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Comments from our visitors in 2017



Perfect little cost getaway, thank you!



A lovely relaxing week in our favourite place, the cottage is so comfortable and the surrounding area beautiful


Doncaster, Yorkshire

Another enjoyable stay!  We explored the New Forest including Lymington and Lyndhurst


Ferring, W Sussex

Once again, we have had a lovely week in your gem of a cosy, clean cottage.  Day trips to Swanage, I.O.W, Bridport, Weymouth, Osmington Mills - we have had a fantastic week!


Hexham, Northumberland

We have had a wonderful holiday staying in the cottage – we have been to some lovely places and the weather has been kind to us.


Belvedere, Kent

We have had such a wonderful time staying at The Old Exchange – it has been home from home!  Dorset is so pretty with lots to see and do, we enjoyed the secret airfield at Tarrant Rushton and Sturminster Newton Old Mill.


Selkirk, Scotland

What a wonderful week we have had here in beautiful Dorset.  The weather has been excellent, and the area is full of interest.  The Old Exchange could not have been a better base for our visit – a very comfortable and well appointed cottage.


Milton Keynes, Bucks

It has been a great and peaceful cottage to stay in, as we both needed the break.


Comments from our visitors in 2016



A great place to stay – practical and comfortable. We had a fabulous time exploring Dorset



We always love coming back to this lovely cottage. The comfort of the cottage and the beautiful countryside make for a relaxing break.


Bovey Tracey, Devon

Nice cosy cottage – weather was kind and we enjoyed Monkey World and the great countryside.



Lovely, well equipped cottage.  We really enjoyed exploring Dorset, particularly the abandoned village of Tyneham, and the walk back from Swanage to Norden having got the steam train out.  Stunning views!  Lots to do and see.



Another enjoyable stay at ‘The Old Exchange’.  Great days out to Kingston Lacy, Sherborne and Lyme Regis – hidden gems.


Adelaide, Australia

Ah! The Hardy Country – there is nothing quite like it.  The most beautiful places, history – unforgettable life experience!


Halifax, West Yorkshire

Really enjoyed our stay in this comfortable cottage. Couldn’t have asked for anything more – even the weather was fantastic.



Very homely cottage, lovely surroundings and a good base to explore Dorset.  The Tank Museum was well worth the visit.


Freemantle, Australia

Very comfortable little cottage, we enjoyed Dorset very much



Cosy, warm and comfortable – I left recharged. Thank you.



Lovely staying at The Old Exchange.  Very comfortable with everything we needed.  Would love to come again – thank you.


Comments from our visitors in 2015



A lovely base to explore Dorset, everything in the cottage to make the visit memorable.


Nantwich, Cheshire

Thank you for such lovely accommodation which helped make our holiday such a brilliant week.  We have fallen in love with Dorset


Dronfield, Derbyshire

Lovely comfortable cottage with all amenities.  Really enjoyed finding new places.  This is a real gem.


Maidstone, Kent

Had a good week – cottage great for couples.  Brownsea Island very good trip with lots of Red Squirrels.



Cottage nice and cosy, ideal place for touring around Dorset.  Enjoyed Compton Acres and Shaftesbury especially.  Hope to visit again.


Horton, South Gloucestershire

Thank you for a lovely holiday, cottage excellent, well equipped and quiet. 


Haverhill, Suffolk

Most enjoyable stay in lovely countryside.  Good trips around Dorset.  This is a cosy, peaceful cottage – thank you.


Sheringham, Norfolk

Very comfortable and a good base to explore Dorset from


Whitehill, Hampshire

Cottage and surroundings beautiful – can’t wait to return


Coventry, Warwickshire

A cosy comfortable home from home with everything you could need


Penn, Wolverhampton

Thank you for the lovely warm welcome, we have had a lovely relaxing week in your super cottage


Comments from our visitors in 2014


Taunton, Somerset

We have really enjoyed our two weeks – so beautiful in the Autumn colours.  The cottage has been so comfortable and cosy and just perfect for recharging our batteries


Harrow, Middlesex

Had an enjoyable time – see you again next year!


Bexley Heath, Kent

Ideal for two – lovely location.  Big fans of Dorset!


Alderley Edge, Cheshire

A very comfortable cottage with a well equipped kitchen in pleasant countryside – very convenient for many places of interest.  We particularly enjoyed our visit to Poole Quay.


Cape Town, South Africa

So enjoyed your cottage.  Everything was great and the countryside just so gorgeous. Kingston Lacy a must for gardens and Manor House.


Leeds, West Yorkshire

We have had a great week here, lovely well equipped cottage in a great location allowing us to visit many fantastic sights including the lovely nearby town of Wimborne.  Perfect for our first wedding anniversary


Uitgeest, Holland

We had a very nice stay, in a very cosy cottage.  Well equipped and a beautiful secluded garden.  Lovely visits to the nearby towns and the beach at Sandbanks


Ferring, West Sussex

What a little gem this cosy cottage is, in a beautiful county. We have had lovely days out including Swanage, Cheddar Gorge and Salisbury.  We have had an enjoyable week with great memories.


Brinsworth, Rotherham

A lovely place to relax, so quiet and peaceful.  We have really enjoyed this week!


Middleton Cheney, Banbury

A little Dorset gem!  Excellent accommodation, home from home in a nice peaceful environment.  Can’t believe we haven’t been to Dorset before and will definitely be back.


Worcester, Worcester

Lovely restful week.  The cottage felt instantly like home and we had a very warm welcome.  We found plenty of things to see and do; in fact the week wasn’t really long enough.  Hope to visit again


Guildford, Surrey

Thank you for an enjoyable week at your lovely cottage.  We like Dorset and saw new and old places


Swindon, Wilts

Much enjoyed our stay, thanks for all of your help – Orchids in good form at Badbury Rings


Norwich, Norfolk

“Just what the Doctor ordered” Home from home, cosy and quiet – how we like it!  The Old Exchange was an ideal base to visit relatives close by and the coast.


Sawtry, Cambs

Another lovely break – very comfortable and a good base for exploring


Wolverhampton, West Mids

We have had yet another super holiday at the cottage, a warm welcome as usual – see you again!


Whitehorse, Yukon Canada

We loved everything about The Old Exchange.  Thanks also for all of the great Dorset information we really used it and it made our travels more fun and pleasant


Kingston Upon Thames, London

Lovely, warm and cosy on arrival.  All our needs have been anticipated and catered for – an emotionally intelligent self-catering apartment!


Comments from our visitors in 2013


Sawtry, Cambs

A lovely break, cosy cottage and a good base for exploring


Harrow, Middlesex

Enjoyed our stay, loved the cottage and hope to come again soon


Wolverhampton, West Mids

What a great find this cottage is – we will be back!


Rogerstone, South Wales

The cosy cottage is welcoming, we loved exploring Dorset and parts of Hants and Wilts.


Barry, South Wales

Very nice cottage – just right for us, convenient for visiting relatives in Poole, hope to stay again.


Blackburn Lancashire

Thank you!  Lovely cottage – perfect break


Oldham, Lancashire

We had two weeks of glorious sunshine – the cottage is great and we really enjoyed our stay with lots of places to visit all within easy reach.  We hope to return.


Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey

It’s like a mini home from home (but with a better view!).  Every detail has been thought through and taken care of.  A great base, convenient for Wimborne and Blandford


Wolverhampton, West Mids

What a great find this cottage is – we will be back!


Watchett, Somerset

Very quiet, very cosy and relaxing.


Penn, Wolverhampton

The weather may have been cold, but the welcome was very warm as always – a great week, we love the cottage and the area


Comments from our visitors in 2012


East Runton, Norfolk

Thoroughly great week.  Cottage is lovely and comfortable.  Far too much to see and do in a week – hope to return.



Thanks for the loan of this little house in Dorset. We can recommend!


Cheadle, Staffs

We have greatly enjoyed our first holiday in Dorset.  The comfort and convenience of The Old Exchange added to our enjoyment.  Many thanks for the information which helped enormously in our search for wild orchids.


Burntwood, Essex

Enjoyable stay and a perfect base for exploring


Tamworth, Staffordshire

Thanks for a lovely stay in your cosy and comfortable cottage.  Really enjoying staying in this area of Dorset.  Hope to return in the near future.


Penn, Wolverhampton

Cosy and snug, comfy and warm – everything for a very enjoyable holiday.  We will return most definitely.  Thank you!


Comments from our visitors in 2011


Penn, West Midlands

Fantastic weather, you always make us feel so welcome


Cosham, Hampshire

What a wonderful find on the internet, a lovely cottage in a peaceful area of Dorset, you have made us very welcome.  We hope to return


Lemiers, Netherlands

Beautiful and comfortable cottage – have seen so much, would like to come back sometime


Thaxted, Essex

A good week, thank you


Langht, Lancashire

Delightful cottage with excellent facilities.  Highlights were Shaftsbury, Durdle Door, Kingston Lacy


Winterton, North Lincs

Cottage is very clean, well equipped in a beautiful area.  The notes on pubs and eating places are a boon when you don’t know the area


Karlskiona, Sweden

A pretty cottage in a beautiful area


Keynesham, Somerset

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, great weather


St Agnes, South Australia

Like visiting an old friend



Nice cottage and good location.  Far too much to do in a week so we will have to return!  Weather fantastic


Comments from our visitors in 2010


Andover, Hants

Yet another great two weeks – it really is like coming home!


Birmingham, West Midlands

A lovely cottage in a good central location. We have enjoyed trips to the New Forest and the seaside.


Ludlow, Shropshire

Many thanks for a lovely holiday home and your hospitality.  We’ve loved touring around many of the lovely Dorset ‘Gems’


Swindon, Wiltshire

Have really enjoyed our stay here, and exploring Dorset – lovely county.


York, North Yorkshire

We have had a lovely, comfortable holiday at The Old Exchange, exploring the coast and inland areas. The highlights were the New Forest and boat trip along the Jurassic coast.


Ardsley, Yorkshire

Very nice stay at The Old Exchange.  The local countryside is something worth looking after


Doncaster, Yorkshire

We had a lovely week, the cottage is lovely – we hope to be back.


Bungay, Sussex

Clean tidy and well stocked.  Dorset is beautiful.


Wolverhampton, West Midlands

We have had a great time and never tire of coming back


Llanddulas, North Wales

Dorset is beautiful and we had a great time exploring.  Cottage is great – well-appointed and a good location.


New South Wales, Australia

The cottage is just the perfect base – peace, quiet, beautifully furnished and a superbly comfortable bed


Somerton, Somerset

Very comfortable, well equipped, with good information on places to visit, plus almost perfect weather – a most enjoyable holiday.


Perth, Western Australia

Lovely accommodation in a beautiful location


Comments from our visitors in 2009


Andover, Hants

With all of the bad weather back home, it was nice to be here without a problem.  Another peaceful time and hope to be back again!


Lacey Green, Bucks

Many thanks for your help with places to eat – we had some very good meals!


Hartland, Devon

A super base to explore a lovely part of the country.  A very well equipped and convenient holiday cottage, many thanks.


Witham, Essex

A well equipped and very comfortable “Old Exchange”.  We had a wonderful stay – the cycling was most enjoyable and afforded us some great days out.  All in all a grand holiday !


Solihull, West Mids

Steam fair as interesting as ever – Lovely area of Dorset


Matlock, Derbyshire

The Old Exchange gave us the chance to explore the county and even the Isle of Wight for the day, an ideal base.


Reading, Berks

A great place to explore Dorset – good coastal walks


Knighton, Powys

Have explored many new areas of Dorset – the cottage has been the perfect base


Munster, Germany

We had our first time in Dorset and loved it.  Witchampton is a beautiful village and wonderful walks through a very interesting landscape.  Great place to relax


Ashstead, Surrey

We had a wonderful week again, beautiful scenery and a home from home – perfect !



A lovely, well equipped cottage in a peaceful location.  The weather has been superb – we will be back.


Huddersfield, Yorkshire

What a great find! This cottage is the best we have ever stayed in.  Comfortable, warm and the weather has been beautiful


Chorley, Lancs

We have had a wonderful week here with perfect weather.  The “Exchange” is a home away from home and a great location to explore Dorset



Our stay has been restful and enjoyable. We found the “Exchange” comfortable, clean and super equipped!


Wokingham, Bucks

We much enjoyed our stay here, and appreciated the well equipped house



Had a wonderful time as always, its like coming home!



Thank you for a comfortable stay, The Old Exchange is always welcoming, warm and well equipped



Very relaxing few days in beautiful surroundings.  The cottage is delightful, well equipped and tastefully furnished


Brittany, FR

Cosy Home from home, convenient to everywhere


Comments from our visitors in 2008



Great break, thanks.  Well equipped cosy cottage.



Had a perfect weekend break in a wonderful home from home.  Everything we could want – we’ll be back and we’ll tell all our frends!



A lovely warm and cosy cottage with everything that was needed to hand



A lovely weekend retreat away from the hustle and bustle, an excellent cosy cottage and great location


Solihull, West Mids

Great place to stay, central to lots of interesting places



You’ve thought of everything to make this a comfortable place to stay, so many thanks.  What a lovely place to live.


West Yorkshire

A comfortable and comforting place to stay in a relaxing part of the countryside


East Lothian

One of our best experiences of self catering in 30 years.  A well equipped and comfortable house, and superb for exploring this part of the country.


South Australia

I be free to go abroad – or take again my homeward road [visiting local relatives and childhood haunts!]



The Old Exchange is a pleasant, comfortable, well equipped cottage, situated in a lovely part of the country, Sarah and Peter we very helpful and made us feel very welcome, all making for a very enjoyable holiday, thank you



Excellent accommodation, one of the best we have stayed in – and we have stayed in a lot!  Dorset really is a beautiful county and we have enjoyed every minute of our stay here.



One of the nicest holidays we have had in a long time, lovely accommodation



One of the best places we have stayed at.



Lovely holiday, enjoyed exploring this beautiful area.  Very good accommodation, thank you.



A lovely place to stay - very comfortable



Nous avons en un immense plaisir a partages votre tres chaleureuse et cosy petit maison.  Encore merci de votre sympathetique accueil, nous nous reverrons.


Wimborne Dorset (!)

Our three week stay has been lovely – just right to relax during our house move.  The cottage is very nice and cosy.


2007 Feedback



As ever a very enjoyable break, enjoying the stunning coast walks and countryside.  Again a very comfortable and welcoming stay in this lovely cosy cottage



A wonderful stay in The Old Exchange – till the next time!



Clean and comfortable cottage in nice surroundings



Thank you for your lovely welcome, we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and “The Old Exchange” was ideal



Lovely cottage, beautiful location with lots to see



Nice area with plenty to do.  Excellent accommodation


Bromsgrove, West Mids

Nice place to relax, and enjoyed the cycling on bridle paths



Fantastic! We really appreciated the “little extra” touches.  Very comfortable and everything we needed for a lovely weeks holiday – the location is ideal for touring around.



We had a great time, accommodation 1st class


Wolverhampton, West Mids       

A most enjoyable week we will be back later in the year!


2006 Feedback


Hampshire               Dec ‘06

What a lovely clean and peaceful place to have spent Christmas.  A place to be recommended, we’ll be back!


Worcestershire       Nov ‘06

A lovely area with lots to do, cycling, walking, shopping – we’ll be back!


Berkshire                  Oct ‘06

…we enjoyed the peace, and the lovely countryside and churches, we would like to come again!


Gloucestershire      Sept ‘06

Although we knew Dorset, this area was new to us.  We enjoyed finding Kingston Lacey and RSPB at Arne for the first time. Hope to see you again.


Northamptonshire Sept ‘06

Our second visit to this lovely cottage, just as good as last time…


Surrey                       Aug ‘06

We have appreciated the cottage and location.  A most enjoyable holiday spent walking in the delightfully varied countryside


West Midlands        Aug ‘06

Our second stay was just as enjoyable, the cottage is so well equipped it’s like home from Home


Hertfordshire           July ’06

A really peaceful break, just what we needed


Norfolk                      June ‘06

What a lovely cottage in a perfect location, thank you for sharing your corner of paradise…


Essex            June ’06

A retreat with everything you need for a relaxing and pleasant stay.  The cottage is very clean and comfortable.  We enjoyed visiting so many places around the area and found the cottage location to be perfect for this


Kent                           May ‘06

Nothing left undone to make us both welcome and at home


Northamptonshire May ‘06

Delightful cosy cottage in a lovely setting – great area for exploring.


Warwickshire          April ‘06

Thanks for the valuable real-estate consultancy as we embark on the process of re-locating.  The cess pit tutorial was particularly enlightening!  The Old Exchange is an excellent retreat in a perfect location.


Oxfordshire              April ‘06

It has been an absolute pleasure to be back, as on previous occasions, faultless…


Buckinghamshire  Jan ‘06

Our second enjoyable New Year break.  Excellent as always & its all the little things that indicate your kindness and hospitality.



Feedback from our guest book during our first year in Witchampton



Cheshire       Dec ‘04

A most comfortable stay in your beautifully appointed “Old Exchange” and lovely countryside to visit.  We hope to come again!


Buckinghamshire  Jan ‘05

We have really enjoyed our break in this delightful cosy cottage, which has enabled us to visit some charming locations.  Many thanks for your hospitality and friendliness.


Devon            February ‘05

Excellent – See you again later in the year!


Kwazulu Natal, SA March ‘05

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and really appreciated some of the lovely little touches which go a long way to ensure comfort and happiness.  We already look forward to coming back.


Hampshire   April ‘05

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay – so comfortable and cosy.  Thank you both for a warm welcome.


Southampton          May ‘05

A beautiful place and ideal accommodation for a honeymoon weekend


Middlesex     May ‘05

A very enjoyable break with lovely surroundings both inside and out.  We could not have wished for better.  Thank you.


West Sussex           May ‘05

We love this place and have had a wonderful time.  It is the most comfortable place other than home we have stayed! Hope to come back.


Manchester  June ‘05

Delightful accommodation and welcoming hosts.  Already looking forward to our next visit.


East Anglia   June ‘05

A lovely cosy cottage and beautiful countryside.  Everything we needed for an enjoyable break.


Oxfordshire  June ‘05

Just fantastic – we plan to return again and again.


Newcastle Upon Tyne                  June ‘05

Very thoughtful amenities had a great time thanks!


North Yorkshire      July ‘05

A perfect place to stay which greatly contributed to us enjoying a lovely holiday


Somerset West, SA           July/August ‘05

A gloriously peaceful and comfortable five weeks which went too quickly, heaven.


Wolverhampton      Aug ‘05

This wonderful cottage and beautiful countryside, along with brilliant weather has made our holiday perfect.  We will be back!


London         Sept ‘05

For many years we have, from choice, taken self catering holidays and can truly say the “The Old Exchange” ranks high among the best of the places we have stayed at.


North Wales Sept ‘05

A very enjoyable and relaxing break in a “home from home”


Kent   Oct ‘05

Lovely accommodation, so well equipped ensured a delightful break


And still they come!


Thank you everyone for being so generous in your feedback.  We do listen and have added throughout the year items based on your suggestions to improve your stay still further.


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