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Cuckoo Nod

Coombe Keynes, Dorset
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
  • Great family accommodation sleeping five
  • Bright, attractive interiors
  • Stylish blend of traditional and modern
  • Spacious south-facing garden
  • Peaceful village location
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.

Surrounded by a patchwork of green fields in the quaint hamlet of Coombe Keynes, this property enjoys an abundance of country walks nearby. Fit for two legs and four, you can spend hours amongst the sprawling countryside, clearing the mind and breathing in revitalising air. Heading slightly further away, a visit to the iconic Lulworth Cove (3.5 miles) is a must, whether it’s just a quick trip or a whole day. Likewise, Lulworth Castle is only 2.5 miles away and a treat for all the family. For great food, East Knighton is 3.5 miles away and is served by a number of eateries.

Stepping in through the front door you can leave your boots in the shoe rack and venture in. Immediately inviting, the first room you come to is the diner. Sporting plenty of original features like the exposed beams and inglenook fireplace, the owners have cleverly adapted the space to achieve a modern feel whilst remaining authentic. To the right of the diner is the lounge. A sure to be favourite amongst your whole clan, this spacious area has plenty of seating, including two sofas and an armchair, and oozes charm. Complete with a wood burner and logs set within another inglenook fireplace, as well as TV/DVD, Hi-Fi and plenty of thoughtful details, it is a perfect family space. Accessed via a few steps up, the kitchen is also found on the ground floor. Here a large room houses all the appliances and utensils you could need for your culinary masterpieces, including fridge, double oven, hob, microwave and even a dishwasher. There is also a dining table, ideal for enjoying breakfasts over a pot of tea or a jug of freshly squeezed orange juice. From the kitchen, there are two doors. The first leads to a family bathroom (with bath with shower overhead, heated towel rail and WC) and a door to the garden via steps down. The second door leads to a utility room where there is a washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as another door to the garden. Upstairs, three gorgeous bedrooms (each with reduced head height in the eaves) await, featuring a double, a 5ft double and one single. The property’s second bathroom is upstairs too, equipped with a walk-in shower, heated towel rail and WC.

Outside, a large landscaped garden is a truly tranquil haven, especially on summer days. A south-facing suntrap, the garden is split over different levels and linked by steps and paved paths. Sit back on the patio and drink in the sunshine nestled into the outdoor seating or stretch out on the grass with a book as the kids play. For somewhere to park, there is dedicated parking for one car as well as street parking.

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 welcome
  • 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

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs V Sirdeshpande 27th April 2019

A very quaint cottage in an even quainter location. The games and books left for children were an excellent idea. The quality of the finishes to the cottage were impeccable and there was everything you could need to hand. Our children loved exploring the sun trap of a garden searching for eggs on their Easter egg hunt. Parking was easy.

Reviewed by Mr C Beckwith 30th March 2019

The cottage was perfect for our needs. It sleeps five and has more than enough 'living'space for this. Kitchen equipment was excellent. The only possible downside was location. The cottage is positioned in a hamlet approx 1.5miles from the nearest village (Wool), which had limited facilities. Meals out, etc required the car, although the balance toRead more this isthat the cottage is situated in a quiet countryside location with little or no noise. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs J Edmonds 28th February 2019

We stayed at Cuckoo Nod during February half term, with our teenage children and cocker spaniel. Helped enormously by the unusually balmy February weather! We absolutely this cottage. My daughters first question is why are we staying somewhere thats nicer than our house! We took our dog for the first time since getting him, and all absolutely loveRead mored the comfort and peace. I think we only saw three cars during our holiday, would thoroughly recommend this cottage to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. There are more walks then we could manage within a week, and we spent many hours at Lulworth Cove which we all fell in love with. Cuckoo Nod is so well equipped, with everything you could need. We couldnt recommend it more highly Hide

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Location

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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