Review - The Hut, Dorset

There is something about choosing somewhere to stay that can turn my usually sensible and unflappable brain to mush. I blame a distinctly dodgy hotel near Cambridge - you know the thing, looks good online and yet, like everyone's idea of a dodgy internet date, in reality it is really rather horrid. Anyway, I'm now the nittiest of nitpickers when it comes to booking getaways.

Happily for me, the Sawdays website never lets me down and it was on here that I found The Hut. Straight away, I knew this would be the place - yes, it would involve a slightly lengthy drive to and from Weymouth twice a day to fetch & carry My Mr to the Jurassic Coast Challenge but I didn't care. An hour or so in the car to be rewarded by wrapping myself up here for three days...

The Hut - it really is perfect. The location, the design, the decor. The moment I walked in, I was happy. What more can you ask?

The Hut - it really is perfect. The location, the design, the decor. The moment I walked in, I was happy. What more can you ask?

This is the view from the deck that you can see in the photo above - straight out over the countryside. I have spent much of my weekend walking around the lanes and paths that surround The Hut or ensconced in a big armchair by the window reading. Either way, this view has been the backdrop to my days.

This is the view from the deck that you can see in the photo above - straight out over the countryside. I have spent much of my weekend walking around the lanes and paths that surround The Hut or ensconced in a big armchair by the window reading. Either way, this view has been the backdrop to my days.

The living area - that woodburner has been wonderful in the evenings as we cosy up and there is really nothing missing at all. The amazing flooring is reclaimed scaffolding boards, the side tables are old tea chests and there are blankets on the back of the sofas. It's like a secret hideaway for adults.

The living area - that woodburner has been wonderful in the evenings as we cosy up and there is really nothing missing at all. The amazing flooring is reclaimed scaffolding boards, the side tables are old tea chests and there are blankets on the back of the sofas. It's like a secret hideaway for adults.

Just a few of the details in The Hut that have made me smile over the weekend. The fact that the place is full of books has made my heart sing - they lurk everywhere like attentive servants waiting to be helpful. The beer bottles are taunting My Mr however as, due to his marathoning, he's been off the booze.

Just a few of the details in The Hut that have made me smile over the weekend. The fact that the place is full of books has made my heart sing - they lurk everywhere like attentive servants waiting to be helpful. The beer bottles are taunting My Mr however as, due to his marathoning, he's been off the booze.

More Hut happiness and the great details that I keep finding. On a practical note - the bathroom is excellent and My Mr has been much comforted by long hot baths post-race each day. There's also a large and toasty shower which I have struggled to leave each morning.

More Hut happiness and the great details that I keep finding. On a practical note - the bathroom is excellent and My Mr has been much comforted by long hot baths post-race each day. There's also a large and toasty shower which I have struggled to leave each morning.

The kitchen. Sigh. It's totally country, totally vintage and totally great to cook in. I have got to grips with the Aga but there's also a 'normal' oven and hob too plus fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. 

The kitchen. Sigh. It's totally country, totally vintage and totally great to cook in. I have got to grips with the Aga but there's also a 'normal' oven and hob too plus fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. 

Kitchen details - it's been a lovely place to be and all the meals I've cooked this weekend have been from Jack Monroe's 'A Girl Called Jack' and I'll be reviewing that on the blog soon too.

Kitchen details - it's been a lovely place to be and all the meals I've cooked this weekend have been from Jack Monroe's 'A Girl Called Jack' and I'll be reviewing that on the blog soon too.

The sign to much weekend happiness! So, the nitty gritty - the hut sleeps two in a gorgeous sleeping area upstairs. There's also a dressing/office area up in the eaves too. Downstairs is the kitchen, the bathroom, the living area and a small dining area. Outside, the deck runs around two sides of the building so you've always got a sunny spot to sit in. The garden is enclosed so dog friendly (although I didn't bring my girl) and there's also plenty of parking space. There's wifi, logs for the burner, coal for  the aga and towels provided too. Really, I absolutely can't fault The Hut at all - it's so perfect and a really special place to escape to.    *please note, I've not been paid/rewarded/bribed or coerced into writing this piece. It's just my humble opinion.

The sign to much weekend happiness! So, the nitty gritty - the hut sleeps two in a gorgeous sleeping area upstairs. There's also a dressing/office area up in the eaves too. Downstairs is the kitchen, the bathroom, the living area and a small dining area. Outside, the deck runs around two sides of the building so you've always got a sunny spot to sit in. The garden is enclosed so dog friendly (although I didn't bring my girl) and there's also plenty of parking space. There's wifi, logs for the burner, coal for  the aga and towels provided too. Really, I absolutely can't fault The Hut at all - it's so perfect and a really special place to escape to. 

 

*please note, I've not been paid/rewarded/bribed or coerced into writing this piece. It's just my humble opinion.