Water Meadows Cottage
Water Meadows, Old Coach House
About Mark Butcher
Hi, I'm Mark, my wife Karen and I have lived in Maiden Newton since 2004 running a small architectural practice from home. We enjoy walking with our dog in this beautiful part of Dorset, motorbiking around the quite country lanes and running our two holiday cottages.
Mark Butcher purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Mark Butcher chose Maiden Newton
Maiden Newton is in the middle of West Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), surrounded by some of England’s most picturesque countryside. Despite being in such a beautiful location, Maiden Newton is a genuine working rural village and is not overrun with tourist in the summer months like many of our more better know neighbours. We have a friendly local pub, French restaurant, fish and chip shop, railway station and everything else you might need in the village. There are dozens of fantastic country walks right on our doorstep and it's just a short drive to the stunning Jurassic Coast with sandy dog friendly beaches and breathtaking clifftop walks.
What makes this Cottage unique
We are on the edge of the village enjoying space and privacy whilst only 5 minutes walk from the local shop, pub and railway station.
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Comfortable village base for exploring west Dorset
A comfortable cottage comprising two good size en-suite bedrooms with comfy beds and good storage.Both rooms have french windows leading to an outside space. The Sitting room/ diner has a large TV and a four seater table . The internal kitchen is small but well equipped.
We enjoyed using the hot tub - good for easing the muscles after a day’s walking and exploring .
The weather was quite chilly during our stay and we had a minor problem with the radiator in the sitting room . Lesley the manager responded quickly to my text and the problem was soon resolved .
The village has a pub and a restaurant and a village shop open every day until 9pm.
This property is well situated for exploring the Abbotsbury/Dorchester/ Lyme Regis area and we would definitely stay here again if we return to this area.
Thank you for your kind comments, we're glad you enjoyed the cottage and the hot tub. Apologies for the radiator problem and glad Leslie resolved it quickly, she is a real star! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
We had a wonderful time at Maiden Newton property 8123718,
Lovely well equipped very comfortable cottage/ bungalow with a gorgeous hot tub in a very private & quiet garden.
The village was very welcoming too in the shop,garage & pub we felt like one of the residents.
Thank you for your kind comments. We're glad you had a wonderful time in our welcoming village, found the cottage very comfortable and enjoyed the hot tub. Hope to see you again soon.
We really enjoyed our stay. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. The hot tub was great.
Lovely Cottage in a beautiful location
We (4 friends) booked a four night stay, to have a relaxing weekend, and that’s exactly what we had. Meadow Cottage is absolutely fabulous, and in a really lovely location. The property itself is clean, comfortable and well equipped, and also had a hot tub, which was thoroughly awesome. Thank you! Unfortunately, one of our friends couldn’t make it, so we are looking forward to making another booking in the future, so she can also enjoy a stay there.
Thank you for your kind comments. Wer'e glad you found the cottage fabulous, clean, comfortable and well equipped. Also good to hear you enjoyed the lovely location. We look forward to seeing you all again and hope your friend is able to join you next time.
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The property was outstanding attention to detail was good and there was everything you needed even things you didn't think you would need Lovely hot tub . Very central for exploring Weymouth, Dorset, Lulworth Castle, Kingston Lacy etc. and also lovely river walks and then a nice pub in village. Would definitely recommend this cottage for a very quiet relaxing holiday.
Thank you for your kind comments. We're glad you liked the cottage and the attention to detail, also the central location, river walks and local pub. Hope to see you again soon!
Well equipped cottage in pretty village.
This is a lovely cottage which is nicely decorated and well equipped. The owners are friendly & introduced themselves and made sure we knew where to find them if we needed them.
The hot tub is great to relax in, dressing gowns were provided and an airer to dry your things on.
There are lots of lovely little touches in the cottage, including some books, dvds and games, local attraction leaflets, information on the local area – and even a folder filled with various walks around the very pretty village.
Thank you for your kind comments. We're glad you enjoyed the cottage, hot tub and walks around Maiden Newton. Hope to see you again soon!
Nine miles to the Jurassic coast a stunning world heritage site. Twelve miles to Weymouth and all its seaside facilities.
Bus stop 50 yards
Railway station 500 yards.
Poole ferry port 32 miles.
Bournemouth airport 38 miles.
Dorchester 9 miles.
Bridport 9 miles.
Yeovil 12 miles
Weymouth 17 miles.
Lyme Regis 23 miles.
The Chalk and Cheese public house in Maiden Newton is five minute's walk and serves excellent pub food. The Petit Canard French restaurant opposite the pub is great for fine dining, and there is a Fish & Chip take away in the village. There are many pubs within a few miles drive serving everything from basic pub grub to locally produced gastronomic delights.
There are a huge range of activities available in the area, walking, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, go carting, diving, sailing, fishing to name but a few.