MISS GOLLOP April 2022
Lovely little cottage in a quaint village. Has a beautiful garden, which for us was a real delight, particularly with the abundance of nature. The New Inn is a stones throw away and a must to visit - great food and warm welcome. Would recommend this cottage for peace and relaxation.
Mrs Sparkes April 2022
Set in an idyllic hamlet of Stoke Abbott, Wayside Cottage exceeded our expectations & was the perfect location for exploring this beautiful part of Dorset. From the moment we arrived to the minute we left, we thoroughly enjoyed our time here and will most definitely be back next year. We loved the garden with the wild flowers, making for some very happy bees & we ate our dinner outside every night apart from the evening we had at The New Inn which is a short stroll away. We always book with Classic and are never disappointed and this cosy clean cottage has a 10/10 from us! :) Thank you x
Ms Brown March 2022
Lovely warm comfortable cottage. The location was ideal for a restful short break. Just a short drive to the wonderful beaches of Lyme Regis and Charmouth.
Ms Reznikova March 2022
A very sweet house in an idyllic location with easy access to some amazing coastal spots. Parking was absolutely fine but the drive to and from the house requires negotiating some narrow roads (avoid Norway Lane if your satnav takes you down there- I wish I had!). Be aware that the second bed is a single and more camp-bed like (probably ok for a child, not an adult) and that the dividing wall in the bedroom is only a stud wall. All the floors are wood so you can hear every step. Lacks all the love and extras that make classic cottages brilliant (and we have stayed in a few!) however, which is a shame.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for sharing your review on Wayside Cottage. We're thrilled that you enjoyed this beautiful house and made the most of the stunning surroundings. Thanks for all your helpful comments and suggestions which we'll pass to owners to consider for future improvements. We're sorry that the cottage wasn't quite right for you and hope we can help you with your future holiday plans. Julie, Customer Support
Mr swyer March 2022
I had a lovely stay, in a cottage that I could come back to cook dinner and relax after exploring the jarrasic coastline.
Mrs Hague March 2022
We had a lovely week at Wayside - really comfy and relaxing, there are some lovely walks in the area and you are not far from other great places to visit - The New Inn pub ( at the bottom of the garden) is a must - very friendly and fab food.
Abbiss February 2022
Beautiful cottage in a stunning location , accessible to the most beautiful countryside .
Ms Browning December 2021
Such a delightful, traditional yet very stylish, comfortable cottage in the pretty, peaceful little village of Stoke Abbott - the perfect hideaway! Everything I was hoping for. I absolutely loved it and literally shed a tear when I had to leave! The cottage has been renovated and decorated to a very high standard and manages to be both so cosy yet also spacious at the same time. I stayed for 5 nights mid December so particularly enjoyed snuggling up on the sofa in front of the log-burner. Perfect after walks on the beautiful Jurassic coastline just 20-30 mins drive away. Particular highlights were NT Burton Bradstock for the orange looking cliffs and sand at sunset (with a great cafe), Seatown and the coastal walk towards West Bay, and the jewel in the crown - Durdle Door (about an hour away). In case anyone needs to work some of the time like I did, the wifi was strong enough for long Zoom video calls and there's a Smart TV too. The garden would be an added bonus in summer, and I enjoyed a meal at the village pub, 2 mins walk away. I hope to go back to Wayside Cottage for another stay! Just watch out for the narrow country lanes to reach the cottage, especially if you are arriving in thick fog in the dark like I did - it all added to the atmosphere and sense of adventure! :)
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you so much for you lovely review for Wayside Cottage. We are sure that it will prove to be useful for future guests and we are delighted that you had such a great time. We so hope to welcome you back again. Sarah, Customer Support
Mrs Baines November 2021
Lovely cottage, just perfect for us and our dog. Friendly neighbours and would stay again.
Mrs Scott November 2021
Lovely old cosy cottage with a nice garden that we managed to sit out and have breakfast in every day, even though it was November. Very peaceful village. Pub a minutes walk away is great, good food and joined in a quiz one night. Great location to explore Dorset. Very nice stay, would recommend it to others.
Miss Sessions October 2021
Really lovely cottage , great location and perfect for our stay near the coast. Clean and cosy too. Had everything we needed inside . Even better being able to bring our dog with us . Pub literally on the doorstep and really great food and friendly owners .
Ms Hall October 2021
A lovely cottage in a delightful village. very easy to find, gain access to and it was immaculately clean on arrival. We had a wonderful time and have booked again!
Miss Mottram September 2021
A beautiful, cosy and very well kept cottage in a stunning part of Dorset. Perfect location for days exploring the Jurassic Coast - visiting Seatown is a must!
Mr Smales July 2021
Wayside Cottage is a lovely thatched cottage in an idyllic and extremely tranquil village location. Fairly central to many parts of Dorset. A super pub is literally at the bottom of the garden. Parking is a problem and local residents are territorial over it. We were disappointed that entry to the property was delayed by over 1.5 hours, without prior notice, and that some electrical items were not working properly. While the property itself was very clean, the garden was a little unkempt.
Mrs Horrocks July 2021
Lovely thatched cottage in pretty village but the on road parking is an issue as there are few spaces and much demand
Mrs Garstin June 2021
Lovely cottage in a perfect location for walking and visiting local places of interest and beaches. Nice dog safe garden with a great pub up the road. Highly recommend.
Miss Budden April 2021
We had a wonderful stay at Wayside Cottage. Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous location. The cottage was spotless on arrival and had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Thank you Classic Cottages for another fabulous holiday!
Mrs Bruce April 2021
We loved our stay in Wayside Cottage. It is in a great position for walks and for the coast and I don't think I have heard so much small bird sound all day for many years, it was incredible. Hope to return!
Mrs Pratt April 2021
Lovely comfortable cottage for 3, well equipment kitchen in picturesque village. Very clean. Perfect for recharging with lots of walks and places to visit nearby. We'd like to return.
Miss Sandison December 2020
Property was wonderful - well equipped kitchen, logs for the fire and everything was nearly refurbished but the owners have manged to also keep the old cottage charm.
Mr Osborne November 2020
A lovely thatched cottage in a hidden Dorset village, just perfect for my mid-week escape. I spent 3 nights at Wayside cottage and I will be back! Two bedrooms (a single and a double) upstairs and plenty of space downstairs with a small enclosed garden, it proved a comfortable living space and a secure area for the dog. You are close to the coast but this is a superb base for exploring the Dorset countryside, just step out the front door and you’re in Marshwood Vale. Wander up out of the village and find Lewesdon hill, the highest point in Dorset, it’s stunning. Head south and discover the unique holloways (Hells Lane!) Finish the day with a pie and a pint at The New Inn (I did) An exceptional property!
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for reviewing Wayside Cottage. It sounds like you had a lovely break away and we're so pleased you liked the cottage. It's the perfect cosy retreat after a long days exploring the Dorset countryside which can be found on your doorstep as you found! Thanks so much for all your recommendations which we're sure other guests will find extremely helpful (I may have to search out this pie and a pint myself!) Bryony, Customer Support
Mrs Lyne October 2020
The cottage is situated in a beautiful village, with plenty of adjacent walks for our four legged friend, Jasper. The New Inn is literally at the bottom of the garden and this is a friendly pub, with excellent food. The cottage is warm, very clean and comfortable. The cottage has a very beautiful garden, with a stream at the bottom. We were able to sit in it, with our coffee's even in mid October.
Miss Denby October 2020
A really lovely cottage with everything we needed supplied. Beds were super comfy and the shower was perfect. The New Inn round the corner (a whole 2 minute walk away) does delicious food and there was so much to see and do in the area. Will definitely be returning!
Mr Johns September 2020
Beautiful cottage in a very peaceful location.Absolutely spotlessly clean.plenty of cooking equipment if needed.bed so very comfortable.lovely garden with a patio table and chairs and if you get great weather,pop into the summer house and you will find sun loungers too!location is great with the beautiful Dorset coastline only 30 minutes away.just book,you won,t be disappointed.We loved this cottage so much,we could easily buy it when we retire.
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