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Rectory Coach House

Buckhorn Weston, Dorset (Ref. 921681)



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  • Icon/Feature/EVChargePoint Electric car charging
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Review(s)

  • “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!

    - J, October 2021

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


  • 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

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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!

Region Information

Note - We do not accept children under the age of 2 years.
Note - EV charging at the property for a one off payment of £20 for unlimited access for the duration of your stay. This fee to be paid to the owner directly.