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“A fantastic home away from home”
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The front of the property.
The bedroom showing the double bed
The lounge including the sofa bed
Another shot of the lounge
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Part of the kitchen
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Another shot of the bedroom showing the single bed
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Our delightful location with the guest accommodation on the left side of the photo
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The back of the accommodation showing the patio doors into the lounge
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Looking out across the field
A view over to our local 'Folly'
another view across the fields
Looking south west from the rear of the property
A greater spotted woodpecker in for breakfast! One of our many local wildlife visitors
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Bungalow -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Horton, Wimborne, Dorset, England

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Andrew G
2 reviews
“A fantastic home away from home”
Reviewed 6 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

The accommodation was fantastic. I stayed there with my husband, 9 year old daughter and 15 year old son for 4 nights during may half term and there was more than enough room. We have stayed in many caravans over the years and this was far better. They had everything you could think off. The kitchen had all the equipment you could need, really was like a home away from home. My daughter slept in the single bed which was in the master bedroom while my son slept on the sofa bed in the living room(which had to be put out every night and folded away every morning but was very easy to do). The bathroom was spotless and even had underfloor heating that was a nice bonus. No need to bring towels as they are all provided, they even had dressing gowns in the wardrobe to use it you wanted.
Outside was a nice little seating are that looked over the countryside and Horton tower in the distant(it's about a 25 minute walk to if you feel like it). There's plenty of information and leaflets in the the accomadtion to give you advice if you stuck for some thing to do.
The hosts Dennis and Doreen are lovely. We got on great with them. Loved hearing the stories about there trip to Zambia, my daughter loved the story about the hippos and elephants.If you need anything they are always around to ask and nothing is to much trouble but at the same time they understand you are on holiday and leave you to get on with your own thing with no interference.
We traveled down from the Midlands and stopped off at Avebury and Stonehenge on the way(highly recommend), so when we got there it wasn't till about 7pm, but on arrived we were pleasantly surprised to find a chocolate cake made for us by Doreen which was just the ticket after a long journey.
To me the place was brilliant,smack, bang in the middle of Dorset for easy access to all the counties attractions.
We enjoyed it that much we going to try and go back beginning of December if we can find the time, but will definitely return again some time in the future.

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Liked best: How quiet and out the way it was but at the same time close enough to all the attractions
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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7 Jun 2016
We are delighted and flattered by this very kind review. We Love to meet people and welcome them to Highlea. As long as our guests are happy then we are.Stephanie and her family were delightful people and we would love to see them again in the future. Doreen and Dennis
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76Heather...
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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“Wonderful Trip, had by all”
Reviewed 14 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We had such a lovely time, very relaxing place. The view from the garden was amazing, looking out across fields. The accommodation was of a high standard and everything was available to make it feel like home from home. Doreen and Dennis are lovely host's, so helpful with information about the area and the lemon drizzle cake was delicious. Our dog's loved their walk in the woods and though we were in a small village, it was close to so many places to visit, which really suited us and our dog's.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Sally M
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
“A treasure in Dorset”
Reviewed 18 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We had a wonderful stay at HIghlea. The cottage is beautiful with everything you could possibly want. The owners went the extra mile to make sure you were comfortable and happy. They let us have free use of their garden and even found some toys for our children to play with in their garden. The views were amazing. We feel we have found a real treasure in Dorset and will definitely be back. Fantastic value for money.

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Liked best: Beautifully decorated, comfortable, well equipped, great views and lovely hosts
Liked least: wifi signal wasn't very strong and didn't always work
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Lubica B
Bratislava, Slovakia
1 review
“Felt like at home”
Reviewed 13 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

A warm and cosy quiet apartment in the heart of the beautiful English countryside with wonderful views to meadows with sheep, rabbits and pheasants - one could not wish for more. But there was even much more - an exceptional hospitality and willingness of both Doreen and Dennis who had welcome their guests with the most delicious cakes and scones and even Easter eggs for children. It was an unforgetable experience and a very pleasant stay. We simply felt like at home.

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hk8813
Singapore
2 reviews
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“Comfortable home”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 for a stay in June 2014

I stayed at Highlea with my 2 daughters at the end of June 2014 on the first leg of my summer trip from Singapore. It was wonderfully peaceful and comfortable making jet lag recovery very easy. The huge chocolate cake baked by Doreen helped a lot too! There were plenty of towels and hot water. The kitchenette was very useful to provide independence and the little sitting room had a lovely view over the well-kept garden, open fields and an Iron Age fort. Dennis was very helpful and chatty with all my questions and even donated a large bag for my packing efforts on the last morning. Highly recommended.

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