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Cordwainer's Cottage

Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Historic Grade II listed 18th-century shoemaker’s cottage
  • Perfect location for families to explore the beautiful Dorset countryside and coast
  • Beautiful period features including low beams
  • Cosy wood burner makes this a wonderful spot for a winter break
  • Expansive outdoor spaces including an enclosed front garden and three-level rear garden
  • Lovely village location close to a local shop and pub
Property code: DC040

This beautiful character cob cottage boasts period features paired with contemporary amenities. Enjoying a lovely location in the village of Winfrith Newburgh, this traditional property is ideally situated to enjoy the beauty of the Dorset countryside and coastline.

From the moment you arrive at this picture perfect cottage, you’ll feel as if you’ve gone back to a simpler time with a more relaxed pace of life. This 18th century Grade II listed building is built from stone and brick and is at the centre of a row of three properties on a village street, boasting an enclosed front garden. Having once belonged to a shoemaker, this character cottage offers some beautiful period features including low ceilings and beams. All furnishings are of the highest standard, and with central heating throughout, guests can be sure of a cosy welcome even during the winter months. The property is under half a mile from the local pub and 100 yards from the village shop. With the county town of Dorchester just 9 miles away and beautiful Lulworth with its famous castle and cove within a 3-mile drive, the cottage is ideally located for the perfect Dorset holiday.

The welcoming entrance hall has ample space for boots and coats, opening into a beamed dining/sitting room. This lovely space cleverly blends old and new with traditional window seats and an Inglenook fireplace with original bread oven and wood burner, and cutting-edge equipment, including a Smart TV and iPod dock. The ground floor also features a kitchen with a tiled floor, Butler sink, oak worktops and a dishwasher, and a bathroom with a traditional roll-top bath. Please note, there are low beams and doorways on the ground floor. Head up the winding, cottage-style stairs and you’ll discover two comfortable bedrooms with low eaves, therefore reduced head height. One is a twin while the other is a 5-foot double with its own en-suite shower room.

Outside to the rear, guests can enjoy a well-kept typical country cottage garden, which is divided into three levels comprising paved paths, a pergola, terraces and a grassed lawn, all overlooking open fields. This is a wonderful spot to relax on a sunny day and enjoy the gorgeous rural setting. A front garden is enclosed by a flint wall. There is also a garage with sufficient space to park one small car.

  • 2 upstairs bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - family bathroom downstairs with roll-top bath and an en-suite shower room upstairs
  • The kitchen includes a cooker, refrigerator, microwave, washing machine and freezer
  • Central heating
  • Woodburner (logs provided October - end of April – kindling and firelighters are not provided)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Smart TV
  • Garage parking suitable for 1 small car
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop 100 yards, pub 0.25 miles
  • Children over the age of 5 years old welcome

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr G Huxford 19th November 2018

The cottage was perfect for what we wanted and we found it was in really good condition. There was ample space downstairs and the upstairs was very comfortable. Location wise it was perfect for quick access to Lulworth and the coast and not far to explore more of the Isle of Purbeck.

Reviewed by Mr T Everett 20th October 2018

Generally satisfactory, but some niggles. We could find no way of getting two of the sets of wall lights in the siting-room to work; there was no extract fan in the ensuite - but the window had been jammed open; the internet was slow and intermittent; the Dyson vacuum cleaner had its chamber rammed full and was blocked. The kitchen was well equipRead moreped - even had sharp knives and a steel - but the garlic crusher had been broken. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs L Clark 29th September 2018

The cottage was absolutely lovely, set in a small village with a shop and walkable pub. It was clean, well presented and very well equipped. There was garden furniture and garage parking for a smaller sized car.

Reviewed by Mr A Hosking 16th September 2018

Beautiful old cottage which was very clean and comfortable. Ideal location for exploring Purbeck region and very close to Lulworth Cove.

Reviewed by Mr G Douglass 31st August 2018

Clean, comfortable, spacious with a well equipped kitchen. Some chairs in the bedrooms would have been nice, and a few more pictures on the walls to make it feel a bit more homely, but these are very minor quibbles about a very nice cottage that we were very happy to stay in. One other thought, a bit of information about the history of the cottage Read morewould have been nice. Given it's age, and the fantastic fireplace, there are obviously stories to be told. Hide

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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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