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Under Acre Cottage

Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset (Ref. 1062552)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Great stay - making pizzas was amazing - the kids loved seeing the sheep every morning - cottage was Comfortable and well Equipped.”

    - Ms Bennett, May 2021

The property

Enjoying a peaceful position within the Cranbone AONB is Under Acre Cottage, a 16th century, Grade II listed property, complete with a picture-perfect thatched roof.

This charming, chocolate box cottage can be found a short distance from the pub and farm shop in Winterborne Whitechurch and has excellent access to the Dorset coastline, offering a perfect place to call home for families of all ages.

Admire the countryside setting before pushing open the front door to reveal a handy utility, where you can kick off muddy walking boots and a washing machine is ideally placed for freshening up any belongings after an action-packed day.

Continue through the property to find a quaint snug, where the large inglenook fireplace housing a modern woodburning stove takes centre stage, before the plush seating arrangement and TV, where you can kick back and relax.

Just off the snug is a study, perfect for those seeking a peaceful space to do some reading or work, as well as the spacious family bathroom, housing a bath and a walk-in shower.

Continue through the property to discover a larger sitting room, where the exposed beams frame the L-shaped sofa and you can look forward to lighting up the fire to set a tranquil ambiance, as you get snug on the sofa while flicking through the channels on the TV.

Completing the ground floor of this wonderful home is a country-style kitchen, fitted with an impressive Rangemaster cooker to assist you in cooking up your favourite dishes, as well as a large dining table for everyone to gather to enjoy an evening of good food.

The character of the property continues up on the first floor, where you will find three bedrooms, consisting of a master bedroom with triple aspect windows with views over the garden and two double bedrooms, with one enjoying an elegant dressing table.

Begin your summer mornings stretching your legs out on the garden, where you can enjoying your morning coffee on one of the various seating areas before making your way to woodland area to explore further.

In the evening, spend quality time with your loved ones within the enclosed garden house before making use of the superb pizza oven for a unique experience.

If you can tear yourself away from this picture-perfect property, venture into the village centre to find a pub and a bar, where you can enjoy a well-deserved glass of something after a long walk, as well as a farm shop for picking up fresh, local produce to enjoy back at the cottage.

Better acquaint yourself with your surroundings further by lacing up your walking boots and exploring the cluster of walking routes within the AONB, including the long-distance Jubilee Trail or trek up to Bulbarrow Hill for breath-taking scenery.

From here, you could also venture to the nearby Milborne St. Andrew, where you can catch a glimpse of the seasonal stream running down from the chalk downs or spend the day at Gorcombe Farm, boasting opportunities for quad biking, paintball, clay shooting, archery, and even axe-throwing.

A more leisurely afternoon can be spent in the town of Dorchester or you could soak up the coastal scenery by visiting the delights of Weymouth, West Bay and Lyme Regis, or walk along the iconic Jurassic Coastline.

Bring your family to Under Acre Cottage to share a memorable holiday.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 986342, together sleeping up to eight people


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 2 x double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Garden room
  • Study
  • Oil central heating and 2 x woodburning stove
  • Rangemaster electric oven, gas hob, microwave, 2 x fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, 2 x TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and one basket of logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn area with seating area, a patio area with pizza oven, as well as a woodland/meadow area for guests to enjoy
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: There is a pond in the garden, please supervise children when outdoors
  • Note: BBQ not to be used in the lower garden
  • Note: There is a double sofa bed available for flexible sleeping arrangements

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About the location


Blandford Forum 5 miles; Dorchester 12 miles.

Winterborne Whitechurch, 5 miles from Blandford Forum, is one of eight Dorset villages in this area, which take their name from the seasonal stream which runs from springs high up on the chalk downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering glorious walks and superb views. Visitors can enjoy the village pub's cask ales whilst absorbing the picturesque village atmosphere. Within 3 miles is the charming village of Milton Abbas, with its neat, whitewashed thatched cottages, and splendid Benedictine Abbey, a sight not to be missed. Take a visit to the bustling market town of Dorchester, only 12 miles away, home of renowned Thomas Hardy; his birthplace at Bockhampton is also well worth exploring! Within an easy drive lies the stunning Jurassic Coast, with glorious sandy beaches at Weymouth and Swanage, dramatic Chesil Beach and Lulworth Cove and wonderful cliff top walks along the South West Coastal Path. This is a perfect location for relaxing and enjoying the delights Dorset has to offer.

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