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Cosynook Cottage

(Ref. 1075037)

Winterborne Kingston, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, it was warm and comfortable, very relaxing."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Very clean well equipped cottage."

    The garden is small but totally enclosed. Local pub is within easy walking distance but there is no longer a village shop

    Reviewed by David3.8Mar 2024

  • "Cosy Nook Cottage was a lovely place to stay - we were in Dorset visiting relatives and exploring the local area."

    The cottage was immaculate and had everything needed for our stay. Will be more than happy to recommend to our friends and others if they should visit Dorset. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jan 2024

  • "Our 3rd stay here and just as lovely."

    The cottage is so cosy with everything you could possibly need. Garden great for our little dog and for sitting out. Great location for getting out and about. Can't recommend enough!

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2023

  • "Property is ideal as a place to explore the lovely countryside of Dorset and also Historic Houses of which we have just recently become a member of and so took advantage of visiting some of the houses and gradens in the area."

    It is also central to visit Swanage, Weymouth,Poole, Dorchester and Shaftesbury all places we enjoyed seeing. We know there are many other places to see and to visit in this area and we look forward to returning in the future to this lovely area to explore more of what Dorset has to offer. The cottage is well equiped and we really enjoyed our stay in Cosynook.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage has lots of lovely touches, a very cute style and everything was very clean and looked very new."

    It was ample for our short stay to support family nearby and had everything we needed. I was a little nervous of the Astro turf with a dog, I wasn't sure if I needed to do anything to specifically clean it, but the hose was very handy!

    Reviewed by Jody5.0Aug 2023

  • "Having a large car we parked in Church Road and walked the short distance through the lovely church yard."

    Np problem

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean cottage ideal for two!"

    The owners have thought of everything you may need and we had a very comfortable stay, making full use of the sunny garden. Idyllic setting next door to a beautiful old church in a sleepy village with walks from the door. Ideally situated to explore Dorset. Cannot fault Cosy Nook and can definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, spotlessly clean and decorated."

    Great communication from host and helpful book of all the local walks, shops and places to eat etc. Fantastic location for exploring Dorset. Thankyou we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a very convenient location for visiting this part of Dorset."

    Spotlessly clean and quite comfortable. Some pleasant local walks and the Greyhound pub provides friendly service and good food. Would stay again and be happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Cosy Nook Cottage - it really was perfect."

    Winterborne Kingston is a pretty village with a great pub - The Greyhound- just down the road , it was very handy for an evening meal and we even joined in with the Coronation celebrations there! Lots of places to visit close by - the week went in a flash. We were unable to park our car - Focus Estate - as the road was too narrow to manoeuvre it in but we found a parking place close by the Church - a smaller length car would not have been a problem. No hesitation in recommending this cottage

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2023

  • "This really is a 'Cosy Nook' cottage."

    Spotlessly clean with modern facilities and a good base to explore Dorset and Hampshire. Many thanks to Jeanette and Charlie for the arrival hamper. Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2023

  • "A very pretty cottage, well equipped & very cosy."

    Everything you could want for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Mar 2023

  • "Cosy Nook was excellent in every way."

    Easy walks from the door. A comfortable and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful festive break at Cosynook Cottage."

    The attention to detail at this property was exceptional, and we cannot fault it. The hosts had thought of everything, including decorating the cottage for Christmas and providing a lovely welcome hamper, and went above and beyond to ensure we had a comfortable stay. The secure garden and some great walks on the doorstep make this a brilliant option for dog owners too. Perfectly located to explore all that this beautiful part of the country has to offer, we would highly recommend Cosynook Cottage - our only regret was not staying longer!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Dec 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage to stay in."

    So well equipped and in a quiet rural location. The garden is perfect for a small dog, which we have. The cottage is very comfortable and within a short distance to both the A31 and A35 allowing trips to the coast a breeze. The off-road parking is a challenge initially but became 2nd nature after a few attempts. It would say anything larger than a family hatchback would be much more challenging. The only thing I would recommend is for a stairgate to be fitted, especially as the stairs are directly in front of the front/porch door.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Nov 2022

  • "Over all, very good"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2022

  • "People were friendly and helpful."

    The pud was good for food .lots of good walks in the area. (Would recommend O/ S map 117 in property).lots of interesting place to visit. Local Church was decorated for the haves festival look good .Would recommend

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is so comfortable and well thought out and all the amenities in the cottage are to a very high standard and it was very like a home from home."

    The parking space is not the biggest, as advised but I comfortably fitted our Juke in with room to spare. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch. The village the cottage is in is lovely and the locals are very, very friendly and the Greyhound is an excellent village pub/shop. We also liked the World’s end. But the connectivity to many of Dorsets finest locations was a real plus for us.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Sep 2022

  • "Clean, fresh and well-appointed cottage in a charming Dorset village."

    The hosts made us feel very welcome with plentiful local information & some nice 'treats'. Easy access to local walks and nice friendly pub just opposite. Location ideal to explore near and far: Blandford Forum and local shops 10 mins; historic Dorchester 20 mins; and Bournemouth and Poole a little further but offering a lot to do and lovely coastal walks. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2022

  • "Superb cottage for 2 … clean well equipped and very comfortable."

    The owners have clearly gone the extra mile in fitting out this cottage. Lovely little secluded garden at rear is a real sun trap. As clearly indicated there is parking space for one small car alongside cottage, but this was not a problem in our Audi Q2 (small SUV) Set in a delightful small village, with a lovely pub within walking distance serving excellent meals, (which also functions as the village shop. )

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent facilities in a beautiful area ."

    The attention to detail was immense . Parking is difficult but off street parking easily available

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "The owner has done and maintained an exceptionally high standard in this property."

    Gone the extra mile with contact and welcome pack. Very clean and attention to detail perfect. Ideal for two people, weather permitting a tidy small shielded outside area, well appointed with garden furniture. Ideal for alfresco breakfast and meals. Nice local area and friendly locals, plenty of eating and drinking places all in literature within the property. Coast resorts within 15/20 mile range. Enjoyed our holiday very much.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, conveniently located to access so many interesting places."

    The cottage is aptly named, just perfect we loved it. The host welcomed us with refreshments which was quite handy after a long drive. Regrettably we only booked 5 nights because of work but will definitely stay longer next time ! So many different things to do within a 25 mile radius. We loved it

    Reviewed by Leona5.0Jul 2022

  • "This cottage is just perfect."

    The owners have thought of everything and it is just right for two. The decor and fittings are all to a very high standard. The garden is a suntrap and great for relaxing. The location itself makes a great base for getting about. We have stayed twice and will definitely be back. Wonderful!

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2022

  • "Cosy Nook cottage is perfect for the couple who appreciate superb facilities, superb accommodation in a quiet location all within easy reach of everything that Dorset has to offer."

    Is it worth booking another visit? Definitely.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jun 2022

  • "WOW! This cottage is just gorgeous."

    Very well appointed, extremely comfortable and upon arrival it was absolutely spotless. Nice welcome pack too (thank you). I can't fault it. The parking space is, as the listing says, tight but part of the fun was seeing if I could get my Yeti into a space that was Yeti plus 6" first time. If you're thinking about booking this cottage; think no more, just book it! You won't regret it. The village itself is beautiful and surprisingly quiet and the natives are very friendly :)

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Outstanding!"

    We couldn't have wished for a better cottage to stay at this Easter weekend. Fabulous hospitality from the Hosts, Wonderful village location with easy access to all the tourist spots. Immaculate cottage packed with everything you could wish for. Totally blown away with the level of detail. We will certainly stay again and will be recommending this cottage to all our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Jay5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Cosynook Cottage."

    The cottage was well-equipped, comfortable, clean and cosy and the garden was perfect for our dog. Very convenient location with a lovely dog-friendly pub in the village as well. We really appreciated the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful, cosy, relaxing cottage with everything you need."

    A fantastic location to visit all Dorset has to offer then return to a very pretty cottage in a lovely, friendly, sleepy village.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    Everything you need is there and all is pristine. We did have a slight problem with the shower. The temp gauge was very stiff. The location is good. The parking although a little tight was fine for our Fiesta. All in all a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "Cosy Nook is beautiful exactly as described and more, it is very well equipped, the owners have thought of everything even down to a lovely welcome pack."

    There was a folder that was very informative about places to visit , eat out , local doctors and vets etc plus usage instructions for the appliances . Exceptionally clean and very well located for exploring the beautiful countryside and coast too . We loved our stay here and will definitely be coming again . Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jan 2022

  • "What A lovely holiday home."

    It was perfect for our winter break, with all facilities high spec and immaculate. We certainly enjoyed the welcome pack, in particular the lemon drizzle cake enjoyed with the complimentary wine! There was no issue parking,:we have a fairly big car and just loaded tge car up in front of tge cottage. There are plenty of local walks and the local shop is well stocked. A real treat for us was the local pub The Greyhound; the ‘locals’ were so friendly amusing us with stories about the village as well as useful information.. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful Cozy Cottage , Everything you need & so much more."

    This cottage Hugs you when you walk in, attention to detail , quality fixtures & fittings , soft towels, fresh linen , Everything thought of .. The location is ideal to plan daily adventure to so many wonderful walks , in such stunning surroundings. Hidden Gem

    Reviewed by Karla4.7Nov 2021

  • "Cosynook Cottage is absolutely fabulous and aptly named."

    The interior has been refurbished to an extremely high quality and loved the tartan / country theme down stairs. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and you felt like you were in your own little haven with plenty of walks on the doorstep. Would also like to mention about the parking - several comments below have said it’s not suitable for their vehicles- we didn’t struggle at all and managed to park our medium sized saloon on the parking space every day, we are sure you would even be able to fit a small 4x4 their too, so please don’t let that put you off! We would love to come back to cosynook very soon

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely stay at Cosynook Cottage, gorgeous cottage - very well equipped, very ..."

    Lovely stay at Cosynook Cottage, gorgeous cottage - very well equipped, very clean, great location for short drive for things to see, nice local pub, thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was ok, but was very disappointed about the promised parking - the space and access to park was extremely tight because of the small parking space and narrow lane outside - probably possible for a Fiesta-type, maybe possible for a Focus-type with great care and difficulty, impossible for ours (Passat) ."

    .. of 13 comments in the guest book this year, 6 were critical of the parking ...nothing on the website suggested there would be any difficulty, and the photographs of the drive are out of date and misleading (the neighbour has erected a fence alongside the drive, adding to the problems) - cottage information definitely needs updating.

    Reviewed by Neil3.1Oct 2021

  • "Loved the cottage, it was sparklingly clean and well appointed."

    The quality of fittings and fixtures was superb. It was obvious that a great deal of time and thought had gone into the furnishing of Cosynook. We are used to the high standard of Holiday Property Bond accommodation so we were delighted that this cottage equaled that standard.

    Reviewed by Una5.0Sep 2021

  • "Cottage was excellent however parking is a challenge!"

    Reviewed by Sally4.1Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Very well equipped. The owner had thought of everything. Enclosed rear garden ideal for our dog. Quiet location but easy to access nearby seaside places. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2021

  • "Clean modern well appointed Holiday cottage."

    Owners have spent time and money on a recent update. Parking adjacent to the cottage is tight but is not suitable for large vehicles! Minor criticism kitchen cutlery is difficult to clean due to bonded surfaces type design also the addition of basic butter/dinner knifes in addition to the steak knifes supplied would be an improvement. May return at some point but only out of peak season.

    Reviewed by Bernard3.8Aug 2021

  • "This is the most well equipped cottage we have ever stayed in, it was immaculately presented and absolutely everything had been thought of."

    The mid term clean and additional welcome pack and wine were much appreciated. I highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent communication from Sykes and cottage owner."

    Very clean on arrival, with welcome goodies including wine, cake, milk and doggy treats. So comfortable and well cared for. Have already recommended and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Jul 2021

  • "We enjoyed staying at Cosy Cottage and was beyond our expectations as everything was new and well thought out for a couple, also it’s location which wasn’t too near the seaside resorts so we enjoyed being able to be in easy reach of the near side towns, villages and the lovely beaches in Dorset."

    Reviewed by Ann Marie5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage which had been recently renovated with care and attention, beautifully coordinated decor throughout."

    Smart tv's in living and bedroom a definite bonus! A convenient base for exploring the local area and a good pub(with food) just 5 minutes walk away.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Jun 2021

  • "The welcome as u walked in the door short distance to everything for driving Beautiful walks with the dog"

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Jun 2021

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  • One large double bedroom with en-suite basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with P-shaped bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with log burner effect gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one small car, people with larger vehicles may struggle to park on the drive, additional parking on roadside in village
  • Enclosed patio garden with artificial lawn and seating area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Sorry, property not suitable for infants and young children

The property

Tucked away in the peaceful Dorset village of Winterborne Kingston, beside the River Winterbone, is Cosynook Cottage, a characterful end-terrace property that provides the perfect getaway for a couple wanting to enjoy the tranquility of rural Dorset, whilst also being within easy reach of the coast and its bustling seaside towns.

Park your car on the driveway and make your way inside this picturesque thatched cottage, hanging your coat and kicking off your shoes in the hallway, before discovering an inviting living/dining room, thoughtfully styled with matching tartan print on the walls and armchair, making you feel right at home as you sink into the sofa and flick on the Smart TV while the cosy log burner effect gas fire fills the room with warmth.

Set the dining table and join together for a romantic evening meal, lovingly prepared in the newly fitted kitchen, housing all of the appliances you could wish for, or open the patio door onto the enclosed garden and enjoy an alfresco meal in the evening sunshine.

The spacious double bedroom boasts a luxurious carpet, ample storage and a handy en-suite basin and WC, while the main bathroom on the ground floor offers a P-shaped bath with shower over, so you can grab a refreshing rinse or take time for yourself with a long soak in the tub.

The Greyhound Hotel is just at the end of the road and serves food, should you feel like taking a night off from cooking, while a community shop can also be reached in walking distance, perfect for picking up any last minute essentials, while nearby Bere Regis offers a pub, an ice cream shop and a garage/convenience store.

Here you will be within easy reach of a host of attractions, including a paintball centre, for those feeling adventurous, while animal lovers will enjoy discovering Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve, home to a range of rare reptiles, and Monkey World - an ape rescue centre, home to endangered primates.

Be spoilt for choice by beach days out, with Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth all within 20 miles.

Poole's beaches are closest, along with its RNLI Lifeboat Museum, performing arts theatre and harbour, from which you can access Brownsea Island, the largest of the harbour islands, owned by the National Trust and partly managed by the Dorset Wildlife Trust, home to a castle and wildlife centre.

Bournemouth's vibrant Victorian pier and Oceanarium will provide hours of entertainment; stroll along the seafront towards the picturesque sandy beaches of Alum Chine and Sandbanks Beach, which boasts incredible English Channel views and is particularly popular for watersports such as kite surfing.

The market town of Blandford Forum is a short drive north and provides the perfect gateway to the Cranborne Chase AONB, where walkers will be rewarded with unspoiled views and picture-perfect villages, and Dorset AONB, which encompasses dramatic cliffs, rolling hills and glorious sandy beaches.

You will not be short of wonderful day out opportunities from this idyllic couple's holiday cottage.

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About the location


Bere Regis 2.3 miles; Blandford Forum 6.5 miles.

Winterborne Kingston is a small village in Dorset, resting two miles north-east of Bere Regis and two miles south-east of Blandford. The village is one of many on the Winterborne valley on the edge of the dip slope of the Dorset Downs, and the River Winterborne flows through the village and is a tributary of the River Stour. Home to some basic amenities, including a Post Office, pub and an old parish church dating back to 1873, the village makes offers a quiet base for holidaymakers. Nearby rests Bere Regis and Blandford Forum are well worth a visit, offering a number of pubs, restaurants, cafés and shops, along with the fascinating Blandford Museum which tells the intriguing story of the town.

Off-road parking for one small car, people with larger vehicles may struggle to park on the drive, additional parking on roadside in village

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas