Buckland Newton 1 mile.
Set in an idyllic and secluded West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the hamlet of Brockhampton, close to Buckland Newton, is this 19th century detached cottage.
This lovely West Dorset cottage has been created from four former farm workers' cottages to provide a welcoming, peaceful, rural retreat, ideal for a group of friends or a large family gathering.
Comfortably furnished throughout, this West Dorset holiday cottage incorporates many original features with little steps here and there taking you to different levels, some beamed ceilings, and a lovely wooden-floored snug where younger members of the group can play.
The triple-aspect sitting room with its warming open fire offers a great social space, while five comfortable bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities and one boasting a basin and WC, provide flexible sleeping arrangements.
Set in approximately half an acre of garden there's plenty of space around this West Dorset holiday cottage for the whole family to enjoy.
There's a slide and goal net to keep the young ones amused whilst the adults can take in the lovely views towards the wonderful Bulbarrow Hill and Dorset Gap.
A mile from your Dorset holiday cottage is the village of Buckland Newton, which offers a pub, well stocked village shop and Post Office.
Locally, explore the wealth of footpaths which criss-cross this gorgeous Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or take the short drive to the picturesque village of Cerne Abbas, best known for its giant figure cut into the chalk downland.
Take a day trip to Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast, visit Dorchester's bustling market or explore historic Sherborne with its beautiful abbey, castle and interesting shops.
A perfect Dorset holiday cottage for an idyllic rural retreat, far from the madding crowd.
Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin, bidet and WC, 1 x king-size double, 3 x twin (one with basin and WC). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with open fire. Snug.
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.