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Characterful Quiet Cottage in the Heart of Dorset

Entire cottage hosted by Lisa
7 guests4 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
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Characterful remote 4-bed property in a beautiful village ideally placed for easy access to Dorchester and the Jurassic Coast. It’s the perfect spot for a relaxed family holiday.

It is perfect for a peaceful retreat located on the southern edges of the beautiful Blackmore Vale where many walking and cycling routes can be found leading from the door allowing you to take in the picturesque landscape that this area is renowned for.

The space
The house is situated just outside the village overlooking the Blackmore Vale meadows and lush landscapes, situated in its own private land on a gentle hillside with great views. The property is accessed via a secure yard shared, but separate from our personal stables where you will hear the tiptoeing of horses coming in for their evening meal. There are two farm cats Middy and Shumba, they live in the feed barn in the yard but are not keen on dogs.

From the yard parking area next to the cottage you enter a fenced patio which leads to the main cottage entrance door and lobby area. The original part of the cottage is believed to date from the late 1700s and although extended in recent time the calming colours, character and charm of this traditional cottage is sure to make you feel right at home, with low ceilings and original beams to be admired throughout.

The older part of the house has a cosy snug study/ lounge with Smart TV and open fireplace, this leads up a steep staircase to two bedrooms, double and a single with fabulous views. On the ground floor, you will find a WC and Bath.

Just off of the entrance lobby is a large stunning lounge with a Smart TV and an abundance of character features including a large open fireplace and 2 sets of double doors which open onto the south facing patio area.

There is a large open and spacious country kitchen, this delightful room is an inviting space for the whole family to enjoy and is well-equipped with an AGA electric oven with gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

A staircase from the kitchen leads you to the landing on the first floor where you will find a charming king-size bedroom with beautiful en suite bathroom where you can take a soak in the freestanding slipper bath, with separate shower and WC. Adjacent to here is a further double bedroom furnished with care and overlooking the Blackmore vale meadows.

Heading outside from the kitchen you will find a country garden with table and chairs. it’s the perfect space to enjoy a meal, or perhaps drinks in the evening. Leading on from here is a small orchard and a summer house, sure to keep all the family entertained, with TV and pool table. Or alternative get fit in the gym and relax in secret spots with a beer or gin and tonic looking over the meadows.

The property is situated in its own land, but we advise no dogs are allowed to run free on this land due to the horses and cannot take any responsibility.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

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4.79 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews


Where you’ll be

Buckland Newton, England, United Kingdom

This charming detached cottage is set in a quiet location on the fringe of Buckland Newton which was chosen by the BBC as a typical Dorset Village.

From the cottage, it is easy to wander to the friendly popular local pub (The Gaggle of Geese), which can be found just a 10-minute walk down the road. There is also a well-stocked local shop. The nearby area encompasses golf and fishing, or you can easily reach the towns of Dorchester (9 miles) or Sherborne (10 miles) which have a great selection of restaurants, cinemas, pubs and shops. Why not take a trip to the coast and visit the sandy beach and historic harbour in Weymouth or go fossil hunting along the famous Jurassic Coast.

Hosted by Lisa

Joined in June 2015
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This cottage has been our home for 27 years, we, unfortunately, will not be there as we are on our travels to Africa.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 5:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $134
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