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The Little House

Marnhull near Shaftesbury, Dorset (Ref. 927329)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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21 Customer Review(s)

  • Reviews

    “A beautiful little cottage that was extremely clean on arrival.”

    We received a most generous welcome pack of local food including some fresh flowers hand picked from the garden. The owners were very thoughtful and made sure we were happy with our stay Thank you very much.

    We received a most generous welcome pack of local food including some fresh flowers hand picked from the garden. The owners were very thoughtful and made sure we were happy with our stay Thank you very much.

    - Mr Hawkins, October 2018


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • 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/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

A cosy semi-detached modern cottage, lovingly converted from part of a former doctor's surgery, found right in the heart of the pretty North Dorset village of Marnhull.

This holiday cottage has been furnished and equipped to a really good standard, with the two double bedrooms, one on the ground floor, both having the advantage of access to their own shower rooms.

There's an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, equipped with everything you could possibly need for a perfect self-catering holiday experience, whilst the pretty sitting area offers you the chance to cosy up in front of the woodburning stove with a glass of your favourite tipple, whilst you enjoy watching a film or two!

Alternatively for a night off from the cooking, treat yourselves to a meal at the local pub, serving good food and real ales, the choice is yours.

Outside there's a small private and enclosed patio area, a great place to sip a coffee whilst you plan your day's activities.

The cottage is well placed for visiting numerous places of interest within a short drive, including the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury, famous for picturesque Gold Hill, and a super selection of independent shops and inns.

Take a drive through the Blackmore Vale, dotted with pretty villages and super views, or enjoy a visit to Sherborne with its two castles and attractive abbey.

Alternatively, the stunning Dorset Jurassic Coast is easily accessible.

This sweet cottage provides visitors with a most convenient Dorset village location close to the local facilities, yet within easy reach of so many interesting places to visit, whatever the time of the year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x eaves double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD player, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Small enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk, pub 7 mins walk
  • Note: The cottage is adjacent to a small free public car park
  • Note: Mobile reception is intermittent.

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About the location


Shaftesbury 5 miles; Sherborne 10 miles.

A charming, scattered North Dorset village, Marnhull is situated within the lush Blackmore Vale, the area used as a backdrop in Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”. The village is well served by two pubs and with lots of lovely rural walks and fishing in the nearby River Stour. There are royal connections - the local manor house was home to Katherine Parr, wife of Henry VIII. An easy drive takes you to the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury, well known for Gold Hill, of Hovis advert fame, whilst Sherborne, with its fascinating castle and Abbey, is just 10 miles away. Alternatively, explore the wonderful Dorset coastline - An ideal spot in a lovely region.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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