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Old Gaol Cottage(Ref: OLDGA)

Cerne abbas, Central Dorset, Dorset
Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Changeover day Saturday Shortbreaks 1
80 % Rating
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  • Old Gaol Cottage is located in the charming and quaint Dorset village of Cerne Abbas
  • The cottage dates back to 1859, formally the village gaol (jail) and police station
  • A walker's delight with an abundance of walks right on its door step
  • Enjoy visiting the village tea rooms or pub
  • The county town of Dorchester is around 8 miles and the coast at Weymouth around 30 minutes

Old Gaol Cottage is located in the charming and quaint village of Cerne Abbas, previously voted England's most beautiful village. Overlooking the village is the Cerne Giant, at 180ft, he's the largest chalk figure in the UK; folklore surrounds his presence but there are associations with fertility. Old Gaol Cottage dates back to 1859 and is steeped in history. Formerly the village gaol (jail) and police station, it is now a quintessentially English country cottage which guests are who are looking to enjoy the finer charms of village life will surely enjoy. Decorated and furnished by the current owners, all around are individual touches such photographs of the area and framed and quirky momentos such as an antique truncheon and the jailers keys. Walking through the village you may choose to try the village tearooms for a morning cup of coffee or a delicious cream tea. A choice of pubs serves local ales and good food and the village is serviced by an excellent shop which stocks almost everything! All around is a walker's delight with an abundance of routes right on the door step, and as it is nestled in the Cerne Valley the views are magnificent, being a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The county town of Dorchester is an easy 8 miles away and has a great combination of shopping, historical and visitor attractions.  Around a 30 minute drive away is the coast at Weymouth which boasts a long and sandy beach, shops and restaurants. Many guests like to visit Old Gaol to recapture a simpler and less busy lifestyle in a pretty village for a week or so. 

Accommodation: Kitchen. Dining Room. Lounge. Cloakroom with toilet and handbasin. Bedroom 1, kingsize double bed.  Bedroom 2, twin large single beds.  Bathroom with bath, separate shower, hand basin and toilet.

Additional services: WiFi.  Night storage heating.  Flat screen TV.  Fridge / freezer.  Dishwasher.  Washer/Dryer.

Enjoy the Owners video showing a possible day in the life of Cerne Abbas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHh7tJUXQsQ and another showing the cottage - some of the cottage has been updated since: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JUhZhKWhcY

Cerne Abbas have in recent years held two lovely events in June, firstly they have open gardens and secondly, they hold a music festival which are both very popular to visitors to the village.  Please check websites for details. www.cerneabbasopengardens.org.uk and www.cerneabbasmusicfestival.co.uk



Ms W Barrett
We have arrived at your beautiful home in Cerne Abbas. It is more that we had hoped for and can understand why your guests return every year. We are very much looking forward to our week in Dorset - stayed July 2018

Ms S Allott
Very well equipped kitchen. Quality towels and bed linen. Very comfortable beds. Stayed June 2018

Mr P Heard
Nicely situated, well equipped cottage. It was clean and tidy and ideal for our stay. Close to village amenities and also handy for Dorchester and Sherborne - stayed December 2017

Dr J Stafford
Lovely cottage in a beautiful Dorset village. Very cozy and homely cottage, very well equipped, very clean and well maintained. Good quality bed linen and towels. We had a very enjoyable week and would definitely plan to return - stayed October 2017

Mrs W.M Van Den Berk
A well-kept, tastefully furnished holiday house in which we felt comfortable from the first moment - stayed September 2017

Mr & Mrs J Hopkins
The cottage was so charming and comfortable we loved it. And, it was the best beds we had on our whole 3 week trip. Cerne Abbas is well located for day trips around the area and we enjoyed dining at the local restaurants (2 of the 3) on 3 nights out of our stay. Surprisingly excellent for such a small town and very friendly owners and staff. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Mrs J Owen
We have stayed in this cottage for an number of years and always enjoyed holidays there. A lovely cottage in a lovely village - Stayed July 2017

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