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Beautiful fairy-tale cottage
Cosy living room with exposed beams
Snuggle up on those wintery evenings infront of the woodburner
Brilliant family room
Why not have a family games night
Plan your days adventures
Be sure to cook your family a beautiful meal
Large well equipped kitchen
A perfect place to prepare culinary masterpieces
Keen cooks will be in their element
Stylish and modern family bathroom
Impressive double bedroom
A good nights sleep assured
Second double bedroom with further exposed beams
Fantastic modern shower room with WC
Cosy single bedroom with original curved walls
Take a seat in the dormer window
Dine outside in the enclosed garden
Perfect spot for families to enjoy a drink and a meal
A beautiful spot to relax
1 / 20  Beautiful fairy-tale cottage
2 / 20  Cosy living room with exposed beams
3 / 20  Snuggle up on those wintery evenings infront of the woodburner
4 / 20  Brilliant family room
5 / 20  Why not have a family games night
6 / 20  Plan your days adventures
7 / 20  Be sure to cook your family a beautiful meal
8 / 20  Large well equipped kitchen
9 / 20  A perfect place to prepare culinary masterpieces
10 / 20  Keen cooks will be in their element
11 / 20  Stylish and modern family bathroom
12 / 20  Impressive double bedroom
13 / 20  A good nights sleep assured
14 / 20  Second double bedroom with further exposed beams
15 / 20  Fantastic modern shower room with WC
16 / 20  Cosy single bedroom with original curved walls
17 / 20  Take a seat in the dormer window
18 / 20  Dine outside in the enclosed garden
19 / 20  Perfect spot for families to enjoy a drink and a meal
20 / 20  A beautiful spot to relax

Cuckoo Nod

Coombe Keynes, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Thatched
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Fairy-tale thatched cottage, in a peaceful village location, giving a stylish blend of traditional and modern with bright attractive interior décor,
  • Great family accommodation sleeping five with a spacious south-facing garden
  • Ideal for walkers and cyclists with footpaths on the doorstep and not far from the South West Coast path just the perfect base to explore Dorset
Property code: DC043

A charming getaway in the country, this Grade II listed thatched cottage has roots dating back to the 17th century and is bursting with period charm and modern luxuries.

Down a quiet lane in the peaceful hamlet of Coombe Keynes, this picturesque thatched cottage sits surrounded by Purbeck countryside. Characterful and spacious with a large, sunny garden, it’s perfect for families. Situated less than 3 miles from the sea, and close to many local attractions, enjoy fun-filled days amid the calming sanctuary of this homely cottage.

This 17th century, Grade II listed cottage has been lovingly restored. Open the front door, complete with a portcullis window, and step down into the porch. Kick off your boots, hang up your coats and enter the hub of the house. Downstairs is bright and welcoming with beautiful wooden floors throughout. A cosy window seat makes a lovely perch in the central dining area, with plenty of books and games to choose from. Cuddling up together in the cosy sitting room with the wood burner lit makes family time extra special. The kitchen is off the dining area, with four steps leading up and reveals an Aga - the perfect spot for drying out wet wellies – while a downstairs bathroom, with a shower over the bath, is off the kitchen. The upstairs comprises of two double bedrooms, one single with charming beams that are low in places, and a contemporary shower room. This cottage naturally leads you to the south-facing tiered garden with a patio area and steps to a large lawn. Watch out for the step outside the bathroom too. There is parking for one car.

Further afield, find fossils on the famous Jurassic Coast, see the white pebbles of Lulworth Cove (3.5 miles) and take in the fabulously magical Durdle Door (4 miles). The National Trust’s Corfe Castle (10 miles) runs family activities or you could take your own little monkeys to the Ape Rescue Centre, Monkey World (4 miles) in Wool.

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 5ft double, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 downstairs with bath with shower overhead; 1 upstairs with walk-in shower
  • 1 dog or 2 by request. Dogs to stay down stairs
  • Utility room with washing machine and drier
  • Central heating
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • Smart TV with Netflix, DVD, Hi-Fi
  • DVDs and CDs provided
  • Wi-Fi available (email and web browsing only)
  • Aga available in winter
  • Dishwasher, fridge, freezer, double oven, electric hob, microwave, toaster, kettle
  • Garden with seating
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, additional parking on village street
  • Additional street parking
  • Shop within 1.5 miles, pub within 1.5 miles

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 9th July 2021

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A fantastic cottage in a superb location. The garden is beautifully kept and the cottage is in peach perfect condition. I cannot recommend this enough we will definitely be staying at Cuckoo Nod again.

Reviewed by Alan 25th June 2021

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Look no further for a quiet and relaxing break with tourist hot spots not far away. Very pleasant garden too

Reviewed by Stuart 18th June 2021

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This is a fantastic cottage in a great location. Our family of four adults and a dog spent a great week here and there was plenty of countryside, National Trust places and other attractions to keep us busy. Be aware of the army firing ranges and that some roads and footpaths may be closed - you can find details on the website at the bottom of this Read morereview. https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/countryside-coast-parks/beaches-and-coast/the-lulworth-ranges-and-tyneham-village.aspx Hide

Reviewed by Sara 28th May 2021

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a little piece of heaven, we could happily have moved in! set in the most charming hamlet a beautiful cottage with everything you could wish for in it. a beautiful garden to relax in and so peaceful. had a lovely week with our two boys. an excellent location to explore dorset from. easily one of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in.

Reviewed by Hannah 14th May 2021

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We had a wonderful stay at Cuckoo Nod. Its a gorgeous cottage - spotlessly clean and very well appointed. Everything we needed was there and it was really comfortable. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Eve 7th May 2021

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The cottage is absolutely fantastic. The location is beautiful and so close to so many things. The cottage was incredibly equipped with everything you could possibly need. It was clean, cosy, warm and so very welcoming. There is nothing we could fault. We wish we could stay forever! The dog didnt want to leave either!

Reviewed by Shirley 23rd April 2021

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The cottage is located in a friendly and quaint village. The cottage is very spacious and has everything you could possibly need. The garden is amazing, enclosed, large, full of character and south facing with a couple of patio areas so you can have the sun from dawn to dusk. As in much of Dorset phone signal and wifi are weak.

Reviewed by Alan 23rd October 2020

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It was like home from home! A lovely very well equipped cottage with everything that you need at hand. Plenty of space, lots of little comforts and nice an warm. We would most definitely come again. Thank you.

Reviewed by Denise 12th October 2020

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A lovely few days away in a very well equipped cottage in a lovely quiet location. Spotlessly clean which is particularly important during these times. Would love to return in the summer to take advantage of the beautiful garden. All in all, a great break.

Reviewed by maureen 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Michael 18th September 2020

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Peace and quiet guaranteed in this beautiful, well appointed cottage. Comfort and convenience of the highest standard throughout. Pretty little village only 5 minutes drive from the shops and pubs in Wool. Wareham, Swanage and Dorchester radu drive away. Highly recommended. Had a wonderful holiday.

Reviewed by Diane 11th September 2020

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The cottage was picture postcard in a very pretty village, well located for day trips and lovely walks. It was very well equipped with quality products, very comfortable and beautifully decorated. The garden was enclosed and our Cockapoo loved exploring all the nooks and crannies. We loved it. Note - there was occasional noise from the army range.

Reviewed by Shirley 28th August 2020

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Great cottage for me and my Cocker Spaniel, enclosed garden very nice , excellent all round , decor etc , super shower - not the slow powered ones!!! Hoping to return in the near future for sure.. Shirley & Anna

Reviewed by Susan 21st August 2020

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Quiet location, dog friendly and child friendly garden. The property is spacious, modern, clean and well equipped.

Reviewed by Glenise 24th July 2020

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Cuckoo Nod is a beautiful cottage in a very quiet hamlet within easy reach of all the beaches and places to visit. it is very well equipped, comfortable and very tastefully furnished. I really cannot fault it in any way. The garden is quite large with sunny spots for eating and drinking outside and lots of shade too if needed. We found the little sRead morehop in Wool very useful. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 27th February 2020

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Wow what a beautiful cottage had everything you needed and is so tastefully decked out and spotless.The garden is fab and location is fantastic . So nice a quit was very sad to leave.

Reviewed by Roddy 14th February 2020

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What an amazing cottage. It had everything that you could possibly have needed . Well equipped with the best of everything. Wonderful complimentary hamper on arrival. Everything was perfect

Reviewed by Dan 25th January 2020

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Reviewed by sharon 15th January 2020

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Fabulous cottage, everything was as we hoped from the description. It's in a really quiet location, ideal for getting away from it all, coastal and country walks and spending time cooking in evenings was a pleasure too.

Reviewed by Lucy 27th December 2019

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One of the best cottages we have stayed in - very comfortable, beautifully furnished, clean, cosy and great location for Wareham, walking and the coast! We had a wonderful stay!

Reviewed by Angela 23rd December 2019

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Beautiful spacious cottage in a quiet hamlet. Limited parking if you have more than one car.

Reviewed by Helen 26th October 2019

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Cuckoo Nod cottage was everything you could possibly want from a home in the country. It was beautifully decorated and set in a peaceful location. Lulworth cove was just a five minute drive away so it had the best of both worlds sea and country. We enjoyed every minute and couldnt help but relax throughout our stay, fabulous!

Reviewed by Julie 7th October 2019

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The property was wonderful and we could have stayed forever. Loads of things to do locally. Very comfortable bed and the cottage was very well stocked with everything we needed.

Reviewed by Deborah 27th September 2019

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From the moment we arrived, we felt at home. Everything has been thought of and Carter's Barn is an instantly relaxing place to spend time. It's location is brilliant as well with so many local attractions within easy travelling.

Reviewed by Rebecca 20th September 2019

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A very well equipped cottage, with everything you could need. Situated in a very peaceful location, with easy access to lots of lovely locations and tourist attractions. The garden was safe and secure for the dogs and plenty of nearby country walks.

Reviewed by J 6th September 2019

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Fabulous cottage and garden. Very well equipped, modern and comfortable. Coombe Keynes is a lovely little hamlet but a little isolated. However the nearest shops and pubs are only a 2 minute drive away in Wool.

Reviewed by Helen 30th August 2019

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We found Cuckoo Nod such lovely place to stay, really spacious but with the cosy homely feel you want from a cottage. The garden is charming, great for enjoying a glass of wine on an evening or enjoying breakfast/dinner outdoors .... our pooch loved dashing about and exploring it too!! We loved the location, so many places were only a short car jouRead morerney away and the walks from the cottage to Lulworth Castle and the Cove were fantastic!! Hide

Reviewed by S 2nd August 2019

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Gorgeous property in rural village. Nearest shop and pub about 5 mins drive . Village in middle of nowhere so will need car. Cottage furnished to higher standard and has everything you would need. Mobile service non existent but WiFi in cottage. Perfect for a quiet family holiday.

Reviewed by L 26th July 2019

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Cuckoo Nod is situated in an idyllic village that is quiet and peaceful. It has everything in the cottage that you could need even down to boxes for picnics. There are so many walks that can be done from the property and wider afield. Lots of beautiful coast within a short drive. Definitely a property worth visiting

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Beautiful fairy-tale cottage
Cosy living room with exposed beams
Snuggle up on those wintery evenings infront of the woodburner
Brilliant family room
Why not have a family games night
Plan your days adventures
Be sure to cook your family a beautiful meal
Large well equipped kitchen
A perfect place to prepare culinary masterpieces
Keen cooks will be in their element
Stylish and modern family bathroom
Show 8 moreImpressive double bedroom

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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