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Rectory Coach House

(Ref. 921681)

Buckhorn Weston, Dorset Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "The coach house is a little gem, we was met by Linda and she made us feel most welcome and helpful with the local attractions."

    The property is well equipped and comfortable, rooms are large and light with great views across the countryside. Outside you have a private courtyard so you can enjoy breakfast in the sun. The location is in a small village very quiet, with a nice pub 3min walk away (The Stapleton Arms ) serving perfect food not to be missed, also well situated for getting about and seeing all the sights and attractions, Would defiantly recommend to family and friends.

    Thank you Ronald for your kind words, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely property and owners"

    Reviewed by Georgina4.7Sep 2023

  • "Sehr schöne Ferienwohnung und sehr gut gelegen für Ausflüge in die Umgebung."

    Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Guter Pub im Ort.

    Reviewed by Annett5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Rectory Coach House."

    The facilities were extremely good and it was situated in a very convenient position to see lots of attractions but it was also very quiet. The accommodation had everything you need and was very comfortable and clean. I have a back problem and normally really struggle with mattresses but the bed at Rectory Coach House was so comfortable I didn’t need to use my portable special topper. The owner kindly left us a few necessities including milk, tea coffee, wine chocolate and biscuits. We will definitely be booking here again.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Jul 2023

  • "Just perfect."

    Just perfect for a comfortable quiet stay and a base to explore the area. That's exactly what we had. The property lacked nothing as far as we were concerned and Linda, the owner, is lovely - and very busy. No faults.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really excellent property."

    Superbly maintained. great location.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Just a lovely spot which I would highly recommend."

    The owner was the perfect host and we were left a lovely arrival hamper which was greatly appreciated and enjoyed . The property was comfortable , well laid out , with everything you could need and more . Ideal location to explore the whole county with good local amenities , the local pub being just a few minutes walk , and the food was extremely good . All in all a wonderful holiday 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "A very clean and comfortable cosy cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2023

  • "A very well planned and equipped property, quiet, in an attractive village with a good pub just down the road serving excellent food."

    The hostess is friendly and helpful but not obtrusive. Definitely a good stay!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a gem, well equipped accommodation with such friendly and helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great time at the Rectory and would recommend it without hesitation and Linda was an excellent host, friendly and helpful."

    Would book again if holidaying in the area.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Sep 2022

  • "Property was clean, comfortable, spacious and very well equipped and nicely furnished."

    Although in the grounds of owner's home it was quite private and quiet. Owner was friendly and helpful, but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2022

  • "Everything we needed for a lovely holiday, our host was very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Thank you to LInda for a wonderful stay ."

    Fabulous location for exploring 4 counties . The property was clean , comfortable and well appointed . I would recommend highly

    Thank you Peter for your kind words, we are happy that your experience with us was an enjoyable one. Kind regards, Linda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was immaculate."

    We loved the flowers and welcome basket. Very nice. A big negative for us were the notes on lots of things in the house that said "Leave here". Also, there were exact enough plates and cups. 4 of each. (The big plates were too big for the dishwasher, you had to lie them down.) And also the fact that we had to shut the windows (We got an email at 08.10 in the morning!) even with just a drizzle, was a big negative. We had already checked and there was no water falling on the windowsill!

    Hi Klaartje, Thank you for your response. We have never had a negative response to the amount of crockery supplied before. Yes, we do have 4 of everything but that does include side plates, main plates, pasta bowls, pudding bowls, cups & saucers & mugs which has never been an issue and we do supply enough dishwasher tablets & washing up liquid for the week. I am sorry that you felt that the reminder to pull in the windows if it was raining to protect our furnishings was inappropriate as explained in our Information Folder but glad that you appreciated the Welcome Basket & flowers. Kind regards, Linda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Klaartje3.4Aug 2022

  • "A lovely holiday home set in beautiful Dorset countryside."

    We had a very peaceful, relaxing and comfortable stay. Linda made us feel very welcome and the basket of treats and bottle of wine were much appreciated. There's a great pub just a two minute walk down the lane which is perfect for soaking up the evening sun over a pint and a bite to eat. Ruth & JP.

    Reviewed by Jean-paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely property, in a beautiful peaceful location."

    Spotlessly clean and very well appointed. We had a very comfortable stay and thankyou to Linda for being such an accomodating and helpful host. We would not hesitate to recommend. Paul and Jenny

    Thank you Jenny, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Linda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable and well equipped cottage in a peaceful location."

    Beautiful views over the garden and Dorset countryside can be enjoyed whilst sitting on the patio with a glass of wine! A perfect location from which to explore this lovely part of Dorset. Thank you Linda for being so welcoming and for the basket of goodies. I would recommend with no hesitation.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage ideally suited for visiting local gardens and stately homes etc."

    good little pub a walk away.

    Thank you Derek for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful place defeinitely recommend for those looking for a quiet stay in nature."

    Reviewed by Ajna5.0Apr 2022

  • "Your web site described The Coach House, Buckhorn Weston "EXACTLY"."

    The description on your site reflected what we found on our arrival. The welcome pack of milk, tea, coffee and wine, put us promptly into holiday mood! A very well equipped and comfortable cottage feel, in an excellent location. The house and area information was ideal, we were also pleased with the Covid precautions that are observed by the owners, who are very helpful but not intrusive. This is on our "Must come here again" list!

    Reviewed by J5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    The owner, Linda, is very helpful and friendly. A welcome basket was left on the kitchen table for our arrival which contained tea, coffee, biscuits, wine and chocolate which was lovely. There was also a pint of milk in the fridge. The cottage had everything that you would need for a very comfortable stay. Very quiet location if you are looking to relax. Lots of places nearby to visit. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely holiday in lovely house, very clean and well equipped everything that you would need to have good holiday."

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Very clean on arrival. Could not ask for more!

    Reviewed by Vik5.0Aug 2021

  • "Spent a week at Rectory Coach House and had a fabulous week."

    It's in the perfect location for exploring the whole of Dorset and further attractions such as Stone Henge and Cheddar Gorge. The village is quiet and the local pub was lovely and only a 2 min walk. The cottage itself was absolutely immaculate and was equipped with everything we needed and much more! They have thought of absolutely everything - a home from home. The welcome basket with coffee/tea/sugar, wine, chocolate and biscuits was a lovely touch. Linda was extremely friendly and obliging - nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful holiday accommodation ideally located for exploring rural Dorset."

    The accommodation was spotless and everything you could possibly need was on hand, with welcoming hosts who were very helpful and the chocolate, milk, biscuits and wine waiting on our arrival was much appreciated. The outside area with neighbouring sheep is an added bonus, overall everything was perfect. Highly recommend!!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2021

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a quiet location enabling visits to many local places."

    Beautiful distant views through the trees and over the fountain in the entrance courtyard. Private outdoor seating area with sun and shade. We had a very relaxing stay

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Old Rectory Coachouse very much."

    Upon entering the Coachouse we were met by a pretty card with a lovely welcome message in it together with goodies to enjoy during the week Our host was extremely thoughtful and friendly and came to welcome us after we had a chance to settle in. The property is very tastefully decorated and cosy and it was lovely to sit outside under the pergola in the dappled sunshine. The village is very pretty, well kept and quiet with only a pub which was very nice with excellent food. There are also two supermarkets which are a short drive away. We had a very peaceful and relaxed holiday which was much needed.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2021

  • "Everything was perfect."

    There are lots of things to do and see in the surrounding area. The owners are nice and friendly. Everything was clean and everything you needed was there.

    Reviewed by Nell5.0Sep 2019

  • "The property is in first class condition and situated in a nice village with a good' loca'l within walking distance."

    We found the location ideal for visiting Wells, Salisbury, Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Caves. The owners very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "Rectory Coach House is perfectly located for visiting Stonehenge, Monkey World, The Jurassic Coast, Shaftesbury and Longleat Safari Park."

    It’s situated in the very quaint village of Buckhorn Weston and has everything you could possibly need during a self catering holiday. The house itself is very clean, comfortable and spacious and sits within the grounds of a truly stunning Victorian rectory. The outdoor space is a good size complete with sitting/eating area and built in stone barbecue, all of which looks out onto a beautiful water feature in the main grounds. The owners are extremely polite and helpful and on hand if you require assistance without being overbearing. I’d recommend this property wholeheartedly and would go back in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2019

  • "The coach house is a lovely place to stay, conveniently located, not far off the A303 (which is the main road to everywhere)."

    The owners have thought of everything in the accommodation and are on hand if you need them. It is decorated to a very high standard. In a charming little village with an excellent local pub whose meals are superb.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2019

  • "Place was clean and tidy."

    Does need to supply larger bath towel ( bath sheets would be better) or take your own as only one per person to last the week. If you intend to used the dishwasher would suggest you take some extra tablets as only two supplied but could do with more crockery. Television in bedroom would be nice instead of kitchen. If you are looking for a very quiet place this is the one for you.

    We are sorry that you felt the bath towels were too small so we have now introduced bath sheets which we feel will be more satisfactory. We have noted your comment regarding the dishwasher tablets and from 2021 this will be increased. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful and very peaceful location."

    Ideal for one or two couples. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was very nice but the holiday was ruined by the extremely uncomfortable beds."

    Neither I nor my wife were able to get a good night's sleep and we were exhausted by the end of the week. Because of that experience I would not be able to recommend this cottage.

    We are sorry that you did not find the mattress comfortable during your stay with us and I understand that everyone likes different levels of softness so for 2021 we have replaced this mattress. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.4Apr 2019

  • "Excellent location fantastic host everything you needed was in accommodation home from home recommend this to anyone"

    Reviewed by Rolf5.0Sep 2018

  • "Well equipped accommodation the only comment I would make is that the bed is ..."

    Well equipped accommodation the only comment I would make is that the bed is quite firm for our tastes but that’s a question of taste Really nice spot

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you found the bed quite firm during your stay with us so we have replaced the mattress for 2021. We are glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Aug 2018

  • "Excellent comfortable and clean cottage perfectly placed for exploring three counties of Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire."

    Could do with a Pyrex jug for heating milk in microwave and maybe a few more cups or mugs otherwise everything needed is there.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jun 2018

  • "A few small issues- No implement for hand washing dishes were provided and only 2 toilet rolls and 2 dishwasher tablets."

    Would have bought these if I’d known. It was very helpful to have an airer, iron and ironing board though. Water pressure very high in the shower! It was a little tricky to get the right temperature though. However it did seem very clean and we enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. Whilst this is a self catering property, we have noted your remark regarding the toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets and dishcloth. From 2021 we will be providing spare toilet rolls, enough dishwasher tablets for the week and a dishcloth/scourer for the sink. We are glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rita4.1May 2018

  • "The owners Linda and Terry were very welcoming and very helpful when we had any queries with good suggestions on places to visit in the area."

    A very comfortable and well appointed property in a quiet Dorset village- ideal place to wind down. We would recommend this property to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Jul 2017

  • "Beautiful holiday home and immaculate upon arrival."

    Absolutely nothing negative to say about our stay, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Josh4.8Jul 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric double oven, halogen hob, microwave
  • Fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, slimline dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Electric vehicle charging by arrangement
  • Enclosed patio with furniture and Spanish-style coal barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 minute walk away
  • Note: Although the bedrooms have sloping ceilings in the eaves, both have ample head room
  • Note: £50 refundable security deposit required for use of electric security gates, to be paid directly to the owner and returned upon departure
  • Note: Solar panels generate all electricity
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: Regrettably this property is not suitable for children under 2 years old, including babies in arms Note: electric vehicle charging is not permitted at the property.

The property

Found in the pretty village of Buckhorn Weston, on the borders of Dorset and Somerset, this lovely, semi-detached holiday cottage is located within the grounds of a magnificent Victorian rectory, now the owner's home, dating back to 1861.

The cottage was once the coach house used to stable the horses, carriage and groom that the Rector and his family required, and has now been converted into a stylish, modern 'carbon neutral' holiday cottage, with solar panels providing all electricity.

Inside, the well-equipped kitchen provides you with everything you need to prepare delicious meals for your group, whilst the oak-floored sitting room has a wall-mounted, flame-effect fire and opens out onto a private enclosed patio, where you can enjoy alfresco dining as you discuss your day's adventures.

Upstairs are two good-size bedrooms, with fine views across the surrounding countryside from the master bedroom.

This lovely cottage provides all the comforts of home, plus the peace and tranquillity of a rural escape.

After a major refurbishment the Stapleford Arms Public House is now open, this delightful village pub is a 2 minute walk from the Rectory Coach House.

There is also a children's play area on the village green and plenty to see and do within an easy drive of the cottage.

Explore the amazing Wookey Hole caves in Wells and experience a tour around the largest and most stunning show-caves in England, beautifully lit up with amazing lighting along with a host of many other great attractions including a live circus, a mirror maze, a cave museum and even animatronic dinosaurs!

Enjoy a day trip to Bath where you can find one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world tucked away in this lively city, the Roman Baths, a must-see for history fanatics and while you’re in the area, visit Cheddar Gorge, a deep limestone ravine resting in the Mendip Hills where Britain’s oldest complete human skeleton – Cheddar Man – estimated to be 9,000 years old, was found in 1903.

Closer to home is the Haynes International Motor Museum in Yeovil for car enthusiasts, as well as the Fleet Air Arm Museum, home to a huge military and civilian aeroplane collection and an interactive exhibit.

On the other side of the Cranborne Chase AONB is the incredible Salisbury Cathedral that has a clock dating from 1386 and is home to the Magna Carta, whilst the iconic and legendary Stonehenge lies just north of Salisbury.

Head south towards the coast and find the exciting Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre in Bovington where visitors can view rescued and endangered primates in this open-air animal park.

Wincanton Racecourse can provide an exciting day out, or if you like golf, then try out the Wincanton Golf Club 9-hole course set in the lovely Somerset countryside.

Continue your exploration south by visiting one of the gorgeous beaches, choose from Bournemouth, Lyme Regis or Weymouth, each with a fabulous array of amenities and long stretches of picturesque sands.

A lovely Dorset holiday cottage, Rectory Coach House offers visitors the opportunity to relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings.

Note - We do not accept children under the age of 2

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About the location


Gillingham 4 miles; Wincanton 4 miles.

Buckhorn Weston is an attractive village, nestling on the slopes of the picturesque Blackmore Vale in North Dorset, close to the Somerset border. This tranquil haven is only four miles from the towns of Wincanton in Somerset, to the north, and Gillingham in Dorset, to the east. A village of less than 400 residents, Buckhorn Weston offers unspoilt surrounding countryside and a plethora of walking routes, whilst the beautiful parish church of St John the Baptist, dating back to the 13th century, is well-worth a visit. This idyllic country retreat is also close to the historic towns of Shaftesbury, home of Gold Hill made famous by the Hovis advert, and Sherborne with its historic castles, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. Alternatively, explore Stourhead and its world-famous landscape gardens and stunning house, which offers visitors a day of fresh air and discovery. The delightful village of Buckhorn Weston provides a wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life at any time of the year!

Note - We do not accept children under the age of 2 years.
Note: electric vehicle charging is not permitted at the property.

Please note: Between the 10th and 12th of October 2022, a tree is due to be cut down nearby the property; some noise disruption can consequently be expected.