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Three Little Pigs Luxury Cottage

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View of The Street in Milton Abbas - Three Little Pigs on the left
Large, fully equipped open plan kitchen with dining area and bi-folding doors onto the terrace
Cosy living room with large inglenook fireplace, 48 inch flatscreen TV, AppleTV and Bose SoundTouch
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
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Cottage
Built around 1770 out of cob and thatch, the Three Little Pigs, is an award-winning, English Heritage Grade II Listed cottage located in the heart of the picturesque village of Milton Abbas throwing you back two centuries. The Three Little Pigs has been refurbished completely to combine the cosy cottage feel with a luxurious retreat for a peaceful escape in beautiful surroundings with a large garden and a great gastropub 100 yards away. Inglenook fireplaces, oak beams and decorated in classic English country house style, yet with all modern life conveniences such as fibre internet/WIFI, flatscreen TVs with streaming capabilities, iMac and washing machine/dryer. The Three Little Pigs welcomes children and offers baby and toddler supplies, including steriliser, bath supports, highchairs, ...Built around 1770 out of cob and thatch, the Three Little Pigs, is an award-winning, English Heritage Grade II Listed cottage located in the heart of the picturesque village of Milton Abbas throwing you back two centuries. The Three Little Pigs has been refurbished completely to combine the cosy cottage feel with a luxurious retreat for a peaceful escape in beautiful surroundings with a large garden and a great gastropub 100 yards away. Inglenook fireplaces, oak beams and decorated in classic English country house style, yet with all modern life conveniences such as fibre internet/WIFI, flatscreen TVs with streaming capabilities, iMac and washing machine/dryer. The Three Little Pigs welcomes children and offers baby and toddler supplies, including steriliser, bath supports, highchairs, playpen, cots (with mattresses) and toys; please see our dedicated children's section on our website. The cottage has 3 double bedrooms with 1 family bathroom and 1 ensuite: it sleeps 6 people, however we allow for a maximum of 4 adults (18 years and older). Infants (0-3 years old) stay for free and are not included as occupants. Really feel at home in style and luxury at the Three Little Pigs! There is lots to see and do around Milton Abbas for all ages, from a gorgeous walk to the Milton Abbey to the Jurassic heritage coastline, Cerne Abbas's Giant, Corfe Castle's remains, Roman history in Bath, Stonehenge, Gold hill and beautiful views from Shaftesbury, Salisbury's cathedral, Sherborne's old and new castles - all within a 30-60 min drive. You may visit Hall & Woodhouse Brewery, home of the Badger ale, for a tour or enjoy a wine tasting and tour at Langham or Furleigh Estate Vineyard. For the children there's Steeptonbill Farm at the end of the street, or a 40-60min drive gets you to Monkey World with a great playground, the Tank Museum with outdoor shows, Peppa Pig World, Paultons Family Theme Park, and Bournemouth's Oceanarium. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The cottage sleeps 6, however we allow for max 4 adults. Infants (0-3y) stay for free and are excluded as occupants. Standard pricing is for 4; £60 per person per day is added up to 6 For short-stay options, please check the cottage website Included: - welcome hamper - bedlinen and towels - 2 cots - baby & toddler supplies - end of stay cleaning During stays over 10 days, extra cleaning, incl. linen and towels, is mandatory (£95) The wine in the wine-cooler is not for sale or for guests’ use
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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Meet the host
Harold and Stephanie Joanknecht (Property Manager Three Little Pigs )
Hosting since May 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (44)
CruiseInvestor
CruiseInvestor
London, United Kingdom123 contributions
Little pigs would live in luxury here!
Spent a most enjoyable three night stay at 3LPs at the end of June. The beautifully appointed 17th century cottage is sited near the centre of a street mostly consisting of similar designed and maintained buildings. The Street itself runs through a steeply sided narrow valley ending near a picturesque lake. It also boasts a gastro pub and post office/shop. Unfortunately, the former is currently only able to serve bar snacks and not full meals. A bit of a disappointment as we would have preferred not to have had to travel – nearest other gastro pubs being 8-10 miles away. The cottage boasts well maintained front and rear gardens – the latter being heavily stepped towards the rim of the valley and, apart from the patio outside the French doors – not really conducive to games or those with a mobility issue. The cottage consists of two distinct parts – the original building and a large rear extension housing the well set out modern kitchen/dining room, ground floor bedroom suite and toilet. They are all furnished to a high standard in keeping with the overall design of the cottage. A welcoming hamper on arrival was greatly appreciated. The original cottage has been carefully preserved or renovated with many character features in the living rooms and two upstairs bedrooms. The upper floor also houses a utility room and modern bathroom. One cannot help but be impressed and have an enjoyable stay here and would recommend it to most people looking for a pleasant break. The only slightly negative, or constructive comments I would offer is that those with a mobility issue might find the stairs challenging to master and, not surprisingly, given the age of the cottage there are a few places where guests may benefit from a mind your head notice, or a trip hazard reminder.
Visited June 2022
Written July 2, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

D T
D T
1 contribution
Idyllic in every way
The owners could not be more helpful with their suggestions of things to do, places to visit & eat, and responsiveness to every question. We booked a long weekend to celebrate a big birthday and were delighted. You feel instantly relaxed by Milton Abbas and it's unique setting. This is further enhanced by Three Little Pigs & how it's been lovingly restored and updated to create your ideal "home from home". The walking distance pub & farm shop, Jurassic Coast, rolling hills, woodland walks, and over-riding peace & serenity are addictive. Book now, you will not be disappointed.
Visited November 2021
Written November 16, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

LesNottm
LesNottm
Nottingham, United Kingdom8 contributions
Beautiful
We, four adults, stayed for a four night break in October. The property is stunning and we thoroughly enjoyed our break. The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise and very useful. I can honestly say the Three Little Pigs was immaculate from top to bottom and was a lovely place to return to after a days sightseeing. There was everything anyone could want - even down to a shoe horn! One of our party would have struggled with the stairs as they are quite steep so the downstairs bedroom was very welcome. Can only say a big thank you to the owners for giving us the opportunity to stay in this amazing house. Would love to stay again - when the nights are lighter - as it was a bit ‘hairy’ driving home in the dark!
Visited October 2021
Written November 9, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Deb2411
Deb2411
Ipswich, United Kingdom4 contributions
Weekend away
5 of us came for a weekend away in early September. The cottage was first class, clean and excellent facilities. The kitchen was well equipped with everything needed if you wanted to cook in. Lovely seating areas in the garden to sit and relax. We all had a great weekend and hope to return in the future.
Visited September 2021
Written October 19, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

PositiveHonest
PositiveHonest
London, United Kingdom16 contributions
Unpleasant, Racist and Obnoxious Hosts
I have travelled to many places, both abroad and now within the UK and i have NEVER had to deal with such hostility, unfriendliness and ignorance from hosts or staff like that of this duo. I must say, i had really hoped that the situation would improve and that i could write a more positive review, because the cottage has some real potential. However the hosts attitude and behaviour, particularly that of Stephanie means that i am unable to write anything but a very honest review. When we arrived on Monday 27th September, we noticed that the radiators were stone cold, and by the evening it was very chilly in the house. Therefore we wrapped up as much as we could as we assumed it would be too late to get through to the hosts and waited until morning to call Stephanie. Once we found some signal i called to report the issue with the fact that the radiators were not working despite following the instructions for adjusting the heating, and instead of apologising she became very defensive and told me she would adjust the temperature remotely, and she assured me it would work because they just had it on for previous guests a week ago. It didn't! So we waited and i phoned her again, but at this point she ignored my phone call. I tried the other number and eventually got through to her husband who told me the heating hadn't been switched on for months and so it would take some time to warm the house up. This clearly contradicts what the wife said, but nonetheless I asked for advice on what to do and followed the guidance. Nothing! Sadly, once they had run out of suggestions (two) they began evading our phone calls and text messages. I'd like to reiterate that I have travelled to a lot of places and typically if you report an issue the hosts, management or staff are responsible for doing their utmost to resolve the problem, or at least to ensure their guests are as comfortable as possible. These people did not, and did the exact opposite. They couldn't care less, and never once apologised. There were many occasions where we would breathe and see our own breath in the air. It was absolutely baltic. We became so desperate that we began to dry our clothes just to keep warm. I also reported that I had underlying health issues, and so the cold significantly impacts on me physically, and we still did not receive any support or goodwill gestures. As they have cameras in their cottage, I truly believe that their treatment of us was based on discrimination, because if we had been an older white couple or i am sure they would have been a lot more hospitable. This was confirmed after we returned home and phoned them to provide some verbal feedback and Stephanie put the phone down on my mother. We have been patient, polite and considerate throughout this horrendous ordeal, despite the circumstances and we would expect the same back but clearly this couple are in the wrong business especially when dealing with paying customers!! I would urge anybody who may consider booking this accommodation to read this review and think hard before doing so. We were treated like animals, not humans, and these people showed zero remorse or concern.
Visited September 2021
Written October 1, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Shuyu L
Shuyu L
1 contribution
A fantastic cottage to explore Dorset
We stayed at this cottage for a weekend break from London in June. The cottage is located in a quiet lovely town - all the houses in this town are similar style with the beautiful roof and you will feel you've time travelled back a century. The cottage has 3 double bedroom (all double beds, so suited for a group with people who won't mind sharing beds). The decoration is artisit and vintage style, while all the facilities - shower, toilet, kitchen and TVs - are all modernised and easy to use. The wine display is amazing. Also, there's a spacious, lovely back garden spanning out along a layered slope. There are swings and benches for people who want to spend time outside. There's a bbq, but we didn't have chance to use it because it was raining for both of the evenings we were staying. Personally, I love this location. Everything was within 30-40min (20 miles) drive away. We went to Maiden Castle in Dorchester, Charmouth beach to find some fossils, West bay for a boat tour and Durdle Door beach to check the beatiful cliffs and beach. However, someone in our group would prefer to stay closer to the beach, but I guess it's a personal choice. There are plenty of pubs, especially near the coast and Dorchester - again it means you will have to drive to them. I think there's one pub in the town, but they didn't open for food at the time we were staying. The next nearest is 5 miles away and they close for food at 8pm. We went to The Sun Inn for both evenings and it was a wonderful experience. Grocery shopping is easy. We went to a Tesco superstore, which is 10min drive away. The hosts are very helpful. They sent very detailed instruction for checking in and out, as well as lots of recommendation for things to do and restaurants to check out. Upon arrival, we had issues with the pin lock, but Stephanie picked up our call straight away and let us in, so that wasn't an issue. There was a welcome hamper with local produces - butter, milk and bread. Overall, a very lovely and welcoming experience we had. We will come back and hopefully will stay for longer.
Visited June 2021
Written June 27, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sarah K
Sarah K
1 contribution
Wonderful cottage
We’ve just come back from a weeks stay at this gorgeous cottage. It’s in a lovely setting, brilliant with a toddler as there was a cupboard full of toys which he loved and there were stair gates and cots available which made things nice and easy for us. The beds are super comfortable-so much so I was asking the owner where they got their toppers from! The owners were very responsive to any queries, there was a fabulous hamper on arrival as well. Would definitely recommend this beautiful cottage for a fantastic relaxing stay with everything you could need.
Visited April 2021
Written May 1, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kat824
Kat824
2 contributions
What a property!
We stayed here in December for the weekend of our wedding and what a place! Each room is beautiful, it’s spacious and has everything you need. Harold and Steph went above and beyond to make the property special, so many Christmas decorations and a real tree. They kept great communication throughout and were flexible when we had to change plans (adding a larger vow renewal later on this year and they’ve held that weekend from bookings for us). Can’t wait to come back for many more years to come! Thank you. Peter and Kat.
Visited December 2020
Written January 19, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

neil_wighton1
neil_wighton1
3 contributions
Magical Stay
Three Little Pigs is situated in the very special village of Milton Abbas with a post office/store and pub within easy walking distance. It is ideally placed central to Dorset, close to Dorchester and only 30mins from the Jurassic Coast. Leading up to the holiday, the owners, Stephanie and Harold, provided us with excellent info. on access and things to do in Dorset via email. Within the cottage all the information you need to fully enjoy your stay is clearly provided and Stephanie could be contacted via WhatsApp to answer any additional queries. This thatched cottage looks beautiful from the outside but entering the extended modern kitchen/dining area literally takes your breath away. The property is an amazing blend of old and new with two snugs, three excellent bedrooms, two bathrooms (plus an extra loo) and a fully equipped utility room to share with friends and family. The furnishings and facilities are beyond luxurious and a lovely hamper, catering for all our immediate needs and more, was provided. First class tvs with a full range of channels plus free access to Netflix and Prime are provided. A brilliant Bose smart speaker resides in the kitchen, so no need to bring your own. We delighted in the myriad of little touches which fill the property. Soon after our arrival we were greeted with two Roe Deer foraging in the attractive rear garden. We fell in love with Three Little Pigs and fully intend to return in the New Year.
Visited October 2020
Written October 16, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

bonhomieUk
bonhomieUk
56 contributions
Delightful...
Efficient, friendly and prompt responses from the owners Harold & Stephanie to a couple of queries prior to stay. Pictures/description of amenities on their website accurate and apart from a few cobwebs,( high in the ceilings, so difficult to probably get to) was very clean and beautifully presented. Plenty of space and fun to look around the whole house, although for just the 2 of us, we were more than happy to use the downstairs bedroom and en-suite. Would be nice to have bathrobes provided, only a small point. Although we didn't cook any meals, everything you would need is there and choice of oils etc provided if you did want to cook. The welcome hamper was lovely ( the chocolate went first!) and a huge truckle of cheese in the fridge, husband said one of the nicest cheddars he'd tasted! Worth mentioning that Steeptonbill Farmshop, only a few minutes away in the car but also offer free delivery; it's a 'proper' farm-shop with great produce. We had glorious weather and the street is lovely for a stroll, picture perfect. Its so quiet and peaceful and a lovely part of the world for a relaxing break.....would we recommend it, yes definitely...for families or couples who like the space.
Visited September 2020
Written October 14, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
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  • Grill
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Game Room
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Cycling Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
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