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Thatch Cottage

Buckland Newton, Dorset (Ref. 1132784)


Dream Cottages rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Karl

    “Lovely 300 year old cottage in stunning location.”

    Perfect place to escape and totally relax. The listing however was incorrect on one item: the en-suite. It is listed as having a walk-in shower, it has just a bath. It does have a shower over the ground floor bath which is typical of an old property ie it is NOT a power shower. So if you love having a bath it is perfect.

    Perfect place to escape and totally relax. The listing however was incorrect on one item: the en-suite. It is listed as having a walk-in shower, it has just a bath. It does have a shower over the ground floor bath which is typical of an old property ie it is NOT a power shower. So if you love having a bath it is perfect.

    - Karl, June 2024


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x double with en-suite bathroom, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor family bathroom with shower over bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed front and rear lawn with stream, garden bench, wooden swing
  • Two small or one medium well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub within 0.9 miles
  • Note: there is a £21 pet charge per pet, per week
  • Note: There is a rope handrail for the stair banisters which should also be noted
  • Note: Due to the historic nature of the cottage, being some 400 years old, the property has several steps and varying floor levels, this should be taken into account when booking as it may be unsuitable for those with mobility issues
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out at 10am.

The property

Nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is this three-bedroom, traditional chocolate box cottage, Thatch Cottage.

With large, beautiful gardens, tucked off the road with spectacular countryside views, this real home-from-home is perfect for those with young children and canine companions.

The interior of the property enjoys two charming floors filled with original features and exposed beams, complemented by contemporary furnishings to create an inviting space.

While away your evenings within the inviting sitting room, where an open fireplace takes centre stage alongside the TV and plush sofas, which are awaiting to be sunk into after a busy day exploring Dorset.

Alternatively, get lost within a good book within the spacious conservatory that enjoys far-reaching views across the meadows, an ideal space for those in pursuit of an hour’s peace and quiet.

The spacious kitchen comes with all the necessities to prepare a picnic or create your own Dorset delicacy, with the help of the electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.

Unwind and enjoy a delicious evening meal in the separate dining room, a great spot to catch up with your loved ones and plan the next day’s adventure.

Concluding the ground floor is the double bedroom, which boasts wonderful countryside views, chairs and table, perfect for additional family members wanting additional space to relax.

A further two bedrooms can be found upstairs, comprising of a twin bedroom and a double with stunning countryside views benefitting from an en-suite bathroom.

During the summer months, soak up the sun within the garden, where you can choose to lunch on the lawn whilst your dog stretches their legs.

Discover the small stream running along one side of the garden, whilst outdoor furniture and a wooden swing for the children make this the perfect place to kick back and relax.

Venture into the nearby village of Buckland Newton, where you will find a village shop and the Gaggle of Geese pub, where both children and dogs are very welcome.

Alternatively, drive to the ancient market town of Sherborne, with its wide range of independent shops, historic buildings, cultural events and festivals, or perhaps travel south to the ancient roman town of Dorchester, the county town of Dorset, which contains some of the country’s best-preserved Roman remains, a beautiful river walk and a good selection of tearooms and coffee shops for you to watch the world go by in.

With so much to see and do, Thatch Cottage is the ideal base for your next holiday in Dorset.

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About the location


Dorchester 12 miles; Sherborne 12 miles.

The West Dorset village of Buckland Newton, and its seven surrounding hamlets including Brockhampton, is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of Blackmore Vale, and at the head of the quaintly named Piddle Valley. The village is 12 miles south of historic Sherborne and 12 miles north of Thomas Hardy's Dorchester. Locally there are lovely scenic walks to be had, while a visit to nearby ancient Cerne Abbas is not to be missed, with its instantly recognisable chalk giant and numerous tea rooms and inns serving real ales and good food. Alternatively, travel south to the memorable Dorset Jurassic Coast, now a designated World Heritage Site, where many sandy beaches await you and provide visitors with great facilities for all kinds of water sports. Weymouth offers golden sandy beaches and a bustling harbour from which you can take a day trip to the Channel Islands. A short drive from here takes you to Portland Harbour and the rugged “Isle” of Portland, which is linked to Weymouth by dramatic Chesil Beach. With fascinating Sherborne and bustling Dorchester also just a short drive away, you really are spoilt for choice in this lovely part of Dorset.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas