Detached 1 bed annex with parking in lovely south facing garden near the coast
Our family have lived in Dorset for over 10 years now and love this area. We enjoy spending long days at the beach and walking our Jack Russell, 'Chip', through the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Why Marianna chose Thorncombe
We've always loved Dorset and longed to live near the sea, so living here is a long held dream for us! The area is simply lovely: beautiful countryside bordered by a stunning coastline, great places to eat and drink, peaceful surroundings and, to top it all, friendly people. It's great to be able to share all of these things about our home with our guests.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful little hideaway in glorious countryside
The Cider House is a little gem, beautifully appointed and perfect for one or two persons. Set in owners gardens in very quiet countryside. Marianne was very friendly and welcoming and made me feel at home. Would highly recommend.
Didn’t end up staying
Unfortunatley, when we got out of the car to walk into the cottage, there was an overpowering smell of chicken manure.
We could not handle the smell, so sent the owner a message to say we would not be staying.
There was never any mention of the smell in the reviews that i read, so maybe we just got there on an off day. But we certainly could not enjoy ourselves there with the horrible smell.
We are in the middle of the country opposite a dairy farm, hence the rural getaway description of our property . There was no smell when I left for work in the morning and none when I got home. The tractors had not been out spreading the fields and no-one locally keeps chickens. It's a dairy farm, not a chicken farm. I'm sorry you felt you couldn't stay, despite the two responses I sent you inviting you back. I haven't had a single complaint about the smell since we opened nearly 2 years ago. Regardless, I hope you found somewhere that smelt more to your taste.
The cottage was ok but lacks a real kitchen. There is no stove but a small hot plate. The microwave is way to high so short people have to reach way above their heads and that is dangerous.
Thanks so much for your comments - very useful to emphasis for other guests about the limited cooking facilities. I am very clear in our description exactly what facilities we provide and there are sufficient photos to show the kitchen layout. We would happily have moved the microwave to the lower board had you voiced your concern at the time. We're always happy to help. I do hope you enjoyed your stay regardless x
Lovely, quiet and clean annexe
We stayed here as we were invited to a nearby wedding. It was a lovely little retreat, and was very clean. Marianna was a great host. Even though it is very rural, it’s not difficult to get to nearby places of interest.
Plus the bed is ridiculously comfy!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Cosy warm and clean accommodation away from it all with all the facilities needed.
Quiet pretty annexe ideally situated for exploring Dorset and Somerset
We stayed for two nights to get away from our busy life. The annexe is very prettily furnished, very clean,well equipped, quiet and warm which was essential as the weather was very cold. It is very well situated for site seeing in Dorset and Somerset and near to beautiful beaches. Marianna the owner was delightful. Thank you so much for a lovely weekend.
Pam, thank you so much for your lovely review and I'm so glad you had a lovely weekend. Do come again any time! X
We are in a small hamlet in the beautiful Marshwood Vale, surrounded by green fields and only a 15 minute drive from the coast. Perfect for walking holidays, exploring the Jurassic Coast or simply getting away from it all. There are so many things to do close by including restaurants, cafes, country houses and gardens, theatre and cinema and hundreds of beautiful walks. Please do let me know if you would like any particular recommendations for places to visit while you are here as I'm very happy to help you plan your perfect getaway.