- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months
13 Customer Review(s)
“Prides cottage is absolutely lovely a real home from home.”
The little village shop is a real gem and the chip van on Thursday fantastic quality. We walked hambledon hill and to Storrington amongst other great days out. We would definitely book again But unfortunately the cottage has been put up for sake whilst we were staying
The little village shop is a real gem and the chip van on Thursday fantastic quality. We walked hambledon hill and to Storrington amongst other great days out. We would definitely book again But unfortunately the cottage has been put up for sake whilst we were staying- Mrs Coram, October 2019
“Wooden flooring is quite slippy , especially for dogs and the lack of suitable ...”
Wooden flooring is quite slippy , especially for dogs and the lack of suitable floor mats/rugs makes it difficult to keep clean in wet conditions when entering- Mr Saunders, October 2019
“Prides Cottage at Child Okeford is superb in every way.”
First the owner is easy to contact and exceptionally helpful. The cottage is beautiful situated in a delightful Dorset village with all amenities easily available. Inside living is easy with an ideal configuration of rooms. Everything is accounted for down to a welcoming bottle of wine, milk etc. An excellently appointed kitchen, wifi, tv etc all available. The walks around the village across the fields are a must for anyone staying. Have never had such outstanding holiday accommodation which I can highly recommend.- Miss Newman, September 2019
“This was our second visit to Prides Cottage and we loved it even more then the first time (if that's even possible).”
The cottage itself is so comfortable and very homely. We felt instantly relaxed as soon as we walked through the front door. It has all the facilities you could need and more. The log burner is great for colder evenings. The location is perfect for exploring Dorset and there are lots of good places visit if you have a dog; Badbury Rings & Delph Woods, to name a few. Kate also provides extra towels for dogs, which come in very handy during wet weather. There's an outside tap in the garden which is good for cleaning off muddy boots. The garden itself is beautiful and it's nice to sit in the summer house listening to the birds sing, very relaxing. The village shop provides all your essentials and there are several supermarkets just a short car journey away. The Bakers Arms serves great food and the owners are very friendly. The fish & chip van that visits the village on a Thursday evening is a must. We are looking forward to returning again next year. Thanks Kate & Richard!- Miss Johnston, March 2019
“We thoroughly enjoyed our February week in this delightful cottage, which was a complete house with the extra bonus of a garden room!”
Everything was cleaned and equipped to a very high standard, and I would have no difficulties cooking for a family here. The fire had been laid for us, and worked well after our first inexperienced attempt. The beds were both comfortable, although we weren't at first used to metal-framed bedsteads, which were a little creaky. Bedlinen was excellent. The bathroom was really comfortable and warm. The heating worked very well throughout the cottage, and could be adjusted to suit. There's a huge fridge in the utility room, which we made good use of. Our tiny problem was with the height of four doorways, which were too low for my 6 foot 1 husband, and he couldn't remember where to duck! All ceiling heights were fine though.We loved the village, and all the people were so friendly. We used the little shop (super fresh baked bread and cakes) which is just a hundred or so yards away, and walked up Hambledon Hill, which one can do from the house. The village is very well placed to visit a number of interesting towns, provided one has a car. Our favourite was Sherborne, but we also went a little further to the Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach. There are plenty of local pubs for good food too. We recommend The Fontmel, The White Horse at Stourpaine, and near Chesil Beach, The Ilchester Arms at Abbotsbury (which is far nicer at the back than it might look from the road! Excellent service, good food). Arrangements worked very well, thank you.- Mrs Bill, February 2019
“The cottage is situated in a lovely village with two good pubs, a well-stocked shop (including its own delicious bread baked on the premises) and an organic farm shop.”
It overlooks Hambledon Hill which is a delightful walk and affords great views and there are pleasant walks straight from the door. The cottage itself is extremely well appointed with everything you could possibly want including little extras that you don’t usually find in a holiday cottage. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.- Mrs Gwynn, January 2019
“Really well located in a beautiful village.”
The cottage has everything you need and is lovely and warm. Really enjoyed our weekend- Mrs Ettridge, January 2019
“We loved this cottage.”
It’s beautifully appointed with everything, including tin foil (!) provided. It’s in the heart of a super village with excellent shop and 2 pubs. On the door step are many lovely walks and places of interest. It’s also a perfect house for dogs. Our two slept happily in the large inglenook fireplace in the kitchen! The only negative is the sitting room sofa is not very comfortable. We have rebooked for next year.- Mrs Clifford, October 2018
“Everything that was promised was there which makes for a very relaxing holiday.”
One of the best cottages we have stayed in.- Mrs Roberts, July 2018
“Prides Cottage was everything we expected from a thatched Dorset Cottage.”
The only minor problem was the traffic when we were walking to the Saxon Inn as there were no footpaths. The food was good and the clientele friendly in both pubs. The traffic was heavy compared to Northumberland but we were prepared for that having lived in Dorset for several years.- Mr Nattrass, June 2018
“Cottage was perfectly placed for touring around Dorset.”
Very friendly village.- Mrs Banbury, March 2018
“Wow! We have no reservations in describing Prides Cottage as outstanding, both in terms of facilities and location.”
The owners have spared no expense in the renovation of this property, with its bespoke solid wood kitchen, gas Aga range oven, plus other bespoke fittings throughout. The crocs, pots and cutlery are plentiful and of very high quality. The beds and bedding are of high quality and are extremely comfortable. The central heating/ hot water system is modern so there is no shortage of hot water and the cottage is lovely and warm in winter even if you don't want to light the log stove. Child Okeford is a very friendly place with a fantastic village shop which doubles up as a bakery and coffee shop. In terms of walking, the NT Hambledon hills are directly behind the cottage, and the trailway makes for miles and miles of flat scenic rambling. All very dog friendly. The coast is not far away, neither is beautiful Shaftesbury. We will definitely be returning to this cottage in beautiful Dorset again soon.- Mrs Crew, December 2017
“This cottage was a lovely, cosy home for our first holiday with our baby.”
The cottage is beautifully presented with every convenience you could need, particularly in the lovely kitchen and the log burner was lovely during the cold, damp December evenings! The owners provided lots of useful information about the local area as well as an excellent collection of walks, the walk up Hambledon Hill is a must! A good travel cot was provided and other items are also available on request. Dog towels, water bowls and permission to allow them on the sofa with a blanket (a rarity in holiday lets) were very much appreciated by us and our fur babies. Kate also returned some forgotten items to us which was very much appreciated. The village is lovely (if lacking in pavements!) with a handy shop in the post office, two pubs (we managed one where we were welcomed and had a lovely meal) as well as a Farm Shop and café. We thoroughly enjoyed our break in Dorset and would highly recommend Prides Cottage.- Mr Lee, December 2017
Found in the quaint village of Chile Okeford is this wonderful semi-detached thatched cottage, set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just 6-miles from the Blandford Forum.
Prides Cottage offers great accommodation for a small family or a group of friends wanting to get to know this fantastic part of Dorset, while offering character and charm within its walls.
The sitting room has velux windows allowing the natural light to flood the room, and create a tranquil space where you can nestle into the sofa in the evening, looking out of the bi-folding garden doors to the last of the evening sun.
A gas Masterchef AGA takes pride of place in the country-style kitchen, an excellent appliance you will love using to create some delicious dishes for the group to be shared at the dining table with a glass of wine.
Two bedrooms lie on the first-floor including a king-size and a double, featuring antique furniture within the rooms, with exposed wooden beams holding up the ceiling.
Enjoy the summer months in the enclosed garden, let your pet run around while you dine at the outdoor seating.
Take a walk up to Hambledon Hill, an Iron Age Fort which overlooks the nearby landscape to take in incredible views, so make sure to pack your walking boots.
Blandford Forum is where you can marvel at the wonderful Georgian architecture before visiting the Cavalcade Costume Museum to be impressed by the artistry and skill.
Prides Cottage is a gorgeous property to stay in, adding character and tradition to your Dorset getaway.
- Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
- Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
- Ground floor shower room with shower and WC
- Kitchen with dining area
- Utility with basin
- Sitting room with woodburning stove
- Garden room.
- Gas central heating with woodburning stove
- Gas AGA with two ovens and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, 40" internet ready TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
- Off road parking for 1 car
- Alternative roadside parking on first come, first served basis
- Rear enclosed garden with patio and furniture
- Two well-behaved pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 2 mins walk, pub 3 mins walk
- Note: Steep stairs, care to be taken and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
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About the location
Blandford Forum 6 miles; Shaftesbury 7.5 miles.
Child Okeford is a pretty village set on the edge of The Blackmore Vale, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to Blandford Forum in North Dorset. The village offers good pubs and shops, whilst the nearby ancient Iron Age Fort of Hambledon Hill dominates the landscape and provides wonderful walks and fine country views. A short drive takes you to the bustling market town of Blandford Forum, situated on the banks of the River Stour. It is renowned for its Georgian architecture, local brewery and Cavalcade of Costume Museum. Shaftesbury, an attractive hilltop town is close by, plus within easy reach is the county town of Dorchester, Sherborne's lovely castle and the breathtaking Jurassic Coast. This is an idyllic rural base for an interesting and relaxing holiday.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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