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Meadow Views

Lower Waterston, near Puddletown, Dorset
Grade 3 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Pets 2
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Set deep in the countryside yet only 10 miles from the coast and a wealth of attractions for all interests.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With Freesat TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and tiled floor.
1 deep step down to…
Utility room: With dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, shower cubicle and toilet.
Steep stairs to…
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With linked twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and superfast fibre broadband included. Doggy extras. Small, enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 4 years old.

Meadow Views is a pretty, mid-terrace, Victorian cottage retaining a wealth of period features set in the hamlet of Lower Waterston, less than 2 miles from Puddletown. The interior, which has been sympathetically modernised, is decorated with antiques and little touches which help to create a true ‘home away from home’ holiday experience so that guests can settle in quickly and relax. Whatever the season, there are stunning views over the gardens at the back to the nearby River Piddle and water meadows beyond. Finches, woodpeckers, house martins, pheasants, grouse, owls, bustards, rabbits, deer and badgers have all been seen from the upstairs windows. Guests invariably wake up to the sound of cattle lowing in the nearby fields. Many of Thomas Hardy’s novels such as ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ and ’Tess of the D’Urbervilles’ refer to places in the surrounding countryside. For example, Puddletown became Weatherby, and Hardy based Weatherby Farm on Waterston Manor to which this cottage is one of three original farm worker’s cottages built in 1885. The cottage lies 5 miles east of Dorchester with its many attractions and excellent facilities, yet is within easy reach of the Jurassic Coast and Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Chesil Beach and Weymouth. The area caters for a wide variety of interests locally. Pastimes popular with guests are walking, bird-watching, visiting nature reserves, historic houses, museums, beautiful gardens. West Dorset is renowned for its picturesque pubs serving excellent food, notably fish, and scrumptious Dorset cream teas. Family attractions include Monkey World, the Abbotsbury Swannery and The Tank Museum. A well stocked shop with a butcher’s can be found 2 miles away. Shop and pub/restaurant 2 miles.

Show amenities 


  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • More Than Dog Friendly
    More Than Dog Friendly

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/03/2019
    Quiet in cottage and only about 12 residences in the hamlet so local amenities not expected. Road through village appears to be a bit of a rat run to avoid the dual carriageway with no pavements and little verges.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2018
    Cottage well equipped,nicely furnished but kitchen/diner a bit dark. Nice views from bedroom but not from garden or living rooms. Places of interest within reasonable driving distance . Nearest pub and shop in Puddletown a couple of miles away. Farm opposite can be quite smelly at times.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2018
    Another enjoyable holiday in this cosy cottage - we have stayed several times before and are never disappointed when we return. Since our last visit, the kitchen has been updated and is fresh and modern while still retaining all its character. The pre-arrival contact from the owner was, as always, welcoming and informative and sunny, Summer evenings in the garden were once again enjoyed! We look forward to returning again!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2018
    We had a really nice stay at Meadow Views and it was a good location for lots of day trips.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2018
    A lovely cottage that immediately welcomes you. The personal touch from all the fascinating objets and paintings made us feel we were in a loved home. Penny's welcoming email and her phone call beforehand had set the scene! We'd been advised on the mornung we set out that we might have to wait to gain access as the previous occupiers had trashed the place. Helen and her team had the cottage fresh and welcoming after many hours'work and it was ready for us on time. The broken main bathroom light switch and the missing flyscreen were fixed on the Monday and meanwhile Helen installed a blue light fly killer...we were experiencing the countrywide fly infestation that week! The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and implements. The downstairs shower and toilet were useful...and it was nice to have the upstairs bathroom next to the bedrooms. Lovely comfy beds. This is a gem of a holiday cottage.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 23/06/2018
    A clean, well equipped and comfortable cottage within 10 minutes drive to the A35. The nearest beaches are a long drive away apart from Weymouth (but who wants to drive there in a 5 mph traffic queue). If a walker like me there are terrific forests in Dorset but again a good drive away from this cottage. If you have a dog, there are no walks or public footpaths from the cottage, the neighbour walks his dog each morning on a footpath a ten minute drive away. To sum up: lovely cottage with an interesting garden but location is not good.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/05/2018
    A lovely cottage in a great location. Our only criticism is that the living room furniture is uncomfortable.

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7.8 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by Reevoo
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