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The Poppies

Winterborne Zelston, near Wareham, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0
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This detached holiday home enjoys a country setting with walking and cycling available nearby and fantastic attractions within easy reach.

In a great location between Dorchester to the west, Poole and Bournemouth to the east, and the beautiful Purbecks and World Heritage Jurassic coast to the south, is this detached single storey holiday home for four guests. Adjacent to the owner’s home and set in a lovely country setting with views, walking and cycling, the property is ideally suited for visiting and exploring the many attractions in this wonderful part of Dorset. Within easy driving distances, enjoy family days out to Monkey World, The Bovington Tank Museum, Adventure Wonderland in Bournemouth or the fascinating Weymouth Sea Life with its adventure park and tower, or simply enjoy the scenic beauty and coastal walking to be found at Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove on the Heritage coast. Beach 13 miles. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric range, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, bidet and toilet (also accessed via the landing).
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

Electric central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Large lawned garden and decked patio with garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are slopes in the grounds.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Bungalow
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2018
    The Poppies is a very well appointed cottage with all the facilities you could possibly want. The setting is peaceful with lovely views across fields and set far back from the road. It is lovely to have sheep in front in an adjacent field and chicken and ducks wandering around the main house. The owners leave an impressive welcome pack of local bacon, eggs, local butter, bread, fruit juice, wine and cake. And are very friendly and helpful. Thank you for an excellent holiday.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Many thanks for your kind review, we do appreciate it. We are always pleased to hear that our guests have been comfortable and have enjoyed their holiday. Anytime you feel you'd like to return, a warm welcome awaits 😊.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    This is an outstanding property. It is so well equipped with everything you could need and more. It is in a beautiful, peaceful location. There is so much to see and do within a close vicinity of the property. Friendly and helpful owners. Just perfect!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so pleased you chose our cottage and had an enjoyable stay. We hope to see you again. 😊

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2018
    Very nice and comfortable cottage.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed your stay in the UK. 😊

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    Beautiful, clean, well equipped cottage with stunning views. Set in quiet countryside with just the geese, ducks, chickens, deer and buzzards for company. We had a lovely welcome from Lynn who was there to greet us and show us around the property. She also provided a very comprehensive welcome pack! The cottage is situated about half an hour from beautiful sandy beaches and within walking distance of two fantastic pubs. The beds are amazingly comfortable and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. We hope to return soon.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your lovely words and thank you card, a wonderful surprise through the post. So chuffed you and the family were comfortable and happy, we would be most pleased to welcome you back anytime. 😊

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/05/2018
    We have stayed at quite a few self catering properties in the UK and we feel that The Poppies has been the best. Everything you could want , for your holiday ,is provided . All the equipment for cooking is of a high standard. The bungalow is spacious and clean and we felt we could live there permanently. The view is stunning ,looking over fields and treeline in the distance. If you are reading on the sun deck there is a distant hum from the traffic on the A31 but it is not obtrusive and you soon hardly notice it. To our surprise the owner left us a welcome pack of goodies ,the like of which we had never previously experienced. It was a really thoughtful gesture and we certainly appreciated it. There are chickens, ducks, geese and cats roaming around the garden and they were a welcome source of entertainment and a joy to watch. We had a wonderful week at the Poppies and really wished we could have stayed longer.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Many thanks for your lovely review, we do appreciate it. Please do come back anytime.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2018
    A great start to the holiday we were greeted at the door by Lynn the owner, she showed us around, and left us with a generous gift package. The drive which is a farm track ( drive in 1st gear slowly) leads from a main road to a gorgeous bungalow, with views across the fields. We had a comfy stay, it had everything we needed and Lynn was happy to help if needed. The cottage was large with plenty of rooms to spread out in. There were plenty of lighting options in the lounge so we were both happy. There are plenty of leaflets for ideas on places to go and close enough to a main road to go to do some sight seeing and of course fossil hunting on the Jurassic coast.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Many thanks for your kind review, so pleased you were happy and comfortable. 😊

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    Nice spacious property - with the amenities all on one level. However, the slope and steps up to the door are NOT suitable for anyone with mobility problems, or small children. This access difficulty spoilt the entire holiday.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Many thanks for your review. We are rather taken aback, surprised and disappointed that your stay with us was spoilt by your difficulty with the kitchen access. At the other end of the property there are steps that are easier to negotiate together with handrail and had you used the front door the access is completely flat. This was pointed out to your son on your arrival. We pride ourselves in trying to make our guests visit as comfortable as possible and their wellbeing is paramount to us as hosts. Should you have experienced any issues, we are only 20 yards away and our door is always open. 😊

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 23/03/2018
    Well-equipped, homely, very spacious bungalow. Quiet rural setting with lovely views and friendly owners. Accessed via a lane with a lot of pot holes which luckily our car was high enough to clear although the lane around the fields was not a problem. Had snow for 2 days when we were there but still managed to get out and about - the owners kept us supplied with logs for the log burner. Left the property early because the boiler was not working properly so we had no hot water for 4 days. Owners offered use of their facilities but they have a lot of cats and I am allergic to cats so this was not a temporary option. Apart from this one blip the property was better that the photos - there is also a large conservatory and decking when the weather permits. If the conservatory was heated this would make a lovely second sitting room as it has amazing views.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your review, we are, of course, mortified we could not resolve the water situation sooner. Why do these things happen on a weekend and when we are snowed up? After the thaw, all plumbers contacted, responded, this is typical. We have of course sorted a refund for you with the Agency and again apologise for the inconvenience. As we have mentioned in other review responses, the property access does not belong to us, we only have right of way.

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8.9 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by Reevoo
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