Welcome to our website named after our holiday cottages in beautiful West Dorset, affectionately known as Piddle & Puddle after the names of the two villages in which they are situated.

Important Announcement

We are sorry to say that after 11 very successful years we have decided to retire from letting our cottages for holidays. We know from the feedback we had that many people have enjoyed their time staying in West Lane Cottage and Wren Cottage so this has been a difficult decision for us to make, but it’s time for us to move on.

We are therefore unable to take any more bookings for Wren Cottage although some weeks are available at West Lane Cottage until the end of October 2018.  Our decision does not affect those bookings already confirmed – (31st August 2018)

To all of you who have supported us over the years we are most grateful and we hope you will continue to visit the beautiful county of Dorset which we love.



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West Lane Cottage


Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 6 miles to the North of the County Town of Dorchester, West Lane Cottage lies opposite the splendid Old Rectory.

Located in the Piddle Valley, in an unspoilt village amongst picturesque thatched cottages, Piddlehinton boasts a lovely church, the welcoming Thimble Inn and the Millennium Green with children’s play area and picnic tables.

West Lane Cottage adjoins a bridle path and is surrounded by beautiful countryside and near to the Jurassic coastline of Dorset. It is ideal for a short break or longer self catering holiday. Whether you are a couple or a family, you are most welcome to visit our dog friendly second home.

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The cottage has a lounge with a large fireplace and electric “wood burner”, leather sofas and reclaimed furniture; a second sitting room or playroom; a spacious kitchen/dining room completely refitted in May 2015 with oak worktops and built in Neff and Siemens appliances; ground floor cloakroom. Upstairs there is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room; second bedroom with twin beds and a bathroom. The cottage has a small private and secure garden with rear gate leading directly onto the bridle path.

Area information

Availability and pricing


Terms and Conditions

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Wren Cottage


Wren Cottage is situated in a quiet close in the very heart of the historic village of Tolpuddle, about 8 miles to the West of the County Town of Dorchester.

Enjoying views of the surrounding countryside over thatched roof tops, the cottage is ideally located to visit the many attractions the area has to offer including the World famous Jurassic Coast.

Very well equipped and newly furnished in 2011, the cottage comfortably sleeps four. There is a master bedroom with king size bed and a further twin bedded room. It has the advantage of a bathroom and separate shower room as well as a cloakroom on the ground floor. There is a sitting room with leather sofas, a kitchen with a full range of built in appliances including hob and oven, fridge and freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. A microwave and coffee machine are also provided. There is a dining area with round table and seating for four. Outside is dedicated parking for two cars and a secure private garden with garden furniture and a BBQ.

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Area information

Availability and pricing 


Terms and Conditions

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West Lane Cottage and Wren Cottage are known affectionately as “Piddle” and “Puddle” because of their village names of Piddlehinton and Tolpuddle.

They are owned by Helen and Alan Frost, together with their daughter Hannah and Watson our cocker spaniel.

We have successfully run both holiday cottages for a number of years and nothing gives us greater pleasure than the lovely reviews we get from so many holiday makers having enjoyed their stay. A number are repeat visitors, so we must be doing something right.IMG_1701

We manage the cottages ourselves as we believe we can provide a more personal service than an agency. We aim to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and provide as much information as we can both before and during your holiday; we are only too happy to answer any questions you might have about either of the cottages or the area.

Both cottages are very well equipped, have Wi-Fi for internet access, as well as being  ‘dog-friendly’. In fact some of our visitors have said they are better equipped than their own home!

Please click on the links below for more information.

West Lane Cottage, Piddlehinton 

Wren Cottage, Tolpuddle 

About the area


Terms and Conditions

Contact us


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To book your stay or for more information about either West Lane Cottage or Wren Cottage please complete the contact form below and click submit.

We will contact you as soon as possible.

Thank you.

Alternatively you can email us direct – enquiries@piddleandpuddle.com or phone 01243 785378