Brockhampton Gate

Brockhampton near Sherborne, Dorset and Somerset (Ref. 19560)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The property

Buckland Newton 1 mile. Set in an idyllic and secluded West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the hamlet of Brockhampton, close to Buckland Newton, is this 19th century detached cottage. This lovely West Dorset cottage has been created from four former farm workers' cottages to provide a welcoming, peaceful, rural retreat, ideal for a group of friends or a large family gathering. Comfortably furnished throughout, this West Dorset holiday cottage incorporates many original features with little steps here and there taking you to different levels, some beamed ceilings, and a lovely wooden-floored snug where younger members of the group can play. The triple-aspect sitting room with its warming open fire offers a great social space, while five comfortable bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities and one boasting a basin and WC, provide flexible sleeping arrangements. Set in approximately half an acre of garden there's plenty of space around this West Dorset holiday cottage for the whole family to enjoy. There's a slide and goal net to keep the young ones amused whilst the adults can take in the lovely views towards the wonderful Bulbarrow Hill and Dorset Gap. A mile from your Dorset holiday cottage is the village of Buckland Newton, which offers a pub, well stocked village shop and Post Office. Locally, explore the wealth of footpaths which criss-cross this gorgeous Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or take the short drive to the picturesque village of Cerne Abbas, best known for its giant figure cut into the chalk downland. Take a day trip to Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast, visit Dorchester's bustling market or explore historic Sherborne with its beautiful abbey, castle and interesting shops. A perfect Dorset holiday cottage for an idyllic rural retreat, far from the madding crowd.


Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin, bidet and WC, 1 x king-size double, 3 x twin (one with basin and WC). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with open fire. Snug.


  • Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room
  • Electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, video, CD/radio, table football, selection of books, games, DVDs and videos
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Large lawned garden on three sides with slide, goal net and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Mobile phone reception is intermittent in this area
  • Note: Due to the different levels in the cottage accessed by several steps, the property may not be suitable for the infirm or less mobile
  • Note: No hen or stag parties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Home for our holiday”
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    • “10 members of our family, aged from 8 to 80 plus paddy the dog, really enjoyed a week in Brockhampton Gate. It was fun to visit historical places, admire beautiful scenery and enjoy amenities like the Swannery and Jurassic Beach. Then come 'home' to a roomy yet cosy cottage!”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014


    • “We had a lovely stay at Brockhampton Gate and would return.”

    Mrs Allcote, Swadlincote, August 2015

    • “An excellent location with lots of lovely countryside to look at and enjoy. Totally loved the tranquillity and space that this lovely old cottage provided. All the family thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent there. Hoping to return in the near future.”

    Mrs Dutton, Basingstoke, June 2015

    • “Gorgeous cottage with lots of charm. Cosy, warm and very clean in a wonderful setting. We all said we would return.”

    Mrs Muskett, Horsham, November 2014

    • “A lovely property in a lovely rural setting.”

    Mrs Puckeridge, Rochester, October 2014

    • “The cottage was very spacious and had a remarkable feeling of being lost in a maze with its quirky floors and numerous rooms, which I favoured and so did my friends. The kitchen accessories and appliances were great, and came in very useful. The large living room was spacious, and fitted us all in nicely without feeling cramped.”

    Mr Burman, Bristol, September 2014

    • “The location was great, nice views from the house and walking around the area was nice. Having such a large house for the group of us to stay in, fully furnished and well looked after. I would definitely stay there again.”

    Mr Mccutcheon, Wokingham, September 2014

    • “The location of the cottage was superb! The views in the morning from the master bedroom across the fields were breath taking at sunrise on a sunny spring day. We had four other couples join us for a birthday celebration and there was plenty of room. We would return.”

    Mr Bradshaw, Pewsey, May 2014

    • “Nice property with lots of of space, great for kids and adults alike.”

    Mr Hanley, Bournemouth, March 2014

    • “Cosy and comfortable cottage. We were 5 couples, walking and socialising over New Year and were well accommodated.”

    Mrs Daffarn, Hitchin, December 2013

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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.

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