Little Thatch

Cerne Abbas near Dorchester, Dorset (Ref. 919506)

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  • Sleeps 3 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

  • No pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    Mr White

    “The cottage is in a lovely location.”

    It has excellent facilities and so well equipped. It was such a pleasant stay and we hope to get back again soon

    It has excellent facilities and so well equipped. It was such a pleasant stay and we hope to get back again soon

The property

For a memorable holiday in an idyllic, Grade II listed semi-detached cottage, look no further than this very special former estate worker's cottage, set in historic Cerne Abbas, one of Dorset's most photographed villages.

Inside, you'll find plenty of modern creature comforts, together with the charming character of the original 1830 cob build, especially the exposed oak beams.

You'll enjoy preparing tasty treats in the impressive kitchen, which features rain-sensitive Velux windows, granite worktops, and a superb range cooker with induction hob.

Upstairs, there are two snug bedrooms nestling in the eaves, yet still with plenty of headroom for taller folk, and you've also the choice of a bathroom or shower room, as both are on offer.

Outside, you can spend time enjoying refreshments in the enclosed garden, a quiet place to relax after your day's adventures.

If you don't fancy cooking, take the short stroll into the village centre where plenty of local pubs, a tea room and general store await.

Cerne Abbas is probably best known for being home to the Cerne Giant, the much-admired iconic male figure crafted from the chalky earth.

The village features the ruins of a Benedictine Abbey, as well as several ancient picture-postcard cottages, some of which have been used as film sets.

For interesting days out, take the easy drive to the bustling market town of Dorchester, beloved by Thomas Hardy, and explore historic Sherborne, or enjoy Dorset's scenic Jurassic Coast.

This impressive thatched chocolate-box cottage offers visitors a special romantic holiday experience at any time of the year.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric range cooker with double oven, 5-ring hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, slimline dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Unrestricted roadside parking outside cottage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with raised, gravelled patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Babes-in-arms and children over 5 only
  • Note: Open tread staircase to first floor
  • Note: There are steps up to the garden and gravelled area
  • Note: Intermittent mobile reception, with exception of EE.

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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

Note: Babes-in-arms and children over 5 only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
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