classic is valued by you as a guest. We do hope that we can welcome you back again in the future. Donna, Customer Support

Lovely, well appointed cottage in a fabulous historic location. Great for exploring Dorset from.

Lovely quiet cottage in a handy location for attractions amenities and not too far from the coast either

A really lovely cottage with all the facilities you could wish for. Very nice welcome pack of milk/ tea and some wine / beer which was appreciated. All round a very nice holiday indeed.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased you had a very nice holiday at Tolpuddle Cottage. It's a perfect base to explore all of that beautiful Dorset countryside. We hope you'll choose to return again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support

Tolpuddle Cottage is a lovely ,comfortable place to stay . Home from home . Great location for visiting many interesting places . Would definately return there , Recommend a holiday there .

Pretty, comfortable cottage , well situated for visiting surrounding villages and towns.

Great location, well equipped kitchen and well worth a stay for your holiday.

Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful area. Great welcome pack.

This is a lovely, warm, comfortable cottage in a really quiet location. Don't be put off by it being roadside - hardly any traffic at all. So much to do nearby and some lovely walks without using the car at all. We would definitely return. It was great to see a holiday cottage with an air source heat pump too. Thank you for a lovely stay.

This is a lovely well equipped, comfortable and tastefully decorated property in an excellent location for accessing the best of Dorset.

We really enjoyed our stay at Tolpuddle Cottage! It was the perfect last minute family getaway after covid cancelled all our previous plans for abroad. The kids enjoyed the games that were available to them and visiting all the wonderful places so easy to get to from the cottage.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for sharing your comments! We are so glad that Tolpuddle Cottage worked so well for your family and it sounds as if the children had a great time in the games room. We hope to welcome you back so you can continue to explore all the area has to offer. Sarah, Customer Support

Lovely property that is well equipped.

Cottage was nicely decorated and all you might need available in the kitchen. Some cleanliness issues that need to be resolved.

Pretty cottage in a lovely location.

Overall very comfortable.

First booking with Classic Cottages and impressed with their high standards and friendly booking staff. Highly recommend this cottage. Quiet location; you can follow the history of the Tolpuddle Martyrs on an audio trail through the village. Perfectly situated for trips to the Jurassic coast, Milton Abbas, Dorchester. A very welcoming clean thatched cottage with high quality as new furnishings, tastefully decorated, very comfortable beds and soft leather sofas. Fabulous arrival hamper of milk, local beer, wine, biscuits and teas/coffees. Little patio area for morning coffee in the sunshine. Good safe parking space behind the cottage.

We had a wonderful stay at Tolpuddle. The cottage had everything we needed, it was so well equipped and it was spotlessly clean. The beds were lovely and comfortable and the parking was very easy which is a rarity in this area. It’s a fantastic base for getting to a range of lovely beaches and there are great restaurants and shopping options nearby. We have already booked to come back next year!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted that you had such a wonderful stay at Tolpuddle. Thank you so much for sharing your comments, it's great to hear you've already booked a return visit!! Julie, Customer Support

A lovely property that was clean and well equipped. Car needed for shops and restaurants, as there is nothing in Tolpuddle itself other than residential properties. Many coastal places within an hour (Weymouth, Lyme Regis, Swanage).

A beautiful cottage with a classic style but the luxury of being nearly new, in a stunning rural location.

The cottage was immaculate and comfortable as described on the website. Plenty of parking. A great base for exploring the area. Would definitely return.

The cottage is beautiful, providing us with everything we needed. It's very welcoming, cosy and very comfortable. The location of the cottage was ideal for walks and places to visit.

A great location, as the cottage is so near to many Dorset places we wanted to visit.

We had a cosy time in Dorset, very relaxed and good fun. We followed many of the recommendations, which were really helpful ideas of what to see and do and the cottage exceeded our expectations.

Beautiful cottage in a quiet location. 30-40 minutes drive to nearest beaches. Car essential. Excellent customer service from Classic during our stay.

A nicely decorated property in a convenient location. Lovely spacious bedrooms and plenty of toilets and bathrooms.

A wonderfully furnished cottage that had been very thoroughly cleaned and provided a homely, comfortable base to explore Dorset!

We absolutely loved our holiday in Tolpuddle cottage. It is a beautiful cottage and was well equipped and beautifully furnished. It was totally suitable for me with my 4 older children. The location was perfect for most of the major attractions being within a half hour drive of most. The pub in Puddletown provided the best food for our tastes. The Martyrs Inn was within walking distance and was pleasant enough although the food quality was adequate.

We thought the location of the cottage was excellent. The peace and quiet of a village, but so many places within very easy reach. My granddaughter loved the play area, virtually over the road from the cottage. Highlights of our week. Monkey World, an amazing "rescue" centre for primates, they do a fantastic job. We enjoyed the Swanage to Corfe Castle steam railway. Excellent afternoon tea at Athelhampton House, literally just down the road, can recommend the Dorset Apple cake! We loved Dorchester and Weymouth has an excellent safe beach for children. We did not do all that we had planned,so will have to return and would certainly consider staying at Tolpuddle cottage again.

Reply from Classic Cottages

The cottage certainly offers the best of both worlds with plenty to do in the area but a lovely peaceful retreat to return to in the evenings. We think a second visit is a must, especially for another slice of that famous Dorset Apple Cake! Tanya, Customer Support

Cottage was great (apart from heating); super king bed was nice, location is great, Netflix was available and enjoyed that, it is really quiet there, Dorset is wonderful. Athelhampton discount card was very useful, it is a great place.

The heating isnt a flexible heating system and not really suitable for holiday let where different people have different ideas about how warm a room should be in cold weather.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted that you enjoyed your holiday in Tolpuddle Cottage and liked the lovely Dorset location. We're really sorry that the cottage took a bit of time to warm up for you - underfloor heating can be a little slower to react but the housekeeper will make sure all is cosy for arrival in future, and guests can adjust the temperature thereafter on the room thermostat. Thanks so much for letting us know. Kari, Customer Support

Lovely quiet cottage in a lovely village. Great pub within walking distance. Lovely comfy bed and beautifully furnished. Lovely soft towels also. Highly recommend. Thought it was a bit expensive though.

Thank you for a lovely family stay at Tolpuddle Cottage, a good location to explore Dorset.

A lovely cottage in a wonderful location, we felt blessed to have stayed here in Tolpupuddle cottage , we were able to visit so many places , words cannot express our thanks to the owners Mr and Mrs Hall for sharing there beautiful home , so we could experience this beautiful heavenly place , Dorset wow what a great place to encounter !!! Looking forward to our future stays , our thanks until next time God willing , Mr and Mrs Jackson from Derbyshire . Ps our little dog sends lots of doggie kisses too

The cottage was lovely, very well equipped and modern, a home away from home, a lovely base to explore Dorset. We definitely recommend Tolpuddle cottage for a lovely break away.

This cottage had far more in the way of equipment than any other in which we've stayed. Very well equipped and spotlessly clean

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