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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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Two charming semi detached holiday cottages found on the owners’ small holding 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 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.
One of two charming West Dorset holiday cottages, a single-storey barn conversion with level access throughout. This West Dorset cottage has open plan living accommodation with one bedroom with an en-suite shower room and is adjacent to a pretty enclosed duck pond with hens running freely close by. A perfect West Dorset holiday cottage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Note: This cottage is next to ref 7883 and together they accommodate 6 people.
All ground floor. One twin bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. 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.
Previous visitors' comments about Mulberry Cottage:
Lovely hosts and so cosy and relaxing.
Mrs Noakes, Warwick, March 2013
Cosy home from home feel. The cottage was exactly as described and was an excellent choice as an away from it all break.
Mr Broughton, Faversham, March 2013
The cottage was excellent, everything we needed, very clean and nicely decorated in a lovely location. The owners were friendly, helpful and welcoming.
Mrs Ford, Westerham, October 2012
Great location for exploring Dorset. Very friendly welcome from hosts and throughout our stay. Lovely cosy cottage with everything we could need including information and ideas what to do. We had a great week despite poor weather, which says a lot.
Mrs Myers, Stafford, October 2012