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Primrose Cottage

Bedroom with en-suite
Bedroom with en-suite
Bedroom with en-suite
Primrose Cottage
Sitting Room
Inglenook
Roll top bath
Sturminster Newton
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2

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megpot
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Absolute luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Myself and hubby stayed at Primrose cottage for 3 nights in January 2014 and WOW that cottage is divine! We enjoyed being in the cottage so much that we hardly felt the need to go out exploring, it felt so homely but so luxurious at the same time. Rachel has put so much thought into the renovation and decoration of the cottage. I completely fell in love with the whole place, especially the fireplace and wood burner which is so cosy. On arrival there was a basket of breakfast goodies (eggs, bread, cereal, milk and homemade jams along with a few little treats of biscuits and crisps). There are good quality bath and shower gels to use and lovely fluffy towels and bathrobes. The freestanding bath is very cute and the scented candles add a beautiful touch. There were even painting materials in the cupboard and I felt so inspired by our amazing surroundings that I painted the fireplace, something I haven't done in years! We went for a few nice walks around Marnhull which is lovely and countrysidey! But as the weather was quite grotty we had a good excuse to stay indoors!

Added bonus- if you are a cat person- the cottage next door to Primrose had a very friendly cat who liked to sit on the dividing fence and meow at us in the morning (see photo!). Very cute!

I would definitely stay at the cottage again (hopefully for longer next time!) I wanted to go back for my birthday this month but unfortunately it is fully booked!

AMAZING!

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Liked best: Fireplace and woodburner
Liked least: Love it all! Only wish we'd stayed longer
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Stbee
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful and so homely, the perfect retreat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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My partner and I just spent four nights in this delightful cottage and it was a wonderful break for us both. The cottage is small but decorated and furnished so beautifully, it's the perfect place for a relaxing break away from it all. Rachel and Pete the owners have lovingly restored this property and whilst it keeps it's original character, it is now a modern and luxurious retreat, with all mod cons, dishwasher, washing machine and flat screen tv and DVD player. Rachel has thought of everything here, there are dressing gowns and fluffy towels, a much needed hair dryer and the bath well don't even start me on that! The slipper bath is just beautiful! A real treat to 'bathe in style'. For those of you travelling from afar or arriving late at night, don't worry about a trip to the shop, a much appreciated welcome basket is ready for you in the kitchen with bread, eggs, biscuits and butter and milk ready and waiting in the fridge. Tea and coffee also supplied for your stay. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, the location is super relaxing in Marnhull village, easy parking and a post office, hairdressers and butchers a minutes walk. Thank you Rachel and Pete for a super stay!

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Liked best: Location, the slipper bath, fresh flowers in the bedroom, attention to detail, just gorgeous.
Liked least: Going home.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Chi L
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolute Bliss! Beautiful and immaculate cottage!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 for a stay in December 2013

We stayed at Primrose Cottage 6th - 9th December.
It was undoubtedly the most relaxing experience we have ever had. From the moment we walked into the cottage we felt at home - it is warm, luxurious and indulgent. The cottage is stunning with lots of cosy cushions and blankets so once we curled up in front of the fireplace I wanted to stay forever - everything is just yummy! We were blown away by how impeccably beautiful the cottage is; every furnishing and facility in the cottage is superb! The bedroom and ensuite bathroom are a particular delight.
We had made several plans to visit lots of places during our stay, but once we arrived couldn't bring ourselves to leave the cottage other than to buy food from the local Sainsbury's (short drive away) - we loved being in the cottage! No photo truly depicts how beautiful Primrose Cottage is - truly stunning!
Rachel is absolutely amazing! She helped us with everything and made us feel safe and welcome.

I didn't want to leave, but will definitely be returning.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Robert T
ockham
1 review
“Immaculate cottage restoration beautifully furnished. Perfect for a romantic break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We stayed in Primrose Cottage 21st - 24th Nov 2013. The workmanship evident in the restored cottage is impressive as are the furnishings & décor. We couldn't resist using the wood burning stove even though the weather barely justified its use!
The cottage is situated in Marnhull village with easy walking access to the village stores & butchers and within walking distance of two pubs. The road that passes the cottage door was quiet in the evening and we were never disturbed by traffic noise. The small rear garden would have been a lovely sun trap - we must return in a month where the sun shines! This is a cottage for both summer and winter visits.
Owner Rachel was welcoming and helpful. Top marks

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Liked best: Quality of accommodation. A great place to do very little and recharge your batteries
Liked least: Going home!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Hilary R
Cheshire, Connecticut
1 review
“Superb!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Our stay at Primrose Cottage was fabulous. Rachel was terrific. She supplied a very nice fruit basket, also milk & eggs in the fridge. The renovations are brilliant! Cottage was comfortable & well appointed. Kitchen was fully supplied. Great general store round the corner. There was nothing we didn't like. We will definitely return.

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Liked best: The privacy
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Gill W
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Adorable cottage in a very friendly village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

From the minute you open the door to Primrose Cottage it gives you a warm friendly feeling. Everything is finished to a very high standard and nothing is overlooked. From the cosy lounge/diner with wood burner and window seat to the fully stocked kitchen and ground floor shower room. Upstairs the bedroom is very relaxing with wooden beams, luxury bedding and the most beautiful bath you can imagine.

As stated in other reviews there are 2 good pubs, a butcher and village store all in walking distance from the cottage. There are walks from the door and lovely lanes to bike down. Further afield we visited National Trust properties and lovely beaches all within a 1 hour drive from the cottage. There is just too much to do and see in one week with Shaftesbury and Sherbourne also close by.

Rachel and Pete have made an exceptional job of restoring this cottage and garden and continue to be attentive to their guests needs even bringing a smaller saddle for the bike as my feet wouldn't reach the ground. Nothing is too much trouble.

We will definitely return to Primrose Cottage.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Kate H
Romsey, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful, charming and just what we needed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

A wonderful retreat for two, we found this on line, it was the first one we found, so continued to look for others. But no matter what else we found, we kept coming back to Primrose Cottage. We don't regret our decision, it is a perfect little cottage, beautifully refurbished, keeping the old character. It really helped us recharge our batteries and was very romantic. The owners have thought of everything!

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Liked best: all of it
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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