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“The perfect 'chocolate-box cottage'!”

Review of Bilshay Farmhouse

Bilshay Farmhouse
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Bilshay Farmhouse
Sitting Room
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Triple Bedroom
Bedroom
Triple Bedroom
Ensuite Bathroom
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Garden with hot tub
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Farmhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Bridport, Dorset, England

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JollyAS
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The perfect 'chocolate-box cottage'!”
Reviewed May 2, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

I've stayed at a few of the symondsbury estate cottages and Bilshay is my favourite! It's spacious yet cosy, feels very country but has all the mod cons. Views from every corner of the farmhouse are idyllic- and sitting in the hot tub when the suns shining is amazing. Country walks on your doorstep, cosy nights in with the fire going...you can make what you want of a weekend here. I had my hen weekend here & it was a dream! I can't wait to come back soon when I need another escape from the big smoke x

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 5, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this glowing review! We work hard to ensure that our guests enjoy their stay and remember their holidays for all the right reasons. I have passed your comments on to everybody involved. Once again, thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Liz E
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Incredible....again!”
Reviewed March 27, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Yet another glorious stay with all you could wish for and more! We originally booked last year for a 60th Birthday Family celebration, but loved it so much we treated ourselves again this year! Fully equipped, gorgeous luxury hamper and an incredible location whatever the weather. I cannot rate this property and the Symondsbury Estate and Office enough. The kids loved the massive garden and the walks from just outside the front door into the village centre and surrounding stunning countryside, were breathtaking. Will definitely be booking up again! Thank you Bilshay!!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Apr 5, 2017
Thank you for writing such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bilshay Farmhouse. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sue C
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect rural getaway”
Reviewed March 13, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Comfortable, well equipped and stylish cottage deep in beautiful Dorset yet within walking distance of the village and - if you're feeling more energetic - Bridport. Hot tub and big dog friendly garden a great plus. We recommend: Colmers Hill, Golden Cap and West Bay for walks; Lyme Regis (we ate at the Harbour Inn and it was very good) but not if you're looking for dog friendly beaches; the Anchor pub at Seaton and the Hive Cafe at Burton Bradstock - though don't even think about the Hive at weekends. We went on a grey sunday in March and it was already rammed. Incidentally, if you don't mind a bit of a drive, the Rick Stein at Sandbanks is brilliant. Plenty to do if you like the great outdoors, even when the weather is indifferent. At this time of year we particularly appreciated the log burner and the boot room for muddy shoes, coats and dog.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Mar 27, 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Bilshay Farmhouse. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ryanfox19...
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“This place is amazing!!”
Reviewed November 17, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Fantastic property - it was absolutely perfect for my group. We loved every aspect from the welcome hamper t the games room. We all thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub and the open fires. We will be coming back next year without a doubt.

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Liked best: Setting /Views
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 20, 2016
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bilshay Farmhouse. We look forward to welcoming you back next year!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
liz1181
Fareham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing”
Reviewed October 5, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Myself, partner and 2 small children (2.5 yrs & 13months) recently stayed at this wonderful property along with 4 other adults and 2 other small children (2.5 years & 22 months). From the moment we booked the service we received was impeccable.... With the staff in the office always available to answer questions and Ruth the house keeper ensuring the rooms were configured to our needs.
On arrival there was a wonderful hamper of local products and the farmhouse was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. The house was fully equipped for all our needs, the beds were very comfortable and the garden secure so the children couldn't escape!!
The views from the garden/hot tub were some of the best I've ever seen and totally enabled us to relax and forget the stresses of everyday life for a weekend.
We are currently in the process of sorting out a date for our return.
The only things I would change (and its very specific to our needs and not a reflection on the property) is the door down to the 'boot room' it blew open a couple of times and with the children walking/crawling around this worried us if we hadn't used the top catch if someone was outside. This said I'm not sure a stairgate would fit in this doorway anyway? We took our own stairgates for the top & bottom of the stairs but there was a retractable one at the top which was great.
We also noticed a patch of unusual mushrooms growing in the garden and a wasps/hornets nest under the tree stump near the hot tub, neither of which posed a problem to us but I could imagine an inquisitive child/dog coming off worse if they went investigating it.
Overall we had a lovely stay and would recommend Bilshay to anyone.

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Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 7, 2016
Thanks so much for your lovely review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bilshay Farmhouse. I have passed on your comments to all the staff and our maintenance manager has gone to check the mushrooms and the wasps nest, so they will be removed.

We look forward to maybe welcoming you back to Symondsbury Estate in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
giddyaunt...
Worthing, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed September 19, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

10 of us stayed in this lovely farmhouse. Perfect setting and lots of thoughtful touches which made e stay just right no matter what your age! Goody basket was just great and enjoyed by all. Would definitely recommend

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Liked best: The accommodation was great, lovely garden, many amenitii s
Liked least: The signposting to the farmhouse was quite difficult to see especially at night.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Sep 22, 2016
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to Symondsbury Estate in the future!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
richardbl...
surrey
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The perfect family week”
Reviewed July 23, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

When you book online you're never quite sure what to expect until you drive up to the front door. Well as soon as we saw Bilshay Farm we knew we'd made a great decision. The situation, the beatiful safe secluded garden,a view to die for, the lovely spacious interior, the comfortable bedrooms and every facility a large extended family could ask for. The children loved the garden and the trampoline and the grown ups loved enjoying a glass of wine in the hot tub. And the dog loved the walks.,.straight through the back garden gate.
A farm shop1 minute away, a choice of beaches 10 minutes away and Bridport only 5 minutes away make Bilshay the perfect location. And Ruth as so helpful.
We are looking forward to planning our next visit.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Aug 9, 2016
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Bilshay Farmhouse. We look forward to welcoming you back to Symondsbury Estate in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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