Tel 01305871187 07920554277
Character Farm Cottages,
All Major Credit Cards Accepted.
We are now using the Freetobook online booking system. When you search for availability and prices on our availability page, a separate page opens up with all pricing details of all the cottages. Select the cottage rate you desire and a page will open up asking for your details. When you go on to the next page it will ask for a 30% payment via credit or debit card. (Totally secure provided by Sage Pay). Once the payment is made, your cottage is now booked for that period with no further action needed. Within 6 weeks of your arrival date we will send out a reminder email to complete the remaining payment again via credit/debit card. If your arrival date is within 6 weeks full payment will be requested . We pass on no extra surcharges to use card payments.
If you would like a daily newspaper delivered to your door, please contact Martin Jolliffe on 01305 871571. He normally delivers at about 0800 each morning. Also, if you don’t fancy cooking, Marshall’s Catering will deliver meals or cook at the cottage. Call 01305 871228.
We do hope you have a thoroughly peaceful and relaxing time in your chosen country cottage, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Also if you have any comments, good or bad about your stay please tell us (and future guests) via our the Freetobook review system or our own comments page.
Character Farm Cottages is personally run by Ann Mayo and her daughter Jane Elwood who take very great pride in ensuring the Dorset country cottages are “home from home” allowing you to have the perfect self catering holiday. Jane also runs the farm with her father, Rob. The farm is a mixed farm consisting of a dairy, beef cattle and arable. During the summer months, many of you will appreciate the sight of cows running the surrounding fields - a sight unfortunately becoming less frequent these days.
Many of our younger guests love taking the opportunity to help feed the young calves and pay a visit to the dairy to see where our milk comes from. Jane is married to Colin (generally known as Jake) who is in charge of cottage maintenance and keeping the website up and running. He will also do most of the email correspondence and bookings. When he is not doing this he is a long haul pilot for British Airways.
The holiday cottages have been an established self catering accommodation business for over 35 years and many of our guests still return year after year!
Arrival time is from 3:00pm onwards and we politely request you vacate the cottage on the day of your departure by 10:00am to allow our cleaners access to clean the cottage before the next guests arrive. During your stay one of us will pay you a visit to personally welcome you and check everything is to your liking.
Well behaved dogs are welcome and will be spoilt for good walking opportunities! The cost per stay is £25 per dog (max 2 dogs). Please don’t leave your dogs locked in the cottages unsupervised, unless you bring a dog cage.
Electric, heating and linen are all included in the weekly rate. If you require a extra bed with a duvet this can be supplied for £25 per week. In addition a high chair and cot can also be supplied. All the cottages are non smoking.
During the months of October through to Easter coal and logs are supplied. Also during these months we offer short breaks. During the summer months we do our best to stick to weekly Friday to Friday bookings, however do get in touch if you would like a shorter break - we will do our best to accommodate you.