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North Mill, Wareham, Dorset
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Very good
31 reviews
North Mill, Wareham, Dorset
The River Piddle
The Mill from the river
Dining/Sitting Room
kitchen
kitchen
Double bedroom
double bedroom
Twin room
Lulworth Cove
Wareham church
Bridge towards the watermeadows
Old Harry Rocks, Studland Bay
Mupes Bay
summer 2013
The river in Spring
Jan Lucas, Alexander and Sebastian.  2013
The garden
Carsten, Aaron and Carlotta. Summer. 2015
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Wareham, Dorset, England

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English first
Cebu Island, Philippines
Reviewed June 30, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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barbara t
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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“serious cleaning required”
Reviewed May 30, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Firstly to say the owner Sally was helpful and personable. The cottage is idyllically set by a strong tidal river and although wild swimming is in the description, I feel this would be extremely dangerous. The garden is lovely and a pleasure to sit in. The surrounding area is wonderful and every day was filled with sightseeing and walks. The town has all the amenities one needs for shopping and eating out.
Unfortunately Sally really needs to clean the cottage far more thoroughly, there was months of accumulated dust behind beds, curtains and doors. Cobwebs abounded and spider and fly droppings were all over the windowsills . I appreciate that old properties, countryside and spiders are bed fellows, but not to this extent . The communal doors from the main property to the rented side, had no means of locking and we were rather aghast that the owner entered whilst we were out and opened the French windows [ which we had locked due to I-pads, computers and a spare camera being left in there] and on another occasion had once again entered and emptied the bin in the kitchen. I am sure Sally thought she was being helpful, but we just felt that it was an intrusion into our space for which we had paid £450. There was no fire blanket/extinguisher in the kitchen and numerous part-used bottles of sauces etc. adorned a shelf, the coffee and tea provided were in very old tatty tins. The dish cloths were old, grey and holey, although clean, these really need to be renewed with each new let. On a brighter note, there was masses of boiling hot water, beautiful crisp bed linen, lovely towels in the bathroom and the welcome pack was super, especially the wine which was superior.
We enjoyed our holiday very much, but do feel Sally is doing herself a disservice with these very negative aspects in the cottage. I do hope she takes this in the way it is intended, which is to be constructive and helpful to make a lovely place really top line.

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Liked best: the garden
Liked least: the ancient cobwebs and dust
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jun 14, 2013
I was slightly dismayed by these comments as I really put myself out to help with information etc. The wild swimming is fantastic and the next family were in the river every day. The tenant's comments were totally subjective. It is not a "strong tidal river' - it is a shallow mill race. The tea and coffee caddies are antiques! Most guests like to have some condiments left in the house so they don't have to buy new every time. After they left I did find a cobweb and some dust after a very windy week. It is a very old house. It was bin day when I went in to change the liner and the French windows were open so I could mow the lawn via the plug just inside the door. I take note of the dishcloths and have replaced them and have got a fire blanket. The welcome pack includes a homemade cake, wine, milk, bread, fresh eggs etc. What more did these tenants want?
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Chelmsford
Reviewed July 10, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: The ambiance and hospitality
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Birmingham
Reviewed October 4, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

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Liked best: Peace & quiet
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 2, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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Liked best: Comfort
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed September 9, 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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Liked best: The very friendly owner
Liked least: Be careful on poultry dung on the meadow.
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
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Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 8, 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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