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Downclose Piggeries

North Perrott, Dorset (SO040)
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All of our properties are no smoking
Ground Floor Bedroom
No Pets Allowed
Enclosed Garden
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
Games Room
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Swimming Pool
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We are also rated on Feefo, you can view the reviews here
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28 July 2019
Best cottage we've ever stayed in throughout Dorset.
Thank you Hilary & Tony for your hospitality & wonderful fresh eggs and organic milk.
J & S - West Sussex
8 July 2019
Thank you for lending us your beautiful, perfect cottage. We have enjoyed discovering Somerset, Dorset and Devon. We will return!
P & G - France
21 June 2019
We had a wonderful time - wishing we could stay longer! This cottage is beautiful and the hosts are lovely. Highly recommend The White Horse Pub too- the roast and fish and chips were excellent! Thank you Hilary and Tony - we'll definitely be coming back! x
E & J - Hampshire
21 June 2019
Lovely cottage, comfortable and well appointed. Friendly and helpful owners. A relaxing stay in beautiful countryside. Pity about the weather. Good access to the coast and interior, plenty of interesting gardens and properties to visit.Food at White Horse highly recommended.
D & D - Cheshire
14 June 2019
Another lovely stay, thanks again.. Weather could of been better.
29 May 2019
Very comfortable and well equipped attentive and helpful owners. Ate out at the White Horse and Sunday lunch at Lord Poulett Arms. Thank you so much.
13 May 2019
Lovely cottage, beautiful surroundings everything you could wish for. Lovely cake and granola.
K&R ........ Worcester
5 May 2019
Spotless lovely cottage, enjoyed a lovely break
J & R - Bedfordshire
5 May 2019
Spotless lovely cottage, enjoyed a lovely break.
J& R .......Bedfordshire
3 December 2018
We have had a most wonderful break in your beautiful cottage. Just what we needed for a recharge. This is an amazing place thank you.
The B's, Kent
26 October 2018
A lovely, cosy and well equipped cottage. Very friendly and helpful owners and brilliant location for Dorset, Somerset and East Devon. Wished we had booked a longer break but will definitely be back.
The B's, Wiltshire
20 October 2018
3rd visit, thank you once again. Recharged!
The S's, Norfolk
7 October 2018
We have had a lovely 3 day break - wished it had been longer! This is such a wonderful location and the property is perfect with everything we could want. Thank you so much.
The H's, East Sussex
1 October 2018
Thank you Hilary and Tom for being such wonderful hosts and allowing us to share your wonderful cottage. We had a wonderful time exploring the Jurassic coast and visiting Forde Abbey and Montacute House.
The M's, USA
6 September 2018
Wonderful property, pure bliss. Equipment ideal and surroundings restful - just what we wished for. We have loved staying here, one of the best RR's and we have stayed at many. But we had to leave.
The B's, West Midlands
27 August 2018
Lovely quiet cottage in a lovely part of the world. We have had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend here.
A & S Portsmouth
23 August 2018
Lovely short break in this delightful property, thank you.
The C's, Worcestershire
23 August 2018
Lovely short break in this delightful property. Thank you
J & T - Worcestershire
12 August 2018
Perfect place to stay for a week and relax.
Great accommodation, friendly hosts. What more could we ask!
Thank you.
B & S -Surrey
28 July 2018
Had a fantastic holiday, accommodation was wonderful.
A real home from home, feel sorry to leave.
K & N - Staffordshire
13 July 2018
As this was the most expensive cottage we had taken, over many years. We had high expectations and on the whole they were met.
The Piggery has been beautifully converted into spacious accommodation and the hamper was truly wonderful. We brought our own cake from the Farmshop and recommend the apple cider cake! Excellent standards of items. We have had an excellent time here. Thank you.
O & J - Northumberland
21 June 2018
Ditto all the previous complimentary comments about the property and friendly hosts!
Nice strolls from Eype to West Bay, around Burton Bradstock.
Thanks to Tony for the log which will be carved into a toadstool for our daughters Brownie pack.
Great property, great countryside and great weather - couldn't be better.
G & G - London
1 June 2018
Fantastic stay! Day 1 we did a 6 mile circular walk via St Martin's Church and Haselbury Mill and had a nice lunch at the farm shop at North Perrott. Then we drove to Burton Bradstock and got a takeaway fish & chips from Three Horseshoes Pub and drove to the beautiful beach at Hive Beach. In the evening we saw " Cat Stevens" at Electric Palace in West Bay.
Day 2 cycled to West Bay and back from here via Broadwindsor. Did a nice coastal walk to Eype which has a tearoom set away from the beach.
Loved being greeted by the horses in the morning. Beautiful converted piggery and amazing eggs & jam.
Thank you for all your friendliness and hospitality!
Mr & Mrs O - Berkshire
27 May 2018
What a great place to stay for a break!
So much care has been taken in the conversion of the building and a great welcome when we arrived with food and wine. It is so secluded here and the views are breathtaking.
A wonderful few days enjoying the coast and the countryside. Thank you for making it a really special and relaxing time.
Mr & Mrs P - Hertfordshire
21 May 2018
Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay, hamper, cottage and weather. We have had a lovely time.
Made use of our National Trust membership and really enjoyed the diversity of the gardens and houses. This is our first visit to this area and intend to return.
We have enjoyed the produce from the farm shop and a meal in the Whitehorse. We loved the victoria sponge & marmalade. So nice to enjoy home cooking.
We feel as though we have charged our batteries!! Thank you.
L & C - Hertfordshire
5 May 2018
We have had an amazing week here in this charming and perfect cottage which has offered everything we could possibly need ( and more!).
Even the weather has been good and we have enjoyed many walks in the beautiful countryside. Thank you so much for the generous welcome basket 'yummy lemon cake'. We are already looking forward to our next visit! God bless.
R & P - Cheshire
5 April 2018
Birthday break in a beautiful cosy homely cottage, thank you for the lovely welcome hamper! We are totally relaxed and enjoyed every second. We will be back!
J & D, West Sussex
10 March 2018
Good cottage with everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Will echo previous comments about White Horse and cake!
A & S, Staffordshire
7 March 2018
We have had a wonderful few days. The cottage is just perfect! Thank you so much for the delicious cake and welcome basket.
J & A, Herefordshire
2 March 2018
Delayed by the "Beast from the East" snow, we were delighted to arrive and have enjoyed a lovely couple of days here. Thank you for a great welcome.
Mr & Mrs T, Berkshire
15 February 2018
Staying at the Piggeries Cottage was like walking into our dream home with an exceptionally warm welcome! It's beautifully decorated (top spec). This cosy cottage is toasty warm, spotlessly clean, and sleeping in the bed was like sleeping in the clouds. The welcome hamper with fresh bread, eggs, milk, cheese, wine and all the other goodies was wonderful. This is the BEST cottage we have stayed in. Would we come back again? In a heart beat ... and why ... because it is truly perfections in every way. Downclose Piggeries cottage is stunning!
V & P - Devon
4 February 2018
We have had a superb stay at Downclose Piggeries. Everything is perfect and the cottage an oasis of calm. The only problem is that we can't stay longer. We will be back. Thank you.
S & W - London
21 December 2017
Thank you for a wonderful Christmas week 2017. A perfect place to relax & enjoy our welcome basket & delicious farm eggs. An English quintessential location- excellent cottage! Will miss everything! Thank you so much.
C & K, Berkshire
14 December 2017
Living just up the road, this charming cottage was perfect for an overspill of family all getting together for a 90th Birthday. Perfect in every way from the welcome hamper to the exquisite beds. Thanks for everything. We'd love to return.
The N's, Hampshire
3 November 2017
The perfect Rural Retreat! It has been a real pleasure to stay here. Cake scrumptious. Bed linen much appreciated.
J & A, Warwickshire
14 October 2017
Our second visit to this lovely cottage. Really enjoyed our week, so peaceful. Thank you again.
M & A, Norfolk
9 October 2017
Made to feel very welcome in this beautifully appointed piggery- lacked for nothing. Enjoyable break in Somerset- great!
S & D, Hampshire
19 September 2017
Really enjoyed our stay. Lovely cottage, we have been very comfortable and happy. We look forward to coming back.
B & D, Suffolk
10 September 2017
A beautiful cottage, you have thought of. Everything to make a happy stay. Thank you we will be back!
D & N, Hertfordshire
25 August 2017
Immaculate cottage in a beautiful location. So peaceful- just what we needed. We hope very much to come back. Thank you.
A & M, Hampshire
6 August 2017
Have had a lovely stay - lovely cottage with everything we needed. The welcome basket was amazing. Very peaceful and lots of things to see within a 30 minute drive. The White Horse and the Hive Cafe were great recommendations for food. Thank you so much Tony and Hilary for making us feel so welcome.
T & T, Australia
29 July 2017
Excellent Cottage, so comfortable. Quality! So much to do in and around Somerset/Dorset & Devon. Happy Days.
The W family - Salford
25 July 2017
Beautiful cottage in peaceful location. Everything you could need and fab welcome hamper. White Horse delicious food, we went 2 nights running.
P & R - Lancashire
20 July 2017
Another very relaxing and peaceful stay. Many thanks to Hilary and Tony for everything.
R & J - New Maldon
14 July 2017
We have had another wonderful stay here, loved it more this time! Thank you for the delicious cake, lovely flowers etc. So many thoughtful touches - Sorry to leave.
H & C - Surrey
9 July 2017
Excellent conversation with great attention to detail. We very much enjoyed our stay in such a relaxing and peaceful spot. Hightlights included Abbotsbury Swannery and garden and Barrington Court.
S & J - Stratford-upon-Avon
16 June 2017
Lovely cottage with amazing welcome pack with lasted for ages! Thank you for the cake! Never a dull moment with all your lovely animals, we learnt a lot. Peaceful and calm was just what we needed.
S & L - Kent & East Sussex
10 June 2017
Delightful cottage with many lovely touches. Pretty flowers, lovely cake and marmalade to name but a few. Many thanks for everything.
E & N - Edinburgh
26 May 2017
On the occasion of our first wedding anniversary - a lovely stay, amazingly peaceful. Great location and facilities. We would love to come back.
D & J - Northhamptonshire
13 May 2017
Wonderfully appointed holiday cottage in the most idyllic countryside. We have really enjoyed our stay from the moment we arrived and were able to enjoy the very welcoming tea tray with the delicious cake! The only minus with our stay has been the weather but the log burner has made up for that! Really cosy, and thank you for the lovely flowers!
Y & H - Eastbourne & Copenhagen
30 April 2017
We have had a wonderful time in this beautiful cottage, visiting such fabulous rural and coastal places. Really quiet farm, just what we needed, plus a delicious Victoria Sponge - perfect.
K & S - Twickenham
24 April 2017
It was a lovely break and good to come back to a relaxing cottage. Thank you for the bonus with the lovely cake.
J & T - Kent
8 April 2017
A delightful retreat, very well equipped and extremely comfortable. The welcome hamper was greatly appreciated and R particularly enjoyed stoking the log burner. We have enjoyoed exploring the local areas and can recommend the Hive, Lord Poullett and the White Horse for food. Hopefully we will be back.
M & R - Essex
27 March 2017
We have really loved staying at the Piggeries. The property is beautifully designed, appointed and equipped. We took notice of the additional touches – the snuggly throws, the lovely real flowers, the cotton buds and cotton wool pads in the bathroom, these extra touches were very much appreciated.
The cottage is exceptionally light, the décor and the window configuration create a very uplifting and energising environment. We also took note that everything was scrupulously spotless.
The Piggeries created a very comfortable and relaxing few days break away for us from our usual demanding routine. Thank you for your personal contribution to making our time away so memorable.

P & S, Southampton
3 March 2017
The most perfect Rural Retreat at The Piggeries to celebrate C's birthday. Nothing wanting in this quiet haven and very unique place. Hilary and Tony are the most wonderful, friendly hosts and breed some of the most delicious lamb we have tasted! Very sad to leave with lovely memories.
A & S, Wiltshire
15 January 2017
What a lovely 10 days!! Thank you for providing all that we needed to be happy and cosy. We loved the eggs and will miss them for brekkie each morning. Till next time!
J, G & G, Hampshire
29 December 2016
We have really enjoyed our stay here. Lovely cottage and surroundings. Thank you for the wonderful hamper etc. All much appreciated! (The White Horse 'Pub/Great food - The Fox Inn Pub/not impressed - Also Pub at Hinton St George v. good).
C & H, West Byfleet
22 December 2016
One of the best cottages we've ever stayed in. So comfortable and so peaceful. We hope to come back one day. Thank you.
The H's, Surrey
28 November 2016
We have had such a wonderful stay here in this lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the world! The hamper was a spectacular welcome which kept us going for days. Thank you so much - we hope to come back!
H & D, Cardiff
25 November 2016
Lovely cottage, well-equipped and clean. Thank you, we enjoyed our short break.
The H's, West Sussex
18 November 2016
Really enjoyed the long weekend - fabulous accommodation - the log fire came in very handy! Especially like the sheep who came to visit each day. Jams and marmalade were delicious. Will be back - thank you!
T & D, Berkshire
30 October 2016
"How lovely", we had such a wonderful week in your charming cottage. Lots of exploring of the Jurassic Coast and Dorset. We will surely be back. PS The cake was amazing!
P H, Surrey
25 October 2016
What a beautiful little place. Just what we needed after our wedding and after several months of hard work. The cottage has been a fantastic base to explore the surrounding areas as well as being as peaceful as we needed to have a lovely break away from our hectic lives. Thanks so much to Hilary and Tony. We certainly will be referring people your way. PS Thank you for our little wedding gift and card. That was an amazing thing to do.
L & C, Swindon
17 October 2016
Lovely stay. Fab cottage. Thank you.
T & S, Northamptonshire
24 September 2016
We have really enjoyed staying in your delightful cottage which is so comfortable and well equipped. The cottage has been a superb base from which to explore the beautiful countryside and coastline of Dorset. Thank you for your recommendation of the White Horse which was truly excellent. We have also had good meals at Winyards Gap Inn and at the Hive. A really good week - thank you!
K & J, Shropshire
19 September 2016
Lovely week, superb cottage. Position ideal for visits to family and friends. Hope to return soon.
A & M, Norfolk
10 September 2016
Really enjoyed our stay. Lovely cottage.
S, E & E, Plymouth
2 September 2016
We have enjoyed a lovely, peaceful stay in this comfortable cottage, very generous 'welcome hamper'. And great trips out in the surrounding area.
J & M, Nottingham
19 August 2016
Thank you for making it such a perfect stay. We had an amazingly peaceful stay - very relaxing. Keen to return!
N & K, Birmingham
17 August 2016
We've really enjoyed our three days in your lovely and well-appointed cottage - you have thought of everything! Thank you for the generous 'welcome' basket, although we weren't able to do it justice in three days. We had a fantastic meal at the White Horse - it's all been lovely.
J & T, Milton Keynes
17 August 2016
We've really enjoyed our three days in your lovely and well appointed cottage. You have thought of everything! Thank you for the generous 'welcome' basket, although we weren't able to do it just in three days. We had a fantastic meal at The White Horse - it's all been lovely.
J & T, Milton Keynes
7 August 2016
One of the most attractive and peaceful cottages - and we have stayed in many. Wonderful time!
The H Family, Harrow
31 July 2016
Peaceful and comfortable - perfect.
Mr and Mrs G, Hereford
26 July 2016
Cottage and it's surroundings are idyllic. We have had a really peaceful and relaxing holiday. Thank you for everything, especially the very delicious cake in the hamper.
The B's, New Malden
20 July 2016
Me and my husband had a wonderful three days in this perfect, well planned holiday cottage. Lovely and quiet surroundings. Made us feel so relaxed and peaceful from our busy lives. Thanks a lot for the welcome hamper. We will definitely be back!!
C & M, Kent
17 July 2016
A perfect three days' total relaxation. We love the cottage and wish we could live here forever. Thanks for cutting the path through the woods - a lovely walk. We certainly hope to return.
Mr and Mrs S, Kent
9 July 2016
We have had a wonderful time at this charming, peaceful and well planned cottage. We enjoyed visiting the Jurassic Coast and lovely gardens in Somerset and Dorset. Thank you for the lovely cake.
N, A & J, Kent
2 July 2016
Perfect! Thank you for such a lovely cottage. The cake was delicious and we enjoyed the woodland walks. We had some great days out to Bridport, West Bay, Lyme Regis, and several trips to the farm shop and had lunch and coffee. Dined at the White Horse - Superb! Will miss the chickens, sheep, guinea fowl and rabbit. Thanks again
Mr and Mrs C, Surrey
11 June 2016
We've had a lovely weekend. The cottage is perfect and we will definitely be back. Thank you for the welcome basket and cake!
Mr & Mrs H, Shirley

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