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Cider Mill

Dorset, United Kingdom

Per week

from 650.00 to 875.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Alex and Sophie Buck

Member since Apr 2011
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:13 minutes
  • Availability Updated:12 days 10 hours

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BFB's Overview

This charming 18th century former cider press is a real find having been recently transformed into a stylish rural retreat and boasting country contemporary interiors, a spacious garden, a wealth of useful baby and toddler gear and a handy location within a short stroll of a frendly village pub and grocery store. Being in North Dorset, it is also easily accessible from most of the southern half of the UK.

Comfortably indulgent with luxurious White Company linens, a romantic wood burner and wide screen TV the cottage has clearly been thoughfully renovated. Plus, the wealth of gear provided for mini guests (see grey fast fact box) promises a truly relaxing, home from home feel and stress free escape for frazzled parents who can head for their own slice of the country without having to fill their cars with everything but the kitchen sink!

Tots are bound to take to the pretty enclosed garden complete with Little Tikes climber and toys, although it gets some stiff competition from the village park just a few minutes away. The more grown up amongst the party will settle for a long glass of wine watching the sunset from the cottage's furnished dining terrace or indulging in a cup of cocoa snuggled up in front of the log burner. Though when nights out beckon, they can take advantage of the handy babysitting service and venture out for a meal at of the many nearby country pubs.

Accommodation Overview:

Guest enter into a main living room with comfy seating area, widescreen TV, DVD player and freeview along with romantic wood burning stove ( wood provided). Double doors at one end lead into the mature garden, with dining terrace, lawn and children’s play set. The open plan kitchen diner is well equipped with lovely oak work surfaces, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. A set of (narrow) stairs lead to two bedrooms, the first an attractive double height room with double bed and the second a twin bedrooms with single draw bed which can be pulled out into two. There is one family bathroom with cast iron bath, shower over.

The cottage’s gardens lie to the front and side of the property with a paved, grassed and gravelled area bordered on one side by and attractive dry stone wall and hazel hedges to the other. The cottage has private parking.

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Location Information

This part of Dorset has the ability to be all things to all people. Bask in rural isolation in the stunning countryside close to The Cider Mill, admire the architecture of Salisbury and the mystery of Stonehenge, shop til you drop in Poole and Bournemouth or run free with the kids on the beach many accessed without spending more than an hour in the car.

Guests are spoilt for days out. Cranborne Manor is just down the road, as is picturesque Shaftesbury with that cobbled hill made famous by a series of Hovis ads. A short drive away is Salisbury, whilst slightly further afield are the kid-pleasers such as Stonehenge, Longleat Safari Park, the beaches of the Jurassic Coast and Brownsea Island, made famous by Enid Blyton.

If the sun shines, the children will also love a trip to Honeybrook Farm, with it's large playground and array of outdoor activities, andalso the forest and adventure playground at Moors Valley Country Park.


When the weather gods send rain, guests can pack the small people in the car and head for Manic Monster Indoor Play area and the water park or bowling alley in Poole. In addition, there is enough walking, cycling, golf, horse-riding and watersports to keep the whole family smiling.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 60 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 60 days prior to arrival

Seasonal Discount

Up to 30% discount for holidays taken between 14 Nov 2016 and 20 Dec 2016 minimum of 3 nights

Rates

1 Nov - 18 Dec 2016 : £650 /week19 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017 : £875 /week1 Nov - 18 Dec 2016 : €761.41 /week19 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017 : €1024.975 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 60 days prior to arrival

Seasonal Discount

Up to 30% discount for holidays taken between 14 Nov 2016 and 20 Dec 2016 minimum of 3 nights

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 4+ 2 infants in 2 xbedrooms comprising a king size double with space for a cot & a twin/double (convertible) with space for a wooden cot.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Exeter and Bristol airport are within 1.5hrs drive.

Amenities within Walking Distance

The house is set in a pleasant village with local Pub (1m) and newly refurbished Community shop (with coffee shop) stocking all essentials, freshly baked pasties, bread & cakes as well as an excellent range of local produce.

Babysitting

Babysitting can be arranged.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Up to two cots (1 x wooden & 1 x travel), a baby bouncer chair, a highchair, steriliser, bed guards, stairgates, monitor, potty, socket covers, plastic cuter and crockery can be provided.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

For indoor use there is a selection of bath toys, kids books, general toys in toy trunk and U-rated kids DVDs.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Waitrose, Tesco and Riverford can deliver food to the house and the owners will be happy to help arrange this for you.

Outdoor Toys

For outdoor use there is a small sand pit with bucket & spade, Paddling Pool & Little Tikes Climber, plus the village play park is located within a couple of minutes walk of the cottage.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The cottage has its own safely enclosed garden with furnshed dining terrace (with BBQ) and lawned area. Although,adjacent to owners garden it is separated by mid height dry stone wall and full height hazel hurdles.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wireless internet available.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

2 cots can be provided.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The cottage has a log burner.

Reviews

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  • A pretty cottage, beautifully furnished, with everything there for children that you could possibly want! Very friendly and helpful hospitality.Review dated 29/08/2016

  • We stayed at Cider Mill with our 1.5 year old in August. The cottage is perfectly stocked with indoor and outdoor toys. Toddler proofed to allow us to sit and relax as he pottered about with the run of both inside and outside. The cottage is located a convenient nap ride away from loads of toddler activities (the splash park at Weymouth, Longleat, Stourhead and Monkey World were particular favourites!) The hosts have stocked the cottage with little luxuries which made it feel very special for us too. All in all a fantastic holiday, we are so pleased we chose Cider Mill.Review dated 19/08/2016

  • The Cider Mill is fabulous! When we arrived our 3 1/2 year old daughter went into the master bedroom and said "wow Mummy and Daddy, your bedroom is amazing!" and today she said to our 18 month old while they were playing in the sandpit "I wish we could stay here forever." What more could we ask for than a happy family holiday cottage - it has everything you need, the layout is great and easy to keep an eye on the kids, the garden is secure and has a great range of toys; play frame with fire mans pole and slide, bikes, sandpit, paddling pool. There are plenty of toys and books indoors too to suit a variety of ages. It's been great being able to come on holiday without having to bring our own bed guard and worrying about stair gates and the communication from Sophie has been fantastic. We would highly recommend the Cider Mill to anyone looking for a family holiday. Oh, and the location is fantastic too!Review dated 31/07/2016

  • The Cider Mill is a beautiful little cottage - warm, cozy, run by very friendly people who put in all the little touches for our March break: a bottle waiting for us when we arrived, fresh cut flowers, loads of logs for the wood burner, lots of toys inside and out, opposite the village playground, and they even let our (almost) 2 year old sit on their little pony. We felt very spoilt - and you can lie in bed and see the stars at night. A delightful break and a great place to stay.Review dated 12/03/2016

  • Lovely house, perfect location and tons of things to do with children in the area. We had a wonderful week in Cider Mill.Review dated 23/10/2015

  • Such a lovely cottage, we had a great time. Sophie & her family were so welcoming without being obtrusive. Review dated 30/07/2015

  • We had such a lovely weekend in this beautiful cottage-perfectly equipped for young children and some lovely touches for the grown ups too.Review dated 26/05/2015

  • Sophie, Alex and the cider mill cottage provided us with everything we needed and more. Our 11 month old Theo has had a wonderful time. We will be coming back. Awesome property, in a great location.Review dated 16/04/2015

  • Cosy barn fully equipped for baby/children. Helpful owners. Good location to explore North Dorset by car. Convenient shop within walking distance.Review dated 14/03/2015

  • Enjoyed our first stay so much we went back a second time for an equally successful holiday - our toddler was thrilled to be back!Review dated 25/07/2014

  • Everything you could ask for for toddlers and adults!!Review dated 03/10/2013

  • We experienced a very warm welcome to this lovely well appointed cottage with everything you could need for your children. In a great area too with lots to see and do. Can highly recommend!Review dated 07/05/2013

  • Very cosy cottage and a great selection of age appropriate toys.Review dated 24/04/2013

  • Beautiful renovation. My nearly-two year old said 'wow' as she walked into her room! Very well stocked with toys, garden toys and everything else we needed for the little one. I enjoyed the unexpected adult luxuries too like bubbly in the fridge, lovely bath products and crisp white cotton. A very relaxing place to stay for a week.Review dated 07/10/2012

  • Very comfortable and well kitted out for little ones. Decent sized garden and a nice park directly opposite. The welcome was wonderful and the whole experience very relaxingReview dated 19/08/2012

  • We had a lovely time, Dorset is such a beautiful county to explore. The owners of the Cider House were very friendly and helpful!Review dated 03/07/2012

  • We had a wonderful stay. Our hosts were warm, welcoming and the cottage is just lovely. We felt cosy, comfortable and relaxed. Of all the places we've stayed in as a family this is the only one I would absolutely love to own! Aw inter stay was cosy, and I hope to return in the summer too. Highly reccommended!Review dated 22/12/2011

  • Excellent in every wayReview dated 03/11/2011

  • Lovely little cottage in great location with top of the range facilities for the grown ups and lots of cuddly toys for the little ones!Review dated 05/10/2011

  • Beautifully decorated cottage, perfect for a relaxing holiday with our 3 year old son. Everything has been thought of, but the child friendly features have been subtly incorporated so the decor still feels luxurious for adults. Gated garden with sandpit and garden toys was much appreciated and enabled a welcome initial couple of days lazing at home! The owners have put together a fantastic information folder with top 5/top 10 lists of days out for children/children and adults and places to eat; such a refreshing change from arriving to a cottage with an overwhelming array of leaflets for you to wade through yourself... The icing on the cake was the community shop - 5 mins walk up the road, open from 7am-6pm every day (staffed by volunteers from the village) selling fresh coffee and pastries along with almost anything else you might need during your stay! Wonderful feeling of community spirit in the village. Although inland, only 1 hour ...Review dated 03/10/2011

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  • A beautiful cottage, with everything that we all needed. The house was beautifully decorated, with a lovely nursery, lots of toys and books and all the practical things that you need with a little one.Review dated 22/09/2011

  • Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings. Perfect for a family break.Review dated 02/09/2011

  • Cider Mill is a beautiful cottage with a stunning garden and the perfect break for a small family. there was lots to discover and do in this gorgeous part of DorsetReview dated 31/08/2011

  • A lovely cottage, with very friendly and helpful owners next door, and everything you could possibly want for young children.Review dated 22/08/2011

  • Really enjoyed our stay here, just what we were looking for.Review dated 03/08/2011

  • Beautifully renovated property with exceptionally comfortable furnishings. Had everything we could need, particularly toys and baby/child accessories. Lovely quiet village and welcoming hostsReview dated 12/07/2011

  • Excellent in every wayReview dated 04/11/2011

A pretty cottage, beautifully furnished, with everything there for children that you could possibly want! Very friendly and helpful hospitality.

We stayed at Cider Mill with our 1.5 year old in August. The cottage is perfectly stocked with indoor and outdoor toys. Toddler proofed to allow us to sit and relax as he pottered about with the run of both inside and outside. The cottage is located a convenient nap ride away from loads of toddler activities (the splash park at Weymouth, Longleat, Stourhead and Monkey World were particular favourites!) The hosts have stocked the cottage with little luxuries which made it feel very special for us too. All in all a fantastic holiday, we are so pleased we chose Cider Mill.

The Cider Mill is fabulous! When we arrived our 3 1/2 year old daughter went into the master bedroom and said "wow Mummy and Daddy, your bedroom is amazing!" and today she said to our 18 month old while they were playing in the sandpit "I wish we could stay here forever." What more could we ask for than a happy family holiday cottage - it has everything you need, the layout is great and easy to keep an eye on the kids, the garden is secure and has a great range of toys; play frame with fire mans pole and slide, bikes, sandpit, paddling pool. There are plenty of toys and books indoors too to suit a variety of ages. It's been great being able to come on holiday without having to bring our own bed guard and worrying about stair gates and the communication from Sophie has been fantastic. We would highly recommend the Cider Mill to anyone looking for a family holiday. Oh, and the location is fantastic too!

The Cider Mill is a beautiful little cottage - warm, cozy, run by very friendly people who put in all the little touches for our March break: a bottle waiting for us when we arrived, fresh cut flowers, loads of logs for the wood burner, lots of toys inside and out, opposite the village playground, and they even let our (almost) 2 year old sit on their little pony. We felt very spoilt - and you can lie in bed and see the stars at night. A delightful break and a great place to stay.

Lovely house, perfect location and tons of things to do with children in the area. We had a wonderful week in Cider Mill.

Such a lovely cottage, we had a great time. Sophie & her family were so welcoming without being obtrusive.

We had such a lovely weekend in this beautiful cottage-perfectly equipped for young children and some lovely touches for the grown ups too.

Sophie, Alex and the cider mill cottage provided us with everything we needed and more. Our 11 month old Theo has had a wonderful time. We will be coming back. Awesome property, in a great location.

Cosy barn fully equipped for baby/children. Helpful owners. Good location to explore North Dorset by car. Convenient shop within walking distance.

Enjoyed our first stay so much we went back a second time for an equally successful holiday - our toddler was thrilled to be back!

Everything you could ask for for toddlers and adults!!

We experienced a very warm welcome to this lovely well appointed cottage with everything you could need for your children. In a great area too with lots to see and do. Can highly recommend!

Very cosy cottage and a great selection of age appropriate toys.

Beautiful renovation. My nearly-two year old said 'wow' as she walked into her room! Very well stocked with toys, garden toys and everything else we needed for the little one. I enjoyed the unexpected adult luxuries too like bubbly in the fridge, lovely bath products and crisp white cotton. A very relaxing place to stay for a week.

Very comfortable and well kitted out for little ones. Decent sized garden and a nice park directly opposite. The welcome was wonderful and the whole experience very relaxing

We had a lovely time, Dorset is such a beautiful county to explore. The owners of the Cider House were very friendly and helpful!

We had a wonderful stay. Our hosts were warm, welcoming and the cottage is just lovely. We felt cosy, comfortable and relaxed. Of all the places we've stayed in as a family this is the only one I would absolutely love to own! Aw inter stay was cosy, and I hope to return in the summer too. Highly reccommended!

Excellent in every way

Lovely little cottage in great location with top of the range facilities for the grown ups and lots of cuddly toys for the little ones!

Beautifully decorated cottage, perfect for a relaxing holiday with our 3 year old son. Everything has been thought of, but the child friendly features have been subtly incorporated so the decor still feels luxurious for adults. Gated garden with sandpit and garden toys was much appreciated and enabled a welcome initial couple of days lazing at home! The owners have put together a fantastic information folder with top 5/top 10 lists of days out for children/children and adults and places to eat; such a refreshing change from arriving to a cottage with an overwhelming array of leaflets for you to wade through yourself... The icing on the cake was the community shop - 5 mins walk up the road, open from 7am-6pm every day (staffed by volunteers from the village) selling fresh coffee and pastries along with almost anything else you might need during your stay! Wonderful feeling of community spirit in the village. Although inland, only 1 hour from beautiful beaches so ticked that box too. Owners very friendly and helpful, and we would definitely recommend this place to friends and hope to come back once number 2 arrives...

A beautiful cottage, with everything that we all needed. The house was beautifully decorated, with a lovely nursery, lots of toys and books and all the practical things that you need with a little one.

Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings. Perfect for a family break.

Cider Mill is a beautiful cottage with a stunning garden and the perfect break for a small family. there was lots to discover and do in this gorgeous part of Dorset

A lovely cottage, with very friendly and helpful owners next door, and everything you could possibly want for young children.

Really enjoyed our stay here, just what we were looking for.

Beautifully renovated property with exceptionally comfortable furnishings. Had everything we could need, particularly toys and baby/child accessories. Lovely quiet village and welcoming hosts

Excellent in every way

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 49 guests.



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