About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Cottage in Minchington, nr. Blandford Forum, Dorset, England
A warm welcome awaits you at Weavers Cottage - a two-bedroom cottage set within the grounds of Kim & Peter’s home in the quiet hamlet of Minchington, come and unwind for a few days! We offer a completely self-catered experience, BUT if you don’t feel like cooking or visiting one of the many excellent public houses in our area; you have a third option - use Kim’s services, a home cooked meal could be waiting for you on your return at the end of the day -- you tailor your holiday to suit you. You also have the use of a recently renovated barn, where you can have a cinema style experience, and before/during/after the film why not help yourself to a drink or two at our honesty bar... A huge selection of blue ray DVDs are available, but feel free to bring along your own.
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 26, 2018
About Kim Angeli
We moved to Dorset in 2001 from Walton-on-Thames in Surrey. The reason behind the move was that we had owned a holiday cottage in Uploders, Bridport, West Dorset for many years and it was getting harder and harder to leave on a Sunday night! The children were still very young, and therefore we did not encounter any teenage rebellion! We initially moved to Piddletrenthide in West Dorset, and then in 2007 we found our home in Minchington (after 3 years of searching!)… we renovated the cottage first, which we lived in as the renovations for the main house and barn took place. We decided to start renting out the cottage in September 2013, and have been enjoying the experience of meeting new people from all over the UK and overseas, and more importantly, welcoming them back!
Kim Angeli purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Kim Angeli chose Sixpenny Handley
We took so long to find our home because we had a huge tick list!.. Our home ticked all the boxes, and still does - we simply love it. The situation is just perfect - beautiful walks, lovely country pubs and to be surrounded by nature every day has to be good for you, but then to be able to be walking by the sea-shore in just over half an hour is very special too. I think I have waxed lyrical enough - hopefully you will be able to capture some of the feelings I have tried to express!
What makes this Cottage unique
Tranquility comes to mind first - Great pubs within easy distance comes 2nd!..
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely cottage - would recommend
Very nice cottage. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Many thanks for the lovely review...
I enjoyed having you and your family stay for the weekend, top guests!
Lovely property and all you could need for a stay. Breakfast sorted..eggs butter bread and milk
Great property. Lovely host who made sure every thing was OK.
Beautiful cottage and great hosts
We all had a fantastic time at the cottage and enjoyed the cinema barn immensely.
We enjoyed the surrounding area especially Studland Bay, lots of interesting National Trust properties nearby.
Loved the welcoming Museum Inn , food amazing
Thank you again
Sue, Michael, Annie and Rob
Had a wonderful stay at weavers cottage and a lovely warm welcome from kim cottage is clean and very comfortable and I look forward to staying with you again
The stay started with a nice warm welcome by Kim to what was a lovely, clean and tranquil cottage with excellent facilities. Whilst the cottage is a little distant from supermarkets etc. at the end of the day that is what we were looking for - peace and quiet. The use of the cinema in the barn was an added bonus for our son and Peter was always on hand to assist if we needed it. We've never slept in a place that is so dark, due to lack of street lighting, but that just added to the relaxation. Excellent place to stay.
Mini golf break
ME and my son had a lovely few days at weavers cottage using it as a base in order to play golf in the surrounding area. The cottage is wonderful and is set in beautiful countryside. With a pub restaurant 5 min walk away it was ideal.
The Coast is easily accessible too...
The Jurassic Coast
Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island
Within 15 minutes:
Larmer Tree = ‘the jewel of the Cranborne Chase’
Cranborne Manor and Gardens
Gold Hill in Shaftesbury
The North Dorset Cycleway Cycle Route which passes by the cottage
Compton Abbas Airfield
Numerous walks - detailed ordanance survey maps are kept in the cottage
Within 30 minutes:
Old Wardour Castle
Kingston Lacy House
Slightly further afield:
Places to eat:
We can personally recommend all the pubs mentioned!
The Museum Inn - a 5-minute walk up the lane to the village of Farnham is where you will find our favourite pub… (Tel: 01725 516261)
The King John is a 5-minute drive, in the lovely village of Tollard Royal - we often walk to it through Farnham, passing the back of the Larmer Tree, dropping down to the road leading to Tollard Royal. Proper directions will be given if needed!.. (Tel: 01725 516207)
The Beckford Arms at Fonthill Gifford (another favourite) is a 20-minute drive; this has the feel of a very relaxed country house, (only because you can have coffee in another room on comfy sofas after your meal) (Tel: 01747 870385)
The Fontmell at Fontmell Magna is also great, we prefer to have a table in the bar area, that could be because we are nosy! (Tel: 01747 811441)
The Anchor at Shapwick has gone through a few changes, and thankfully is back to being a good pub again… (Tel: 01258 857269)
The Forester at Donhead St Andrew does the best fish dishes, they are passionate about fish, but for meat eaters, the standard is also excellent (Tel: 01747 828038)
In Chettle there is a charming hotel called The Castleman, for a real country house experience. (Tel: 01258 830096)
Shaftesbury is a 15-minute drive, and has an excellent curry house called Chutneys (01747 852585), another good curry experience is Anokaa, in Salisbury (Tel: 01722 414142).
Establishments offering local produce are:
The Farm Shop at Tarrant Gunville
The Bakery at Long Crichel
The Village Stores at Chettle
The Butcher at Sixpenny Handley
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Arrival from 4 pm and departure by 10:30 am