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Cerne Abbas, Dorset (Ref. 1045054)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

About 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, the Yeovil Railway Centre and the natural swimming hole of The Blue Pool.

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


  • 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
  • Gas central heating with 2 x woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Roadside parking
  • Large patio area with table, chairs and barbecue, as well as lawn area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles

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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, and oozing charm and character, it 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas