Miss Batten November 2023
Really lovely characterful cottage, very well equipped, and lovely location in the middle of a very friendly village. Great locations opposite the church so a lovely outlook too! We spoke to many people, including passing dog walkers and everyone was very chatty and friendly, and it made Beehive Cottage seem like home from home.
We found loads to do on the doorstep from Thorncombe Woods and Hardy’s Cottage, to a visit to Ringstead Bay, and Minterne Gardens. For food we visited both the local Chippy, Callaway’s at Fordington Green and the Thimble Inn at Piddlehinton. Both were excellent!
Really recommend both the cottage AND the area!
MRS SHIELDS November 2023
Beehive Cottage was exactly as depicted, very cosy and comfortable and so many interesting places to visit within 15-30 minutes. Lovely quiet location in the village square opposite the church, so perfect for either a quiet time or a visit going out and about. Plenty of places to eat out, and Dorchester just up the road.
Mrs Durrant October 2023
The cottage is beautiful, so quirky and homely. Well equipped kitchen. Location is perfect.
Mr Crooks September 2023
Our second visit . Cosy accommodation . Made good use of courtyard during good weather . Very pleasant for two. May be considered a little cramped for four people.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're delighted to hear that you had a lovely second visit in this cosy accomodation. Meg, Customer Support
Mr Evans August 2023
Fantastic old cottage in a great location. It seemed to be less than 30 minutes from everywhere we wanted to go - Weymouth, Abbotsbury, Corfe Castle, Thomas Hardy's Houses to name a few, But it was also in a great little town that had everything one needed - the Blue Vinny is an excellent pub 5 minutes walk away and very dog-friendly. There were good dog walks as well. Puddletown even featured in Alan Titchmarsh's documentary series on Dorset whilst we were there! The cottage is well-equipped with all one could need, and it was lovely to come back after a hard day's sight-seeing and sit in the small enclosed garden with a beer. Inside was more spacious than we expected, and had all one could need, with comfortable beds and great character. Outside was really pretty with beautiful flowers front and back. We were really sorry to have to go home, and would love to return sometime soon.
Miss Harvey July 2023
Lovely week in Beehive Cottage! Great location - only 20-30 mins from some of the best beaches. Studland beaches being a must!! Courtyard is perfect for sitting in the morning sun and evening! So peaceful. Very quiet location, lovely village. The fire in the living room makes it so cosy!
Ms Hopkins May 2023
Thoroughly recommend. The cottage was in an idyllic location, quiet, very clean, lovely comfortable bed. A treat to stay in such an old property. Very well located especially for drivers of electric vehicles. A charge point was available only 5 miles away in Dorchester and from there all the highlights of Dorset were easily available within 30 miles.
Mr Marks May 2023
A fabulous week at Beehive cottage, full of character but very cosy, wonderfully peaceful location but with a wide variety of places to visit, all within a short distance.
Mr Lewton April 2023
A lovely picturesque cottage in the charming Puddletown. Well equipped and comfortable. Couldn't fault it . Plenty to see and do in beautiful Dorset. We had a great holiday and will definitely come back again.
Mr Crooks October 2022
A very pleasant compact cottage.Perfect for two. spotless .very comfortable beds.We would be happy to stay again.
Mr Robinson September 2022
A beautiful cottage in such a quiet location opposite the church with roadside parking. Lots to see and do locally with the coast very close.
Dr Stone August 2022
We had a lovely week at Beehive Cottage. Location-wise it really is the perfect base for a large number of very varied days out (The Tank Museum, Corfe Castle, Chesil Beach, Kingston Lacy, Maiden Castle, Hardy's birthplace, Dorchester, Wareham....). The cottage itself is a super cosy place to come back to, and the secluded courtyard provided a lovely space in which to eat out. Good dog-walking routes straight from the front door as well. Highly recommended.
Mr Chapman July 2022
We booked the cottage for its location having known the village for over 40 years. We had a personal reason for being there. The enclosed garden is a sun trap and I wished there had been a garden umbrella for some shade. Take care of doorways if you are over 5ft tall. And take care as some floors slope. It is an old cottage after all.
Mr Mason June 2022
Excellent base to explore Dorset from.. Good pubs nearby. Clean and well furnished cottage. If elderly beware of the stairs.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for your review. We're so pleased you found the cottage to be well furnished, clean and an excellent base to explore Dorset. Thanks for mentioning the stairs; this 200 year old thatched cottage is full of original features which we highlight in the property description on our website. Please feel free to call our Sales Team who are always happy to help you choose the best property for your particular requirements. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support
Mrs Wright May 2022
Lovely, comfortable cottage in a good location. Back garden is a real suntrap. Easy to visit other areas. If you are over 5' mind your head.
Mrs Lill April 2022
If you want a cosy, quiet get away, this is the cottage for you! It is quaint and pretty, in a beautiful little Dorset village, but Dorchester and Weymouth are near by. 5 stars!
Mr Hill March 2022
Excellent location, good value for money and the cottage has everything you need.
Mr Smith February 2022
Beautifully clean on arrival, nice little touches of milk and bikkies - and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Ms Strudwick February 2022
Lovely cottage .
Miss Griffiths December 2021
Perfect for short breaks because so many places within easy reach. Very relaxing and lovely pub within walking distance. The cottage has a lovely atmosphere and great to look out of the bedroom windows and see the thatch above.
Mrs Brackpool September 2021
Our week at Beehive cottage was lovely. The cottages was full of charm and very clean and comfortable. Lovely little touches throughout the cottage which made it feel welcoming. Good location to explore a lot of Dorset. Just wish we'd had longer!
Mrs Swain September 2021
If you really love cottages, historic villages and churches you would be happy here
Mrs Creek July 2021
Beautiful cottage in a peaceful village, great location for exploring this part of Dorset.
Mrs Hawes June 2021
Lovely location, lovely little village. Spa shop just 5 mins away as too a lovely pub the Blue Vinnie . Very central to all the beaches and stuff you would like to visit. Very easy to find too. Very pleased with Beehive Cottage. M Hawes London
Mr King June 2021
Beautiful Cottage in great location for Dorset coast.
Mr Quy October 2020
Have just recommended it to a friend.
Ms Craig October 2020
Beautiful cottage that offered every comfort set in a delightful village. Interesting places to visit and fabulous walks taking in the beautiful scenery.
Roberts September 2020
Fabulous cottage in a great location for nearby sites would thoroughly recommend
Miss Callaway August 2020
This chocolate box cottage was both beautiful to look at and to stay in. Great quiet location in a lovely little village, good local shop and pub. Great place to be based to explore Dorset.
Miss Van Der Meijden July 2019
Very Nice and cosy cottage with a large kitchen and Nice bathroom. Very good to exploire the countryside!
Mrs Coath July 2019
This is a sweet little cottage with lots of character, yet still manages to provide everything people need in a small space. Lovely quiet situation opposite the church and the little patio garden at the back was an extra bonus. We enjoyed exploring the local area, where there is a lot to see, and we found everyone we met very friendly.
Mrs Jackson June 2019
A beautiful little cottage, with great character, well situated for walking holidays. We loved it. The view from the cottage is Puddletown church, looks lovely, and it was lovely to hear the church bells ringing too. ??
Mrs Mitchell September 2018
Wonderful cottage in a lovely peaceful location
Mr King June 2018
This was a lovely cottage in a great location which we would definitely go back to. The owners where very attentive ensuring we got in ok and that everything was fine. The cottage was also lovely and cool on a very hot week!
Mrs Pearce May 2018
Lovely cottage, in an fantastic, quiet location with easy access of main routes to coast. Very comfortable and cosy and superbly equipped with everything you’ll need. A small local shop and a good pub (dogs were permitted in a part of the bar) were a five minute walk away. It was perfect for our needs and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you.
Ms Maitland May 2018
A delightful cottage with character. It was comfortable and quiet, and perfectly located for exploring much of Dorset. The church opposite scores highly in Simon Jenkin's book of best English churches - an added bonus.
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