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Thatch Cottage

(Ref. 1132784)

Buckland Newton, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Thatched Cottage is very old and comfortable and has all one needs for a quiet relaxing holiday in a fantastic country setting, but needs some internal TLC, the wall as you enter the cottage is breaking away (plaster?"

    ), in the excellent conservatory , and utility quite a few of the Double glazed windows have 'blown' spoiling the wonderful views . Having said this the cottage is well equipped and very comfortable if you want peace and quiet this is the place for you, many eating places and country houses/parks etc all close by, or relax in the lovely gardens with chairs and cushions supplied by the owners, listening to the birds and if up early enough to see the deer walking across the fields, The owner (Karen) who lives opposite the cottage is lovely and has fresh eggs and lovely venison produce if you are not a vegetarian, Both are highly recommended as in general is the Thatched Cottage, if the time and expense allows to fix the above items could be 100% perfect . The 5pm take over time is very late and should be brought in line with most other holiday lets, usually 3pm. (4pm at the very latest)

    Reviewed by Keith4.7May 2024

  • "We loved our holiday."

    It was a comfortable stay at your house. A wonderfull garden to sit and to play. It was a big house. Their were lots of trips to make and it was fine that their were a lot of books and other touristic material at the house. Corrie

    Reviewed by Corrie4.7Apr 2024

  • "What an idyllic cottage."

    Spotlessly clean, comfortable sofas and beds. Every amenity you could wish for. We experienced horrible wet weather so it was great to have a porch & utility room to be able to dry the dog. The huge garden is lovely. Such a shame we didn't get the opportunity to use it much. WIFI a little sporadic but this was a minor detail. A little isolated but we knew this when we booked. Would highly recommend this chocolate box cottage.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely, set in beautiful countryside and set back from a really quiet road."

    Parking was off-road. The heating system was very efficient. The conservatory was a nice place to relax and hear the sounds of the country. The Internet was available, but very limited. The garden was quite spacious, with a little stream on one edge. We saw wildlife (birds of prey feeding and a newt in the garden). We were really happy to stay there

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Apr 2024

  • "Property is great."

    Only criticism is the very late booking in time. We had a 2 year old with us who normally eats at 5:30pm so the 5pm book in meant a lot of rushing around trying to sort out food as soon as we arrived. I believe things like this should be taken into consideration for people hiring the cottage.

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Mar 2024

  • "Met een gezin van 4 hebben wij een week onze herfstvakantie doorgebracht in dit charmante en ontzettend fijne huisje."

    De locatie van het huisje is super: rust, ruimte, stilte en natuur, maar wel veel te doen en te zien in de omgeving en steden in de buurt. Het huisje was ruim, voorzien van allerlei gemakken. Heel prettig dat de bedden al opgemaakt waren bij aankomst! De tweepersoons bedden zijn wel een beetje aan de smalle kant (standaardmaat?), maar helemaal prima. Wellicht moet hier en daar wel wat onderhoud gedaan worden, maar dat doet niet af aan de ervaring en het verblijf. Wij vinden het een aanrader en hebben een heel fijn verblijf gehad!!

    Reviewed by Marit4.4Oct 2023

  • "Windows and paintwork ect in need of repair and general maintenance , gardens ..."

    Windows and paintwork ect in need of repair and general maintenance , gardens fantastic couple of areas need work on the fencing out towards the field , very quiet cottage in lovely location

    Reviewed by Graham3.8Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay despite the weather."

    Just a couple of points, a fixed shower rather than a hand held would be good, also the arrival time is very late, four would be far better.

    Reviewed by Christopher3.8Sep 2023

  • "We did have a lovely stay, there are a few points to make, the WiFi is nonexistent and should not be advertised as having WiFi, people may have work to do during their break."

    The step in the 1st floor double to bathroom is dangerous as it’s the same colour carpet and indistinguishable especially to people with varifocals. When everyone is planting for nature and our insect population is plummeting we found it abhorrent to find insect traps in the garden killing slowly thousands of them including bees and other pollinators. The traps attract more insects into the garden so counter productive as a deterrent, just then kills then.

    Reviewed by Andy4.1Jul 2023

  • "The only downfall was the shower didn't have enough water pressure so the water ..."

    The only downfall was the shower didn't have enough water pressure so the water just dribbled out could do with a shower in the bathroom upstairs

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jul 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor family bathroom with shower over bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed front and rear lawn with stream, garden bench, wooden swing
  • Two small or one medium well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub within 0.9 miles
  • Note: there is a £21 pet charge per pet, per week
  • Note: There is a rope handrail for the stair banisters which should also be noted
  • Note: Due to the historic nature of the cottage, being some 400 years old, the property has several steps and varying floor levels, this should be taken into account when booking as it may be unsuitable for those with mobility issues
  • Note: Check-in from 5pm, check-out at 10am.

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 fire 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.

Travelling south 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 in.

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.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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