Brook's Cottage

Duntish near Cerne Abbas, Dorset and Somerset (Ref. 29598)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Rating

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  • Sleeps

    4

  • Bedrooms

    2

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Pets

    Yes

Duntish Mill Farm

Two charming semi-detached holiday cottages on the owners’ smallholding in the rural West Dorset hamlet of Duntish, located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the village of Buckland Newton. Situated between the two historic towns of Dorchester and Sherborne, these two West Dorset cottages have been cleverly converted from the original 18th century barn. The cottages have been equipped and furnished to a very high standard, with comfy bedrooms, modern bathrooms and a well-equipped kitchen, plus you can relax in your own sitting room at your West Dorset cottage and reflect on a wonderful day spent exploring this delightful region. Each of these West Dorset cottages has a private courtyard, plus a shared front patio as well as an attractive shared BBQ area across the drive, where the hens run freely. The area surrounding these West Dorset cottages abounds in lovely walks, including the Hardy Trail and the Wessex Ridgeway, whilst a trip to the famous Cerne Abbas Giant, the figure cut into the chalk downs, is a must-see. Thomas Hardy’s home town of Dorchester and his birthplace at Bockhampton are close to these West Dorset cottages and are well worth a visit, as are the castles and abbey at Sherborne, Monkey World and the Bovington Tank Museum. The stunning Jurassic Coast is easily accessed from these West Dorset holiday cottages, which provide an excellent touring base from which to explore this outstanding area.

The Property

A charming rural West Dorset cottage in the small hamlet of Duntish. Created from the original 18th century farm buildings, this West Dorset cottage has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard with exposed stone walls, flagstone floors and a wealth of beams. There are two bedrooms at this West Dorset cottage, making it ideal for a small family wishing to explore this lovely part of the country. With one glazed wall and French windows leading to a private courtyard and with shared use of a grassed barbecue area, this West Dorset cottage is perfect for relaxing in whilst you plan the next day's activities. Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 29597, together they sleep 6.

Accommodation

Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Sitting room with dining area and electric flame-effect fire.

Amenities

Oil central heating with electric fire. Double electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Private rear enclosed courtyard with furniture. Shared front patio with furniture and lawned area with furniture and BBQ. Three well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Note: This cottage is situated on the B3143 and some road noise may be heard.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location

DUNTISH

Sherborne 10 miles; Dorchester 11 miles; Yeovil 14 miles.

Duntish is a small rural community situated on the B3143 which leads from Dorchester to Sturminster Newton and is adjacent to the attractive village of Buckland Newton. The village, through which the Hardy Trail and the Wessex Ridgeway run, is located at the head of the quaintly named Piddle Valley in the glorious West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A visit to nearby ancient Cerne Abbas is not to be missed, with its instantly recognisable chalk giant and numerous tea rooms and selection of inns serving real ales and good food. Alternatively, travel south to the memorable Dorset Jurassic Coast, now designated a World Heritage Site, where many sandy beaches including Weymouth provide visitors with great facilities for all kinds of water sports or explore fascinating Sherborne or Thomas Hardy’s Dorchester, both a short drive away. This area is close to so many interesting locations you really are spoilt for choice!

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