Welcome to our collection of five star self catering luxury Dorset cottages; four of which boast stunning locations on the UNESCO world heritage Jurassic Coast, close to the pretty village of Abbotsbury and one nestled in the picturesque village of Melbury Osmond, deep in Hardy's Wessex. All our cottages have WiFi, flat screen TVs, dishwashers, range cookers, American fridge/freezers, Tassimo machines, washing machines, tumble dryers, private off road parking, private gardens and very comfortable beds with high quality Egyptian cotton sheets and goose feather and down duvets and pillows. We also welcome dogs, by arrangement.
We spent a weekend at Furlongs with friends. Furlongs is located perfectly on its own on the edge of the pretty village of Abbotsbury. We didn't use the cars the whole time and just enjoyed the house and its surroundings with lovely walks up to the chapel and beyond to the beach. The house has so much space inside and out and is furnished to a very high standard with gorgeous and very comfortable beds, lovely kitchen and bathrooms and views from every window. Probably one of the best rental houses we have stayed in and we have already booked to come back in the Autumn.
We took a midweek break here on a whim with a view to long walks with our dog. The cottage is spectacular and two of our three long walks were from the front door. The weather was kind to us but Dorset in December is pretty muddy so having an outside hose made cleaning up a lot easier.
I arranged a grocery delivery (not always possible in Dorset) so food was dead easy. The kitchen is very well equipped. I would also recommend the Anchor Inn in Burton Bradstock for an evening meal.
Finding the cottage for the first time in the dark could prove a challenge as postcode satnav lead us to a sh...more
This is always the first thing that goes in the diary each year.
It truly is a place where you can de-stress, unwind and relax.
We have visited now for several years and can thoroughly recommend so after reading this review my advice would be ... BOOK IT ! ... you’ll love it
This property has been on our radar for a short break for some time. Having previously stayed in a family group at two of the other barn conversions offered by Ilchester Estates our expectations of East View Barn were very high: we were not disappointed.
In my opinion, East View Barn - though some way from the coast compared with the Abbotsbury properties that we have stayed in previously - is vey much the perfect Dorset rental. Quite simply it “feels right” on all levels. On this occasion there were just the two of us plus our golden retriever dog, but the property would comfortably acco...more
Very nice property and well equipped. Only drawback was that we had to have the heating on most of the time to keep the place warm. I don't think the heating was working that well when we were there end October - as the radiators did not seem to get that warm.
But this did not spoil a lovely week there although the owners may want to look at this.