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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Puddletown, Dorchester, Dorset, England

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DJF100
Surrey, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
324 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Highly recommended cottage”
Reviewed February 9, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

The Hayloft is a tastefully decorated and well furnished cottage with lovely countryside views tucked away in a quiet spot on the edge of Tolpuddle. The cottage offers excellent self catering facilities and is in a good location for exploring Dorset. There is an enclosed child/ dog friendly garden at the rear. No local shops in the village, but there is a good pub/ restaurant (The Martyrs Inn) about 10 minutes walk away. Two of the three double bedrooms were a bit on the small side (for doubles) but perfectly okay.

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Liked best: The actual cottage and it's quiet location .
Liked least: Intermittent WIFI connection. More of an observation and not a complaint.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Feb 11, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to share your holiday experience with us, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Hayloft. It is always wonderful to have a warm and well equipped base to come home to after exploring all that Dorset has to offer, and even better to relax taking in those countryside views! We certainly hope you return again in the very near future.
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CORNWALL
Reviewed January 6, 2014 for a stay in October 2013
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ecrouch9
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Ideal for New Year”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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person found this review helpful

Superb property with everything we needed and very good owners who left us alone unless we needed help
One of the nicest properties we have so far rented
Lovely countryside and handy to travel to all Dorset has to offer

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Liked best: Facilities
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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jacp1515
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage in a very pretty village with lots to do nearby.”
Reviewed October 26, 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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We really enjoyed our stay at The Hayloft.
The cottage is beautifully furnished, not like a typical holiday rental quality at all.
We travelled with 2 youngish children and my older mum and the cottage suited us all - having 3 ensuite loos plus a downstairs toilet was a real bonus.
Just a small thing - if you're taking a telly fan, the tv has very limited channels. There is a dvd player there though and we were so busy out enjoying the area it didn't matter to us.
the garden is fully enclosed and safe for the dog and we we found the whole area to be really doggy friendly - including the pub 5 mins walk away that served lovely food and the stately home (Athelhampton House) down the road.
Highly recommended.

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Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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manchester
Reviewed September 16, 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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Traveling group: Family with young children
Your age range 55-64
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Towcester
Reviewed August 25, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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Liked best: Location.
Liked least: Limited drying area, dog mess in adjacent land.
Traveling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
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cettown65...
St Austell, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“wonderfull”
Reviewed May 17, 2011 for a stay in May 2011

had a great week at the hayloft everthing you could want. very frendly owner who lives next door. would love to stay longer. back again soon.

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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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