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Apple Tree Cottage - East Chaldon

East Chaldon, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A traditional thatched cottage in a lovely village
  • Perfect for exploring the Dorset countryside
  • Just 3 miles from the Jurassic Coast
  • Ideal for visiting Lulworth Cove and Ringstead Bay
  • An ideal base for Thomas Hardy aficionados
  • Visit Durdle Door, Lulworth Castle and Corfe Castle
Property code: DC008

Situated close to a quaint village green this beautiful Grade II listed thatched cottage is full of character and offers cosy accommodation for a family looking to explore Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

This gorgeous cottage is one of a pair of character properties tucked away down an unmade track in the quintessential Dorset village of Winfrith Newburgh - perfect for exploring the Jurassic Coast which is just three miles away. You can discover the natural arch at Durdle Door (4 miles) or the glorious beaches of Ringstead Bay (7 miles) and Lulworth Cove (5 miles). Heading inland there are many attractions to find in the beautiful countryside, including Lulworth Castle (7 miles), the Tank Museum (7 miles) and Monkey World (6.5 miles). You can also explore Lulworth Castle (7 miles), Corfe Castle (14 miles) or visit Thomas Hardy’s birthplace in the village of Higher Bockhampton (11 miles). The thriving market town of Dorchester is nearby (9 miles). Coastal towns include Wareham (10.5 miles), Weymouth (11 miles) and Swanage (19.5 miles).

Entering this delightful property through a stable door, you will find a light, cosy and welcoming lounge. The lounge is a lovely space to relax in with Smart TV/DVD, plenty of seating, a Bluetooth sound system and a door into the garden. The room retains plenty of original features including exposed beams, window seats, a traditional wood burner and a bread oven in an inglenook. The kitchen/diner with underfloor heating features a charming dining area and is equipped with a double oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. There is also a ground-floor WC. Going upstairs you will find three comfortable bedrooms: two double rooms with beamed ceilings, and a bunk bedroom with restricted headroom on the top bunk. There is also a bathroom complete with bath, separate shower and WC. Please note, there are low ceilings and doorways throughout the first floor.

Outside is a large garden with an extensive lawn, fruit trees, roses and shrubs. You can enjoy a meal or a drink on the terrace which has outdoor furniture and a BBQ. There’s also a thatched games room with a dartboard, table tennis and other games, as well as a Wendy house. Ample parking is available.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 bunk room
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Double oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound system
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • Garden with furniture and games room
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Electric, central heating and underfloor heating
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Coastal path 1.5 miles
  • Lulworth 4 miles
  • Dorchester 8 miles
  • Shop 1.5 miles
  • Pub 150 metres

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr A Gray 17th April 2019

Fantastic property. Well laid out. Very convenient. Would recommend to all. We had a lovely family holiday.

Reviewed by Mr D Skinner 5th March 2019

A perfect cottage in a perfect peaceful location. Beautifully finished inside, a lovely secluded garden and patio outside. A stones throw from a great pub. Ideal location for exploring and a pleasure coming home and lighting the open fire for a cosy evening in. Would love to return.

Reviewed by Mrs H Parsons 2nd January 2019

Just perfect with everything we needed for our Christmas stay.

Reviewed by Mr M Deadman 11th November 2018

Lovely, second time we have stayed at Apple Tree cottage, great location for the costal works with our dog. Love the fire, also you have everything you need in the cottage.

Reviewed by Mr M Hone 7th November 2018

Charming cottage set in a very quiet location. Very comfortable but at the same time retaining the country feel.

Reviewed by Mrs S Cheetham 6th October 2018

Love it so much! A beautiful cottage in an idyllic location. Enjoyed every minute of our stay.

Reviewed by Miss P Fenwick 31st August 2018

Excellent well equipped

Reviewed by Mr A Hester 31st August 2018

The cottage was beautifully presented and with excellent facilities. We really appreciate the care and attention to detail.

Reviewed by Mrs J Oakley 31st August 2018

The cottage was extremely well equipped, very clean and welcoming.

Reviewed by Mrs P Stoodley 31st August 2018

Great location, wonderful garden, well equipped. The WiFi stopped working our stay, but the owner was swift to sort out the problem, not that it was overly important to us - so much else to do!

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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