Situated in a tiny village, Marnhull, The Little House is in a great location to visit Salisbury, Shaftesbury and many other towns that make up pretty Dorset. The cottage itself is located in a small free village car park which is ideal if you have any extra cars (there is a designated space for one car). This may seem a bit strange at first but really wasn't an issue as the location is very quiet. The village has a small array of shops including a butcher and post office which are about a minute walk away from the house. (Can recommend the nearby Udder Farm shop for a great breakfast with local produce!) One thing I would say is it is very dark if you're driving at night as there are no street lights so would recommend arriving in daylight on your first night to avoid getting lost...
The house itself is semi-detached and there is neighbour access to the back of the property so you may see people walking back and forth from the lounge, from time to time. It is lovely with a modern, fresh feel and is basically a home from home - there is everything you could need! Of the two double bedrooms, the bedroom in the eaves upstairs is a really good size with its own ensuite. The downstairs bedroom has a separate bathroom which has a good-sized shower (and excellent water pressure!) No baths though, if you happen to be a bath person but this didn't bother us. The beds are also comfy with nice pillows and thick duvets. Towels and a hair dryer are provided.
There is a good sized flat screen TV with a DVD player and lots of DVDs to choose from. The wood burner in the lounge adds to the cosy feel but there is very adequate heating too. The kitchen seems new and is well appointed with all the appliances you could need including a washing machine and docking station. They also provide the basics like washing up liquid, liquid tablets, clothes horse, pegs, Hoover, cleaning products, etc. There is more than enough good quality crockery and cutlery to keep you going. No problem with wifi either (mobile signal isn't great though but that's to be expected).
The owners are a lovely couple and very kindly left some goodies, giving us a warm welcome. It's easy to see they have put a lot of care, thought and attention into the property.
Would definitely return to this corner of the world!