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“The best place to enjoy English country life”

Review of Belview Cottage

Belview Cottage - a hidden gem in the heart of the Blackmore Vale
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Belview Cottage - a hidden gem in the heart of the Blackmore Vale
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Belview Cottage - a hidden gem in the heart of the Blackmore Vale
Spacious lounge with HD TV and wood-burner effect electric fire
Light and spacious dining area
Well equipped kitchen with high spec appliances
Twin bedroom with views over grassy fields
Double bedroom with views towards distant hills
Spacious bathroom with separate shower cubicle and bath
Fully enclosed garden with table and chairs
Sunset view from the twin room
Misty morning view
Beautiful countryside right next to the cottage
Sturminster Newton, the friendly local market town
Medieval Pack Horse Bridge a short walk from the cottage
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England

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Enrique C
Alicante, Spain
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best place to enjoy English country life”
Reviewed August 21, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We have stayed a week in lovely Belview Cottage. The house is very clean and well equipped, specially the kitchen. Absolutely 5 star. For a family with two little children (5 and 2) it has been like a little paradise.Children loved the view of sheeps, cows and horses from their bedroom window. Parents enjoyed the peace that this cottage gave to us. The location is ideal for trips to the coast an other villages, and there are plenty of foot paths to take. Very good wi-fi and nice welcome treat with tea and delicious dorset cookies.
Hemos disfrutado de una semana en el Belview Cottage. La casa está limpísima y muy bien equipada, sobretodo la cocina. Absolutamente 5 estrellas. Para una familia con niños de 5 y 2 años ha sido como un pequeño paraíso. Los niños disfrutaron viendo vacas, ovejas y caballos desde la ventana de su habitación. Los padres disfrutamos de mucha paz. Su situación es ideal para excursiones a la costa y otras poblaciones, y hay cantidad de senderos para recorrer. Dispone de una buena wi-fi y al llegar os encontraréis con una pequeña bienvenida consistente en te y galletas de Dorset.

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Traveling group: Young Children
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Pam6548
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed June 6, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We have just returned from a 5 day break in this lovely cottage. It is the cleanest and best equipped holiday cottage we have stayed in. Even if I try hard I can't fault it. We took our small dog and everything she needed was there, including a small garden which was very secure (which was good as she wanted to play next door with the sheep). It is ideally placed for trips to the coast or country villages. There are plenty of good walks near by and people we met in the village were very friendly. The views from the bedrooms are lovely. We look forward to returning for another peaceful break.

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Liked best: The comfort and cleanliness of the cottage
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Nigel H
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Peaceful, comfortable and immaculate cottage in rural Dorest”
Reviewed April 23, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Absolutely five star cottage. Gillian and Brian seem to have thought of everything from games, books and DVDs on Dorset to a very well equipped kitchen. Everything absolutely immaculate, good wi-fi. Great base for country walking or trips along the coast. Would highly recommend to all. Really enjoyed our stay. Thanks a lot.

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Liked best: Everything
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Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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lynne j
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful family retreat”
Reviewed February 24, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Just returned from a long weekend get-together with the family. We have stayed in quite a few cottages but none so clean and well equipped. Well done to the Gillian and Brian and thank you for making us feel so welcome.

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Liked best: the fantastically equipped kitchen
Liked least: nothing to declare
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Piet M
paterswolde
1 review
“quiet retreat”
Reviewed October 5, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

The owners proved to be helpful and kind. It seemed they had thought of everything you might need. The cottage was immaculate, bright and shiny. One of the first cottages we stayed in where there was plenty of light to read a newspaper or book in the evening. Great location to visit intersesting towns and cities and go for walks.
The only drawback was the bedrooms- the sloping ceilings made it difficult to manoeuvre.
In short, a great retreat.

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Gillian W
Colchester
2 reviews
“The cottage had everything we needed with quality products used throughout.”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

The cottage is well thought out and comfortable and has eveything you could want during your stay. It is very clean and felt like home from the 1st day. The tiny village is very quiet and I think more horses went by than cars!

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Liked best: Clean and good quality
Liked least: Getting under the sloping roof to get around the bed.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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Valerie G
Crowborough
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Quite Simply The Best Holiday Cottage You Will Stay In - A Beautiful Place”
Reviewed June 26, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Belview is a superb detached holiday cottage situated in a peaceful country lane in a quiet corner of North Dorset. It is set within Gillian & Bryan's lovely enclosed grounds. It also has its own enclosed private garden and patio to the side of the property. It is only about an hour's drive away from the lovely Purbeck coastline and its many attractions such as Corfe Castle, Swanage Steam Railway, Durdle Door, Blue Pool, Poole, etc and in the other direction several lovely National Trust properties including Stourhead, so it is easily accessible to many of the popular attractions within about a 20-40 mile radius.
The cottage itself is spotlessly clean and beautifully presented. We have visited 3 times now and I cannot recommend it highly enough, it is absolutely immaculate. The standard of cleanliness and attention to detail is second to none. We have stayed in many holiday cottages and It is very rare to find such a consistently beautifully presented holiday cottage,so much so, that you almost feel that you are the first people to use it every time! I personally think that makes this place very special indeed. The fixtures and fittings and range of kitchen equipment/items are of such high quality as well. You won't need to pack all the usual paraphernalia that you normally have to take with you when staying in this cottage. The Saxon Inn at Child Okeford is very friendly with good food too and is about 7 miles away from the cottage.

It goes without saying that I would absolutely recommend this beautiful place to all my family and friends, knowing that like us they would come away feeling relaxed and having had a chance to recharge their batteries in this unspoilt part of Dorset, whilst staying in luxurious surroundings.

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Liked best: The shower is lovely, and the general quality/cleanliness of the place
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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