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View of the historic property
Cosy up next to the open fire
Exposed beams in the living area
Beautiful dining area
Fire up the BBQ in those summer months
Cosy snug with curved walls
Breakfast on sunny summer morning
Well equipped annexe kitchen
Double Bedroom
View of the front of the beautiful cottage
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Churchfield House

Lulworth Cove, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set in a peaceful village location with a private courtyard and garden
  • Perfect for exploring the Jurassic Coast just half a mile from the sea
  • A wonderful base for exploring Thomas Hardy Country
  • Reduced rates for parties of 5 or less during off-peak periods 

 

Property code: DC032

Set in an idyllic spot just half a mile from Dorset’s stunning Lulworth Cove, this Grade II listed property is full of character, dates back 400 years and makes a fantastic family holiday home.

Just half a mile from Lulworth Cove, this characterful Grade II listed cottage dates back over 400 years. Formerly The Red Lion Inn, the property was visited by George III in 1802 and now makes a fantastic base for a family seeking to discover Hardy Country, Dorset countryside and the Jurassic Coast. This spacious and welcoming house includes a delightful annexe and is full of charm and original features including exposed beams, curved oak panelling and Purbeck flagstone floors.

The light and attractive lounge features plenty of seating and a wood burner set in a raised fireplace on a Purbeck stone hearth. There’s a cosy snug with curved walls, bench seats, a feature inglenook fireplace and an original meat-curing cupboard. You can share a family meal in the stylish dining room, with steps leading down into the fresh and equipped kitchen. The dining room leads through to the annexe which has a bright and appealing breakfast/utility room, two additional bedrooms with low ceilings and a bathroom. Outside, you can enjoy a meal or a morning coffee on the charming courtyard terrace. There are two pretty terraced lawns, reached via a few steps, with lovely hill views.

With Lulworth Cove and Stair Hole nearby (0.5 miles), you can explore the length of the Jurassic Coast, with highlights including Durdle Door, Man O’ War Beach (both 1.5 miles) and the Lulworth Estate’s Fossil Forest (0.5 miles). Further along are the beautiful beaches at Worbarrow (3 miles), Kimmeridge Bay (8.5 miles) and Ringstead Bay (11 miles). Inland, you can visit Lulworth Castle (2.5 miles), the Tank Museum (6.5 miles) and Monkey World (6 miles). The bustling town of Wareham (9 miles) has a variety of great places to eat and drink, or you could explore the market town of Dorchester (13 miles), famous for its connections with Thomas Hardy.

  • 3 bedrooms in main house – 1 double with 5’ bed, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 2 bedrooms in the cottage – 1 twin, 1 double with TV
  • 2 bathrooms in the main house - 1 bathroom with hand-held shower attachment, bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • 1 bathroom in the cottage with shower over bath and WC
  • Range oven, induction hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Fridge, freezer, dryer in the cottage
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • TV in snug
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • Dining room
  • Garden with outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shops 100 metres and 0.5 miles. Pub 200 metres
  • Lulworth Cove 0.5 miles, Wareham 8 miles
  • Property comprises a main house and a cottage
  • Reduced rates are available for parties of 5 or less during off-peak periods - please call our Reservations team for prices
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Nicky Rice

This property is personally managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Josh 10th November 2022

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Reviewed by James 28th October 2022

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A lovely 3 day stay for the family. The cottage has a lovely inviting feel, is well equipped, comfortable and in a perfect location. Thank you very much.

Reviewed by Jo 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Lynn 5th August 2022

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A lovely cottage that suited our party of 8 including 2 young children. The annex was great for the young family as they had their own kitchen and play area and direct access to the small back garden. The kitchen is very well equipped and opens onto a pretty courtyard. The small terraced back garden is nice and totally secure for dogs. The downsideRead more is that the cottage fronts straight onto the road right by the junction of the main road down to the cove so there can be quite a lot of traffic Hide

Reviewed by Gabrielle 29th July 2022

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A lovely old cottage in the prettiest of villages, perfect for Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Perfect for 2 families plus Nanny. Weather was glorious sad to leave.

Reviewed by Robert 15th July 2022

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very pleasant & flexible accommodation in a lovely location. easy access to the beach, pubs, restaurants, cafes & a useful provisions shop.

Reviewed by Lindsay 8th July 2022

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Lovely property great location.

Reviewed by Julie 1st July 2022

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Beautiful home, perfect location, i have stayed in lots of holiday homes and this one had rhe most resources had so much equipment, dishes as we go away as a large extended family trip and like to cook. Cannot fault the home, decor and comfort of the property and the history of the home was so interesting lots of charm.

Reviewed by chris 24th June 2022

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Location is superb, village pub around the corner is excellent. Lots of great walks from just out the door, including Lulworth Cove. Outdoor spaces lovely and secure so dog can't escape Plenty room to gather together in the cottage and annex Car parking is big enough for 3 small or 2 larger cars

Reviewed by David 17th June 2022

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This was a lovely holiday cottage in every way. It was spacious, accommodating our family group with ease and had all the equipment you could possibly need. Towels, soap, toilet rolls and dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid all provided which saved having to purchase. We were fortunate with the weather too and were able to use the sheltered gardeRead moren at the rear of the property. There are many good eating places down at the cove and within walking distance. Great location to explore Dorset. Hide

Reviewed by Gina 20th May 2022

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Overall really nice cottage in superb location just 10 mins walk to beach at Lulworth Cove. Not the most modern of interior, but was well equipped clean and comfortable. A couple of areas need some attention, there is a bit of a drain problem in the front courtyard with a rather unpleasant smell coming from a drain which needs resolving. Also adverRead moret features a BBQ, which is completely unusable, rusty and collapsed, which was a shame as we ordered a food delivery planning a barbecue. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 7th May 2022

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Comfortable house in a great location, well equipped with nice yet compact external space.

Reviewed by Colin 29th April 2022

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Great quirky cottage in great location. Only a short walk from Lulworth Cove. Pub around the corner , and a Londis shop only a few minutes walk away. We had a post-Covid family birthday get together where the age ranged from 6months to 72years. It was well appointed with all the necessities for cooking and catering for a large family group Tough "dRead moreog-friendly" we didn't make use of that feature. Certainly we would consider recommending it or returning ourselves. Hide

Reviewed by Jason 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Matthew 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Dave 1st April 2022

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Beautiful old house, comfy lounging places, nice dinner table and well stocked kitchen with pans and utensils for cooking. There was also lots of fun places for hide and seek with the kids and the garden caught the sun when it was out. The location was great and it was a quick walk down to Lulworth Cove. We could happily come back here again for anRead moreother week. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 3rd March 2022

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Reviewed by Julie 22nd December 2021

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Best holiday cottage for a very large family or a group of friends, beautifully furnished ,everything you need to relax , great pub with good food nearby and the walks and views are amazing ,once you have been you will want to return .

Reviewed by John 29th October 2021

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A super house in a wonderful location. Perfect for large groups of friends and big families. The local area has some of the best scenery in the UK, great for walking and off-road cycling. The local Pub (Castle Inn) is good for food and drink but gets very busy so book ahead online.

Reviewed by Alison 8th October 2021

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Lovely cottage in great location. Very well-equipped, spacious and comfortable. Delightful raised rear garden.

Reviewed by Amelia 10th September 2021

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Great location for the Cove, Durdle door and Lulworth castle. Layout of the house made if very easy for two families to share.

Reviewed by Jeremy 20th August 2021

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!SELECTED!As above.!ENDOFSELECTED!We left some written feedback. However we had a really good holiday and would return again.

Reviewed by Natalie 23rd July 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay at Churchfield House! The house is beautiful and the location is great about a 10 minute walk to Lulworth Cove and lots of great dog walking. There were 2 separate parties and this house was absolutely ideal. We stayed with 3 children under 6 and found the property catered for us really well. The stairs are a little steepRead more and are between the bedrooms so might be worth bringing a stair gate if your little ones are prone to wondering at night! Hide

Reviewed by Samar 16th July 2021

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We had a wonderful holiday. Excellent location, spacious and accommodates 9 people. Kitchen well equipped but need attention to cleanliness. The house needs proper deep cleaning.

Reviewed by Karen 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Carole 11th June 2021

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This was our second stay at Churchfield House & we loved it! The weather was wonderful this time so we were able to take advantage of the lovely garden. It is a very comfortable & well equipped property in a super location. It was ideal for us with 2 families & 2 dogs. We cant wait to visit again. Thank you!

Reviewed by Crispin 14th May 2021

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Lovely big house well equipped and in a fantastic location. Great for dogs with a nice small enclosed garden. We had a great week - first holiday we had with grandparents for ages. Minor point - beds were all comfortable but single beds were quite creaky. Our second time here and I'm sure we'll be back.

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View of the historic property
Cosy up next to the open fire
Exposed beams in the living area
Beautiful dining area
Fire up the BBQ in those summer months
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Location

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