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Tranquil riverside setting
Sunny terrace set above the river bank
Comfortable lounge overlooking the private enclosed garden and river
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Light and airy lounge with a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden
Curl up with a good book
Spacious open-plan kitchen and dining area
Sit and enjoy your meal in the dining area
Well-equipped country style kitchen
Relax in the king-size bedroom decorated with calming colours
Peaceful twin bedroom with views over the garden
Light and airy bathroom
Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks on the terrace
Looking towards the front of the property
Enclosed garden with pretty flower beds
Take time out for a picnic
Spacious garden for all the family to enjoy
A warm welcome awaits your four legged friends
1 / 18  Tranquil riverside setting
2 / 18  Sunny terrace set above the river bank
3 / 18  Comfortable lounge overlooking the private enclosed garden and river
4 / 18  Relax by the cosy wood burner
5 / 18  Light and airy lounge with a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden
6 / 18  Curl up with a good book
7 / 18  Spacious open-plan kitchen and dining area
8 / 18  Sit and enjoy your meal in the dining area
9 / 18  Well-equipped country style kitchen
10 / 18  Relax in the king-size bedroom decorated with calming colours
11 / 18  Peaceful twin bedroom with views over the garden
12 / 18  Light and airy bathroom
13 / 18  Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks on the terrace
14 / 18  Looking towards the front of the property
15 / 18  Enclosed garden with pretty flower beds
16 / 18  Take time out for a picnic
17 / 18  Spacious garden for all the family to enjoy
18 / 18  A warm welcome awaits your four legged friends

Clockmakers Cottage

Sherborne (6.5mls SW), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Get away from it all and unwind in this tranquil location, surrounded by rolling countryside
  • Spend a summer evening with drinks on the terrace overlooking the River Wriggle
  • Look out for wildlife on the banks of the river and take a walk through the adjacent copse
  • Great for walking and cycling with many routes to explore from your front door
Property code: 53673

A spacious single storey cottage in an idyllic riverside setting. Well placed for touring the surrounding area with a network of walks on the doorstep, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday.

Get away from it all with a stay in this single-storey cottage in an idyllic riverside setting. Set in a tranquil location just 8 miles from historic Sherborne, this is a fantastic choice for walkers, cyclists and wildlife lovers. Sleeping four, the accommodation is cosy and welcoming inside with a warming wood burner, and picturesque outside with a sunny terrace, BBQ and river views.

Rustle up delicious family meals in the spacious country-style kitchen which contains everything you could need and overlooks the garden. Once prepared, enjoy dinners together in the delightful dining area before firing up the wood burner in the lounge and settling in for a cosy evening of films or TV with the family. With extensive windows and a patio door opening onto the garden, this room is a pleasant spot in which to relax all day long. Both bedrooms have been finished in calming neutral tones with pretty soft furnishings to ensure a restful night’s sleep for all. Outside, enjoy summer BBQs on the terrace while four-legged guests make the most of the enclosed lawn garden, bordered by pretty flower beds.

Surrounded by beautiful, unspoilt countryside, quaint villages and welcoming pubs, this pocket of Dorset is a haven for walkers. Positioned on the edge of the pretty village of Chetnole, a popular pub and useful convenience store are just 1 mile from the property. A little further afield, Sherborne is home to a beautiful abbey and fantastic selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Meanwhile, the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site lies just 23 miles to the south, boasting fantastic beaches, quaint towns and villages and of course the breathtaking South West Coast Path.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • Sleeps 4+1 (sofa bed available in the lounge suitable for 1 child on request, additional charge may apply, please call for further information)
  • 1 bathroom with bath, shower bath and WC and 1 separate WC
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included, further available to purchase from the owner
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Utility area with dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV/DVD in lounge and TV in kitchen
  • Selection of books and board games
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • 3 dogs welcome, more by arrangement
  • Off road parking for 1 car outside the property - by arrangement with the owner, additional off road parking available approximately 60 metres away
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Strictly no smoking in the property
  • Beach 14 miles, shop 3 miles, pub within walking distance

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kim 23rd July 2021

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This is a spacious and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. Surrounded by glorious countryside and away from the crowds it ensured a relaxing holiday. That said, it is within easy reach of the coast and lovely places to visit. The wood with zip wire, swings and river made it a hit with the son and the dog! The enclosed garden was perfect foRead morer the four legged one and with them both entertained, it left us time to sit on the terrace overlooking the river with a cold glass of wine. Perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 9th July 2021

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Tranquil and peaceful setting. Lovely hosts. Lots of storage within the accommodation, very homely feeling.Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Diane 11th June 2021

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Everything top class. Very friendly helpful owners. Beautiful location especially for our three dogs.

Reviewed by Steven 28th May 2021

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Clockmaker's is perfect. My only hesitation in reviewing is that it might mean less availability for us to book again. Specifically, the cottage is spacious and in a lovely location. It has all the facilities one could want. Light and airy with a barbecue in summer, fireplace and central heating for winter. There is plenty to do in the area and theRead more hosts provide heaps of DVDs and games for indoor time. The grounds are incredible. River, zip wire, rope swings. And the hosts so welcoming! AMAZING. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 7th May 2021

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This cottage is very well placed if you want a quiet, warm and comfortable place to stay and ideal for touring Dorset. Wonderfully quiet and dark at night with no traffic noise and adequate parking just outside the front door (very useful for loading and unloading the car). Owner James very helpful and always on hand if needed. One of the most comfRead moreortable beds we have had on holidays. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 23rd April 2021

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A gorgeous cottage in an ideal location with everything you need!

Reviewed by Denise 27th October 2020

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A beautiful cottage perfect for the family. We were able to relax in front of the log burner. The location is rural with some lovely walks. If you wish to get into the car there are plenty of places to explore nearby.

Reviewed by Peter 23rd October 2020

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Lovely cottage, very clean & well equipped. Warm & cosy with log burner. Friendly, helpful owners. Would love o come back.

Reviewed by Geraldine 5th October 2020

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Reviewed by Lana 2nd October 2020

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Clock Makers Cottage was perfect. Family friendly, dog friendly & location was great. If it hadnt poured with rain all weekend it would have been excellent but it didnt dampen our stay. The owners who live next door were great too, really welcoming.

Reviewed by Christopher 18th September 2020

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We have been using rented accommodation for our holidays for the last twenty years. The Clockmakers Cottage is by far the best one one we have stayed in.

Reviewed by Jimmy 11th September 2020

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Cottage is perfect, we enjoyed immensely. Location is ideal and the garden including river and wood were idyllic. Our dogs were so happy in the gardens and loved paddling in the shallows. James and Louise accompanied by Zoe their lab were informative, helpful with no bounds and thoroughly endearing. Everyone was so friendly and made our holiday a mRead moreost timely re-rehab. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by malcolm 4th September 2020

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lovely place for complete relaxation.

Reviewed by Jules 14th August 2020

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Lovely, cosy cottage in a peaceful location with charming hosts; James was very welcoming and helpful. Our teenagers enjoyed the zipwire and our dog was very happy in the secure garden. The local pub is a very short 10-minute walk away and the food is great.

Reviewed by Amanda 31st July 2020

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Clockmakers cottage was an absolute treat. It has a well fenced area directly around the house for a dog and a wooded area along the river that is also enclosed. Our 12 year old son was in heaven with the swing over the river and the zip line. The house is comfortable, clean and has a sunny patio for breakfast. The village has a pub and is close toRead more lots of great towns but definitely book early on the pubs in the surrounding area as they book up quickly. Would 100% recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 13th March 2020

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Lovely cottage in great location for walks and relaxing . Sitting in patio in morning was fantastic. James was very helpful when needed

Reviewed by Penny 14th February 2020

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This cottage is a delightful place to stay, within a particularly attractive and peaceful setting by a river. There's a pub in the village, although it was too far for us to walk in an unlit lane at night in winter time. The cottage itself is spacious, warm and very comfortable, with great beds and nice bedlinen, and a real cottage feel to the kitcRead morehen and dining area. Communication with the owners was excellent. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 29th December 2019

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A lovely place to stay and from which to explore the surrounding area. The hosts were also friendly, helpful and available if needed.

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Tranquil riverside setting
Sunny terrace set above the river bank
Comfortable lounge overlooking the private enclosed garden and river
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Light and airy lounge with a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden
Curl up with a good book
Spacious open-plan kitchen and dining area
Sit and enjoy your meal in the dining area
Well-equipped country style kitchen
Relax in the king-size bedroom decorated with calming colours
Peaceful twin bedroom with views over the garden
Show 6 moreLight and airy bathroom

Location

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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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