“Excellent cottage”Stayed in this excellent cottage 2 weeks ago. Welcome pack on arrival tea, coffee, milk biscuits and fresh eggs, which you also buy from owner. Rooms exceptionally clean and very spacious. Set in a quiet village and everything you want for a relaxing break.
- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Found in the pretty village of Buckhorn Weston, on the borders of Dorset and Somerset, this lovely, semi-detached holiday cottage is located within the grounds of a magnificent Victorian rectory, now the owner’s home, dating back to 1861.
The cottage was once the coach house used to stable the horses, carriage and groom that the Rector and his family required, and has now been converted into a stylish, modern 'carbon neutral' holiday cottage, with solar panels providing all electricity.
Inside, the well-equipped kitchen provides you with everything you need to prepare delicious meals for your group, whilst the oak-floored sitting room has a wall-mounted, flame-effect fire and opens out onto a private enclosed patio, where you can enjoy alfresco dining as you discuss your day’s adventures.
In the eaves are two good-size bedrooms, with fine views across the surrounding countryside from the master bedroom.
This lovely cottage provides all the comforts of home, plus the peace and tranquillity of a rural escape, and the local pub and restaurant are right on your doorstep, offering great meals and real ales, in case you tire of catering for yourself!
There is also a children’s play area on the village green, to the back of the village pub, just a two-minute walk away and plenty to see and do within an easy drive of the cottage.
Visit the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury and ancient Sherborne, whilst there is also easy access to Stonehenge, Stourhead, Glastonbury and Longleat.
A lovely Dorset holiday cottage, offering visitors the opportunity to relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings.
Two eaves bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Eaves bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with electric fire.
- Oil central heating with electric fire
- Electric double oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, slimline dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair on request
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Enclosed patio with furniture and Spanish-style coal BBQ
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop 3 miles, pub 2 mins walk
- Note: Although bedrooms are in the eaves, both have ample head room
- Note: £50 refundable security deposit required for use of electric security gates, to be paid directly to the owner and returned upon departure
- Note: Solar panels generate all electricity
- Note: No stag/hen or similar.
About the location
Gillingham 4 miles; Wincanton 4 miles.
Buckhorn Weston is an attractive village, nestling on the slopes of the picturesque Blackmore Vale in North Dorset, close to the Somerset border. This tranquil haven is only four miles from the towns of Wincanton in Somerset, to the north, and Gillingham in Dorset, to the east. A village of less than 400 residents, Buckhorn Weston’s award-winning pub has a reputation for serving good food and real ales, a great place to take refreshment after exploring the glorious, unspoilt surrounding countryside, whilst the beautiful parish church of St John the Baptist, dating back to the 13th century, is well worth a visit. This idyllic country retreat is also close to the historic towns of Shaftesbury, home of Gold Hill made famous by the Hovis advert, and Sherborne with its historic castles, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. Alternatively, explore Stourhead and its world-famous landscape gardens and stunning house, which offers visitors a day of fresh air and discovery. The delightful village of Buckhorn Weston provides a wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life at any time of the year!