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A charming thatched cottage in the heart of Dorset

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, WiFi
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books

Overview of A charming thatched cottage in the heart of Dorset

Private host

A charming thatched cottage in the heart of Dorset

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

3 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Blandford Forum, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAshley Wood Golf Club14 min drive
  • Popular LocationTolpuddle Martyrs Museum16 min drive
  • Popular LocationSturminster Newton Mill19 min drive
  • AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)38 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10
2153 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
Common area
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

A charming thatched cottage in the heart of Dorset

Family-friendly holiday home in Blandford Forum
Randypole Cottage is a listed thatched cottage on the edge of the famous village of Milton Abbas. The property is over 250 years old and was formerly stabling for shire horses and has been converted into a large cottage on three levels.The Lounge is spacious with very high ceiling with a cosy log burner and large full length windows with expansive southerly views across the beautiful Dorset countryside.
There is a split level kitchen and dining room.Stairs off the lounge lead to the first floor double bedroom, shower room and bathroom and on the second floor are two further double bedrooms.
The ground floor has under floor heating and a log burner in the lounge. Conventional radiators heat the rest of the house. A basket of logs is provided and more are stored in the shed.
The cottage faces south with a large patio area with garden furniture and a gas BBQ on the lower terrace.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Property manager

Tony Burch
Speaks English
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Cot/infant bed available
  • High chair
  • Children's toys
  • Stair gate


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Tennis on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Cycling nearby


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 2153 sq ft (200 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Charming Thatched Cottage Heart Dorset House Milton Abbas
Charming Thatched Cottage Heart Dorset House
Charming Thatched Cottage Heart Dorset Milton Abbas
Charming Thatched Cottage Heart Dorset

About this area

Blandford Forum

In a rural area, this holiday home is in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cranborne Chase and the West Wiltshire Downs, while Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum and Sculpture by the Lakes are cultural highlights. Travelling with kids? Consider Badger Watch Dorset, or check out an event or a game at The Avenue Stadium. Explore all the area has to offer with cycling and horse riding.

What's nearby

  • Ashley Wood Golf Club - 14 min drive
  • Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum - 16 min drive
  • Sculpture by the Lakes - 18 min drive
  • Sturminster Newton Mill - 19 min drive
  • Badger Watch Dorset - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Dorchester West Station - 19 min drive
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 38 min drive


  • The Hambro Arms - 13 min walk
  • The Crown Inn - 5 min drive
  • Milton Arms - 6 min drive
  • Royal Oak - 8 min drive
  • The Blue Vinny - 12 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 5 reviews
5 - Excellent 60%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 5 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 5 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 5 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 5 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful location
A great house withal the facility’s you need, plenty of room and a great location and scenery

4/5 Good

Dorset haven
A lovely, spacious cottage. Well equipped internally. Comfortable. Somewhat noisy plumbing and a need for simple TV instructions. The conctrete patio is a little lacking. A covered up BBQ adjacent to a washing line with a few plastic chairs but no table. It was hot during our stay and 3/4 sunbeds would be ideal. There is an outside dining table and 6 chairs but not that near the barbie. Overall though a good accommodation

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely cottage and surroundings. Not near to any bring all food and drink you wish to take. We went to the Hambro Arms in the evening for a lovely meal, which we booked a week before our trip.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2019

4/5 Good

Lovely Family Weekend
We recently spent the Easter weekend at this lovely comfortable cottage. Unfortunately the weather was rubbish but the cottage was warm and welcoming and was well equipped with all that we needed, including an endless supply of logs for the wood burner. There were lots of lambs and my granddaughter loved feeding the orphaned ones with a bottle. The cottage is set in the middle of the beautiful Dorset countryside and is farely central for travelling to any part of the county. I would have given this cottage 5 stars but it was let down by the description of a child's bed. This turned out to be a large cot type bed with immovable sides. My 6 yr old granddaughter would not sleep there and we ended up taking the mattress out and she slept on the floor. I'm sure we will return to this cottage.

5/5 Excellent

Charming, quiet countryside retreat
We had a fantastic time here and would love to come back :)