Old Orchard Melbury Osmond,

Dorchester (12.5mls N), Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: OOMEO



This delightful house sits in a large established garden on the edge of the conservation village of Melbury Osmond close to Sherborne and Yeovil.

An ideal spot for guests who are looking to explore the local area with pretty villages and towns, the Jurassic Coast, beaches and sheltered coves all within a short drive. There are also a wealth of attractions to suit all tastes. Locally there are walks including through Melbury Park to the neighbouring village of Evershot with pub and shop. There are many Thomas Hardy locations (his mother was born and married in the village), Sherborne with its abbey and two castles, Montacute House, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm museum, Haynes Motor Museum, the Cerne Giant and on the coast Abbotsbury, West Bay and Bridport, Weymouth and Lyme Regis. Visitors can use the tennis and boules court in the village. Sailing (reservoir) and golf are also available nearby. Games room: garage with table tennis.

The spacious accommodation offers FOUR bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room. 1 further double, 1 twin and 1 single (with additional pull out guest bed stored underneath) . Bathroom: with shower attachment and separate shower cubicle and WC. Separate WC downstairs. Lounge: triple aspect with open fire (first basket of logs included), TV/DVD, french doors lead onto covered decked area. Dining room with double doors leading to lounge. Snug: with seating, desk, selection of books and TV/DVD. Kitchen/diner: kitchen refurbished for 2017 with electric cooker, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and TV. Utility room: with washing machine, sink and door to garage with freezer and stable door leading to garden. Outside: fully enclosed garden, mainly lawn with covered decked patio area with garden furniture and BBQ. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, electric, central heating, towels and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. 2 dogs welcome. Location: beaches 18 miles, pub 5 minute walk, shops 3 miles. Arrival 3pm.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

This property joined our collection in 2013 and is managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by A, 17th June 2017

Lovely lounge view from double French doors lead to an excellent view of the garden and when it was hot, it was lovely to sit out in the garden. Quiet location. It was lovely property, bedrooms were quiet, well appointed.

Reviewed by Kirsty, 27th May 2017

we would consider coming back here every year, we had a wonderful week, no one wanted to leave!

Reviewed by Lorraine, 19th May 2017

Beautiful house clean and very homely didn't want to come home . owners had thought of every think you could possibly need Very central for site seeing.

Reviewed by Steven, 12th May 2017

Lovely spacious cottage with everything you need . Very good size rooms. Nice secluded garden area. Only shame was the road noise from the A37.

Reviewed by Della, 15th April 2017

This was a last minute booking for us and was only for a couple of nights but wished it could have been longer. We were entirely satisfied with the accommodation which was extremely comfy with everything utensil wise you could possibly think of or need. We felt as if we were sharing a family home. There was plenty of room for family inside and in tRead morehe gardens. It was situated in a lovely picturesque village. Unfortunately there wasn't a pub to walk to or local shop. Central for sightseeing. Hide

Reviewed by Joy, 17th March 2017

Had a lovely time the house was very cosy and well equipped , but got up early due to the light curtains in the bedroom which would be better if blackout curtains were there.

Reviewed by David, 22nd October 2016

Despite the minor problems encountered, this was a fabulous property in a beautiful location, a house to die for. One of the best property's that we have stayed in. The property is situated within easy reach of some great places to visit.

Reviewed by Ian, 17th September 2016

great cottage very handy location for the coast or Haynes museum and fleet air arms been going for the last 3 years so cant be bad

Reviewed by Laura, 6th August 2016

This is a lovely, spacious, well equipped property and we (5 adults, 1 child and a dog) enjoyed our stay. However, the house does have a slightly tired feeling to it. All the single mattresses need replacing as a priority as they were not comfortable. The location is a little isolated and you will need to travel by car to get to anything, but if yoRead moreu are willing to drive, then this should make for a good holiday home. Hide

Reviewed by chris, 30th July 2016

A good base for touring the Dorset area although it is fairly isolated with regard to shops .

Reviewed by Christopher, 25th June 2016

Really enjoyed our stay. House lovely and clean. Also in a good location. You can hear some traffic noise, but didn,t bother us. A new mattress in main bedroom would be good,as very hard and uncomfortable to sleep on one that's there now. Loads of space for. Storing clothes in bedrooms. No noise from neighbours. Saw a Fox in the garden one night.woRead moreuld go to again if we're visiting that area. Hide

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View towards the property from the driveway
Lounge with open fire leading to decking & garden
Lounge with open fire
Dining room leading to lounge
Dining room leading to lounge
Kitchen area overlooking the garden
Kitchen leading to the utility room
Master bedroom with en-suite
Master bedroom with en-suite
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