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Thatch Cottage

Buckland Newton, Dorset (Ref. 1044627)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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    Off road parking
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    Ground floor accommodation
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    Ground floor bedroom
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    Open fire
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    Garden / Patio
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    Cot available
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    Highchair available
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    Washing machine
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    Broadband / WiFi


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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Norcup

    “Absolutely amazing chilled out best places to visit so peaceful would recommend ...”

    Absolutely amazing chilled out best places to visit so peaceful would recommend a hot tub and loungers to lye on in fabulous weather

    Absolutely amazing chilled out best places to visit so peaceful would recommend a hot tub and loungers to lye on in fabulous weather Kitchen and conservatory needs update and sofas But what an amazing listed building cottage wildlife and views definitely book there again

    - Mrs Norcup, July 2020

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The property

Thatch Cottage is a traditional chocolate-box, thatched cottage with beautiful large gardens, tucked off the road with spectacular countryside views.

Located in the quiet village of Buckland Newton, between Sherborne and Dorchester, this quaint bolthole promises to be that wonderful holiday to Dorset that you have been dreaming of.

This charming accommodation is set over two floors and is full of character with original features and exposed beams, complemented by plush furnishings to ensure a welcoming space to return to at the end of each day.

Enter through the front door into the sitting room, where you can look forward to snuggling up on the sofa and getting lost within a good book, whilst the open crackles in the background.

A traditional kitchen with dining area set off with a tiled floor comes complete with everything you could possibly need to create a delicious meal, which can be enjoyed within the separate dining room.

There is a spacious conservatory with far-reaching views across the meadows, with two sofas and a TV, offering an alternative space for the family to relax.

As the evening draws to a close, look forward to catching your rest within one the three well-presented bedrooms, each boasting plush furnishings and plenty of storage space.

The ground-floor double bedroom has wonderful countryside views, chairs and table, perfect for additional family members wanting additional space to relax.

Adjacent to this room is the family bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC.

Climbing the stairs will bring you to two bedrooms where you can relax and unwind after a busy day exploring Dorset, comprising of one twin bedroom and one double bedroom, boasting stunning countryside views has the benefit of its very own en-suite.

Step outside into the substantial sized gardens, with a lovely country outlook, a small stream running along one side of the garden, outdoor furniture and a wooden swing for the children, this is the perfect place to sit back and relax.

Thatch Cottage accepts two small or one medium well-behaved dogs, so you can bring your pets on holiday with you and enjoy long country walks with them.

The nearby village of Buckland Newton is well-served by a small local village shop and the Gaggle of Geese pub, where both children and dogs are very welcome.

Alternatively, a scenic drive will take you north to the ancient market town of Sherborne with its wide range of independent shops, historic buildings, cultural events and festivals.

Travel 10.7 miles south and this will take you to the ancient roman town of Dorchester, the county town of Dorset.

Dorchester has some of the country’s best-preserved Roman remains, a beautiful river walk and a good selection of tearooms and coffee shops for you to watch the world go by.

Further afield you have Weymouth with its perfect sandy beach, promising to be a great family day out, whether you are lazing on the sands or walking the sublime coastline.

Thatch Cottage is the ideal property for your holiday providing a relaxing retreat in a countryside setting where you can escape from reality and reconnect with loved ones.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double bedroom, 1 x double bedroom with en-suite, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Ground-floor family bathroom with shower over bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Utility
  • Dining Room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x TV, DVD Player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc.in rent
  • Small basket of logs supplied for winter lets
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed lawns with stream, garden bench, wooden swing
  • Two small or one medium well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub within 0.8 miles
  • Note: there is a £21 pet charge per pet, per week
  • Note: There is an additional pull out double sofa bed in the conservatory and a trundle bed available in the twin bedroom upon request before arrival

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About the location


Dorchester 12 miles; Sherborne 12 miles.

The West Dorset village of Buckland Newton, and its seven surrounding hamlets including Brockhampton, is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of Blackmore Vale, and at the head of the quaintly named Piddle Valley. The village is 12 miles south of historic Sherborne and 12 miles north of Thomas Hardy's Dorchester. Locally there are lovely scenic walks to be had, while a visit to nearby ancient Cerne Abbas is not to be missed, with its instantly recognisable chalk giant and numerous tea rooms and inns serving real ales and good food. Alternatively, travel south to the memorable Dorset Jurassic Coast, now a designated World Heritage Site, where many sandy beaches await you and provide visitors with great facilities for all kinds of water sports. Weymouth offers golden sandy beaches and a bustling harbour from which you can take a day trip to the Channel Islands. A short drive from here takes you to Portland Harbour and the rugged “Isle” of Portland, which is linked to Weymouth by dramatic Chesil Beach. With fascinating Sherborne and bustling Dorchester also just a short drive away, you really are spoilt for choice in this lovely part of Dorset.

Region Information

Please note there is a step from the front door to the sitting room, step from the sitting room leading to the hallway, step from the hall to utility room and a step up to dining room.
There is a rope hand rail for the stair banisters.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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