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Tick Tock Cottage

Marnhull, Dorset (Ref. 970616)


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Oldfield

    “The property is an absolute delight and whilst it is a listed building no effort has been spared to ensure that the facilities are modern and comfortable.”

    The rooms are all of a generous size, particularly the kitchen/diner which can accommodate six people and the dog with ease. There is an antique salt box on the wall but that is the only thing antique article in the room with modern appliances of the highest quality. ...

    The rooms are all of a generous size, particularly the kitchen/diner which can accommodate six people and the dog with ease. There is an antique salt box on the wall but that is the only thing antique article in the room with modern appliances of the highest quality. The washer and tumble drier are in the downstairs cloakroom/utility room so that their operation does not intrude. The sitting room is comfortable with two contemporary but in period sofas and the thoughtful addition of a small Pembroke table and chairs in a separate corner. A pair of French doors lead out to an enclosed courtyard area with outdoor metal furniture. The smart TV is not hindered by the speed of the broadband connection and there is sufficient bandwidth for streaming and the operation of other devices. The bathrooms are spacious and well equipped There is one designated parking space and a spacious paddock where a dog may be exercised. This property is eminently suitable for winter holidays where you might expect to spend more time there than in the summer. I would suggest that the central heating timer control be available to renters and that a motion sensor switches the system off in the event that the property is vacated by the forgetful or the inconsiderate.

The property

Tick Tock Cottage comes as a fabulous wing of the owner's home in the charming village of Marnhull, Dorset.

This Grade II listed, Georgian property could be the base for that memorable family holiday that you need.

The ground floor occupies the most delightful living areas, with the sitting room sporting cosy, period features, the roomy kitchen/diner is well-appointed and stylishly combines its modern units with a stunning woodburning stove housed by a redbrick fireplace.

This unique, pet friendly cottage lies over two floors with steps leading to further bedrooms, two of its bedrooms are on the first floor; a double and a twin are complete to a pristine standard and are served by a classy shower room which boasts a double walk-in shower.

A final four steps brings you to the gorgeous master bedroom, featuring a king-size bed with a wonderful port hole from the original 1800s building adding a touch of character.

This room also comes with an immaculate, white en-suite bathroom.

Relax in the delights of the Dorset air by taking a seat on the private courtyard, perhaps treat yourself to an alfresco meal.

Marnhull is a lovely little village to base your break, home to a shop and two pubs to relax in after a day of adventure.

Nearby, visit the wonderful town of Shaftesbury just on the edge of the glorious Cranborne Chase AONB which is a haven for outdoor lovers.

A unique, character cottage excellently placed for touring Dorset.


  • Over two floors with steps to further bedroom
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x floor king-size with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with double walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove 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 courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 minute walk, pub 15 minute walk
  • Note: The king-size bedroom is reached via four steps from the first floor
  • Note: Property stairs not suited for people with limited mobility
  • Note: This property is for holiday purposes only

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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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