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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved the cottage, it was so much better than I expected."

    It is spacious and dog friendly. We were there for a week with our dog, My son and his partner joined us with their two dogs for a few days and we had plenty of room. The cottage sleeps six and it is certainly roomy enough. The garden is well enclosed and nicely set out with a bench and a table and chairs. The kitchen is well equipped, the only improvement I can think of is that a little space could be cleared for food storage. but the fridge and freezer are both generously sized. Cerne Abbas is lovely and there are many walks from the village. It has a good friendly shop and three pubs all serving food. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Roxana5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    Very clean and well maintained. A dishwasher would be great.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2023

  • "I had to miss holiday as I was unwell , daughter found cottage very noisy due to flooring and doors that didn't close properly , with a full house was constantly doors banging to close."

    Floor was quite slippy to walk on . Was a festival with loud music in village we had no idea was happening dure in our stay.

    Reviewed by Amelia3.8Aug 2023

  • "The house was even better than we expected and we loved it!"

    The items in the hamper and the fridge were thoughtful and we enjoyed them very much, thank you. Kerridge is in a great location for exploring Cerne Abbas, Dorchester and further afield. We had a lovely stay. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was a perfect place to take our dog for her first holiday."

    We stayed for the weekend and had everything we needed. The door at the bottom of the stairs was a bonus as we didn’t need to use the stair gate which we had brought. Cerne is a very dog friendly place with lots of walks and sunshine. The welcome hamper was superb and very kind as were the doggie treats. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Ideal for families with dogs we were 6 people 3 dogs and a baby all things catered for and such a lovely village with 3 nice pubs and a corner store that sold everything. Will be back soon

    Reviewed by Hilari5.0Jun 2023

  • "Telly kept losing freeview signal so wasn’t able to watch it half the time , ..."

    Telly kept losing freeview signal so wasn’t able to watch it half the time , garden furniture and patio area desperately needed a clean , lovely house and village

    Reviewed by Graham3.8Jun 2023

  • "Lovely house ."

    The entrance hall could do with some coat hangers for wet things . Kitchen was fine . It was sunnier than the dining room . Maybe 2 more chairs in the kitchen as we sat there . No chest of drawers in the bedrooms . It’s ok for a weekend but not if you wanted to stay longer . Showers were either boiling of freezing . On the whole s nice cottage just needs a bit more attention to detail . No hand towel in downstairs loo . Hamper was a very nice touch .

    Reviewed by Louise3.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely quiet location, all mod cons and luxury hamper provided, thank you."

    Secure garden for dog, loads of walks from door. Village with shop/3 pubs all doing good food nearby. One of nicest places we've stayed in. Loved the log-burners.

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful village."

    Would have liked some storage (chest of drawers ) in bedrooms. Maybe some towel hooks or similar in bathrooms, as there is nowhere to hang clothes or towels other than the floor. However a lovely stay at Kerridge

    Reviewed by Jacqui3.8Feb 2023

  • "We have just returned from a week in the charming Kerridge we enjoyed our stay so much we have booked for Christmas, the attention to detail and cleanliness was second to none, so many dog walks to chose from we were spoilt for choice and the amazing welcome hamper was a lovely surprise."

    3 pubs in the village serving good food all dog friendly with a great welcome also a great shop that has everything you could possibly need, great cafe for breakfast or a coffee and cake on your way back from your walk and a lovely quaint gift shop.

    Reviewed by Dave4.7Jan 2023

  • "Lovely cottage perfect for two couples - very clean and facilities were excellent."

    Village is around the corner with three great pubs - all serve very nice food - loads of walks nearby. We would stay again - maybe in the summer.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Dec 2022

  • "We were charmed by Kerridge."

    It was spacious, impeccably clean, freshly decorated and well equipped. It is also very quiet. In spite of its location on a through route between Dorchester and Sherborne there is very little traffic, so that was not an issue. The welcome hamper was, indeed, comprehensive and very welcome. In addition, Kerridge is situated in a charming friendly village with an excellent tearoom, a good village shop, and three pubs serving food all within walking distance. We hope to visit Cerne Abbas again very soon.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Nov 2022

  • "Yes"

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2022

  • "We arrived at the cottage after a long drive, and what a lovely welcome we had, the hamper was a lovely touch!"

    What an absolutely beautiful cottage! I fell in love with the cottage and the village. Every thing you could need for your stay is supplied. The dogs loved it, the treats left for them and the garden was a nice size for them to have a play and relieve themselves when needed. We had numerous walks through the village, we all adored the quirky ness! We ate one evening in the pub which was lovely as the dogs where welcome too. We found a lovely little fish and chip place, which I left the postcode for in the guest book. We visited the Jurassic coast, what a beautiful place. The weather was warm but rainy so we did what we could. We would definitely return here one day.

    Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2022

  • "Everything was great, especially the lovely hamper and dog treats, such a nice touch."

    Only slight niggle was the garden furniture could have done with a wipe over but otherwise a perfect retreat for a relaxing weekend away.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Aug 2022

  • "It was a pleasant and carefree stay."

    We had every facility you would expect for a week, no disturbances, spacious rooms, clean place, felt like home from day one. They had left us lots of delicious food in a hamper. We didn’t have any pets but we found they had also left some treats for the dogs.I would definitely recommend this place to friends and hoping to go back again in the future.

    Reviewed by Zeenath5.0Jul 2022

  • "Can't understand why people are moaning about this property as it is very comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked and the garden big enough and secure for our 3 small dogs."

    My only concerns would have been the original price (being quite high and out pricing this property on the market) and I would have liked either a small dressing table or chest of drawers in the downstairs bedroom as storage is very limited (but I managed - just). My husband, daughter and I enjoyed our stay so much that we would like to return soon.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0May 2022

  • "Very disappointed with the garden very small my border collie couldn’t have a run, previous dog poo in the border around lawn."

    Photo on website very deceiving. Welcome hamper was welcoming. Although a clean cottage there was a musty smell when you entered. Beds comfortable. Couldn’t find any open spaces around area to give my dog a run. Sorry but I won’t be returning.

    Reviewed by Alan3.1Apr 2022

  • "Lovely spacious cottage and very clean and pleasant to arrive to."

    Unfortunately a few things just didn't work. TV had poor aerial so could not use, boiler stopped working and we had to wait for a new order of gas to get hot water. Most of the taps were fitted wrong so they felt like they would come off at any minute. Just small little details which made it feel a little cheap, all easily resolved which would turn it into a wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by Donna4.1Mar 2022

  • "A lovely homely house in a beautiful area."

    There was a lovely hamper waiting for us when we arrived with lots of local goodies, a lovely thought. The house is very spacious and comfortable and contained everything you would need whilst away. So many places to visit within a short drive. We took our dogs with us and there are so many different walks to do. Will certainly be returning. Definitely worth a stay.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jan 2022

  • "I thought the home was lovely and spacious."

    It felt like a home rather than a holiday let. Apart from the heating problem, we totally relaxed there and I would definitely consider renting this property again in spring or summer. This is the first time I have rented at Christmas, and knowing now that you can go somewhere and everything is provided (except food) gives me peace of mind that I can relax on holiday with the dogs without having to take everything including the kitchen sink! :0)

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Thankyou for having us and to the wonderful lady that cake out and helped with the heating on our first night."

    The house is so cosy and in a wonderful location.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Nov 2021

  • "Central heating difficult to understand controls recycling a list of exactly ..."

    Central heating difficult to understand controls recycling a list of exactly what goes in what colour bin etc would be useful as where we come from the system is exact opposite

    Reviewed by William4.4Oct 2021

  • "It was such a great base."

    On arrival, the owner left us the most wonderful hamper and extra welcome food in the fridge! That made us feel so welcome. I loved the town and the house and the area. A really great holiday.

    Reviewed by Saskia5.0Aug 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with 2 x woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV (due to location, reception via Freeview is limited) and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Logs are provided for the first night
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking
  • Large patio area with table, chairs and barbecue, as well as lawn area
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles

The property

If you and your loved ones are seeking a special holiday to the stunning landscapes of Dorset, look no further than Kerridge, a delightful corner cottage in the centre of Cerne Abbas.

With the Dorset AONB and the famous Jurassic Coastline resting within striking distance, this property makes for an exceptional self-catering experience all year around.

At the end of a bracing day, find the well-appointed kitchen, boasting everything you could need to cater family-favourite dishes, in addition to a washing machine for convenience.

You can look forward to enjoying the company of your loved ones within the separate dining room, where a woodburning stove can be lit to set a cosy ambiance on a winter’s eve.

Comfort those post-walk soles within the sitting room, where a sumptuous L-shape sofa is awaiting to be curled up upon, with the second woodburning stove filling the room with a gentle warmth.

However, during the summer months, head out onto the garden, where your canine companions can roam the lawn freely, whilst you rustle up something tasty on the barbecue.

Once the evening has drawn to a close, retire to one of the three bedrooms, comprising of a ground-floor double with en-suite shower room, a twin and a further double bedroom, all enjoying a refreshing colour palette and the necessary furnishings.

Meander the village, which was once voted as Britain's most desirable village and uncover its many gems, including a plethora of pubs, a bakery, a village shops and a tea room, as well as attractions including the Cerne Giant, the iconic male figure crafted from the chalky earth and the ruins of a Benedictine Abbey, it will be easy to see why this village has been used in many film sets.

Avid ramblers will be spoilt for choice by the selection of routes available within the surrounding area, with the entire ANOB promising breath-taking views, as the coastline, where there is a collection of pristine beaches and great fossil-hunting opportunities.

Alternatively, venture into the county town of Dorchester, famed as the birthplace of famous author and poet Thomas Hardy, where you will find even more superb amenities and chances to brush up on the local history with a visit to the Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, Dorset Museum and the Keep Military Museum.

Other local attraction include the opulent Athelhampton House and the Yeovil Railway Centre.

With all of this and much more on offer, bring your loved ones to Kerridge for a great holiday to Dorset.

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About the location


  • Dorchester 8 miles
  • Sherborne 12 miles
  • Yeovil 16 miles
  • Weymouth 17 miles

Cerne Abbas is a quintessential, picturesque village in Dorset, it oozes charm and character and was once voted as Britain's most desirable village! Dating back to Medieval times, the remains of the Benedictine Abbey, around which the village grew, can still be seen today. Today, it's well known for the Cerne Giant, the 180-foot figure of a naked man cut into the steep chalk downlands, which dominates the surrounding landscape. Local facilities abound, including three pubs and a tea room, plus the surrounding countryside is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which offers superb views and great walks. A short drive takes you to Dorchester, Sherborne and the Dorset Jurassic Coast. A truly fascinating area close to many places of interest at any time of the year.

Due to location, TV reception via Freeview is limited

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas