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“A MUST stay. Fabulous!”
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Primrose Cottage
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Inglenook
Roll top bath
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Hand painted kitchen
Secluded back garden
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England

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CathyP125...
1 review
“A MUST stay. Fabulous!”
Reviewed June 7, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We loved the cottage. Immaculate and tasteful, cosy but more than enough room. The welcome basket was a real treat and a well stocked cupboard too. Lovely garden and great location. We would go back in a second!

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hodgkissa...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“A charming cottage, very homely with everything you could near and more. We can recommend it without hesitation.”
Reviewed April 14, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Rachel had a log fire going to welcome us to this wonderfully renovated cottage. We really appreciated the welcome pack and the little extras like magazines, great books, maps of local walks and details of good pubs and restaurants helped us really make the most of the local area. We had a great meal at the Stapleton Arms (a short drive away) and we got some excellent food from 'udders' (the local farm shop).
Primrose Cottage will be hard to beat !

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Bettoire
London, United Kingdom
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“5 stars all the way”
Reviewed April 6, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Primrose Cottage is PERFECT!

It's not often you can say that about somewhere you stay. Rachel has renovated this charming cottage to the highest standard. You can tell it has been a labour of love the moment you walk through the door. Every detail has been thought about in the design and decor. Rachel goes the extra mile to ensure there is a welcome basket full of useful things like milk, butter, eggs, bread and of course Dorset cereals. The cupboards are stocked with tea (numerous varieties), coffee, drinking choc, herbs, spices and condiments and there is also practical stuff like dishwasher powder, bin bags, loo rolls and cling film. Rachel had also placed fresh flowers in vases around the house and there were more than enough logs and kindling to see us through the week.

If you're staying to explore the area then the cottage has every map you need to cover the area, together with books and leaflets about local attractions.

Marnhull is a small village but does have a couple of shops for the basics. You're never far from a big supermarket if you really need to stock up.

Location wise it's great and the roads around the area provided good access to the coast (about an hr).

We were blessed with a dry week and sunshine so made the most and walked nearly everyday. The walking around Marnhull at the moment is pretty muddy so be warned!

A fantastic week again and the highest of recommendations to anyone looking for a break in this part of England.

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megpot
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“Absolute luxury”
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
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Stbee
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful and so homely, the perfect retreat.”
Reviewed February 1, 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!”
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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Your age range 25-34
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ockham
Reviewed November 17, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Liked best: Quality of accommodation. A great place to do very little and recharge your batteries
Liked least: Going home!
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