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King Charles Cottage

Broadwindsor, Dorset (Ref. 1006503)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Dearing

    “Beautiful old cottage very clean, super comfy.”

    Beds really comfy and quality bedding. We have stayrd in this village before, and its really friendly, lovely pub , award winning local shop, fish n chip van on Tuesdays, excellent ...

    Beds really comfy and quality bedding. We have stayrd in this village before, and its really friendly, lovely pub , award winning local shop, fish n chip van on Tuesdays, excellent! Beaminster short drive away, for lots of small shops and Bridport about 15min drive for 2 x weekly markets, lots of shops, restaurants and supermarkets. Dog friendly. The coastal drive starts here to Weymouth. Abbotsbury is beautiful , pubs and tea rooms and swannery. ( no dogs). West Bay is a must! and close to Lyme Regis for day by the Sea. This cottage is so relaxing. Loved tge conservatory. spent most of our time here, watching the clouds and stars. Lots of birds to watch in garden, saw Blackbirds and Robins, with many others. The open fire in lounge was a delight in the evening ( use the smokeless fire logs) can get them in the discount shop in Bridport. Tv is a smart tv, best we have had in any of the cottages we stayed in. Take your netflix log in to watch, but plenty of channels as well. Cant wait to go back! Had to call owner once as We were unsure how to use central heating, but he responded instantly, on a Sunday too! soon lovely and warm. 5* from us and Banjo the dog. Took my 88 yr mum. Perfect for her, great walks from village too. low beams upstairs but manageable and adds character. x

    - Mrs Dearing, October 2020

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The property

King Charles Cottage in the sleepy village of Broadwindsor holds some impressive history.

This mid-terrace cottage is in the centre of the village, on the main square. King Charles once slept in this very cottage when he was fleeing from Parliamentary troops .

It still boasts many of its original features that the king himself would have seen and touched. Suited to a family looking to stay somewhere with character or a group of history lovers who want to explore the beautiful Dorset countryside, this property is a lovely choice. Enter into the spacious hallway where you can sit down and take off your walking boots in front of the woodburning stove and be welcomed in to the antique style of the house, with beautiful pieces of furniture and decor placed around the room and on the walls. Next door, you can relax on a quiet evening in on the sofa in front of the Smart TV, watching your favourite shows or a family favourite film, with a large open fireplace to warm you. The uneven floors, low wooden beams and steep steps all add to the incredible charm of this property.

As you head into the kitchen/diner down a few steps, you will reach the magnificent timber-framed conservatory at the far end. A large farmhouse-style dining table can seat the whole party and more, and the chef of the group can look on and stay in the conversation, thanks to the open-plan layout. Housing all the essentials is the utility room which includes the fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer freeing up more space in the kitchen. When it's time to head to bed, continue up the old staircase, and mind your head on those low beams, to find three delightful bedrooms to choose from: two doubles with one being contemporary styled with light and bright decor, and the other being the room King Charles likely slept in, holding a historic aura, and finally a lovely twin room with iron beds and views outside to the village. Serving the bedrooms is a contemporary shower room which has a slanting ceiling and velux window, and a ground-floor bathroom with bath and shower over. Almost all of the rooms have exposed wooden beams, slanting ceilings or lower ceilings and doorways due to the age of the property. Spend some time outside on a summer’s day and relax on the furniture in the enclosed courtyard surrounded by lovely plants and greenery, with another secret garden further back containing a vegetable plot and dining area with table and chairs. The village of Broadwindsor is within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so there are plenty of rural walks to be enjoyed on your doorstep.

Just a few miles up the road is the Stokewater Meadow Donkey Walking Days, where you and the family can be in charge of looking after a sweet donkey for the day, a brilliant day out for all ages. A few miles further will bring you to Mapperton House and Gardens where you can have an informative tour around this wonderful building, and visit the beautiful sunken gardens before stopping at the café for a bite to eat and a cup of tea. For a royally historic property, bursting with amazing original features, King Charles Cottage will be your home-from-home in this lovely part of Dorset.

Note: Low eaves and door frames throughout this property


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double and 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, and basin
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with conservatory
  • Sitting room
  • Entrance hall with seating
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed courtyard with seating, with secret garden and dining area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 100 meters Note: The AGA is not in use, however there is an electric oven with gas hob
  • Note: Low eaves and door frames throughout this property

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Beaminster 3 miles; Bridport 7 miles.

A charming west Dorset conservation village boasting a community-run store, a popular local pub and an interesting craft centre with restaurant. The surrounding countryside is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, abounding in numerous scenic footpaths, including those to nearby Lewesdon Hill and Pilsdon Pen, two of the highest points in Dorset. The small town of Beaminster, with its pretty hamstone cottages, is within easy reach, whilst the bustling town of Bridport, with its thriving market, the West Bay setting of TV’s Broadchurch, as well as historic Lyme Regis can be found within an easy drive. Broadwindsor offers visitors an ideal village base from which to explore this super area.

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Note: Low eaves and door frames throughout this property

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