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Purbeck Dales - Riversdale Cottage

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Wool, near Wareham, Dorset
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Awarded our five star grading; Riversdale Cottage is an exceptional property, full of character and is in a lovely location.

Delightful area

These semi-detached holiday cottages are situated in East Burton in the middle of Thomas Hardy country, between Swanage and Weymouth, only 5 miles from Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. They have been tastefully furnished and well equipped and are ideal for enjoying this delightful area. A short drive takes you to Lulworth Cove with its pebble beach and take a walk up and over the hill to famous Durdle Door. The whole of this area has lovely scenery and coastal walks. There are numerous attractions, ranging from the Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World, Weymouth Sea Life Park and Butterfly Farm, Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens to the seaside town of Swanage with its golden sandy beach, Durlston Country Park and Steam Railway. Visit the nearby historic market towns of Dorchester and Wareham, as well as the pretty NT Corfe Castle. Shop 1 mile, pub serving food 650 yards.

Ground floor: Step to living room with inglenook fireplace with range, oak and flagstone floor and beams. Kitchen/dining area with French doors and tiled floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, both with sloping ceiling, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Both properties: Gas central heating £25per week, £15 per 3-4 night short breaks. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • No Pets AllowedNo Pets Allowed
  • Green SchemeGreen Scheme
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 04/11/2016
    Cottage clean and tidy and very well equiped. Location OK for touring the surrounding area. The only real problem is for tall people as care has to be taken with some of the door ways and the rafters in the toilets can make it awkward if you want to take a bath. The owner met us on arrival and was very helpful.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2016
    Well equipped cottage with an excellent location for visiting places in east Dorset. Some would miss the lack of garden and find the cottage lounge a little dark.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 03/10/2016
    Pleasant semi-detached house in a quiet street. Busy train line at the bottom of the garden, but the trains are quiet so not a problem. Nice roomy kitchen and lounge (great selection of DVD's). Very good amount of crockery, but frying pans very worn. Bedrooms very comfortable, with plenty of bathrooms. Nice little sitting out area by the back door. Tricky to spot if arriving in the dark, but the helpful owner parked outside with his lights on: problem solved. Dorset is a lovely county, and this is a great base!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2016
    Nice cottage in a great location , ideal for Poole studland beach weymouth and swanage

  • 3

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2016
    Found property easily from the train station. Cottage looked lovely from outside but we were disappointed with the inside. Although spacious it is very cluttered with knick knacks which don't look like they have been dusted since placed in property... there were cobwebs that were dusty. Fridge, freezer and cupboards all need a clean ....spider living in cupboard seemed quite at home. Place just didn't seem clean apart from the bathrooms. Bedrooms weren't much better and I don't think that all bedding especially the throws over beds are changed with every stay as don't smell of any laundry detergent and there was a unpleasant looking stain on cover in my sons room. Twin room beds weren't very comfortable. Previous occupants contraceptive pill found in chest of draws and panadol. Floors inbetween beds and draws thick with dust. View from this room could be improved if the digger and rubbish were removed from fenced off area. The dirtiest thing was probably the travel cot which is just covered in stains. Our bed was being held up with bricks underneath, On the up side Dorset has some beautiful places to visit and fun stuff for kids, we definatly will be visiting again... just not staying here.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We were extremely disappointed to read your review following your recent stay Riversdale Cottage. We have never encountered such issues before; the Cottage is thoroughly cleaned prior to each guest’s arrival and surely if there were issues that affected you so much, you would have contacted us, the Owner, or the Booking Agent however, no such contact was made. We always keep a high standard throughout to ensure an enjoyable stay for all our visitors; you will see this from all other reviews. We very much regret that this guest did not enjoy their stay at Riversdale Cottage and we would ask potential visitors to read the many positive reviews we have received over the past 12 months which depict a much more accurate picture of our Cottage.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/04/2016
    Overall we had a wonderful time plenty of room and equipment for the 6 of us, easy to find and felt like home from home, first time we have been to Dorset and the location was great as it was easy driving to the places we wanted to visit.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/03/2016
    Comfortably accommodated 6 adults, had everything we needed for it to be "a home from home".

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7.5 out of 10 – based on 8 reviews collected by Reevoo
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